The broadcast-quality library of the Non Stop Music library and the other libraries or collections it administers can now be searched and downloaded at www.CUEgle.com. A music search and download engine, CUEgle combines the look and feel of a physical CD collection with the quick search capabilities and instant gratification of an online library, giving TV/film music supervisors, advertising agency, corporate, multimedia producers and others access to 1,100 CDs with more than 35,000 tracks.
“The CUEgle system significantly speeds up the process of searching for, finding and downloading the ideal music cuts for a media project,” says Randy Thornton, partner in Non Stop Music. “CUEgle is a revolutionary way of executing online music searches, with a visually oriented, user-friendly interface that gives clients the sense of thumbing through their CD collection, but with the fast efficiency of a powerful Web search engine.”
Large images of the CD covers for each collection can be clicked on to reveal track title, quick description and length. Each MP3 track can be fully previewed and downloaded straight to the user’s desktop, where it can then be inserted into their project. Users in need of .WAV or .AIFF files can conduct their CUEgle search online, then pull the files from a CUEgle-supplied hard drive. If they choose to use the track, the usual blanket or needle-drop licenses apply.
The Projects section allows users to keep multiple music cues in project folders specifically designated for a project. To streamline the review and approval process, clients can be sent e-mails with metadata .xml files that they can then open in CUEgle for access to the full MP3 files.