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Hi there Glenn,
I agree with needing a couple of change-ups in the track.
Also, I would let the effects be bigger. Don’t be afraid to let it get more “spatial and etherial” (As well, Bigger Booms!)
The name that came to mind for me is.. “Too Close For Comfort”.
Be well, and stay creative!!
Good tips guys!
And great naming 🙂
@Glenn It’s great that you asked for specific feedback like “Does it feel and sound like the title?” Two thoughts.
1. if you listen to the track with eyes closed, what would a happening on-screen during this cue? And then try to evoke that feeling/mood more specifically through the title.
2. two change-up in the cue would help: first add/change up the percussion at times AND introducing a counter melody (in the upper range) can help keep the track interesting throughout.
Great, thanks guys! 🙂
Seen it to. Very interesting 🙂
Just a quick little FYI about a conversation I had recently about this very same topic with a “Top 5/Top Tier Library”. Some of the regular longtime composers were turning in cues that had royalty-free samples as the “Main Meat/Main Portion” of the tracks. The same loops were found by different composers in some of their competing libraries. The Guy told me, not ONLY is the company pxxxxd, those people are no longer able to contribute new cues to these libraries.
A lazy, and a slouchy work ethic literally does not pay..
Thanks for your reply!
Would a vocal sample be considered as main portion from a track? In my vision it is only 1 track/instrument of the track. But how others think about it?
If a products license agreement is not readily available on the company’s website, I always ask the company to email it to me before I purchase. If all looks agreeable, I purchase the product and print a hard copy of the license agreement for my files.
Also good practise! Thanks!
Yes that helps, my samples are from a different singer but same company.
Thanks for your reply! 🙂
At the moment I’m building a song with beautiful vocal samples from a sample pack. And I am wondering if it is aloud to use them in production music?
All my arrangement is original only those vocals are not. Is that a problem? On the vocal sample website the announce that the samples are 100% Royalty free. Accept that I can’t find anything. Also in the download map is no agreement or something like that in a document.
This I can find on there website: You may use these sounds in your own musical productions royalty free. You many not use these sounds in the creation of other sample packs.
Does the not in the clear also counts just as with other samples to avoid conflicts.
Hope you guys can shed some light on this issue 🙂
GlennSeptember 26, 2018 at 10:39 am in reply to: Music Modernization act: What does it literally mean for us? #30932
I am interested as wel!
Not so much dutch musicians over here? 🙂
That’s what I try to do. As an example ‘Fight Club (Aggressive – Orchestral)
Great! That is good in both ways. A good descriptive title and some helpful keywords.
The edits naming isn’t an issue. But I think the main track name could be better. What you have for the name is more the keywords. Instead, I would come up with a title that represents those things but isn’t just a rehash of the keywords… e.g. “From The Dark Shadows”… Not so much a literal suggestion, though it could be, as the concept. Making the title interesting can help.
When I look at top sellers they seem to use keywords almost only. So I get pulled that way because of that.
But you right and I would love to give it a ‘normal’ title. Would it be good to give it a normal title with some keywords after that? Or is your suggestion just a title that represent the keywords as you mentioned?
It’s all about liability both for the library and the library’s client. Some libraries do not want to take the risk of a possible Copyright infringement lawsuit.
Libraries are concerned because of the recent Eminem case in New Zealand:
Thanks Art and MichaelL!
That explains it all 🙂
Hi Glen – in the long run, it really does work out ? One deal here and a few placements there leads to more. And more work keeps the skills improving which leads to more placements. And always be optimistic even when it doesn’t make sense! Because then you’ll discover approaches (and some wild off-the-wall fun ones) that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
Hey Paolo, to be honest it was a bit of both. The subscription model is not helping the business is my impression if you read the comments over here about the subject. We just have to adapt, step up our game and find new and maybe better ways if you ask me.
Hey Glen – I misspoke. You were referring to the subscription model situation not improving not the business in general. Guess I was in an encouraging mood LOL!! Please disregard my previous post.
You were right Paolo, thank you for the encouraging words 🙂
Well the thing is the subscription models are there. I don’t like them as much as you do. But It looks like there growing in numbers. I don’t make cue’s for nothing either.
Are the exclusive library’s changing to subscription models or only the non exclusive library’s or both?