CSS Music Blog Posts

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 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…

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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…

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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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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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Underscoring Your Animation With CSS Royalty Free Music Electronic Effects You’ve just created the coolest animated graphic bumper ever and you’d like to pump it up with some cool sounds or short music bed. Never fear, CSS Music can have you zooming, sparkling or swooshing like a champ! We chose to call our electronic effects library E-efx since we felt this moniker differentiated these types of sounds from conventional sound effects. Our first disc E-efx,…

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