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Establish the World
Express Characters' Inner Emotions
Make Your Movie Memorable
Some film composers, such as Brian Eno, create ambient, atmospheric pieces to support the different sequences in a film. Music for film may also be referred to as diegetic or non-diegetic music. Diegetic music is music that is part of the world of the film, meaning the characters can hear it. It may be playing on a character’s radio, for example. Non-diegetic music is the music that only the audience can hear.
When people engage in the activities that they find pleasurable, such as eating a rich meal, doing yoga, or taking a solid nap, this hormone is released. Trigger those feel-good feelings in your audience by including high-quality music to your establishing shot, during pivotal scenes, or as background music.
If you are exploring music options for the establishing shot in which the world of your film is introduced, you will want to choose music that effectively sets the right tone. Quirky upbeat music would work well for a romantic comedy but would mislead your audience if played at the beginning of a tragedy. You can explore an array of film musical stylings in the PremiumBeat music library. Compile a list of your favorites as the tracks that powerfully affect you may well affect your audience.
If you want to print copies of your film’s score or lyrics, such as on the back cover of a CD or in the subtitles of a YouTube video, then you will also need a print license. Rather than worry about all these different types of licenses, you can simply get your royalty free music from PremiumBeat. Our flexible license options are here to support student films and independent feature films alike. Just add the music you want to your cart, head to check out, and pay a one-time fee for the license that meets your needs. Download your tracks and edit them into your film.
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How to use film music:
Film music for YouTube
Regardless of whether you are working on short films or independent films, if you intend to share your projects on YouTube, you must ensure you obtain the correct music license first. YouTube’s Content ID software checks every uploaded video against a vast database to make sure no copyright infringement is occurring. Videos found to be in violation of copyright laws, meaning they are using music they do not have the rights to, are generally muted or taken down. To avoid this, get your YouTube film music from PremiumBeat. We have simplified the music licensing process for you so all you need to do is select the license that meets the needs of your project and pay a one-time fee to download your track and add it to your Youtube video.
Film music for intros
Stock music libraries such as PremiumBeat offer a wide range of music ideal for film intros. With diverse genres to explore, you can easily find the perfect track to kick off your film. Adding music to your film’s initial establishing shot is an excellent way to keep viewers engaged and set the tone of what is to come. For a strong piece of music that will introduce your audience to your film, head to the PremiumBeat search engine. Explore tracks that match your film’s genre, or search for songs that feature the specific instruments or pacing you would like to hear. Any track you download from PremiumBeat also comes with shorter segments of the song in 15-, 30-, and 60-second short clips, making it that much easier to edit into your film.
Film music for trailers
Epic music generally performs well in film trailers but the specific genre of your trailer will ultimately affect the track you choose. A trailer for a comedic film, for example, would be better off with quirky, lighthearted music than somber and intense tracks. You can easily find music to match the genre and mood of your trailer by heading to the PremiumBeat search engine. Look at the filters on the left side of the page. Click “Genres” and scroll down to “Production / Film Scores” to find tracks best suited for films in the Action, Dramedy, Horror genre and beyond. You can also select “Trailer” music from the “Production / Film Scores” category to check out tracks specifically created with trailers in mind.
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Simple licensing process
For a hassle-free music licensing process, check out PremiumBeat’s flexible license options. Our Standard license is perfect for web-based or non-commercially distributed projects, while our Premium license is ideal for revenue-generating content. Pay a one-time fee and download your track in moments.
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Wide range of genres and moods
With the advanced filters of the PremiumBeat search engine at your fingertips, you can find your ideal film music in no time. From classical music to somber music and many genres and moods in between, PremiumBeat has the diverse offerings you need to create a compelling film score.