Month: May 2017

A Discussion of Hard Edits Versus Cross-Fades As a music editor or music supervisor, you probably use different techniques when making changes to your music. At CSS Music, we watch a variety of television programs while making notes on musical styles, where the music is placed and how the music is edited. We know you’re probably familiar with the techniques we’ll discuss, but a review—plus our observations—may still be helpful. When going from one piece…

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Pacing Your Video With An Emotional Flow If you’re in the process of creating any type of non-reality show, CSS Music suggests it might be wise to sit down and watch a musical or two. Better yet, support your local theatre groups or national touring companies and see one live; the impact of a live performance can be absolutely breathtaking. But why see a musical you ask? Like a film that’s built in 3 acts,…

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More On Keywords In The CSS  Royalty Free Music Library With a diverse library like we have at CSS Music, the question may arise: How do you come up with those keywords for the database? While we wish it were as easy as elves typing furiously while we peacefully sleep, the truth is: it requires a tremendous amount thinking—and hard work! When you’re on our website you’ll notice in our top search engine, Hand Picked…

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Understanding The Public Domain What do composers Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern and Gus Kahn have in common? You might say they’re masters of the great American Songbook. But the answer relevant to this blog is: they all have songs in the Public Domain. Your next question may be, “What doesn’t CSS Music have their great songs in their library!?” If we were simply serving the U.S. market we’d have many…

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A Look At Music for Business in 2017 You may remember the days when business music was typically orchestral with low brass/tympani with punctuating rhythms under a serious, corporate-style melody. If you watch television commercials like we do at CSS Music, you’ve probably noticed that companies are veering away from this sound and replacing it with hip, more youth oriented tracks. In an attempt to reach the coveted 25-49 year old demographic, national advertisers are…

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Understanding The History And Styles of This Caribbean Music Rumor has it: the reason Reggae music has emphasis on beats “1” or “3” is that when pop music from the U.S. was first heard by Jamaican musicians back in the 1960s, broadcasts would fade in and out due to the long distant AM (at the time) signals. Ergo, they were hearing the music differently than we did in the States. Instead of the prominent backbeat…

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Exploring Kids Music in the CSS Music Library Who would have thought that 40 years ago we’d have cable channels like PBS Kids, Nick, Jr., Sprout, Teen Nick, Boomerang or even a Cartoon Network Too, to name a few?!? There’s even Baby TV so you can set the 2 year olds on a path of television addiction. (Kidding!) With all these networks and their particular appeal to certain small people demographics, there’s a wide range…

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