News, Updates & Other Good Stuff

7
Feb
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Check Out a Variety of Tutorial & Walkthrough Videos Now Available on Our YouTube Channel

Visit Our New YouTube Channel!

Visit Our New YouTube Channel!

A Great New Resource For You and Your Clients

Ever wish you had a series of videos you could send to your clients to help them quickly familiarize themselves with your music hosting and distribution site? Well now you can! Jarrett put in a lot of extra work to knock out the first handful of feature-specific tutorial videos you can find on our new YouTube channel. From basic site features to the most advanced admin tool settings and configurations, your team members and clients can now watch and learn how to use the platform faster than ever before. We started out with the most commonly used features and we'll continue to add more and more over time. Check out the following video tutorials right now:

  • Navigating your site - basic layout and organization
  • Keyword search and filtering
  • SonicSearch: find music with music
  • Creating and retrieving saved searches
  • Downloading files
  • Creating and organizing playlists
  • Creating and exporting cue sheets
  • Setting up and using Music Access Profiles

Again, this is just our first pass at what will eventually be a deep library of feature-specific tutorials so if you don't see a specific tutorial today that you think should be there, chances are high that it's coming very soon.

So go for it, check out the new YouTube channel right here!

http://www.youtube.com/user/sourceaudiocloud/videos

 

29
Jan
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Assist Young Filmmakers & License Your Music

License Your Music to Students at AFI

License Your Music to Students at AFI

The American Film Institute Music Licensing Program

AFI is America's promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts.

AFI offers a two-year program to aspiring filmmakers and each student is required to produce 2 films - one for each year - during their time at AFI. The first-year film is for internal distribution only. Second-year students produce a graduate film that can be distributed to film festivals and a variety of short-film focused digital platforms.

This SourceAudio music licensing program allows libraries to license music on a per-synch basis to students making both first and second-year films. Please visit your Programs and Opportunities section in your Admin Panel to learn more about the program, it's details, and licensing terms. If you'd like to help students enhance the production value of their projects while also earning some revenue from the placements, then this program is for you. Apply and enroll today!

7
Jan
0

New: Add Comments to Tracks at Specific Points Within Their Timelines

Leave comments for your users & clients to see at specific points in your track's timelines.

Leave comments for your users & clients to see at specific points in your track timelines

Help Your Clients Find What They're Looking for Faster

We're really excited about this new feature and we're happy to get it into your hands today. Admins can now post and pin comments to specific points within a track's timeline so that your users and clients can quickly identify and jump to the key spots in the song you'd like them to hear. You can leave as many comments on a single song as you'd like and you can edit or delete past comments at any time. Comments are visible to all site users and they display on both the track details page and the waveform line listing view of track list pages (see above and below). Any Admin who has comment capabilities enabled (see Admin-role-access post) can post , edit and delete comments on your site.

 

Comments also appear in the waveform view of track list pages.

Comments also appear in the waveform view of track list pages.

How Do I Post, Edit and Delete Comments?

To post a new comment: Go to the track details page of the song you'd like to comment on by clicking on the track's title. Just above the waveform on the right you'll notice the new comment form field, the "at" field,  and a "Post Comment" button. Simply type your comment into the new field, indicate the point in the timeline (at mm:ss) that you'd like the comment to appear, click "Post Comment" and you're done. Once the comment is posted you and your users will notice a new small marker appearing in the timeline where you placed the comment. As the song plays past the comment marker a new comment bubble overlay will appear to reveal your notes and comments to your users.

To edit or delete a comment: When the comment bubble appears you'll notice two links on the bottom left of the module -- Edit Comment & Delete Comment. Click on each of these and follow the prompts to edit or remove an existing comment.

We hope you get a lot of great use out of this new comments feature. Go comment away!

 

6
Jan
0

New Feature: Create and Manage Admin-Level Access Roles Within Your Site

Allow access to specific tools for each type of user on your site

Allow access to specific tools for each type of user on your site

All Admins Are Not Always Equal

Companies and teams have members and role players that need varying levels of access to the systems they interact with on a regular basis. Until now, all SourceAudio sites came with one level of Administrator Access: Full access to everything. We're happy to announce the launch of our new "Admin Roles" tool that allows you to create your own admin-level roles, define the tools & settings each role can access, and then apply that role to individual users.

Here's a quick example of the new tool in action: Say you have a sales team that needs access to user stats, creating & managing users, and publishing and tracking playlists but you don't want them to be able to edit or delete music from the site. With this new Admin Roles tool you can hide the upload tool and the ability to edit or remove tracks completely from all salespersons on your site. You never have to worry about someone touching something they shouldn't touch ever again!

Admin-Level Controls

Access to the following tools & features can now be granted or restricted from any admin user on your site:

  • Change Site Settings including Access, Layout, Appearance etc.
  • Edit Home Page/Custom Pages
  • Edit Metadata and Add/Remove Tracks
  • Feature Content/Publish Playlists
  • Manage Other Admin Users
  • Manage Buyers, Syndication, & Requests
  • Manage Licensing (for those with online licensing turned on)
  • Create & Manage Users
  • Send and Embed tracks & Manage Comments

How To Use This New Tool

Setting up new roles and applying them to users is simple. To get started go to Admin Panel > Manage Users > Admin Roles and follow these steps:

1. Click the "Create Admin Role" button and you will see the "Select Role Options" area appear.

2. Name your new admin role. Something simple like "Salesperson" that can be applied to each of your salespeople who, for example, don't need upload access, site setting access, etc. would make sense.

3. Check the box next to each admin tool & feature that you would like to enable for this new role. Save the new admin role at the bottom when you're done making these selections.

4. To apply this new role to a user, go to the Edit Users tab also within the Manage Users section of the Admin Panel. Look up the user you wish to edit, click on their name, scroll down to the "Admin Permissions" drop-down, and select the Admin Role you wish to apply to this user. Click "Save Changes" at the bottom and you're all done!

Enjoy this great new feature and stay tuned for more exciting stuff coming at you very soon!

 

22
Nov
0

Alpha Music Libraries: An Exciting New Partnership & A Massive New Opportunity in Radio

Alpha Music Libraries: The Biggest, Newest, and Freshest Product in Radio

Alpha Music Libraries: The Biggest, Newest, and Freshest Product in Radio

How does it work?

 

SourceAudio’s Technology

+

Premium Music from Our Member Publishers & Libraries

+

Premiere’s Top-Notch Affiliate Relations Team

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= The Ultimate Solution for Distributing and Licensing Music to Radio

How It Works

Premiere Networks has partnered with SourceAudio to distribute the "Alpha Music Libraries" to radio, the largest collection of production music libraries ever offered to the radio market. Alpha Music Libraries is a unique, radio-specific search and distribution system on the SourceAudio platform that will offer radio stations access to potentially hundreds of production music libraries, many of which have never been marketed to North American radio before. SourceAudio's cloud-based search and delivery system + Premiere's Affiliate Relations team make selling, deploying, tracking, reporting, collecting, and paying out on radio barter blanket deals easier than ever before.

Participation in the Alpha Music Libraries program is open to all member libraries that are on (or planning to be on) SourceAudio's cloud-based delivery system. Non-exclusive or sub-published libraries are not eligible and not all music is perfect for radio, so inclusion in the program will be determined after your application has been completed & submitted and our partners have had a chance to evaluate your content.

A True Win-Win

All libraries included in the Alpha Music Libraries program can expect to achieve more reach and exposure to radio than they ever had before. Best of all, participating libraries who never had the opportunity or infrastructure to trade in the barter business will instantly be able to participate in the barter model and start earning revenue from radio station customers every quarter. Radio stations get the best new music they need for their commercials, promos & other spots, and SourceAudio member libraries have the chance to achieve instant, nationwide exposure to radio station clusters and markets of all sizes.

How To Apply for Inclusion in the Program

First, make sure you have an active site on the SourceAudio network. Within your Admin Panel, go to the new section on the left called “Programs & Opportunities”. Inside this new section you will see the “Alpha Music Libraries” program details and highlights. Whenever you’re ready to review the agreement, click the “Apply” button to the right. Review the agreement, click the button to agree to the terms of the agreement, and we’ll be notified of your submitted application. Once your music is reviewed by our partners and is deemed useful for radio-specific purposes, we will notify you of your inclusion in the program. It’s really that simple.

When Does Alpha Music Libraries Officially Launch?

We will be collecting and reviewing applications throughout the month of December. We are simultaneously working with Premiere's excellent marketing and sales teams to finish up all of the materials they'll need to take Alpha Music Libraries to market and begin selling it on January 1, 2014. So get your applications in now and be sure to have your music considered for inclusion in the program. Every library/publisher included gets paid, guaranteed! So what are you waiting for? Check out the details in your Programs & Opportunities section of your Admin Panel and get started today!

 

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