Finding licensable music is a huge challenge, one that many filmmakers still don't know how to overcome. This is why the work that the team over at Musicbed has been doing is so important.
Musicbed has been offering exceptional music licensing services for over five years, but their recent website upgrades has made the process of finding fresh new music a whole lot easier. We'll get to those in just a second, but first -- some good news for NFSers interested in licensing some music: Musicbed is offering NFS readers an exclusive discount. Use the code NFS20 to get 20% off your next license.
Okay, back to business. Musicbed has really overhauled their website, offering exciting new changes that make the site more beautiful, personal, and intuitive. Here are a few of those new features that are particularly exciting:
Personalized Music Curation
Using Musicbed is now a more personalized experience thanks to a new algorithm that curates your music based on you -- it gets smarter the more that you use it. Some of the new features include:
- Personalized Recommendations: Get track recommendations inline with your tastes based on prior licenses, listens and favorites.
- Follow Your Favorite Artists: Receive updates in real-time when your favorite artists release new music.
- Smarter “Living” Playlists: Discover new content through Musicbed’s curated playlists that now include notifications when updated by Musicbed curation staff. (This is actually one of the most popular ways people discover new artists on Musicbed.)
Having both the lyrical and instrumental versions of a song can give you a lot more freedom and latitude when it comes time to edit, which is why it's pretty awesome that Musicbed now offers a 50% discount when you license both versions of a track.
Music licensing is nothing without music (duh), and Musicbed's super-curated library is growing by over 100 albums and artists over the next month. This includes a new catalog that features music from music legends of the 50s and 60s (which will be announced in late January).
Musicbed isn't just about licensing music, it's also about being a part of a community. Musicbed Sessions allows users to see the faces behind the music they're listening to with beautiful one-take performances of some of their amazing artists -- and if you love the song, you can license it right then and there.
Film industry pros from Philip Bloom to Warner Brothers have made Musicbed their choice when it comes time for the oft unpleasant task of licensing music. And since they've made the process a lot more enjoyable and intuitive with their new personalization features, it seems like their list of satisfied customers will only continue to grow.
We really dig the new improvements, so be sure to check them out for yourself. And remember: use code NFS20 to get 20% off your first license.