Animoto launches new music submissions program at SXSW

Today from SXSW, Animoto announced the launch of a new music submissions program as a great new way for bands and artists to feature and promote their music on the site.

Animoto is the video creation site that lets you automatically produce MTV-style, professional quality videos from your own photos and music. The site’s music collection currently features over 100 hand-selected tracks spanning seven genres, including rock, hip-hop, electronica, Latin, and more. Through its new music program, Animoto will accept open submissions of new releases from bands and artists. Top tracks will be selected and showcased alongside the Animoto music collection, and the most popular tracks, as decided by the number of times users incorporate the track into their Animoto videos, will be permanently added to the Animoto music collection each month.

Animoto ( uses high-end motion design and music-analyzing technology to automatically create videos with the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer. Since launching in August 2007, Animoto video creations have been viewed over 15 million times through Animoto, blogs and social networks. This week, Animoto is at the SXSW, where they picked up the SXSW Web Award in the “Film/TV” category.