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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!

Huckleberry Heard It Through The Grapevine Week 4: Stock Music Licensing Specialist

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Hey guys.  Huck here.  It’s Monday so you know what that means…

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What?  No!  Mondays are great!  Mondays mean I get to drop off another batch of great stock music tracks for your ears to savor!  Well, if you’re feeling a little down that the weekend is over, don’t panic.  Position yourself in a comfortable position with a lot of room (to dance) and let me help you put some pep into your step.

Listen right now: Through The Grapevine August 4 Full Stock Music Playlist

1. Get MovingEdouard Andre Reny

Wake up!  Get moving! Edouard Andre Reny demands it!  Dust off the Monday blues with this moombahton/dubstep infused stock music track.  Seriously, this track will even get your boring boss busting his groove thing in the middle of a dance circle.

2. The RunnerDavid Sestay

I imagine this would be the theme song of any intern as they frantically dash around the office grabbing coffee, printing copies, moving files.  There’s just enough energy in David Sestay’s acoustic stock music track to get you going in the morning.

3. The Coolest EverTOYINVENTION

The name of this track speaks for itself here.  TOYINVENTION has taken elements of funk and fused them together with elements of modern stock music electronica.  A little stutter here, a little glitch there, a little dubstep wobble for good measure.  This is the funk of the future right here.

4. MirrorsSparinksy

Speaking of unique sounds, Sparinksy has certainly found a unique vibe with Mirrors.  With a strong reggae influence, this track is scattered with pitch bends, 80s sound effects, saxophones, like a circus trip in a child’s nightmare.

5. Happy Corporate AdvertisingScore Studio

Back in the normalsphere is Score Studio’s peppy track whose steady sound will have your shoulders bouncing and your head nodding from start to finish.

6. When the Morning Sun Comes UpZander Sehkri

For you slow rollers who like to take their time getting up every morning, basking in every single moment of the early sun, this one’s for you.  Zander Sehkri has given us another beautiful acoustic track that you can’t help but just sit back and enjoy life while listening to it.  Who’s got the Mondays now?  Not you, buddy.  Not you.

7. Waves 2014theflightaway

And to end our playlist this week, I’ve got an excellent atmospheric electronic track from theflightaway for you.  Take this puppy for a spin on the highway at night and tell me you don’t feel like Ryan Gosling in Drive.