“There is wide demand in online publishing for music to accompany photos and videos and many customers don’t know where to find, choose and license music easily,” said Fernando Ferre, Vice President / AP Images in a press release. “By bringing a simple-to-use music licensing offering to our customers, combined with our extensive catalog of editorial, creative, microstock photos and video, we are able to extend our value as a one-stop shop for all of our customers’ needs with our relationship with Audiosocket.”
Audiosocket offers more than 38,000 tracks, mainly from up-and-coming artists in 204 different genres. The company inked a similar partnership with Vimeo last fall, and is currently in process of signing deals with other media companies for what it dubs its music-as-a-service or MaaS.
Founded in Seattle, Audiosocket now has dual headquarters split between Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood and New Orleans. CEO and co-founder Brent McCrossen relocated to his home state of Louisiana where Audiosocket now has a team of eight people.