Music for TV, film, games, websites, toys or whatever products that need music these days is a market that has exploded in the past several years. There are literally 100′s of websites that cater to producers and production companies who are finding that they need an increasingly large volume of music for TV productions, whether it be sports music, music beds, TV ad music or royalty free production music.
There are now more TV channels and shows than ever being produced worldwide and they all need music, it may be the title tune or just some incidental music for a 20 second segment. This music needs to come from somewhere and the demand for quality inexpensive music is higher than ever, while the budgets are seemingly smaller than ever.
We are not talking about the latest Spielberg here of course where the music budget is enough to employ a big time composer like James Horner or Danny Elfman. These huge gigs are rare and the big boys pretty much have them all sewn up, what we are talking about is the other 95% of productions that do not have a big budget but still need high quality original music, but at an affordable price.
The online companies that provide much of this music for TV have become huge, their libraries seem to have an unlimited choice for any producer to go online and search for what they want. This sounds idyllic but there are some problems associated with these vast library sites, producers get lost and waste hours listening to music trying to find the right piece, and for most productions time is a luxury that they do not have.
This supposed embarrassment of riches has been pivotal in the emergence of a number of smaller boutique style music websites, while these smaller sites do not have the humungous catalogs of the bigger corporate sites, what they do have is a more personal touch which is something that producers in increasing numbers are finding far easier and a whole lot quicker to use.
Musicfortv.org is one such boutique production music website, the music a producer needs is much easier to find because there are only a few specialist disks available for each genre. If you wanted action sports style music for instance then the site has only one collection to choose from, albeit a high quality one. The music on each disk is composed and produced to the highest industry standards, it has to be, and will enhance any production no matter how grand.
This saves the one thing that no budget can buy, time! The producer can go online and audition the tracks on the disk and make their choice, and they do not have to wade through 100′s of other untalented, so-called composer’s tracks before finding something that works.
The music can then be downloaded as fast as the buyer’s connection will allow and be ready for use within a few minutes. The production can stay on schedule and in the meantime the same high quality 24-bit tracks that were just downloaded can be mailed to the buyer so they also get a nice looking full color backup DVD for their library.
So, why would any company want a disk full of the same type of music?
In our 30 + years of experience we have found that many companies specialize in the same sort of work or they are doing a series of one type of show, so the additional music on the disk will be used at some point in time for another project. The company now has the luxury of owning the disk and the rights to use any of the tracks on whatever productions that they want to, forever, at no extra cost!
If you add the fact that the disks we produce for instance, are so reasonably priced that most times they are cheaper to buy than just a single track from many other sites. Also, when you buy music from these other sites very often you can only use the track on one project and then have to pay for another license if you want to use the music again on something else. With our disks there are no such restrictions.
Our DVD’s always come in full color Eco friendly recycled packaging, we chose this carefully because including huge amounts of unwanted paper is just wasteful and not needed. The covers and full color disks are great looking and are easy to pull out of your library, when you look at one of our covers or DVD’s you know what genre of music is on it because they have been designed that way. Any extra essential information is included on the disk itself in a pdf file or on our website for free download, so you still get your license and everything else that you may need with your purchase, but without the waste.
Another great bonus we give you that a lot of libraries do not is that the disks not only contain the full tracks but also most times there are several shorter edits and stingers included for free, another huge time and cost saver for the end user who can just pull in the smaller edits when they are needed instead of having to edit the tracks down themselves.
Boutique sites like musicfortv.org are the way of the future for production music libraries, some are genre specific and are experts in one or only a few styles of music, others have a wider range of music but only a few titles in each genre. This attention to detail and mom and pop style operation keeps the quality control high, and the experience for the busy production company quick and painless. These sites have to provide excellent service because every sale is important for their survival, so you are not just another customer, you may well be the only customer that day!
The old way of the huge bloated production music sites that literally suck hours from the production day are fading, the new smaller high quality sites are gradually spreading and becoming better known, and at the end of the day who does not like the personal touch when they buy something?
This fact becomes apparent when you have questions and your email is answered by the person who runs the site, this is very often the composer or producer of the music, rather than an intern who knows nothing about the music, the site or indeed the production music business. Many of the site owner/composers are even prepared to edit or mix down a different version of a track you need for an extra charge, try asking for that on a corporate site, they do not even know the people who supply the tracks they sell!
The new wave of boutique sites are here to stay, save your production time and money by utilizing the quality and personal service they provide, go to musicfortv.org for more details and some high quality free music for TV.