Algonquin College has been granted access to the ALIBI Music Library, a professional music and sound effects (SFX) platform. This makes Algonquin the first institution in Canada with access to extensive catalogs used in Hollywood productions and in the TV, streaming, video games and advertising industries.
Through a special educational license, ALIBI becomes the College’s exclusive music library provider, offering students access to music for various curriculum projects involving film, video production, social media, podcasts and video games. The library contains more than 200,000 audio files, including more than 11,000 curated original songs and 6,000 sound effects, created by a global array of professional artists.
“We are thrilled to be the first Canadian institution to partner with ALIBI,” said Claude Brulé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Algonquin College. “This dynamic content platform provides our students with a valuable new tool that will drive innovation and creativity.”
With this newly-formed partnership, students enrolled in courses for film and media production, television, radio, advertising, interactive media design, and video game development will be able to access, download and incorporate professional music and sound effects content into the films, videos, ads and games they create as part of their course curriculum.
“This raises the bar for our students’ digital content,” said Robyn Heaton, Algonquin’s Dean of the School of Media and Design. “We have an innovative and forward thinking learning environment that fosters creativity, and the use of this extensive library will only better prepare students to thrive in the screen-based industries.”
ALIBI’s music has been used for such notable projects as the STARZ hit series ”Power Book II: Ghost” (trailer soundtrack), popular cereal brand Cinnamon Toast Crunch (national commercial soundtrack) and fan-favorite video game for ”The Walking Dead” (trailer soundtrack), to name a few. Additionally, ALIBI’s sound effects were used in trailers for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” among numerous others.
“Music and sound are vital to almost every area of content production and can make a huge difference in how consumers respond to what you do,” said Jonathan Parks, Executive Producer & founder of ALIBI Music. “We’re excited to be able to enrich that part of the coursework experience for Algonquin College’s students. It’s such an investment in tomorrow’s creative workforce.”
The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. Algonquin College, an Ontario public sector community college, does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected, experiential learning in more than 340 programs. Based in the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario.
Founded in 2011, ALIBI Music is a leading provider of music and sound effects for license in advertising, trailers, promos, programming, video games and all other forms of multimedia content. The company’s expertly curated catalogs are produced and structured especially for storytelling, with high-quality, searchable tracks, alternate mixes and stems delivering clients robust versatility. For more information, please visit www.alibimusiclibrary.com or connect via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram.