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!

“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.

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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 1st

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Good Morning, Tunefruit! I hope you’ve got your listening ears on because today we’ve got some super-duper high quality stock music tracks prepared expressly for your auditory pleasure. I know you can’t get enough of these delectable fresh picks, they’re like little music candies wrapped in awesome. I think this awesome stock music would go very well with your next totally awesome explainer video production.

Eater Of Storms – Daniel Knowler

Space may not have an atmosphere, but this track more than makes up for it with an atmosphere of its own. Or maybe you prefer to spend your time here on earth, meandering through the desolate Arizona desert. Whether you’re driving aimlessly through the mojave or floating through the cosmos, let this track be your guide to nowhere in particular; with ambling post-rock at your back and the wind (or lack of it) in your face, you can feel free to just let yourself go and drift away.

Quirky Piano – John Frank Wayre

Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of clowns, but kids just can’t seem to get enough of them. I know it’s because they’re skilled at slapstick and love throwing pies for reasons I’ll never understand (I mean who could waste a perfectly good pie?), but I just can’t trust a guy who wears shoes four sizes too big. What are you hiding in there clowns? No one has feet that size. Nevertheless, this ragtime track is perfect for those comedic moments and sure to keep your audience reeling in laughter.

Miracle Of Freedom – emanmusic

Is your motivational speech falling flat? Is your montage just not inspirational enough? Is your training video seriously lacking in the incentive department? If those run-of-the-mill contemporary motivational tracks just aren’t cutting it, step back in time with this wonder-pick straight outta the 80’s. Fog machine and neon purple lights not included.

Coloured Autumn – Anton G

It’s luxurious and smoky, like a night at a high-class night club. This is the sexiest track in town, ask any curator. There’s tracks, and then there’s Colored Autumn. I don’t always spotlight downtempo tracks, but when I do it’s this one by Anton G. Friends don’t let friends use sub-par stock music tracks. Listen responsibly.

30 Weight – Terry Blackwell

Meanwhile, in the mountains of Kentucky, moonshiners are distilling alcohol in radiators. Well, okay not anymore, since sometime after the Prohibition folks figured out that it’ll turn you blind. Or kill you. While these days you can run right down to the liquor store and pick up a jar of that good ole’ white lightning (and no, I don’t mean the movie with Burt Reynolds), it seems like with all this hoopla about swamp people and that dynasty of ducks (How does that work? Can ducks organize a monarchy?) it might be about time to step back to a simpler age where mountain men weren’t being followed around by a camera crew.

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: HospitalitySeeker.com

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Our latest featured stock music license is for the fantastically fine folks (the three F’s!) over at HospitalitySeeker.com.  They help people buy, sell, and lease, hotel, tourism, and leisure properties in Italy (yes, it’s shaped like a boot). This fruit feels like he could have eliminated a few commas in that last sentence, but our 6th grade english teacher would be muy infeliz.

Ammirite?

You can also figure out the market value of your property on HospitalitySeeker.com, too. Which is pretty cool, especially if you want to become a real estate mogul like Donald Trump, or at least Thurston Howell III (Look it up, he apparently owned all of downtown Denver!).

Gilligan’s Island jokes aside, head over to HospitalitySeeker.com right now to find out more.

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Online EU Training

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Our latest Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License is from the fine folks over at Online EU Training. Online EU Training helps those who dream of a career with the European Commission, European Parliament, the EU Court of Justice or any other EU institution. (And seriously, how awesome is the motion graphic work in this video!?).

As Europe’s #1 EPSO preparation site, Online EU Training offers the widest range of materials for all stages and levels of the EU institutions’ selection exams. Our registered users have access to practice tests, webinars presented by experts in the field, a wealth of e-learning materials, as well as classroom training and coaching services to master the methodology behind the selection exams – and get that EU job!

It takes time, dedication and a lot of practice to reach success, but with over 80,000 registered users and many years of experience, Online EU Training has helped thousands of EU officials land their dream job.

Click below to learn more about Online EU Training:

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“Loving it” Weekly February 23rd Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 29

  1. “Endless Fate” – Francesco Giovannangelo

What a great orchestral and electronic hybrid stock music track. The arpeggiated synth in the background, combined with the string ensemble build a sense of determination and adventure.

  1. “On Right Now” – JesusV

Sometimes you need that modern, contemporary “now” element in your promo video. JesusV has mixed an electronic stock music track with ambient elements, to bring you what the youth want to hear.

  1. “Innovative Solution” – Small Ocean

Switching your business over to a more “green” element? Planning on opening up that new tech division in your business? Here’s the relaxing ambient stock track you need for the backdrop.

  1. “Djembuka Ritual” – Petrosfera

Looking to escape the Middle East in a nail biting adventure scene? The fast-paced mix of djembe playing with electronic pulses in the background ratchets up the adrenaline!

  1. “Sexy Lady” – ikoliks

Awwwww yeah. Time to grab your loved one and take she or he on a night out on the town. Get yourself dressed to the nines and take it slow this evening. Make sure to play this soulful track to maximize the love level.

  1. “Revolutionize” – TheIsland

You remember your teenage angst? Trust me all of our hormones had us ramped up on rebellion so don’t feel too bad. “Revolutionize” does a great job capturing our former punk rock elements.

  1. “The Tiny World” – danielgoh

This isn’t so much a saying as a truth – “childlike wonder.” With a quiet and cute orchestra, Mr. Goh creates what every child feels when venturing out into the world – wonder, awe, and amazement.

  1. “Glorious Ascending” – UniqueSound

There will come a moment where you are called upon to don your cape and mask. You will need to go out into the world and save all the lost puppies and kittens….well, no probably not but if you were a superhero, this is your heroic stock music track.

  1. “Little Star” – Kubed

Here is a pop-like synth stock music track. You’ve gotta just let yourself go and embrace the moment sometimes. If you ever get stressed out in your work day, jam out to this positive and peppy dance beat.

  1. “Lift Up” – Seastock

Grab your super awesome headphones and start playing this powerful, alt/indie stock music track. This really gets the blood pumping and anyone can feel good with these guitars and drums ripping in the background.

Show Them You care…With Valentine’s Day Stock Music From Tunefruit

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Show Them You care…With Valentine’s Day Stock Music Tracks From Tunefruit

Ahhh Valentine’s Day…the single solitary day each year when we get to show those who matter most in our lives how much they mean to us. No, we’re not talking about  our spouses, we’re talking about our customers! At Tunefruit, we love celebrating Valentine’s Day because it’s on this day that we get to showcase some of our favorite sweet and sentimental tunes- tunes that can help you build a long-lasting connection with the special men and women in your life you just couldn’t be without- your customers. And when your customers make a connection between you and these sexy Valentine’s Day sounds, they’ll be forever yours.

At Tunefruit, finding the right Valentine’s Day-inspired track is simple; not only do we have a wide range of lovely, romantic musical selections, but each track has been hand curated by a team of musical experts (and after listening to hundreds of hours of love songs and dreamy ballads to prep for the holiday, they’re really in the mood to make some serious commitments to some very lucky individuals)

But before you dive headfirst into Tunefruit’s vast ocean of musical-love, let’s talk about the three types of Valentines Day Tracks. We hope this makes your music search even easier.

The “Up-tempo, Energetic” Valentine’s Stock Music Track

Sometimes, Valentine’s Day can be a good time to tell someone, “I know we’re still getting to know each other, but I think you’re really swell.” If you want to show you care without coming on too strong, use a fun, peppy track like Brighter Day in you Valentine’s-inspired video.

The, “Candlelit Dinner” Valentine’s Day Stock Music Track

Who can deny the magic of a passionate evening spent in the company of that special someone. Whenever I hear a song like Valentine’s Romanza, it makes me want to do something nice for someone that means a lot to me. Maybe this Valentine’s Day, I’ll make a reservation for two at that new restaurant that just opened up downtown. I think it’s called, Fat Hank’s Rib Depot. Use this track in you video if you want to tell your customers, “You mean so much to me.” Ribs are romantic, right?

The, “I love you, marry me” Valentine’s Stock Music Track

This type of track is a real tearjerker. Every time I hear a song like Wedding Vows, I well up inside with feelings of tenderness, and cry out, “I just want to be loved!” Then I call in sick from work, put on sweatpants and eat and entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream while watching Love Actually. Use this song in your Valentine’s Day track to tell your customers, “I want to be with you forever.”

So there you have it. This Valentine’s Day, we hope your heart is filled with love, and the bond you share with your customers is stronger than ever. Take these next two weeks to really evaluate your most important relationships because before you know it, the holiday will have passed you by, and you’ll have to wait an entire year for another chance to say, “I love you.”

And from all of us at Tunefruit, happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Yulair

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The latest project from Wonderlust Media is for the company Yulair, a neat-o idea of are-you-ready-to-fly-anywhere-right-now air travel on-the-cheap.

So many dashes…but it’s the easiest way to explain what they do, you know?

Here’s their philosophy…

Yulair is the new way to travel!

It means including travelling in your lifestyle and being ready to leave for destinations and trips you haven’t even imagined. That’s our way to discover the world.

With Yulair you need to be flexible in your schedule and in your destination choices. When a good offer pops, you should be ready!

Want to go to Budapest in February for less than a grand? Of course you do, brother. Pack your bags, there’s nothing stopping you. Unless you have a job….or a girlfriend. Or a kid. But seriously, this fruit thinks you get the idea.

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: New Penn Financial (prod. by Chomp Pictures)

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And now, gentlemen, and gentlewomen, the latest work from a great hometown production company, Chomp Pictures.

They, ahem…crunched the numbers (yes, we made a financial joke while talking about a financial video, get over it), and came up with a very helpful explainer-style live-action video to help customers understand what they bring to Mortgage Lending.

If you’re digging the video work that Chomp is rocking, go ahead and check out their series of Atlanta Braves videos…they use babies and humor, and we like both of those things, so… yeah.