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Word from the Community Manager

Greetings you sound aficionados! It’s been an awesome journey working with the AudioDraft community and watching it grow from zero to over 15 000 large during the last two years. From Finland to a global phenomenom – It has been a truly unique experience to affect and witness that! Now it is my time to pass the community management throne to our junior community manager Aleksi Keränen as I will take a role of AudioDraft Evangelist in the future and dedicate some of my time in my own artist career. What does that mean? You’ll see me around the globe […] Read more »

Updated like and share features

Hey everyone, we’ve just updated the contest share and like features! Now anyone can use the AudioDraft likes even if they are not registered AudioDraft users. It will be so much easier for the contest followers to point out their favorite entries in the contests. We removed the old Facebook Like button and added much more cooler AddThis sharing functionality that covers Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Now you can share the contest page and entries more easily than ever. Have a sunny weekend, AudioDraft Team

New e-mail notifications

Hi! We have just enhanced our e-mail notification system. The new notifications help the contest holders and contestants know better what is happening in the contests. Now it will be much more easier and convenient to stay up-to-date in any AudioDraft contest. When you participate in a contest you’ll get notifications when your entry is rated, commented or selected as a winner. Also, if contest holder or AudioDraft discuss publicly on the contest page, you’ll be notified about it. If contest holder modifies the design brief, you’ll also get a notification of it. Notifications for contest holders now include how […] Read more »

Success Stories: Game music for Kuuasema

Ari Nykänen, the creative director at Kuuasema, tells us a little bit how they used AudioDraft to crowdsource the main theme of Supersonic. Supersonic is a fast paced tunnel ride game for iPhone, iPad, Android and WebOS devices that was released few months ago. Hi Ari, congratulations for releasing the game! Supersonic is Kuuasema’s first indie game in many years. Can you first tell us a little bit about how the game was born? We’ve been creating games for publishers since 2004 and we felt it was the time to create and publish a game of our own. Janne Piekkola, […] Read more »

First customised Audiodraft contest online!

We’re very happy to announce our first customised contest which is held for Nelonen Media. Nelonen Media is one of the biggest content providers on television, radio, online and mobile devices in Finland. Right now we’re looking for an audio identity package for their brand and the winner will be rewarded by a prize of $2,400. The deadline for entries is on 28th of July. You can find more information and a brief about this contest from here: In the future AudioDraft will be hosting this kind of contests for many different brands. Besides of getting a new music […] Read more »

From Sauna to the Valley: get out to explore and learn

There has been a lot of buzz about the Valley and we can assure it’s not for nothing. For us it’s a place where you can get more things done in a week than in a month elsewhere. But the Silicon Valley, or the broader Bay Area, is not the place for every startup. At least not for doing business. It has something for every entrepreneur though: culture and knowledge. The beauty is that it’s all accessible. It’s not necessarily easy but it’s there for you to take with some hard work. The Culture If you’re aiming for global markets […] Read more »

Relief Songs For Japan – Out Now!

We are proud to present the Relief Songs For Japan compilation album. It is a showcase of the talent of AudioDraft community and delivers solid tracks from melancholic pop rock to sophisticated electronica and classical music. All incomes from the album sales are donated to the Japan Aid of Finnish Red Cross. We would like to to thank all the artists who have participated in the contest. Additional thanks go to the people who have actively followed the campaign and helped the message to spread! You can participate in the charity campaign by purchasing the album. The album is currently […] Read more »

Akai APC-20 giveaway!

Hi everyone! We are giving one Akai APC-20 unit to a one lucky fan if we reach 1000 Facebook fans by the end of this month. Akai APC-20 is the ultimate performance controller for Ableton Live that you can use in studio and live environments. Like us now on Facebook and you can be the lucky winner of Akai APC-20! AudioDraft on Facebook

Relief songs for Japan

Great news! We have selected the tracks for the Japan Charity campaign compilation. Few weeks ago we launched a campaign that encouraged artists to write their best relief songs for Japan. Five best tracks would be released on a compilation album that will be released on iTunes, Amazon etc. All incomes from the album sales are donated to the Japan Aid of Finnish Red Cross. In two weeks we received 54 amazing songs that really surpassed all our expectations. We couldn’t pick just five songs, we had to pick ten. Narrowing our list of favorites to ten tracks was a […] Read more »

Success Stories: Show reel music for Rakettijengi

Rocket Gang Productions (Rakettijengi Tuotannot) has just finished their new show reel that now features a really cool soundtrack sourced by using AudioDraft. We’re happy to interview Hannu Uotila, the chief of the gang. Please tell us something about your production company, what kind of creative projects you do? We do pistol sh*t with a spirit alike. Meaning that we design and execute coolest audiovisual productions, which kick ass. Our portfolio includes commercials, corporate videos, music videos, on-line videos etc. Basically, we provide to our customers everything from a customized idea to the final audiovisual product. Also, on a request […] Read more »