Free Horror Scream Clip plus Horror Music and Scary Sound Effects

It is that time of year when producers and party planners start searching for horror music and scary sound effects for their productions and Halloween parties.

Free Royalty Free Sound Effect Clip
Here is this week’s free royalty free sound effect clip called Scream Female Horror:
scream_female_horror_2.mp3

Here is a convenient list of links pointing to all of our mast scary and horrific stock music beds and scary sound effects.

Horror Music Tracks for Halloween
Choose from over 100 scary music tracks and horror music beds here on the musicloops.com site in Horror > Suspense music genre:

Horror Background Music

Horror Music Collection
If you need lots of Horror Music plus some scary sound effects check out our Horror! collection on partnersinrhyme.com:

Horror! scary music beds, horror stings and slams plus scary sound effects

Scary Sound Effects Collection
We also have a brand new collection of scary sound effects available here:

Scary Sound Effects

More Horror Sound Effects
Our catalog of horror sound effects on sound-effect.com is growing every week. Check out some of these categories in the Horror Sounds genre:

Accents
Aliens
Ambience
Body Fall
Body Hits
Bone Break
Dinosaur
Dragon
Ghost
Monster
Production Elements
Robot

New Composer: Emmett Cooke

We have a new composer uploading tracks to www.musicloops.com, his name is Emmett Cooke and his style is very unique and well suited to a variety of genres. His compositions are deceiving in that they sound simple but the melodies are complex and very effective at evoking specific emotions. Loneliness, hope, longing, joy.
You can see how effective his soundtracks are by viewing this impressive animated short he just did the score for
view ‘Connect Ed’ the animated short
You can see how the music conveys almost all of the emotion in the story, without the music the story would not have the same effect and might no even make sense.

If you’d like you can incorporate Emmett’s music into your own productions by visiting musicloops.com here:
Emmett Cooke’s music available on Musicloops.com

Free Download Funky Blues Guitar

Here is this week’s free royalty free music clip. It’s actually just me practicing my blues chops over a bass line and a drum pattern from Strike (drum plugin from digidesign).
There’s no real ending for it but there’s enough of it to edit and and use what you need:

funky_blues_preview.mp3
Right-click on the link above (control-click on a Mac) and choose ‘save target as’ from the menu that pops up.

youLicense, soundsnap and audiomicro

I’ve been noticing that a few audio websites are now changing their business models and going with subscription.

Soundsnap.com
Soundsnap is a great place to download royalty free music clips and sound effects and was originally an altruistic concept that I guess eventually had to fall to capitalist ideals. Soundsnap will soon be changing to a subscription model where the user has to pay a monthly fee to download the sounds on the site.
Details are unclear but it is definitely going to change the basic concept of SoundSnap (which I always thought was a great idea).

YouLicense.com
One of the “big players” in music licensing has also announced that they will be going “subscription”. This time however it is on the composers’s end.
It will cost $39.95 every 6 months (or $39.95 every month, I don’t know, it is hard to tell from the wording in their newsletter and on their website) for a musician to post his music to be heard by production companies in need of licensed music.
This does away with their 9% fee for accepted material and puts a mandatory monthly payment on the composer.
They must not be turning much of a profit with their original concept to warrant such a drastic change on the end of the business model that (historically) has the least money.

Audiomicro.com
Audiomicro sells music and sound effects for extremely low prices. I’m not sure what self-respecting composer would upload to a site that pays out $0.50 for the licensing of a full length track.
Their business model seems to be an oxymoron since you can’t have “the lowest prices for the customer” *and* “the biggest payout for the composer” at the same time. It’s simply impossible.
They are also “paying you to upload” when in reality they’re giving a cash advance of $0.50 per track which you have to payback to Audiomicro (by not being paid until you sell that amount of tracks).
A quote from one of their statements is “at least somebody is paying the composers”, they were telling this to Partners In Rhyme who pays out almost $20,000 every month to their composers…
…and our composers get to keep their money :-)

Partners In Rhyme
Partners In Rhyme has always, from the beginning, strived to help composers make a living at what they love to do. We have never charged them to join any of our websites, we have offered advice (that has been taken and profited upon) and we are always investing and developing in new features and ideas to help our family of composers make a living at composing music.