This past weekend, Flannista spent hours and hours listening to what is called, in the video and film business, "library music". "Library music" is very inexpensive music composed specifically for advertisements, corporate videos and film trailers.
Why pay $10,000 a year to use two minutes from the film score to Kenneth Braunaugh's "Henry V" when you can pay only $14 to use an inspiring and motivational original composition called "High as the Sky" or "Destiny" or "Hopeful Dreamer" or "Feel the Moment" or "Inspiring Children's Choir" or "Beautiful Cinematic Music" or "Journey to Greatness"? (I didn't make up any of those titles.)
Why pay $10,000 instead of $14? Because it's dirt cheap. But hear me now, people, when you buy dirt, you get what you pay for. Listening to this drivel has been like being stuck in an elevator all weekend . . . and I was listening to what is considered to be the "Cadillac" source of library music: audiojungle.
Just about the time I had given up -- after listening to the 30th song entitled, "Reflections" (which is the name of the video I'm producing) -- I came across a composer named "pinkzebra". Even on Cadillac library music websites composers are too embarrassed to use their real names. Pinkzebra turned out to have the least offensive compositions, meaning ones that sounded the least like what you'll hear when you enter hell.
Let's hope my client likes the cuts I've chosen because at this point, I am truly tune deaf.
Click on the link to audiojungle above and treat yourself to a couple of tunes. Share the titles and then challenge yourself to describe the music without using the words, "hope", "dream" or "crap".