PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - Rumblefish (www.rumblefish.com), the leading provider of soundtracks for online social video, and Concord Music Group (www.concordmusicgroup.com) (CMG), one of the world's foremost independent record companies, have signed an agreement to add their deep and historically significant catalog to the Rumblefish soundtrack catalog. The CMG catalog, including pop, jazz, rock and soul legends like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and John Lee Hooker, enriches the Rumblefish catalog of over one million soundtracks for online video.
"Rumblefish offers anyone making a video for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or their favorite mobile app the largest catalog of copyright-cleared music in the world," said Paul Anthony, founder and CEO of Rumblefish. "Adding legendary artists to our catalog, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker and the many other world-class artists from the Concord family makes it easier than ever for our users to create the perfect soundtrack. We're very proud to work with Concord Music Group, bringing their renowned artists to brand new audiences and clients."
Online video services like YouTube, Animoto and Socialcam continue their exponential growth due to skyrocketing user-generated video uploads. Most consumers struggle to find a video soundtrack, or don't realize the music they would like to use isn't licensed properly. Rumblefish, which pioneered music licensing for online social video, offers its customers soundtrack search and recommendation tools for copyright-cleared music, solving these problems for users, social network and any web or mobile app. The Rumblefish music catalog surpassed one million songs earlier this year, and, with the addition of the CMG catalog, now adds truly iconic pre-cleared music, featuring some of the most legendary, world-renowned artists in music.
"We're pleased to have the iconic, talented musicians in our catalog be part of this new offering, which will bring greater exposure and a new revenue stream," said Matt Kapuchinski, Creative Director of Licensing for Concord Music Group. "Rumblefish has been a leader in online music licensing for many years now, and CMG is delighted to bring its artists to the table."
Consumers can find the Rumblefish catalog of soundtracks and soundtrack tools via various online and mobile video sites, including YouTube, Animoto, Friendly Music, Socialcam and Amazon Studios.
Rumblefish is the largest provider of soundtracks for social video and has been a pioneer in the music licensing industry for over a decade. Through its API, SDK and Storefront offerings, the platform allows partners to offer soundtrack functionality for web and mobile applications, and provide access to the world's largest copyright-cleared soundtrack catalog of more than one million tracks. The company makes soundtracks for online social video easy and legal, and has issued more than six million licenses, paying millions in royalties to its artists. Rumblefish partners include YouTube, Animoto, Socialcam, Virtual Active, Klip and Google. The company can be found at www.rumblefish.com and is headquartered in Portland, OR.
About Concord Music Group
Concord Music Group is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and historically significant catalog of recordings. Concord Music Group's legendary family of labels includes Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Milestone, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc, Peak, Heads Up, Prestige and its most recent acquisition, famed American roots label Rounder Records. Their catalog includes titles from some of the most admired and enduring names in music, including Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard and Thelonious Monk. The group's current roster of world-class artists includes: Paul McCartney, Chick Corea, Paul Simon, Kurt Elling, Carole King, Christian Scott, Esperanza Spalding and Alison Krauss. In 2007, Concord partnered with Starbucks Entertainment to form Hear Music, which has released records from James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, John Mellencamp and Elvis Costello, among many others.