Everything You Need to Know
Music is an essential component in any film
Music for Film Makers
Where can I get music for my film?
There are several places where you can get music for your film:
- Royalty-free music libraries: These are websites that offer music tracks for a one-time fee. The music can be used as many times as you want, as long as you pay the fee.
- Production music libraries: Companies like us specialise in creating music for film and video projects.
- Original music: If you have the budget, you can also commission a composer to create original music specifically for your film.
What music can I use in my film?
The type of music you can use in your film will depend on your budget, the rights and licensing, and the feel you want to create. Here are some options:
- Royalty-free music: This type of music can be used as many times as you want, as long as you pay the fee.
- Copyrighted music: You can use this type of music if you obtain permission from the copyright owner. This is often the case for popular songs and production music. It’s often always easier to license production music as it’s pre-cleared for broadcast use.
- Original music: This is music that is created specifically for your film.
What are good background songs for videos?
It depends on the tone of your video. If you’re creating a fast-paced montage, you might want to choose an upbeat pop song. If you’re creating a more emotional video, you might want to choose a ballad. Some other factors to consider are the length of the song and the mood you’re trying to set.
What two types of music are most often used in film?
The two types of music most often used in film are:
- Background music: This type of music is used to enhance the mood or atmosphere of a scene.
- Theme music: This type of music is used to define the main character or the film itself.
Can I use copyrighted music if I give credit?
No, you cannot use copyrighted music simply by giving credit. You must obtain permission from the copyright owner or have a license to use the music.
Choosing the right music for your film can make all the difference. By understanding the different options and how to legally use music, you’ll be well on your way to creating a great soundtrack for your next film.