Vimeo just keeps rolling out new features.
A few days ago, the online video community announced a new service.
It’s called the Vimeo Music Store and it helps users (mostly independant film-makers) find legal music to pair with their aesthetically pleasing images.
The above video effectively demonstrates how to use the Vimeo Music Story in characteristically entertaining Vimeo fashion. It seem fairly simple. Search for music based on Genre, Tempo, Theme, Mood or Instrumentation tags. Then preview tracks that result from your search. You can see the genre, length, author and license restrictions (plenty of free stuff) on the tracks you listen to.
You can also click the number in the left column (which turns into a star on hover) to “favorite” a track for maximum efficiency when searching.
Overall, this seems like an intuitive extension of Vimeo’s services. Personally, I love the search application (tags based). I only wish you could order search results by license, author or length. The latter is a big factor (in my experience) when choosing music for video. Another awesome feature on my wish-list would be the ability to preview music tracks over your existing videos.
Check out the Vimeo Music Store FAQ for more info on licensing etc.
I’m also tempted to upload some of my music through Audiosocket to see if I can score some sales through Vimeo. That would be swell.
Will you use the Vimeo Music Store?