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 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.

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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.

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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: Slothlove

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Well…I think this has to be the cutest Tunefruit Featured Music License we have ever showcased.

I mean…come on. Sloths? And they appear to be lovely….thus Slothlove. OMG. This book of photos, expertly shot by Sam Trull, a photographer and sloth rehabilitator living in Costa Rica, is available for purchase in a variety of formats, and would literally be the cutest book in your entire house, apartment, library…whatever.

As Sam says…

For Slothlove, I have compiled my absolute best sloth photos and paired them with inspirational stories of survival, heartbreaking tales of loss, and interesting sloth facts; my goals are to help people appreciate these amazing animals for more than their obvious cuteness and to inspire a desire to help protect all wildlife and natural habitats.

Click below to buy it now! Hurry, because this cuteness won’t last forever.
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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Green Zoneplast (video by Howow)

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From the totally awesome Howow Studio folks in London comes this cool video about bags.

But wait. Not just any bag!

Made from natural starch, vegetable oil derivatives and other materials from natural abundant resources, Green Zoneplast™ is not plastic even though the appearance and application is similar to plastic. It is an environmentally friendly replacement of conventional PE plastic bags.

How freaking cool is that? Now your guilt you carry around with you about using plastic bags is TOTALLY gone. Use these things like crazy, and mother earth won’t send you a karmic lightning bolt!

Howow is a studio specialized in development and production of video for entertainment, commercial and educational. Their motto is “How we make you say wow!” Howow offers a full service, they develop projects from the script to the finished piece.

Want to see what other projects Howow has worked on recently? Of course you do.

Go ahead and click below!

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Tout App

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In a nutshell, Tout builds sales apps for salespeople. And, it’s all layered on top of the foundation of the interwebs… email communication.

With the flip of an e-switch (we just came up with that!), you can have Tout reminding you when to email prospects, use macros instead of re-writing the same email over and over, see who is opening your email, and about a hundred other incredible useful email sales tools. Tout really wants to speed up the sales process for your organization.

That seems nifty to us.

Check out what their customers are saying about Tout by clicking on the video above. The videos are just shy of gushing…and really, can you blame them? More sales makes everyone happy, and Tout makes it easier to ring the “bell” more often. We’re thrilled they used Tunefruit to find the right music for these videos, too!

Click on this handy dandy screenshot of Tout’s site to get more info. RIGHT. NOW.

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: MagicBlock

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You’ve got kids (or little fruits, in our case), and you want to protect them from…stuff. You know what I’m talking about. The stuff that might get you kicked out of Ms. Webber’s class in 7th grade Home Ec. The stuff that grandma warns you about when you head to Amsterdam’s Red Light District during your first year of college.

As an adult, knowing how to safely navigate the net (or interwebs, for you fun nicknames folks) is second nature, but what about the young ones in the family? Their insatiable appetite for all things ahem…interesting, can lead them down many less-than-savory paths, and into the arms of some exceptionally questionable websites.

Worry not, mom and dad, because you now have a simple and effective option to protect the eyes of your kids…MagicBlock.

It’s sort of like Ronco. Set it and forget it. Just plug your internet box thingy into the this puppy (a wi-fi router) and it handles all the heavy lifting…it just knows what to block, and what not to block.

Want to learn more about MagicBlock? Sure you do. Click the screenshot above.

We’re thrilled they decided to use Tunefruit Stock Music for their video.

 

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Strangers With Style (Prod. by Shine Creative)

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Strangers With Style celebrated a night of fashion, shopping, music, food, drinks, and fun at the awesome and eclectic Gallery 788 in Hampden for the blog’s first curated fashion show, showcasing the latest fall styles from a few cool selection of local shops. Proceeds went to support Gallery 788 that promotes arts and education through multiple and varied exhibits, musical performances, and shows that constantly draw diverse and dynamic audiences.

As always, Shine Creative just totally knocked this video out of the park, and we really dig how they cut the picture to the kicking hippity-hop music we provided!

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Trout Unlimited (prod. by Sage Lion Media)

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Our newest Featured Stock Music License comes from the fine folks over at Sage Lion Media. They produced this awesome video for Trout Unlimited.

Trout Unlimited was looking for a video that highlighted the unique characteristics of this amazing place in Colorado called Browns Canyon. There has been legislation about designating it a National Monument for decades but nothing has ever come of it. Sage Lion Media was looking to increase public awareness that this place is being threatened and the time to act is now.

Browns Canyon, located along the upper Arkansas River in Colorado, is known for premier trout fishing, outstanding big game habitat, world-famous whitewater, rugged and remote wildlands, and a proud cattle ranching tradition. This diversity supports thousands of jobs, from river outfitters and guides to ranchers in the nearby communities of Salida and Buena Vista. Protecting this 22,000 acre gem along the Arkansas River as a National Monument is a community-driven effort to preserve this unique natural and economic resource for generations to come.

If you’re looking for more info on Trout Unlimited, head over here: http://www.sportsmenforbrowns.com/

And, if you want to get the 411 on Sage Lion Media, click on this screenshot. These guys do great work:

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“Loving it” Weekly October 14th 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 stock music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 14

  1. “Inspiring” – Twisterium

When I wake up and don’t even need my cup of coffee to smile, you know I’m in a killer mood. So with that said, what in the world is better than waking up to my cup o’ joe? “Inspring.”

  1. “Epic Jungle Trailer” – GuidoNegraszus

I ran through a jungle one time (true story). I did not have this stock track playing Mr. Negraszus. WHERE WAS IT WHEN I NEEDED IT TO FEEL SO COOL?! This is epic.

  1. “Expressive Piano Build” – Seastock

I’m often a sucker for these slow, arpeggiated piano builds. Just get yourself into the zone and imagine you’re running slow motion, high fiving your coworkers with this stock track playing.

  1. “Creeping Through the Clouds” – Playthings

I love weird, out of the blue music. Playthings, you’ve done a great job with this really nice, retro blend of Super Nintendo waltz. So keep on keeping on with your stock tracks.

  1. “Turn Around” – Kubed

Get those hands up. Put those hands in the air PAAAAARRRRRRTTTTYYY PEOPLE! Liking the young, contemporary EDM vibe, Kubed. This is some fun stock music right here!

  1. “Forward Reversal” – SongMonster

Ok, when I first read the title I was secretly hoping for some trippy, reverse guitar effects. SongMonster, I must thank you. Great track that really grabs your attention and mesmerizes.

  1. “Drive and Smile” – Zander Sehkri

Drive and smile? Well I’ll just say of course I can with this track playing in my car. In fact, I’m heading up to the mountains this weekend and find this a perfect stock track for nature drives.

  1. “Tribal Incantation” – sleight

Sit back, relax and take your mind back to that inner tribal self. This is a great music track that just let’s you explore the jungle tribes of the past and enter a peaceful melody for meditation.

  1. “Red Skies” – Abbas Premjee

I really enjoy this track. With Middle Eastern flair, there are subtle hints of emotions rising underneath but never coming to realization, and even a sense of mystery and wonder escape.

  1. “Faint of Heart” – dton3z

dton3z has a great point. This hybrid EDM/hip hop stock music track is NOT for the faint of heart. Buckle up, hold on, brace yourself, do whatcha gotta do cause BEAT’S GONNA DROP.