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How To Get The Most From Your Audiosocket Search

We know finding the right music for your project is important. The right genre, tempo, mood, etc. all add to your vision and story. Because we want you to find the perfect music and get the best experience when using Audiosocket, we put together this brief tutorial to get you started. Take a look then dive in to begin your search!

Brands Looking To Digital Advertising More and More - And Piracy Sites Are Raking In The Dough

Audiosocket CEO Brent McCrossen’s latest blog on Advertising Week addresses the growing problem of piracy sites running branded ads, unbeknownst to the brands. According to Digital Citizens Alliance, piracy sites made more than $227M from advertising in 2013. But at what cost to the agencies, the brands, and the creators whose work is illegally distributed on those sites. http://bit.ly/1cUWi4G

Fans of Phoenix and Peter, Bjorn and John Are Loving Kasket Club

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Featured Artist Kasket Club

Fans of Phoenix and Peter, Bjorn and John are falling in love with Kasket Club! The Norwegian electronic/indie-pop trio released their first, self-titled EP in the summer of 2012. The band quickly gained recognition in the blogosphere resulting in top rankings on Hype Machine’s most popular list, and the title Ukas Urørt (Untouched of the Week) given by Norway radio station P3.

Kasket Club released their second EP “Dress Up As Animals” in mid-2013.  We recommend "Straight West" which fits perfectly in any sun-drenched soundtrack while it’s cold outside! Listen to and license music from Kasket Club now on the storefront!



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3rd Annual UGPFF

Don’t forget, the 3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF) is taking place December 13 - December 15. Audiosocket is excited to once again sponsor the festival that breaks geographic boundaries by simultaneously screening live in multiple cities around the world. 

For three days, the UGPFF will screen multiple 90-minute blocks of international short films and web series online allowing anyone in the world with an internet connection to attend the festival during those dates.  

In addition, “Live Event” screenings will take place simultaneously in front of live audiences in theaters in New Zealand, Singapore, Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, just to name a few.  This makes UGPFF the first world film festival to have screenings all around the globe at one time instead of just one location.  Visitwww.ugpff.com for all the details!


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Supporting The New Generation Of Filmmakers

For the last few years, Audiosocket has been an avid supporter of NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth). Now, with your help, we are kicking it up a notch!

Between now and December 31, simply visit www.audiosocket.com to license music that is perfect for your next project and enter the code, NFFTY-13, upon checkout. You’ll receive 10% off the license and 15% of the gross proceeds will be donated to NFFTY!

If you need some inspiration, take a look at “Broken Wing” by Amos Sussigan.

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Add Some Holiday Cheer To Your Video!

From timeless classics to contemporary holiday, from rock to country, we’ve put together a sample of the great Christmas music you’ll find in our storefront. It’s never too early to start putting together your holiday or end-of-year video. Bring your memories to life with music that will have you jingling all the way!  Listen to and license your holiday music now on the storefront.


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Let It Snow! In Vail, CO

33-year snowmaking veteran and Snowmaking Manager, Dave Tucholke, gives a group of 8th graders from Vail Mountain School a lesson on Vail’s snowmaking operations. Featuring "On The Rooftops" by Audiosocket’s Fiction Band.

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Featured Artist Tango Alpha Tango

Looking for the raw blend of rock, punk and blues found in music by The Black Keys or Raconteurs? You have to check out Tango Alpha Tango.  Known in Portland for their amazing live shows, the band took a bit more control when recording Black Cloud, their debut full-length album (recently featured on The Music Ninja and Indie Music Shuffle), and aimed to capture the dirty rock aspect of their sound that comes through a live set.

Black Cloud features songs from the last year’s EP “Kill & Haight” and showcases the broad dynamic of Nathan Trueb’s songwriting.  The album demonstrates the band’s intricate compositions that range from raw and rusty blues rock to delicate and haunting vocal melodies backed by slick guitar riffs.  Produced by Trueb, and engineered and mixed by David Pollock, the album captures the unpretentious spirit and soul of Tango Alpha Tango.

Tango Alpha Tango keeps a busy tour schedule including two appearances at SXSW. They have also made a habit of selling out their hometown venue, the Doug Fir, recently rated one of the Top 10 Venues in the country by Rolling Stone. Listen to and license music from Tango Alpha Tango now on the storefront!


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A Song For Thanksgiving

At this time of year, we remember family, friends and all the things we are grateful for.  Here’s a treat to get you in the spirit - "Holiday" by Great Divide. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


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Supporting Future Filmmakers

For the last few years, Audiosocket has been an avid supporter of NFFTY. Now, with your help, we are kicking it up a notch!

Between now and December 31, simply visit www.audiosocket.com to license music that is perfect for your next project and enter the code, NFFTY-13, upon checkout. You’ll receive 10% off the license and 15% of the gross proceeds will be donated to NFFTY!

NFFTY has grown into the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world, serving as a venue and convergence for the most talented up-and-coming youth directors.  License your music from Audiosocket now and help us support NFFTY’s efforts to provide great resources to young filmmakers!


Audiosocket

Add Some Holiday Cheer To Your Video!

From timeless classics to contemporary holiday, from rock to country, we’ve put together a sample of the great Christmas music you’ll find in our storefront. It’s never too early to start putting together your holiday or end-of-year video. Bring your memories to life with music that will have you jingling all the way!  Listen to and license your holiday music now on the storefront.


Audiosocket-Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

We are excited to, once again, sponsor the Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF). This festival breaks geographic boundaries by simultaneously screening live in multiple cities around the world. 

For three days, December 13 through December 15, 2013, the UGPFF will screen multiple 90-minute blocks of international short films and web series online allowing anyone in the world with an internet connection to attend the festival during those dates.  

In addition, “Live Event” screenings will take place simultaneously in front of live audiences in theaters in New Zealand, Singapore, Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, just to name a few.  This makes UGPFF the first world film festival to have screenings all around the globe at one time instead of just one location.  Visit www.ugpff.com for all the details!


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"Home"

We shared this last year in honor of all those heading home for Thanksgiving. It made so many of you (and us!) so warm and fuzzy, we thought we’d share it again! Gather the family together and take a look at "Home (Bella Ruse Remix)" by BJSR. Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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The Latest for November 6, 2013

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Featured Artist Modo Stare

Fans of M83? You’re going to dig Modo Stare, the music project led by Jon Headley - a musician, writer and producer from the UK. The music is built around a blend of old and new, electronic and acoustic, synthetic and organic. Mixed in are 100-year old harmoniums with sparkling synthesizers, pianos with growling bass synths, and antique cuckoo clocks with distorted drum loops.

At the start of this year, Modo Stare’s EP, We Dream Of Mountains, was featured on Noisetrade’s ‘New & Notable’ list and reached their Top Downloads chart. The EP went international with their first music video for the song "Lud", which was filmed and edited in Durban.

After playing their first live show in June 2013, Modo Stare won a spot on the “BBC Introducing” stage at the Leeds & Reading Festival, one of the UK’s biggest live music festival. Listen to and license Modo Stare’s We Dream Of Mountains now on the storefront!

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Supporting Future Filmmakers

For the last few years, Audiosocket has been an avid supporter of NFFTY. Now, with your help, we are kicking it up a notch!

Between now and December 31, simply visit www.audiosocket.com to license music that is perfect for your next project and enter the code, NFFTY-13, upon checkout. You’ll receive 10% off the license and 15% of the gross proceeds will be donated to NFFTY!

NFFTY has grown into the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world, serving as a venue and convergence for the most talented up and coming youth directors.  We are excited to support NFFTY’s efforts and help them provide great resources to young filmmakers!

Audiosocket-Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 

3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

We are excited to, once again, sponsor the Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF). This festival breaks geographic boundaries by simultaneously screening live in multiple cities around the world. 

For three days, December 13 through December 15, 2013, the UGPFF, will screen multiple 90-minute blocks of international short films and web series online allowing anyone in the world with an internet connection to attend the festival during those dates.  

In addition, “Live Event” screenings will take place simultaneously in front of live audiences in theaters in New Zealand, Singapore, Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, just to name a few.  This makes UGPFF the first world film festival to have screenings all around the globe at one time instead of just one location.  Visit www.ugpff.com for all the details! 

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Spread Some Christmas Cheer - And Tunes!

From timeless classics to contemporary, from rock to country, we’ve put together a sample of the great Christmas music you’ll find in our storefront. It’s never too early to start putting together your end of year/holiday video. Bring your memories to life with music that will have you jingling all the way!  Listen to and license your holiday music now on the storefront.

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LeBron Time

With the NBA season finally underway, LeBron James and Powerade want to know if you’ve got what it takes to keep up! Check out LeBron in action with 17 tracks from Audiosocket artists, including Soul Khan, K SparksKilla KelaTanya MorganK TheoryDef Manic and more!
 

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The Latest For October 23, 2013

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Featured Artist Susy Sun

Susy Sun is a classically-trained pianist and singer/songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. She performs piano compositions with a sweet voice which contradicts her edgy, honest lyrics. Often accompanied by a full band, the result is a strong, sultry sound that demands your attention.

Appropriately titled, Wanderlust is Susy Sun’s sophomore album, just released and available on the Audiosocket Storefront. Engineered by Shawn Simmons (The Head and The Heart, Lemolo, The Maldives), Wanderlust features the Passenger String Quartet led by Andrew Joslyn (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kris Orlowski, Allen Stone and more), resulting in a riveting chamber pop sound that has captured audiences of all genres and ages. Listen to and license Susy Sun’s Wanderlust now on the storefront!

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Spread Some Christmas Cheer - And Tunes!

From timeless classics to contemporary, from rock to country, we’ve put together a sample of the great Christmas music you’ll find in our storefront. It’s never too early to start putting together your end of year/holiday video. Bring your memories to life with music that will have you jingling all the way!  Listen to and license your holiday music now on the storefront.

Voodoo Fest 2013

Audiosocket Artists At Voodoo Fest 2013

Heading to Voodoo Fest this year? Be sure to check out these Audiosocket artists:

Leopold and His Fiction
Shane Theriot
Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Get all of the details for Voodoo Fest 2013, November 1-3.

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life/after/denim

life/after/denim is known for consistently delivering on their vision of accessible, quality, wearable color and design - with a twist - season after season. They succeeded in delivering that sensibility again to their Fall 2013 line. Take a look at their latest, set to "All In" by Bronze Radio Return.

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The Latest for October 8, 2013

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Featured Artist Egadz

Egadz is Erik Nava, a Southern California-raised beatsmith whose resume includes playing boatloads of instruments, programming his own video games, and developing innovative ways to perform electronic music.  His sound is glitched at the surface, though a closer listen reveals deep layering that sounds more orchestral than binary in nature.  Take “Giant Steps,” for instance. The song’s title likely refers to the beat’s unerring forward march, but each of those stomps comprises a dozen or more tiny bumps: rattling percussion, labyrinthine sequences, evolving melodies.

Egadz has self-released his new album Satellite featuring the singles"Giant Steps" and "Ghost".  His music has been placed with Subaru, Monster Energy Drink, DC, Cinemax, EPIX, MTV, and Fuel just to name a few. Listen to and License music from Egadz now!

An Unprecedented Offer For Photographers & Videographers

For a limited time, we are offering photographers and videographers the opportunity to sign up for an exclusive Pro Photo/Video License Subscription.

For $60 per month your subscription includes up to 20 perpetual photo/video licenses. We have never made an offer like this, but we believe that budgets shouldn’t dictate the quality of music you have access to. A single Pro Photo/Video License on the Audiosocket Storefront is $35. With this subscription, you’ll save with only two licenses per month. 

Sign up by 11:59p PST tomorrow, October 9th to be a part of this exclusive subscription. You can also click here for all the details and fine print

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The Sway

Designer Belinda Pasqua believes that edgy style and design does not have to be sacrificed when it comes to sustainable fashion.

Since 2010, Belinda has used her brand, The Sway, to tap into the market of women who want to feel both cool and conscious. She sources excess leathers and develops intricate patchworks and patterns in her designs that are unique to The Sway.

Take a look at their video featuring "Turn Turtle" by Phil Symonds and  "Donkey Kong" by Another Cynthia.

Louis’s Post Rock Ft. In Nike And Adidas, Dan Robinson In Sunday’s Season Premier Of “The Mentalist”

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Featured Artist Louis

Louis is the music of British musician and producer Richard Solaini. Where emotion can sometimes be confused by words, strong instrumentals can speak for themselves. Music exists to evoke feelings within us all, and this has always been the driving force behind Louis.

Mixing traditional instrumentation with synths and often glitchy percussion, Louis creates instrumental music rich in atmosphere, drama and contrast. Influence from post rock and electronica, Louis has found his inspiration in the atmosphere drenched music of many Scandinavian experimental bands while retaining a strong personal identity.

With five EP’s now under his belt and features in adverts by Nike, Adidas and many more, the last couple of years have been pretty busy for Louis. Listen to and license music from Louis now! 

Season Premier of “The Mentalist” ft. Dan Robinson’s “Tired”

Everyone has been waiting to learn, Who is Red John? Catch the season premier of "The Mentalist" this Sunday, September 29, and keep your ears open for Dan Robinson’s ”Tired.” Listen to and license your track from Dan Robinson on the Audiosocket storefront.

Audiosocket’s LicenseID All The Buzz

On September 16, we were proud to announce the launch of our LicenseID, our latest technology to help musicians and content creators alike validate and protect their work. From Billboard to PandoDaily, the launch caught the attention of the music industry and online video world alike.  See what the press has to say, so far. »

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Audiosocket Shows Off Your Work

Audiosocket loves to brag about your work. That’s why we put together the latest reel with a sample of what happens when our artists’ music is combined with your vision. Take a look at our video compilation, then head back to the Audiosocket storefront to find the music that inspires your next project.

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