Behind The Music Indie Guitar Wave Blog

Behind The Music | Indie Guitar Wave

Meet Rob Aitken Following Rob Aitken’s Mark Award win last year for the track ‘Stargazing’ on the album ‘Ambient Post Rock‘ (NOVA118), his new album for Nova, ‘Indie Guitar Wave‘ is influenced by minimal, lo-fi, guitar-based Indie associated with artists like Tycho combined with a more positive/pop spin. We caught up with Rob to discuss his creative process in this short …

Introducing Energy Music Q&A Blog

Introducing ENERGY Music

We recently caught up with Brian Burrows, a long-time friend of the FirstCom Music team and a writer with nearly 250 tracks in our repertoire. Part of a three-man team, Brian is a founder of our new production music label Energy Music. Energy Music sets out to create the perfect narrative for every aspect of the human condition. We quizzed …

New Release: ‘Dreams to Sleep By’

Dreams To Sleep By (PEDF117) the beautiful, expansive sophomore release by Geoff Smith and Pedigree Cuts founder Elliot Ireland has finally arrived. A haunting collection of contemporary piano ballads that gradually unfurl into widescreen indie epics, there is a deeply positive and valedictory thread running throughout the album that is unashamedly inspiring. Tracks from the duo’s previous outing, ‘Dawn Songs‘ such as …

Drum & Bass Production Music Promos by Hospital Records

Behind The Music: Drum & Bass Promos x Hospital Records

Vibrant, excitable, cutting-edge Drum ‘n’ Bass from one of the world’s leading dance labels, Hospital Records. Formed in Forest Hills, London, UK in the mid-90s, the label helped define a cultural shift from Acid House and Rave towards a heavier D&B sound. Contemporary Drum & Bass artists continue to provide on-trend, future looking sounds while the genre forms a massive …

Music for Comedy Blog | FirstCom Music

Land the Joke with Music for Comedy Productions

From films to webisodes, podcasts to live standup routines, background music for comedy productions can add an exclamation point to a performance, help a joke to land, or fill out awkward sections of silence while you cut between scenes or segments. With the right background music for comedy you can create a memorable soundtrack that your audience will come to …

Music For Wedding Videos Blog | FirstCom Music

Wedding Videos; Using Music to Make a Day Last Forever

Getting married is a big event in anyone’s life. Not surprisingly, many couples want a video of the big day they can share with friends and family. If you’re producing wedding videos, you need a wealth of footage and the right audio. Music for wedding video production can range from the upbeat and spritely, to the solemn and religious, or …

Music For Presidential Campaigns Blog | FirstCom Music

Presidential Campaign Music: How to Spread Your Message to The Masses

With so much at stake in a Presidential election, candidates need to find every possible advantage to push their campaigns to victory. In many ways, the goals of a Presidential campaign are similar to that of any marketing strategy: you want to spread brand awareness, describe what makes your candidate better than the competitors, address the needs of your target …

Music For Summer Blog | FirstCom Music

Sunshine & Good Vibes: Production Music for Summer-Related Content

For a lot of people, summer is the perfect season. It’s a time for family vacations, being outdoors, and generally letting loose. It’s no wonder that many advertisers hope to capitalize on this by associating their brand with these good feelings. If you’re producing summer-related content– for an ad spot, a podcast, a film, or a webisode, you’ll need summer …

American Dynasties The Kennedys CNN - Score by Andy Hopkins | True Stores x FirstCom Music

Composing the score for CNN’s ‘American Dynasties’

True Stories composer Andy Hopkins talks about the making of his original score for the CNN documentary series ‘American Dynasties’. Andy Hopkins, True Stories Music  I was approached by CNN to compose the music for a new series “American Dynasties” initially featuring the Kennedy Family, but ultimately, in future seasons, to go on and feature the major families in American …

Christian Stock Music for Your Production

As technology progresses, many churches are updating their services to include multimedia presentations, underscoring their traditional practices to include a Christian production music sound bed, or creating streamable content that worshippers can view on their own time. If you’re tasked with creating audio/visual productions for church services, making videos for Sunday school classes, or producing any other type of faith-related …