Instrumental rock was most popular between the mid-1950s to mid-1960s. In this decade Surf music was very popular.
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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.
ArchiveMusicismusic that isproduced specifically forthe soundtrackofindustrial films, television and feature films, commercials, etc. In principle, publishers of archivemusic like the Proud Music Libaryassist in theselection ofappropriate music. For this reason the Proud Music Library established a awesome search engine to find a piece of music very fast and to license this music track for commercial projects.
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For the term archive music is often the term stock music used. In the Proud Music Library you find roundabout 30,000 tracks of archive music (Feb. 2015). Some tracks are not registered with any domestic or foreign collecting society. These tracks are marked as “completely royalty-free music”, which not means “music for free” or “free music”.
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 8,200 songs, Feb. 2016) is completely royalty-free stock music and as such also featured.
#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!
This license “TV-Broadcast” in the Proud Music Library isexclusivelyfor producers ofTV productions, such as Television series, editorials, news broadcasts, TV documentaries. Furthermore, the TV-Broadcaster has to have a agreement with his local collecting society.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, the Proud Music Library do offer the opportunity to try out free downloads of tracks. The quality of a mp3 file is 56 kpps. To download a track without a sound signal, please get a account for free. The useof a songwithout a licenseconstitutes copyright infringementand is prohibited.Even thoughthe songsare provided as afreedownloadavailable, they may only beusedin public or online whenalicensewas purchased.
The Proud Music Library was founded in 2004 in Germany (Europe). Currently we have a content of more than 26,000 tracks plus more than 16,000 loops, edits and stingers. We also offer licenses for completely roaylty free tracks, where the composers are not registered with any collecting society. Please feel free to check our new search engine.