For most of us who like video, photography and digital creations for a long time we have in Vimeo the best display of works by artists known and semi-strangers. Unlike YouTube Vimeo focus on the creations of the more creative side of filmmaking. Perhaps for this reason since the company wanted to take a step with the announcement of the Music Store , a store for users who offer all kinds of tracks, free under Creative Commons or payment.
The reason is simply to help create the soundtracks that accompany the video pieces. The current issues surrounding the licensing of copyright has been the trigger for this new ecosystem built annex to Vimeo. Thus, from now on independent artists can get at no cost (or paying) a worthy BSO without copyright issues.
The release offers over 450,000 tracks output divided by gender, rhythms or moods. There will be three types of options in store for Vimeo:
Free songs for free under Creative Commons.
$ 1.99 songs for personal use, ie can not be sold on the web.
Packages $ 98 for commercial purposes. In this case the purchases are aimed at professionals.
To begin Audiosocket, track licensing company, has launched the store 33,000 songs from more than 1,900 emerging bands to the catalog and the Free Music Archive (FMA) provides up to 11,000 licenses under cReaTiC Commons through its API.
And one of the strengths of Vimeo is its community. Unlike YouTube, whose users tend to be more casual (though obviously there are millions), in Vimeo users are committed to their platform users, partly because he has been given voice and an outlet for people’s creations. Blake Whitman, vice president of the company, said today about the launch:
The Music Store allows users to discover, download and / or purchase tracks without having to leave Vimeo. It is now a reality.
Welcome the store. I leave you with the promotional video of the Music Store: