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Contributor News: Productiontrax Partners with AmanaImages for Royalty Free Music Distribution in Japan

We’re pleased to announce that we have finalized our API integration with amanaimages to bring Productiontrax.com royalty free music and sound effects to the Japanese market. This is also the first step towards the release of our Global Distribution API that will allow for additional distribution and licensing of Productiontrax.com content worldwide and on other websites. This is a huge advancement for the Productiontrax.com service, and will result in and overall increase in sales for your tracks.

Amanaimages provides rights-managed and royalty free media in Japan, solely in their native Japanese language, to their huge customer base of hundreds of thousands of existing clients. Amanaimages is a reputable, well-known company that has been in the stock media business since the 1970s serving the Japanese market. This partnership allows Productiontrax contributors to enter into the international market with no additional work or effort whatsoever, without having to establish a foreign office or learn a new language.

Everything happens automatically, and it will be as if the sales are coming from Productiontrax.com the whole time. Under our agreement with amanaimages, you will receive your full License B asking price (minus the usual PT commission) as set on your contributor account for each track sold, under the same license terms as tracks licensed directly on Productiontrax.com. Amanaimages will report all sales directly to your contributor account via our new API system in realtime, and you will continue to receive royalty payments just like normal from PT. Our API will only release content downloads to amanaimages customers who have purchased a license and that purchase has been posted to your Productiontrax.com account. You’ll see these transactions on your PT sales reports like this:

Your Song Name (API Network) – License B.

How can you benefit the most from this new partnership? Upload more music and sounds to your PT account and make sure they are accurately tagged and categorized!

Stay tuned for more information about the Productiontrax.com API, which will be publicly available for developers to use later this year.

Editors Picks – New Media at Productiontrax.com

We recently launched our new weekly email, which hopefully makes it easier for you to find more relevant tracks for your projects. Here are our picks for Sept. 13, 2011.

Intro (47 sec) – To The Last Breath
by Karol Sabat
Track ID: 260453 | Action & Adventure

This short intro track, which also has a full version here, reminds us of Avatar. Fuses orchestra and choirs to create an epic world music inspired orchestration common to many current action and adventure films.


tags: world, orchestra, action, adventure, epic, choirs, avatar

Happy Whistle
by Vess Ray
Track ID: 257685 | Pop

This track is just so happy. Reminds me of a pet food commercial, baby wipes, or anything family or kid related. Lively and fun, this track is the perfect mood-setter.

tags: bouncy, lively, fun, whistle, recess, comic, cartoon, sitcom, commercial

Ditto Darling
by Richard Brown, Soundsculptor
Track ID: 258085 | Easy Listening

This easy listening love song combines smooth jazz flavors with adult contemporary influences and a rather peculiar semi-sung vocal that will either woo you to tears or totally freak you out. Add a bit of mystery to your next romantic endeavor.

tags: easy listening, pop, vocal, romantic, piano, smooth jazz

Spooksville us with fx
by Alec Makinson
Track ID: 258307 | Horror

With Halloween around the corner, this track reminds us of ghosts and goblins. A bit Addams Family meets the Joker, this track is an easy way to get the sound of Danny Elfman on your project without the huge payroll expense.

tags: spooky, harpsichord, evil, witches, scoobydoo, tongueincheek, cartoon, Halloween

Moonshine
by Ian Hubbal
Track ID: 247038 | Bluegrass

Multiple banjos and strings sing of americana and the country. Whether you’re sitting on the porch whittling away, or stealing your cousin’s pick up truck, this is the soundtrack for your summer days out in the dust bowl. Constant build makes this track perfect for comedies or art pieces about Oklahoma.

tags: determined, marching, banjos, bluegrass, playful, escalating, americana

Taking Lightboxes to the Power of Awesome

We just added lightboxes to the site this week, a feature that has been sorely needed for quite some time now. While we finish tweaking and updating our pages with the new code, I thought I’d share some of the cool features of the Productiontrax.com Lightbox system, and how it can help you with your projects — whether you’re a customer or a contributor.

1. Save your favorites. Lightboxes help you organize your favorite royalty free items on Productiontrax into folders, projects, or whatever system works for you. You need to register to create a lightbox account first, and then just click “Create New Lightbox” to start making lightboxes. You can have different lightboxes for different purposes, ie: a Short Film Lightbox for your upcoming short, or a Client Preview Lightbox, for example. Then, to add a file to your lightboxes, just click on the little lightbulb next to any file listing on PT.

2. Custom Settings. On our lightboxes, you can set them to be private or public. A private lightbox requires a password to access, whereas a public lightbox can be seen without any password. You can also elect to hide the prices on any lightbox, which is handy for showing preview choices to your clients.

3. Embeddable in iFrames. That’s right. One of the most powerful features of our lightbox is that you can embed them in any website that supports iFrams — your personal site, your businesses’ client preview systems, your Facebook Pages. By utilizing a combination of embedding, public, and hide prices, you can create a seamless selection tool for your clients (approval/selection features coming soon). Or, if you show prices, you can offer royalty free music, sound effects, footage, or photos for sale right on your website, complete with streaming previews — very handy if you are a contributor or looking to expand your offerings.

4. Share with your friends, clients, and colleagues. We provide you with a custom URL for every lightbox, which you can share with your friends to make selecting your favorite items easier for groups and long-distance productions. A quick email feature is on its way.

Be Epic. Use Productiontrax!

New royalty free music on Productiontrax.com this week to help you get back into the production groove:
Enter CREDITSARELAME at checkout and save 10% off all stock photos, all summer long! more info (offer ends September 30, 2011).
Be sure to +1, Like, Share, and Tweet us, right on our main page!

Royalty Free Music
Triumphant & Epic Adventure Soundtracks
Whether you’re telling the tale of a superhero, saving the wild west from aliens, or just looking to make that next corporate video really stand out, our Royalty Free Action & Adventure Tracks are ready to save the day. These tracks are so awesomely epic, they’ll take your breath away!

Fresh Idents & Logos for Web, TV & Radio
Every great company has a great logo. Make one of these new royalty free logos and ident tracks or stingers the most memorable 3 seconds your audience experiences. With quick and easy previews, and the best commercial license in the business, your brand will have the sonic power to take your productions to the top.

Sound Effects
Sound Effects: Weather
Whether you’re canoeing to work in Manhattan or shovelling snow in Buffalo, our weather sound effects will take your project to the next level of realism. Our sfx are recorded live on location by the best in the effects industry. Never rent a foley studio again!

Stock Footage
Back To School Stock Footage
Get your supplies ready for some serious learning. These royalty free back to school video clips at Productiontrax.com feature supplies and household items to start. When you’re done downloading everything in this category, hop on over to our With most clips in HD format, Students and Education categories for even more great videos.

Stock Photos
High Tech Business Stock Photos
Whether you’re getting kids excited about an aftershcool science program, or looking to redesign a new pharmaceutical website, these High Tech stock photos are the perfect professional shots for any project. As always, no credits (because CREDITSARELAME), no hassles — the best stock photo deal on the planet at the highest resolutions available!

DJ Elements
DJ Elements: Hot New Loops & Beats
Keep those turntables turning with awesome new beats and loops in the Productiontrax.com DJ Elements section. Perfect for mash-ups, live events, and anything else you can think of.