AudioMicro, Inc. Named USA’s #2 Fastest Growing Media Company by Inc. 500

by Ryan on August 21, 2013

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As part of the 2013 Inc 500, Inc Magazine has named AudioMicro, Inc. (including AdRev, ContentID.com by AdRev, AudioMicro, and ImageCollect) the USA’s #2 fastest growing media company and the #205 fastest growing private company overall.  This accolade is based on our financial performance over the past 3 years.  It’s a day we could only dream of when we started this company out of a spare apartment bedroom just 6 years ago.  Thank you to our customers, clients, and most importantly to our team for making this happen.  Onwards and upwards!

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Learn about AdRev and YouTube monetization at the Music Industry Toolbox – Wednesday March 27, 2013

by Ryan on March 24, 2013

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I’m pleased to announce that AdRev, a division of AudioMicro, Inc. where we operate an asset administration and micro-licensing platform for music rights holders on YouTube, will be exhibiting at the Music Industry Toolbox this Wednesday March 27, 2013 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Sherman Oaks from 3pm to 8pm.  The event is FREE so please c0me on by, meet the team, and learn about what we’re up to!

About the Music Industry Toolbox:

The Association of Independent Music Publishers and California Copyright Conference are proud to present the third annual Music Industry Toolbox. This unique event was created for Music Publishers, Record Companies, Production Music Libraries/ Producers, but should be of interest to all music industry professionals.

Performing Rights Organizations ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN and a wide array of leading companies (including AdRev) will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate their products and services in the areas of digital distribution, royalty accounting & collections, music rights administration and music search.

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LA Startup Email Newsletters and Events

by Ryan on December 25, 2012

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A reader recently asked me for advice on getting settled in LA and involved in early stage tech businesses.  He wanted a sort of “quick way” to get involved and network his way into the scene and find out the best opportunities, companies, entrepreneurs, and investors in the LA area.  I’ve prepared a list here for those who are ever seeking similar advice.

You’re going to have to get out there and do the networking yourself, but these resources are a good place to start.  Most of them can be subscribed to via email where you’ll get alerts about news and events worth exploring.  I tried to set the links to that you’ll be taken directly to the email sign up / calendar of events pages for convenience.

So without further adieu, if you’re new to LA and looking to get involved in early stage ventures / startups, here’s a list of good places to start your journey:

  1. Amplify.LA
  2. Coloft
  3. CrossCamp.us
  4. Dealmaker Media LA
  5. Founders Institute
  6. General Assembly LA
  7. LA Startup Digest
  8. LAUNCH Conference / Jason Calacanis
  9. Launchpad.LA
  10. LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association)
  11. PandoMonthly LA Events
  12. Siemer & Associates Events
  13. SocalTECH
  14. Southern California Tech Central
  15. StartupsUncensored
  16. Technology Council of Southern California
  17. TechZulu

I know I’m missing quite a few, so please let me know in the comments here and I’ll add them.  Happy Holidays!

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AudioMicro Featured in Microsoft’s Windows Live Movie Maker

by Ryan on August 23, 2012

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I’m pleased to announced our second partnership with Microsoft, this time with the Windows Live Movie Maker product where AudioMicro.com is featured in the newly updated release of the software, which can be downloaded here, free of charge.

Our previous partnership with Microsoft was announced last year, whereby we supply Office.com with music and sound effects.

Full details in the press release below. Cheers!

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AudioMicro featured in Windows Live Movie Maker

SUMMARY

AudioMicro’s royalty free music and sound effects featured in the latest release of Windows Live Movie Maker

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LOS ANGELES, August 22, 2012 – AudioMicro announces the inclusion of AudioMicro.com as a featured music partner in the newly updated version of Windows Live Movie Maker.  Users of the latest version of the software can navigate to AudioMicro.com directly from the program’s home tab to license royalty free music and sound effects for video projects.

“We launched AudioMicro in 2008 with a heavy emphasis on the needs of independent video creators.  To strike a second deal with Microsoft® is really a dream come true and a tribute to all the hard work we’ve put into our library over the past four years”, said Ryan Born, founder and CEO of AudioMicro. “Over fifty percent of the entertainment value of a visual presentation comes from the music and sound.  With one click access to our library, Windows Live Movie Maker users are able to create more compelling, attention grabbing videos to better engage their audience.”

Last year, AudioMicro announced a licensing and distribution deal with Microsoft® Office 2010 whereby Microsoft® Office users are able to select from a hand picked collection of over 1,500 royalty free music and sound effects tracks to use with any Microsoft® Office project.

About AudioMicro, Inc.

AudioMicro, Inc. operates a network of digital content licensing brands, each targeted at a specific vertical – stock music, royalty free sound effects, celebrity pictures, and YouTube monetization.  The company is venture-backed by DFJ Frontier and Fotolia LLC.  For more information, visit AudioMicroInc.com.

About Microsoft® Corporation

Founded in 1975, Microsoft® (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft and Windows Live Movie Maker are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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Are you a startup in LA looking for funding? Check out the LAVA ICC on June 13th!

by Ryan on June 12, 2012

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If you’re a startup in LA and presently seeking a round of funding, you should check out the LAVA Investment Capital Conference on June 13th (this Wednesday) from 1pm to 8pm at the Skirball Center. Many of LA’s top startups, venture capitalist, angels, incubators, accelerators, and advisors will be there so if you’re looking to get your “pitch on” or otherwise grow your network, it’s a great place to be. More details and registration info here –>  http://icc.lava.org/

Photo credit:  Ryan Born Photography

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