Commissioned music productions

Commissioned productions

Although the Proud Music Library has a catalogue of several tens of thousands of finished music titles, every now and then the presentation of customers is so special that we also do commissioned productions. As a rule, the customer also commissions a commissioned composition at the same time.

The briefing

After a workshop with the orderer or customer, a layout is worked out as precisely as possible and fixed in writing (briefing). Here it is also clarified whether it should be a PRO-free-composition. This is the case if the authors have not concluded an agreement with a Performance rights organisation (PRO) or a collecting society (e.g. ASCAP, PRS, STEMRA, SOCAN, SIAE, SGAE, GEMA) with regard to the administration of mechanical reproduction rights and performance rights. Sometimes multiple layouts are created.

The pre-production

A layout is a pre-production of the commissioned composition in order to get an idea of the type and scope of the main production. In particular, the tempo, length and above all the instrumentation will be clarified. An arrangement is already being worked out to speed up the development process for the later main production.

The main production

The main production should be characterised by the artistic work, according to which the sound recordings are in the foreground here, i.e. the arrangement should no longer play a major role in this process, but clearly indicate the direction of the production. Studio time costs money and so do the musicians. Any “tinkering” with the arrangement can slow down the actual production, which can be cost-intensive.

The acceptance

After completion of the main production, the commissioned production is presented to the customer for acceptance. As a rule, there are hardly any improvements, provided that everything has already been sufficiently recorded in the planning. Since a contract production is a contract for work, the acceptance of the work is part of the main obligation of the work orderer. According to § 640 BGB (German Civil Code), a work is also deemed to have been accepted if the Contractor has set the Customer a reasonable deadline for acceptance after completion of the work and the Customer has not refused acceptance within this deadline, stating at least one defect.

Granting of rights

A commissioned production is worth nothing if the customer is not granted the necessary rights of use. These rights are called exploitation rights, which are usually granted exclusively in the case of a commissioned production.

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Proud Music Library Publishing at the MIDEM

Our division for GEMA (German society for musical copyright enforcement) Repertoire, Proud Music Library Publishing, will be an exhibitor at the MIDEM in Cannes, France, from February 1st to the 4th. Come visit us at the German Pavilion, Riviera Hall, R07.20! All you have to do is get in touch with us.

Who or what is MIDEM?

MIDEM (Marché international de l’édition musicale) is the biggest music fair. It serves the music industry, among other things, as platform to inform about new products and/or artists. It has been held in Cannes yearly since 1966. Although its main purpose is naturally networking, but you may also enjoy different additional presentations, seminars, and concerts.




Proud Music Library Youtube Channel

Proud Music is excited to announce the creation of its Youtube channel:!  There, you will find links to commercial spots, image and commercial films, as well as product videos, among many, which were created with music from the Proud Music Library. Visit the site to find out which music titles were used, and who the composers of said titles are. If you are trying to make a decision about which title to purchase, the videos available on our Youtube channel might help you determine what would work best. We will continue to increase our video availability, which you may also access through our Facebook page. Enjoy!

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Proud Music Library on Youtube!


Proud Music Library Update: Currently more than 17,000 tracks online

The Proud Music Library has grown again. 1,500 new tracks have been added since July 2011. Right now, there are 17,212 songs online, of which 5,449 are royalty free titles. Through the expansion of production music content, the variety in common genres increased exponentially. In numbers: 1,600 songs in the pop category, round 1,200 tracks in the rock category, or plentiful 2,160 music titles of world music. The subgenre has also gained certain attractiveness. For example, there are currently 171 Christmas songs in the program.

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

In the meantime, many music titles are delivered with loops and edits. In addition, the different loops and edits (15-60 seconds) are provided for the client as a zip file. Music to be proud of!

Viral videos: an example created by Serviceplan

This video is an example of a viral video created by the advertising agency Serviceplan in Munich (Germany) for Pattex, a well-known glue produced by Henkel AG Co. & KGaA. The theme, composed and produced by Frank Herrlinger, is called “Loops of Fun”. You can find this and many other titles in the Proud Music Library.


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The above is an example of what we have come to know as a viral video. Although originally, the Internet was meant to be used as a scientific tool by the Pentagon and never as the source of communication as we know it (, it has become not only that, but also a vehicle for entertainment, information, and marketing, among other things. In the early to mid ‘90s, viral videos were those people sent as examples of bloopers or funny animations set to known songs like that of B.J. Thomas’ “Hooked on a Feeling” in “Dancing Baby” (also featured in Ally McBeal),  and their length was between 19 and 25 seconds long. Nowadays, many product and artist promotions are done through the creation of videos and are easily accessible to anyone through pages such as YouTube. One instant success that comes to mind is Susan Boyle’s appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 through the promotion of her video on that site. The Pattex advertisement video is clearly another example of the innumerable possibilities that the World Wide Web represents.


Ten film jest przykładem wideo stworzonego przez agencjÄ� reklamowÄ� Serviceplan w Monachium (Niemcy) dla Pattex, znanego kleju produkowanego przez Henkel AG Co. & KGaA. Temat, skomponowany i wyprodukowany przez Frank Herrlinger, nosi nazwÄ� “Loops of Fun”. Ten i wiele innych tytułów można znaleźÄ� w Proud Music Library.

Evi Sachenbacher-Strehle training for the World Cup in Oslo 2011

Music produced by Proud Music’s own Frank Herrlinger provides the background of this documentary on Evi Sachenbacher-Strehle. The name of the piece is “Route 1210.” Evi is a member of the German national Cross-country skiing team and is presently training for the World Cup in Oslo 2011 with Peter Schlickenrieder, himself a former Olympian. Nowadays, he appears regularly on the German Television show “ARD-Buffet” on ARD. In these videos, it is undeniable that an athlete of such caliber as Evi’s needs to train year ‘round, and you can see Evi training in the summertime with inline skates.

Search made easy through an autocomplete feature in the Proud Music Library!

We recently introduced a new feature on our web page, that makes finding the right track on a return visit a lot more convenient: Track names are now automatically completed in all the search boxes on our web page. If you enter a part of a track name, we will present you a dynamic list of matching track names through our new ajax-live search feature.

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Access the Proud Music Library Website via Android Smartphone!

The Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for HTC Desire has started rolling out. You can now search, find and listen to the titles on our Proud Music Library Website on your HTC smartphone! The FroYo update for the HTC Desire includes the complete set of Android 2.2 features and contains a few special additions as well.

Proud Music Library / HTC Desire

Online Advertising license

We offer in our Proud Music Library a new license for online usage on advertising spots on webpages of the licensee. This license is valid for main pages and product microsites included. It is also allowed to stream worldwide, no territorial restrictions. The permission for up to three language versions is included.