Motion Array is a different kind of stock marketplace. For instance, they sell popular assets like After Effects templates, stock music, video, and motion graphics. But they also offer Premiere Pro templates, something that is unique to Motion Array.
Another way that Motion Array is different than a typical stock marketplace is in their pricing. Commonly, marketplaces work on a “per download” price. Buyers have to pay for each asset they download separately, often paying upwards of $50 per asset for something like an AE template. Buyers often have to buy credits as well, and the credit system doesn’t always line up with the download price. So, they could be forced to buy 50 credits and then only use 48 to download something, leaving them with useless credits.
Many designers and editors find themselves in need of good stock music all the time
Motion Array ditched this pricing structure and instead adopted a subscription model. The subscription model means that users pay a monthly fee for access to the library instead of paying per download, but in return they can get assets for a much lower cost. The Pro level membership at $49 a month gives users 20 downloads. That’s about $2.50 per download. The cheapest plan at Motion Array is $19 for 4 downloads per month.
So, already Motion Array is quite different than a typical video and audio marketplace, but the final thing that sets them apart from some of the other sites, is licensing. The licensing for all assets on Motion Array is the same, but let’s take a look at how it works with stock music.
Many designers and editors find themselves in need of good stock music all the time. The issue that arises in a lot of cases, is which license is needed based on the project. Some sites have a standard license for some uses and an extended license for others. Other sites have a whole range of licenses based on specific uses like internet, TV, film, etc.
You may think you are going to pay $50 to use a song for a project only to discover that you have to buy the $250 license instead because of the type of distribution needed for your project.
Basically, the team at Motion Array decided that it was too much to have to worry about it all of the time, so they simplified the license to the most basic level they could. Here’s how it works.
When you download a track from Motion Array with your paid subscription, you can use it however you want, whenever you want. Personal projects, commercial projects, it doesn’t matter and it doesn’t change the price. As they like to say “from local car commercials to the big game” you can use it all the same. Even after you cancel your membership, you are free to keep using the track.
It’s simple, question free, and inexpensive to boot.
So, what kinds of tracks do they have at Motion Array? For starters, the stock music library at Motion Array currently has about 7600 tracks and they are adding several hundred per month. They are broken into categories like Corporate, Action, Film Score, and Folk, along with several other categories. And like all assets at Motion Array, one track equals one download credit. So, it doesn’t matter what you need or what you need it for, it’s a simple download and a simple use license.
Here are a few examples of the stock music tracks available on Motion Array.