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Epidemic Sound joins Runway’s Gen:48 as the short film competition’s official music provider

  • Epidemic Sound is partnering with Runway as the official music provider for creators participating in its Gen:48 short film competition in October
  • Running over a 48-hour period between October 21-23, the competition invites filmmakers to create a 1-4 minute video with prizes for the winner and runners up
  • Alongside access to Runway’s suite of tools, participating filmmakers can sign up for free 30-day access to Epidemic Sound’s catalog of high-quality music and next-generation soundtracking tools

Stockholm, Sweden: Epidemic Sound, the market-leading soundtrack innovation platform for content creators, has announced it is partnering with Runway - an applied AI research company building the next generation of creative tools - as the official music provider for its Gen:48 short film competition, empowering participating creators with high-quality, restriction-free music from Epidemic Sound artists.

The competition, which will run over a 48-hour period between 9 a.m. EST October 21 and 9 a.m. EST October 23, invites global filmmakers and creators of all skill levels to create a short 1-4 minute film using Runway’s generative tools including Gen-1 and Gen-2 to enter. 

Participating filmmakers will receive access to Runway’s suite of tools to create their films, and will have the ability to sign up for free 30-day access to Epidemic Sound to bring their content to life with music.

A group of finalists selected by Runway will turn to a public vote to determine the winning film, which will receive $5,000 USD, 1 million Runway credits, a complimentary Unlimited plan, as well as a year’s access to Epidemic Sound’s Commercial Plan. The winning film will also be screened at Runway’s AI Film Festival in May, which is a celebration of the art and artists embracing new and emerging AI techniques for filmmaking. 

To sign up for the competition, please visit Runway’s Gen:48 registration page.

Visit Epidemic Sound to check out its full range of tracks and sound effects.

About Runway

Runway is a research company pioneering new tools for human imagination. Runway has been at the forefront of multi-modal AI systems ensuring that the future of content creation is both accessible, controllable and empowering for creatives. Runway’s mission is to ensure that anyone anywhere can tell their stories.

About Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound, the market-leading soundtrack innovation platform, is headquartered in Stockholm, heard around the globe and on a mission to soundtrack the world.

The company has democratized access to music for storytellers. Its innovative digital rights model paves the way for creators - everyone from YouTubers to small businesses to the world’s largest brands - to use restriction-free music to take their content to the next level, whilst simultaneously supporting the musicians it works with both financially and creatively.

The company was co-founded in 2009, operates across the globe, and has offices in five major cities: Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul and Amsterdam. Epidemic Sound is backed by EQT, Blackstone, Creandum, Atwater Capital, Alecta. AMF, and TIN Fonder and its Chairperson is Andrew Fisher, former CEO and Chairman of Shazam.


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