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 …

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EMMY Awards | Best TV Theme Music

The Category That Is But Never Was Depending on your age, the Emmy’s were always the second most boring award show your parents MIGHT let you stay up until 10 PM to watch. (Coming in hot behind the Oscars, #SorryNotSorry Academy) You’d sit idly by while they’d barrel through the technical categories and wonder why it simply wasn’t 45 minutes …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …