Audiosocket and the Associated Press made a big announcement this morning: AP users will now have licensing rights to music via Audiosocket’s platform. This allows access to original, culturally relevant music that has been curated from some of the top emerging artists. Audiosocket is known for housing independent music, but the database will also include more classical tunes to suit the needs of more users.
The Audiosocket database offers more than 40,000 songs, which will now reach a wider audience, even pushing some artists onto a global scale. According to the press release, AP Images already provides a huge collection of images for its users. The collaboration with Audiosocket will now provide users with access to independent music in addition to images, bringing videos and other projects full circle and keeping the licensing all in one place.
The press release explains how AP users can now utilize, “seamless ‘plug-and-play’ technology from Audiosocket’s MaaS™ (Music as a Service) platform,” and, “producers will be able to find and license high-quality, curated music for their work.”
“There is wide demand in online publishing for music to accompany photos and videos and many customers don’t know where to find, choose and license music easily,” said Fernando Ferre, Vice President of AP Images. “By bringing a simple-to-use music licensing offering to our customers, combined with our extensive catalog of editorial, creative, microstock photos and video, we are able to extend our value as a one-stop shop for all of our customers’ needs with our relationship with Audiosocket.”
Audiosocket is continually doing bigger and better things. After the launch of AudiosocketU. for student filmmakers in March as well as partnering with MOFILM in April, the news just keeps breaking. Jenn Miller, President of Audiosocket, said she had been in contact with AP for about a year. The collaboration with the Associated Press is the company’s biggest launch yet.