Feb 23, 2018, 13:06

We have over 50,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). This week’s featured track is “Time To Rebuild” by T. Brown. This is an uplifting, energetic pop track that is perfect for any kind of advertising, broadcast programming and film.

Time To Rebuild” (#00541133)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-track/00541133/time-to-rebuild

Track Description

Time To Rebuild” — Driving, determined, pulsating, purposeful, upbeat, uplifting, positive, energetic pop rock.

Track Metadata

Moods— Corporate, inspiring, sentimental

Instruments—Bass, electric guitar

Genres—Corporate, drama, pop, rock, sports

Applications—Advertising, broadcast programming, film, Internet

Length– 2:08

About T. Brown–

TBrownTim Brown is an award winning producer in Nashville, TN. Tim brings us driving and soulful instrumental music that has been featured in the productions of a number of his high profile clients, including Monday Night Football, The Olympics, ABC Sports, The Rush Limbaugh Show, McDonalds, Valvoline, A&E Biography, Maury Povich, Fazolis, and Chevron, to name a few. Tim’s tracks tend to have an upbeat vibe perfect for big commercials, TV, Film, Documentary, and a variety of new media productions. He is also an accomplished film composer and has a large collection of film cues available as well. Click here to listen to more of T. Brown’s tracks.

With over 50,000 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 50,000 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 background music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library, which includes an extensive selection of “Non-PRO” royalty-free music, is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music / in-store music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications.

Feb 9, 2018, 02:31

1) Monster, Inc – “Getting Started”

What’s most remarkable about the first three spots on our list is that they were created by NBC’s in-house agency. That’s crazy because a TV network’s role is normally just to host the game and collect the checks. But at a time when NBC shareholders demand revenue growth in spite of unprecedented competition for eyeballs, NBC has revamped how early and how deeply they engage brands whose world could be changed by a single TV commercial; such as this one which tells a modernized version of Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee’s life story.

Agency: Content Innovation Agency (NBC’s in-house agency)
Music: “Savior (ft. Quavo)” by Iggy Azalea

2) NBC Sports – “Best of U.S. (Nathan Chen)”

Nathan Chen will be the first Olympic figure skater to include five (count them…five) types of quadruple jumps in a routine. CIA’s choice to use James Brown’s “The Boss” is cultural genius.

Agency: Content Innovation Agency (NBC’s in-house agency)
Music: ”The Boss” by James Brown

3) NBC Sports – “Best of U.S. (Shaun White)”

Like the Nathan Chen spot, CIA chose a song that charted well before the subject of our spot was even born. Whatever. It gives the spot a timeless, cross-generational feel.

Agency: Content Innovation Agency (NBC’s in-house agency)
Music: “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath
4) PepsiCo – “Doritos Blaze vs. Mtn Dew Ice”

Morgan Freeman in a rap lip-sync battle with Peter Dinklage. That pretty much says it all.

Every spot that made our list this year uses source music instead of original music. We harbor an admitted bias towards original music, but the customer music we heard was pretty pedestrian. No blazed trails of which to speak.

Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Music: “Look At Me Now (ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes)” by Chris Brown
“Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliot

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 50,000 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.

Feb 4, 2018, 19:06

We have over 50,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). This week’s featured track is “Driving Indie Rock” by anonangelx. This is a powerful and inspirational anthemic indie rock track that is perfect for any kind of broadcast programming, film and corporate presentations.

Driving Indie Rock” (#02829307)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-track/02829307/driving-indie-rock

Track Description

Driving Indie Rock” — Powerful and inspirational anthemic indie rock tune with soaring guitars. A cool sounding theme suitable for your media projects including sizzle reels, corporate presentations, TV and movies.

Track Metadata

Moods— Energetic, fun, inspiring

Instruments—Electric guitar, synth

Genres—Corporate, rock, sports

Applications—Advertising, broadcast programming, presentation, product for sale

Length– 3:06

About anonangelx–

anonangelxBased in London, England, Tenzi Shiran of anonangelx is a Japanese born composer who specializes in Dramatic music with epic scope and style. From full orchestra with choir, to dynamic Electronic/Orchestral hybrids, his music has a contemporary sound that calls to mind the work of Hollywood film composers like Hans Zimmer, James Horner, and Harry Gregson-Williams. Tenzi is comfortable writing in a wide range of styles, including drama, action, horror, romantic, and sci-fi, and his tracks are perfectly suited for high-impact film trailers and movie scores. Click here to listen to more of anonangelx’s tracks.

With over 50,000 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 50,000 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 background music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library, which includes an extensive selection of “Non-PRO” royalty-free music, is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music / in-store music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications.

Jan 25, 2018, 15:39
As music publishers, our job is to help musicians make money. As such, we’ve never steered musicians one way or another in terms of which performing rights organization is best for them to join. When we launched years ago, our assumption was that ASCAP and BMI were basically equal; in terms of responsiveness and in terms of acting in the best interest of their members. But after years of interacting with both organizations, we’ve got some things to get off our chest about ASCAP.

 

If you’re a major label artist represented by a major publisher, read no further.  This blog is not for you. We’ve heard the stories about cash advanced to you by ASCAP to entice you to leave BMI. If your name is Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini or George Gershwin, ASCAP’s management is taking very good care of you. You’re also dead.

 

Our gripes only apply to the musicians who are emerging creatively now; at a time when – in the face of non-existent CD sales – musicians must carve their own way. If you’re that person, here’s why we think you should go with BMI; or maybe no PRO at all:

 

1) ASCAP Makes It Impossible to Do Your Own Deals

 

Both BMI and ASCAP publicly state that their members should feel free to strike any “direct license” deal with whomever they want. That means if your manager’s cousin owns a chain of restaurants and thinks your music would provide the perfect ambience; as long as your manager tells ASCAP about it in writing, their cousin will be left alone.

 

For BMI, that’s absolutely been the case. We’ve negotiated deals with retail stores who need musical ambience and are willing to pay for it. The music in our library is exactly what they need and the store would prefer to keep the paperwork simple by paying just us. In cases like this, we compensate the musician directly and thereby do ASCAP/BMI’s job for them. We’re happy to do it. BMI’s help is not needed.

 

In these situations, we’ve found that BMI sticks to their word about getting out of the way as long as we notify them. They understand that musicians need all the help they can get.

 

ASCAP, on the other hand, imposes so much red tape on the let-us-know-in-writing process that it’s become insidious. The form they require you to complete isn’t available on their website (so we uploaded it here). It requires more arcane details than a tax return. The musician isn’t allowed to authorize outside publishers to fill it out on their behalf. Each usage must be individually authorized. It’s the worst. Everything about the process screams, “We didn’t want you to actually do this.”

 

ASCAP, if you’re going to strangle a musician’s ability to pave their own way, at least allow outside publishers to bear that strangling for the musician. Your direct source process has become so restrictive, we’ve actually had to exclude ASCAP musicians from opportunities. Your musicians are losing money because of you.

 

2) Membership Fee  

 

A $50 membership fee, ASCAP? Really?

 

BMI charges nothing to become a member. That’s because they realize a person who created an actual fixed piece of music worth registering with an organization busted their butt to accomplish that. And if they’re just starting out, that person certainly bore some financial costs.
That list of costs shouldn’t include a membership fee to an organization who uses price discrimination to avoid dealing with rookie questions from new members. I’m sure Pink, Taylor Swift & Adam Levine all had dumb questions when they joined BMI.

 

 

We are not the first music publishers to imagine a marketplace without ASCAP. In 2008, Getty Images introduced a stock music product called iStockMusic. Shockingly, their website terms and conditions required participating musicians to NOT be a member of any performing rights organization. I thought this was insane.

 

In hindsight, it was kind of genius. Even then, Getty’s legal team knew that the mass volume of frictionless transactions upon which the internet (and now the modern economy) function on a day-to-day basis would be choked out of existence if they tried to adhere to ASCAP’s policies.

 

If you’re a musician who can more easily conquer your niche by making your own deals, think hard about whether you want to join a PRO. And if you decide to join one, we think BMI will make it easier for you.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 50,000 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 18, 2018, 02:37

Featured Royalty-Free Music Track – “Firm Faith” by SiLiN M – Emotional, Cinematic Music

We have over 50,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). This week’s featured track is “Firm Faith” by SiLiN M. This is an emotional, cinematic track that is perfect for any kind of broadcast programming and film.

Firm Faith” (#03249412)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-track/03249412/firm-faith

Track Description

Firm Faith” — Emotional and determined strong acoustic cinematic pop rock. A hopeful, inspiring and longing track, featuring acoustic guitars, mallets, piano, drums and epic glorious strings melody.

Track Metadata

Moods— Energetic, inspiring, serious

Instruments—Acoustic guitar, bass, marimba, piano, strings

Genres—Documentary, drama, rock

Applications—Broadcast programming, film, Internet, special events

Length– 3:00

About SiLiN M–

SiLiNMBased in Givatayim, Israel, SiLiN M is an experienced composer producer with hundreds of placements across the globe. SiLiN M’s music is sometimes serene, sometimes glorious, and sometimes powerful, but always unique. Click here to listen to more of SiLiN M’s tracks.

With over 50,000 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 50,000 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 background music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library, which includes an extensive selection of “Non-PRO” royalty-free music, is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music / in-store music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications.

Jan 11, 2018, 00:00

1) Genesis – “We Don’t Ask”

The sheer might of Audra Mae’s vocals is what drives this spot. For years, Mae has been a contributing writer and vocalist for The All-American Rejects, Sons of Anarchy (TV Show) and Avicii. Nice to finally see her name on the marquis.

Agency: Innocean USA – Huntington Beach
Music: “The Real Thing” by Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound

2) Apple “iPhone 10 X”

This is actually the second time Apple used a Sofi Tukker song to launch a new product. The first time, Apple staffers came across the duo’s song “Drinkee” on SoundCloud, sent them a life-changing email, then used the track to launch Apple Watch. The New York-based artist consists of dancer/vocalist Sophie Hawley-Weld and producer Tucker Halpern. The pair met while attending Brown University.

Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles
Music: “Best Friend (feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno)” by SOFI TUKKER

3) Proctor & Gamble – “Thank You, Mom”

Milck, the singer reaching into your guts as you watch this emotional spot about motherhood, is an L.A. based singer/songwriter. Milck is no stranger to harnessing the power of women. In 2017, she debuted her song “Quiet” via a cappella flash mobs at the Women’s March on Washington.

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
Music: “Ooh Child” by Milck

4) “We Are The University of Georgia” – University of Georgia

College PSA’s like this used to be amateur-hour, wherein the participating schools got free airtime therefore the student film department threw something together. But with the help of this Coldplay-inspired track, the University of Georgia advances the medium one step forward. Not unlike kicker Rodrigo Blankenship advanced the Dawgs towards what should have been a national title with a 51-yard field goal in overtime. University of Alabama, you are Death Star. The Jedi will return. We will be back.

Agency: Info unavailable
Music: Info unavailable

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audra_Mae
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofi_Tukker
https://tvadvertsongs.com/
http://www.vulture.com/2018/01/what-does-sofi-tukker-have-that-apple-wants.html
http://www.milckmusic.com/about/

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 50,000 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 17, 2017, 16:26

We have over 50,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). This week’s featured track is “Happy Way” by Alex Borg. This is a happy, upbeat, acoustic instrumental track that is perfect for any kind of advertising and commercials.

Happy Way” (#02135570)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-track/02135570/happy-way

Track Description

Happy Way” — Happy, motivational and upbeat music bed. Perfect for commercials, YouTube videos, movie, websites, photographer portfolios and more. Travel, acoustic, positive.

Track Metadata

Moods— Corporate, dreamy, inspiring

Instruments—Acoustic guitar, bass, synth pad

Genres—Corporate, country, documentary, holiday

Applications—Advertising, film, presentation, product for sale

Length– 2:11

About Alex Borg–

Alex_BorgBased in Riga, Latvia, Alex Borg’s preferred instruments are acoustic and electric guitars. Borg’s music is always are filled with positive sound, even if it is in minor mood. Borg’s music includes Rock, Pop, Electronic, Soundtrack, and Acoustic. Click here to listen to more of Alex Borg’s tracks.

With over 50,000 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 50,000 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 background music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library, which includes an extensive selection of “Non-PRO” royalty-free music, is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music / in-store music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications.

Dec 8, 2017, 13:23

With Christmas, December 25, 2017, just a few weeks away, we wanted to feature some of the outstanding Christmas and Holiday music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). We have a wide selection of royalty-free Christmas and Holiday music for your media projects and for background music.

Golden Christmas tree decorations on lights background

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “Christmas” yields over 1,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-tracks/keyword/christmas

If you need a royalty-free version of “Jingle Bells”, a search for “Jingle Bells” returns over 100 royalty-free versions of the classic public domain music holiday track—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-tracks/keyword/jingle+bells

If you need a royalty-free version of “Silent Night”, a search for “Silent Night” yields 60 royalty-free renditions of this classic public domain music holiday track—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-tracks/keyword/Silent+Night

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

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-tracks/keyword/The+First+Noel

If you need a royalty-free version of “O Come All Ye Faithful”, a search for “O Come All Ye Faithful” returns 32 royalty-free versions of the classic public domain music holiday track—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-tracks/keyword/O+Come+All+Ye+Faithful

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “holiday” returns nearly 4,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-tracks/keyword/holiday

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “New Year” returns the following royalty-free tracks, including 19 different royalty-free versions of “Auld Lang Syne” —

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-tracks/keyword/new+year

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 –

HolidayCD_Vol1

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 50,000 tracks of royalty-free music online in our production music library, we have the tracks you need to set the mood for your Christmas and Holiday media projects. 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 50,000 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 background music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library, which includes an extensive selection of “Non-PRO” royalty-free music, is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music / in-store music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications.

Nov 28, 2017, 11:26

We have over 50,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). This week’s featured track is “Blues For AJ” by John Morton. This is a laid-back jazz instrumental track that is perfect for any kind of broadcast programming.

Blues For AJ” (#03612535)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-track/03612535/blues-for-aj

Track Description

Blues For AJ” — Laid-back jazz combo, piano, bass drums and saxes. Suitable for any kind of broadcast programming including film and TV.

Track Metadata

Moods— Fun

Instruments—Horn section, piano, upright bass

Genres—Jazz, blues

Applications—Broadcast programming

Length– 1:41

About John Morton–

JohnMortonBased in Dudley, West Midlands, U.K., John Morton is a composer/arranger/trombonist with over 50 years’ experience writing for radio orchestras, theatre productions, brass bands, the jazz orchestra and smaller groups and ‘combos’.  Morton’s music ranges from Classical to Electronic and Punk to Progressive. Click here to listen to more of John Morton’s tracks.

With over 50,000 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 50,000 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 background music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library, which includes an extensive selection of “Non-PRO” royalty-free music, is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music / in-store music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications.

Nov 16, 2017, 01:32

We have over 50,000 tracks covering every genre of music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). This week’s featured track is “All Over Town” by Charlie DeYoung. This is a an energetic funk instrumental track featuring horns that is perfect for any kind of advertising and broadcast programming.

All Over Town” (#04006589)

http://www.musicrevolution.com/royalty-free-music-track/04006589/all-over-town

Track Description

All Over Town” — Mid-paced energetic funk Instrumental with guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and  horns/brass. Suitable for any kind of advertising and broadcast programming.

Track Metadata

Moods— Energetic, fun, inspiring

Instruments— Bass, electric guitar, horn section, trumpet

Genres—Jazz, RnB, rock

Applications—Advertising, broadcast programming, film, on hold

Influenced by– Average White Band, Funkadelic

Length– 1:12

About Charlie DeYoung–

CharlieDeYoung

Currently based in California, Charlie DeYoung is a songwriter, composer and musician. DeYoung has written extensively for TV and film with a partial list of credits that includes CBS, NBC, MTV, VH1, A&E, History Channel, Bravo, Telemundo, Entertainment Studios, and WEtv. Charlie’s music is mostly instrumental Alternative Rock, as well as Blues, Jazz, and Hip Hop and a few film type scores. Click here to listen to more of Charlie DeYoung’s tracks.

With over 50,000 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 50,000 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 background music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library, which includes an extensive selection of “Non-PRO” royalty-free music, is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music / in-store music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications.