Top 10 Music Movies
I always loved music in movies. It defines an era, sets a mood, scares you, makes you laugh, it emphasize all your senses. A great music movie or score sets an amazing temporary state of mind that is memorable to you for the rest of your life. The following music movies are films that had such effect on me. From the great acting of Denzel Washington as a trumpet player in Spike Lee‘s Mo Better Blues to the amazing performance of superstar Eminem in 8 Mile that made me better understand Hip Hop culture, to the tragic life portrait of jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon who played a character that was basically himself in ‘Round Midnight to the hilarious story of a “fake” metal band on tour in This is Spinal Tap, to the the amazing performance of Jack Black in High Fidelity to the song placement of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer in Almost Famous. All these scenes, characters and sounds will live in me forever.
Here’s my Top Ten:
10- Mo’ Better Blues
9- The Commitments
8 – 8 Mile
7 – Gimme Shelter
5- Sweet and Lowdown
4- Round Midnight
3- This Is Spinal Tap
2 – High Fidelity
1- Almost Famous
What is your top 10?
We know that when you’re using music to search for music you’re not really looking for an end-to-end match of a full-length 3-minute song. You’ve got a specific section, verse, build, rise or other identifiable section of the song in mind that you’re looking to find similar results for. Sonic Search can only be as good as the information it is provided during the search process so we’ve added the ability for you to provide us with more information that will help Sonic Search deliver you even better results. As of this morning you can now identify and isolate specific song segments when running a Sonic Search so that we better understand exactly what you’re looking for and with that additional detail we can provide you with even better results.
Here’s How It Works
- Initiate a Sonic Search as you normally would by uploading a MP3 or pasting in a YouTube / Sound Cloud URL into your main search field at the top of your site.
- After the seed track is analyzed you’ll be directed to the search results page where your seed track will be sitting at the very top of the list. Look for the new little arrow grabbers at the front and back of your seed track’s waveform & timeline. Use the grabbers to slide over the waveform and isolate a start point and end point of the specific section you’re looking for. When you’ve isolated the section you’d like to find similar results for, click the big “GO” button on the right and sit back, relax and wait for your new results.
We try to keep everything very simple and intuitive so that’s really all there is to it. We hope you enjoy this new upgrade to Sonic Search. Enjoy!
May 22, 2013– Toronto, ON — Music for Productions has just announced that they have added new stock music to their online database, which has been composed by new composers to join the MFP team including, Margaret Maria, an award winning Canadian Cellist. Her first 3 pieces are now available in the stock music collection through the Music for Productions (MFP) website.
MFP is also working with USA composer Josh Auer on 11 exclusive tracks for the MFP catalog. Four of his tracks are now available online. Including, “Here to Stay,” “The Best Year,” and “The World from Above.” These songs can be described as “inspirational rock,” combining acoustics, piano and providing the track with an overall indie pop feel.
Music for Productions routinely works with new composers to be able to provide the most comprehensive collection of stock music for productions. The company was founded in April 2005, and is Canada’s first on-line full-service supplier of music for productions. The company offers four types of services: production music libraries, a song catalogue, custom scoring and music supervision services. The Music for Productions website is designed with usability and convenience in mind. Tracks are available 24/7 and producers, editors and music supervisors can source and license music from the comfort of their offices and studios.
To learn more about the stock music service and for updates on the release of new tracks, contact MFP directly.
Music for Productions
12 Bonfield Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toll Free: 1-888-MFP-MUSIC
Now available on MFP music from Canadian Cellist Virtuoso Margaret Maria. You can find the first 2 pieces from her 2013 Grammy Entry Nominee CD at the following link. http://ow.ly/l4Wtc More to come!
Congratz to MFP Composer Francois Couture for winning best producer at the Native American Award Yesterday! http://ow.ly/kVWkW To hear Francois’ catalog on MFP go to the following link: http://www.2.musicforproductions.com/#!explorer?comp=153820
French TV shows “Jobs de Bras” 7 (20 shows) and “VRAK la Vie 5 (25 shows)” produced by Fairplay in Quebec were just renewed for another season! They are using tracks from MFP composer Andrew Patrick O. http://ow.ly/kUwop