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Old September 26th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #16
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Re: Royalty free music services to recommend?

Sebastian, yep it's great, but look up and run the tutorials .. some folk wade straight into it and blerk!

With the increasing competition I don't think it'll be long before SS start up some new features, like you choose the music, they finish your soundtrack .. and then you let them do everything while you go off to the beach. Can't be all bad :)

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Old September 26th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #17
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I saw the tutorial they posted on YouTube, and it's a pretty neat system, but their selection, at least for wedding videographers, is not that great. I downloaded the software, which has the Express Track module for free, and from there you can search their library and it downloads previews. I searched for two words, one at a time, "love" and "romantic". For both the results were not that many, and the songs were far from what I would like to put on a wedding video, at least most of them. Some seem straight out of a porn movie. Others are better but still none are the typical love song you see in a wedding video when you search on YouTube, or on videographer's websites.

Searching their express track web version there seem to be a little more content, but still it's not that many, especially when you count only the multi-layer songs to do mood mapping. Still I might buy a song or two at some point since apparently you can use the Express Track to adjust the length and mood mapping and export it from there to a file. I wouldn't use it if I had to buy the software.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #18
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Keep your eye open for SmartSound's deals. Every once in a while they offer the software for free.if you buy a couple of CDs at the same time.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #19
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I have picked up Wedding Music from Studio 1 Productions. I think it is very good and the price is great, only $29.95 for the disk. They have other styles of music too, which sounds good on line.

For me the price is right and it sounds great.
Here is their URL Royalty Free Music -MusicElements from Studio 1 Productions
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Old September 26th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #20
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I have picked up Wedding Music from Studio 1 Productions. I think it is very good and the price is great, only $29.95 for the disk. They have other styles of music too, which sounds good on line.
Thanks, Rob. They have some interesting stuff but the wedding volume is mostly classical stuff that you would use as a wedding DJ, such as Ave Maria, Here Comes The Bride, etc, but not of much use for a romantic video or intro video.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #21
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You might want to look into triplescoopmusic.com. Good selection of real musicians, real songs, and reasonable pricing. You can purchase just the songs you want to use instead of buying a whole CD of mostly "elevator" style music with just one or two good tracks on it.

Been happy with switching to using Triple Scoop for all our wedding productions.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #22
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You might want to look into triplescoopmusic.com.
$60 per song is not excessive but still rather expensive. For a $1000 wedding you're giving away 6% just for one song. If it's a $2000 wedding maybe, but then for that price you'd probably be expected to use more than one song, and it can pile up quick. These services should really do their pricing according to who is going to use them, because $60 for an indie movie that is going to make a few million dollars is nothing, but for a $1000 it's a lot.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #23
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$60 per song is not excessive but still rather expensive. For a $1000 wedding you're giving away 6% just for one song. If it's a $2000 wedding maybe, but then for that price you'd probably be expected to use more than one song, and it can pile up quick. These services should really do their pricing according to who is going to use them, because $60 for an indie movie that is going to make a few million dollars is nothing, but for a $1000 it's a lot.
Can't you amortize that $60 over several weddings by using the song in more than one of them? Don't know anything about Triple Scoop's licenses but many buyout libraries allow to use the cut in as many productions as you want for the one-time license fee.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #24
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I've found some good tracks here audiojungle.net
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Old October 4th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #25
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I would like to revise my opinion on smartsound.com. While searching for wedding music using their software doesn't bring great results, searching by category on their website does. At this page:

Royalty Free Romantic Music

there are some very good songs to use in wedding videos. The only complaint I have is that all of them seem to be just instrumental. I would love to see a nice typical ballad there, but still, I'll be using it often.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #26
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Re: Royalty free music services to recommend?

Sebastian,

I'm glad to see you were able to find what you were looking for. Here are some other places you might look for romantic songs with vocals.

This album has some stuff you might like:
Royalty Free Music Album - Pandemic

This page has all of our albums with vocals:
Royalty Free Music with Vocals / Lyrics

This song might work well:
Royalty Free Music Track - Stars Shine Bright - Brady Harris

Thanks to everyone for helping Sebastian figure out what a great tool Smart Sound Music is. We are constantly working to get the message out the way you guys have here. We just put up a new front page that we think might help. Let us know what you think.

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Old October 12th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #27
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Hey Craig, welcome to the forum :)

So .. do you like my ideas back in post 16?

Expanding on those, we mail you ALL the footage, you chop it together get it approved, you select the music, get that approved then you score it .. sounds good to me :)

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Old October 23rd, 2011, 08:51 PM   #28
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Hi Sebastian,

Perhaps http://=http://www.JewelBeat.com]Jew...n music clips.. No need for credit, $0.99, over 35,000 track selection, license to your name. May fit your projects.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #29
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The best I could find so far, in quality of music, is Audiosocket. It's the first royalty free music service that has a ton of music I would actually like to add to my private listening collection. Thousands of great tracks. I think they're still getting the pricing figured out for smaller videographers, but you can request an account and get access to their player, which has an amazing selection.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 04:10 AM   #30
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Another way is to buy a music rights licence, this will allow you to use any piece of music in your wedding video. You get a hologram sticker to put on the DVD cover which is the licence. It is very cheap, I have used them several times and it saves you trawling through countless Royalty Free music sites.. Will try to find a URL, it is on my other system at the moment.

Here we go, this is the URL

http://www.prsformusic.com/users/rec...cence(LM).aspx
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