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—


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

Corporate Reality (#00897059) by Plastic3


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


Rise To The Top (#00852063) by Prandimusic


Be The Best (#00076784) by soundroad


Successful in Business (#01035391) by matsteiner-music


Hope (#0050200) by Sheyn Love


The Optimist (#00139668) by T. Brown


Live Wire (#00001222) by Shockwave-Sound


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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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