My name is Aaron Davison. I’ve been writing songs for over fifteen years. I attended Berklee College of Music in the mid 1990’s where I majored in Songwriting. It was during my time at Berklee that I was first introduced to the concept of writing songs for film and television as a career.
Although at the time I was mildly intrigued by the possibility of this career path, it wasn’t until eight years later that I decided to seriously entertain the idea. At this point I had played in a variety of bands and had still yet to achieve my elusive goal of becoming a rock star. One day while surfing the Internet I came across an article about a Berklee Alum who made a living, in part, writing songs for Film and Television. This article inspired me to make a serious effort to pursue the craft of writing music for Film and Television. I realized that during all the time I had spent chasing my dreams of rock and roll stardom I had passed over many more attainable goals that could have helped me make a living doing what I love to do most, playing music. I also realized that accomplishing these goals would probably actually get me closer to where I wanted to be. Within six months of reading the article I had signed my first licensing deal with a publisher.
The first time I heard my music on Television was truly one of the most exciting moments of my life! After years of writing songs, taking guitar lessons and playing in bands, my music had, in an instant, been heard all over the world. It’s hard to explain just how thrilling it is to see something you’ve invested so much hard work and passion in pay off. And beside the emotional high of hearing my music on Television I was also thrilled when a few months later I received a check for over $ 800.00 – for 55 seconds of airtime! Like I said, I didn’t really start out with the goal of writing music for Film and Television, but I’ve always had the goal of getting my music heard and getting paid for it. Thanks to many different placements over the last few years, I’ve been able to accomplish both of these goals.
Why Your Music Is Needed
If you’ve never paid attention to the background music used on television shows before, start listening! Music is a huge part of both TV shows and Films. It’s used to enhance scenes and story lines. It’s easy to ignore if you’re not actively listening for it – even as a musician. But it’s everywhere. Commercials, TV Shows, Video Games, Films, Websites and other mediums all use music as an important part of their presentation.
Much of the music that is used comes from independent musicians. Songwriters like you. The reason for this is that well known songs come with hefty licensing fees. It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to license a well known song. This is why many music supervisors turn to independent music as a cost effective way to use music in their productions. Depending on the production and budget, independent music is often used in lieu of “hit” songs. This provides a great opportunity for the independent musician looking to get started in the music industry. Think of it as the “minor leagues” of the music industry.
Over the last few years I’ve put together a very comprehensive list of places to submit your music in the TV and Film Music Business – click here to check it out!
Aaron Davison is a Berklee College Of Music Alumnus who has been working in the music business for over ten years. His songs have been heard on a variety of television shows and he has performed live throughout the midwest. Visit http://www.aarondavison.com for more information on getting your songs placed in TV and Film.
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While it may be far to soon for most people to start thinking about Christmas, RoyaltyFreeKings.com today announced a new addition to their royalty free Christmas music lineup – Pop Rock Christmas. Aimed at independent video and radio producers who often experience their busiest period of the year as the holiday season approcahes, the album features ten well known Christmas carols with modern pop rock arrangements. Complimenting the range of pop rock styles featured on the album, each track also has available sub mixes and individual instrument stems, giving producers greater options and mileage out of the ten tracks featured on the royalty free holiday music album.
Tracks on the Pop Rock Christmas album include: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslaus, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World and Oh Come All Ye Faithful.
RoyaltyFreeKings.com is busy building up a collection of Christmas themed albums, with three other albums currently in production: Acoustic Christmas – featuring live violin, guitars and mandolin, Epic Christmas – traditional Christmas carols set to massive modern orchestral arrangements and Piano Christmas – solo piano versions of Christmas carols. These albums will compliment a recently released album – Jazz Christmas – featuring authentic live jazz renditions of well known holiday songs.
RoyaltyFreeKings.com’s aim, since launching in early 2012, has been to make searching for background music for video production easy and streamlined. The main benefit of a crowd-sourcing business model, like that used by many royalty free websites, is a rapid expansion of content. The downside is inevitable – with so many tracks being uploaded, the catalog easily gets bloated with mediocre music that does little to enhance a project, whether it’s a commercial, wedding video, film or webisode. Producers looking through websites licensing stock music (also known as ‘library music’ or ‘production music’) have to either waste time sifting through such huge collections of music to find something they’d actually want to use, or worse – settle for something inferior just because they don’t have the time to continue searching.
Through a careful vetting process of each track, RoyaltyFreeKings.com only allows in music that meets a strict standard of musicality and production value. The result is a streamlined shopping experience where a producer can find, purchase and download the music they need within just a few minutes.
In June RoyaltyFreeKings.com also added a large expansion of their free background music download section. Available to anyone working on a project (with just a few exceptions) with a budget of less than US$ 250,000, each free track is available for immediate download. The range of styles and genres include: epic dramatic orchestral, ambient piano, jazz, comedy, rock and suspense tension. The selection of royalty free music for free covers full length tracks and music loops.
The music featured in the free section is aimed at people who need legal clearance for the music they use, but don’t necessarily have the resources to pay for it. Owners of YouTube ”partner’ accounts fall into this category – where using unauthorized music runs the risk of getting an account suspended, or worse: getting sued by the owners of the music.
RoyaltyFreeKings.com’s collection not only covers the most used styles and genres of music, such as: pop rock, acoustic and romantic, suspense tension and heroic inspiring, but also a growing list of unique ‘hybrid’ albums. Some of these include ‘Epic Patriotic’ – US patriotic songs in an epic trailer music setting, ‘Patriotic Punk Rock’ – American patriotic songs set to edgy punk rock arrangements, ‘Jazz Patriotic’ – featuring live saxophone, piano, drums and bass, and the upcoming releases ‘Acoustic Christmas’ and ‘Epic Christmas’.