The earliest film scores were rooted in Western classical music, though today you’ll find everything from jazz, rock, pop, blues, new age, world music, and a hybrid of orchestral and electronic instruments. But make no mistake, The Magnificent Seven, Dances with Wolves and Silverado all had fan-winning, memorable western music scores that remain unforgettable and unmistakable. A great Western film score adds a musical flavor to the production that puts your audience in the action.
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Royalty Free Movie MusicProduction :: March 03, 2014
Film Trailer Music is vital to the success of an unreleased film as it needs to convey the spirit of the movie in less than three minutes. Set the stage for your film intros with Gentle Film Trailer Music that’s heartwarming, inspiring and touching. Customize our royalty free music for your cinematic masterpiece and choose from a vast selection of tracks whether featuring a solo piano, a gently plucked harp or a full orchestra, gentle film trailer music will create a memorable opening for your production. Here are just a few samples of our award-winning film trailer music.
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You can probably hum the theme song to James Bond, the Pink Panther or Mission: Impossible—all memorable spy movies with music which helped catapult these movie franchises to the top of classic movie charts. Villains, spies and secret agents all benefit from tension-laden spy music. Score your next serious spy scene with music from the SmartSound’s expansive royalty free library and cue up a soundtrack that will load your scenes with drama and tension.
SmartSound's Royalty-Free Documentary Music offerings differ as much as documentary subjects themselves do. For your Dramatic Stories match up the ominous, expansive Crucial Developments with real-life dramas and emotional narratives. This orchestral-style track conveys a sense of urgency, as does Last Seen, from the same collection. Dark and introspective, “Last Seen,” conveys the mysterious, solemn side of the story. For action-dramas, or short films, try Two Minds As One to add dreamy, dramatic sophistication with a cinematic touch.
Romance, intrigue and mystery are all just a click away with SmartSound’s unique collection of royalty-free background music. Soft Film Trailer Music is ideal for emotional or poignant scenes and allows the viewer to fill in the spaces between the soft instrumentals. If background tracks with enormously rich drums and pounding keys were used in an earthy, heartwarming or relaxed scene, the director’s message would obviously be lost. So check out a few fantastic options for Soft Film Trailer Music and get ready to customize it your way with SmartSound.
Stephen King knows his horror films wouldn’t achieve the desired effect if Pharrell’s Happy song was the background track. Eerie background music tracks are critical for instilling a sense of fear, tension and intrigue in scenes. So, think like the King and choose one of the unique selections from SmartSound’s many Eerie Film Trailer Music albums.
SmartSound offers a superb selection of Powerful Film Trailer Music for every project. Mute the volume next time you watch a film and note the lack of drama, energy, emotion and feeling during the silence. SmartSound’s Powerful Film Trailer Music tracks will engage your audience, whether you want them on the edge of their seat, laughing hysterically or crying compassionately; there is definitely something you need in SmartSound’s expansive royalty-free background track library.
Trailer music has a vital role to fill in filmography. The advance guard of marketing; it needs to convey the essence of the movie in 2 minutes, 30 seconds or less, along with strategically selected scenes. Often the trailer music does not even appear in the film, as the trailer must be produced up to a year before the movie’s release date, and the music score is usually the last creative work on the film.
The Smartsound advantage makes Smartsound's Royalty Free Music a natural for film scoring. Not only do their nearly 4000 tracks give amazing variety and synchronicity among similar albums, but each song can be added to or subtracted from, to create an infinite number of variations; enough to populate a lengthy movie.
Take the luminous strains of Unrevealed Truth, from Indie Score, a pensive, orchestral song using Piano, Chimes, and Marimba in addition to Studio Orchestra to create great depth expressing moods, from suspenseful to desolate.
Trailer music is the background music used for previews of films, TV shows, video games, etc. It is typically not from the actual film or game in which it is previewing. So the importance of this particular kind of music lies in the fact that is has to sell the show, movie, or game using its effective and proper sound. A lot of time the same music, or derivatives of the music, is being used for several different films, etc. and they become familiar to the audience. You will end up hearing that particular piece of music or versions of it over and over again on just about every current trailer. Using the epic trailer selection from SmartSound can give you the diverse and distinctive music you need.
Royalty Free Horror Music plays an integral part in manipulating the minds of willing viewers to get scared out of their wits. The quiet, eerie sequence of brooding tones does just as much to terrify, with all that it doesn’t say, as the frantic, crashing sounds of the horror scene that has arrived.
From the Screening Room, haunting Hidden Horror sets up the suspense with lonely woodwinds, and an uncertain string melody that intensify our sense of isolated terror.
The most important component when creating a dramatic film trailer is the music. Although any genre of film can be considered dramatic, the film trailers that tend to gain the most emotional reaction are more of the action-drama, suspenseful, and even romantic drama. It’s the classic, progressive orchestral sound that is heard in most film trailers, but with SmartSound’s extensive selection of film trailer tracks in the dramatic category you can find something truly distinctive.
Royalty Free Soundtracks can be a time consuming part of any film production. SmartSound's patented royalty free music customization technology will save time and improve the quality of all of your movie music.
Smartsound’s Cinematic Royalty Free Music provides albums echoing the intensity of big screen movies and TV programs. In fact, Smartsound music has starred in a number of TV and movie productions, including TV’s American Idol finals (May 24, 2011), and movies, Tropic Thunder and Bucket List. Smartsound’s Cinematic Music often "sounds like" many popular Top 40’s songs, or at the other end of the spectrum, classical music favorites. You might think, "Why not just use the popular songs themselves?" Two obstacles in that line of thinking make Royalty Free Cinematic Music a good choice.
Producers of home movies for private use have a special advantage with SmartSound Royalty Free Home Movie Music. Only those who are creating films for non-commercial (and non-internet use) have access to some of the most familiar beloved songs of the last century, from favorite movies and TV shows.
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