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There is a great interview on Digital Production Buzz with Marco Missinato, an Italian-born composer who began writing music at the age of six. He came to L.A. in the Nineties to pursue his passion. In the interview, he discusses the vital issue of adding power to your projects by choosing the right music, in addition to how music can create a sense of oneness in today’s turbulent times. The same principles apply, regardless of the emotions videographers seek to produce in their audience.

» Read the entire Marco Missinato: The Emotional Power of Music article

Published on: January 26, 2016

Although it's nice to have a large video production budget to work with, sometimes you have to deliver a high quality video with a smaller budget. Every video you make is a reflection of your expertise, so you never want to put out something mediocre. Here are so to help you save money on video production while still putting out work you're proud to call your own.

» Read the entire High Quality Production On a Budget article

Published on: January 21, 2016

Sometimes a scene demands a certain sound, theme, or atmosphere. Fortunately, with SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks and simple search technology, finding just the right tracks is a simple matter. For example, a search for Scottish-themed tracks pulls up two pages of results to choose from. More search terms can be used as well, to narrow down the results. Here are a few search combination results to show what we mean.

» Read the entire Scottish Music article

Published on: January 19, 2016

The Film Scoring Theory segment of the Movie Making Manual (a collaboratively-written open content textbook available online via Google Books) offers outstanding advice to both novice and more experienced filmmakers and video producers specifically related to selection of mood music.

» Read the entire Movie Making Manual: Film Scoring Theory article

Published on: January 14, 2016

Background music for training videos is important. New and prospective employees should feel enthusiastic about their training, and the right score in the background is vital to drawing out the right emotions. Whether talking about the dangers of improper lifting or the joy of using the right actuarial chart, training video producers need the right tool for the job. Luckily, SmartSound’s Royalty-Free Music library includes hundreds of appropriate tracks. Just a few off the top include:

» Read the entire Background Training Music article

Published on: January 12, 2016

Keep music fresh

At SmartSound we know the importance of keeping the message and impact of your videos fresh. A musical perspective that’s on trend can help communicate to your audience that the theme of your video remains timely and part of the larger context of the world in which we live.

LISTEN TO THE 10 "ON TREND" ALBUMS and

» Read the entire KEEPING ON TREND WITH MUSIC article

Published on: January 08, 2016

Disco, disco, yeah yeah yeah! Get your funky 70s groove on with these tracks. Not only do they appeal to the boomer generation, they’ll reach out to younger audiences as well since the “return of Disco” in the late 90s. Check out just a few of the tracks available in the SmartSound Royalty-Free Music library!

» Read the entire Disco Music article

Published on: January 07, 2016

Kickstart the New Year with some basic tips on storytelling. You can read them in all their glory over at Gizmodo And while the advice barely scratches topics of plot, story arc or pacing, Pixar’s 22 Rules do a fantastic job relaying the kind of content they want to see in their scripts - which is good advice for anyone writing character-driven fiction

» Read the entire Rules of Story Telling According to Pixar article

Published on: January 01, 2016

Indie Rock Music tracks can fill a lot of needs. Sports, commercials, trailers, home videos, bumpers/stingers - all these and more are great uses for these tracks. Use SmartSound’s Royalty-Free Music Search for "indie rock" and almost 80 pages of tracks come up. Here are some highlights:

» Read the entire Indie Rock Music article

Published on: December 31, 2015

Inspirational sports music is a common need for a lot of videographers, whether for kids’ home games or Best Fails compilations. SmartSound offers many options when searching for royalty-free music to accompany video scenes, ranging from songs of tragic defeat, triumphant underdog victories, to just plain fun.

» Read the entire Inspirational Sports Music article

Published on: December 17, 2015

Carefree country/folk music - ideal for so many projects, from family videos to feel-good indie movies. For business users, such tracks are also perfect for product and training videos, imparting a sense of brand value and trustworthiness to customers.

Better still, this is a broad category with a lot of different styles and influences, so producers are sure to find just the right track from among SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks:

» Read the entire Carefree Country/Folk Music article

Published on: December 11, 2015

Entrancing SoundscapesAtmospheric, ethereal, haunting backdrops all underpinned by hypnotic percussive grooves. This uniquely flexible album gives you two completely different paths for music construction using SmartSound’s Mood Mapping technology

» Read the entire New Album: Entrancing Soundscapes article

Published on: December 07, 2015

We’ve written a lot about different styles available from SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks, but one category that is hard to find is Background Comical Music. Yet there are a lot of videographers making witty, funny videos who might like a broad selection of background music that will keep and enhance the comic feel of their work. The wrong track can easily spoil what might otherwise be a comic masterpiece, if only the audience could connect with it the way the producers intended. Using SmartSound’s Free Music Search, however, it’s easy to find and select just the right track for any comedy.

» Read the entire Background Comical Music article

Published on: December 02, 2015