Feb 3, 2016, 14:14

Scientists are still debating the validity of “The Mozart Effect” – the notion that listening to the music of Amadeus Mozart was the primary reason 12 test subjects performed better on an IQ test than test subjects who either listened to relaxation music..or complete silence. As a southerner who has never set foot in a laboratory, I’ll declare myself an expert on this topic.

Because when I listen to Mozart’s music, I feel smart. I welcome leatherbound books. I feel an urge to fuss with my tuxedo. The rhythmic motion wakes up my brain. The gentle instrumentation gives me room to think. And the emotional tenderness brings my guard down. I go into what some call a “teachable moment”. I think those scientists were onto something.

The 18 tracks in this week’s Serious Thinking Collection #746 contain those essential ingredients I mentioned. These beautfully crafted tracks will prepare the brains of your audience to receive complex, important messages……or an IQ test.

Sources:

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/lerch1/edpsy/mozart_effect.html

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 40,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses  and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians. mbielenberg@musicrevolution.com.

Jan 30, 2016, 13:41

St. Valentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating romance and affection between lovers and significant others. With Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016, just a few weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the royalty-free music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that would be perfect for your ad campaign, media production, or for background music on Valentine’s Day. We have some excellent royalty-free Valentine’s Day music.

kml-HeartA search on MusicRevolution.com for “Valentine” yields 87 royalty-free tracks-

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=valentine&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=26&y=5

A search for “Valentine’s Day” yields over 50 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=valentine%27s+day&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=29&y=6

A search for “love” yields over 2,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=love&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=38&y=3

A search for “romantic” yields over 2,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=romantic&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=29&y=4

A search for “romance” yields nearly 700 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=romance&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=26&y=4

A search for “sentimental” yields nearly 8,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=sentimental&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=19&y=4

A search for “affection” yields over 250 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=affection&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=42&y=3

A search for “passion” yields over 800 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=passion&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=33&y=8

Sentimental, Vol. 1MusicRevolution.com also has a number of CDs, available in both physical and download CD format, with hand-selected royalty-free music tracks. We have an outstanding collection of royalty-free of music that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day multi-media projects on “Sentimental, Vol. 1” —

http://www.musicrevolution.com/cd_details/sentimental_vol_1/

With over 41,000 tracks of royalty-free music online, there are many music choices to set the right mood for your Valentine’s Day ad campaign or media project. MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 41,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.

Jan 26, 2016, 11:39

We have over 41,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com ). Periodically, we like to feature a single production music track that we think is worth checking out. This week’s featured track is “Changes” by Melodality Music. This is a very moving, inspiring instrumental track.

Changes” (#00020136)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=11257

Track Description

This instrumental track is a very moving pop/rock composition, with spiccato strings playing the melody and acoustic guitar providing rhythmic accompaniment. Useful for film, television, documentaries, advertising and web sites.

Track Metadata

  • Moods— Inspiring, dramatic
  • Instruments— Acoustic guitar, strings
  • Genres— Pop, rock

Length— 2:53

About Melodality Music

MelodalityMusicMelodality Music has been composing and producing music for films, radio, TV and commercials for many years, with features in major productions such as: “The Voice” on NBC, “CSI” on CBS, Commercials for Porsche, Castrol and Nissan to name a few. Melodality Music has a growing catalog of production music for licensing for different projects and applications.

With over 41,000 tracks online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 41,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.

Jan 15, 2016, 16:30

The average resting heart rate is between 60 and 80 beats per minute. The tempo of most high-energy electronica (house, progressive trance, etc) clocks in around 120 beats per minute; almost double. Coincidence? We think not. Music that feels rapid and rhythmic wakes up your audience and makes them want to do stuff.

Here is a hand-picked collection of 16 royalty-free production music tracks that will do just that. Enjoy.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 40,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses  and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians. mbielenberg@musicrevolution.com.

Jan 8, 2016, 12:46

We have over 41,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com ). Periodically, we like to feature a single production music track that we think is worth checking out. This week’s featured track is “Lamentation for Strings” by Richard Ames Music. This is a deeply moving classical, orchestral track.

Lamentation for Strings” (#00016651)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=9934

Track Description— A deeply moving piece for string orchestra, this track captures the feelings of loss and reminiscence. Instrumental, Classical Music, 20th Century. Useful for film, television and documentaries.

Influenced by – Samuel Barber

Track Metadata

  • Moods— Inspiring, sentimental, serious
  • Instruments— Strings
  • Genres— Classical, documentary, drama, orchestral

Length— 5:14

About Richard Ames Music

RichardAmesMusicRichard Ames is a composer, arranger, and producer who has premiered compositions and arrangements with performing ensembles across the United States. His music also has appeared as underscore for feature films and commercials, TV shows, trailers, and animations on every major broadcast and cable network. His music is a careful balance of modern techniques and classically inspired structures, creating music that is both accessible and sophisticated.

With over 41,000 tracks online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 41,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.

Dec 29, 2015, 12:18

We have over 41,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com ). Periodically, we like to feature a single production music track that we think is worth checking out. This week’s featured track is “Timeline” by Brian Brill. This is a serious, exotic, suspenseful track with a tribal feel.

Timeline” (#00161920)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=22916

Track Description— This is a serious, exotic, suspenseful track with a tribal feel. Orchestral strings and world percussion create a rich sound. Useful for documentaries, film, television and advertising.

Track Metadata

  • Moods— Exotic, serious, suspenseful
  • Instruments— Bells, flute, strings, synth, synth voices, world percussion
  • Genres— Documentary, drama, orchestral, world

Length— 1:06

About Brian Brill

BrianBrillBrian Brill, pianist and two-time Emmy Award winning composer, has written original music and film scores for PBS Television, CBS Sports, and The Discovery Channel.  His most recent documentary projects include two collaborative works with composer David Barrett, “Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover” and “A Nation Remembers: The Story of the Pentagon Memorial.”  Brill continues to produce music for national /regional radio and TV ads.  His music was featured on several Johnson & Johnson commercials during the 2008 Summer Olympics and was heard on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

With over 41,000 tracks online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 41,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.

Dec 19, 2015, 18:54

We have over 41,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com ). Periodically, we like to feature a single production music track that we think is worth checking out. This week’s featured track is “Charity Progress” by 4 Seasons Music. This is a positive, uplifting indie rock/pop track.

Charity Progress” (#00042409)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=17860

Track Description— “Positive, uplifting indie rock track, driven by a repeated muted guitar idea, with marching percussion and a big orchestral string section. Useful for motivational/inspirational videos and credits.”

Influenced by— The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, Delphic

Track Metadata

  • Moods— Corporate, fun, inspiring
  • Instruments— Bass, dulcimer, electric guitar, horn section, strings, synth
  • Genres— Corporate, documentary, pop, rock

Length— 3:57

About 4 Seasons Music


4SeasonsMusic
A freelance composer from the UK Midlands, Alex Plowright of 4 Seasons Music has nearly 400 tracks online at MusicRevolution.com.  A graduate of Oxford University with a BA in music, Alex specializes in techniques of composition, performance and orchestration, and once wrote a dissertation on the music of the Beatles. Plowright has written music for Coca Cola, Nokia, Mercedes, MTV, Crayola, the Guggenheim Museum, the UK National Archives and two feature-length films.

4 Seasons Music can be described as uplifting instrumental music in many different styles, with a concentration on classical, ambient and minimalist styles.

With over 41,000 tracks online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 41,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.

Dec 10, 2015, 16:48

The best part of any journey is the beginning, when there’s nothing but hope. That’s why our favorite part of every sci-fi trilogy is always chapter one; where the guy with freakish recuperative powers and a metal skeleton is just drifting around Canada prizefighting for cash. Or the kid, whose parents were murdered by a criminal, is serving time in a Himalayan prison so he can beat up criminals.

What will become of these men? That much bad-assery cannot possibly stop there.

That same sense of hope and opportunity happens in music every day. Here’s a fascinating series of interconnected music releases – created by artists who sat in dark rooms full of music gear with nothing but hope. They had no idea at the time where their blood/sweat/tears would lead.

This 1977 hit single, produced entirely with electronic instruments by Giorgio Moroder..

..inspired Swedish DJ Denniz Pop to snub his elitist musician-peers and use only machines to produce…


…which was heard in a record store by two members of Ace of Base who knew they had finally found the electronic sound they were looking for. That led to the creation of..

“All That She Wants” by Ace of Base

…which music mogul Clive Davis loved so much he pulled over his yacht and signed Denniz over the phone. Arista Records released “All That She Wants” in the U.S. and it was a smash hit.

With his new fortune, Denniz created a “song-factory” (multiple dark rooms full of music gear) in Stockholm that allowed this hair-metal band singer to emerge as his most prodigious songwriter:

“Pretend I’m God” by It’s Alive

So when Jive Records had trouble finding good songs for their newly signed boy-band (well-known songwriters wouldn’t touch them)..and when manager Lou Pearlman (currently in prison for engineering the Ponzi scheme that financed all this) agreed to cover the costs of recording in Sweden, DenniZ Pop put his protege into the studio with the clean-cut boy band. Together they created…


..which was released in 1997 and became the first in a string of hits for the Backstreet Boys. Their sophomore CD, Millennium, would become one of the highest grossing CDs in music history.

When watching an “origins” story, we get the luxury of God’s viewpoint. We know Wolverine will save the world. We know Batman will save Gotham.

And WHEN extraordinary things are actually happening, the feelings are usually boring, painful things like, “Why won’t this drum machine work?” or “Why can’t this pretty-boy sing the melody I wrote?” or “Did my wealthy benefactor just make a pass at me?”. AFTER the extraordinary things happen, we’re left with just lifeless statistics and embarrassing tabloid headlines. Everyone’s out of adrenaline and ready to move on.

But BEFORE the extraordinary thing? With all that potential energy? Sucks us in every time. Here’s to people who sit in dark rooms full of music gear, doing the best they can, without a clue where it’s going.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 40,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses  and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians. mbielenberg@musicrevolution.com.

Dec 6, 2015, 14:00

We have over 41,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com ). Last week we highlighted our extensive collection of Christmas and Holiday music. Since we are still in the Holiday shopping season, we wanted to feature a single Holiday track that we think is worth checking out. This week’s featured track is “Attention Shoppers” by Jonathan Geer. This is a fun, upbeat, original Christmas tune perfect for commercials.

Attention Shoppers” (#00008041)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=5135

Track Description— “A fun, upbeat, original Christmas tune designed for 30 second commercials or radio spots. Orchestral music with jolly sleigh bells and chimes lead into a cute shopping music sound with bells, pizzicato”.

Track Metadata

  • Moods— Holiday, upbeat, fun
  • Instruments— Bells, flute, harp, strings, upright bass
  • Genres— Holiday, fun
  • Applications—Advertising

Length— 33 seconds.

About Jonathan Geer

JonathanGeerLocated in Austin, Texas, Jonathan Geer has been a MusicRevolution.com member since April 2010. Jonathan has nearly 400 tracks online at MusicRevolution.com. Jonathan’s music has appeared on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Access Hollywood, the 700 Club and numerous other shows.  He has also composed soundtracks for games appearing on Mac, PC, Nintendo DS and iPhone/iPad.

With over 41,000 tracks online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 41,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.

Nov 28, 2015, 17:57

With Christmas less than a month away, we wanted to highlight some of the great royalty-free music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that could be used for Christmas and the Holiday season for your media projects and for background music. We have a huge selection of royalty-free Christmas and Holiday music.

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “Christmas” yields over 800 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=christmas&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=37&y=6

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “xmas” yields 130 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=xmas&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=42&y=7

If you are looking for a royalty-free “Jingle Bells” music track, a search for “Jingle Bells” yields nearly 100 different royalty-free versions of the classic public domain music holiday track—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=jingle+bells&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=46&y=10

If you need a royalty-free version of “Silent Night”, a search for “Silent Night” yields 45 different royalty-free renditions of this classic public domain music holiday track—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=silent+night&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=46&y=4

If you are looking for a royalty-free version of “The First Noel”, a search for “The First Noel” yields 20 different royalty-free versions of this classic public domain music holiday track—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=the+first+noel&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=40&y=3

If you are looking for a royalty-free version of “O Come All Ye Faithful”, a search for “O Come All Ye Faithful” yields 31 different royalty-free versions of the classic public domain music holiday track—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=o+come+all+ye+faithful&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=30&y=4

A search for “holiday” yields over 2,700 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=holiday&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=38&y=2

A search for “New Year” yields the following royalty-free tracks, including 14 different royalty-free versions of “Auld Lang Syne” —

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=new+year&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=43&y=4

Holiday, Vol. 1

Holiday, Vol. 1

MusicRevolution.com also has a Holiday CD, “Holiday Vol. 1” (available in both physical and download CD format) with 10 hand-selected royalty-free tracks for Christmas and the Holiday season for your projects and for background music –

http://www.musicrevolution.com/cd_details/holiday_vol_1/

And for Christmas and Holiday background music for your business, office, retail establishment restaurant or hotel, MusicRevolution.com’s Internet Music Stream offers a playlist that provides a continuous stream of great Christmas and Holiday music http://www.musicrevolution.com/music_streams

With over 41,000 tracks online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 41,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.