Category: Genres

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…

CSS Music Essential Genres Search Trends Uncategorized

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…

CSS Music CSS Music Libraries DAWN Music Genres Search Trends Uncategorized

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”…

CSS Music Libraries DAWN Music Film Scores Genres Royalty Free Music TV Shows Uncategorized

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…

CSS Music Libraries Film Scores Genres Trends Uncategorized

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…

CSS Music Genres Royalty Free Music

The Fun of Searching the CSS Music Library Unabashed brag: While some music libraries provide only one method of searching, CSS Music offers you three (3) easy ways to explore our vast library! There. We got that out of the way. Seriously, finding exactly what you’re after is an individual choice, ergo we’ve designed our database to suit your favorite way to hunt for music. If you enjoy a leisurely listening session, choosing our Hand…

CSS Music Genres Royalty Free Music

A Look At Today’s Dance Music Do you remember The Twist, The Pony or The Watusi? Then you’re OLD!! J Dancing has certainly gone through a number of permutations since the 1960’s and CSS Music, while not fast on our feet, has kept up with all styles of today’s dance music. If you look at our Hand Picked Genre List, you’ll see we’ve broken Dance music into two sub genres: Hip Hop-Rap-Dubstep and Club-House-Trance-Electro. Besides…

CSS Music Genres Royalty Free Music

Understanding The Genres of Royalty Free Latin Music Latin music is comprised of more than one single style. And CSS Music has a wide variety of Latin music when you’re ready to head south of the border or visit Spain! To help you better understand the different Latin music styles, here’s a quick synopsis of the different grooves and dance steps. The most popular styles, perhaps today considered “old school” because of the abundance of…

CSS Music Genres Royalty Free Music

When Leaning Classical Royalty Free Music Makes Sense In a previous blog we discussed the pros and cons to using familiar Classical music in your shows. But if you’re working with a client or producer who insists on Classical, you might need a quick primer on this genre. And just who are the ‘three B’s?’ They would be Bach, Beethoven and Brahms of course. And these great composers present a good starting point when discussing…

CSS Music Genres Royalty Free Music

Understanding The Genres of Jazz At CSS Music we love us some jazz! As one of the original American music genres, understanding its evolution is important in your library searching. Back in the 1920’s when jazz was born, there was…well…jazz! It was marked by small combos and generally differentiated by dance steps—the Charleston, waltz, tango, Foxtrot, etc. It could be argued that the Blues was a separate subcategory, but for this blog let’s call it…

CSS Music Genres Royalty Free Music