A detailed explanation about our flexible music and the various edits
You may have already realized PlayOnLoop is focused on the production of royalty-free looping music. Commonly called music loops, these short pieces of music can be played endlessly, resulting in a never-ending music track. But what does flexible music loops mean? That means each music piece in PlayOnLoop comes as a single music loop, or as a bundle of different edits.
Let’s go back to 2010 for a minute, PlayOnLoop was launched with a relatively small music catalog featuring approximately 100 music loops. Unlikely many other stock music sites, all the music loops published on PlayOnLoop were (and still are) produced in three different lengths: the Short edit (up to 15″), the Medium edit (up to 30″) and the Long edit (up to 45″) made available to be purchased individually. Each edit is just a cut version from the Long edit, although in some cases there’s also a slight arrangement variation.
In 2014 PlayOnLoop introduced a new edit called Stinger *. The music Stinger is an even shorter (approx. 5″) and non-looping piece of music used as a form of punctuation. It can be used stand-alone or together with the other edits of the same music loop or a completely different one – you decide. Today it’s possible to decide between the Long edit, called Standard Loop or the complete bundle of edits, called Premium Set.
There is a reason behind the decision of making multiple edits of all the music loops. The idea is to give more choice to all the creative professionals looking to add background music in different kinds of internet media, ranging from websites, flash animations, ringtones, to presentations, short video clips, movie trailers, browser and mobile video games. All those media have in common the need of fancy, high impact, and flexible music, small data to transfer, cut off unwanted intro/ending resulting in less than a minute worth of music which gives the user a nice experience in a super efficient way.
* Due to the introduction of the music Stinger in 2014 only, you won’t find this particular edit in older Premium Sets. Unfortunately, creating music Stingers for older Premium Sets isn’t possible anymore because of radical changes in the production process and the actual equipment used to made older loops. Also, for this reason, the price of older Premium Sets has been lowered.