Jan 28, 2015, 12:56

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, 2015, less than three weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the royalty-free music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that would complete your ad campaign or media production, or could be used for background music on Valentine’s Day. We have some great royalty-free Valentine’s Day music.

 

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “Valentine” yields 82 royalty-free music tracks-

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?=valentine&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=41&y=8

A search for “Valentine’s Day” yields the following 66 royalty-free music tracks–

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

A search for “love” yields over 1,800 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=love&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=34&y=9

A search for “romantic” yields over 1,600 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=romantic&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=39&y=7

A search for “romance” yields over 500 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=romance&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=44&y=9

A search for “sentimental” yields over 6,000 royalty-free music tracks—

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

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

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=affection&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=21&y=7

A search for “passion” yields over 600 royalty-free music tracks—

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

MusicRevolution.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 would be perfect for your Valentine’s Day multi-media projects on “Sentimental, Vol. 1” —

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

 

 

With nearly 33,000 tracks of royalty-free music online, there are many other possible 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 nearly 33,000 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.

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Jan 22, 2015, 13:01

Sizzle reels, or demo reels, are a great way for companies to deliver a dynamic, multimedia message of what they are all about. In addition to helping convey a corporate message and branding, sizzle reels can be very effective for keeping people engaged while they are waiting to hear a speaker at a corporate event, meeting, conference or tradeshow. We frequently receive requests for suggestions for royalty-free music to be used in “sizzle reels”.

Of course, music to be used for a corporate sizzle reel needs to be cleared for commercial use, otherwise the business risks copyright infringement and potentially incurring significant expenses. A popular song on iTunes for $0.99 is great for consumer or personal use, but it is not cleared for commercial or business use. A business or organization would have to pay significant fee (in the thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars) to use a recognizable popular music song in their sizzle reel. In addition to the high cost, a recognizable track of popular music could potentially be a distraction since popular music like a song by One Republic might be more memorable to your audience than your corporate message. 

Descriptive terms like “motivation, “inspiration”, “energy” and “upbeat” come to mind when selecting the right royalty-free music for sizzle reels. We have tagged a select group of tracks that will work well for many sizzle reels. A search on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) for “sizzle reel” yields over 50 tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=Sizzle+Reel&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=25&y=5

Some of my favorite royalty-free music tracks for sizzle reels include—

Corporate Reality (#00897059) by Plastic3

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=43187

Reach the Top (#01043440) by run.fire.stop

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=45378

Rise To The Top (#00852063) by Prandimusic

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=42834

Be The Best (#00076784) by soundroad

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=20063

Successful in Business (#01035391) by matsteiner-music

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=45295

Hope (#0050200) by Sheyn Love

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=19422

The Optimist (#00139668) by T. Brown

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=22321

Live Wire (#00001222) by Shockwave-Sound

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=1195

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “motivation” yields nearly 1,000 tracks, many of which could work well for a sizzle reel—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=motivation&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=29&y=3

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “inspiration” yields over 600 tracks, many of which could also work well for a sizzle reel—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=Inspiration&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=23&y=8

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “positive” yields over 2,600 tracks, many of which could also work well for a sizzle reel—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=positive&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=41&y=3

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “upbeat” yields over 2,200 tracks, many of which could also work well for a sizzle reel—

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

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “energy” yields over 1,300 tracks, many of which could also work well for a sizzle reel—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=energy&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=49&y=8

With nearly 33,000 tracks of royalty-free music online, there are many other possible music choices for sizzle reels on MusicRevolution.com.

A high-quality, royalty-free music track can keep your company legal and can help to put the sizzle in your sizzle reel without breaking your budget. 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 nearly 33,000 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

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Jan 13, 2015, 21:14

In 1997, a team of psychologists at State University of New York gathered a group of men and women into a room and paired them off into couples. They then asked the couples – complete strangers to one another – to look into each others eyes in silence for four minutes. The researchers wanted to see if they could create lab conditions that would make strangers quickly bond and form close friendships after just a few minutes. The numbers speak for themselves; two of the couples ended up married. Eye contact is powerful.

So imagine, as a musician, being told that your music would be used to underscore a similar moment between two of the most beloved characters on TV – a presidential candidate (played by Sam Goldwyn) and his campaign advisor (Kerry Washington) who have fallen into an aching, forbidden love.

“Light” was originally created by Jimmy LaValle, founder of the San Diego based electronic music group Album Leaf and released on their album Into the Blue Again. The track has been used in Channel 4′s series of programmes Disarming Britain, The HBO documentary Love, Marilyn & various advertising campaigns.

As music publishers we’ve observed that every year the licensing world sanctions a list of tracks that
perfectly communicate the emotions that really matter to a story (or a product purchase). The creators of those tracks get the good fortune of seeing their work used everywhere. Coldplay’s “Clocks” comes to mind. As does Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

Our congratulations to Album Leaf for getting on that list in 2012 and being responsible for the track we
think most beautifully expressed “poignant sadness” in 2012.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 28,000 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.

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Jan 11, 2015, 13:52

Jazz music, like apple pie and baseball, is an American invention. Jazz, which re-wrote the rules for improvised music, can convey the same kind of timeless feeling as classical music, but in a much more lighthearted way. Our royalty-free music library contains an enormous collection of jazz music. We wanted to highlight some of the great royalty-free jazz music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that could be used for a range of uses including film/movies, documentaries, TV and radio commercials, online video ads, corporate videos, web videos, trade show videos, animations, background music, on hold music and other multimedia projects.

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “jazz” yields over 4,400 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=jazz&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=36&y=10

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “swing” yields over 600 royalty-free music tracks—

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

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “fusion” yields over 250 royalty-free music tracks—

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

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “big band” yields the following 133 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=big+band&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=37&y=5

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “ragtime” yields the following 75 royalty-free music tracks—

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

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “bebop” yields the following 17 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=bebop&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=32&y=7

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “Dixieland” yields the following 15 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=dixieland&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=34&y=4

MusicRevolution.com also has a number of CDs, available in both physical CD and download CD formats, with hand-selected royalty-free music tracks.  We have a great collection of royalty-free jazz music on “Jazz, Vol. 1” –

http://www.musicrevolution.com/cd_details/jazz_vol_1/ .

The jazz tracks in this collection, which include genres like acid jazz, fusion and big band, are classy and relaxed. This is a collection of royalty-free jazz music that is really worth checking out.

 

With nearly 33,000 tracks of royalty-free music online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere. MusicRevolution.com has all the jazz music you need.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with nearly 33,000 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.

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Dec 27, 2014, 17:49

Location: Ufa, Russian Federation

Member since: December 2, 2012

Tracks in portfolio on MusicRevolution.com: 64 (click here to hear all tracks) http://www.musicrevolution.com/search?artist=10926

–Background

Aleckxstar Music Boutique composes and produces music ranging from electronic to hip hop to rock.

–Primary instrument?

I have two– piano and guitar

–Favorite music-making piece of gear or software you currently use?

I like Kontakt libraries. It’s quite easy to use, everything works in one interface.

–Piece of gear or software you wish you owned?

An expensive studio with lots of gear. That’s what I dream of :)

–Film score or song you admire? Why?

H-Blockx – Power. Biggest riff of 21st century. I adore it.

–Music education background?

I’m self-educated :)

–Most embarrassing music-related moment?

When I made a remix order for one of the quite well-known persons in the music industry and he rejected my work.

–If you had a time machine and could record or perform once with any artist, who would it be?

Maybe have some jamming with Mozart? :)

–Moment you first knew you would be a musician?

When I started writing music.

–Advice you would give to a younger family member interested in a music career?

Hardworking is the only way for everyone who wants to build career…

–Songs or albums you’d take with you to a desert island?

I would prefer to take water. It’s much more useful on desert island :)

–If you could master another instrument, what would it be?

Saxophone

–Favorite time of day to work in your studio?

Night

–A few of your favorite tracks that you would want us to feature in the blog.

“Ethereal” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=30957

“Halloween Waltz” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=31428

“Alternative” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=31457

 

We thank AleckxStar Music Boutique for sharing some musical background with us and for contributing tracks to MusicRevolution.com, the Royalty-Free Music Marketplace. If you need powerful tracks ranging from electronic to hip hop to rock, check out Aleckxstar Music Boutique on MusicRevolution.com.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with nearly 33,000 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.

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Dec 23, 2014, 02:43

Comedy is any work intended to be funny, humorous or to amuse by causing laughter, especially in theater, TV, film and stand-up comedy. MusicRevolution.com’s royalty-free music library includes comedy, humorous, funny, quirky, amusing, and slapstick music. We wanted to highlight some of the royalty-free comedy music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that could be used for a range of applications including film / movies, documentaries, TV and radio commercials, online video ads, corporate videos, web videos, trade show videos, animations and cartoons. It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine. If that’s true, then MusicRevolution.com has some great “medicine”!

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “comedy” yields over 3,000 royalty-free tracks 

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=comedy&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=28&y=6

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “funny” yields over 400 royalty-free tracks—

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

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “humor” yields over 200 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=humor&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=36&y=2

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “quirky” yields over 600 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=quirky&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=18&y=8

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “cartoon” yields nearly 300 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=cartoon&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=25&y=4

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “slapstick” yields the following 21 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=slapstick&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=48&y=7

MusicRevolution.com also has a number of CDs, available in both physical CD and download CD formats, with hand-selected royalty-free music tracks.  We have a great collection of royalty-free comedy music on “Comedy, Vol. 1” –

http://www.musicrevolution.com/cd_details/comedy_vol_1/ .

Stock comedy music doesn’t necessarily mean the slapstick, Looney Tunes style of mimicking every onscreen action with a musical change (although this royalty-free music CD has that too). It can also mean a steady, quirky beat and nothing more (we’ve got that too). It can also mean a slow, funeral march underscoring a despondent Woody Allen character after being dumped by yet another stunningly, beautiful actress. This is a fun collection of royalty-free comedy tracks that is worth checking out.

With nearly 33,000 tracks of royalty-free music 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 nearly 33,000 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.

 

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Dec 17, 2014, 21:08
Wedding musicians can’t be late to sound check. Songs must be learned. Sound adjustments must be 
made. Wedding coordinators must feel in control.

That’s why first-call Atlanta saxophonist Sam Skelton politely explained to me that, as much as he would 
love to play on the track I was producing for Coca Cola, he wouldn’t risk being late to his wedding 
gig by recording on a Saturday afternoon. 

Naturally, I plugged my ears and obsessed only about making my client happy. Remember when Coca Cola 
first started running TV spots in movie theaters? Well I had the privilege of being the first 
composer to work with Coke on the concept. And as much as the Lenny Kravitz knock-off I initially 
wrote wowed Coke’s Generation X creative director, management deemed it too heavy metal for movie 
theaters. Back to the drawing board. And no…the deadline couldn’t move. Work it out, music boy. 

So as a replacement I wrote a Kenny Loggins knock-off. And instead of face-melting guitars the track 
featured happy trumpets and happy trombones. And on the last 32 bars of chart – mostly out 
of laziness and contempt- I just scrawled “ad lib sax solo.” 

Deep down Sam knew that my engineer and I would – as with all musicians – nit-pick 
his performance, change our minds about creative direction, take breaks to troubleshoot broken gear 
and generally make the whole thing all about us. That’s why he knew he would be late to his sound 
check. 

“30 minutes…tops,” I lied. “We’ll take what we can get. I’ll write parts that aren’t too crazy and 
we won’t be all anal about stuff….(add Hollywood agent inflection)…You’re the best, baby. We’ll have 
you out of there in no time.”

Sam agreed to do the date, knowing I was full of crap. That’s why he arrived at the session wearing 
his wedding tuxedo with a look in his eye that said “Try to keep up, mother f%&*@rs. I have places 
to be.”

Back in those days, even the best session players needed a couple passes to really internalize a 
track. Engineer Pete Hauenstein and I were rarely at a loss for constructive criticisms to make; it 
was just a question of which ones to say first. 

So when Sam – while sight-reading the chart and glaring at his watch – ripped through this alto sax 
solo on his very first take, we were stunned. 

Listen to “My Mutant Power is Saxophone”

Until that moment I wasn’t even aware the instrument could even make those sounds in the altissimo range. After he finished, Pete and I stared through the glass partition, slowly reached up to press the talk back button and 
dumbfoundingly muttered, “That’s cool, man. I think………….I think we’re good here.” That performance is one my favorite memories from the jingle days. 

Sam continues to gig all over Atlanta; and not just on alto sax, but virtually every woodwind 
instrument there is. He has been featured on over 250 CDs and recorded for 
Elton John, Matchbox 20, The Gap Band and The Ohio Players.

Hats off to my respected colleague & fellow GSU grad, Sam Skelton, for recording such a kick-ass sax solo. Well done, friend.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 28,000 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.

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Dec 13, 2014, 14:15

Rock music is a musical genre or style that began as “rock and roll” in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s in the United States and then in the United Kingdom. Rock, which is generally focused on the electric guitar, was influenced by rhythm and blues, country and folk, among other genres.  Our royalty-free music library contains heavy rock, pop rock, soft rock, vintage rock, blues, southern rock, acid rock, psychedelic rock, rockabilly and more. We wanted to highlight some of the outstanding royalty-free rock music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that could be used for a range of purposes including film / movies, documentaries, TV and radio commercials, online video ads, corporate videos, web videos, trade show videos, background music and on hold music. We have a great selection of royalty-free rock music for your media projects.

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “rock” yields nearly 6.500 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=&application=0&mood=0&genre=38&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=41&y=8

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “rock and roll” yields the following 55 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=rock+and+roll&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=35&y=5

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “hard rock” yields over 400 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=hard+rock&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=30&y=5

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “pop rock” yields over 600 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=pop+rock&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=30&y=4

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “southern rock” yields the following 62 royalty-free music tracks—

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

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “electric guitar” yields over 7,000 royalty-free music tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=52&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=35&y=5

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “metal” yields over 400 royalty-free music tracks—

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

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “heavy metal” yields the following 131 royalty-free production music tracks—

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

MusicRevolution.com also has a number of CDs, available in both physical CD and download CD formats, with hand-selected royalty-free music tracks.  We assembled a great collection of royalty-free rock music on “Rock, Vol. 1” –

http://www.musicrevolution.com/cd_details/rock_vol_1/ .

This is an excellent collection of heavy rock, pop rock, soft rock, vintage rock, blues, southern rock, and psychedelic rock. The guitars on this royalty-free music CD scream, weep, seduce, lull and comfort. This is a collection of royalty-free rock tracks that is worth checking out.

With over 32,000 tracks of royalty-free music 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 32,000 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.

 

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Dec 6, 2014, 16:10

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Member since: December 19, 2010

Tracks in portfolio on MusicRevolution.com: 55 (click here to hear all tracks) http://www.musicrevolution.com/search?artist=441

–Background

Jon Mortimer is a professional musician with over 30 years of experience in theater, film and television as composer, arranger, musical director and keyboard player. Jon’s music is descriptive and evocative and embraces everything from classical orchestral to present day electronic styles.

 

–High profile projects or clients you have worked for?

I recently did a 10 part DVD/TV documentary series for Mercedes, otherwise diverse music for ARD and NDR TV in Germany. I compose and arrange a lot for theatre and live shows too, among them being a water circus called Crescend’O which ran for two years at Euro Disney.

–Primary instrument?

Piano

–Favorite music-making piece of gear or software you currently use?

Cubase 7. I’ve been using Cubase in its various versions since 1996 and I find I can totally rely on it. I couldn’t do without Sibelius for score writing either.

–Piece of gear or software you wish you owned?

The Cinesamples library and Berlin woodwinds.

–Film score or song you admire? Why?

There are many of course, but the film Ratatouille with music by Micheal Giacchino comes to mind as the music is so full of character and of course superbly orchestrated.

–Music education background?

My high school had a very good music department, so I played guitar with the big band, percussion with the symphony and wind orchestras, keyboards with my own bands, then went on to study piano, conducting and composition at the Leeds College of Music and the Birmingham Conservatoire.

–Memorable “Aha!” moment during your musical education?

Realising you can get totally different chords just by changing the bass note.

–Most embarrassing music-related moment?

Probably when I turned up to a gig and opened my flight case to find there was no keyboard inside. That was embarrassing.

–Moment you first knew you would be a musician?

From the age of 11 I was totally absorbed in music. From then on, music was it for me I think.

–Advice you would give to a younger family member interested in a music career?

Develop your skills and knowledge as early as possible in the area that you want to make a career out of, and then get to know as many professional people in that area as you can to inspire and help you step in.

–Five songs or albums you’d take with you to a desert island?

Beatles White Album

Beethoven complete Piano Sonatas by Willhelm Kempf

Noa

Gino Vanelli Night Walker

Rachmaninoff 3rd Piano Concerto played by Vladimir Ashkenasi with the LSO

–If you could master another instrument, what would it be?

I play guitar reasonably well but always wish I could play it better.

–Favorite time of day to work in your studio?

Anytime is good really, but mornings are definitely good.

–Any studio collaboration you experienced that stands out in your mind?

My first big studio production to record a full soundtrack with pretty much everything still to learn about hard disk recording.

–Some of your favorite tracks that you would want us to feature in the blog.

Dramatic Opener http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=14976 is a very bad title for a piece that was actually written a long time ago as an overture for a Musical called Rias Wish. It features solo trumpet by Larry Elam, a friend and great player of international status, who sadly died in a car accident a few years ago.

To Look Back On Love http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=23903 was originally intended as a song, but I reworked it as a violin solo with strings and classical guitar accompaniment and would make a strong theme or closing music for a serious dramatic film. The solo is played by Matthias Bromman, who recorded it in one take with great expression and phrasing.

It Had To Be http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=53319 is the last piece I submitted. There’s a trend to begin pieces with a repeated open 4th figure so I thought I’d do one too and see where it went to.

The Burden of War http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=23902 was a track that I wrote as a MusicRevolution track demo for a video about war veterans and it ended up in an industrial film produced in South Africa.

I’d like to thank Music Revolution, Mike and Chris, for your support and interest in my music.

 

We thank Jon Mortimer for sharing some of his musical background with us and for contributing his tracks to MusicRevolution.com, the Royalty-Free Music Marketplace. If you need dramatic, descriptive and evocative music ranging from classical orchestral to present day electronic styles, check out Jon Mortimer’s music on MusicRevolution.com.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 32,000 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.

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Dec 2, 2014, 22:33

Non-musicians often guage the talent of musicians by asking them how many instruments they play. It’s an easy way to make conversation and an easy number to count. As a rule, I always refrain from saying what I really think. A gallon of water can be poured into several glasses or one big jug. Either way it’s still a gallon of water.

Multi-media artists who traverse across different artistic disciplines think that way too. Someone like Tom Waits – both a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and Golden Globe nominated actor – sees it all as the same energy source. Where it’s being pointed at any given time is between him and whoever’s paying his fee. Whatever boxes and labels the audiences must put him for their world to make sense is probably fine with him.

This Android commercial features the song “Party Hard” – a metal anthem by an artist whom I think represents the next evolution of cross-discipline artists in the creative class.

Andrew W.K is a musician, TV show producer, motivational speaker, TV commentator and – in my opinion- the best advice columnist since Dear Abbey. I’m not kidding. One perusal of the weekly column Andrew writes for The Village Voice reveals a mind with serious horsepower. The responses he provides to super-deep questions like
“Should I Feel Guilty for Being White?”, “How Do I Find a Best Friend?” & “How Do I Keep the Demons In My Mind At Bay?” are empathetic and practical. He’s processed the crippling scars most of us have borne by adulthood in a way that yields an antibody the rest of can mass-produce and use.

Be sure to check out Andrew W.K.’s advice column at
http://www.villagevoice.com/related/to/Andrew+W.K./

Kudos to Android for featuring music by an artist with this kind of depth.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 30,000 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.

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