Background music is commonly defined as soundtracks designed to accompany video or audio pieces, serving as a frame to increase the viewer’s attention on the focal action, rather than stealing the spotlight. Pop culture and background music have long been intertwined, starting in the 1920s with the rise of silent films, which were rarely viewed in silence. Live pianists began an art form in early classical background music, using live scored musical compositions to accentuate the drama, comedy and tragedy of otherwise-muted films.
Now, with the “always-on” generation, ever-evolving smartphone technologies, and constant consumption of content for every genre, niche, interest and hobby, background music has become so ubiquitous that it often passes unnoticed by the listener.
As is often said of the advertising industry, when ads are plastered across every bus stop, digital platform, and TV channel, there is a lot of “noise.” Only the best, most meaningful content is able to break through this noise, and that is where standout royalty-free background music becomes a key differentiator in high-quality content creation.
Curating background music to make sure your content breaks through the noise is a skill mastered by few. You might not nail it every time: it is difficult to both find music that matches with your content and appeals to your audience. It is even more challenging to find music that does these things and still sound unique and fresh to a new listener’s ears. But if you grow and adapt with these challenges, your content will evolve to a higher artistic level with a more unique sound.
Fortunately there are platforms built with creators in mind, to help you curate unique, original soundtracks to your pieces. Soundtracks was built by music producers, digital creators and techies to help people like us find amazing background music for videos.
Soundtracks offers a massive music library with thousands of royalty-free songs to select from. New songs are uploaded weekly, so your options are always being refreshed and never getting old. In order to more easily curate the exact sound you need, the library was built with an advanced filtration system that lets you select the exact mood, energy level, genre and subgenre that you want for your background music for your videos.
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