Hypebot ran a piece yesterday about the launch of ‘Music as a Service’ by Audiosocket.
That particular bit of their business is a cool way for other web based companies to offer their users access to pre-cleared music for video and web apps and the like. You can read more about that here.
But, just like Gobbler in the previous post, I didn’t know about Audiosocket at all!
What it means for you as an artist is another potential outlet for your music and one that can earn you revenue.
As a DIY musician in the modern music busines you will almost certainly have been told a lot that alternative revenue generating methods are key to your survival – they are. And, licensing your music for ads, TV, web use etc is the main one of those routes.
Audiosocket look like a very cool outfit who A&R their catalogue and represent ‘culturally relevant’ music rather than ‘crap stock music’! I like that.
Their 50% commission of any fees might look heavy but as it’s free to join, and they offer a non-exclusive deal and you can still license your music yourself (or with another agent) as well, why not submit your music and see if they’ll take you on?