The Sound of Music: How Music Works in VidMob

Posted by Matt Dubroff on Feb 8, 2016 2:51:00 PM

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Some of our editor are experiencing some confusion regarding how music works best in our system, so I want to outline a few of the key points.

SourceAudio: We have a great music library with over 100,000 tracks fully licensed for any VidMob projects.  To access the library, go to, and log in using the same email address as your VidMob account and the password “vidmob123”. If you have any troubles logging in, reach out to us at, and we can help you get access.

Best Using SourceAudio: SourceAudio has some great features to help you find the perfect tracks for your projects.  When logged in, the left column lets you filter by genre, tempo, and length.  You can also use the links next to the search bar to select certain styles or moods.

SourceAudio SonicSearch: SourceAudio has a new beta feature to help you find songs similar to popular music.  If you can find the song on YouTube, copy and paste the URL into the SourceAudio search bar, and it will search for songs that are sonically similar.  Once it begins the SonicSearch, you’ll be prompted to select the applicable genres and/or add keywords to search for.  This feature is still in beta, but is very helpful in finding licensed songs.

Copyrighted Music: If a client requests you to use copyrighted music, you can definitely use it, but the client may have troubles uploading it to YouTube or Facebook.  Generally, YouTube will let you post videos with copyrighted music by inserting an ad before and/or during the video play as means to pay the artists appropriately for the use of their work.  they will sometimes block the video entirely if they do not have a deal with that particular artist or record label.  With Facebook, they will remove copyright content pretty quickly.  When discussing music with your client, you should make sure that they are aware of the implications of picking copyrighted music.

Licensing: If you click on an individual track, you will have a button to license the track, but this is a vestige of the main SourceAudio site where any users would have to license a song.  All songs in this library are already licensed for use in a VidMob project.  Should you want to use a song for a non-VidMob project, you’ll need to sign up with SourceAudio and license the track through them directly.

If you haven’t had a chance to look through the SourceAudio site, you should definitely check it out.  It’s a great resource for you to use.  There is a lot more to the site, but this should be enough to get you started.  If you have any questions about SourceAudio or ideas for how we can improve the experience, reach out to us at

Keep cutting, editors!

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