Highlight Your Product with Music for TV Commercials Blog | FirstCom Music

Highlight Your Product with Music for TV Commercials

Television commercials have been big business for decades and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Though TV watching now takes place on streaming platforms, these companies still make millions selling ad space, and advertisers still see TV as an excellent way to sell their products and promote their services. Whether you’re a freelancer working on an ad for …

Choosing the Most Impactful Breaking News Intro Music | FirstCom Music Blog

Choosing the Most Impactful Breaking News Intro Music

Picture this– you’re at home, watching TV, but also looking at your phone, not paying attention to either. All of a sudden, you hear a serious burst of audio that grabs your focus. You instinctively look up at the TV and see a news alert. Because of the right cut music, you begin immediately absorbing important information about your world– …

Music Licensing: How to Avoid Copyright Claims on YouTube Blog Post | FirstCom Music

Music Licensing: How to Avoid Copyright Claims on YouTube

YouTube is the most popular video streaming website in history– almost 5 billion videos are watched every day. Whether you’re making ads or promo videos for a  product or service, have your own channel with thousands of followers, or want to share your video portfolio with the masses, YouTube is the place to have your content seen and heard around …

How to Use Music in Videos Legally Blog Post | FirstCom Music

How to Use Music in Videos Legally

Here’s the scenario: You want to make a great web-based promo for your small business. You learn a little about video editing, rent a pro-quality camera, and make an exceptional short film that showcases the reasons why your company is better than the competition. You add the music you like as the soundtrack and upload it to YouTube. Suddenly, the …

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The Soundtrack of Tomorrow: Technology and Science Documentary Music

Every day new and exciting discoveries are being made, new theories of the universe are emerging, and our understanding of what is possible continues to grow. It is certainly an exciting time to be alive, especially if you’re into science and technology. Science documentaries can help spread fascinating new concepts to the masses and enrich all of our lives. Of …

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Scoring the Laughs: Comedy Background Music for Short Films

Making people laugh isn’t easy. In fact, comedy can be one of the most difficult film genres to pull off. Simply having good actors deliver funny lines might not be enough. For example, timing is crucial in terms of how a script lands, and the soundtrack is a critical component that affects the feel and pacing of your film. Comedy …

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 …

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 …