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Tips for Choosing Stock Music for Your Video As soon as you’ve got your video in the can and you’re going into the edit, one of the first questions you’ll ask is, “What music must I use for this project? Looking for the right music for your video project is generally a tough process – especially when a client who likes to be involved! But of course, nothing is too hard for someone who is passionate about producing excellent videos. Here are helpful tips: 1. Define the track early on.
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You’ll be a step ahead if you define your choices at the beginning of the production process. Planning ahead allows you to get your client’s approval early on, work with the music at a comfortable editing pace, and remain within budget. Everybody hates production surprises, especially those involving money. Planning reduces your chances of encountering issues later in the process.
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2. Find a fit. Unless you’re actually trying to use contrasting music (such as a classical track for a fight scene), it’s best to pick a track that matches the feeling of your video or scene. Picture your target viewer. A corporate executive may not appreciate hip-hop or hard rock, but younger audience surely will. 3. Decide between vocal and non-vocal tracks. Vocals often go with films and montages, but under dialogue, they can be very distracting. If you decide to use a vocal track, make sure it’s in line with what’s going on in the particular scene. 4. Choose between music library and original composition. You can use tracks from a royalty free music library or hire a composer to score your project, depending on your project. However, take note that original composition is expensive, while royalty-free music offers a cheaper yet high-quality option. In any case, do not ever use copyright or commercial tracks to avoid legal woes and normally staggering costs. 5. Choose tracks composed from real instruments. Avoid music that uses digitized instruments and effects. They sound cheap and corny. Never settle for anything less than real, organic instrumentation. 6. Work around duration limits. Don’t be limited by the duration of your track! Instead, find a way to make it work with your video, like cutting it up and/or looping portions as needed. 7. Decide on start-to-end or bookended. Typically, music becomes more powerful when it is only used in certain parts of the video, such as to accentuate certain points or the climax. Music that is forced all throughout can cause viewer fatigue. Montages and demo reels are fine with end to end music, but not corporate videos or films, which are better off with a sporadic or bookended approach. Finally, when going with a bookended approach, stick to one track that you will use both at the opening and at the closing of the video.