Vimeo Music Store Launches To Make Music Licensing Simple

This morning Vimeo has got some big news—they’re launching a music store to help users deal with the pesky issue of music licensing.  Now, instead of finding royalty free tracks or licensing music outside of Vimeo, Vimeo users can discover and license affordable music in the Vimeo Music Store.

According to a press release, the Vimeo Music Store, which launches any minute now, “will offer more than 45,000 tracks to choose from in various genres.  The advanced search feature allows creators to search the music library either by genre of more than 100 categories of metadata from tempo to mood.  This means that video creators can filter their search results to fit their specific scenes.”

The Music Store will provide users three licensing options.  Songs with Creative Commons licenses are free to use; songs for personal, non-commercial, web-use for the casual user cost $1.99 per track; and songs for commercial, web-use for professional users cost $98 per track.  The License Agreements are available on the site, making the process of licensing music easy.

Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development at Vimeo says, “Finding music to use in your videos can be extremely hard.  Music Store allows users to easily discover, download and/or purchase tracks without ever needing to leave Vimeo.”

Check out the video below to find out more.  Do you think you’ll be checking out the Vimeo Music Store for your future music licensing needs?  Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.

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