Category Archives: Music in Video and Business

No More Copyright Claims! Whitelist Your YouTube Channel

MikS MusicEver got one of those annoying copyright claims on YouTube? These claims don’t really hurt your channel but you’ll get the ads in your video and won’t be able to monetize unless the claim is resolved.

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The best solution to stop the claims for good is to whitelist your channel. Here’s how you can legally do it.

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Video Editor Toolbox Part 1: Epic List Of Stock Footage Sites

Introducing video editor toolbox

MikS MusicEditing videos? Then you certainly agree that stock footage makes our lives much easier! No lights to set-up, no actors to hire, just grab a stock clip, drop it into your video editor, and you’re done!

In the first post of this new series, I would like to start with a massive list of stock footage resources. I visited all of the sites listed below and put together a short summary about what each has to offer, their catalog, licensing, and the ease of use. Hope you find this helpful!

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3 Most Frustrating Things When Trying To Find Royalty Free Music For Videos

Do you feel frustrated when you  need to quickly find music for your video?

MikS MusicHi, I’m Mik, an independent music producer making soundtracks for promotional video and advertisement. I spoke with some video makers and discovered these 3 common sources of frustration. Read on.

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3 Royalty Free Music Deals You Should Not Ignore

MikS MusicHi, I’m Mik, an independent music producer making soundtracks for promotional video and advertisement. My catalog is somewhat limited, so in my quest to bring you the best affordable production music, here are some deals that may help if your marking budget is limited.

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Increase The Value Of Adobe Spark Free Video Editor With Unlimited Background Music

MikS MusicHi, I’m Mik, an independent music producer making music for film and advertisement. Recently I got an email from Adobe about the latest upgrade to their well known free tool – Spark. Being a long time Adobe user and Creative Cloud subscriber I felt somewhat embarrassed that I had never used Spark before, so I gave it a try. This is not a comprehensive review (and there are already plenty) but rather my quick first impressions along with some ideas how you can immediately increase the value of this free tool.

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10 Tips For Choosing The Right Background Music For Your Marketing Video

Choosing the right background music is an important step in making a successful marketing video, here are some tips to help you make the right choice

MikS MusicIn this post I won’t be convincing you to start using background music in your videos, I assume you already know how it can help (if not, here’s another post on that very subject). Here, I’ll give you some tips as to what to consider when searching for the right background soundtrack for your marketing videos.

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20+ Online Resources To Boost Your Filmmaking / Video Production Career

Want to make better videos and to become a professional video producer? Here are 20+ great Web sites to get you started.

MikS MusicI wouldn’t call myself a professional video producer, but as a composer I regularly work with filmmakers and get good exposure to the video making side of things. Here I put together a quick list of helpful resources that cover a variety of topics, everything from learning the technical aspects of making professional videos, to keeping up to date with the industry news, running a video production business, finding clients, and so on. I plan on adding to this list regularly, so follow me on Google, Twitter, or Facebook to get updates.

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Read This Before Using Copyright Free Music In Your Marketing Video

Is copyright free music a good choice for small business marketing videos?

MikS MusicThese days, many video makers are searching the Web for free music to use in their YouTube videos. In response to the demand, many YouTube channels and Web sites started offering what they call “copyright free music”. While it may seem that free “no copyright” music is no-brainer, let’s see what “copyright free” really means and if it is indeed such a good choice for small business marketing videos.

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5 Essential Elements Of Any Successful YouTube Marketing Video

Learn How to Structure Your YouTube Content Marketing Videos To Get Leads And Subscribers

MikS MusicI make music for corporate and marketing videos and, naturally, I get to see lots of them. So, after a while I started noticing some similarities in the videos that tend to perform best. More specifically, it turns out that most of YouTube content marketing videos with any substantial number of views have a number of common elements.

In this post, I will look at some well performing marketing videos on a variety of subjects and try to identify some common parts, such as the intros, outros, background music, branded logos, bumpers, and so on. Knowing the working template will help you to improve your own videos to maximize the leads and subscribers.

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