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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

There are many cinematic-themed scores and albums available from SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks, but the New Music Search lets videographers get more granular. If, for example, a producer needs cinematic background tracks and wants to review only those with guitars, it’s easy. Search for “cinematic guitar” and pages of results come up. A mention of just a few will show the amazing variety of styles available even within that narrow focus.

» Read the entire Cinematic Guitar Music article

Published on: November 30, 2015

Business-friendly tracks are abundant in SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music offerings. In fact, producers can refine even further, adding filters such as “Narrative/Spoken Word” to locate music that is specifically tailored to the task at hand. This makes it easy to find project music that will not harm a business brand and image.

» Read the entire Narrative Corporate Music article

Published on: November 25, 2015

Southern Blues Music is a staple of many types of video as well as video games. With tremendous variety in beat, tempo, and even instrumentation, this broad category can fill many roles. Ranging from slow and soulful to fast and rockin’, just about any scene can benefit from the pure emotion shown in these tracks.

» Read the entire Southern Blues Music article

Published on: November 23, 2015

If royalty-free music inspired by cultures around the world is needed, one only has to use SmartSound’s music search to find a wealth of tracks to use.

» Read the entire Royalty Free Calm World Music article

Published on: November 20, 2015

These aren’t just good for the Olympics. They fit any video, game, or documentary that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.

» Read the entire Royalty Free Olympic Orchestral Music article

Published on: November 18, 2015

Intros (which are also exits) are the bookends of a video or video game. They provide a sense of continuity, much like a fiction story in which the first line is the same as the last line. Bumps, on the other hand, serve the same purpose but are used between scenes - a hard edge that quickly reinforces that something new is about to happen. And of course, stingers are essentially 1-3 second sound clips used to emphasize what was just said in the video or game (“Doh!”)

It can be hard to find Suspenseful Intros, Bumps and Stingers, but with SmartSound’s royalty-free music search, much of that work can be done in seconds rather than hours. In seconds you can find great tracks that can be customized by length and mood to suit the needs of any suspenseful scene.

» Read the entire Suspenseful Intros article

Published on: November 16, 2015