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We've added hundreds of new tracks in the past few
months, from established media composers like Dynamedion,
Mark Cook , Vernon
Woodward and Michele Vanni.
Mark, Vernon and Michele are all new additions to our composer
roster, and they bring a wealth of experience with them, from
working as producers and musicians in the pop world, to a
mass of media commissions and advertising expertise - we're
sure their music will be appreciated here. We now have over
3000 music tracks available to download, each one is carefully
considered and prepared personally by us - it's our way of
maintaining the high quality of the music we have available.
Incidentally, we reject most of the music submitted to us
by composers wishing to be included on this site, simply because
we don't consider the quality to be good enough. We're passionate
about quality - we know our customers are too!
In the first part of the year we've added hundreds of new
music files, plus we now have WAV loops available to donwload.
In fact there are now over 2200 music tracks available to
download - New music includes tracks from Simon
Wolfe, Bjorn Lynne, Dan
Gautreau, Chris Worth, Andy
Potterton, Joe Williams, Anthony Clarkson, Stephen Cornish,
Pat McCarthy. We've also added lots of Classical
Royalty Free Music recordings - these are full "live"
orchestral recordings, with choirs and soloists etc. as appropriate,
not keyboard imitations. To date we've added works by Mozart,
and Allegri - over the next period we have many more recordings
to become available covering pretty much every major classical
work you can think of.
More upgrades and improvements to the site this month,
making it easier to bookmark the tracks you like when shopping,
listen to the tracks in your shopping cart, plus a few other
tweaks to make the site a good place to be when shopping for
Royalty Free Music.
Sixty new royalty free music tracks added from a new writer
to royalty-free.tv, Vernon Woodward.
New tracks added from Dynamedion,
Jonathan Atkinson, and a new writer
for us - Tony Hernandez.
New tracks added from Dynamedion, Jonathan Atkinson, Matt
Bosworth, taking the total number of music files available
to download to over 1500.
New tracks added this month from several sources, including
some new to our site. Dan Gautreau
has great credits as a writer, engineer and programmer including
such artists as Kylie, Alicia Keys, All Saints, Five,
Macy Gray. Jonathan Atkinson is a prolific composer for media,
and this month also saw the first of his colection go 'live'.
We also added a whole heap of christmas tunes, they sound
Improvements to the site's useability again, this time with
a major server change - more space, more speed to accomodate
the growing number o fpeople using the site. The result is
that the site's faster to use, can accomodate more people
using it at one time especially listening to audio in realtime.
Of course we've also added a few more music tracks too, although
we have plans to add much more later this year.
We made some major to the audio previews on the site, so that
now they use Flash to play. Some clever coding was needed
to achieve this the way we wanted within the existing site
framework, but the result is good - the previews are now CD
quality stereo streams, they start almost instantly, and are
much quicker to use across almost every sort of browser. We've
kept the windows media lo-fi samples too though, for those
on slower dialup internet connections. The new search results
now look something like this...
We've been busy over the past couple of months. First of all
we moved premises, including our in-house studio. Our correspondence
address remains the same, but our phone number has changed,
you can see the new details on the foot of most pages on the
site, also our contact page. The
move did mean we were out of touch for a few days, which required
some patience from those customers who wanted to talk to us
during that time, but everyone was very understanding and
patient, which we really appreciated - thanks! The other change
lately is that due to demand from our customers, we've upgraded
the MP3 downloads to be 256-bit files. This was probably overdue,
when we started the site 5 years ago most people were still
using dial-up connections, and we had to keep file sizes as
small as possible to make the download times manageable. Now
that high speed broadband connections are much more common,
file sizes don't matter so much and most people are happy
to download files of 4-6 Mb, which is an average music file
size on our website. We always take great care with the audio
quality of our files, in the past we've haad many compliments
on the quality of our MP3's and they've been used on everything
from Hollywood Movies to national TV networks, so we know
all our customers will appreciate the greater fidelity of
our new files. We can't wait to see where they end up being
Well it may seem a little early, but it's usually just after
the summer breaks that those Christmas productions start appearing
on the horizon, so what better time to add some new and different
Christmas tracks to the site? Royalty Free Christmas music
with a difference, these tracks take some traditional tunes
as well as new compositions, and present them in a bright
and contemporay way, with more than a hint of tongue-in-cheek.
Definitely the freshest and most fun royalty
free Christmas music you're going to find...
World Music additions, royalty free music flavours from around
the world, soundtracks that all have a contemporary feel.
There are 12 main themes, plus 30" commercial cuts perfect
for TV & radio advertising for every track, also a broad selection
A lot of our customers use this website regularly to buy royalty
free music, and have been asking us for ways to make the purchasing
procedure easier. Some have also been asking for ways
to allow several people in the same workplace, such as a broadcast
or production company, to be able to access and download our
music files. We've responded by introducing our PowerUser
scheme, a quick and easy way to access our music. Click here
to read more about it.
The basic advantages of registering are:
1. one-click checkout, so you don't need to re-enter your
personal and credit card details
2. authorise colleagues and employees to buy music
on one 'company' account
3. online account area to view your purchase history
More titles added, this time from the new Notepad Music collection
"On The Edge". Extreme, all-action buyout production
music, these are all exciting, tense and up-tempo buyout tracks,
perfect for sports sequences, chases, speed and attitude.
Perfect for TV & radio advertising, action shots, exciting
drama seuences. Click to listen to all the new
copyright free music tracks
More titles added, this time from a writer new to our site
- The Futz Butler. With
a list of great credits, this guy writes for so many stations
and corporate clients he really knows the business, check
out his music for yourself by selecting Futz Butler in the
drop-down 'writer' menu on the main
search page - look on the left..
New titles added from the notepad library collection "Piano".
month our library grows again, we finally reach 1000 tracks
available to download, with the addition of over 200 new music
files from Vincent Varco,
Matt Bosworth, Nekta,
Bjorn Lynne and the
Dynamedion music library. There's an enormous range of
styles here, but all top quality as usual! We're particularly
pleased to add the Dynamedion library to the site, as they
are well known as one of Germany's leading companies for game
soundtracks and game design, you can visit their website here
to read about the award-winning
soundtracks they've composed..
We're pleased to add some more Classical royalty free music to the site this month, with some superb recordings by the Moscow International Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Konstantin Krimtz. Recorded at the Mosfilm studios these fantastic recordings have been digitally mastered, they sound fantastic - we're convinced these are the best classical recordings available as royalty-free anywhere. Listen for yourself with this royalty free classical music mp3
Over 100 new mp3's added this month! As well as additional material from Simon Wolfe, we're pleased to add new material from Vinvent Varco and Christopher Rowand . Hear their music by selecting their name in the drop-down 'writer' menu on the main search page - look on the left...
Loads of new music added this month - Three new writers now have their production music available here for you to download and use - they are Matt Bosworth, Simon Wolfe, and Nekta . Hear their music by selecting their name in the drop-down 'writer' menu on the main search page.
Royalty-Free.tv was awarded first prize in the South West region of the UK Online E-Commerce Awards 2003, for e-business startups. A silver trophy, a certificate and a cheque were presented to the business partners Liz Radford & Gavin Courtie, and they go on to the National finals in London on October 8th.
New tracks added to the site from two new royalty free music CD releases, Notepad Music's "Touch of Class" and "Useful Underscores". From "Touch of Class" we're pleased to include Ostinato in D, Allegretto in F Minor, Way Ahead, Adagio in D Minor, Jubilate Deo (which has a great vocal version included), Sautille Lacrimoso, Tenderly, Undercurrent, Placido Pavane in C, and Capriccio in A. Tracks available from "Useful Underscores" are Streamline, Grunge Match, Leftified, Hot Picks, Crazy Talk, Speedfreeks, About Face, Freewheelin' , Man-Machine, Manic Menu, Storm, Inner Spira, Glide Away, Jaco, Golden Gate, EZ Street, Purify, Dark Sound, Dark Drum, Haunted, Stratosphere, Bass Motives, Silicon Valley, Prime Suspect, Present Tense, Now You See Me.
Check them out using the advanced search feature, simply type in the title you wish to listen to.
New royalty free tracks added to the site from Bjorn Lynne's childrens album "Kool Kids Club". Tracks include Pig Detective, The Snowman, Cowboy Kartin', Nice Day Out, Kool Kids Klub, Sweet Dreams Princess, The Circus, Open Pod, The Spooky Pumpkin Head, and Nighty Night. Check them out using the advanced search feature, simply type in the title you wish to listen to, or type children to list them all.
"Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us"...etc etc...
Yes - it's been a year since we put the site online - first of all a big "Thanks" to all of you who've supported us throughout the year, and thanks also for the messages/emails you've sent us. It's great to see that our new venture is working well for so many of you - royalty free music available and on-demand when you need it. Throughout our first year it's been satisfying to see the wide variety of uses you put our music to - so far it includes websites, corporate DVDs & videos, cable TV, national TV broadcast on BBC in the UK, internationally-networked satelite broadcasts and computer games. Thanks again!
Back to work after the holidays, and full of good intentions we've given the site a freshen up - nothing major, but now in response to some of the questions raised by our customers you'll find more info about royalty free music, advice on using it etc, all easily accessible. Also, for our US customers buying royalty free music and using American Express to pay, we can now accept and process your payment entirely in $US (rather than showing you the price in ££ as before). Other cards have been able to do this for a while now, but Amex took a bit longer to organise...but now it all works smoothly - thanks for your patience.
More royalty free music tracks added - Christmas tracks from Bjorn Lynne, some new additions from the AVP library, and a useful historical selection of tracks from the Notepad Royalty Free Music Library, featuring styles of music from throughout the 20th Century.
Royalty-free.tv now accepts payments via American Express, as well as the other major cards. Payments appear online in £UK at present, although your card will be debited in your home currency, and $US acceptance is being added to the site as soon as possible. Thanks to all of you who've been in touch to request this, it's always good to get feedback, and even better when we're able to do something about it! Hopefully paying for royalty free music downloads is now even easier...
We've been really pleased (and suprised!) by the response so far to our new royalty free music site. What can we say except "thank you" to all our customers! Particular thanks to our new customers who are now finding us from around the world - apart from the USA www.royalty-free.tv is being used by people from all corners of the globe, from Mauritius to Russia, Singapore to Argentina, and of course UK & Europe. Thanks to you all for using the site, we hope you'll come back again soon and get the benefits of more royalty free music.
New titles added from Bob Cartwright. Bob's been writing for TV, film and video for years, check out his biography on our writers page (found at the site map). He's a prolific writer with such a large catalogue of royalty free music, that this is only phase 1 of his additions to royalty-free.tv, more to follow next month! We're pleased to be able to give you the opportunity to listen & use titles from this successful composer.
New royalty free music titles added from award-winning composer/musician Bjorn Lynne. What can we tell you about multi- talented Bjorn and his music - it's almost easier to tell you what he hasn't done! Read about him on our writers page and visit his website to check out what an accomplished writer he is (found at the site map).
Launch of www.royalty-free.tv, the royalty free music online library.
(cue FX band playing, bells ringing, fireworks exploding etc etc).
Under the glare of the world's media (well, a few friends and some champagne) the site finally goes 'live'.
Work starts on the new website for www.royalty-free.tv
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