(www.soundux.co.kr), a firm that specializes in audio planning, creation and
consulting, announced that it would be launching Music Plug (musicplug.co.kr) on
November 28th. Music Plug is an open market for professional background music
through which music creators can sell their music directly.
SoundUX’s music source site Music Plug, anyone can upload and sell background
music that they have created or easily browse the available background music and
purchase something for use. The service consists of two main functions. In
addition to the background music open market, which offers unlimited buying and
selling of background music that can be used in the development of movies,
broadcasts, advertisements and games, it¡¯s also possible to commission original
background music, sound effects, and voice recording through Korea’s most
extensive sound development network.
Music Plug is expected to be
especially welcome news to smaller businesses that often can’t pay the high
price required to develop original sound files. Now, using the Music Plug
service, content creators can directly purchase background music that music
creators have uploaded for a reasonable price.
The Music Plug service is
also completely available for individual use. Until now, it was almost
impossible for an individual to legally purchase background music or sound
effects, and anyone who downloaded the music floating around online ran the risk
of being sued for copyright infringement. But now, individuals such as these
will be able to use the source that they have legally purchased on Music Plug in
the development of their products without worrying about running afoul of
someone¡¯s copyright. In addition to this, the fact that users can access
distinct tracks characterized by the unique style of each individual composer is
another advantage that shouldn¡¯t be omitted. Another important point is that
Music Plug will allow individual musicians and music creators to raise awareness
of their work and simultaneously build their revenue stream.
SoundUX is engaged in planning, developing and consulting for a wide range of
music used in mobile content, movies, and video advertisements. Working in
concert with composers, arrangers and sound engineers with 10 years or more of
experience, the company provides sound that is optimized for applications,
games, and E-books.