Where to find Stock Music in the Proud Music Library

What Stock Music is

Stock Music is Production Music and an inexpensive alternative to the use of popular music in an AV production, e.g. music that is known through music charts. The use of well-known music titles is generally costly, as the publishers or authors are willing to pay for the rights of use due to their popularity. In some cases, rights holders do not release music catalogues at all.

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Production Music
Where Stock Music is used

In addition, royalty-free stock music has been specially produced for use in audio and audiovisual productions (hence production music), i.e. for radio and television programmes, trailers, commercials and jingles, film and video game soundtracks, cinematic sounds, corporate & educational presentations, websites, computer games or otherwise. Multimedia applications (apps, DVD menu, radio play, etc.). Stock music is also often used as (partly gema-free) background music, e.g. behind a dialogue field or as underscore.

Earlier royalty-free stock music was usually shipped on CD in Red Book audio format as Production Music to allow easy cueing and fast synchronization. Today “Stock Music” is available for download.

Production music, stock music, archive music
Instrumental rock music for commercials (Radio, TV, cinema, Point-of-sale)
What role do Performance Rights Organisations (PRO) play in stock music

Most providers of stock music with professional sound have composers under contract who have a perceptual contract with a collecting society or so called PRO (PRO=Performance Rights Organisation, e.g. ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, GEMA, SIAE, PRS or APRA. Stock music in this context is often referred to as royalty-free music, which should also not be confused with ASCAP-free music or PRO-free. For public performance or mechanical reproduction, additional fees are charged.

The music catalogue of the Proud Music Library also contains production music by composers who do not have a performing contract with a domestic or foreign collecting society. Music by these authors is referred to as Completely Royalty-free Music. Nevertheless, this repertoire of Stock Music of renowned artists from all over the world is hand-picked by our own Artist&Repertoire Management. Many of them have e.g. composed and produced music for AAA-Games.

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Where to find Stock Music?

In the music catalogue of the Proud Music Library you will find a lot of stock music. The portfolio of pre-cleared Production Music is very broad with 140 different genres. The selection of arrangements, instrumentations (ukulele, accordion, Mongolian horse-head fiddle) and instrumentations leaves nothing to be desired.

More than 11,300 music titles (as of Feb. 2019) are GEMA-free and marked as such in Proud Music’s Stock Music Library. The current overview (more than 33,500 tracks) can be found here!

Royalty-free music and production music
Proud Music Library (Royaly-free music and production music)

What is a royalty-free stock music library?

royalty-free music for timelapse videos
royalty-free music for timelapse videos

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.

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 10,500 songs,  Feb. 2018) is completely royalty-free stock music (PRO-free) and as such also featured.

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Music Bed – Underscore

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

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).

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Rock music

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.

Music licensing for computer games

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.

Jingle

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.

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.

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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 in our case by The Proud Music Library, as long as the authors commissioned their exploitation.

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Synch-rights means: “film plus music”

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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.

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