I received an email from a composer who I will call Alex. It was commentary on Vinylmint, where sound buyers post a brief for a soundscape requirement and sound designers respond with sounds tailored to the buyer’s request. Alex’s response to an opportunity was, “Is there a demo fee or some other qualification stage I’m…

Do you remember when artist used to come up under the tutuledge of famous artists and A&Rs like Clive Davis, Barry Gordy, and Quincy Jones? This is a world that artists today don’t know, and is reflected in the art being created today. Now, that is not a good or a bad thing. But, one…

I hope that this message is one of comfort and security to each member of the Vinylmint community. As we all know by now, on April 7, 2014, researchers disclosed a vulnerability in a technology called Open SSL that powers encryption across much of the internet. The vulnerability is commonly known as the “OpenSSL Heartbleed…

Getty Images Music is in search of royalty free-music.  Getty Images Music, a leading creator and distributor of digital media, is partnering with Vinylmint to help independent musicians and producers get their songs featured in advertisements. Getty Images Music, which specializes in commercial music licensing, will be regularly tapping into Vinylmint’s 4,000-strong community of freelance,…

The next wave of Sound apps will unmute the web.  These technologies will enable users to direct the web with their voice or communicate directly with their peers in unique social environments.  Sound is a powerful medium for the exchange of ideas and cultural traditions.   It creates a blank canvas for two or more people…

You are an indie musician, writer, or vocalist.  You’re authentic, inspired and ambitious.  You’re DIY and submitting music to the creative commons to join the creative minds of the world.  But you still want to get paid for your music.  Who doesn’t?   Admitting that is a crucial first step to a long career as…