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What music style do you need for your videos?

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11:29 pm on Mar 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I am planning to offer music to video producers and need some feedback on what kind of music (style wise) all you video producers are mainly looking for? Do you prefer with vocals or no (instrumental)?
6:14 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Every video is different and requires different styles of music, different tempos, etc.

That said... instrumental without a heavy beat is more versatile, as it most likely can fit more content, particularly if the content is not being edited to the music.

A heavy beat, though, can often drive the editing style, but might conflict with overlayed voice tracks. Certain instruments used in voice frequency ranges also can conflict with voice.

Vocals are the most difficult to use, as vocals can often conflict with other content. But music with the right vocal might end up being the core of a video's message. Because vocals tend to be specific, though, a musical piece with vocals is the least versatile if you have in mind offering it as "stock music," which is what I assume you're talking about.

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:19 pm (utc) on Mar. 16, 2009]

11:25 pm on Mar 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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try to think about how a movie is scored; if it's a scene with little or no words - vocals may give it the right effect; otherwise an instrumental played with a voice over may give it that scorcese touch.

another you may want to consider, is what type of music resonates with your audience; i've tanked on some videos with music my audience didn't like with nasty feedback.