SOURCE: Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound

December 12, 2013 10:00 ET

Epidemic Sound Heard Around the World

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) -  Wherever you live in the world today, chances are good you've now experienced -- or will soon experience -- Epidemic Sound's production music firsthand.

Most recently Epidemic Sound soundtrack music has been used by:

  • Travel Channel - Caribbean 24/7
  • Channel 5 (UK) - Pistorius Trial: The Key Question
  • Discovery Channel (Norway) - Channel ident

In-store Epidemic Sound music it now played daily by:

  • McDonald's - Austria (148 restaurants)
  • Tui Travel PLC - Sweden (hotels Blue Couples, SpalshWorld, Sensatori and Holiday Village)

Coming soon, Epidemic Sound music will be used for TV and Internet productions by:

  • Nobel Media - the official website of the Nobel Prize
  • Bleacher Report - Turner Broadcasting's leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage

And, since October more than 50 production companies in the UK have started using the Epidemic Sound music library.

"One of the biggest challenges in using library music is sourcing something fresh -- finding and using a piece of music that you and everyone else hasn't used a million times before," said Eoin O'Shea, senior and series producer/director with prime-time documentary and factual series credits for BBC, Channel 4 and 5 in the U.K., and various U.S. networks. "Epidemic Sound is ambitious with its catalogue, has plenty of choice, and a strong instinct for what producers need. I'm delighted to work with them."

Epidemic Sound is the first production music library that gives visual content creators use of professional-quality soundtracks in any country, on any platform, forever, for only a small fee. No additional charges are ever required of anyone, which is unique for a professional quality music library.

Today the Epidemic Sound library contains more than 25,000 tracks that are tagged and formatted for the company's advanced search tools used to explore, edit and download the music. Each track is broken into STEMS - individual tracks where the instruments can be heard and edited separately -- thereby creating over 100,000 sound files available for use.

The tracks in the library have been created by more than 200 composers who are screened and mentored by a select production team lead by company co-founder Peer Åström, an award-winning producer with the world record for the most ever entries on the U.S. Billboard/iTunes chart, and productions for Madonna, Kelly Clarkson and Enrique Iglesias. In addition to Epidemic Sound, Åström produces all of the music for the FOX hit show Glee.

"Epidemic Sound's mission from the start has been to unchain production music, which accounts for over 90 percent of all music used in TV and Internet video, and at the same time give composers around the world a better way to make a living," said Oscar Höglund, Epidemic Sound CEO and co-founder. "This is a huge market -- we estimate it's worth around $5 billion annually -- that's growing very, very quickly, and is very ripe for change."

About Epidemic Sound
Epidemic Sound is reinventing production music with the first library that gives visual content creators use of professional-quality soundtracks in any country, on any platform, forever, for only a small fee. No additional charges are ever required of anyone. Founded in 2009 by award-winning Swedish music, TV and Internet entrepreneurs, Epidemic Sound doesn't represent music, it owns it, buying directly from composers when tracks are created to give today's generation of musicians a new way to make a living making music. Epidemic Sound is headquartered in Stockholm, but heard daily around the world. Start using Epidemic Sound today at www.epidemicsound.com.

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