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Xavier de Champs
Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 6, 2010 at 10:34:46 pm

This probably has been asked 1000 times before. But I´m looking for advice on site, where I can find really high quality royalty free music. Not the cheap midi music, usually in the 30 - 40 dollar range.

I´ve been searching, but I mostly find the cheesy soundtracks which are used in cheap american christian info-commercials.

I would gladly pay 500 - 2000 dollars for a quality track, which sounds like it was made for an expensive ad. Something that sounds true, and original.

...of course there's also the chance that the cheap sites also have some good music, but chances are usually slim.


So...where do I find this expensive but better quality music online?

Any suggestions?


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Ty Ford
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 6, 2010 at 10:49:55 pm

Hello X and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

Depending on your needs, I do custom scoring. I don't do orchestral, but if you need something smaller, please let me know.

Some time back I compiled a list of music and sfx suppliers. Some of these folks are no longer around, but you should be able to google the folks who remain.

Regards,

Ty Ford

Music And
SFX
Libraries:

Abaco Music Library
http://www.abacomusic.com

Advance Audio Productions
203.459.0869

AirCraft Music Library
162 Columbus Ave.
Boston, Mass. 02116
Mr. Mark Cuddy
(617) 482-7447
1 800 343-2514

Airworks
Edmondton, Alberta
Canada
404.424.9922
http://www.airworks.com

Alan Ett Music Group
818.955.7010

Arcade Music Productions
602.582.1107

Arpeggio Self-editing music library
800.250.3657

Associated Production Music
6255 Sunset Blvd.
Ste 820
Los Angeles, CA 90028
800 543-4276
(213) 461-3211

Audio Action
4444 Lakeside Dr. Suite 340
Burbank, CA
91505
800 533-1293

Audisee
Susan McArthur
1011 Western Ave. Suite 506
Seattle, WA
98104
(206) 283-4733
Sells music drops& SFX from APM,

Axcess Broadcasting Services
4801 Spring Valley, Suite 105-B
Dallas, TX
(800) 766-2033
(214) 386-6847

Backtracks
255 Glendora, Unit 1
Long Beach, CA
90803
(800) 258-7570
buyout $69/disk

BLC Productions
448 Lafluer
Vaudreeuil, Quebec
Canada j7V 6N4
(514) 424-2827
buy out

The Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Ltd.
1605 Chantilly Dr., Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
30324
(404) 315-0212

Brian Bennett Music
818.789.9100

BRG Music Works
610.971.9490

Broadcast Music Library
Richard Loth (Julie) Gerry Mosby Cr.
Dir. Players Music
Suite 300
216 Carlton St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5A 2L1
800.387.3030

The Broadcast Results Group
Pennsylvania
The Positioners
Drop in spots with skits and all
Andy Mark
(800) 600-6165

Brown Bag Productions
4134 S. Eudora St.
Englewood, CO
80110
(303) 756-9949
Market Exclusive:

Cambium Development, Inc
P.O. Box 296-H
Scarsdale, NY
10583
(800) 231-1779
100 CD-ROM library
Wav and MIDI

Canary Productions, Inc.
PO Box 202
Bryn Mawr, PA
19010
800 368-0033
Buy Out CDs
Andy mark

Capitol Production Music
6922 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 718
Hollywood, CA
90028
(800) 421-4163

Cathedral Sound Productions
PO Box 3474
Capitol Heights, MD
20791 (301) 350-3181

CD Underscore
972.931.1130

Century 21 Programming-(214) 934-2121
CD Prod library 30, 60, sfx
Laser lightning 30, 60 for rock stations

Chameleon Music
Heawam, MA
413.789.1917
(800) 789-8779 ??
buy out CDs

Chess Media Unlimited
800.344.TRAX

Chicago A/V Studios-(312) 280-9433
Market exclusive
Signature Series

City Tunes Production Music
311 Austin Rd.
Mahopac, NY
10541
(914) 628-7231
Buy Out 17 CDs

Comprehensive Video Supply
800.526.0242

Clean Sheets:
1501 N. Vermont
Royal Oak Mich.
48067
(313) 544-0405

ConTempo Music Library
888.687.4285

Crank City Music
Columbus Ohio
800.547.6547

Creative Sound Design
206.441.7421

Creative Support Services
1950 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA
90039
Buy Out (800) 468-6874

Otis Connor (214) 386-6847

DAV David Walker (818) 918-2438

Davenport Productions
3610 Piney Grove Rd.
Chalotte, NC
28212
800.951.6666
buyout

DeWolfe Music-(212) 382-0220
25 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
Marcie Jacob/*Fred Jacobs/Andy
R.Mariam
Mitch Greenspan
(800) 221-6713

Digital Programming Inc.
PO Box 8008
Van Nuys, CA
91409
(818) 780-9780

Dimension Music and Sound
P.O. Box 992
Newnan, GA
30264-0992
(800) 634-0091

Disney IDEAS
407.560.5600

Don Great Music
800.321.6967

DSM Productions
212.245.0006

Earwax Productions
415.775.8561

East West Communications
800.833.8339

ELS Productions
801.265.1552

Energetic Music
PO Box 84583
645 S. Massachusetts
Seattle, WA
98124
(800) 323-2972
(206) 467-7101
Buy Out

Eye and I Productions
408.945.0139

Fandango USA
800.979.8922

Films for the Humanities and Sciences
PO Box 2053
Princeton, NJ
08543-2053
(800) 257-5126

Firstcom/Chappell
13747 Montfort Dr.
Ste 220
Dallas, TX
75240
(800) 858-8880

First Son Productions
Kingsville, Texas
512.595.0036

Flying Hands Production Music
800.536.6007

Fresh Music Library
80 South Main St.
Hanover, NH
03755
603.643.1388
http://www.freshmusic.com
(800) 545-0688

From The Top Productions
602.623.9161

Gefen Systems
Hagai Gefen
6261 Variel Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA
91367
(818) 884-6294
(800) 545-6900

Gene Michael Productions
Buchanan, MI
49120
(616) 684-0633
(800) 955-0619
Buy out

GMI Media Group
206.839.9414

Golden Plains Publishing
800.392.5539

Greytsounds
805.650.8800

Headspace
650.696.9414

Manhattan Production Music
800 227-1954

Hollywood Edge
7060 Hollywood Blvd.
Ste 1120
Hollywood, CA 90028
(800) 292-3755
Buy Out

Hollywood Film Music Library
11684 Ventura Blvd.
Ste 850
Studio City, CA
91604
818.789.3487
Buy out & lease

Horizon Music
Cape Girard, MO
314.651.6500

Impact Music
P.O. Box 67
Dale, WI
54931
(800) 779-6434

Innovative Media Corp.
217.544.4614

Invision Interactive
415.812.7380

Jam Media Productions
Dallas, Texas
214.388.5454

James & Aster Inc.
115 East 23rd St., 3rd floor
NY, NY
10010
(212) 982 0300
(800) 572-2236

Killer Tracks
6534 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
90028
(800) 877-0078

Leonardo Software
12421 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90064-1022
(310) 820-2868 $495.00

David Lieder Music Library
800.4 buyout

Liquid Audio
Redwood City, CA
415.562.0880
http://www.liquidaudio.com

Loud Neighbors Music
888.400.2149

MPT
1349 Regal Row
Dallas, TX
75247
(800) 527-2514

Manchester Music Library
6 Halfmile Rd.
Norwalk, CT
06851
888 846-3745

Manhattan Production Music
P.O. Box 1268
Radio City Station
NY, NY
10101
(212) 333-5766
(800) 227-1954

Mark Haffner News Packages
818.503.5240

Match Production Music
800 MATCH01

Media General 1 800 527-2514 Zack
Hernandez. Carl Reynolds National
Sales Manager. 2714 Union Extended,
Memphis Tenn. 38112. Network
FirstCom Century 21. Three CD
Libraries

Megatrax Production Music
888.MEGA.555

Metro Music Productions
645 West End Ave.
NY, NY 10025
(800) 697-7392
(212) 799-7600

Multimedia Soundtracks
770.271.2024

The Music Bakery
660 Preston Forest Center
Suite 300
Dallas, TX
75230
800 229-0313

The Music Bank
14567 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA
95070
(800) 995-1645
(408) 741-4780

Music Services Media Group
610.687.4433

Musicrafters, Inc.
PO Box 595
Montgomeryville, PA
18936
(800) 468-8863
(215) 368-7488 Buy Out

Musi-Q Productions
Sunrise, FL
305.572.9276
(800) 749-2887 ??
Buy Out

Narrator Tracks
303 E. 4th St.
Marshfield, WI
54449 (800) 448-6467 Buy Out

Network Music
11021 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA
92127
619 451-6400
Bruce Tucker
619.451.6400
800 854-2075 ??

Network Sound Productions
345 Sprucewood Rd.
Lake Mary, FL
32746-5917
(800) 487-7746
(407) 321-3702
Buy Out

NFL Films
609.778.1600

Non-Stop Music Library
800.554.6462


Northstar Productions
503.760.7777

Nuestro Ritmo
800.334.9801

OGM Production Music
Hollywood, CA
213.461.2701

Omnimusic-(516) 883-0121
6255 Sunset Blvd, Suite 803
Hollywood, CA
90028
or
52 Main St.
Port Washington, NY
11050
(800) 828-6664

OneMusic
Nashville, TN
800.858.8880

Onyx Music
514.849.0714

Opus 1
818.955.7010

OSC
480 Portrero Ave.
San Francsico, CA
94110
(415) 252-0460

Philadelphia Music Works
PO Box 947
Bryn Mawr, PA
19010 (800) 368-0033

Polygram Records
732.287.0008

The Producers Sound Effect Library
8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 289
Hollywood, CA
90046
(800) 826-3379 Sound effects only Buy Out

Production Garden Music Library
2411 NE Loop 410, suite 126
San Antonio, TX
78217
(800) 247-5317
Buy Out or lease

PROMUSIC
Alain Leroux
407.995.0331
(800) 322-7879
http://www.promusic-inc.com

Prosonus
2820 Honolulu Ave., Suite 268
Verdugo City, CA
91046
800.999.6191
Music Bytes for windows and MAC

Q Up Arts
PO Box 1078
Aptos, CA
95001
(800) 454.4563 Buy Out

QCCS Productions
PBTM Music
1350 Chambers St.
Eugene, OR
97402
(541) 345-0212
Buy Out

Rarefaction
415.333.7653

Radio Potato
(800) 468-6874

Raymond Scott Archives
201.653.1063

Redman Productions
407.648.8666

River City Sound Productions
PO Box 750786
Memphis, TN
38175-0786
(800) 755-8729
(901) 274-7277

The Rubber Dubbers
626 Justin Ave.
Glendale, CA
91201
SOUND Effects Only
(818) 241-5600

RTV Communications Group
954.922.8020

Saturn Studios
213.661.0259

The Raymod Scott Archives
PO Box 6258
Hoboken, NJ
07030
(201) 653-1063

Scharren Studios
419.241.5432

Screen Music
11684 Ventura Blvd., Suite 850
Studio City, CA
91604
(818) 985-9997

Second Generations Productions
217.728.7532

Signature Music Library
PO Box 921
Chesterton, IN
46304
(800) 888-7151
buy out

Sonic Boon
2453 East Virginia Ave.
Anaheim, CA
92806
800 735-4366
714 535-3344 SFX Only

Sonic Science
119 Spadina Ave., Suite 767
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5V 2L1
(416) 351-9100
(800) 26-Sonic Sound effects

Sonoton Recorded Music Library
APM
6255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 820
Hollywood, CA 90028
310 397.5499

Sopersound Library
PO Box 498
Palt Alto, CA
94302
800 227-9980
http://www.sopersound.com
Buy Out or Blanket

Sound Dogs
LA, CA
http://www.sounddogs.com

Sound Ideas
105 West Beaver Creek Rd., Ste 4
Richmond Hill
Ontario, Canada
L4B1C6 (800) 387-3030 (905) 886-5000
Buy Out SFX Only

The Sound Patrol Ltd.
6 East 39th St.
NY, NY
10016
(800) 766-4748

Sounds Interesting Productions
508.947.7387

Soundstage Music Inc.
800.321.0047

Southern Library of Recorded Music
213.469.9910

Sweetsong Productions
304.428.7773

Sweetwater Sound Inc.
219.432.8176

Techsonics
804.547.4000

Toby Arnold Productions
3234 Commander Dr.
Carrollton, TX
75006
(800) 527-5335

TM Century, Inc.
14444 Beltwood Parkway
Dallas, TX
75244
(800) 937-2100
(972) 406.6800

Tone International
810.626.1194

TRF Production Music Libraries
747 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Chestnut Ridge, NY
10977
(800) 899-6874 (music)
trfemail@aol.com

Tunedge
800.279.0014

Unapix/Miramar Productions
800.245.6472

Valentino Inc.
Tom Valentino
500 Executive Blvd.
PO Box 534
Elmsford, NY
10523
(800) 223-6278
Buy OUt SFX, Lease Music

Vertical Music Library
425 42nd St.
Brooklyn, NY
11232
(718) 436-1587
Buy Out

Videohelper Inc.
212.633.7909

Voyetra Technologies
800.233.9377

Well-Tempered Music Library
617.354.7012

Who Did That Music
800.400.6767

Josef Weinberger Ltd.
12-14 Mortimer St.
London
W1N7RD
4471-225-1829
Buy Out

Windswept Studios
P.O. Box 1095
Springfield, VA
22151-0095
(703) 256-3279

Wink Music Group
Chicago, Il
312.787.8863
http://www.winkworldsounds.com

Wolfetone
1010 Huntcliff, Suite 1350
Atlanta, GA
30350
(770) 992.7500
CD, CD_ROM buy out

World Sounds
800.501.2328

WFMU
Montclair, NJ.
201-678-4277. http://wfmu.org.

Zedz Music-
The Production Music Boutique
49 Hanover St.
Malden, MA
02148
(617) 324-1989
Buy Out



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Xavier de Champs
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 7, 2010 at 12:00:01 am

Thanx for the list Ty. I´ll keep your offer in mind, regarding custom made music scores.

About the list:
But I´m actually trying to sort through the different vendors of music. It's easy enough to find loads of royalty free music with google. But I would am looking for a more expensive and high quality providers of music. Looking through the different sites today I find 95% crap and 5% good stuff. But these are all spread out on the net.

That's why I was curious, if someone knew a site, which specialized in really high quality original royalty free music, and not the usual bunch...you know. :)

To narrow things down a bit: It seems to me, that the music that is on sales on the different sites, are not as contemporary and modern as real top chart music is. But I am not talking about hip hop music or hardcore techno kinda way. I´m actually looking for some down to earth...indie movie style....accoustic music. But not this Americana-music I keep seeing around. Not country music. More like soundtrack from the movie "Where the wild things are" and maybe "Juno". Something contemporary and honest.

But of course, it could be, that this kind of music, is usually not on sale on these sites. But maybe I need to contact artists, which do not work in this business of producing music for drama and TV.

Sorry for the bad english...hope I get my point through :)


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Ty Ford
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 7, 2010 at 1:54:28 am

X,

Ah, then try here.

http://www.absoluteindependentpictures.com/

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Bob Cole
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 7, 2010 at 11:03:33 am

I like Smartsound for the customization.

If you want something totally fresh, cutting-edge, just explore the Internet for small indie bands and composers. You can probably strike a deal for wonderful, original music, and help bring their work to a wider audience.

Good luck.

Bob C


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John Fishback
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 7, 2010 at 3:05:43 pm

Killer Tracks isn't royalty free, but you can purchase licenses within your budget. Their Trakfinder is a first rate online audition system and you can store choices per project. I agree with Bob that SmartSound offers some excellent music and functionality.

John

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FCS 3 (FCP 7.0.2, Motion 4.0.2, Comp 3.5.2, DVDSP 4.2.2, Color 1.5.2)

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Bill Davis
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:35:32 pm

If you want high end, from buyout to full scoring - try Grooveworks - (formally GrooveAddicts) in LA.

They're one of the hottest shops in LA right now, scoring the BIG commercials and stuff like Deal or No Deal's sound packages.

Good luck.

UPDATE:
I just looked at the site and it appears the Groove Addicts buyout stuff was sold to NonStop - which is the Warner/Chappel music library. (The Groove Addicts guys appear to be doing ONLY custom scoring at the high end of the industry these days.

The W/C library has all the excellent higher-end music I've been using for years, however.

Check it out here.

http://www.nonstopmusic.com/us/homepage.aspx



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Xavier de Champs
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jun 10, 2010 at 9:21:01 am

Great!
Thanx for the help guys! This was just what I was looking for.



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Yves Gariepy
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jan 18, 2012 at 2:23:46 am

Here is the best place for Very low cost & very high quality royalty free music collection. This buyout, no more fees to pay if your project will be distributed. No limitation. Pay one time and use it like you want for all your life.

Instant download over 500 tracks offer of all style like Cinematic, Modern Jazz, Blues, Hard Rock, Suspense, New Age ... http://www.royaltyfreemusicoman.com Take a look :)


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rick costello
Re: Where to find more expensive, but also better quality royalty free music?
on Jul 16, 2016 at 5:31:28 am

Here's a place you can find some high quality but rather obscure songs for free- http://www.freemusicpublicdomain.com


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