Searching For Music For Your Road Trip, or Your Ipod When You Work Out Is A Task Within Itself, But When It Comes To Finding The Best Track For Your Production, Online Or In Film – The Task Becomes More Of A Challenge.
Music is a powerful way to drive the video forward and create emotion around your message.
First things first – music for production use cannot be copyrighted material, i.e Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (Unless you have written consent from the artist or record label).
There is a fine line between what is legal or not but to keep things safe, ignore those big names you hear on the radio and focus on these sites below
A subscription-based resource for downloading stock production music, sound effects, loops, stingers and more.
For the price – it’s a great resource. Most sites make you pay per piece or per outlet. Audioblocks categorizes their music by instrument, mood, beats per minute(BPM), large selection and you pay one flat rate per year and have access to unlimited downloads. – not a bad choice!
As an editor, these resources are golden. Although I generally edit for digital outlets, it’s good to know where to go if I ever have a different project to work on.
MobyGratis – FREE
As in Moby – the musician – This site is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.
I love using this site, Moby created tons of music and its a really easy site to use, you must create an account and fill out an application to use the music -once approved–you are free to use the track in your production.
Boom – DONE!
EnvatoMarket has tons of resources for post production, from music to templates, to transitions, to stock footage and more. You create an account and purchase per piece. They range from $5 – $50 or more, depending.
I really love this site because they have wide variety and high-quality products.
All these sites can make your search for production music easier — but you still have to take time to search them and find the right one, I don’t think there is any easy way around that — yet.