I have been a big fan of Artlist.io ever since it was announced back in December 2015 and have used songs from their catalogue on numerous productions.
A new model for music licensing
Instead of paying by the track, and having to check the terms of individual track licences, Artlist offers a curated collection of music that can be used in your productions for a single flat-fee. You can use the music for commercials, feature films, TV programs, Facebook, YouTube and/or anywhere else and never pay additional fees. No matter whether you use 10 tracks or 100, the price is still the same.
Artlist out of beta, for the better
It’s hard to believe that until now the site now has been in beta – essentially an extended test phase. Well today Artlist have announced the full version release of Artlist.io.
Artlist.io has proved to be a very popular platform with filmmakers and the full version has been completely rebuilt from scratch based on direct customer input and experiences.
Artlist.io features all the same familiar tools that filmmakers use to find music, but expands on it with new filtering and search options and project organization. Here’s a list from Artlist of what’s changed:
- 600+ new songs
- 100+ new albums
- Multi-tag selections
- New curated categories
- Duration filter
- Search by genre
- Create and share collections
- Completely re-designed platform
- Up to 10x faster functionality
- Enhanced user experience
- Enhanced mobile experience
- Free preview downloads
Adding a lot more songs to choose from is something that is well overdue as I did find that over the course of a year I was struggling to find tracks I hadn’t used before. The improvement to the site’s speed is also welcome. The beta version was quite slow and often took quite some time to just get a song you wanted to preview to start playing.
All for one low, low price
The good news for subscribers is that the price (at least for now) will still stay at $199 US for unlimited access and use of the entire catalog. Filmmakers need not worry about purchasing additional licenses to use the music in commercial projects – unlimited means exactly that. $199 US is remarkably cheap if you compare the costs to using licensed music from other competing sites. Often you can end up paying more than $200 US to license a single song if it is for use on a big commercial project. Being able to download an unlimited number of songs over a period of a year really is a very cost effective way of adding a wide variety of music to your productions.
Newsshooter recommends Artlist
If you haven’t used Artlist before it is super easy to select and get your music tracks. All you have to do is add music to your cart, hit the checkout button and then you immediately receive the songs in your email inbox. Once you have purchased music you can always access the tracks directly in your Download History page on the site if you need to download them again for some reason.
Along with a ton of new music from some of Artlist’s most popular artists and new musicians on the site, the new collection feature allows you to share a curated selection of your own to share with colleagues and clients for better collaboration on your projects.
If you are looking for an affordable and easy to use music licensing platform I highly recommend Artlist.