CSS Music Blog Posts

Yes, there are some libraries that essentially do a data dump but some degree of handpicking or curation is a best practice. But the process at CSS Music starts much earlier.  First, we listen to you.  And by you I mean all the various you’s there are that comprise the market place.  We listen to educators, corporate producers, videographers and film and TV producers, editors and directors.  We set the assignment and then we select a…

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Well, if you look at page one of Google or Yahoo/Bing search results for Royalty Free Music, the answer has to be NO. Most so called Royalty Free libraries today are in reality Needle Drop libraries or laser drop  or digital drop.  But a rose is a rose right?  It boils down to “royalty per use” in one production. When the royalty free music concept was invented in 1978 by Harn Soper, it was a…

CSS Music Essential Royalty Free Music

Many CSS Music clients have asked, “when will we get the new 2018 releases?”  Well the wait is over and new music is ready to download now in all the glorious formats available on www.cssmusic.com (mp3 320, Apple Lossless 44.1khz, .aif 44.1khz, .wav 44.1khz and .wav 48khz).  Of course you can download single track downloads and earn a DAWN Dollar Discount the more you buy.  But don’t forget about the new “You Pick ‘Em Plan”…

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The word “Epic” gets thrown around all the time.  So much so,  the true meaning of the word is lost.  Some libraries use the word so much you begin to wonder what something that isn’t “Epic” might sound like. Fortunately, we pretty much know EPIC when we hear it. It means huge, grandiose, bigger than life, etc., etc.  So it should become pretty obvious that a light corporate, light industrial or light activity tune is…

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How Great Compositions Move Us We’ve all experienced that moment when we’re engrossed in a film and as the final scene concludes and the music soars, we find ourselves wiping tears from our eyes. Think about the final scene of “E.T.” or the opening scene from the terrific animated movie, “Up,” the multiple heart-wrenching scenes in “Schindler’s List” or the emotional conclusion in “Saving Private Ryan.” While these films would probably still bring a tear…

Film Scores

Keeping Your Wits At Every Turn If you’ve ever driven a high performance sport car, you know the adrenaline rush experience is like nothing else. The need to be totally in tune with your surroundings, becoming one with the automobile’s response and handling, anticipating what’s around the next curve and being aware of other vehicles heightens all your senses. What does that have to do with writing music? Quite a bit when you think about…

CSS Music

How Specific Do You We Need To Get? Can you envision a time when we look fondly back on the early 2010s and sigh as we listen to an ear piercing Dubstep track? Or perhaps the question should be, what style of music would best define this era? As we progress and diverge as a society with music becoming as equally diverse by preference, the media we choose to consume and lifestyle choices, is there…

Period Music

Why Simple Music Often Works Best Everyone is familiar with the Keep It Simple, Stupid acronym. And oftentimes, this is the exact motto we at CSS Music adhere to when creating a new music track. While the composer may want to show off his/her years of experience with a complex composition, there’s an art to making music that is very simple, lightly orchestrated and will work beautifully with a scene weighed down with dialog, B…

Royalty Free Music

How To Use CSS Royalty Free Music’s Film Music To Heighten Your Show’s Power Is there anything that gets your blood pumping more than an action scene in a movie that is underscored with bombastic music that builds, then drops to a simple rhythmic groove, and then crashes back in as the scene evolves? Why couldn’t you use the principal filmmakers rely on to add some ear candy to your reality television show? At CSS…

CSS Music Royalty Free Music TV Shows

How To Use CSS Royalty Free Music’s Film Music To Heighten Your Show’s Power Is there anything that gets your blood pumping more than an action scene in a movie that is underscored with bombastic music that builds, then drops to a simple rhythmic groove, and then crashes back in as the scene evolves? Why couldn’t you use the principal filmmakers rely on to add some ear candy to your reality television show? At CSS…

Royalty Free Music TV Shows