5 Reasons to Use Royalty Free Production Music

5 Reasons to Use Royalty Free Production MusicCreative Commons License photo credit: photosteve101

Production music has the unique ability to add a masterful touch to your project. It can enhance school projects, company presentations, commercials, and feature length films. If you find the right song, it amplifies the tone of the video and focuses the theme of your work.

But the right music track doesn’t just fall into your lap — you have to go looking for it.

And what you find when you first start searching for music for videos is an unusually complex set of licensing fees, pricing structures, and performance limits. You also stumble into the issue of royalties, payments made to an artist based on the use of their work.

Often the legal jargon and the steep prices don’t make this music worthwhile, but there is an alternative: royalty-free production music. And here are the top 5 reasons why this is the type of music you want for your movie.

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Free Easy Listening Production Music Amazing Grace

Free Easy Listening Production Music at Free Stock MusicA classic, done beautifully on solo saxophone.

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Free Production Pop Music “Cool Acoustic Rock”

Free Pop Production Music from Free Stock MusicThis is a really laid back folky guitar track reminiscent of James Taylor. Enjoy!

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Free Stock Music “AC Rock Versus DC Rock”

Free Rock N Roll Production Music from Free Stock MusicThis track is great, all I can think of is Bonn Scott over the tracks belting out over Angus Young! Enjoy, but be careful and use a spotter because this is some heavy metal!

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Top 5 Most Famous Movie Themes from Composer John Williams

John Williams Film Composer and Conductor

He’s been nominated a staggering 45 times for an Academy Award. And he’s taken home the Oscar on five of those occasions. His film scores are recognized worldwide and attached to some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, largely thanks to his relationship with director Steven Spielberg.

His name is John Williams and he is one of the best American film composers of all-time, if not the greatest.

If you think I’m exaggerating, I don’t blame you. That’s a bold statement to make (“of all-time“), but Williams’ music is truly astoundingly beautiful and instantly noticeable.

So I challenge you to take a look at the 5 most famous movie themes John Williams has composed and then tell me whether you still think he doesn’t deserve to be at the top of the all-time list.

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Should You Use Song Lyrics in Your Videos?

Song Lyrics in Video Movies Films Visual Media Projects

You hop in your car, turn on your radio, and that song you love comes blasting through the speakers. You know every single word and start singing at the top of your lungs with complete disregard for other passengers or (if you really love it) other drivers.

This scenario isn’t unique. With pop music, we’re trained to listen for lyrics when we hear a song.

But with movies and other visual mediums, the expectations are different. You don’t usually head to a movie theater for a sing-a-long session of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. In fact, you may go an entire film without hearing one word sung throughout it.

On the flip side, however, movies like “Juno” could be full of songs with colorful lyrics.

So how do filmmakers decide when to use lyrics and not? As you already know, picking the right song is a crucial decision in the creative process — this is just another step along the way.

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