Vimeo Launches Music Store for Your Videos (I’ll Stick to Free Ones)

Video sharing site Vimeo has launched its Music Store, making it easier for creators to download music for their videos.

Vimeo 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 or 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.

Music Store provides users with three types of licensing options:

Creative Commons licenses (free, various licenses);
Personal, non-commercial, web-use licenses for the casual user ($1.99 per track); and
Commercial, web-use licenses for professional users ($98 per track).

Audiosocket provides the Vimeo Music Store with a catalog of over 33,000 songs from more than 1,900 emerging bands, composers and record labels from around the world. Audiosocket curates their content to provide video creators with access to tracks from today’s up-and-coming talent.

Free Music Archive (FMA), curators of free and legal music downloads, offers more than 11,000 Creative Commons-licensed songs through its API. FMA is the first curated platform for artists who wish to participate in the open sharing of their art under the Creative Commons licensing framework.

This is a no-brainer addition to Vimeo. To better understand the new offering, here’s a video introducing Vimeo’s new Music Store.