Licensed Music for Independent Filmmakers Blog | FirstCom Music

Licensed Music for Independent Filmmakers

An “indie” film can be a lot of things– it can be a fairly decent-sized production from a studio that’s not affiliated with a big Hollywood company or a small project spearheaded by an aspiring director who wears many hats throughout the process. Whether you’re working on a film that’s destined for awards at Sundance and Cannes or trying to …

How to Use Copyrighted Music on Instagram Legally Blog | FirstCom Music

How to Use Copyrighted Music on Instagram Legally

As the way we communicate, sell, advertise, and connect has changed over the years, Instagram has emerged as a popular platform for everything from having fun with friends to promoting your products or creating a personal brand. Whether you’re an influencer who travels the world, a comedian looking to access a digital fan base, or a creator who makes ads …

FirstCom Music Charity Donations 2020 Blog

Donating To Those In Need

This year has been hard on many industries, organizations and families; people who are our audiences, colleagues and friends. As a company we are committed to carrying out our work in a way that inspires a better future for all. As part of this commitment, and in lieu of holiday gifts, FirstCom Music is donating $20,000 divided between four charitable …

Behind The Scenes | ‘Chick Fight’ Movie

We went behind the scenes on the new movie ‘Chick Fight’ with a little help from soundtrack composer, Benson Taylor. Starring Malin Akerman, Bella Thorne, Alec Baldwin, and the scene-stealing Dulcé Sloan, the comedy-drama is directed by Paul Leyden and features a similar setting to cult classic ‘Fight Club’ with more female-empowerment and raunchy humor and far less nihilism. ‘Chick …

How to Select Music for Short Films Blog | FirstCom Music

How to Select Music for Short Films

You might think that selecting music for short films would be easier than choosing soundtracks for feature-length movies, but that’s not necessarily true. In many ways, having less time to work with makes every detail more important. Whether you’re working on an art piece that’s a few minutes long or telling a story in 20-30 minutes– you need to make …

Ring in the Season with Christmas Commercial Music Blog | FirstCom Music

Ring in the Season with Christmas Commercial Music

No other Western holiday has as much music associated with it as Christmas. As we all know, it is the biggest shopping season of the year, so it’s no wonder that a wide variety of Christmas music makes it into thousands of ads. Christmas commercial music sends a clear signal to consumers– the holidays are here, and you need to …

Background Music for Black Friday Ads Blog | FirstCom Music

Background Music for Black Friday Ads

Though this year will be different due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Black Friday still marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. As always, retailers will be looking to cash in on America’s fondness for holiday gift-giving. With many businesses taking a financial hit over the summer, they are counting on the holiday season to get their earnings back …

Music for Presidential Elections Blog | FirstCom Music

Production Music for Presidential Elections

There is a significant Presidential election happening this November. In addition, as always, many other candidates are running in tight races for city, state, and federal positions. The candidates and their teams hope to take advantage of what is likely to be a high voter turnout. This means a substantial sum of money is flowing into advertising, especially in these …

Create A New Jingle For WILX Studio 10

Have you ever wanted to hear your own music on TV? Michigan TV station WILX is busy readying the final touches to their new lifestyle show, Studio 10 and they need your help creating a jingle. Announced last week, hosts Stephanie McCoy and Sarah Swistak are looking for your creative assistance to help announce their new daily weekday show of …

Background Music for Broadcast Blog | FirstCom Music

Background Music for Broadcasting: Complete a Pro-Quality Production

Whether it’s a breaking story that is going to shape the future of world events, a weather update that will affect the lives of thousands, or a segment in an ongoing journalistic investigation of corruption in local government, the news comes at us from many different angles. When you think of a news-related project, you realize that the actual information …