Music that is fast-paced and rhythmic makes your audience more attentive and engaged. As a result, “energetic” is one of the most searched terms on ( We wanted to highlight some of the excellent royalty-free energetic music on that could be used for a range of purposes including TV and radio ads, corporate […]

As publishers we’ve observed that every year the music licensing world sanctions a list of tracks that
perfectly embody the emotions that really matter to a story (or a product purchase). 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.

Is there any hope for my little $1,000 ditty?

In this blog series I’ve been telling the story of how a hit song is made. A hit song that is not yet a hit song, mind you. But if the story is true about the large family in Tennessee that thrives entirely on the royalties generated by “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer”, […] recently published an article that discusses the chicken-or-egg question as to what a composer should create first – the lyrics or the music? I love posing this question to music-lovers at parties. My friend Stacey swears 80% of the listening population hears lyrics first whereas I couldn’t tell you the words to songs I […]

When you’re trying to create supporting elements in your track like cymbal rolls & hits, it’s easy to get in a rut and rely on the same handful of sounds over and over again. Especially if you’re like me and save that kind of thing for the very end. For a while it seemed like […]

In part I of this blog series I promised to document my experience writing, producing and marketing a novelty song; with the ultimate goal being that I own the publishing rights to a song that has permeated culture. I decided that song would be “Poopy Diaper”. I should be upfront and say that anyone who […]

When mixing a music track, it’s always been a best practice to frequently alternate between sets of speakers. But  in our increasingly mobile world, you must now mix for a variety of mobile devices as well. In an effort to make this easier for you, has conducted a series of empirical listening tests and […]

Earlier this week we announced the grand opening of our new and improved online forums. And it’s a long time coming. As we were preparing press releases and emails to announce this overhaul the working title in my head was “Our forums don’t suck anymore!”. In fact they’re way cool now. Check out this video […]

Most commercial music libraries wouldn’t publish a list like this.