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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Give Your Project an Edge with Rock Background Music

So, your project is good, but ask yourself this: Does it rock? When paired with the right content, there’s a certain quality that rock music brings to the table– energy, edge, grit– whatever you want to call it. Of course, rock is a varied genre, and in an extensive library, like FirstCom Music’s rock stock music library, you’ll have many …

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Halloween Stock Music: Terrify and Entertain

The Halloween season is just around the corner and with it comes an avalanche of ads, programming, and content that will center around this frightening, yet popular holiday. Whether you’re working on a Halloween episode for an ongoing project, telling a series of creepy ghost stories, or working on an ad spot, you’ll need horror sound effects and stock music …

Licensing Music for Educational and Instructional Videos

The school year is right around the corner, and although this year will be different due to the pandemic, some things never change. Students are shopping for school supplies, teachers are planning out a semester’s worth of lessons, and production companies are working on a new crop of instructional videos. Whether you’re a teacher who focuses on video production, or …