Throughout history, mankind has melded music with stories, usually to great effect. Nowadays, it’s very easy to pair music to whatever project you may be working on. But the real skill with any project, whether it is big or small, is to have that perfect sound melding with the visual image to create something greater than the sum of each individual part. But how exactly does one go about choosing the right beat?
The first step is figuring out what you can afford on your project. Even if you do not have a lot to spend, it wouldn’t hurt to take a look at some of the big publishing houses, such as Imagem Productions Music which has a large database with 17 different catalogs that it controls. The rates that you would be charged are also based on how you plan to use the music. For example, feature film use would be more expensive than the charges would be for the same length of music for a student film or an advertisement. Figure out the amount you have to spend and then shop around for the right music database for your needs. If you are putting together a presentation for your corporation, they even have rates for this type of use, too!
Once you have an idea of the rates, it’s time to choose the specific sound you’re looking for. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but your sound will add the emotions and connections that need for a successful production. You may already have an idea of a specific artist that you’re looking for, and if so, you can put that into your search terms. However, if all you have is an idea of the sound you want, you can take a look at all of the many different options, from Rock to Blues to Urban to a vast myriad of different Electronic Music offerings, truly something for every sort of musical taste. Once you have chosen the genre (or subgenre, even), you can listen to each track to further narrow down your options until you have the found the perfect track.
Customer Service and Advice
Many websites offer you an interactive service of live chat with music specialists. Take advantage of these choices for a well informed and developed music accompaniment for your project. The musical make up of your project will support the data and information in your task. Ask your friends and coworkers to listen and look at your project to measure their satisfaction and timing of the music with the material.
Now that you have the track (or even multiple songs) selected, the next step is to purchase a license for the tunes. Each rate page also has a separate link to the licensing agent that you’ll need to contact, or you can contact the company directly for assistance. Either way, it is a quick, easy process that will have you speedily on your to finishing your project in no time flat. All you’ll need to do now is to wait for all of the accolades to trickle in!