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Royalty Free MusicThe king of gravelly-voiced blue collar rock, Josh Eagle, and his band since 2009, The Harvest City, travel from their native Cincinnati this weekend, for a brewery concert at the Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, Ohio on Friday night.

Laid-back down-home gritty style belies a craftsmanship both careful and intense. Check out their heartfelt realism from Smartsound's album Josh Eagle and the Harvest City, with cuts ranging from pensive and acoustic, West Coast to punchy and earthy Paper Stars.

» Read the entire Josh Eagle and the Harvest City Live Shows article

Published on: August 03, 2012

Barry Gregg

Barry & the award winning Life Tree Studios have been using SmartSound Software for several years & prefers it for its flexibility & customization.


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Published on: July 31, 2012

In this second of a two-part series we’re describing how to use the blog posts to help you find the right music tracks for your videos.

Blog posts are roughly divided among the following...

» Read the entire Royalty Free Music Search - Part 2 article

Published on: July 30, 2012

Royalty Free MusicBrady Harris Band will be taking the NoHo sound East to the Old Towne Pub in Pasadena THIS Saturday nite, July 28, 2012. 8:30pm.

Brady says "Cool spot w/great beer in historic old town. Cheers!"

23 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-6583

» Read the entire Brady Harris Band July 28 - Pasadena article

Published on: July 27, 2012

Festival Rock Royalty Free MusicSmartsound’s new release Rock Festival pays homage to the hard-driving rock and heavy metal bands of the '70's and '80's, with live recordings from multiple artists, many of which are old enough to have been hands-on participants then!

Five of the ten tracks on this album are from Eighties rocker Jordan Tarlow (Fuzztones.) Take your travel or action footage into overdrive with fierce, punchy Electric Overload and Thick or Thin, featuring blazing drum beat and rock style electric guitar. Works well with scenes of speed or intense fighting.

» Read the entire Royalty Free Album - Rock Festival article

Published on: July 16, 2012

As Smartsound’s cutting edge software has evolved over the years from single to multi-layer to multi-layer with vocals tracks, we have put together special series to indicate which albums carry the various layering possibilities, depending on your needs. Each series features a variety of music genres and types to include the widest selection at each level.

The only differences in the single layer series and the multi-layer are the fact that the instrument variations are not available and the price for single tracks is lower. In every other respect they offer the same flexibility as all Smartsound multi-layer tracks. Album prices are all the same, and the timing and musical arrangement features are available for infinite permutations of your song.

» Read the entire Single-Layer Royalty Free Music article

Published on: July 13, 2012

Smartsound’s multi-layer and multi-layer with vocals tracks include everything available on the single-layer series--ability to create musical clips in lengths down to a second, variations in tone of the song, and high-quality musicianship from professional composers and performers.

Multi-Layer Royalty Free MusicIn addition, the instrument level variations in the multi-layer series’ adds a whole new dimension to the infinite possibilities available from each track. For example, Crystalline from the Reflective Memory album in the Strata series, gives these instrumentation choices—Full, Background, Dialog, Drums & Bass, Light, Leads, Drums Only, Small Group, Keys Feature, Atmosphere, and Breakdown.

» Read the entire Multi-Layer Royalty Free Music article

Published on: July 11, 2012

Classic Rock Royalty Free MusicIt’s no surprise Classic Rock and Roll cuts from Smartsound’s new release sound like they just got off the 70’s Rock Boat. Two-time Emmy winner Ron Komie, is the composer behind six of the songs on this rockin’ album. Ron’s diverse musical scores have been used in hundreds of TV shows, films, trailers and commercials, including Thick As Thieves, Click, Marley & Me, Fever Pitch, The View, Enlightened, Harry's Law, Amazing Race, and Shameless.

Before hitting it hard and fast, rock and roll laid a Foundation, with sweet Rock/Pop band melodies. Try this acoustic rock track for Commercials, Public Service Announcements, and transitional scenes in your video.

» Read the entire New Classic Rock and Roll Album article

Published on: June 29, 2012

Urban Drama Royalty Free MusicLike other aspects of commercial advertising, royalty free corporate music is intended to sell a product, a corporate culture, or a dream, in an upbeat, influential way. Smartsound’s new release, Horizons, by Kevin Harris, delivers maximum flexibility with multi-layer tracks. Acoustic guitars and rhythm section are featured on this album, a perfect set for corporate/industrial videos, websites, and presentations.

» Read the entire New Royalty Free Music – Horizons article

Published on: June 25, 2012

Cinematic Royalty Free MusicSmartSound’s new release, Beauty and Strength, joins Dramatic Stories and Narration Backgrounds from composer Francisco Becker in a beautiful new collection of orchestral moods. This Chilean - Italian pianist and composer studied music from primary school through college, earning a degree in "Specialist in Arrangement and Composition of Modern Music" from the Institute of Modern Music, Santiago, Chile.

» Read the entire New Music – Beauty and Strength article

Published on: June 18, 2012

Corporate Royalty Free Music - ProgressComposer Kevin Harris, at the helm of Smartsound’s new corporate royalty free music release, Progress, has contributed to no less than 10 albums for Smartsound. Most of them are in the dynamic, upbeat genre of acoustic backgrounds for videos, websites, and presentation narration. The one exception is a couple of tracks from Love Stories, which, nevertheless, maintain the mellow atmosphere that is his signature style.

» Read the entire New Corporate Royalty Free Music article

Published on: June 13, 2012

Urban Drama Royalty Free MusicSteve and Christopher Skinner collaborated on Smartsound’s new release, Urban Drama. It’s heavy-duty cool, and sometimes just heavy—like the City is itself. When the narrative is complex, such as for social interest pieces, web content, documentaries and news features that require an emotional range, these tracks set the tone.

Put the petal to the metal with Bad Habits, a TV/Film Drama style song that backs up a late-night driving scene, Reality TV or Film Trailers with hard drums, keeping the beat deep under melodic strings and piano.

» Read the entire New Release – Urban Drama article

Published on: June 08, 2012

Mark Apsolon

With a wealth of knowledge in videography Mark is not the type to keep it to himself. Mark runs markapsolon.com where he passes his knowledge on to his ready viewers discussing topics from lighting & chromo key to how to create a ghost.

» Read the entire Mark Apsolon article

Published on: June 01, 2012

"[YouTube's] system of Content ID and Audio Swap work fine for music that is owned and licensed by one company – think the major record labels. However, it totally breaks down when working with music licensed to multiple sources – think royalty-free music."

» Read the entire My Video was flagged by YouTube? article

Published on: May 11, 2012

Studio Daily

A nomination for Studio Daily's Prime Breakfast Award was exciting. But, going home prize in hand is a testament to the quality of Quicktracks software.

» Read the entire SmartSound Wins at The NAB's article

Published on: April 27, 2012