London, England (PRWEB) August 21, 2008
YouLicense.com, the online music licensing marketplace, announced today that Sellaband, the online music site where music lovers invest in aspiring unsigned artists, is making its artists' music available for quick and easy licensing on YouLicense.com. The move brings together two of the most promising social marketplaces for promoting and empowering independent artists.
SellaBand is a music website that enables aspiring artists to crowdsource investment to fund the professional recording of an album. The SellaBand model invites music fans from around the world to invest as little as US$10.00 into their favorite artist. Once the artist has achieved the full recording budget of US $50,000, SellaBand helps them produce a professional album. To date, 24 artists from around the world have sourced the full recording budget on SellaBand.
The decision by SellaBand to feature its catalog of music on YouLicense.com will make artists such as Second Person (UK) and Cubworld (USA) available for licensing to entertainment producers, advertisers, fans and anyone else interested in licensing music for creative projects. In the short time since joining the YouLicense.com platform, SellaBand already has created new licensing opportunities for its artists.
YouLicense.com, which is free to join and non-exclusive, is an online music licensing platform that enables artists and those seeking musical content to conduct business directly with one another in a safe and secure environment.
"Working with YouLicense.com will enable our artists to promote their music to a wider audience," said Dagmar Heijmans, Music Director, SellaBand. "As SellaBand enters into its third year of business, we are looking for ways to evolve and get our artists' music heard. Working with innovative companies like YouLicense.com is a perfect opportunity to do just that."
"This alliance seems to us like a perfect fit. SellaBand gives up and coming artists the opportunity to professionally produce their music, and YouLicense.com makes it easy for artists to do business," said Maor Ezer, CEO of YouLicense.com. "Aspiring, talented artists now have two powerful forums they can turn to, to create and sell their music."
About YouLicense, Inc.:
YouLicense.com is a global online music licensing marketplace where independent music artists and companies offering music can connect directly with music buyers seeking music for film, TV, ads, games and Web entertainment. Through the Web-based system, music sellers and buyers interact, negotiate, contract and transact directly, in a highly automated and secure system. YouLicense.com is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with operations in London and New York.
SellaBand is an online music company which empowers unsigned artists to record a professional album, funded by their fans. It facilitates a direct relationship between artist and fan by enabling 'Believers' to buy parts to finance the production and distribution of an album - including A&R, marketing and publishing.
For more information on SellaBand, please visit http://www.sellaband.com.
Jocelyn Johnson, Gravitas Communications, 212-924-9500, jjohnson @ gravitas-pr.com
Brian Posnanski, Gravitas Communications, 314-968-7712, bposnanski @ gravitas-pr.com
Jo Ashford, SellaBand, +44(0)7969 337 607, jo @ sellaband.com