music to my ears

Finding the perfect music for a video is always difficult.  At least for me.  I’m sure there are people out there who can either compose or find music without a second thought.  For me it’s one of the most frustrating parts of gathering material for my projects.  Recently, for the first time ever, I have found the perfect music that reflects my story just the way that  I want it to.

The taster tape for Out of Print (taster tape= a short film the purpose of showing a producer/investor/anyone who cares, what the potential film will look like) featured generic music that I found on a royalty free website. This is where I usually find my music- but after sifting through hundreds of songs and feeling like I still hadn’t found something that would fit the final piece. I gave in to second best.  I figured it was alright for the taster tape, but I wanted something better for the final piece.  Something original and that you would hear in an independent bookshop.

Enter: The Bookshop Band.  Yes, there is such a thing as a band called The Bookshop Band, and yes, they write and perform music to do with books.  Perfect!  Not only is the music perfect, but the band was kind enough to give me permission to use one of their newest songs- A Shop With Books In.  I found them thanks to the Chorleywood Bookshop.

If you have time, you really should check them out.  I’ve only included the song, A Shop With Books In below, but they really are worth hearing more of.

A SHOP WITH BOOKS IN – by The Bookshop Band
Written to support Independent Booksellers Week 2012

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