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Soundtrack for your movie: the advantage of custom music composers

Go ahead, take a moment and Google “Royalty Free Music Library” and you’ll find over 2,000,000 (two Million) results. How much time do you have to sift through the plethora of music libraries out there? You don’t have time for that. You need to bring your film to life, and fast. Solution: you need custom music composers to come to the rescue.

Furthermore, how likely do you think you can find appropriate songs that fit perfectly into your film’s individual scenes? Will you end up editing them yourself to custom fit your film’s mold anyway? Or do you think you’ll be one of the few lucky ones to find the perfect matching music? Music that peaks appropriately at your highs and mellows accordingly at your lows?

Serious filmmakers take time to ponder this mysterious conundrum

The truth is most filmmakers who don’t utilize the skills of a custom music composer will end up spending countless hours curiously penetrating music libraries searching for the perfect pieces for his or her movie.

And according to the old adage: Time is Money! The metaphorical lemon juice in the wound is that they will end up paying for these types of music tracks anyway.

Do you have the time for that? Of course you don’t. That’s why custom music composers exist.

Solving the problem

There are two ways to solve this problem. For one, in the time you’d spend searching music libraries you could start taking music lessons, learn music theory, earn a degree in recording arts, and learn the art of composition. Then, purchase music editing software, watch tutorials on how to use it, start writing music, trial and error your way around a recording studio and finally,.. (inhale…exhale)…. Now, you’re ready to edit your compositions into your movie to fit exactly how you want. That’s one way. The other way is much less complicated: Hire a dependable custom music composer with the experience to back up his product.

Different members of a film-making team are adroit in their specific field of expertise (lighting, sound, acting, directing, writing, producing, distributing, editing, etc.). So, too, great custom music composers will know exactly how to shine the brightest spotlight on your film.

Making it work

The great news is you don’t necessarily have to break the bank to find these composers. Depending on the size of the movie, type of licensing needed, and amount of customized music your film requires many custom music composers will be happy to score your film. For a fraction of your film’s budget.

Trust that anywhere from just 2% to 15% of your film’s budget can go a long way to deliver a powerful message to your audience. Before signing any agreements with a custom music composer, however, prepare to discuss all your needs and concerns upfront. After all, you want to ensure you’re working with someone with whom you share genuine chemistry. Someone who is as interested and excited about your film as you.

For more insight on topics to discuss with your composer check out this article that outlines a few variables from the composer’s point of view.

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Many blessings to my film-making family!

About the Author:

Eric O’Connell is the founder and CEO of OC Music CO, a major production music licensing platform for content creators. With his twin brother Steve, he founded OC Music CO understanding music’s unmatched power to unite the divided, influence the unreachable, and create massive powerful change. Today they are recognized internationally as a vital agent in the music industry with their team of 29 hand-selected world-class production music composers.

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