Vimeo – the clip upload website that isn’t YouTube – has introduced a new way to sample and download music for use in your own video creations, for free or for a small fee. This new ‘Music Store’ is open for business from today.
Like us, you probably hate it when YouTube blocks your videos when you use a popular artist’s tune on your holiday compilation videos or funny cat clips. Even when you research and add a sufficient disclaimer, the ‘Tube still slaps a ban on all of your hard work. Sucks little bit doesn’t it!
Rival clip-site Vimeo is now offering an easy way to sample some royalty free and purchasable tracks which are safe for use on your vids without the fear of looking a day later to see the familiar and annoying ‘copyright’ spiel.
Logging into Vimeo, you’ll be able to now find the Music Store which includes a catalogue of over 45,000 tracks in a selection of genres – most of which are free or come in at around $1.99. Legal jargon-free, the music is available as personal use and under creative commons licensing, so no more worrying about your favourite memories and creations being pulled. We’ve spotted no superstar names on there, but there’s some not bad tunes to choose from.
Sounds like another reason why many are hopping over to see what relative ‘newcomer’ Vimeo (founded in 2004) has to offer.