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Over the years, composers have created memorable superhero soundtracks and theme songs that match the tone of the featured superhero. Prior to dramatic superhero film scores, there were the more upbeat theme songs of superhero cartoons. The 1941 Superman cartoon featured a classic theme song concept with bright notes and a patriotic tone. This is notably different from the 80s superhero music created by composer Danny Elfman for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. Elfman managed to depict a darker, more complex superhero with his moody orchestral tracks.
As superhero films have become major blockbusters, more and more high profile composers have tried their hand at scoring the films. German composer Ramin Djawadi created the score for the 2008 Iron Man film, while Danny Elfman composed the soundtrack to the Justice League film released in 2017. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard teamed up to compose the score for Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, resulting in a very popular soundtrack.
This music helps set the tone and establish the world in which the superhero lives. Cheesy superhero music can be playful and catchy and matches the tone of a child’s superhero cartoon. Classical music can be played in conjunction with key action sequences, ultimately increasing the sense of suspense and thrill. Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13, for example, plays in Marvel’s 2012 Avengers film. The quartet bursts to life just as Loki begins his attack.
For instrumental tracks, scroll down to the “Advanced” filter and select “Instrumental Only” from the dropdown menu. For epic songs, click the “Mood” filter and select “Epic / Orchestral.” You can also click the “Genre” filter and select “Action,” “Adventure,” or “Epic.” When you find a superhero track you love, add it to your cart and go to check out to select the license that meets your needs. Pay your one-time fee and download your track. It really is that simple.
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Why royalty-free superhero music is risk-free compared to original music
Want superhero music free of risk? Use royalty free tracks in your next project. The alternative, copyrighted original music, presents some challenges. To legally use such music in your projects, you first need to obtain the rights from the copyright holder or holders. This can be a time-consuming and expensive process. If you were to publicly share that music without obtaining the rights, you could be hit with a copyright infringement case or have your videos muted or taken down. When you use royalty free superhero music from PremiumBeat, you don’t have to worry about legal repercussions. We have simplified the licensing process for you so that after you pay your one-time fee for the license most appropriate for your project, you will have the right to use your track in that project in perpetuity, meaning forever.
Superhero music for YouTube
To help your YouTube superhero video soar above the competition, be sure to include compelling superhero music. The music you use will depend on the personality of your superhero and the tone of your video. Cartoon superhero music works well for bright, animated children’s shows, while epic superhero music is more suitable for those multifaceted superheroes that adults tend to resonate with.
When searching for your music, keep in mind who your superhero is and what you want to convey to your audience. Is your superhero an irreverent jokester like Deadpool, or a compassionate and caring immortal like Wonder Woman? For inspiration, listen to the theme songs of superheroes who share characteristics with your own superhero. Are there specific instruments you noticed? Were their songs fast paced or slow and building? What genre would you consider their music to be? Once you feel clear on the above, you can search for similar tracks on PremiumBeat using our “Instruments,” “BPM,” and “Genres” filter.
Superhero music for trailers
Most trailers are about two minutes in length, so you want your superhero music to immediately pull viewers into the world you’ve created. Epic orchestral music has a way of powerfully setting the tone for a superhero action film. You can find such tracks on PremiumBeat by searching using the “Genres” or “Mood” filters. Every track you download comes with 15-, 30-, and 60-second shorts, making it that much easier to edit into your trailer. Try to edit your track so that it aligns with key moments in the trailer. For example, if your superhero abruptly throws a punch, your music might suddenly introduce a new drumbeat that matches the action. You can also time your visual cuts with shifts in the music.
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When you use royalty free superhero music from PremiumBeat in your action-packed YouTube videos, you can rest assured that you have the right to share your musical content with the public. This means no muted videos or takedowns, so your video’s view count can continue to soar.
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