Introducing Sonniss

For the past couple of months we have been working hard behind the scenes on Sonniss – A premium digital marketplace for the buying and selling of high-quality independent sound effect libraries.

sonniss-logoBefore I go on to tell you a little bit more about this platform, I would just like to thank the rest of the team for creating something better than I could have ever imagined. It’s been a roller coaster of a ride these past few months, as I’m sure we can all agree, but a fun one nevertheless.  (Drinks are on me for the rest of the week guys – and maybe a doughnut or three) – Again, thank you. You have really done me proud.

Ok, so that’s enough of that. Let me tell you more about Sonniss. That’s what you want to know, right?

Over the last few years, myself and the team at Visionary Sound have been talking about creating a platform that would allow you to easily buy and sell independent sound libraries.

When I first attempted to sell my sound effects library last year I found it difficult to make a profit, not because of the quality of my libraries (they where awesome, of course, right?), but solely because there wasn’t a platform that I could easily sell my libraries on without some LARGE site/publisher taking a HEFTY 50/60% commission. It was crazy. Robbery in fact. — I AM LOOKING AT YOU AUDIOJUNGLE!!! Bastards.

So after a lot of talking and plenty of coffee, we decided to take action… And now after many months of hard work, Sonniss is here. Live. For everyone to use.

What Sellers Need To Know

vendorApplying to become a seller is quick, simple and 100% free. All of our sellers get paid instantly into their Paypal account on every sale. (We charge 20% commission – taken automatically).  Everything happens behind the scenes and payments are pretty much instant (give or take 1 or 2 seconds). — We tried to make everything as simple and as fast as possible for our vendors to sell their libraries and for buyers to purchase them.

Sonniss was created specifically with our users in mind and has been developed from the ground up to make buying and selling premium sound libraries as fast and as simple as possible.  All of the sound libraries are hosted on the Amazon S3 cloud infrastructure and distributed via Amazon CloudFront from servers close to your customers location. 

Gone are the days of waiting weeks or months to receive your commissions, now you can get paid instantly into your Paypal account on every sale. Set your prices and start earning. Uploading and selling sound libraries has never been easier. With our new frontend control panel you have complete control over all deliverables. 

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Sonniss has been designed to work with all mobile, tablet & desktop computers. No matter what device your customers are using, they will be able to easily buy your sound library without any hassle. Leverage an already existing customer-base and full-time marketing team by publishing your sound library for sale at Sonniss. – Earn money quickly for all of your hard work. 

Publishing your library for sale on Sonniss means you get to retain full ownership of all deliverables, whilst granting the synchronization & public performance rights to the buyer. Easily track past purchases, download invoices & more. All of your sales, earnings and customer information is viewable in an easy-to-read format on the backend control panel.

Easily set your own prices and earn how much you want.  Sky is the limit.  For more information please see the seller terms of use.

What Buyers Need To Know

buyersBuying sound effect libraries and managing licenses has never been easier. Sonniss was developed specifically with YOU in mind. From stream-lined guest-checkouts and super-fast downloads, to cross-platform compatibility and easy-to-use interfaces.

As soon as you buy a sound effect library from a seller on Sonniss, the money is credited DIRECTLY into the sellers Paypal account and the files are instantly available for you to download. You can download the file up to 4 times in 4 days before the download link expires.

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We have a lot of work ahead of us, in the mean time, don’t forget to tell your friends about Sonniss and if you find any bugs, please report them to support@sonniss.com. We are still on the lookout for GREAT sound effects libraries, so if you are interested in becoming a seller, or finding out more about Sonniss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The site is still in beta whilst we iron out a few bugs, but everything is now working properly (we think). — Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! How can we help you better?

About Timothy McHugh

CEO of Visionary Sound and Sonniss.com. Coffee Fanatic - Cat Lover. Thinks there are too many microphones gathering dust.

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