Anyone looking for a suitable music title for a film knows the problem. Only 20 years ago, people were digging through countless CD catalogues, which took several hours.
Thanks to the (fast) Internet, the Proud Music Library was established in 2003 to reduce search costs for media professionals. We offer a comfortable search where the search filter can be set according to about 15 criteria. So far so good. But now we have more than 35,000 music titles in our program. That’s why we offer a free search service for music searches for advertising films, i.e. all films for which an advertising license is relevant. Simply send us your customer briefing and we will search for suitable titles free of charge. You will receive a search result either after one hour or at the latest after 24 hours.
Stock Music is an affordable alternative to the use of well-known music in a promotional film, corporate video or commercial spot.
It has been produced specifically for the use in audio and audiovisual productions. Stock Music is also very often used as background music in stores, hotels or airports. The Proud Music Library offers licenses for sound systems to use the music as background music.
In the past stock music was delivered on CD in the Red Book audio format to allow easy cueing and rapid synchronization. Today, simple download a stock music track online. The most tracks that are provided by stock music libraries are registered with a collecting society, for example, ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, PRS, SIAE, PRS and APRA. For this there are extra fees for the public performance or mechanical reproduction.
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In the Proud Music Library you will find plenty of royalty-free stock music. About 1/3 of music (about 10,500 songs, Feb. 2018) is completely royalty-free stock music (PRO-free) and as such also featured.
At the moment we are experiencing a whole new era in Production Music. Twenty years ago, pre-cleared licenses had their main market in providing music for commercials broadcast almost exclusively on TV or in the cinema.
The unstoppable change
Today, the focus has shifted dramatically to online usage in recent years.This does not include missions in short commercials, such as pre-, mid- or post-rolls. Especially viral videos make up the bulk here. Content marketing in the form of small video clips still needs (fortunately, ;-)) music as a important background element.
The license ‘Online advertising’ makes it possible for everyone
Therefore, we have developed the license ‘Online Advertising’, which allows the following uses:
Use of a song in one (1) social media video
Unlimited Time, wordwide
Applies to all social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo, etc.
The own website is of course not excluded.
Only additional uses (e.g., in-stream advertising as post-, mid-, or pre-rolls) or infomercials are not covered by this license.
Archive music is also known as stock music or production music. For further questions on the subject it is best if you write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A music bed, also known as underscore, is a term that originates from the radio. It is understood as the background music or jingle behind an announcement, for example. Although both terms are basically synonyms, the difference lies therein, in that the latter is background music specifically created for a project, usually a movie or a TV show. Such music is usually constant in mood, and is played as a loop.
Examples of these are a number of songs and music themes from the 1980s. MTV was relatively new at the time, so that songs were promoted through soap operas. Kissing scene? There was a theme or a song people identified it with, as was the case of Bo and Hope in the long running American soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Source music is the antonym to classical film score
Film score in that sense is called “off“-music, because it is coming out of the off. An example: A romantic scene of lovers at a lonely beach is embedded in music for strings, whereas you can’t find any string orchestra at this lonely beach. 🙂
In contrast, source music is “on“-music, that is music which is noticed by the characters in the film story. Thus source music takes place in the reality of the film. Some examples might be, that the characters go to a concert or clubbing, the radio or tv is on etc…. or there is a string ensemble sitting on a lonely beach. 🙂
In a normal case of licensing source music artist repertoire is suitable, but in some cases you can also use production music (e.g. for music in a disco).
Rock music evolved from the genre Rock ‘n roll, that arised on its part out of the combination of the genres hillbilly and blues. The instrumentation of rock music consists of one or more acoustic or electric guitars, an e-bass and drums. Additionally it can be supplemented by piano, organ or synthesizer and also by wind instruments. Contrary to the rock ‘n roll the eighth notes are played binarily in the rock music. After the magazine “Rolling Stone” the title “(I can’t get no) Satisfaction” of the Rolling Stones is considered to be the hour of birth of rock music.
In our Proud Music Library you can find lots of tracks to license of the genre rock. In particular of the subgenres classic rock, crossover rock, hard rock, instrumental rock, heavy metal, industrial metal and new metal.
If producing a computer game you need to decide whether to license existing music or if it is necessary to produce an individual soundtrack. The licensing of music in place of producing already is a common and timesaving way in different game genres.
It depends on the special type of a game, if the use of production music is possible and beneficial. It is more difficult to find Ingame-tracks or music for cut-scenes than to take any undisturbing and easy themes for displays, menus etc. Adventure games usually marked by individual scoring in contrast to edutainment or casual games, where the probability of a favorable licensing of existing music tracks is higher and where the choice is bigger.
If you are searching for licensing music for your computer game, the Proud Music Library contains a large repertoire of music tracks applicable for games. Just contact us with the briefing of your game and we will propose potential titles and compile an individual licensing offer. Therefor its helpful, if you can give us some titles of our large content which are roughly what you imagine.
A jingle is often described as a short slogan with a memorable melody. Used in broadcast on radio, but also on television commercials. A jingle is great, when the consumers remember it – maybe even their entire life.
This means that a jingle has to be quiete emotional for his aspired aim. E.g.: Jingles for a sports-show should be eventful, motivated and “sappy”. A jingle for a news-show should be splendid, mighty and at times elevated.
You can buy the license as a producer for your customer (invoice goes to you) and instruct us to register directly your customers as licensees in the license (the rights go to your customer). Or you can become licensee yourself (invoice and rights go to you).