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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 »

Audiodraft Marketplace goes public!

Audiodraft has launched a new featured called Marketplace! Marketplace is an online store of exclusive music! All the tracks are produced by the talented worldwide Audiodraft sound designer community and handpicked by music professionals to ensure the great quality. Marketplace is offering only exclusive licenses so a single tune can be sold only once. Marketplace is a solution when you need high quality audio immediately but you do not want to risk others using the same audio somewhere else. All tracks on Marketplace are: Immediately available – Listen and buy Exclusive – All the tracks on Audiodraft Marketplace are sold […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: VAS_SD

Hello Valerio! How are you, what have you been doing lately? Hi to AudioDraft! I’m fine and definitely quite busy (fortunately!). A lot of things happened since the winning of the contest and besides a few ups and downs everything went great! You won Nokia Tune Remake contest 6 months ago. After that your tune got a huge amount of attention over the globe. Would you tell something about that hype, highlights etc.? Well… after getting the call at 8.30 am by the Nokia Sound Design department 6 months ago, I got definitely quite an attention! Apparently national newspaper and […] 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 »

Video synchronization is finally here!

As you’ve probably already noticed, AudioDraft has been testing a video player feature which is making your audio acquisition even easier! AudioDraft video synchronization is a solution when you want the audio to be a perfect match for your video clip. Using the video player is easy from a contest holder’s point of view: Just set up a contest on AudioDraft, upload your video clip to our service, launch the contest and evaluate all tracks in the contest automatically synchronized with your video. See an example how the video player works from a custom contest by Pro Sound Effects. (Video […] 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 »

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 »