5 Tips for Setting up Contrast Lighting

By Ryan Allen | June 29, 2022

Any photographer or videographer knows that lighting can transform a subject. Indeed, you’re not photographing a subject at all. You’re …

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How to Set Up Your Video Editing Desk

By Ryan Allen | June 20, 2022

There’s no question that your work environment can influence your creativity. George Lucas famously lives in a low-tech Victorian house …

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When Can You Download an MP3 From YouTube and Use It in Your Media Project?

By Ryan Allen | June 20, 2022

Taking YouTube videos and turning them into downloadable audio files used to be standard practice on the Internet. One of …

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Online Casino Games Using Music to Great Effect

By Ryan Allen | April 29, 2022

Soundtracks play an important role in gaming. They keep the player engaged, announce special encounters or events, and can even influence the way a player behaves. It’s not surprising then that some of the most popular AAA games –– like Skyrim and Red Dead Redemption II –– have become famous …

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Royalty Free Podcast Intro Music To Make Your Podcast Shine

By Ryan Allen | April 29, 2022

It’s a great moment when podcasters, after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (not to mention, brainstorming, recording, editing, and polishing) have a handful of episodes they’re finally ready to upload to a platform.  Now, all it takes is a snappy piece of royalty-free podcast music to let the …

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Using Audio Clips and Music in Podcasts Without Getting Sued: Royalty-Free Music to the Rescue

By Ryan Allen | April 26, 2022

You have a great idea for a podcast, and maybe you’ve already put the hard work in. You’ve scripted it, recorded vocals, and maybe done an interview. All it needs now is some music for the intro and outro, and it’s good to go. But how do you include it …

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The Best Music For Podcasts

By Ryan Allen | March 31, 2022

The Power of Podcast Music When creators are making a podcast, they’ve probably thought long and hard about subject matter and content, and hopefully have come to a perspective that is uniquely theirs. But regardless of the subject matter or genre, there is one addition that really lifts podcasts, and …

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What Music Should I Choose for Medicine Commercials

By Ryan Allen | March 25, 2022

Medicine commercials have to convey several important qualities. They have to be trustworthy, authoritative, dignified, and straightforward. Often, medical commercials can also offer a sense of hope to individuals who may be suffering from particular ailments. Music can be an excellent way of underscoring your message of hope and healing. …

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Five Tips for Choosing Music for Commercial Use

By Ryan Allen | March 16, 2022

If you’re working on a commercial, you probably know that you need music to make it sing. Research has found that music makes ads more effective, increasing their emotional impact and making them more memorable.  You can probably extrapolate from your own experience that watching ads without any music makes …

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What Has to Be in Your Royalty Free Music Licensing Agreement

By Ryan Allen | March 9, 2022

Music is an important part of any project. It adds pace, emotion, and excitement. However, many media producers and creatives can’t just compose and perform music on their own, which means they have to explore licensing music.  Music licensing is complex. In short, licensing involves an agreement between the owner …

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What Is Royalty-Free Music? How Is It Different from Copyright-Free?

By Ryan Allen | March 9, 2022

Video producers and other creators looking to add some flair to their videos naturally turn to music to add that extra dimension. But rights can be a big headache, particularly if they use the wrong piece of music and find themselves the target of take-down letters or find their video …

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The Best Fun Background Music For YouTube

By Ryan Allen | February 15, 2022

Sad, inspiring, exciting — music can lend a world of emotion to YouTube videos. One way to ensure a YouTube video’s popularity is to make it funny.  Everyone loves to laugh, but what music do YouTubers use in their videos to make them comedic and memorable? It can be hard …

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Public Domain Music vs Royalty Free: How to Legally Play Music In Your Business

By Ryan Allen | February 8, 2022

All creators want is some awesome music as a soundtrack for their project. But they want it without getting tangled in legalities or paying through the nose for it.  How hard can that be?  Actually, it’s pretty hard because of the copyright law, which protects the rights of artists and …

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How to Legally Play Music in Your Business

By Ryan Allen | February 8, 2022

Congratulations, you’ve done it! You’ve opened the perfect business. Now you just need music to match the vibe you’ve curated. It can’t be that difficult, can it?  Actually, playing music in public places and for businesses can be a minefield. You may be asking, “Is it legal to play music …

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What is Royalty Free Music? A Guide For Aspiring Creatives

By Ryan Allen | January 31, 2022

Royalty Free Music is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented things in music licensing. Vloggers and content creators can get into legal trouble because they used a musical track without understanding its license terms. Understanding the nature of royalty free music and sound effects is essential for any media …

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