Background music is crucial to creating a pleasant experience for your viewers. In fact, it is one of the key factors that sets the mood and tone for the film. Why, it even signals genre. Think of a thriller or period drama piece, and the chances are, it’s the music that has stayed with you. Great background compositions are known to have that effect. Needless to point out then, what damage bad music can do to your film.
Hiring the right music producer for your film is as important as hiring the right cinematographer. But beginners usually overlook this part and end up compromising the music in the film which then can become jarring to the rest of the aesthetics. However, having said that, getting a great music composer is not easy.
This is where royalty-free music licensing companies step in. There are many websites which provide free royalty-free music and also premium royalty-free music for nominal fees.
Most of the royalty-free music providers charge you per music and are rather inexpensive. But if you need numerous tracks you simply end up coughing up the same amount as you would for a music composer. In such cases, why not use the subscription services to avoid huge licensing fees?
Subscription services allow you to download unlimited number of tracks for a monthly or yearly fee. Of the select ones available in the market presently, Audiio is one of my personal favourites for royalty-free music subscription services.
Here are the list of reasons and features that I can think of that make Audiio unique:
Audiio has a yearly subscription service and a lifetime membership plan. If you are a filmmaker by profession or someone who makes films frequently, I would suggest you to go for their lifetime plan. The lifetime plan, at the present rate, is only available for the early birds. So, wait any longer, and you are bound to miss the chance! For $299 you get access to their collection of amazing tracks for life, which, by the way, is updated daily. (Please note that the lifetime price and the subscription does not cover distribution on broadcast television/OTT and major theatrical releases.)
Audiio works with some of the best creators, and it reflects in the tracks they offer. When compared to other royalty-free music providers, Audiio’s tracks are clearly superior. Tracks with vocals are synchronised perfectly and the the lyrics are meaningful. Some of these tracks would easily land up on my Spotify playlist if they were made to be available to Spotify.
Automatic Content ID claim clearing (Upcoming feature)
Audiio lets you use their tracks on any social media platform. If you are a content creator, I am sure you would have had to deal with copyright claims and infringement issues. Audiio is already working on a feature that lets you whitelist your YouTube channel, thus ensuring no copyright violations for your channel! I am personally most excited about this feature. It will mean no more manual appealing for claim removal!
Audiio has an exquisite collection of quality tracks that are unique and original. Not just this, but they add 50+ tracks every week, thus adding to their massive repository.
Visit Audiio and sample some of the tracks before you take the call. Use the code “indieshortsmag10” to avail a 10% discount on any of Audiio’s subscription plans, including the lifetime deal.