Huckleberry Heard It Through The Grapevine Week 2: Stock Music Licensing Specialist

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Hey there.  Huck here.  You may remember me from two weeks ago.  Or maybe you remember from somewhere else (People often come up to me and tell me I look just like a blueberry).  Either way, I’m back to make sure you get your weekly recommended number of servings of Tunefruit’s ripest stock music tracks.  Let’s get into it:

Click Here to listen to the Playlist: Through The Grapevine July 6 Full Stock Music Playlist

Now I don’t know about you guys, but I have been feeling good vibes all week.  Maybe it’s the summer sun.  Maybe it’s the fact that America just celebrated its independence.  Maybe I’ve just been really excited to feature more music for you guys to savor.  Who knows, but I’ve been feeling good, so this week I wanted to help get you in the same feel-good stock music groove.  Lather on some sunscreen because we’re about to spend some time in the sun.

1.  Cloud NineJoe Capalbo

To start things off here, grab your finest dancing shoes and clear enough room on the dancefloor to get down.  Joe Capalbo knows you’ve got the dancing fever and wants to help out.  This sugar pop track has all the works for a sure-fire summer jam.

2.  Well, Not Everything Went According To Plan…Vlad Els

If the name of this track alone doesn’t hook you, the groove that it immediately sets in will.  It seems to me that Vlad Els reached right into a 1970’s cop drama and plucked out this psychedelically funky groove.

3.  Taxi DriverNick Nicolas

If you don’t feel like you should be drinking a daiquiri out of a coconut and eating caribbean food on a tropical island while listening to this track, I think you need to keep listening to this track (and drinking daiquiris) until you do.  Get your calypso groove on and soak in paradise.

4.  Balkan PartySOUNDOTCOM

Since we’re in such a dancing mood right now, I want to queue up this dance track on the turntables real quick.  Combining euro-house beats with the styles of traditional balkan music, Soundotcom comes bursting through in massive beat matching glory.  I can barely keep my fingers on the keyboard right now, I’m dancing too much.  I’ll see you guys on the club floor.

5.  The Werewolf Who Hated Other Werewolvesfabclaxton

Oh man, another track with a killer name makes this week’s list!  fabclaxton has channeled his inner Devo to create this synth-heavy glitzy pop jam that captures everything we all loved about the 80’s from neon stirrup pants to big hairdos with way too much hairspray.  Grab your boom box and get ready to dance.

6.  Liverpool to LondonGarySWolk

GarySWolk is quick to remind us of the swingin’ sixties with this sun-bleached surfer track that makes me want to shimmy and twist the day away on the sand in my striped surfer shorts and oversized sunglasses.  Maybe we could even grab a couple soda pops.

7.  GenerationsPhil1975

Alright beach bums, you can keep on relaxing.  Phil1975 has you covered.  We’re gonna end this week’s playlist nice and easy.  I’m sure you’re tired from all the dancing you’ve been doing.  Let this dreamy, reverb-soaked surfer track wash over you like rays from the sun while you spend a lazy day laying out surf-side.

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Light CMS

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The boys and girls of one of our fave motion graphics and explainer video company, Explainify, just knocked out this beautiful, and very explainer-friendly, video for Light CMS, a Netsuite company.

Light CMS makes creating customer websites a snap. And that’s pretty awesome. And the other awesome thing is this…they used a totally great stock music business track from Tunefruit. See, we knew Explainify had good taste in music.

If you need great stock music, too, consider checking out what we have to offer.

Looking for an awesome explainer video for your company? Check out Explainify.

 

“Loving it” Weekly June 30h Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR STOCK MUSIC PLAYLIST: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 7

I bet you’re confused between ol’ Huck and me. Don’t be! We’re just switching it up between our music tastes to keep it extra fresh for you! So here are my weekly top stock music picks from our new arrivals, which made me absolutely love it.

1. “Inbetween” – Phil1975

Yo, Phil from 1975, this is some nice psychedelic prog-rock right here! I am definitely getting down to this groove. I like that you’re not ashamed of showing your age and killer style.

2. “Echoes From The East” – Anton Atom

I’m am stranded in an ambandoned Eastern country. Surrounded by desolation and destruction. Walking with my faithful dog at my side. My last hope. Looking out into the wind. Looking for life.

3. “Paper In Oil Madrigals” – Keensonic

Apparently they’re already making a Blade Runner 2. That’s 2 bad…ahem…but no, seriously, we need to get this song into that movie score pronto. I’ll call Harrison tomorrow.

4. “Lazy Summer Nights” – Score Studio

What is better than a low-key, lazy summer night? Throwing a little bit of the saxophone in there. Want to melt a woman’s heart over a nice glass of wine and setting sun? Play this song.

5. “A World of Wonder (instrumental)” – theflightaway

Grab your neon wind-breaker!  We are all meeting up, jogging, and I’ll play this throw-back 80’s song through a boom box placed my shoulder. Then we’re watching Breakfast Club.

6. “The Dark Forest” – Jaap Visser

I typically avoid dark forests at all costs. You think any fruit is down to just meander into some shady area?? Bears and all that jazz?!? But I’d maybe dabble as a knight in this thrilling song.

7. “Fascinations” – Sparinksy

Picture a slowly spinning ballerina; then add some slightly haunting elements. Next, insert a creepy clown face in the back window. Ok, now I’m just freaking myself out while I listen…

8. “Memories > Moments” – musikopedie

First off, Mr musikopedie, congratulations on using a mathematical symbol in your title. Second, he’s right, memories capture moments, so travel to the past and spin slowly while you listen.

9. “5am” – ludwigamadeus

I would be so excited if my 5 am’s were EVER like this. They are usually way too foggy, but if I had some super tight ambient jams in the morning – sign. me. up.

10. “Hope” – BjorgenKjorgen

Just listen to those opening notes. They not just cut to the core and say, “hold on young one, I’ll be there soon.” Then just give the song 10 more seconds and blast off to rocking, hopeful nation.

Choosing the Right Stock Music for Your Online Marketing Video (Explainify Guest Post)

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Eric Hinson is the Founder and CEO of Explainify, specializing in short, engaging explainer videos for businesses. If you’re interested in learning more about how Explainify helps companies tell their stories, check out their portfolio

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Music is important.

That sentence may seem simplistic, or like the beginning of a third-grade essay, but bear with me. In the modern world, we take music for granted. It can become background noise, like traffic zooming by or crickets chirping. We hear it in bars and night clubs, in our cars, and in our earbuds. We are saturated in sound, so it’s easy to forget the psychological, emotional, and even spiritual impact that music has on the human experience.

In other words, music is important. Music is powerful. And if you’re a marketer looking to provide solid video content to your customers, you must pair that content with a great soundtrack. Don’t settle for cheesy, or cheap, or cliche! You want to pick the perfect track – one that matches your video perfectly. Let’s explore a few reasons why.

1. Music Matters

Like I said, we are saturated in music, so it’s easy to forget how important it is. But imagine a nightclub without a killer beat. Or a towering steeple without an angelic choir. Or a Star Wars film without a John Williams soundtrack. Music fills space in a way that physical objects – and even other sounds – simply can’t. And when music is absent, we notice.

But we also notice bad music, don’t we? I can remember dozens of times that I’ve walked the aisles at the drugstore with “Hungry Like the Wolf” or “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” blaring through cheap speakers in the background.

In the same way, if your video has no music (or even worse, low-quality, cheesy music), your viewers will notice. It will jar them, disorient them, and distract them from the story you’re trying tell. On the other hand, a top-notch soundtrack will blend with your video, fill the space between visuals, and engage your audience in a way that visuals alone can’t.

2. Music Can Make or Break a Video

When I started brainstorming for this blog post, I immediately thought of two commercials, both by soft-drink companies. One is for Coke, and features Queen’s “I Want to Break Free.” The other, by Dr. Pepper, uses Meatloaf’s “I Would Do Anything for Love.” These videos have a lot in common: They’re funny. They’re memorable. But most importantly, they’re funny and memorable because of the music. Sure the visuals are fantastic, but these songs enhanced the two commercials immeasurably. The point is, music plays a huge role in making a video great.

Music can also break a video. Think about radio jingles. I’m assuming there was probably a time when radio jingles worked, but that time was decades ago. Now, jingles garner groans and eye-rolls, not sales.

While you’re probably (hopefully!) not planning on using a jingle in your video, let this be an object lesson for you. Because as I said above, a cheesy, low-quality soundtrack will wreck your video, leaving your audience distracted and disinterested in your message.

3. Music Engages the Senses and Emotions

We’ve all been moved by beautiful music. Perhaps you’ve been moved by a transcendent classical sonata, pumped up by Metallica, or cried like a baby while listening to Rod Stewart. A great song can draw us in, hooking us by the emotions and leaving us changed. And, when you appeal to your audience’s emotions, they’re more likely to pay attention, remember what you said, and buy what you’re selling. Like Tunefruit’s own Peach says, “Music is mind control.”

But music doesn’t just engage the emotions; it also appeals to our senses. And when you combine music with the visuals and motion in your video, you’re appealing to a handful of senses all at once. This is science! If you stimulate multiple senses simultaneously, people are more like to pay attention and remember your message. So with a great soundtrack, you can appeal to your audience’s senses and emotions. That’s a serious one-two punch that gets your audience taking notice and taking action.

A Shameless Plug for Tunefruit

All of this to say, you absolutely want a soundtrack for your online marketing videos. And you want it to be a good one. But maybe you don’t have a small fortune to license “Party in the USA” or to have a custom soundtrack composed.

What do you do?

Stock music is the name of the game. Pre-recorded, instrumental tracks that capture a particular mood or emotion are a great way to give your video strong, musical backing; for the vast majority of our animated video productions at Explainify, stock tracks are perfect.

We’re Tunefruit’s biggest fans. They have more tracks than we know what to do with, and none of them are cheesy. Want proof? Just take a  look at a couple of our videos that make use of Tunefruit tracks:

We’ve come to rely on the guys at Tunefruit exclusively when we need a stock track. They’ve also become our friends, and that’s not uncommon for them – they’re not just looking to sell you music, they’re looking to develop a long-term relationship with you.

So, what are you waiting for? Browse the phat tracks at Tunefruit, and turn your online video into a sales-making machine with some killer music.

 

Tunefruit Featured License: Jack’s (Double Date)

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Straight out of the studios of Spots (based out of Atlanta, the greatest city on earth), comes this fantastically perfect spot for Jack’s (they are in Alabama, which is Georgia’s right arm, if you are looking at a map, champ).

In this spot, we’ve got four fantastically good-looking people at a fine dining establishment, and the two ladies in the group decide to pre-game some Jack’s burgers. Makes enough sense to this Mango. Now that I’m thinking about it, I am getting a little hungry. Time to make that 90 minute trek to our nearest Jack’s (watch out, Alabama, cause we’re fruity).

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