Selling CDs? Not in 2006: now it’s about selling loops.
AudioBase.com, just acquired and rebranded from the former identity appleLoops.com, already has 1,500 loops for cross-platform use. The whole library costs just US$99 (or $19.50 for a single 200-loop library), and you get instant online access rather than waiting for a shipment. Indie artists, take note: they’re taking submissions. Artists like Steve Stoll (pictured) have found fame, so why not you?
There aren’t any particular limitations on genre, and I wonder if the current formats (AIFF/Apple Loops) will be expanded under the site’s newly cross-platform charter. Martin Sitter, the well-respected Logic Pro expert, is helming the project. It’ll be interesting to watch where it leads.