Where do I find archive music in the Proud Music Library?

Archive music is already finished produced music that is used especially in the soundtrack of industry films, TV movies and movie films, commercials, etc. To start with, archive music was given as a CD collection to editors and producers. Nowadays, archive music is found in online libraries, such as the Proud Music Library, for example.

production music
archive music is also known as production music

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 support@proudmusiclibrary.com.

What are synch-rights?

The concept film production rights is also known as (a work’s) synchronization rights, that is, a right to associate works from different genres, here: a form of projection, such as films + musical works in the form of recordings, or rather, sound recordings. In this way, a new work is created. For this purpose, the film producer must concede the available rights, so the music can be used in the film. The film production rights are granted by the authors themselves or by a publisher, as long as the authors commissioned their exploitation.

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Synch-rights means: “film plus music”

Where can I find instrumental rock in the Proud Music Library?

Instrumental rock was most popular between the mid-1950s to mid-1960s. In this decade Surf music was very popular.

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Production music, stock music, archive music
Instrumental rock music for commercials (Radio, TV, cinema, Point-of-sale)

Many rock guitarists were influenced by The Ventures’ precise guitar work. In the 1970s Progressive rock and art rock performers featured virtuosic instrumental performances. One of the best-selling instrumental albums ever, with 16 millions copies sold is Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, released in 1973.

What is a royalty-free stock music library?

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.

Royalty-free Music for airports
Royalty-free Stock Music for airports, hotels and malls

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 8,200 songs,  Feb. 2016) is completely royalty-free stock music and as such also featured.

How to download royalty free music for free to test the music?

To download royalty free music for free, please create an account in our Proud Music Library. Then you can download all tracks from the Proud Music Library, to test them in your project or to introduce some tracks to your customers. The download will costs you nothing. The mp3 file has also no beep! However, the quality is a reduced to avoid abuse. Do not use a track without a Proud Music Library License. Be fair!

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What does the license TV-Broadcast means? Why is this license for free use?

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Free music for TV broadcast

This license “TV-Broadcast” in the Proud Music Library is exclusively for producers of TV productions, such as Television series, editorials, news broadcasts, TV documentaries. Furthermore, the TV-Broadcaster has to have a agreement with his local collecting society. 

 

Some examples:

1. If a film was produced for American TV broadcaster like ABC, CBS, NBC or PBS, the license is for free use (0.00 USD), if the sender fills out a registration form (cue sheet) and delivers it to the ASCAP and to us.

 

2. If a film was produced for a British TV broadcaster like BBC the license is for free use (0.00 USD), if the sender fills out a registration form (cue sheet) and delivers it to the PRS and to us.

The license is ONLY valid for the use of a work for TV-Broadcast and TV-Commissioned Productions AND ONLY for Royalty Collecting Society (e.g. ASCAP, PRS, SIAE, GEMA, STEMRA, etc.) licensed TV stations! The Online usage for IPTV & VOD is included. It is required to submit a Cue-Sheet (!) to the TV-station AND Proud Music.

The license is NOT valid for other usages, like web or for Youtube or other video platforms, also facebook.

 

For details, please contact us via Mail support@proudmusiclibrary.com

New media player with waveform view online

"Buccaneers" by Alexander Talmon (Royalty free Music)
Royalty free music by Alexander Talmon

 

The Proud Music Library has a feature more.

1. All tracks are displayed in the media player with the individual waveform of the track. This allows to jump around within a track. You see significantly at the waveform the dynamic, the quiet and powerful passages in a track.

2. The media player is available on any device, including tablet or iPad. Thus, it can also be operated on a touch screen well.

 

Fair film

A fair film is part of a professional marketing mix as well. There are basically two types of fair films. On the one hand, there are films that are shown at the fair itself. These are usually about promotional films that portray a mixture of product presentations and image films, or rather industry films. The fair film should awaken people’s curiosity so that the visitor lingers longer at a stand. On the other hand there are films about a fair event where, for example, the fair itself or a company’s stand is presented. Should any clients appear in a film, it is necessary to clear up his personal rights beforehand!

The purpose of a fair film is precisely that of an image film, namely to portray a company in a positive light, and also to present the product portfolio. Hence, when planning a stand it is important to consider that there is a fair area where the fair film can be projected as eye catcher with public appeal. Therefore, avoid projecting fair films from a laptop. In addition, bear in mind the volume and quality of the tones/sounds with respect to the general noise at the fair. The best option is to show the fair film in a soundproof cabin with high quality loudspeakers. Should you do without a cabin, make sure that, under such circumstances, the fair film can be projected for several days at the stand. This may have quite a soporific effect on staff members at the stand and lead to annoyance if they listen continuously to the same music or tone. This would be simply avoided by the use of a soundproof cabin. Besides, the following should be regarded: The bigger the film – shown with a projector, for example -, the bigger the number of observers. Incidentally, here the choice of music is crucial. By no means may it sound “cheap”. It is recommendable not to use that which is employed in product presentations such as point-of-sales in superstores, at fairs.

In the case of a fair or industrial film, the theme should be emotionally taken up, that is to say, that it is preferable for it to have animated or visual portrayals, rather than contain a great deal of spoken text.

 

Background music for airports, hotels, shopping malls and department stores

Royalty-free Music for AirportsWe offer worldwide licenses for the use of more than 6,000 6,400 songs from the Proud Music Library as background music for airports, hotels, lobbies, shopping malls, supermarkets and department stores. No rights to the songs consist of any collecting society (ASCAP-free, PRS-free, GEMA-free, etc.)! The Performance Rights have already been resolved by us. You pay a one-time fixed price and no further charges.

Currently there are approximately 316 hours (15 days) in the music library from which you can freely choose what music you want to use as background music. The minimum purchase of music is for a total of a 48 hours duration. That’s about 900 songs.

For every purchase you will receive a license document. This document allows the perpetual use of licensed music as background music for your venue or establishment (airport, hotel, department store or shopping mall). For more information, please contact us: soundtracks@proudmusic.de. Or by phone: +49 (0) 6132-4308830

What is a promotional video?

A promotional or promo video is an effective tool used to market a particular product or service. It can be in the form of a corporate video or a music video. Nowadays, it has become popular among non-profit organizations as well to promote awareness about their cause. Such is the case with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the American Breast Cancer Society, to name a few. Promotional videos are succinct as their purpose is to provide the most information in the shortest amount of time, and to maintain the viewer’s interest. They can be easily produced as a DVD, viral video, a video bulletin board, or a webisode. Proud Music offers not only suitable music for promo videos, but also the appropriate online advertising license.

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