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Audiosocket Brings Indie Music Storefronts OnlineMaaS(TM) Storefront Brings Plug-and-Play Music Platform to Vertical Content Communities (December 06, 2011)
SEATTLE, WA and NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/11 -- Audiosocket, a music, media and technology company that delivers up-and-coming talent to the marketplace, today introduced MaaS Storefront. This is the second MaaS product the company launched this year, which facilitates deals between indie artists and digital media companies in need of easy and affordable music for licensing, discovery, streaming, gaming, photo sharing, filmmaking and social networks. MaaS Storefront launches with partners including IndieFlix, LearnCreate and The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY).
MaaS Storefront is a music licensing solution that leverages Audiosocket's Music as a Service platform, delivering Audiosocket's well vetted catalog of more than 35,000 pre-cleared songs from emerging artists to communities that need legally licensed music for their content creators. Hosted and managed by Audiosocket, MaaS Storefront is completely customizable, with no integration requirements. Once deployed, communities will be able to easily search for, discover, and license songs for non-commercial or commercial purposes.
"Content communities continue to struggle as they try to navigate the licensing process, and frequently comment about the lack of high quality, culturally relevant music solutions," said Jenn Miller, President, Audiosocket. "The MaaS Storefront product provides a new service to the music industry that helps shape the monetization and artist trending strategies while eliminating pain points for content creators and digital media companies working to address copyright compliance issues on the web. By hosting the storefront at Audiosocket, we can expand our offering with key partners without the need for resource-intensive integration."
"IndieFlix, the Netflix for Indie films, often receives submissions where the music hasn't been properly cleared, which requires us to spend time and money to solve this," said Scilla Andreen, founder and CEO, IndieFlix. "Audiosocket delivers film-specific licenses that address this challenge directly, and simplify the music licensing process for IndieFlix and our filmmakers."
"Music licensing is a huge challenge within the filmmaker community, and we've long been looking for an easy way to give our people access to great music," comments NFFTY Managing Director, Lindsey Johnson. "We're thrilled about the Audiosocket partnership, and our filmmakers should be as well as it allows them to do the right thing, and not at their artistic expense."
"MaaS Storefront delivers our music to digital media companies, empowers our artists to make money, and allows more communities to discover and license great content for their projects," continued Miller. "We're thrilled to take another step towards addressing some critical pain points for artists, media companies, and content creators."
For more information on MaaS Storefront, please visit www.audiosocket.com. To stay up to date on the latest MaaS developments follow @audiosocket and #MaaS on Twitter.
Short Form Twitter Highlights:
.@Audiosocket Launches MaaS Storefront to Bring Plug-and-Play Music Platform to Content Creators #MaaS www.audiosocket.com
Digital content creators gain access to easy & affordable music for licensing through @Audiosocket #MaaS www.audiosocket.com
.@IndieFlixs partners with @Audiosocket to bring legal and affordable music to content creators. #MaaS www.audiosocket.com
.@Audiosocket #MaaS Storefront is hosted and managed by Audiosocket & is completely customizable, with no integration requirements. www.audiosocket.com
Audiosocket is a music, media and technology company that delivers today's hot, up and coming talent to the marketplace. We have 35,000 songs in our catalog that come from more than 2,000 emerging bands, composers and record labels from around the world. We're a next-generation content provider that thrives at the intersection of music and technology.
Audiosocket has developed an innovative music search and licensing technology that we call MaaS - Music as a Service. Fundamentally designed for integration into video and photo sharing platforms, virtual worlds, online games and social networks, MaaS is changing the way that music is licensed in digital media. Days worth of content are being created every hour and MaaS provides the world the tools needed to legally source and license music for any creative project.
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