EvO:R-Pedia

NAVIGATION
EvO:R Pages
•  EvO:R-Pedia
•  Guitar Kits NEW
•  EvO:R Sitemap
•  Home Page
•  Buy CD's
•  Free Music
•  About EvO:R
•  EvO:R Gear
•  Join EvO:R
Resources
•  Insider Tips
•  Guitars
•  Music News
•  Discussion
•  Best Sites
•  About EvO:R
•  CD Reviews
•  Industry Links
•  Band Links
Indie CD's
• CD's Gospel
• CD's Soul
• CD's Hip Hop
• CD's Dance
• CD's Electronic
• CD's Pop
• CD's R&B
• CD's Rap
• CD's Urban
• CD's Funk
• CD's Industrial
• CD's Seasonal
• CD's Funk
• CD's New Age
• CD's Guitars
• CD's Jazz
• CD's Classical
• CD's Comedy
• CD's Country
• CD's Folk
• CD's Rock
• CD's Alternative
• CD's Blues
• CD's World
• CD's Metal
Interaction
•  Testimonials
•  Contact Us
•  Suggest Us
•  Link to Us
Merchandise
•  EvO:R Hats
•  EvO:R Shirts
•  EvO:R Clocks
•  EvO:R Visors
•  EvO:R Gear
Broadcasting
• Radio
• PodCast
Ask Rick
• Guitar Questions
Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon
TAA Project
• About TAA
• TAA Music
• TAA CD Art
• TAA Players
• TAA CD
Welcome to EvO:R Entertainment
  •  The EvO:R-Pedia Musicians Tips Section


    Welcome to the EvO:R Tips Section. We call this section EvO:R-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used successfully so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip.

    This section was painstackingly put here by musicians, for musicians so that artists that followed can take this knowledge and use it's full power.

    It's not always who you know, sometimes you just have to read the road signs.
    Bend'em
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R


    Production Music
    By Steve Bainbridge

    Production music refers to music that is owned by production music libraries.

    Generally the music is composed specifically for use in Film, TV, Radio, Multimedia and Business.

    Since these libraries generally own all of the rights in the music they can licence it directly without the need to gain permission from composers or writers. It can therefore be licensed immediately with a clear cost to the end user.

    The advantage of a production music library is that it can cater to a wide range of musical styles and themes with many libraries holding ten of thousands of tracks and cuts.

    Production music gives producers and directors a platform from which to choose audio that is suitable for their project or brief. Libraries often have tracks relevant to current musical genres, styles, charts and culture. Many libraries will hold music across the entire spectrum of music history and include Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock n Roll, Dance and Reggae - amongst a host of contemporary collections or themes created for business or media applications.

    The convenience factor means that anyone who needs production library music can choose from a huge range of styles, access the audio from one place and know exactly how much it will cost. Most libraries have Rate Cards so producers can budget for the costs of a project in advance.

    Their is also the peace of mind that many libraries will almost always have a piece of music suitable for the job and if not will help you to find some. Many will also offer custom music production services.

    History of Production Music

    Typical music for production has been around since the days of silent cinema. In those days the audio was supplied in written form and sent over to small orchestras and bands who would perform the sound live in time with the film.

    Since then many production music companies have built up sound and audio libraries. These include Boozy & Hawkes, Cavendish, Sonoton, Extreme Music, EMI, Sony BMG, KPM, De Wolfe and many others.

    Traditionally, music libraries sent out their music collections on CD. These days it is more likely to be accessed via the internet, file-downloading, hard drive or CD's, CD-Rom, DVD-Rom

    Production Music Online

    The Internet has enabled music for production to be distributed online via downloading. It has also given a platform for new companies and libraries to set up independently.

    There are now many production music libraries online. The quality and price can vary enormously as can the actual license terms or use of the music. However production music downloads now seem to be the preferred method for many media professionals around the world.

    Royalty Free Music

    Royalty free music varies slightly to the attributes of production music.

    Production music has generally been licensed on a pay-per-use basis. That is you pay for every single use of the music - If you want to use music on a TV show then you license the rights for that. If you want to additionally use that music on an interactive CD-Rom then you would have to license those rights.

    Royalty free music on the other hand offers customers a way of purchasing a CD of the music which can then be used as many times as you like without any further payments or fees.

    However the Internet and other issues has meant that many royalty free music libraries now operate more like traditional production music libraries and vice versa.

    This is most likely attributed to the growth of independent music libraries who can create their own license and finance models according to their own marketplace requirements.

    Sync Fees and Dub Fees

    A Production music company charges a fee for the licensing of their music. This is often referred to a 'Synchronization Fee' or 'Dub Fee'. This is one of the main income streams for music libraries.

    Performing Rights Organisations

    Performing Rights Organisations (PRO's) protect, administer and collect performance royalties on behalf of its member composers, artists and publishers.

    Performance royalties are generated when music is broadcast on TV or Radio or played in public places like restaurants and other business spaces.

    Music that is publicly performed or broadcast has to be licensed. For example a broadcaster such as the BBC or SKY has to pay to broadcast music as do restaurants, shops and users of music on hold systems and others.

    These licenses are issued by PRO's to music users whenever music is broadcast to the public. The revenues from these licenses is then collected and split up between all of the members of that particular PRO.

    Most countries have their own PRO such as PRS (UK), ASCAP (USA), GEMA (Germany). Many countries have more than one.

    See the FULL LIST of Performing Rights Organisations

    Music libraries are generally also music publishers. Their musical works are published via a PRO and any broadcast or public performance of that music will accrue performance royalties.

    The Beat Suite Music Library

    Beatsuite.com is a music library that supplies production music uk to companies all over the world for all kinds of media, broadcast and advertising platforms. The library features over 10,000 music files ready for immediate Preview, Purchase and Download. To get access to production music online visit http://www.beatsuite.com now

    Disclaimer

    We have written this article to be as accurate as possible at the time of publishing. This is not a legal document nor is it intended to be anything other than a reference document. For more information please see Wikipedia

    Beatsuite.com Production Music Library



    Back to the Musicians Tips main page

  • Charlie Harrelson- Founder of EvO:R and solo guitarist TL2
    A Message from the founder of EvO:R
    The Independent Music world has become so fragmented that anyone entering into this arena will be lost without having a chance of survival. What every independent musicians needs is information, understanding and a path that leads to success. Sure, you can buy a few books from authors that never played a note or loaded a single amp into a moving van. Pipe dreams are all over the Internet.

    At EvO:R we pride ourselves with sections dedicated to Independent Music News called (The EvO:R Street Journal), Musicians Success Stories and Tips called (EvO:R-pedia) and a Musicians Testimonial Section called (The Goods) dedicated to Internet based companies that deliver on their promises.

    All this news and information and we don't charge a single penny. We also respect your online privacy by refusing to track your browsing habits while on our website. We simply want to deliver the BEST news, information and success stories for the Independent Musician.

    Thank-you for visiting EvO:R and tell the world that we are out here..
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R
    All content © 2001 -2010 EvO:R Entertainment