Production Music 101

In today’s world of media production, music plays a critical role in setting the mood and tone for a film or TV show. From heart-racing action sequences to poignant emotional moments, music has the power to elevate the impact of a visual story. But not every production studio has the luxury of hiring a composer for custom-made recordings. This is where production music comes into play.

Library Music, Stock Music? Production Music!

A movie without music? Hard to imagine! In horror films, for example, dissonant strings can create a sense of dread and fear that would be impossible to achieve with visuals alone. Conversely, romantic comedies often rely on gentle indie rock ballads to convey a sense of intimacy and romance. Music is the secret ingredient that can make or break the emotional impact of a project. But it’s not just in films where music is crucial; advertising productions and video games also rely heavily on music to enhance the user experience.

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Music and emotion are inextricably linked, and it’s this variety of sounds that is the strength of Production Music. Production Music Libraries offer an extensive range of music styles and eras, all composed for one purpose: synchronisation. This means that the music is specifically designed to be used in media productions.

Why would you need production music?

As it turns out, getting your hands on a chart or radio hit can be a tricky business. One major obstacle is the division of rights between the publisher and the parties involved in the work. Typically, labels for commercial music only hold a fraction of the copyright themselves – usually just under 50%. This can lead to a lengthy and expensive sync request process that can be a real headache for media production companies.

But fear not, there is another way. Production music providers offer a solution to these problems by creating their own original tracks and owning all rights to their music. This makes licensing easy and fast, with just one contact person to deal with. Plus, it ensures that production companies are on the safe side when it comes to potential copyright issues.

Overall, production music libraries offer a cost-effective and hassle-free alternative to commercial music for media productions. They save you effort, risk, time, and money, making them a smart choice for any production company looking to streamline their music acquisition process.

How to find the perfect music?

We know how time-consuming and stressful it can be to find the right music to complement your visuals. That’s why we’ve designed our website with a user-friendly dashboard, pre-selected playlists, and a variety of search filters to make your experience as smooth as possible.

Production Music by Sonoton Music

But we don’t stop there. We also offer the option for STEMS files, which provide individual access to each part of a track for maximum customisation. And if you need further guidance, our team of consultants is available to offer free and non-binding music suggestions.

Our goal at Sonoton Music is to take the hassle out of finding the fitting music to your project, no matter the scale or industry. So why not give us a try? Head over to to start exploring the world of production music.