News, Updates & Other Good Stuff

25
Jun
0

New: Distribute to All DSPs at No Additional Cost

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» Make More Money With Your Music

We are excited to announce our newest initiative that will give Source Audio publishers the ability to distribute their music to all the major digital retail, streaming and internet radio sites!  In partnership with DashGo, the leader in DSP distribution for production music, you will now have the opportunity to earn additional revenue from your catalog.  DashGo has years of experience in creating commercial releases from production music libraries and well-known indie labels with a specific focus on positioning and marketing tracks within the DSP's. This program has zero set-up fees and no annual subscription fees, so there is no risk, just the potential for earning more revenue from your music.

» How Do I Get Started?

Get started immediately by following these simple steps:

  1. Review and digitally sign the new agreement located in the Programs and Opportunities section of your Admin Panel.
  2. Select the tracks and albums on your SA site that you'd like to submit (non-exclusive and sub-published tracks not eligible).
  3. Your tracks are compiled and reviewed by DashGo and then directly submitted to the DSPs.

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10
Apr
0

Introducing SourceAudio Detect at NAB

 

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» You're Invited...Come See Us at NAB!

Come see us in our official NAB Exhibitor Suite at the Wynn where we'll be giving demos of our newest product that will soon change broadcast monitoring as we know it: SourceAudio Detect. With SourceAudio's massive music hosting & distribution platform plus Digimarc's proprietary and industry-leading watermarking & encoding technology, we are months away from launching our new monitoring network that will provide you with accurate, instant broadcast performance reporting on programs, commercials, promos, and trailers.

» How Does SourceAudio Detect Work?

SourceAudio has partnered with Digimarc to introduce the first watermarking and monitoring network that can identify programs of all kinds and durations across 150+ national broadcast & cable channels and 100+ local broadcast stations in the Top 10 Neilsen DMAs. Here are just a few of the highlights and what you can expect from SourceAudio Detect:

  • Reporting on all broadcasts -- programs, commercials, promos, and trailers
  • The most accurate detections in as little as 1 second
  • MP3, WAV, and AIFF supported
  • Trustworthy, accurate detection of specific track titles & ownership
  • Incredibly robust & uniquely identifiable
  • Elimination of false positive detections
  • Secure, fast, global CDN delivery
  • Survives file conversions and the heaviest of mixes
  • Extremely cost efficient

» Learn More Below & We'll See You at The Wynn!

Visit our newly updated website to learn more about what SourceAudio Detect can do for you. Follow the link below to schedule a demo with one of our team members and apply to be part of our free 6 month beta period!

SourceAudio Detect

 

10
Mar
0

The Future of File Delivery is Here…And It’s Free.

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» SourceAudio-to-SourceAudio Agent, Partner & Sub-Publisher Delivery

We are proud to announce the release of our newest feature that is going to save everyone on our platform a significant amount of time, effort and money when it comes to delivering music and metadata updates to agents, partners, and sub-publishers. Introducing the new SourceAudio Agent Delivery Tool, a standard feature now available within every SourceAudio site.

No more paying for each partner/sub-pub, no more paying for each of your partner's setups, and no more paying for file transfer. With this new tool you can quickly and easily send your music and metadata -- from your entire catalog or just individual release updates -- to any partner on SourceAudio, for free. We still support the delivery of formatted music & metadata to any third party system for $249/TB of transfer, but with this new tool you could soon be delivering all of your new music updates 100% for free!

» How Does it Work?

Using our new free file delivery tool couldn't be simpler. Here's how it works:

1. Host your music and metadata on SourceAudio. Full-featured hosting plans begin at $29/mo. Limited-use agent delivery sites are FREE. If you're already hosting your catalog on SourceAudio then you're ready to start delivering for free today!

2. Contact any SourceAudio representative to let us know which SourceAudio site/partner you'd like to connect with. We will make the connection between your two sites and you'll be set to start delivering files.

3. Visit your new "SourceAudio Agents" tab within the File Delivery section of your Admin panel. Select the partner/agent/sub-pub you want to deliver your music to, then select from a list of your recent album releases or entire catalogs and labels to send selected music and metadata to your connected partner. Once sent, your connected partner will receive an email notification letting them know that you've pushed new files to them. The recipient then goes to the new import tab on the upload section of their site to import your music and manage the metadata. Just like any other time you've delivered files via SourceAudio, your SourceAudio-to-SourceAudio deliveries are stored in your Delivery History tab so you can see which files you've sent to each of your partners and when you sent them.

» Refer a New Agent/Partner and Each of You Get an Extra Month of Hosting for FREE!

We just launched our 500th site on the platform last month so chances are your agents and partners might already be using our platform as we speak -- and you can deliver files immediately to any of them for free. If you have other Agents and Sub-Publishers who aren't yet on SourceAudio just send them our way and once they get past their free 30-day trial you'll each get an extra month of our regular hosting service for free! There's no limit on the number of new referrals you pass our way and we'll give you a free month for each and every one.

So go ahead, deliver away!

30
Jan
0

What’s New: Hunter Williams Joins SourceAudio, New Features, NAB 2015, and More!

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» SourceAudio Welcomes Hunter Williams to Our Team

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We are incredibly excited to announce Hunter Williams as the newest addition to our management team. As many of you already know, Hunter is a very respected and distinguished professional in the music industry with 20 years of experience in management and executive roles at a leading music rights organization (SESAC). He is also currently the Executive Director of the Production Music Association.

Hunter will be our leading force behind several exciting new initiatives we will be announcing this year. His masterful understanding of copyright & asset management, the PRO space, and his vision of the current landscape, opportunities, issues and new solutions that can be realized through technology make him an absolutely perfect fit for our team. Please welcome Hunter to SourceAudio the next time you see him and feel free to contact him anytime at hunter@sourceaudio.com.

» NAB 2015 -- Make Sure You Come See Us at The Wynn!

SourceAudio will be exhibiting again this year at NAB, this time we won't be on the show floor but we'll be in one of the official NAB exhibitor suites at The Wynn! We will be hosting a variety of fun sessions, cocktail hours and much more in the suite so be sure to come by and see Dan, Geoff, Andrew and Hunter while you're in Vegas!

» New Feature Updates & Enhancements

Album Genre Filters: You can now assign genres to albums making filtering albums by genre a new standard feature on your site! Assigning album genres works just like any other metadata field - by editing the album on the site or by using a spreadsheet - and once your albums have assigned genres the new genre filters will instantly appear on your album list page.

We also helped you get started with your album genres! If your albums contained all tracks from the same genre then we already applied that genre to your album as well so there's no work to do on your end. Your album genre filters should be live and working right now!

The New Genre Page: We recently added a new standard page to all sites -- the Genre browsing page. To preview this page simply go to your site and replace the end of the URL after the last "/" with "#!genres" so that it looks like this: yoursite.sourceaudio.com/#!genres . To enable your new Genres page just visit the Tabs tool in your Admin Panel. You'll see it as a new standard tab that can be added just like tracks, albums, catalogs, labels, artists and composers.

The new genre page simply pulls in all of your site's genres and displays them in alphabetical order. Give it a shot!

File Delivery Tool Enhancements: We further improved the speed of our new file delivery tool and we added several new delivery agent/partner "presets" including Soundminer, Soundmouse and many more. If you haven't tried out our fully-integrated, low-cost file delivery tool that allows you to send formatted music and metadata to any of your agents/partners, you should give it a shot! The first 100GB of transfer are free!

» New Licensing Opportunities - Red Fuse/Colgate

Red Fuse, Colgate's dedicated agency within the WPP family, is in need of temp animatics for over 1 hundred projects this year. These temp spots will be for internal use only but there's always a good chance for some temp love! Check out the full details of this new opportunity in the Programs and Opportunities section of your Admin Panel and if it sounds like a good fit for you, opt-in and sign the agreement digitally on your site to enroll!

We have some big announcements coming in 2015 that we can't wait to tell you about. Stay tuned!

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29
Oct
0

Catalog Mangement & Administration Features Part 1: Interested Party Tools

 

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» Interested Parties - Managing Your Interested Party Metadata for Easier Catalog Management, Royalty Accounting and Administration

We have embarked upon the next evolution of the SourceAudio platform that will help you manage your creative rights administration business far more easily, affordably and effectively -- with much less time and money spent duplicating efforts across multiple systems -- than ever before. We know you pour a great amount of effort and detail into maintaining multiple systems to ensure your royalties and splits are tracked & managed so that your PRO payments can be distributed and reported as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our next goal as a platform is to make your catalog management and administration business easier on you, more efficient, and more powerful than it's ever been before.

» The New Interested Parties Tool

Up to this point on SourceAudio you've enjoyed total flexibility in displaying/managing your creative rights splits and metadata. For example, many of you use one field called "Publisher" and you include all splits within that field that probably look something like this: "Andrew Harding (ASCAP) 50% / Dan Korobkin (ASCAP) 50%". This data format helpful for quick reference and for looking up splits but it could be much more powerful by being organized in a way that allows it to better interact with external reports and systems (think cue sheet tools, file delivery, and PRO statements).

The new Interested Party Management Tool allows you to create and define each person/party on your site one time, and quickly assign them to your songs/recordings one-at-a-time or in large batches all at once. With this new tool you can create Writers & Publishers and store the following data for each of these types of parties:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Affiliation
  • Affiliation ID
  • IPI #
  • Company
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Address
  • SSN/EIN
  • Notes (think CRM here, we're extending this tool for leads, customers etc. in the future)

Using the New Admin Panel Tool

To create and edit individual Interested Parties, visit your new "Interested Parties Tool" located in your main Admin Panel menu on the left. Create a new party on the right and manage/edit existing parties on the left. Like your metadata, we also support batch spreadsheet imports of Interested Parties now too! To use the new Interested Party import tool, first export a sample spreadsheet of your existing Interested Parties at the bottom of this new tool to see the format and fields we recommend you use. It's still very flexible and you can add as many parties as you'd like to add all at once.

Editing Individual Tracks Inline

Interested Parties can also be added and edited on individual track detail pages. To edit your Publisher or Writer splits on a track detail page go into Secure/Edit mode just like you would to edit any field. Then, click the edit icon next to one of the new 'Standard' fields called "Publishers" or "Writers". Once you're editing your Writers or Publishers inline you'll see a new interaction appear that allows you to assign an existing Interested Party, create a new one, and assign the appropriate % splits for each party. See this screenshot below for a quick look at how it works.

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» We Made the Transition to this New Format Nice and Easy On You

Many of you had your Writers splits in your Composer field or in a custom field called "Writers". For Publishing splits, many of you had this data in your "Publisher" field or another custom field that you created. We retained all of this metadata 100% for you in your existing fields but we also ran some scripts to parse out Last Names, First Names, and related splits for the writers and publishers you had in your metadata (including PRO affiliations etc. when available) and placed them nicely into your new Writers and Publishers fields. For those of you who had metadata to move to these new fields you will see that you now have many Interested Parties already created in your new Interested Parties tool. You'll also see your new "Writers" and "Publishers" fields now contain the relevant data you previously had available in its legacy format on your site. We didn't remove anything from your site - if you had data in your Composer, Publisher (renamed to "Publishing" now), or a custom field that contained this data it's still there. Feel free to delete, keep or hide it - it's totally your call!

One important note: Because the previous versions of Writer and Publisher share data varied in format from site to site, we did the best we could to make sure it was parsed and put into the right place in the new Interested Parties fields. So, we hid these new fields for you so that you can have a look to see how the parsing turned out on your site. If you need to make any edits or do any clean up just go to your Interested Parties tool in the Admin Panel and edit each one right there. Save them once and they update site-wide. When you're ready to display these new fields (or if you want to display them at all) just un-hide them in your fields tool in the Admin Panel where you control the visibility of every metadata field on your site.

» This is Part 1 of Our Catalog Management & Administration Tools -- What's Next?

These new Interested Parties capabilities set the stage for the next phase of our new suite of catalog management and royalty administration tools coming very soon. Here's what you can expect to see next as we continue making progress on this empowering and time and money-saving suite of tools for you!

  • Works administration and management tools
  • Contract administration and management tools
  • License administration and management tools
  • PRO statement import tools for fast accounting administration and reporting
  • Full CRM capabilities with notes, tasks, reminders and more

More to come very soon...onward and upward!

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