Pasadena, CA (April 11, 2008)–Production music specialists 5 Alarm Music have launched an online search engine to find, download, manage and store music for production applications. The system, which also automatically creates music usage reports (cue sheets), was created in collaboration with Soundminer.
With reputedly the largest independent music library in the nation, including several recent additions to the roster, 5 Alarm provides custom and production music for the television, film, radio and advertising industries. The company worked with Toronto-based Soundminer Inc. to develop this Web-based solution, dubbed Search & Rescue, in keeping with 5 Alarm Music’s brand motif and refurbished-firehouse headquarters.
Through its Search & Rescue portal, 5 Alarm Music offers 100,000 of the company’s tracks from more than 40 different libraries. The tracks include original music from composers designed specifically for films, television advertising, games and other productions that call for music usage.
“5 Alarm works closely with some of the top music supervisors and producers in the entertainment business, and we realized how important it is to provide them with a tool that makes the searching for music fast, easy and a search engine that is cross platform,” said Cassie Lord, general manager of 5 Alarm Music.
As part of the new delivery system, 5 Alarm clients will have access to the company’s music libraries, and will be able to manage, control and download digital assets such as MP3’s and .WAV and .AIF files. Files accessed via the new client site will automatically include embedded metadata in every downloaded copy so important details of a file stay with the end user throughout the workflow.
The new Soundminer/5 Alarm system also allows for the creation of cue sheets for usage reporting at the click of the mouse using created playlists.
5 Alarm Music also premieres several new libraries at the NAB Show, April 14-17 in Las Vegas.
5 Alarm Music Search & Rescue