Advantages of AudioSparx
Why sell at AudioSparx? We're glad you asked....
Comprehensive Business Services for Artists and Composers
In business for 20 years now, AudioSparx provides a comprehensive set of B2B and B2C services for thousands of world-class music artists and composers around the world. Here is what we do specifically:
B2B services include ....
Music Licensing services, including synch and mechanical licensing for film, tv, corporate, internet, software/apps/games, etc. - this earns you money for the commercial use of your music in all different types of commercial projects and productions.
Publishing administration for the commercial and creative placements we obtain - this earns you residual performance royalties for the use of your music in broadcast productions.
Commercial background music service provider for thousands of business clients around the world - this earns you residual, recurring money for the subscription-based playback of your music in businesses (stores, restaurants, chains, gyms, hotels, etc.)
Internet monetization on Content ID - this earns you residual money for the use of your music in videos on YouTube.
B2C services include....
Digital distribution of ringtones to over 100 telcos around the world
Creation and digital distribution to all the leading retail decks of both singles and compilation albums for retail sales and consumer music streaming around the world.
Want to Learn More? Consider The Following....
MAKE MONEY - Get your music and/or sound
effects licensed for commercial uses in TV shows and commercials,
feature-length films, software apps, Internet projects, multimedia projects
and all different kinds of commercial project and production uses. We
provide multiple different ways for you to earn money including commercial
licensing, digital distribution, performance royalties, background music
service, and more.
HIGH TRAFFIC - Our sites get over a
million visitors each month due to our sites' popularity, our large and
growing client base, plus lots of marketing and advertising. We license to everybody from individual
developers and producers all the way up to the very top movie production
studios and ad agencies around the world. The bottom line is that we
get your music and sound effects heard and licensed! Some of our
marquee clients include:
- Major Studios:
Viacom, Paramount Pictures, 20th
Century Fox, Warner Bros. Movies, Walt Disney Studios, Sony
Pictures, Imageworks, NBC Universal, Pixar, Blue Sky Films, and others.
- Major TV
CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX
- Top Ad Agencies,
Post-Production & Corporate Clients: Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi,
BBDO, Microsoft, Intel, Reebok
FREE STORAGE - By selling your tracks at AudioSparx, you'll get free
storage for all of your precious audio files. As you may well know, master track .wav files can easily take up hundreds of
megabytes or even gigabytes. We store your files for free and perform rolling real-time off-site backups for maximum
security of your files. Please make sure to keep your own copies of your music files, AudioSparx is simply an additional
backup resource -- we reserve the right to delete any tracks that you may upload here which we do not feel are appropriate,
or which violate our terms of service, or reasonable service utilization considerations.
YOU ARE IN CONTROL - You retain full ownership of your content.
You configure your tracks with title, description, keywords, etc. You can sell your tracks individually
or in multi-track "soundpacks". You can upload multiple related track edits (e.g. full track,
60 second version, 30 second version and so on) and group them together to appear as a unit on the site. You
can configure one or more artists under your account if you have content from multiple different sources.
We make it easy with batch upload and batch edit capabilities, a pricing wizard, and
other helpful tools to maximize your control to configure your tracks just the way you like.
REAL-TIME MONITORING - You can run reports at any time to see how many
plays and sales you have. We provide many different reports and helpful information to help maximize
your sales. We pay commissions on a quarterly basis religiously.
You stay happy and bring more and more content to sell over time.
ROYALTIES - For musicians, we help and guide you in the process end-to-end
to help you earn royalties for the use of your music in TV and radio broadcast uses, Internet uses, and in
our commercial background music services and external streaming services. Are you an established member of ASCAP, BMI
or other performing rights organization (PRO)? You'll love us! If not, we'll help you get there quickly.
AudioSparx is an active publisher at ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. If you prefer to take advantage of our expertise in
publishing administration, we provide that as an optional service for those artists that prefer not to deal with
it themselves. We currently handle publishing administration for over 200,000 music tracks here, from over
half of the artists who participate here.
MULTIPLE SITES - We operate multiple audio-related web sites, so for the time it takes
you to upload and configure your content, you can participate in all of the following web sites:
AudioSparx.com - The mothership of digital audio provides a fantastic venue for clients in all
production industries to license content here for their projects. Licensing at AudioSparx is "needle-drop", with a single-project buyout
license option for clients who need an "all media, worldwide, perpetual" license for the project or production they are working on.
StockMusicSite.com - An excellent resource specializing in licensing royalty-free music and sound effects perfect for
DIY and small-project clients. We have many independent film and TV producers, music supervisors, sound editors, ad agencies and other professional
clients licensing content from this site.
World-class music licensing, where we specialize in blanket licensing for major TV and feature-length motion picture production clients.
RadioSparx.com - The next-gen Internet music service! RadioSparx was created specifically for
businesses to use for background music in shops, restaurants, hotels, chains and more. Businesses can subscribe for a month or longer to gain
access to high-quality background music with over 170 music stations online ready for immediate streaming or store-and-forward service.
RINGTONE DISTRIBUTION - AudioSparx distributes ringtone content to several hundred telcos around the world.
Let us distribute your music and sound effects as ringtones to maximize your sales opportunities and leverage your valuable audio content.
OTHER COMMERCIAL MUSIC DEALS IN U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD - AudioSparx also distributes
music to multiple different external companies for use as commercial background music. The music is played in stores,
restaurants, malls, and many other types of commercial venues, as well as on-hold music for telephone systems.
Details to Consider
20 Tracks Preferred - For new vendors selling music, we prefer a minimum of 20 music tracks,
although you only need to submit three tracks with your artist application for our consideration.
For others selling sound effects, ringtones or beats and loops, we prefer a minimum of 50 tracks to
participate here. This is not a requirement though, we make exceptions for compelling content,
especially vocal music.
Earn Money - AudioSparx will market your music, sound effects,
loops and/or ringtones on our web sites and in industry channels. As money is earned from your content,
you make money on a revenue-share basis. Commissions are paid
quarterly via PayPal or, if PayPal payments cannot be received in your
country (e.g. Ukraine, Tunisia, etc.) we will send a wire transfer.
Perpetual Commitment Required - At all
times, you retain all copyright ownership to all of your tracks.
participate as a vendor at AudioSparx, we do require a perpetual license term
commitment for you (e.g. each artist you upload) and for every track that
IMPORTANT - Please read the following article to understand why:
AudioSparx Spells Perpetual Success (popup).
Must Upload and Configure Your Tracks -
It does not cost money for you to participate here. However, it does
require some of your time to upload and configure your tracks.
It is a one-time upload and configuration process and then the tracks will
sell for the rest of your life. You are in control of, and in charge of managing your product
(e.g. your music, sound effects, etc.), while we here at AudioSparx handle
everything related to the web sites, marketing, development, operations,
support and distribution of your
product. IMPORTANT - Please read this article to understand the areas of
The Relationship between AudioSparx and Our Artists
Prohibited Web Sites -
AudioSparx does not accept any artists’ music tracks that appear on competing websites that, in our opinion, devalue the music industry and do a disservice to creative music artists
by excessively discounting music pricing on a regular on-going basis. We prefer you by-pass low-ball pricing sites, but if you do participate, please DO NOT under any circumstances
upload any music to AudioSparx that appears on any of these prohibited sites below:
- Oak Stock Music Production
Prohibited Monetization Services - The programs listed below fingerprint audio tracks and attempt to monetize any detected uses of the tracks.
This causes problems for our clients because our clients often want to monetize their own videos
which incorporate music they have licensed from AudioSparx. Therefore any tracks you wish to sell at AudioSparx
can NOT directly participate in the following (or similar) programs:
- YouTube's ContentID program
- GoDigital Media Group's AdShare program
- CD Baby's license to Rumblefish, which causes participation in YouTube's
ContentID program (Note: CD Baby participation is fine, just not in Rumblefish option)
- Any other similar "fingerprint-based" music monetization systems at YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, FaceBook, MySpace, Imeem and other social media sites
How to Participate As a Vendor
If you are a music artist, composer, producer, label, publisher, band, orchestra, etc. and
wish to sell your music or sound effects at AudioSparx, you can become a
“Vendor” on our website by following these simple steps:
Read Licensing Agreement - You can read our Vendor Licensing Agreement text by clicking here (popup window).
Register - Take a minute to register online for free by
clicking here (popup window). After registering and logging into the site, submit a new
Artist Application (from the "Submit New Artist" option at the bottom of the Client tab of the MyAccount Menu).
We generally review all new artist applications within 24 hours and will email you with our decision about whether
we agree to represent the
artist you submit the application for. You can submit multiple artist applications if you represent music for multiple
different artists for whom you would like to sell content at AudioSparx's
family of web sites.
Upload Tracks - If you are accepted as a new artist at AudioSparx,
you can upload your tracks in high-resolution format (i.e. WAV or AIFF). Once you get the hang of
uploading individual tracks, then you can use our powerful batch upload and
batch edit features to upload dozens or even hundreds of tracks at once.
After uploading, for each track write a dynamic description, add lots of
relevant keywords, select moods, styles, price, and all suggested
information, so clients can quickly find and license your tracks. With the
huge library that we represent here, your attention to detail in your descriptions and
configurations will pay off in better results for your catalog.
Run Reports - You can run real time reports for any time period to see how many plays and sales your tracks are
Get Paid - After the end of each calendar quarter we email you a report that details all sales for
the previous quarter, and then 45 days after the end of each quarter we send payment
if your earned commissions are $25 or more for PayPal payments or $400 or
more for wire transfer payments.
So make the most of your intellectual property assets! Start participating today as a vendor and start to enjoy sales of
sound and music content now. If you have any questions at all please
click on the CONTACT option at the top of the site and let us know what's on your mind. We're always happy to discuss any questions you may have.
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