Video-makers now have a new tool to help them add music to their creations without the headache of having to obtain permission to use particular tracks thanks to video-sharing site Vimeo.
Vimeo's Music Store lets you find tracks by genre or to fit certain requirements such as mood or tempo. For example, if you were looking for music to fit a scene with a car chase, you could search for tracks with a fast tempo and urgent mood.
There are over 45,000 tracks choose from and a variety of different licences you can purchase to use the music. Around a quarter of the tracks are covered by free, Creative Commons licences and for other tracks you have the choice of personal, non-commercial licenses for the casual user costing $1.99 (about £1.25) per track and commercial licenses for professional users at $98 (£63) per track.
"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," said Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development at Vimeo.
Around 33,000 of the tracks are provided by Audiosocket, which represents more than 1,900 emerging bands, composers and record labels from around the world. FMA, the first curated platform for artists who wish to participate in the open sharing of their art under the Creative Commons licensing framework, provides more than 11,000 tracks.