August 07, 2009

From CSS/D.A.W.N. Newsletter

New Releases! New Releases! New Releases!

4 new volumes have been added to the CSS Music / D.A.W.N.Music package-- 180 new downloadable tracks. Check ‘em out here:

Powertrax Vol. 25 “Reality Rock”
Repro-file Plus Vol. 28 “Forces of Nature”
Target Trax Vol. 50 “Filmscapes/Reality TV”
Hot Spots Vol. 19 “Uplifting Acoustic, TV Themes, Piano & Friends”

Playlists-- An Unqualified Success!

Thanks to all of you for making our new playlist tool such a big hit. Literally hundreds of D.A.W.N.loaders have opened not only 1 playlist but in some cases quite a few.

What Is A D.A.W.N. Playlist?

The D.A.W.N. Playlist system is a great way to organize music for all your various projects or just to keep track of music or SFX you like or may want to use in the future. When you find a selection you think might work, you can add it to playlist and then name the playlist for the project you’re working on (e.g. XYZ Co. New Product Rollout Show). Whenever you find new tunes, you can add them to an existing playlist or create a new one. You can also change a playlist name to update it for another project by typing the new title into the “name playlist” field at the bottom of an open playlist. If you’re working with others on a project or need client approval for example, you can simply e-mail a playlist— across the hall or around the world. You can even e-mail a playlist to yourself as a reminder or idea irker. Every tune is reviewable by clicking the .mp3 “forward triangle”. You can buy a track from a playlist by clicking the “Buy Track” button. You can also delete tunes from a playlist or delete an entire playlist as you refine your music needs and preferences.

How Do I Get Started Using D.A.W.N. Playlists?

Getting set up for D.A.W.N. Playlists is quick and simple. Click “add to playlist” under the “buy track” button in your search results. You will be taken to a sign in page. If you’re new to the process, click where it says “click here to register”. Simply enter your e-mail address and a password of your choosing and then submit. When you want to review your existing playlists, create a new playlist or e-mail a playlist, log in with your e-mail address and password. You’ll be able to log in any time you like 24/7/365.

Bulk Download Plans Really Do Save D.A.W.N.loaders Money!

There’s certainly nothing wrong with visiting and downloading a tune when you need it with a credit card. But what if your music needs can be predicted over a reasonable 3 to 6 month period or you know you have a major project in the shop? It may well be that you can save some serious money by signing up for one of two bulk download plans. It’s easy to sign up. Just choose either Plan I or Plan II and one of 6 tiers (e.g. Plan II, 12 downloads -$199).

Which Bulk Download Plan Is Right For Me?

Plan I counts down “D.A.W.N. Dollars”. It is generally best for those who tend to use 22khz bandwidth, cuts from the budget libraries (e.g. Target Trax), shorter cuts or a lot of sound effects. Plan II counts down actual downloads and is best for those who tend to use 44.1/48khz bandwidth, full length cuts, cuts from Super Themes or Digital Ditties and only a few sound effects. While our bulk D.A.W.N.loaders are pretty much split between the two plans and there really isn’t a “bad choice”, it doesn’t hurt discuss your actual situation before signing up. Give us a call at 1800-468-6874 and we’ll go over the pros and cons of each plan with you. Our goal is to get D.A.W.N.loaders the best music at the lowest possible price.

CSS Music is Available Only at and

Some royalty free library packages today are compilations of material from many diverse sources. Music is provided essentially on a non-exclusive consignment basis. Some of you have asked if our music is on multiple competitive sites under the same tune title or other title. The answer is “NO”. Our music was created just for us. And because this is so, you can be sure that the ownership of material and authority to license it is never in doubt with CSS Music / D.A.W.N. Music. Our writers are selected carefully and are part of a group that works together to give our licensees the best quality and value for their money. We’re proud of the fact that the average CSS/D.A.W.N. writer has been with us for more than 10 years, some for over 20 years.