All of a sudden the hardest part of my job is selecting songs for my films. I might be lying to myself, but I swear a few years ago it was much easier. I would pick a song, start making a film, and within a few hours I had a fully-sequenced film that needed tweaks. Now I spend HOURS pouring through songs online trying to find the perfect match for the footage I created.
So I wanted to share a few of my favorites here because maybe you need some new artists to consider. Now you will see I do have a particular type of music I like to use for my documentary family and newborn films. These are my favorite 6 artists to license on MusicBed. Use my REFERRAL link and we each get a month free 🙂
The Careful Ones.
Seriously still some of the most emotionally charged songs I have used in my films. When I get stuck I will throw Paper Knees on the timeline and get to work. Then if the song doesn’t work I am usually prepared to resequence to a different song. Slow Dance On Broken Glass is equally amazing. If I could get either of those as instrumentals my life would be set.
It has seriously been years since I originally licensed Perfect Day and That’s What Makes This House a Home for Day in the Life sessions. There was a time I simply couldn’t imagine making a full day film and not using Perfect Day as the soundtrack. The majority of her songs are available in the memberships, but Hiding Place is sadly not.
I would likely license every single song by this duo (Jake Etheridge + Olivia Rudeen) if the songs were included in the memberships, but they are not. You have been warned. I Like You and Everyday are my top songs because they are so on-brand for me. I used Everyday to make my 2019 highlight reel.
This is a brand new band for me, but Together reminds me of the theme song from Life Goes On. I recently licensed it to make a bonus film for one of my favorite families. I also love Feeling Good.
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.
While I love this band, I have to selectively use it has it isn’t a great match for all my client films. But when it works, it is gold.
Handsome and Gretyl.
Love love LOVE this duo, but I find the instrumental tends to work better for my family films.