Licensing Music from a Reputable Source

Learn more about Copyright Infringement As tomorrow’s production professionals and cinematic storytellers, it’s essential to recognize the importance of properly licensing music from a reputable source. Read on to find out how bad copyright infringement can really be and score some tips on how to make sure you’re licensing the right way. Copyright Infringement – What’s the worst that can …

FC.com Tips and Tricks

Firstcom.com Tips & Tricks

Track Breakdown Filters Explore and discover new music your own way For every user and every search there’s a different process for finding the perfect track. Our Filter panel allows you to tailor your music search in a way that makes sense to you and your needs. If you’re locked in to a specific time frame try our Edits filter …

Welcome To The All New Firstcom.com

We are excited to welcome you to the new firstcom.com. Your existing projects and login details have automatically transfered to the new site. Here are just a few of the new features: New streamlined visual interface makes tracking your search filters easier Search by album or themed playlist Refine your search by track length or BPM Drag and drop tracks …

How to Make Good Quirky Music

One of the trickiest production music styles to master is ‘quirky’ music. Like telling a good joke, creating interesting quirky music requires strong familiarity with what makes your audience tick as well as an expert sense of timing and composition. As we release the creep-tacular sounds of Drunkin’ Punkin’ in time for Halloween, we decided to pool our collective knowledge …

MostInfluentialInstruments

The Most Influential Musical Instruments of All Time

We see the inside of a lot of studios and some musical instruments, studio gear and recording equipment can be found in every space we visit. Here we look at the ubiquitous musical instruments that have had the greatest influence on musical culture. Gibson Les Paul The sound of heavy Rock, the Gibson Les Paul is famed for its high …

ProductionOverPop

5 Reasons to Choose Production Music Over Pop

Sometimes a great Pop song is just what you need to support your creative vision. Whether it’s an indie sleeper hit that you can build a grassroots ad campaign around or a much loved Classic Rock hit for triumphant movie trailer, the range of ways you can sync a musicians’ music to your production is wide and varied. With so …

ClassicalMusic

Classical Music: The Importance of Performance

Classical Music is the perfect foil for a vast array of productions from upscale advertising to romantic drama, epic trailers to thought-provoking talk shows. With a huge range of libraries offering the biggest ‘hits’ of the classical cannon, most of which were written many decades or centuries ago, it’s easy to assume that most recordings are alike. Here we look …

CantSayNoToMusic

5 Reasons You Can’t Say No To Music

Intuitively we recognize the significant impact music has on our lives. We remember the first song or album we ever bought, we put time and effort into picking the perfect song for the first dance at our wedding, and we even think about what kind of music we’d like played at our funeral. Psychologists have found that music stimulates more …