FIND YOUR SONGS FASTER – Musicbed’s New Features
- April 5, 2018
- Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Musicbed has been my go to resource for music for all our videos on the Hurlblog and The Inner Circle since its inception. Before Musicbed we’d have to spend hours upon hours looking for the right music track only to be either underwhelmed by the selection or blown away by the price, but in both scenarios, searching for the right music was always a slog. Then Musicbed hit the scene. What Musicbed did was create a platform that bridged the gap between talented artists in two different but inextricably linked fields by making the process of searching easy. And now, with the release of their new site, they’ve completely reset the bar for your music search.
They’re doing that with their new Innovative Browse and Search feature.
There’s so much to talk about, let’s break down some of the key new updates.
The integrated browse and search is my favorite! The biggest change? You now have an ‘Include’ and ‘Exclude’ option! That’s huge when trying to narrow down your search because filmmakers can get very specific with what we want, or don’t want.
The new filter tool lets you search using Song Build, BPM, Vocals, Length, and lyrics among many more options. When you’re looking for instrumentals in your search, this is perfect for axing out vocals. Or, if you want to get really specific with it, you can search for classical music, minus the piano, add a tuba and a french horn, at 120 beats per minute, and keep trimming down your search to your heart’s desire.
Speed and accessibility are essential when trying to find the perfect song, and Musicbed’s new platform absolutely dominates with its sleek design and various attributes meant to make your experience that much better. These new features, workflows, and even the new checkout process, are just some of the things that are going to make your life easier. And with over 700 world-class artists, you have a ton of great music to choose from, but it doesn’t feel overbearing or insurmountable like it often does with other suppliers. The great thing about this new design is the ease in finding what you’re looking for, but while still having a lot of great options in music.
MY NEW PLAYLIST
After years and years of perfecting my Musicbed playlist, they are now displaying some of my personal favorites on the Shane Hurlbut, ASC Playlist. Now, that’s pretty kickass! I’m sure many of you will recognize many of these songs from our videos. All the beats, melodies, and rhythms that really amps up our content can be found here! We’re talking artists like Ryan Taubert, who really bring it! And we’re going to be adding to this list on a pretty consistent basis, so be sure to check back in the future!
So, now’s your chance to check out the music I use in my videos and apply them to your own! You’ll find my favorite tones, atmospheric rhythms, and beats that I’ve accumulated into a list that works for me. Give my list a listen and let me know what you think! If you use any of the songs I’d like to see how you did it, too!
This year at NAB, Musicbed has officially announced their subscription service, Musicbed Membership! After years of demand, Musicbed has finally answered your call. The new service can be tailored for your type of membership as Musicbed’s new service is offered in tiers. This means the membership service is suitable for production companies of ALL sizes. There are even personal options for YouTube creators to freelance filmmakers and passion projects.
Some things to expect with a membership include unlimited music, monthly or annual payments, quick YouTube clearance, YouTube monetization permitted, and you get the same AMAZING Musicbed roster. Membership will be available this summer, so keep an eye out!
Are you a filmmaker or creative who’s been dying to have simple-to-use, unlimited access to Musicbed? Check out Facebook and Twitter, or you can check out the detail’s at Musicbed and sign up today. And if you’re an SIC member, even better, you get a special discount!
So, Musicbed has done it again. They went on and exceeded my expectations! Licensing good music should never have to be an impossible task. In fact, I like to think it should be on your terms. That’s why Musicbed’s new platform is so exciting! It allows you to elevate your process and to get back in the editing pool free of distraction. I look forward to hearing what the rest of you think about Musicbed’s new features, and how it has improved your process.