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AudioBlocks Offers Unlimited Stock Music for $99 a Year…

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A growing number of companies are venturing into the world of royalty-free stock music. Shutterstock and Epidemic Sound are two examples of this.

Now, VideoBlocks (a royalty-free stock video service) has joined the royalty-free stock music game with their new platform, AudioBlocks. VideoBlocks also runs GraphicStock, a royalty-free stock image library.

AudioBlocks will soon have a library of 100,000 “high quality” tracks, sound effects, and loops. Subscriptions are $99 a year and come with unlimited downloads. In contrast, Shutterstock licenses are between $79 and $499 per track.

New users can test out the service with a seven day trial, which comes with 140 downloads.

 

Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

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Comments (16)
  1. yes

    That’s why companies like Dittybase went bankrupt.


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    1. Anonymous

      Is it true that the owner disappeared and that the writers never got paid?


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      1. true

        Yes, it’s true. Lance took our money and run away.


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      2. bankrupt my a$$

        Dittybase didn’t go bankrupt. They vanished into thin air to avoid paying the writers.


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  2. Minneapolis Musician

    More evidence of an oversupply of “good enough” music now that the means of production (digital audio recorders and effects, virtual instruments, and loops) are available to everyone.


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  3. Mekel Delvas

    I guess if music is free so should food be too!!!


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    1. McG

      When food and any other tangible good / service can be infinitely digitally copied and downloaded, then it will be free. Music and the print media are merely the first victims. No scarcity = no value.


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  4. Willis

    This is not a fail, but a future fail. Crystal ball don’t fail me now.


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    1. Nina Ulloa

      :p


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  5. Radio DJ/Programmer

    YAY! Thank you. You just gave me a source to solve a major problem. Today, one can buy 15 sec spots on some stations for $15-$20 each. Spending $100 for a music bed is cost prohibitive, when you also pay $20 and up per voiceover for someone to cut the spot. This helps. Thank you. I am signing up as we speak.


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    1. equals

      If you can’t afford to spend $100 for good music, then the product you are pushing is not good enough.


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      1. Lavid Dowery

        I agree.

        If you can’t charge – and get people to pay – $100 for your music, then maybe the music you are pushing is not good enough.


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  6. Radio DJProgrammer

    AudioBlocks is totally free for the first 7 days. You won’t be billed unless you keep your account open past the 7-day trial period, and then it is just $49.00 per month for unlimited downloads.


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    1. JSerr

      is it $99 for unlimited downloads as the article states or $49/mo for unlimited downloads as you say?


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      1. sounds like a scam to me

        How much do the composers receive from that?!


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      2. hippydog

        Website states:
        https://www.audioblocks.com/join/

        $79 for one month
        $99 for a prepaid annual..

        it also has a $1000 “enterprise” option.. I didnt bother finding out what that entailed..


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