New upbeat royalty-free album 'Quirky Acoustic' available now at music licensing website RoyaltyFreeKings.com
Royalty-free music licensing website RoyaltyFreeKings.com recently released the upbeat album Quirky Acoustic, featuring a modern cheerful combination of guitar, mandolin, ukulele, drums, piano and whistling.
The latest royalty-free acoustic album to be released by music library RoyaltyFreeKings.com - 'Quirky Acoustic', features 11 light, upbeat and modern acoustic tracks, designed, as the website puts it: "to add an organic, joyful feeling to any project." The tracks include an eclectic mix of instruments, including ukulele, mandolin, bass, drums, piano, whistling and strings. The carefree acoustic sound is very much in demand right now in the commercial and TV world; it's that simple yet evocative sound of an Apple commercial, or that whimsical strumming you might hear in a trailer for an upcoming romantic comedy.
Over the past several months, RoyaltyFreeKings.com has been updating their catalog of royalty-free Christmas music, adding 'Quirky Christmas' with fun and offbeat versions of well known carols, as well as 'Pop Rock Christmas' - soaring anthemic renditions and 'Epic Christmas - blockbuster movie trailer style arrangements of Christmas carols.
In addition to the royalty-free holiday music on offer, Royalty-Free Kings has amassed a collection of music aimed squarely at wedding video producers, with dozens of heartfelt instrumental tracks designed for wedding photo and video montages. In volumes 1 and 2 of 'Weddings & Romance', live renditions of wedding classics, such as: the Wedding March and Pachebel's Canon for traditional use within wedding ceremonies are featured amongst evocative instrumental original compositions. These original tracks are designed as music for wedding videos, to give wedding video producers a safe and affordable way to legally sell their montage DVDs.
An ongoing catalog expansion began at RoyaltyFreeKings.com with the introduction of new royalty-free action music albums. Over the summer the royalty-free western music album 'Wild Wild West' was released, featuring a variety of tracks, all appropriate for western themed projects. The range of tracks runs from ambient, mysterious guitar layers, to huge sweeping orchestral music, reminiscent of classic cowboy western films.
The music that RoyaltyFreeKings.com offers for gratis use, which has become popular with educators, students, independent game developers and low-budget filmmakers, is getting a sizable update as well.
Major expansion of the catalog is in popular areas such as epic and hi-tech music, targeting corporate video producers. The expansion will bring the number of carefully hand picked and vetted tracks to approximately 2000. Albums, collections of royalty-free music sold at a considerable discount (as much as 70% off the price of individual tracks) should top out at over 100. The update started in May, and will continue throughout the summer and into the fall.
For summer themed projects, RoyaltyFreeKings.com already has a variety of collections aimed at companies in need of upbeat, fun and beach themed music, and that selection will grow over the next several months.
'Summer Fun', 'Laidback Acoustic' 'Sports', 'Surf' and 'Road Trip' are just a handful of a range of royalty-free albums put together with such projects in mind. These summer themed albums consist of upbeat pop rock, surf rock, reggae, funk, acoustic and uplifting orchestral tracks. All these fun and energetic tracks are available individually at RoyaltyFreeKings.com as well.
This year brought about a recent new milestone for RoyaltyFreeKings.com: 1,000,000 plays through their demo player (powered by SoundCloud.com). In their first year of operation, RoyaltyFreeKings.com has become known throughout the world as a source of quality music. Traffic to the website and sales of the library's downloadable background music have steadily increased each month as producers from every corner of the world have learned of the music licensing website, and the strict quality control that runs through the entire catalog.
In addition to this significant milestone, RoyaltyFreeKings.com recently clocked up over 70,000 downloads of their free-to-use tracks, which are available to anyone with a budget under US$250,000.
In recent months, RoyaltyFreeKings.com has been busy with major under-the-hood updates in preparation for the aforementioned steady stream of new royalty-free albums and tracks. The considerable addition to the catalog includes a eclectic selection of new albums, including western film music, solo piano and epic orchestral trailer music, all aimed primarily at independent producers. New releases include 'Epic Worlds 3'; modern royalty-free epic music designed for use in trailers and promos.
Alongside the new tracks and albums, a wide selection of free-to-use music is also available to anyone working with a low to medium budget (US$250,000 or less per project). The music is immediately downloadable and ready to use. This complimentary background music section has proved to be very popular with students, educators and charities around the world. The range of styles and genres in the music given away by RoyaltyFreeKings.com include: epic dramatic orchestral, ambient piano, jazz, comedy, rock and suspense tension.
The mission of RoyaltyFreeKings.com since launching in 2012 has been to make searching for background music for video production ncredibly easy and streamlined. The crowd-sourcing business model (where anyone can upload music), like that used by many competing royalty-free websites, has the benefit of a rapid expansion of content. The downside is that with so many tracks being uploaded, the catalog easily gets bloated with mediocre music that does little to enhance a project, whether it's a commercial, wedding video, film or webisode. Producers looking through these crowd-sourcing music licensing websites have to spend significant time sifting through vast collections to find something they'd actually want to use, or worse - settle for something inferior just because they don't have the time to continue searching.
By hand picking each track, RoyaltyFreeKings.com only allows in music that meets a strict standard of musicality and production value. The growing catalog of hand picked tracks at RoyaltyFreeKings.com is produced by an international group of over fifty award winning composers, including a pop rock producer in Finland, a Nashville based folk and country expert, a heavy metal specialist in Italy, a renowned acoustic guitar artist in Hawaii and several well known trailer music composers. The high quality of tracks from these composers results is a streamlined shopping experience where producers can find, purchase and download the music they need within just a few minutes.
A guiding principle for RoyaltyFreeKings.com is fair treatment of their content suppliers. The composers who provide the carefully vetted music are given an equal share of the sales, before any discounts a customer might receive. This is in sharp contrast to many of its competitors, some of whom are offering far less - 40%, 35%, or in some cases just 30% of the sales to composers.