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: 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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“Loving it” Weekly July 28th 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 9

1. “Beat the Pressure” – Basspartout

Let’s be real, you can feel the groove immediately. I know you got that booty shaking, dance moves flowing and it’s only 30 seconds deep. Great warm up for the playlist, Basspartout.

2. “El Alamein” – tdavilio

Pretty remarkable when the song description absolutely nails the sound. There’s not a whole lot of battle lust being just a fruit but with this song in the background, you’ve got my battle cry.

3. “The Great Outback” – Louise Heaney

Good day mate! Louise, this took me back to my early childhood years watching Crocodile Dundee. Who can forget the line, “That’s not a knife [pulls out huge bowie knife] THAT’S a knife.”

4. “The Force of Life” – Kamarius

This is one of those hypnotic tracks that you gotta love. Nice stock music world beat where you are spinning lazily in the warm sun. I’m going to adorn all white linen and play some hand percussion now.

5. “A Triumphant Journey” – Fresh Ears Audio

This was every 80’s teenage boy’s anthem! You can just picture yourself sitting in bed staring up at that Molly Ringwald poster saying to yourself, “someday I’ll find you, someday…”

6. “Sakura Device” – TOYINVENTION

I googled “sakura device;” only Japanime popped up. I’ve gotta think that’s not exactly a sakura device. Instead, I’m going to go with a high-tech, sleek new product like this stock music song suggests.

7. “Salt Of Wormwood” – Daniel Knowler

You need to get your creep on?…err, well wait maybe – you need to get a little creepy in your video?…ok that still didn’t sound right. BUT if you want super creepy sounds, check this out.

8. “You” – Scoreweaver

ME?! Thank you! I’m genuinely pretty starved for attention, so I’m going to dedicate this song to myself. I totally dig this new integration of dubstep into commercials for the youth, so right on!

9. “Concupiscene” – Robert Gulya

You know I don’t speak Spanish, Baxter! So I had to, once again due to my ignorance, look this word up and voila! It means “strong passion and desire,” which nails this sound of the song.

10. “SOS” – DhruvaAliman

Woah…I mean, wooooooaaaaaah this song is catchy! Integrating the sound of an S.O.S. signal into your song, genius! But better yet, this was executed perfectly and is a top favorite of mine!