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Company News :: February 23, 2011

On October 1, 2012, 5-hour ENERGY will launch its new pink lemonade flavor. Until December 31, 2012 a portion of each sale of Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY will go to the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade. 5-hour ENERGY has committed to a minimum donation of $75,000. However, our goal is to write a bigger check. The more Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY they sell, the more they will give.

» Read the entire 5-Hour Energy $15,000 Video Contest article

Published on: August 07, 2012

In this second of a two-part series we’re describing how to use the blog posts to help you find the right music tracks for your videos.

Blog posts are roughly divided among the following...

» Read the entire Royalty Free Music Search - Part 2 article

Published on: July 30, 2012

As Smartsound’s cutting edge software has evolved over the years from single to multi-layer to multi-layer with vocals tracks, we have put together special series to indicate which albums carry the various layering possibilities, depending on your needs. Each series features a variety of music genres and types to include the widest selection at each level.

The only differences in the single layer series and the multi-layer are the fact that the instrument variations are not available and the price for single tracks is lower. In every other respect they offer the same flexibility as all Smartsound multi-layer tracks. Album prices are all the same, and the timing and musical arrangement features are available for infinite permutations of your song.

» Read the entire Single-Layer Royalty Free Music article

Published on: July 13, 2012

Smartsound’s multi-layer and multi-layer with vocals tracks include everything available on the single-layer series--ability to create musical clips in lengths down to a second, variations in tone of the song, and high-quality musicianship from professional composers and performers.

Multi-Layer Royalty Free MusicIn addition, the instrument level variations in the multi-layer series’ adds a whole new dimension to the infinite possibilities available from each track. For example, Crystalline from the Reflective Memory album in the Strata series, gives these instrumentation choices—Full, Background, Dialog, Drums & Bass, Light, Leads, Drums Only, Small Group, Keys Feature, Atmosphere, and Breakdown.

» Read the entire Multi-Layer Royalty Free Music article

Published on: July 11, 2012

"[YouTube's] system of Content ID and Audio Swap work fine for music that is owned and licensed by one company – think the major record labels. However, it totally breaks down when working with music licensed to multiple sources – think royalty-free music."

» Read the entire My Video was flagged by YouTube? article

Published on: May 11, 2012

Studio Daily

A nomination for Studio Daily's Prime Breakfast Award was exciting. But, going home prize in hand is a testament to the quality of Quicktracks software.

» Read the entire SmartSound Wins at The NAB's article

Published on: April 27, 2012

Studio Daily

SmartSound's innovative Quicktracks software has earned them a nod at Studio Daily's Prime Awards Breakfast.

» Read the entire Studio Daily Award for SmartSound? article

Published on: March 30, 2012

NAB ShowSmartSound will once again be at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 14 - 19, 2012. The show is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

SmartSound Booth Number: SL7610

» Read the entire SmartSound at NAB 2012 article

Published on: March 08, 2012

AuscamIt's always nice to let others toot the horn for us. This time it's Australian magazine Auscam.

Frank McLeod's review of Sonicfire Pro is at AuscamOnline.com. Dr Frank McLeod is a specialist physician who in his ‘day job' works in the area of Addiction Medicine.

» Read the entire Sonicfire Pro Gets Rave Review! article

Published on: March 06, 2012

Did you know you can create a music comp online before your purchase?

Sometimes when you are editing a scene it can help to create the music to go along with the action. It can give you a better impression of the impact the scene will have when the music is tied in. But what if you aren’t sure the music you want to use is right for the scene? Or, what if the scene changes because of editing or a shift in customer direction? Using Quicktracks, SmartSound’s Award Winning online music editing software, you can create a music comp to download and insert into your timeline for free. Creating a comp is easy and can be done from any page containing music on the site.

» Read the entire Free Downloadable Music Comps! article

Published on: February 01, 2012

Anyone who loved John Cusack, in High Fidelity has to have a soft spot for compilations—the perfect way to sum up your style!

» Read the entire Royalty Free Music Compilations article

Published on: December 07, 2011

Kevin Klingler and David SonnescheinDid you know that SmartSound's CEO, Kevin Klingler, is an accomplished film and TV composer? Before he invented SmartSound's patented music editing process, he worked in Hollywood as a studio guitarist and composer on dozens of film and television productions.

» Read the entire Music Scoring for Video Editors article

Published on: November 10, 2011

American Airlines is investing significantly in new aircraft, facilities, and technologies onboard to make the travel experience more enjoyable. They are turning to the online community to produce videos that educate and entertain customers about the services and products they are offering.

» Read the entire American Airlines $7,500 Video Contest article

Published on: November 03, 2011

Many projects (like movie scores) that use background music and produce income pay a percentage of that income, in the form of sync royalties, to the music copyright owners. The details of the agreement are specified in a legal document called a music sync license. The word sync refers to the fact that the music is not played on its own, but is synchronized with other parts of a complete production. Synch royalties are often negotiated on a case by case basis and can range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In some cases (like music for TV shows) instead of a percentage of income a flat royalty is charged for every time the project is publicly performed. This is called a Needle Drop License.

» Read the entire What Is Royalty Free Music article

Published on: October 20, 2011

Wholly Guacamole ContestThere's a new contest running at Zooppa.com. This one involves guacamole. We thought we'd pass it along for those of you interested in these sorts of things. As always, let us know if you enter.

ABOUT THIS CONTEST

In the world of guacamole, there are those who think that if you didn’t mash the avocado yourself, your guacamole is junk. We call these people “Guac Snobs”.

» Read the entire Wholly Guacamole Contest article

Published on: June 30, 2011