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September 21, 2011 11:15 ET

Vimeo Taps Audiosocket for Vimeo Music Store Content

Audiosocket's Music as a Service (MaaS™) Platform Gives Vimeo Filmmakers a New Pipeline to Discover and License Pre-Cleared Music

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Audiosocket, a collective of forward thinkers, tech junkies, and music snobs, today announced that it has been selected by leading video sharing site Vimeo for the Vimeo Music Store. The Vimeo Music Store is a fully integrated, custom-designed music licensing solution that leverages Audiosocket's Music as a Service (MaaS™) platform, delivering Audiosocket's catalog of pre-cleared music to the Vimeo community. Vimeo's filmmakers can now search for, discover, and license songs for non-commercial or limited commercial purposes.

Audiosocket purpose-built the MaaS platform to make it frictionless for any digital media company to plug in and easily search, discover and license music. Vimeo is the first commercial implementation of MaaS, the world's first fully integrated and search-able music library with 100+ categories of integrated metadata, localized to the Vimeo platform.

"We chose Audiosocket for the Vimeo Music Store because of the company's powerful technology solution, and its rich curated roster of music from emerging artists," said Dae Mellencamp, GM, Vimeo. "With innovative licensing models, and a catalog of high-quality music with over 33K songs, Vimeo users can select and license the song that best fits their production, and distribute it over the web, and at film festivals."

"The Vimeo Music Store allows filmmakers to finally tackle one of the greatest challenges for any indie filmmaker: To make music licensing easy, accessible and affordable," said Jesse Harris, Director Jesse Harris Films and founder of National Film Festival for Talented Youth. "Most up-and-coming filmmakers don't even know where to start when it comes to music licensing. Audiosocket's technology and vast library of talented artists have made finding music for my projects a breeze. Being able to now do it all via Vimeo, a site I use every day, will only make it easier."

The Vimeo Music Store delivers many benefits for Audiosocket's music artists, including better distribution, guaranteed royalty payments on licensed music and broad exposure to a global audience of more than 50M monthly unique visitors, including many of the best amateur content creators as well as professional filmmakers.

"We think this is a huge opportunity for the Vimeo community, and for Audiosocket artists," said Brent McCrossen, CEO, Audiosocket. "Vimeo's music store allows our artists to make money where they haven't historically: Personal video creation. MaaS introduces a new way for indie musicians to gain exposure and monetize their work, and we believe Vimeo is the perfect launch partner."

For more information, and to access the Vimeo Music Store, please visit http://vimeo.com/musicstore.

About Audiosocket
Audiosocket is a music, media and technology company that delivers today's hot, up and coming talent to the marketplace. We have 33,000 songs in our catalog that come from more than 1900 emerging bands, composers and record labels from around the world. We're a next-generation content provider that thrives at the intersection of music and technology.

Audiosocket has developed an innovative music search and licensing technology that we call MaaS™ -- Music as a Service. Fundamentally designed for integration into video and photo sharing platforms, virtual worlds, online games and social networks, MaaS is changing the way that music is licensed in digital media. Days worth of content are being created every hour and MaaS provides the world the tools needed to legally source and license music for any creative project.

Audiosocket was founded in 2007 and has dual headquarters in Seattle, WA and New Orleans, LA. For more information please visit www.audiosocket.com.

About Vimeo, LLC
Leading video sharing site Vimeo® provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality. The site provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community of creative users who care about how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is a 2010 & 2009 Time Magazine Top 50 Website. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

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