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Lee WhiteLee White started his adventure into narrative motion shortly after graduating from Art Center, College of Design. Over fifteen years ago, Lee began creating short form videos for his clients and his search for music to use in these productions led him to Sonicfire Pro.  Lee has been using Sonicfire Pro for the last five years.

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Published on: February 29, 2012

Jedrzej JonaszJedrzej is the co-owner and principle developer of the Portland based game development studio "Pocket Vault Studios". With an extensive background in film and video production, Jedrzej brings his creative storytelling skills to the interactive format of mobile game development.

Jedrzej's first game "Battle Fleet", an iPad naval strategy game, was an instant success as it rose to the number 3 spot in the iPad strategy game category. Building on that success, Jedrzej expanded into other genres and shortly afterwards released the puzzle/shooter "Cube Smash" and began development on a sci-fi MMO.

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Published on: February 22, 2012

Preston KanakIt is very clear that the more you do something, the better you will get at it. The concept behind Preston Kanak's 3 Minute Shorts is based on exactly this principle.

Before embarking on producing and posting a short film everyday for a year in 2010, Preston Kanak came across a book by Malcolm Gladwell titled, "Outliers", which mentions many times throughout the book a concept known as the 10,000 HOUR RULE. After reading this book, Preston decided to attempt to produce and post a film everyday for one year. Preston wanted to see how his work would evolve when dedicated to the art of film-making for one year. By the end of the year, he produced 365 films — ranging from nature films to corporate documentaries.

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Published on: February 16, 2012

Did you know you can create a music comp online before your purchase?

Sometimes when you are editing a scene it can help to create the music to go along with the action. It can give you a better impression of the impact the scene will have when the music is tied in. But what if you aren’t sure the music you want to use is right for the scene? Or, what if the scene changes because of editing or a shift in customer direction? Using Quicktracks, SmartSound’s Award Winning online music editing software, you can create a music comp to download and insert into your timeline for free. Creating a comp is easy and can be done from any page containing music on the site.

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Published on: February 01, 2012

Having worked together in multiple bands and venues, award-winning pianist Anthony Molinaro, soul/funk/rock innovator Alfred Howard and sultry, neo-soul lead singer Rebecca Jade created an exceptional cool and smooth synergy with The Jade Element.

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Published on: January 11, 2012

From delicate and soft, to brooding and suspenseful, the Royalty Free Music Collection Orchestral Drama describes drama in all its forms. The range of this album is amazing in its emotional content, starting with what you might call "drama's drama."

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Published on: January 05, 2012

One of Inspiring Beauty's composers, Yuri Sazonoff brings an incomparably diverse background to the production of this orchestral album of dramatic beauty and deep emotion. He has been writing and producing music for broadcast film scores, television programs, live concerts and more, across three continents, for nearly twenty years.

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Published on: December 30, 2011
Published on: December 28, 2011

SmartSound Royalty-Free music is perfect for TV, promos and trailers, where the ability to tailor the music message down to the second is paramount. Your sound spot is just as vital as the visuals to persuade and inform in a no-frills time frame.

Capital Assets, from Newsworthy excels at backing the big headlines of the day, motivating viewers to tune in to your big-breaking stories, whether in-house, on the air, or on your web-TV shows. The confident orchestral strains of “Soaring Success,” will highlight the good news you want to promote in your corporate or news environment.

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Published on: December 13, 2011

Anyone who loved John Cusack, in High Fidelity has to have a soft spot for compilations—the perfect way to sum up your style!

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Published on: December 07, 2011

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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Published on: November 30, 2011

Kevin Klingler and David SonnescheinDid you know that SmartSound's CEO, Kevin Klingler, is an accomplished film and TV composer? Before he invented SmartSound's patented music editing process, he worked in Hollywood as a studio guitarist and composer on dozens of film and television productions.

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Published on: November 10, 2011

American Airlines is investing significantly in new aircraft, facilities, and technologies onboard to make the travel experience more enjoyable. They are turning to the online community to produce videos that educate and entertain customers about the services and products they are offering.

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Published on: November 03, 2011

Will To SucceedWith robust sound and full arrangements, this set of inspirational tracks will create a climate of motivation, victory and success for stories with positive outcomes: Sports, business, overcoming personal or physical challenge. The ten pieces compliment each other and work together for cohesive scoring. They can all be customized with Sonicfire Pro's amazing features including Mood Mapping to achieve individualized instrument mixes that seamlessly fit your production.

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Published on: November 01, 2011

Many projects (like movie scores) that use background music and produce income pay a percentage of that income, in the form of sync royalties, to the music copyright owners. The details of the agreement are specified in a legal document called a music sync license. The word sync refers to the fact that the music is not played on its own, but is synchronized with other parts of a complete production. Synch royalties are often negotiated on a case by case basis and can range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In some cases (like music for TV shows) instead of a percentage of income a flat royalty is charged for every time the project is publicly performed. This is called a Needle Drop License.

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Published on: October 20, 2011