First off, if you don’t know what blockchain technology is, welcome to the club. There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about the technology and concepts that can be difficult to grasp. In short, Blockchain is a distributed and immutable (unchanging over time or unable to be changed) ledger, allowing you to track almost […]
If you are a music library representing a specific style or multiple styles of music from many different composers or songwriters, it is important to create a keyword schema or taxonomy that fits. I will break down a step by step approach for taxonomy creation. Certain basic factors to begin with, is making sure you […]
Strategies for Using the most effective Genres and Sub-genres Genre and Sub-genre are the most important fields when organizing your library. Using standard Genres are very important and should be created based on the styles of music you represent. There are different guidelines behind populating these fields. The most common, is to populate a one genre tag […]
Genre and Sub-genre are the most important fields when organizing your library. Using standard Genres are very important and should be created based on the styles of music you represent. There are different guidelines behind populating these fields. The most common is to populate a one genre tag and up to 4 sub-genre tags. […]
Tagging instruments can sometimes be trickier than you think. In this blog, I offer some tips for identifying instrumentation that stand out in a song. I have chosen 3 different general styles of music that often come up when tagging production music: Orchestral, Electronic, Indie. When extracting the instruments that the dominant factor in a composition, […]
Dream Pop-Shoegaze, Chillwave and Post Rock are sub-genres that have some tie overs and common musical elements that are worth discussing. In this blog, I will discuss each sub-genre’s instrumentation, texture, moods, effective Industry usage key-wording, and Trailers that use these styles. Dream Pop-Shoegaze The most defining elements of Dream Pop are the use of […]
What is a Manic Pixie Dreamgirl? “That bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” – Nathan Rabin avclub.com The term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” was coined in 2007 by film critic Nathan Rabin. […]
Reality show music is a style that is formulaic and contains distinct elements that are used universally irregardless of Musical genre. Some of these elements include: underlying pulsing drones, beds, heavy percussive hits, quick mood transitions, rises, sound design, tension and builds. These elements are the bells and whistles that create high level energy and […]
Some of the newest trends lie in the many sub-genres of Electronic Dance Music. I have compiled a few of the most prevalent styles that are heard in the newest arrivals of production music.
This info may be of interest for those who work with indie artist submissions for TV/Film. We created a platform to rank music in the criteria of production quality, sync-ability, overall musicianship, songwriting and BPM. We hope this strategy will help in organization and speed for getting through thousands of tracks.