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Amazon Studios Offers Free and Licensed Library of 2,000 Songs

by Sophia Savage
April 28, 2011 7:54 AM
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Amazon Studios -- which invites filmmakers and screenwriters to submit their works for discovery -- announces the release of 2000 free and licensed movie-production music tracks for any registered and signed-in member on their site. Amazon Studios says they added the feature:

"in order to enhance the overall viewing experience of the movies they upload to the site. Amazon Studios also recognizes that it’s hard for filmmakers to get valid licenses to soundtrack music for their test movies. Sound and music are important parts of how test movies garner more engaged feedback from movie fans than just scripts alone. Every month, Amazon Studios offers a $100,000 award to the best test movie."

Of the selection, says Amazon Studios explains:

· The music will be grouped into 28 packs of related music, with 40-100 tracks per pack:
· The packs will be broken out into groups including:
o  Movie genres likes comedy and horror
o  Emotional categories like anger and joy
o  Music genres from jazz to hip-hop and rock to classical.
· The music library will present these various packs for download; there will be an agreement step describing the acceptable licensed use of the music in the library.

Here's more info.

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