News, Updates & Other Good Stuff

20
Mar
0

Launch: 4 More White Label Music Search Sites

4 More White Label Sites Went Up in the Last Month

4 white label sites launched in the last month, we've got 5 more in production right now for March launches, and the platform continues to grow rapidly. We're excited to see that we're working with libraries and catalogs of all shapes and sizes. We've got boutique shops with less than 500 songs all the way to libraries with over 300,000 songs up and cranking on the platform. The great part about our SourceAudio is that we can scale infinitely and we offer a level of customization that makes each site perfect for each one of our clients. Our clients have a lot of great ideas and new product requests and as we build out and launch these new features (yes, we listen to our clients very closely and we build what they need) they automatically become available to everyone.

We're very excited to say that we've got some major announcements to share by mid-April. Online licensing and user uploads will both be available on the platform and we have hundreds of thousands of tracks and some exciting new clients to announce. More news on that stuff very soon.

Congrats to Mangoreel, Underground Music, Sonic Librarian, and Songs to Your Eyes for their recent music licensing search and distribution site launches!

28
Jan
0

Online Licensing Coming Soon!

The new "License Now" and "$0.99 Downloads" interface

We are extremely happy to announce the target launch date of two awesome new features: real-time online licensing and $0.99 downloads. We're hard at work integrating our secure e-commerce platform and are in fact ready to perform all relevant credit card transactions, in real time, as we speak. Here's what clients can expect from each of these new revenue-generating features:

License Now - The "License Now" button will appear on song detail pages. The music rep has full control over which songs are available for online licensing and which are not. For those songs that aren't available, we'll simply hide the "License Now" button. We're also building a powerful administration tool that allows music reps to create and apply rate cards to one or more songs at a time - something we know we've nailed and are very excited to share. If a licensor is hesitant to pay the listed price for a license but doesn't want to give up on it, they can use the "Make an offer" tool we're integrating into online licensing. When you finish these great features up with our license & invoice PDF-generator, you've got our end-to-end online licensing product that's going to change the way many people conduct business in the space. We can't wait.

$0.99 Downloads - We know editors, music supervisors, and media creators need to download mp3's to try them out in their project. We also know that most are accustomed to paying $0.99 at iTunes and other consumer music outlets to get their hands on the song they need. So, for those catalog owners/rights holders who would like to monetize the deep library of content they have on the SourceAudio platform, they can simply enable the new $0.99 download feature that will launch alongside online licensing. Every time a song gets downloaded the music rep gets paid.

One last thing: our fees are going to be ridiculously low for all of this. Stay tuned for more information on that front as we get closer to launch!

12
Jan
0

New Feature Release: The Admin Panel and Dashboard

SourceAudio Admin Panel

Stats Reporting in the Admin Panel

We are excited to announce one of the biggest advancements to the platform since the day we began - the Admin panel and Dashboard. This new section of the site gives music reps ultimate control over which users have access to their site, who is playing their music, who is downloading, and what types of music users are searching for. They can also see detailed charts and reports that let them know what songs are being played the most, what's being downloaded most often, who has been sent songs or track bundles, who opened and played these songs and bundles, and a lot more. Not only is this new section of the site a big step forward for SourceAudio but it's also a leap forward for digital music licensing and distribution overall. We've brought legitimate business intelligence tools to the music licensing industry. Here's a quick rundown of all that's included:

In the Dashboard

  • Easily find the songs you've recently played, requested to download, and received via our sending tool in your "Activity Overview" section
  • All projects and songs that have been sent to you are stored in your "Received" section
  • All projects and songs that you have sent to others are stored in your "Sent" section
  • Store and retrieve all download bundles that have been sent to you in your "Download Status" section
  • Quickly find the songs you've recently played and downloaded in your "History" section
  • Customize the automatic email messages that get sent to your clients when you send them track bundles in your "Mail Format" section - send your users a custom email, written by you, that lets them know when and why the've been sent a bunch of new tracks

In the Admin Panel

  • View, approve and deny all new site registration & download requests in your "User Requests" section
  • Promote tracks, albums, artists and labels on your site in the "Feature" section
  • Create, edit, remove and set access permissions for users in the "Manage Users" section
  • Update the metadata on 1 song or 25,000+ songs all at once through our rules tool in the "Manage Metadata" section
  • View detailed reporting on music playback, downloads, user activity and search trends in the "View Statistics" section
  • Customize your site's layout and interface through the tools in the "Edit Site Settings" section

We told you there was some pretty awesome stuff in here. Stay tuned for more news and updates!

11
Jan
0

Launch: Manhattan Music

Manhattan Music

Manhattan Music Launches with 24,295 Tracks

With almost 25,000 tracks, Manhattan Music launches the newest music licensing site on the SourceAudio platform. Their catalog consists of 7 labels and over 450 albums from 7,000+ artists. Dig into their music to see all they have to offer and listen out for their songs in a television show, movie, trailer or other major production coming to you soon.

21
Dec
0

3 Launches: Tone Row, Datolite Records, and Winogradsky/Sobel

Three more production music libraries have launched on the platform this month. That brings us to 17 partner libraries and over 200,000 songs on the platform this year. Pretty exciting. With many more partner sites in the queue and exciting features set to launch soon (like real-time online music licensing) we're really looking forward to a big 2011. Take a second to check out the music from our friends at Tone Row, Datolite Records, and Winogradsky/Sobel Global Media Solutions.

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