Category: CSS Music

The answer of course is more for less and this is what our new expanded “You Pick ‘Em Plan” will do for music end users.  Previously the lowest tier was 10 tracks for $99. Now it’s 5. Pick any 5 tracks from anywhere on the site for $65. What’s so great about this? Some libraries charge $65 for just one track with a limited list of rights.  With the “You Pick ‘Em Plan” you get 5…

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In theory multi-track production music should be a real boon to the producer.  But on average is this true? Perhaps depending on the production and the skill set of the sound designer / editor / mixer.  It’s funny how this often works.  Someone spends sometimes an hour or more working with multiple tracks and because of “pride of authorship” can’t see the forest for the trees.  Not only are the results somewhat marginal but the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Getting The Most Out Of The CSS Royalty Free Music Library For High Tech Shows As we’ve mentioned, CSS Music began primarily as a library for the AV-Video market of the 1980’s. And since that time, we’ve enhanced this category with new takes on this wide-ranging genre. But the question becomes: What exactly constitutes Technology music? Does it have to be comprised of tightly quantized synthesizer or washes of billowing evolving tones? Is there still…

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What Exactly Is Folk Music Today When you think of Folk music you might call to mind images of a 1960’s coffee house with a small stage crowded with turtle neck-dressed musicians wailing about the woes of the world. Bands like The Kingston Trio, The New Christy Minstrels, Peter, Paul & Mary or The Seekers were household names and even charted with some hit songs. We at CSS Royalty Free Music have a warm place…

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When Silence Is Golden…and When It’s A Clear Miss In a previous blog we mentioned the brilliance of The French Connection and Director William Friedkin’s excellent use of sound design to underscore a chase scene. And another film of that era, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation utilized music sparingly to heighten the story’s tension. But one that could have been seriously enhanced with music was Al Pacino (first starring role) in Panic In Needle Park.…

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What’s Hot in Music This Week/Month/Year? As we’ve previously discussed in this blog, music for AV/Video seems to evolve from 1). What national advertisers have embraced and 2). That music usually is a derivative of current Pop music trends. We here at CSS Royalty Free Music keep our ears tuned to both the radio and television advertising. But we are also strong proponents of creating music that might be the next new trend, or even…

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