Music As A Service: Audiosocket Launches Music Licensing API
Music licensing and technology company Audiosocket, is launching a unique digital music licensing platform dubbed Music as a Service (MaaS). Anywhere that MaaS is embedded, content producers can offer the ability to search for and license music from a curated catalog of 33,000 songs from 1,900 mostly indie artists and share in the revenue generated. An example might be YouTube offering users a legally licensed soundtrack to accompany a video.
Artists set their own prices and split revenue with Audiosocket after a percentage is shared with the embedding site. The Maas open API offers integration for photo and video sharing services, gaming platforms, digital agencies and social networks.
"All these emerging digital media platforms just have tons of users and very creative communities that also need music licenses," he says. "The MaaS platform was built out of the realization of the size and needs of that market. This is allowing us to reach a much broader audience.