Music to Your Ears: SongFreedom Gets a Jumpstart from SteadyRain

ST. LOUIS – Sept 14, 2010 – St. Louis based Internet strategy, web design and development firm, SteadyRain has partnered with local start up, Songfreedom to develop their Internet presence. Songfreedom provides music licensing solutions for wedding professionals seeking legal and convenient use of popular music tracks in videos.

The new www.Songfreedom.com features a subscription-based, ecommerce store which allows members to purchase the rights to use and distribute specific music tracks in their videos. This is possible because Songfreedom has obtained the distribution rights for the music. Songfreedom’s business model enables clients to spend energy on their art without having to worry about the legality of music use or meeting requirements for getting licenses from record labels themselves, which is often difficult, if not impossible for an individual to accomplish.   

The team at Songfreedom already had a look and feel that they presented to the creative team. This design was specific, yet complicated, requiring an expert integration with the content management system to reflect the visuals accurately. SteadyRain successfully integrated the design into the DotNetNuke content management system to achieve a fully customized and unique experience which greatly exceeds the look, feel and functionality of a typical DotNetNuke-powered site.   

“It’s always great to work with clients who are passionate about what they do. Songfreedom’s unique business model and site design was a challenge that we were ready to meet. In the end, we were able to help Songfreedom’s vision come to fruition, offering guidance and expertise while balancing both scope and budget,” said Eric Baggett, Senior Internet Strategist. “If I didn’t know it myself, I wouldn’t guess Songfreedom’s site was powered by a content management system, a design this complicated isn’t something you typically see in a CMS. This is just one more example of how unmatched our design and development teams are.”

In addition to selling licenses for song use, Songfreedom’s site also features a fully dynamic and searchable database of Songfreedom-certified wedding cinematographers to assist those planning their wedding in finding a high-quality cinematographer. 

“SteadyRain and my project manager, Eric Baggett, have been responsive to requests and proactive in finding solutions. I've been most pleased with their "can do" attitude and knowing they will find a way to make things work the way I need them to. Our business is very specialized and we have everyone from cinematographers to record labels looking at our site so things have to look top notch, and they do. You can quote me on that.” said, Matt Thompson, President & CEO.

SteadyRain continues to work with startups and fortune 500 companies alike. Regardless of the size of client, SteadyRain provides the same high level of attention and expertise insuring the best possible web presence. 

About SteadyRain
SteadyRain is a privately held, St. Louis-based Internet strategy, design and development firm that works closely with each of its clients to create unique and profitable Internet strategies through consulting, strategic planning, website design and development, online marketing solutions, web application development, and mobile application development. SteadyRain has been helping businesses and organizations develop their online strategies, increase revenue, and decrease costs since 1999, having worked with clients such as Build-a-Bear Workshop, Great Rivers Greenway, the Missouri Division of Tourism, Nestle Purina, Novus International, and Washington University. For more information about SteadyRain, please visit www.SteadyRain.com