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Hi Guy. Can we add Filmstro to the list? We're a similar affair to PremiumBeat but all of our music is super customisable! Come check it out and dm me with any questions you may have...
Hi there. (In reply to Rick Costello) I don't think Royalty free music sites aren't in it for the money. In fact, I'm pretty sure they're definitely in it for the money! If you're talking about the free sites, then sure, they seem to be mainly collaborative and happy for creative comms type license usage, but in my experience (having worked for and now owning a music site) it is very much about the money. Sorry...
Thanks for pointing these guys out. We actually bumped into them in SXSW earlier this year. You're right, they offer something not unlike what we've created and I actually quite like their solution, although there are several key differences that set us apart.
Anyway, in our defence, we didn't know they existed until after we created our tagline and I think it's ok to say something catchy in a company strapline, don't you?
I don't imagine you get people posting comments on a BMW video complaining that it's not really 'the ultimate driving machine' for example. ;)
Hello again Taylor... absolutely!
Also, here's an idea (something we're working on actually): What if the filmmaker could commission a composer to write a bespoke score for a scene for example, but then deliver that in our filmstro format?
That way the filmmaker could make some more subtle changes according to his / her subjective taste and bridge the gap in the communication about music if it wasn't 100% clear in terms of direction.
Does that make sense? A kind of win-win situation for both sides maybe? Let us know your thoughts...
'Couldn't agree more. Of course a composer is often the ideal solution for film music. The music within the Filmstro library is of course also produced by experienced composers. So, when the budget doesn't allow for a composer, our solution at least lets filmmakers get closer to their edit by giving them the reigns to one of our themes, rather than having to cut to a static stock track.
Also - and I know this is hard to hear for some composers - let's include in this narrative of 'stock vs. composed' the fact that there is actually a lot of fantastic stock music out there, and some less than good composers. Therefore the categorical statement that composed music is always better for a film simply isn't true. Just sayin' like! ;)