ProductionMusicLibrary.com is an online resource and information center for Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects and Production Elements.
What Is Production Music?
Production Music is music that has been written especially for use in audio and audio visual productions, like radio and television broadcasts, commercials and jingles, motion picture and video scores and soundtracks, corporate & training presentations, Web sites, computer games, software applications and multimedia.
It is generally placed in the background, behind the dialog or voiceover - it can set the mood, provide a suitable backdrop for a message, promote the product, activity or event being featured, identify the location of the scene or highlight the plot's action.
Production Music is designed and licensed for synchronization applications in productions - it can either be stock music produced for ready use, or it can be commissioned from a composer as specialty compositions for a particular production.
A Production Music CD typically contains 8 to 15 compositions, each one offered in several different versions or lengths: a full length version, an underscore or rhythm track version (for more subtle use under voiceovers), and a number of different broadcast lengths (60 seconds, 30 seconds and 5 to 15 second stingers). The broadcast lengths are produced to eliminate the need for the user to create his own edits for specific kinds of production applications (like commercial spots).
Production Music can also be offered as a royalty free or buyout music product.
If the Production Music is used in a broadcast or public performance production, its composers and publishers are also entitled to receive performing royalties from performing rights societies like ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, PRS and APRA.