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
I just updated our free drum loops page with over 100 megs of free drum loops for you to download and use in your music completely free of charge. The free drum loops genres include rock, drum n bass, jungle, techno and hip hop.
Free Drum Loops from Partners In Rhyme
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:
Right-click on the link above (control-click on a Mac) and choose ‘save target as’ from the menu that pops up.
I’ve been noticing that a few audio websites are now changing their business models and going with subscription.
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).
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 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.
Dimitri Lifshitz is one of our favorite new composers and he is uploading some awesome music to musicloops.com right now.
I think the Alt Rock track Feel Alive is probably my favorite, although if you need a super-funky 70’s/techno track try
Get The Funk Out is pretty cool.
Dimitri also has a sensitive side with tracks like, well,
Sensitive and a very impressive comical quality with tracks like
Don’t Misbehave .
Check Dimitri out all of our other great composers on www.musicloops.com.