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3 Reasons Ukulele Is So Popular In TV Music

Aah, the humble Uke.  Small, and so perfectly formed.  Why though, is this staple of Hawaii and George Formby, so massively popular in TV music at the moment? 1. It’s Happy The ukulele is the musical instrument equivalent of a … Continue reading

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Being A Composer Is Hard

As a little experiment, I decided to type “being a composer is” into Google. The top results were “being a composer is hard” and “is being a composer hard” well, googling people, you have answered each other’s question! My two … Continue reading

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What Makes You So Special? 10 Minute Tips: Audio in Video

Video Production is a busy marketplace, and even at a small business event you’ll meet several companies showcasing their wares.  So how can you win those all important jobs?  How can you make sure you carve yourself a niche and stand … Continue reading

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Why Use Bespoke Music? Part 2 – Benefits to Your Work

Part 2: Benefits to your work Tailored to Fit Everyone has been in the situation where they’re tired of sifting through library music trying to find something that fits.  Nothing seems to work, and as you’ve been searching for so long … Continue reading

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Why Use Bespoke Music? Part 1 – Benefits to You

Library music has it’s place.  It’s quick, convenient and cheap.  But sometimes, you just can’t find something that fits – so, what other benefits are there to using bespoke music? Part 1: Benefits to you. Personal Using a composer for … Continue reading

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Claire’s Christmas Cracker – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About These Christmas Songs!

Entering any Christmas pub quizzes this year? This little lot may well help you out… White Christmas by Bing Crosby is not only the biggest selling Christmas single, it is the biggest selling single of all time! Happy Xmas (War … Continue reading

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Swede’s School of Mash

Video mash ups are all over Youtube.  Be it ‘Cassetteboy Vs The Bloody Apprentice’ or one of the many tracks created using Songify, like ‘Winning’ a song by Charlie Sheen they all help our lunch breaks / kettle boiling / tube journeys go quicker. But there’s … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Ruin Your Video Project With Music

If you ever work on media projects that use music, this list is for you.  I know two things.  One is that being a composer for picture means that I scrutinise pretty much every piece of applied music I hear.  … Continue reading

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The Music and The Memories

Have you ever thought about the psychological differences between listening to a piece of music you’ve heard before, and a new piece of music? If not, maybe you should start – as these differences can affect your audience considerably.  Music has a … Continue reading

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10 Minute Tips: Using Audio Compression in Videos

Are you using compression correctly on the voice overs and audio files in your video productions? Are you using any at all?  Compression in real terms means competition…  If you’re not using compression on the audio in your videos, your work could fail … Continue reading

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