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Music Mixtapes for Your Next Movie

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Creating or finding music for your next film is something every filmmaker can attest to within their filmmaking career. And for some filmmakers, music enters the equation as early as setting up a scene — before the film is even complete.

In an interview with Criterion Collection and music composer, Jon Brion, Brion offers up his approach toward creating rhythms for director Paul Thomas' Anderson’s PUNCH-DRUNK-LOVE.

“He’d [Anderson] put on music when he’d set up a shot because even if the music wasn’t going to be there in the end it helped give a sense of rhythm, a sense of poetic pacing to the shot.”

Brion and Anderson’s collaboration is a testimony of using music that integrates to how a scene unfolds — using musical tempo to compliment how a character’s actions are captured or depicted through camera movement.

Inspired by Brion and other memorable movie soundtracks, our A&R Team curated a mixtape inspired by similar musical compositions and scores. From the bright and bouncy instrumental masterpieces of Lullatone — to imaginative orchestral rhythms of Pretty Pizzi — these songs are pensively sweet, rooted in lightness and whimsical tones.

Click the link below to find more music for your videos.



Criterioncollection. (2016, November 14). Jon Brion on the Rhythms of PUNCH-DRUNK-LOVE. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJNhxSFdrVQ

Music Around Town and April's New Music Mixtape

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Spring’s warm weather is the fuel we needed to break free of winter hibernation mode and check out more touring artists and bands. While our collection of music is full of vintage gems (like The Jackson 5), our catalog’s music for licensing overflows with talented musicians actively on tour. And since our clients who license music for video and film are scattering about the country, we’ve created a lineup of shows around town in Portland — and in other big cities too . Which one will we catch you at?

While you’re at it, check out April’s New Music Mixtape for some freshly added music. Click below to listen.


Portland

John Vanderslice

Mississippi Studios

April 23

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Emancipator

Star Theater

April 26

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Propaganda

Aladdin Theater

April 27

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Blossom

Doug Fir Lounge

May 1

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Orquestra Pacifico Tropical 

Mississippi Studios

May 5

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Pure Bathing Culture

Mississippi Studios

June 1

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Matthew Logan Vasquez

Mississippi Studios

June 29

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August Burns Red

Roseland Theater

July 14

 

Seattle

Kuinka

Jazzbones

April 27

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Caspar Babypants

Neptune Theatre

April 27

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Emancipator

Crocodile Cafe

April 28

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Jeremy Enigk

Chop Suey

May 11

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Tomo Nakayama

Chop Suey

May 11

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Kuinka

Neumos

May 18

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Pure Bathing Culture

Columbia City Theater

May 31

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Kings Kaleidoscope

Neumos

June 2

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Anberlin

Crocodile Cafe

June 20

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Matthew Logan Vasquez

Sunset Tavern

June 28

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August Burns Red

Showbox SoDo

July 13


New York

Kings Kaleidoscope

Gramercy Theatre

May 3

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Nicola Cruz

Knockdown Center

May 10

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August Burns Red

Starland Ballroom

June 22

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Dead Poet Society

Arlene’s Grocery

July 2

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Anberlin

Irving Plaza

July 6

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August Burns Red

PlayStation Theater

August 11

Los Angeles

Polyrhythmics

Bootleg Bar

May 2

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Jeremy Enigk

The Roxy Theatre

May 4

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Balto

The Love Song Bar

May 6

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Kings Kaleidoscope

Yost Theater

May 17

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Nicola Cruz

Echoplex

May 18

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Balto

The Love Song Bar

June 3

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Pure Bathing Culture

Bootleg Bar

June 5

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Anberlin

The Wiltern

June 15

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Matthew Logan Vasquez

The Wayfarer

June 20

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August Burns Red

House of Blues - Anaheim

July 19

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Ozomatli

The Wayfarer

July 21


Posted on April 23, 2019 and filed under Marmoset, Mixtapes, Music, Shows.

Discover Energetic Music for Your Videos

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When you think about using music for videos, finding songs for commercial use might be more of an afterthought. After all, it can seem like a tightrope staying on task or adhering to a production timeline for any kind of project.

But when in the editor chair and push comes to shove, the popular song you had in mind when in the preproduction stage is probably out of budget — it’s time to get creative. The last thing you want to do is use music in your video that disservices a scene or causes the mood to fall flat.

With our A&R team continuously adding new music and inviting new artists to our music catalog, we’re also always curating new mixtapes with a specific theme — because we love getting our clients find music for their videos or creative projects.

This week we’ve assembled a mixtape that’s sure to hype up any scene and set an energetic pace. A collection of electronic beats to hip hop and dance, these are some of the best undiscovered songs for commercial use.

Listen, download and license by following the link to our Hype Your Life mixtape.

Posted on April 18, 2019 and filed under Marmoset, Mixtapes, Music, Music Licensing.

Turn up the Volume on March’s New Music Mixtape

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On the hunt for new music? We’ve got you covered.

March’s mixtape has all the newly added music that’s now available for music licensing. From the psychedelic witchgaze vibes of Candace (think Fleetwood Mac meets Mazzy Star) to new Marmoset artist, I$$A (dishing out a fusion of Afropop and hiphop), there’s a taste for everyone. Start off with these five staff picks then dig into the rest.

If I Wanted To” by Cabri x Sub Q Taneous

Your Love's a Drug” by I$$A

Body Move” by Mofak

Midnight Blue” by Candace

Body Move” by Mofak

Dig into the rest of Marmoset’s new music mixtape below. Can’t find what you need? Get in touch with our music licensing experts, our Creative Services Team is here to help. Shoot us your questions here.

Monday’s New Music Mixtape

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While we can’t completely fix the downer vibes of Monday, this Monday mix of new music is sure to help launch your week in the right direction. From the release of Y La Bamba’s new album, Mujeres a vibrant work of Latin-pride and abrogating machoism to the new Fritzwa & J. Brodsky collaboration — their single The Best makes us nostalgically recall our fave throwback jams.

New music hitting the Marmoset catalog of music now — start with these five songs first:

Cruel 2 B Kind” by Mïrändä

Boss” by Jike Junyi

Mujeres” by Y La Bamba

The Best” by Fritzwa & J. Brodsky

Syntax” by Duncan Burnett

Dig into the rest of Marmoset’s new music mixtape below:

The Top 2018 Albums Marmoset Has on Repeat

As we bid 2018 farewell and leap enthusiastically (or hesitantly) into a new year, we look back once more and shuffle through the haphazardly overflowing playlists we’ve created over the span of these 12 months. We’ve discovered our brazen confidence listening to Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, immersed ourselves into the dreamy lyrics of Beach House’s 7 while continuing to reevaluate the state of current politics with Courtney Marie Andrews’ May Your Kindness Remain.

Scroll down and let the nostalgia wash over you.

Here are our top albums of 2018.


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1. Con Todo El Mundo by Khruangbin

Released: January 26, 2018

“Khruangbin was one of the last bands I saw before leaving Chicago this year to move to Portland. The genesis of the band feels like something out of a novel — three musicians who eat at the same Southeast Asian restaurants in Texas start getting influenced by the unique, regional style of funk they hear while slurping down noodles, so they form a band.

An amalgamation of psychedelic rock, hip-hop, and Thai funk, Con Todo El Mundo spoke volumes to me as a work that could have only been created in today's digital age where influential, eclectic sounds and recordings are only a click away.

As I sat with the record, I heard b-boy jams (aka breakdance circles), prom dance floors of yesteryear, and hazy, sweat-filled lounges in my father's homeland of the Philippines. The album has grooves that'll make you boogie in broad daylight and ballads that'll beg you to open that moonroof while on a summertime midnight cruise.”

— Alex Paguirigan, Music Licensing Creative


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2. Whack World by Tierra Whack

Released: May 30, 2018

“Tierra Whack is reconceptualizing what an album is and can be. Whack World is a delightful, playful, sensual and hooky romp of 15 one-minute songs that have done what all good art should do, left me wanting more.."

— Laura Hardin, Label Manager


3. Sweetener by Ariana Grande

Released: August 17, 2018

Sweetener is such an honest record. It's full of happiness, joy and finding light. I can't help but smile when I listen to Sweetener. I love it so much.”

— Casey Wheeler, Project Manager/Creative Services

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4. Skulls Example by Dear Nora

Released: May 25, 2018

"It's Katy's expressive and simplistic descriptions of nature that first caught my attention. "White Fur is in the care of no one," I'm walking on that snowy, sunny path in the woods of my childhood home when I listen.

The song, "Sunset on Humanity" describes the juxtaposition between two realities we have created for ourselves. Technological advancements and the natural world that still surrounds us.

Skulls Example is a contemporary example of our complex experiences in life...described in the most appropriately minimal of ways.."

— Jamie McMullen, Music Licensing Coordinator


5. The House by Porches

Released: January 19, 2018 

The House is filled with melancholic lyrics and interludes that make my heart ache, but it keeps me dancing from start to finish. The perfect balance of darkwave and synthpop.”

— Marilynn Wexler, Music Licensing Coordinator

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6. Rare Birds by Jonathan Wilson

Released: January 19, 2018 

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7 . Isolation by Kali Uchis

Released: April 6, 2018

Isolation features collaboration from a variety of artists from Jorja Smith to Steve Lacy, and it shows in the best of ways. Uchis' debut album mixes genres like funk, soul, and bossa nova (to name a few) into an intoxicating body of work that sounds both vintage and modern.”

— Fiona Kang, Community Ambassador

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8 . BbyShoe by BbyMutha

Released: February 22, 2018

“BbyMutha was one of my favorite performances of this year, I saw her in Oakland at Women in Music Fest with a bunch of other talented women/femme performers.

— Jené Etheridge, Music Licensing Coordinator


9. Foxwarren and El Mal Querer

Released: November 30, 2018 + November 2, 2018

“There were so many phenomenal albums this year it's been hard to keep track. My list is going to be jockeying for positions through the end of the year. New on the list this week is the November release, Foxwarren (Andy Schauf's) band of 10 years, which glimmers with chordal structures reminiscent of Elliott Smith. It's emotionally charged and atmospheric. Rosaliá’s El Mal Querer sits at top with equally powerful and engaging Spanish pop constructed from her Flamenco roots. In the face of another adverse and challenging year in the political artists answer the call and continue to deliver their message. Looking forward to what 2019 has in store."

— Eric Nordby, Brand Ambassador + Music Producer


10. Hot Snakes by Jericho Sirens

Released: March 16, 2018

“After 14 years, Hot Snakes are back in town with "Jericho Sirens" - chock-full of Swami John's blistering guitar riffs, brutal beats by J Sinclair and Mario, Gar Wood's guttural bass grooves, and Rick's gnarly vocals. This album is sure to turn the party into a sweaty mess and not clean up after. Notable tunes include Six Wave Hold-Down, Death Camp Fantasy, I Need A Doctor, and Death Doula. I highly recommend giving album one a spin. Guaranteed to shred your ear balls.”

— Rob Dennler, Senior Creative Director

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11. Wide Awake by Parquet Courts

Released: May 18, 2018 

“Parquet Courts Wide Awake really took me by surprise this year. It takes the catchiness of Jock Jams and stadium rock and puts it through filters of punk rock, a sly sense of humor and raw artful simplicity. Also, you can dance to it (some of the songs are straight up funky).”

— Steve Schroeder, Artists & Repertoire Curation Manager




12. 7 by Beach House

Released: May 11, 2018

“There’s a stark departure in Beach House’s 7, the duo’s new approach being dialed up, shaking up the world of mellow daydreams evoked from their previous work. The masterful layering combined with haunting vocals feel spatially satisfying — ever mellow moment feels welcoming and entrancing from start to finish.”

— Michelle Goldstein, Copywriter

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13. It’s A New Day Tonight by Michael Rault

Released: May 18, 2018 

“Michael Rault's album It's a New Day Tonight delivers such a unique and timeless take on ‘70s psych pop — it's so refreshing. The melodies are infectious, the lyrical content is heartfelt and self reflective without feeling like a damn Nicholas Sparks novel and the production is next level insane, much due to Wayne Gordon of Daptone I'm sure. Spin if you like Wings, Badfinger, Big Star, and the like.”

— David Katz, Music Producer





14. God’s Favorite Customer by Father John Misty

Released: ‎June 1, 2018

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15. Love//Warrior by Frankie Simone

Release: September 6, 2018

“Love//Warrior is a pumped album packed full of empowerment and light. Frankie Simone kicks ass and Barton's production makes you wanna shake yours.”

— Jenna Covey, Community Ambassador


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16. boygenius by boygenius

Released: October 26 2018

“Boygenius was short, sweet and sad, which is perfect since I'm a sucker for sad girl music. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus are all phenomenal artists by their own right, but putting the three of them together had some pretty magical results. Such a power trio.”

— Marissa Hernandez, Music Licensing Creative


17. Nearer My God by Foxing

Released: August 10, 2018

“Foxing's Nearer My God had all of my favorite things; distinct instrumentation not typically seen in the genre, sick guitar solos, and more angst than you can shake a stick at. Nothing says 2018 like post-hardcore-sad-boy music because everything sucks and you're just trying to make it to 2019.”

— Nathaniel Schmidt, Project Manager/Creative Services

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18. Childqueen by Kadhja Bonet

Released: June 8, 2018

“I love the throwback, psych-soul sound of Kadhja Bonet's Childqueen. It feels comfortable like I'm in a familiar space, yet at the same time it's completely new. I could drown happily in Kadhja's honey voice — I love it so much.”

— Nicole Hooper, HR Generalist + People Operations Team Lead


19. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Released: June 15, 2018

“Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is a new-ish Australian outfit that makes raw, jangly guitar-driven rock music, reminiscent of R.E.M. the The Clean. Super solid band with somehow a fresh sound even though you can hear their influences.”

— Ryan Rebo , Software Engineer

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20. Honorable Singles Mention

We the Funk” by Dillion Francis feat. Fuego

“Turn up the heat — and turn down the tempo and mood because hey, it’s 2018. Dillon Francis continues to breathe life into Moombahton on this dark and bumping collabo with Fuego: the hi-hats are hooky enough by themselves but the bari sax instead of a chorus seals the deal for me.”

— Michael Van Pelt, Artists & Repertoire Senior Catalog Manager 


Posted on December 18, 2018 and filed under Artist Spotlights, Mixtapes, Music, Marmoset, Spotlight: Artists.