Vimeo has today (September 21st) launched its own Music Store, a new service that allows users to discover and download music for their videos.
The Music Store will offer more than 45,000 tracks to choose from a variety of genres. The advanced search feature allows users to search the music library either by genre or via 100 categories of metadata from tempo to mood. This means that video creators can filter their search results to fit their specific scenes.
“Finding music to use in your videos can be extremely hard,” said Blake Whitman, vice president of creative development at Vimeo. “Music Store allows users to easily discover, download and/or purchase tracks without ever needing to leave Vimeo.”
The Music Store provides users with three types of licensing options: Creative Commons licenses (free, various licenses); Personal, non-commercial, web-use licenses for the casual user (£1.27 per track); and Commercial, web-use licenses for professional users (£62 per track).
Music, media and technology company Audiosocket provides the Vimeo Music Store with a catalogue consisting of over 33,000 songs from more than 1,900 emerging bands, composers and record labels from across the globe.
Furthermore, FMA, curators of free and legal music downloads offers more than 11,000 Creative Commons-licensed songs through its API. The company provides the first curated platform for artists who wish to participate in the open sharing of their art under the Creative Commons <http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses> licensing framework.
For more information regarding Vimeo Music Store, visit www.vimeo.com/musicstore <http://www.vimeo.com/musicstore> .