here’s a quick summary of the major differences between’s Apple’s new Final Cut X ($300), which will be replacing the traditional Final Cut software series (now at version 7 for $1,000)

We love doing scavenger hunts for ideas and content that help media producers make cooler videos. Today we found this very effective approach to featuring a corporate executive

1 year ago this month my good friend Chris Cardell and I launched a dream that is this very website upon which you gaze, oh reader. was our chance to make the kind of website that was too innovative, too fancy and too forward-focused to be created quickly by the kind of big stock […]

The song featured in this movie trailer for the soon-to-be-released Madea’s Big Happy Family is fantastic: It’s  “M.A to the D.E.A” by FS (featuring Northern League). It’s available on iTunes. From what I can see it was commissioned specifically for this movie trailer so the artist is probably independent and maybe even located in Atlanta. […]

A few weeks ago Anthony Tommasini wrote an interesting article for The New York Times entitled “The Greatest” , which was about the greatest classical music composers of all time, not including those composers that are still with us. At the top of the list was Johann Sebastian Bach. Rounding out the top three were […]

There is a tremendous amount of production music available in traditional production music libraries and more music is becoming available on the Internet on sites like Of course, like any other type of content, it’s a fair bet that the migration of production, or stock, music to the Web will continue. However, finding the right […]

There’s a great book by Julie Cameron called The Artists Way that teaches habits to unclog your creative process and get in touch with your “inner creative child”. You may be thinking, “That sounds great for a weekend getaway in the mountains, but my client is expecting a great pop song by Thursday. What do […]

This New York Times article explains how the producers of Oscar-nominated The Kings Speech got a world-class soundtrack virtually free of charge – by selling the rights to the score before was even created. Click here to read “A New Model for Film Music” ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of, […]

How can you not love the pure chutzpah of this lounge lizard plugging Taco Bell’s four kinds of steak? ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of, a production music marketplace where media producers and business owners can license high-quality, affordable music from a online community of musicians.

Love is in the air! A search on MusicRevolution for royalty-free “Valentine” tracks gave me 37 results. Here’s my favorite: “More Than She’ll Ever Know” by Stuart Moore Music. If you haven’t closed the deal by the time the trombone comes in at approximately 2:00 Stuart Moore himself will travel from Sacramento to give you […]