Los Angeles-based Alibi Music has launched an audio search engine website designed to help studios, trailer houses, networks, promo agencies, advertisers, video game developers, content creators and streamers find exactly what they need to tell their story.
The user experience (UX) designed with Alibi’s clients in mind gives them a fast and organized way to search, browse and license more than 200,000 unique audio files in every genre, style and mood. All tracks in the database are produced exclusively for Alibi by a global array of professional composers and artists. This includes more than 11,000 songs, along with easily navigable and clearly labeled alt mixes, stems and cutdowns; 1,000 loops designed to work seamlessly in game engines for video game developers; and a dynamic selection of some 6,000 sound effects.
The Search Tools page offers numerous ways to hone in on the perfect track, and the new site features dedicated pages for Trailers, Promos, Programming, Advertising, Video Games and Live Streams. The search engine also offers negative search functionality, letting clients quickly narrow search results by flagging what they don’t want. The search interface includes the ability to create and share playlists and channels, as well as store tracks.
Along with the new search engine, Alibi also launched a new website offering a blog featuring industry views, production audio tips and company announcements, among other articles.
“With great attention to detail, creativity and track structure, we’ve developed a world-class production music library that has pretty much everything a client could ask for,” said Alibi Founder and Executive Producer Jonathan Parks in a statement. “This launch puts the same level of care into the technology supporting our content and users, and we’re thrilled to share it with the world.”
Alibi worked with Magnetic Creative to design the website and overhaul the search application.
“For a licensed music library of this size, there’s a ton of data to consider and manage,” said Matt Simpson, partner, global digital director at Magnetic, also in a statement. “Our core focus during development has been to enhance search features, site performance, and overall user experience. We’re extremely proud to see early testing show more than 1000X faster search response within the site. Built from the ground up, the audio player is packed with features, completely responsive, and crazy fast. This means we’re able to help trailer houses, networks, and agencies find the music they’re looking for faster than ever. We couldn’t have asked for better synergy between our designers, developers and engineers and the Alibi team during the build.”