Epidemic Sound Heard Around the World
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 -- Wherever you live
in the world today, chances are good you've now experienced -- or
will soon experience -- Epidemic Sound's production music firsthand.
Most recently Epidemic Sound soundtrack music has been used by:
-- Travel Channel - Caribbean 24/7
-- Channel 5 (UK) - Pistorius Trial: The Key Question
-- Discovery Channel (Norway) - Channel ident
In-store Epidemic Sound music it now played daily by:
-- McDonald's - Austria (148 restaurants)
-- Tui Travel PLC - Sweden (hotels Blue Couples, SpalshWorld, Sensatori
and Holiday Village)
Coming soon, Epidemic Sound music will be used for TV and Internet
-- Nobel Media - the official website of the Nobel Prize
-- Bleacher Report - Turner Broadcasting's leading digital destination
for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage
And, since October more than 50 production companies in the UK have
started using the Epidemic Sound music library.
"One of the biggest challenges in using library music is sourcing
something fresh -- finding and using a piece of music that you and
everyone else hasn't used a million times before," said Eoin O'Shea,
senior and series producer/director with prime-time documentary and
factual series credits for BBC, Channel 4 and 5 in the U.K., and
various U.S. networks. "Epidemic Sound is ambitious with its
catalogue, has plenty of choice, and a strong instinct for what
producers need. I'm delighted to work with them."
Epidemic Sound is the first production music library that gives
visual content creators use of professional-quality soundtracks in
any country, on any platform, forever, for only a small fee. No
additional charges are ever required of anyone, which is unique for a
professional quality music library.
Today the Epidemic Sound library contains more than 25,000 tracks
that are tagged and formatted for the company's advanced search tools
used to explore, edit and download the music. Each track is broken
into STEMS - individual tracks where the instruments can be heard and
edited separately -- thereby creating over 100,000 sound files
available for use.
The tracks in the library have been created by more than 200
composers who are screened and mentored by a select production team
lead by company co-founder Peer Astroem, an award-winning producer
with the world record for the most ever entries on the U.S.
Billboard/iTunes chart, and productions for Madonna, Kelly Clarkson
and Enrique Iglesias. In addition to Epidemic Sound, Astroem produces
all of the music for the FOX hit show Glee.
"Epidemic Sound's mission from the start has been to unchain
production music, which accounts for over 90 percent of all music
used in TV and Internet video, and at the same time give composers
around the world a better way to make a living," said Oscar Hoeglund,
Epidemic Sound CEO and co-founder. "This is a huge market -- we
estimate it's worth around $5 billion annually -- that's growing
very, very quickly, and is very ripe for change."
About Epidemic Sound
Epidemic Sound is reinventing production music
with the first library that gives visual content creators use of
professional-quality soundtracks in any country, on any platform,
forever, for only a small fee. No additional charges are ever
required of anyone. Founded in 2009 by award-winning Swedish music,
TV and Internet entrepreneurs, Epidemic Sound doesn't represent
music, it owns it, buying directly from composers when tracks are
created to give today's generation of musicians a new way to make a
living making music. Epidemic Sound is headquartered in Stockholm,
but heard daily around the world. Start using Epidemic Sound today at
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