Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Royalty Free Christmas music round-up...
Every year around late September / early October, we see the same pattern -- our customers start to buy royalty free Christmas music from our online stock music catalog. This keeps on pretty much until the 24th of December, when all goes quiet and hardly any Christmas tracks are sold until the next late-September again.
With the Christmas season now upon us, at least as far as stock music production goes, we thought we'd take a quick overview of the different types of Christmas production music on offer here at Shockwave-Sound.com. Since 2000 we have added some new fresh Christmas material each and every year, so the selection is getting pretty varied and we should have something to cater for just about any type of media production -- be it something simple like an online interactive Christmas card, photo gallery, a Christmas themed casual game, a holiday film or music for a Flash presentation for the x-mas season.
Here at Shockwave-Sound.com we have divided our seasonal music library into three different main genres:
- Traditional Christmas music: This is where you'll find old favorites such as Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night and other classics that everybody knows and loves.
- Choir singing Christmas hymns: Our arrangements and recordings of classical and traditional hymns, such as Ave Maria, Bach's Christmas Mass, The Angel Gabriel, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and many, many more. These are real live choral recordings, no computerized fiddlery. :-)
- New and Fun Christmas music: My personal favorite section, this ever growing collection contains tracks that aren't actually famous or traditional Christmas themes, but instead, original tracks composed and arranged in a Christmas music style by our contracted composers and producers. These tracks are really great if you're going for a Christmas mood, but you want something a bit fresher, funkier, and more original, rather than the same old traditional melodies.
Which ever style you go for, you can be sure that we have some great music for you, and as with all of our music, a one-time purchase gives you a lifetime license to use the music commercially within your projects, as much, and for as long, as you want. And as with our entire production music library, all the Christmas tracks can be downloaded instantly in MP3 or WAV format.
Remember that, in addition to our individual music track downloads, we also have ready-made Christmas music collections, where you can typically get 10 tracks, including all versions, edits, cuts and loops, as a pre-packaged product, at a greatly discounted price. Try these royalty-free Christmas CD's (Click on the covers for more details and audio previews):
Merry Christmas! from all of us here at Shockwave-Sound.com
Monday, November 2, 2009
Article writing opportunities at Shockwave-Sound.com
Shockwave-Sound.com are looking for talented people to write articles on the subject of media production, video production, post production, audio production and music composition, for our website.
We will pay US$ 150.00 for each published article. Plus, each published article contains an "About the author" blurb at the bottom including a permanent link to any website of your choice. Shockwave-Sound.com gets almost 4,000 unique visitors per day, and frankly, that web link is probably worth more than the $150 cash payment, if you look at it that way.
Articles must be in well written English, should preferably be somewhere between 1,000 and 2,500 words in length, and each article must include a few illustrations or photos -- just to make the page look more interesting, not just text, text, text.
We can also publish video articles, video tutorials, video reviews etc. We can make the video play in a window on our website. If we do this, we need to also print a transcript of the video on the webpage, underneath the video player. So if you want to make a video article, be sure to also type out the words spoken in the video and hand in this text along with your video.
Subjects for the articles can be anything to do with video production, media production, post production, audio production, mixing, composing, editing, etc. It can be about music use, music composition, sound development, etc. but also, it doesn't necessarily have to be about music or sound. It can be about other video- or media production aspects. Filming, film editing, dubbing, video effects, etc. It can be a tutorial of some sort, a review of a product, or anything else that may be of genuine interest for people who work in media production.
A couple of examples of existing articles:
- Recording sound for perspective
- Copyrights in public domain music and classical music
- Working with audio in Sony Vegas, part 1
Should you be interested in this opportunity, please get in touch with Shockwave-Sound.com through the contact us page.
Feel free to forward this page, or a link to it, to mailing lists, forums, groups, twitters, or anywhere else where you feel somebody could be interested in it. Thank you.
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