Apr 18, 2011, 12:10

Yesterday I was riding back from an out-of-town music performance with my bandmates and we were listening to Imogen Heap in the van. All of us were mesmerized. At one point, our singer said, “I feel like I’ve just been hugged by music.”

Musicians often ask me what style of music we need the most. Without hesitation, I always say, “Something joyful and upbeat.” That’s because, in my experience, too many musicians can become so fascinated with darker musical elements, their track becomes less and less useful to a customer trying to sell something.

If you want an example of modern, joyful music, check out these amazing sonic textures created by Imogen Heap:


Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace where media producers and business owners can license high-quality, affordable music from a online community of musicians.

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