Today I will be reflecting on the blog posted by Logan Baker from RocketStock about top music resources for editors who are working with a tight budget in this blog they discussed about the problem faced by most of the filmmakers and students who happen to find themselves in a pinch when it comes to finding a good music score or SFX for their film.
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As discussed and you must be aware that when you come up with an edit you cant just get any sound from the internet and plug it in to your edit. First its illegal second its unethical even if you dont get caught. The problem arises when its the high cost of the beats and most of them are also coming with royalties and if you dont know what royalty is see the definition below.
“A royalty is a payment made by one party, the licensee or franchisee to another that owns a particular asset, the licensor or franchisor for the right to ongoing use of that asset. Royalties are typically agreed upon as a percentage of gross or net revenues derived from the use of an asset or a fixed price per unit sold of an item of such, but there are also other modes and metrics of compensation” – Allens Arthur Robinson (2004, “Focus: Tax and Intellectual Property)
So in short if you are planning to use royalty music without paying you are very well becom bane of your life. But not to worry in this blog Logan discussed about a few resources that can be cost effective and also easily accessible the first one they discussed about is Premium Beat the website contains most of the music that is royalty free which means you just have to pay one time so not only you can let your hair down when it comes to royalty billings but also get quality score. Another interesting thing about there website is the options for SFX with feature packages and all sort of SFX in categories and moods according to your filming needs.
Second on the list and personally i liked this one very much was ShutterStock not only the music is Royalty free but its user friendly and easy to access with scores categorized into mainly genre and moods which makes it easier to search for specific sound but what the blog did not mentioned was that this site does not only have Stock for sounds but also for video and images as well which i found very useful another great feature about this website is the option to search for music in a specific Tempo which I havent seen in any other website that have stock sounds.
Lastly they mentioned about the Youtube Library and how many of the people are still unaware of the option provided by youtube consisting of different genre maybe not as enriched as the shutterstock or premium beat but what really makes this stand out is that most of the music in the audio library is free and that is something I can afford.
Overall I found the blog really informative and useful and i hope my reflection and intake about their blog would help you in finding the right track for your edit. Cheers!