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What music libraries do you recommend?

Postby PoliticalBonobo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:38 pm

I'm hoping that maybe after a few hundred rejections, I'll make it into a music library. I'm targeting film/TV instrumental music (since that's what I do).

Is there a music library you recommend submitting to or one that's worked well for you?
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Re: What music libraries do you recommend?

Postby daniel.sneed » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:42 am

Hope you get what you're after, but my 2 cents:
- there's no such *one size fits all* library. Depending on the project, strong and weak points in each...
- there will always be abandonwares. I already lost much time, and of course money, in those...
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Re: What music libraries do you recommend?

Postby stubbsonic » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:40 am

I've heard about a couple services that provide library music as stems that allow kind of dynamic remixing of elements within the set. I don't know if either of those services got off the ground. I think their models were a bit like a "band camp" kind of thing where folks could browse and artists got some cut of a single use.

The thing that always repulsed me about that approach is that my creative efforts are disconnected from the project. So my creative efforts might be on a garbage project or something that I might disagree with for ethical reasons. I think at least one of the services provided a stage where the artist would get an offer that they could approve or disapprove, but again, I don't know if that ever really ended up happening.

I have to imagine that this isn't any easy way to make money.
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Re: What music libraries do you recommend?

Postby PoliticalBonobo » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:26 am

daniel.sneed wrote:- there will always be abandonwares. I already lost much time, and of course money, in those...


Can you elaborate on that? Not sure what you mean exactly
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Re: What music libraries do you recommend?

Postby PoliticalBonobo » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:35 am

stubbsonic wrote:I have to imagine that this isn't any easy way to make money.


Do you mean contributing to libraries in general? I know a couple composers that make some extra bucks on the side from libraries and even make connections with clients.
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Re: What music libraries do you recommend?

Postby daniel.sneed » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:39 pm

PoliticalBonobo wrote:
daniel.sneed wrote:- there will always be abandonwares. I already lost much time, and of course money, in those...
Can you elaborate on that? Not sure what you mean exactly
Well, just one exemple: over years, I have bought and organised a large and powerful set of Alchemy libraries. At some point Camel Audio closed shop. Apple bought the virtual instrument and set it to be Logic Pro X only. Today, my virtual Alchemy instrument and libraries still play in DP, but no support to be expected anymore. I guess, one day they will stop playing fine with future OS or DP releases.
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Re: What music libraries do you recommend?

Postby PoliticalBonobo » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:03 pm

[/quote]Well, just one exemple: over years, I have bought and organised a large and powerful set of Alchemy libraries. At some point Camel Audio closed shop. Apple bought the virtual instrument and set it to be Logic Pro X only. Today, my virtual Alchemy instrument and libraries still play in DP, but no support to be expected anymore. I guess, one day they will stop playing fine with future OS or DP releases.[/quote]

Ah, I should've been more clear! I mean "stock" music libraries, such as Audio Network or Music Bed, where filmmakers peruse and license songs from contributing artists.
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