The Top 6 Sites to Find Royalty Free Music

We know how hard it is to find the perfect website for royalty free music licensing.

There are so many websites that let you license music that it can get overwhelming fast! Fortunately for you, we’ve taken the liberty of digging up the best websites from across the internet.

This totally exhaustive list was curated very carefully based on a number of factors including UI, quality, user interface, and price.

Included below is the pricing structure and pros/cons of each site. Continue reading

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Music for Your Video

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If you want to make a great video, picking the right soundtrack is essential. As a video editing company, we at DreamItReel put a lot of time and thought into selecting a song that perfectly matches the style and purpose of each video we produce.

Here’s a list of things we consider when choosing music that can help you pick out the ideal soundtrack for your video.

  1. Music First, Video Second

Whether you’re editing the video yourself or giving it to someone else  it’s always a good idea to settle on the music first. You want the visuals to match the soundtrack, so if you change the music later on a good deal of your editing will be useless. In other words, changing the song can mean going back to square one.

  1. The Occasion

You’re not going to pick the same music for a wedding video that you would for a snowboarding video  are you? Considering the occasion, event, or subject is a good starting point when determining what song to use. Mango from TuneFruit wrote a detailed article on the DreamItReel blog that breaks down different occasions what music to use for each.

  1. The Story

Do you want a video that slowly builds to a big climax, or one that is cheerful and fun  Maybe you want to take the viewer on a roller coaster of emotions or deliver something epic and in your face  Whatever the story, the soundtrack will be the foundation. Let the music will plot out the journey and the visuals will simply fall into place.

  1. Your Audience

Loud and electronic might be a good choice for a young, hip crowd, but not so much if you’re going after middle-aged parents  Put some thought into what’s popular with your target audience and what kind of music will resonate with their generation, background, and culture.

  1. Lyrics or No Lyrics

Another important decision that can help narrow things down quickly. If your video has people speaking or voiceover in it, lyrics can be conflicting. Also, music with words can be distracting so if you want your viewer to focus on the content of your video and not the lyrics of the song, an instrumental track might be the way to go.

These tips are sure to help you pick music that matches the story and goals of your video.  Need some help with your video editing? DreamItReel makes it easy and affordable to get high quality video editing so give us a shout and say Tunefruit sent you!

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: 2belgians

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The two gents from 2belgians put together this video for PM days 2015.

Project Management Days is a two-day event in Helsinki aimed at project management pros. 2belgians did a series of sales videos plus the event’s opening video, based on this playful comparison between professionals’ opinions and kids’ logic. The resulting videos provided a fresh and inspiring kick-off to the event.

Jeroen and Samuel of 2belgians (the two belgians, if you didn’t figure that out!) create videos for established businesses, startups, NGOs, and cultural events. They have expertise in animation, motion graphics, and narrative storytelling.

We’re always thrilled to have our production music be a part of a high-quality video series!

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Nawi

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Well folks, file this awesome stock music license under SUPER-CUTE.

Nawi, an LA-based kids clothing, blankies, and plushies shop is 100% cute-overload. Focusing on dinosaurs (lovingly referred to as “dinos”) much the same way this little music licensing company likes to get fruity with our little bananas and mangos and kiwis, everything is made here in the US. Pretty cool.

Founders Nas and Whitney met up in New York in 2002. Fast forward to 2012, and Whitney’s daughter was totally digging on the dinos, and she was in the nascent phases of potty-training. Realizing that dropping some dinosaur action on her big-girl underwear could potentially persuade her daughter’s participation, she hatched Nawi with Nas.

With a focus on creating and manufacturing locally and a plan for sustainability (using shredded plastic bottles!), Nawi was born.

Ladies, nice origin story. And of course, we’re thrilled they used our quirky production music for their product and company video!

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5 ways to find the perfect stock music track this holiday season

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Don’t want to read the article but you want to hear some awesome holiday stock music?

CLICK HERE: AWESOME HOLIDAY STOCK MUSIC PLAYLIST

Five ways to find the perfect stock holiday music this season:

We all love (dread?) the Holiday (stock) music season, don’t we folks?  It can be as solemn as a moonlight snowfall, or as gaudy as a thousand lights on a doublewide. Tis’ the season for topical videos, advertising spots, webpage updates, and greetings of all kinds.

You can choose the road high or low, but however you like to roll, here’s five tips for finding the perfect holiday stock music track for your next ad, explainer video, video marketing or whatever project:

#1. The Classics

Many of what we consider to be the standards of the holidays reside in the public domain, this means that most license catalogs will have versions of them ranging from orchestral to indie-rock.  Any of our artists can try their hand at breathing life into an old familiar tune with no issues to worry about. You’ll be happy to know that ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, and the ‘Hava Nagila’ are all in the public domain. At Tunefruit we have some fine and varied examples of these favorites, and many more to boot.

Click here to listen to see We Wish You a Merry Christmas Stock Music

#2. Extra Special Moments

Need a holiday stock music track that says “buy her a diamond, or suffer the consequences”?  Try using keywords like ‘romance’, ‘love’, ‘timeless’, or ‘spouse’. You will quickly have so much pure, uncut musical sentiment you may need a glass of water so you don’t choke. Roll a little moonlit snowfall footage, or a box with a bow, and you are halfway to being a holiday hero.

#3 Kids, Kids, Kids.

It’s all about the littlest whippersnappers at holiday time. Search for keywords like ‘kids playing’, ‘happiness’, ‘playtime’, or even ‘baby animals’ and get ready to party. Nothing says celebration like kids going nuts and having the time of their little lives. We have a ridiculous amount of fantastic kids jams, even the Grinchy-est of us will have our hearts melted. Even if you don’t need one for the holidays, listen to a few to ‘lighten up’ and psyche yourself up for the holidays (and all the many, so many things on your to-do list)

#4 The Soundalike

Most of the catchiest modern holiday songs are buried in copyright dollars, not snow. If you can’t get Sinatra singing your favorite, you can find a similar sounding track that you can easily license and use to your hearts’ content. Try searching for related keywords, like ‘sleigh-bells’, ‘snow’, or ‘gifts’, then try genres like ‘rock’ or ‘business corporate’.  A large variety of very pleasant tracks will pop up, and you will leave satisfied and with your budget intact.

#5 think outside the box, or the gift-box, or whatever…

If you want your video or site to say “holidays” without resorting to sleigh-bells or reindeer hoofs or some other obvious choice, try it from another angle.  Find a stock music track that’s got a wholesome family vibe, with the type of flavor you want, like a down-home acoustic instrumental.  When you pair it with imagery of a table with candles and fixins, or the oldest kid home from college with a present (and a sack of laundry), it will easily snuggle down into ‘holiday’ lane.

At Tunefruit we have all these options for fantastic holiday music and many more. Come explore and test them out for free. Songs so catchy they’ll hang around like Aunt Edna’s Famous Fruitcake.

“Loving it” Tunefruit Weekly Stock Music Playlist for November 9th

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Yeah, we know you’ve been clamoring for a bit of the good stuff. And when I say good stuff, I’m totally talking about awesome stock audio, great stock music, killer explainer video tunes. Oh yeah. That’s the stuff. We’ve got some hot tracks for you to check out below in our most recent Weekly Stock Music Playlist. Hurry up, dude. Click!

Easy Day – botabateau

A light, bright business corporate track – the sound of now.  Hand Claps – check. Glockenspiel – check.  A universally useful pile of smiles for explainer videos, kickstarter campaigns, or any project needing a healthy dose of sunshine.

Top of the World – Abbas Premjee

Oh, and speaking of sunshine – there is also this stroll in the park track.  Whistling and banjoes included – no extra charge for those.

Happy Kitsch Comedy – hakan-eriksson

We don’t know if you need any 60’s lounge kitsch silliness (with Vibraphones and Trombones) but if you do, here it is.  Perhaps a cooking show?  A retro flashback scene to a housewife?  A tribute to the movie Pleasantville?

Your Basic Boogie – Terry Blackwell

As advertised, this piece of twangy rockabilly sounds like Martha’s front porch at the end of the dirt road.  Roots heartland and dusty Americana – simple and… well… just your basic boogie for all your basic boogie needs.

Pop Dance – Fleisis

This week we leave you with a little somethin’ somethin’ to get down and party out the door with.  Teenybopper pop – just a bouncy good time.  Perhaps this is Left Shark’s new solo single?

“Loving it” Tunefruit Weekly Stock Music Playlist for October 7th

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September’s officially behind us, and that means autumn is on the way. While I desperately await the blessed reprieve from the blistering summer heat, take a break with these awesome stock music tracks.

Flashy ColorsMLMusic

Who’s ready for Friday night? I know I sure am, and there’s no better way to show it than with this anthemic dance track. It doesn’t matter if you’re full of youth or just young at heart, everyone can get their party on to these hot beats. Well, unless you’re some kind of anti-party robot, but then what are you doing on a website for super fresh stock music tracks? Shoo.

Blue DuskMellowstu

It’s a cool night in LA and you’re out for a slow drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. The windows are all down and the breezy ocean air blows through your hair. Lean back, drape your wrist over the steering wheel, and let the sultry sound of jazz take you away. Do pay attention to the road though, seriously.

Catching Up With Old FriendsRob McAllister

Bring out your child-at-heart, and look at the world through fresh eyes. Be inspired with curiosity, wonder, and a sense of magic. We’ve all grown up a little too much I think, and it’s about time to go back to that childlike awe again.

FractalsDavid B.

It’s like this track is straight off the CSI: Portland soundtrack. It’s technologic and mysterious, yet modern and minimal. Just mind the crime scene, wouldn’t want to end up as a suspect. Or maybe you do, I don’t know your life.

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Seldom is a title more apt. With a french café vibe and a strolling bass line, this stock track is ideal for Food Network originals and Saturday morning talk shows alike. But don’t just stop there. What about a quirky animated film about cooking rats, dinosaur-themed developmental children’s broadcasting, or even those weird television channels designed for dogs? The possibilities are endless!

“Loving it” Tunefruit Weekly Stock Music Playlist for September 30th

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It’s beginning to look a bit like autumn these days, and you know what that means: it’s almost time for my personal favorite holiday, Halloween! It’s a time when everything gets a little more creepy, and the full moon spells supernatural trouble for us mortals. Plus, and most importantly, there’s scores of halloween candy. So sit back with some cinnamon hot chocolate and a slice of pumpkin pie, and check out these spooky stock music tracks.

Gears In MotionFrancesco Giovannangelo

I don’t want to invite any uncanny comparisons here, but eat your heart out, Burton. It’s a track that’s full of halloween spirit, complete with creepy music box and scurrying strings. Just remember, it’s not a party without the Pumpkin King.

Haunted CircusZevWMusic

There’s one blustery evening in autumn when the wind howls and the trees moan, and all the ghoulish guys and ghostly gals meet for their annual halloween ball. The elegant undead dancers glide under the pale moon, and the skeletons rattle their bones. Don’t mind the zombies; they’ll just shuffle around, but they do their best. Won’t you join them on this frightful night?

HalloweenSergiiVasylchenko

It’s getting spooky around here, and all the ghouls and goblins are coming out to play, causing all kinds of mischief and mayhem. Sure, those puckish little gremlins are entertaining at first, but pretty soon they’ll be wrecking the whole neighborhood. In the meantime, this aptly-named track makes a great backdrop for all your halloween misadventures.

Evil Dark Metal Alex Paul

Under the red moon a dark rider on a pale horse rises from the fires of hell, standing ready with an army of undead. Alright, so I’m being a bit dramatic, but what’s halloween without a little brash embellishment? This track certainly calls to mind a sense of dread and doom, perfect for your over the top bad guys.

Ghost HuntersGuidoNegraszus

It’s like CSI: Halloween edition, perfect for investigating all sorts of ghostly hauntings and strange supernatural occurrences. Things that go bump in the night better beware, because we won’t rest until these mysteries are put to bed. Well, not me anyways; I’ll hang back here and “supervise” while you guys check out that haunted house. I’m not scared or anything, I’m just allergic to cobwebs, dust, and terrifying monsters. You got this.

The DJ vs The VampireFoldySongs

Bring halloween into the future with this banging drum and bass track, perfect for fighting cartoon zombies and animated ghouls alike. Whether you’re a time-traveling duo fighting space vampires on the moon, or a crypt-diver facing down a reawakened mummy in retro-futuristic New York (why not?), this track will keep your blood racing and guns blazing long enough to outlast any post-apocalyptic nightmares. What time is it? Zombie killin’ time.

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On edge yet? Well I am, and let me tell you this track isn’t calming my nerves at all. It’s eerie, discordant, and just plain unsettling. It evokes a sense of confusion and bewilderment, and as the piano drifts and clangs around, you really get the feeling that something isn’t right here. Is that little girl in the corner supposed to be here? Who’s blood is that wall covered in? My invitation says dinner party, but I’m pretty sure this is a haunted house. I did not sign up for this.