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New investors and Agency Studios

Hello everyone!  We know it’s been a while since our last update, but now is as good as time as ever!  We have lots of incredible things going on with Audiodraft and are super excited to fill you in! We’ve Raised! We are very happy to announce that we’ve raised venture capital from some formidable US companies including 500 Startups and Promus Ventures. We are now ramping up the Audiodraft service in the US market and getting more resources for our international growth. Also, our advisor board is gaining some muscle from top tier advisors including Sean McCullough, Yee Lee, […] Read more »

New features for Audiodraft Music Library

We just published our first update from many to come for Audiodraft Music Library. It now allows two new uses – 1) you can request customization for the tracks easily directly from the composer and 2) you are able to bid for the price for a specific license. Both of these are explained in detail below. Get production music customized to your needs All the content on Audiodraft Music Library is produced by our network of over 15,000 music composers. We are proud to present a new feature which allows you to request changes to our production music tracks directly […] Read more »

Tutorial: How to participate in a contest?

This tutorial contains detailed information for everyone who is interested in participating in Audiodraft sound design contests. NOTE! Before submitting your first entry you must be registered to Audiodraft with verified email address and your contact information has to filled on your “Settings” page as well. You’re able upload entries right after these procedures are finished. 1. Design your entry Read the design brief carefully first and study all reference videos and files (if available) related to the contest. You can find all information about the contest (instructions, links, videos, downloadable content) by clicking the “Brief” tab on the contest […] Read more »

Success Stories: Game music for Grand Cru

Harri Granholm, Creative Director & Co-Founder of game company Grand Cru, tells us about their experiences AudioDraft contest. Grand Cru’s A superhero MMO game needs a catchy title theme sound design contest collected almost 250 entries and finally the company decided to award three additional winners. Hi Harri! The Supernauts will be Grand Cru’s first game. Can you first tell us a little bit about the history of Grand Cru and The Supernauts? Well, The Cru is a strike force of old Finnish mobile game veterans from Mr.Goodliving combined with virtual world development experience from Sulake with some fresh blood […] Read more »

Tutorial: How to manage a sound design contest?

This tutorial contains detailed information for everyone who is interested about arranging and managing contests on AudioDraft. AudioDraft’s contest managing process can be separated to three smaller steps: Listen and give feedback -> Modify the brief if necessary -> Pick the winner and receive the files Step 1: Listen and give feedback After you have launched your AudioDraft contest the sound designers will start working on their music to match your design brief. It can take a while before you get first entries to your contest, so be patient. It’s important to be active and guide the sound designers with […] 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: http://nelonenmedia.audiodraft.com/ In the future AudioDraft will be hosting this kind of contests for many different brands. Besides of getting a new music […] 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 »

Success Stories: Commercial music for Activeark

Hi everyone! As the amount sound design contests keeps constantly growing it’s definitely time to start introducing interesting cases from AudioDraft. First we are happy to present Activeark, a full-service digital agency, who have used AudioDraft for three different projects already. We had the opportunity to ask André Bardy, Account Manager at Activeark, what was it like to use AudioDraft to get music for a draught beer commercial video. Hi André. You’re an Account Manager at Activeark. Please tell us briefly what are your daily tasks in the office? I’m managing accounts and projects, mainly in the digital field. My […] Read more »