Sometimes when creating an iPad app, the project seems to scream for a particular kind of music to be included.
With a library of hundreds of thousands of songs, GreenLight Music is a convenient, faster way to acquire the rights to use music for commercial purposes. This service from Corbi helps you pick an appropriate song for your project and then submit an offer to the music company for the rights (and it’ll even suggest an appropriate amount based on the song you pick).
Though you still have to wait through the approval process from the company, the artist, and the composer, GreenLight claims to be much faster than calling or faxing in your request. Once your offer is approved, you can even buy and print your license online.
There’s also a list of pre-approved songs available for immediate purchase if you can’t wait. You can browse by Theme, Mood, Genre, or Decade — and when you click on one song, other recommended songs are displayed as well. Wouldn’t your project be awesomest if it included the theme from Batman?
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.