The Blog That Keeps On Giving

Back in May of 2010,  I sat down to my computer in the wee hours of the night and wondered what the heck I was gonna blog about that day.

Just then, that gene decided to express itself.  You know…the one that often makes me feel fulfilled when I make a LIST of something.

What I came up with at 3am, was a list of 50+ Royalty-Free Music Sites.  It’s by far the MOST VISITED blog article I’ve ever written.  Honestly, I don’t hardly ever need music for the auditions and productions I edit, but when I do…it’s nice to have a long and confirmed (vetted) list to choose from.

Apparently, Google has been nice to me when people do a search for this, and I’ve had to constantly update the list with even more great royalty-free sites, usually made known to me by the authors of the site who also want to be listed in my blog article.

Yesterday I got two more, and one of them had an offer, he said, for my readers:

I have a new motivational track entitled “The Waterfall” I’d like to offer your readers :) Thanks for listening !
Cheers! Wesley
Link:
http://audiojungle.net/item/the-waterfall-motivational-theme/2554784?WT.ac=new_item&WT.seg_1=new_item&WT.z_author=vizion-studios

Another person wrote to say they liked my blog (OK, a little flattery will get you anywhere)…and she, too hoped to be added to my list.  Here’s what she said:

Hi Dave,
I really love your blog and I would love if you can feature my company on yohur blog one of these days!
Here’s basic info on my music licensing company. (See below)
It’s not quite a royalty free company but our content is in my opinion way better..
Don’t hesitate to call me directly if needed.
Cheers and keep up the good work!
Jean Anfossi
jean@musicforproductions.com
416-703-0005

Founded in April 2005, Music For Productions is Canada’s first on-line full-service supplier of music for productions. Offering four types of services – production music libraries (Stock Music), a song catalogue, custom scoring and music supervision services. With a strong emphasis on innovation, the Music For Productions (www.musicforproductions.com) website is designed to offer the ultimate in ease and convenience. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, producers, editors and music supervisors can source and license music from the comfort of their offices and studios.

For more info on MFP contact us at:
Music For Productions
12 Bonfield Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4E 1C1
Email: info@musicforproductions.com
Phone: (416) 703-0005
Fax 1-866-218-1855
Toll Free Number: 1-888-MFP-MUSIC

The musicforproductions.com site even offers a free iPhone app for getting your music.

I’ve added both these sources to the list you’ll find on that original blog from May of 2010.

I’ll be honest, I have not confirmed their claims on either of these sites, so I guess I’m being a trusting soul…their comment just had the right vibe, I guess.

CourVO

 

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    • says

      Jean,

      You’re most welcome! I’ve visited your site, and I’m impressed. The fact that you seem to have your ducks in a row led me to recommend your site. It’s always a pleasure to support hard work by another freelancer!

      Stop by again sometime!

      Dave Courvoisier

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