MUSIC LICENSING SEARCH TRENDS

What comes along with helping a client find the perfect song for their project? Loads of song references! We collaborated with our Music Supervision Team to create this Journal post featuring all of the song references sent to us weekly from our filmmaker and creative community. If you are interested in writing more music specifically for licensing, our hope is that this information will inspire you while you create and help keep you in the loop of what genres and styles are trending at the moment. Of course, we always want your music to reflect YOU as an artist, so we encourage you all to take this info purely as inspiration.     

What comes along with helping a client find the perfect song for their project? Loads of song references! We collaborated with our Music Supervision Team to create this Journal post featuring all of the song references sent to us weekly from our filmmaker and creative community. If you are interested in writing more music specifically for licensing, our hope is that this information will inspire you while you create and help keep you in the loop of what genres and styles are trending at the moment. Of course, we always want your music to reflect YOU as an artist, so we encourage you all to take this info purely as inspiration.

 

  

 

Songs Referenced 10/30 - 11/17...

November's Spotify Playlist

  • Polo & Pan - "Pays Imaginaire"
  • Maurice Chevalier - "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"
  • Robin Schulz, James Blunt - "OK"
  • The Phantoms - "Nothin' Like This"
  • Explosions In The Sky - "Disintegration Anxiety"
  • M83 - "Outro"
  • Drake - "The Catch Up"
  • David Bowie - "The Jean Genie"
  • The Creation - "Making Time"
  • Daft Punk - "Voyager"
  • Marlena Shaw - "California Soul"
  • Anderson .Paak - "Parking Lot"
  • Toro y Moi - "Say That"
  • Passion Pit - "Take A Walk"
  • Maurice Ravel - "String Quartet in F Major"
  • Alexandre Desplat - "Grand Budapest Hotel: Overture"
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - "Zissou Society"
  • The Darjeeling Limited - "Symphony No. 7 in A"
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - "Ping Island"
  • Sam the Sham - "Little Red Riding Hood"
  • Invisible Minds - "Yo Mae Leh"
  • Beck - "Dreams"
  • Tove Styrke - "Burn"
  • Tycho - "Awake"
  • Caribou - "Can't Do Without You"
  • Fitz and the Tantrums - "HandClap"
  • Beautiful Eulogy - "Hello From Portland"
  • Kalbells - "Bodyriders"
  • Broods - "Mother & Father"
  • Hooray For Earth - "True Loves"
  • Cat Power - "Evolution"
  • Frightened Rabbit - "Keep Yourself Warm"
  • Sophie - "VYZEE"
  • Shamir - "On The Regular"
  • K Theory - "Vc Commander"
  • Sia - "Dressed In Black"
  • Frenship - "Capsize"
  • Eagles of Death Metal - "Miss Alissa"
  • Just Timberlake - "Sexy Back"
  • Mozart - "Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat Major"
  • Family of the Year - "Hero"
  • Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
  • HAIM - "Little of Your Love"
  • Four Tet - "Hands"
  • Mogwai - "Secret Pint"
  • Shakey Graves - "House of Winston"
  • The Beatles - "Two Of Us"
  • The Shins - "New Slang"
  • M0 - "When I Was Young"
  • Oliver, Sam Sparro - "Last Forever"
  • Com Truise - "Memory"
  • Geoffroy - "Call of the Wild"
  • Johnny Cash - "In My Life"
  • Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time the Sun Comes Up"
  • Son Lux - "Lost It To Trying"
  • Ohana Bam - "Blow Your Mind"
  • Etta James - "Lovin' You More Every day"
  • James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"
  • Medasin, Joba - "Day Dream"
  • Disclosure - "When A Fire Starts To Burn"
  • Nigel Godrich - "Hillcrest Park"
  • Boris Brejcha - "Dark Planet"
  • Ludovico Einaudi - "Experience"
  • Ben Lee - "We're All In This Together"
  • Kankouran - "Rivers"
  • Surkin - "Tiger Rhythm"
  • Arms and Sleeps - "Forever Only"
  • Curodoi - "My Dear"
  • Macklemore - "Glorious"
  • Justin Timberlake - "Can't Stop The Feeling"
  • Shawn Mendes - "There's Nothing Holding Me Back"
  • Tommy Genesis - "Tommy"
  • The Creation - "Biff Bang Pow"
  • Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
  • Roulle - "Madness"
  • Sheer Mag - "Whose Side Are You on?"
  • Courtney Barnett - "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party"
  • 7Horse - "Meth Lab Zoso Sticker"
  • Vulfpeck - "Funky Duck"
  • Charles Bradley - "Ain't It a Sin"
  • North Mississippi Allstars - "Boogie"
  • Hillstomp - "Jumper on the Line"
  • London Grammar - "Wasting My Young Years"
  • Gabrielle Aplin - "The Power of Love"
  • Syracuse University - "Down, Down the Field"
  • Brian Eno - "Signals"
  • The Temper Trap - "Down River"
  • Maya Angelou - "Still I Rise"
  • Phantogram - "Same Old Blues"
  • Queen - "I Want It All"
  • Run the Jewels - "Legend Has It"
  • Charlie Palmieri - "Comelon"
  • Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"
  • Dan Griffin - "Stars and Satellites"
  • Nick Drake - "Pink Moon"
  • Jarami - "Hear This"
  • Bot'Ox - "Blue Steel (feat. Anna Jean)"
  • Florence + The Machines - "Kiss With A Fist"
  • Tony Anderson - "Incision"
  • Sink Ya Teeth - "If You See Me"
  • Suzanne Kraft - "No Worries"
  • Ratatat - "Wildcat"
  • Richard Swift - "Lady Luck"
  • Air - "La femme d'argent"
  • Tortoise - "TNT"

Songs Referenced Week of 10/23...

October's Spotify Playlist

  • Janelle Monae - "Yoga"
  • Travis Scott - "Biebs in the Trap"
  • Rihanna - "Work"
  • Bro Safari - "The Drop"
  • DJ Fresh - "Louder"
  • Gold Panda - "You"
  • Bibio - "A tout a l'heure"
  • Marian Hill - "Down"
  • Macklemore - "Drug Dealer"
  • Dean Martin - "Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix)
  • Quantic - "Transatlantic"
  • Ratatat - "Cream On Chrome"
  • People Under The Stairs - "San Francisco Knights"
  • Two Fingers - "Sweden"
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Spread Your Love"
  • Hermitude - "Midnight Terrain"
  • Spencer & Antfood - "Trek"
  • Sofi Tukker - "Drinkee"
  • Kungs, Cookin' On 3 Burners - "This Girl"
  • Hans Zimmer - "Supermarine"
  • Brian Eno - "An Ending (Ascent)
  • Laura Veirs - "The Cloud Room" (inst)
  • Greta Van Fleet - "Highway Tune"
  • Sister Nancy - "Bam Bam"
  • Frankie Reyes - "Alma, Corazon y Vida"
  • Imagine Dragons - "I Bet My Life" (inst)
  • Mocca - "I Remember"
  • Nicolas Jaar - "Mi Mujer"
  • Darkside - "Paper Trails"
  • Jessie Ware - "Selfish Love"
  • Future Islands - "Cave"
  • David Bowie - "Rebel Rebel"

 

Songs Referenced Week of 10/16...

October's Spotify Playlist

  • Tory Lanez feat. Future - "Real Thing"
  • Aloe Blacc - "I Need A Dollar"
  • edIT - "If You Crump Stand Up"
  • Big Data - "Dangerous" [Oliver Remix]
  • Rusko - "Woo Boost"
  • Bag Raiders - "Shooting Stars"
  • Scissor Sisters - "Filthy/Gorgeous"
  • The Intermezzo Orchestra - "2001: A Space Odyssey (Main Theme)"
  • ESG - "Dance"
  • The Goo Goo Dolls - "Better Days"
  • Karl S. Williams - "White Hotel"
  • Chic - "I Want Your Love"
  • Donna Summer - "Bad Girls"
  • Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Love Come Down"
  • Chic - "Est-Ce Que C'est Chic"
  • Diana Ross - "Upside Down"
  • The Pogues - "The Broad Majestic Shannon"
  • Y La Bamba - "Oh February"
  • Michael Jackson - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
  • LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
  • Janis Joplin - "Summertime"
  • Sofi Tukker - "Best Friend"
  • Lemaitre, Jennie A. - "Closer"
  • Major Lazer, Vybz Kartel - "Pon De Floor"
  • Chantal Kreviazuk - "Feels Like Home"
  • Chase & Status - "International"
  • Cazwell - "Downtown"
  • Michna - "Swiss Glide"
  • Admiral - "Trunk Popped"
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - "Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op - Score"
  • Machinedrum - "U Betta"
  • Jean-Jacques Perrey - "The Mexican Cactus"
  • Gold Panda - "You"
  • Flavien Berger - "Tresor"
  • Emiliana Torrini - "Jungle Drum"
  • Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
  • Sam Spiegel, Ape Drums, Assassin - "Mutant Brain"
  • Clinic - "The Equalizer"
  • Sia - "Cheap Thrills"
  • Dobsy - "Elocution Interlude"
  • Yves Tumor - "Limerence"
  • Shigeto - "Ritual Howl"
  • Arkells - "Knocking At The Door"
  • Andy Stott - "Butterflies"
  • Parquet Courts - "Borrowed Time"

 

Songs Referenced Week of 10/9...

October's Spotify Playlist

  • Sam Cooke - "Bring It On Home"
  • The Wood Brothers - "Losin' Streak"
  • EMA - "I Wanna Destroy"
  • First Aid Kit - "My Silver Lining"
  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra - "Music for A Found Harmonium"
  • Ratatat - "Loud Pipes"
  • Wintersleep - "Miasmal Smoke & The Yellow Bellied Freaks"
  • Mexican Institute of Sound - "Mexico"
  • Mexican Institute of Sound - "Yo Digo Baila"
  • Bomba Estereo - "Soy Yo"
  • Mitu - "Solitario"
  • Ill Mondo - "Sound Sharp!"
  • Logic - "Under Pressure"
  • Anderson .Paak - "Come Down"
  • Jacqueline Taieb - "7 Heure Du Mat"
  • The Frights - "Kids"
  • The Chemical Brothers - "Go"
  • Blake Ewing - "Across the Sea"
  • The Smiths - "This Charming Man"
  • Sing Street - "Drive It Like You Stole It"
  • KOYOTIE - "Get On The Bus"
  • Empire of the Sun - "ZZZ"
  • Run the Jewels - "Call Ticketron"
  • Petite Biscuit - "Sunset Lover"
  • Herbie Hancock - "Hang Up Your Hang Ups"
  • Death Grips - "Get Got"

 

Songs Referenced Week of 10/2...

October's Spotify Playlist

  • Santigold - "Disparate Youth" 
  • Cold War Kids -"Miracle Mile"
  • Blondage - "Stoned"
  • Meg Mac - "Roll Up Your Sleeves"
  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra - "Perpetuum Mobile"
  • Young Tides - "Easy Love"
  • Magic Bronson - "Nervous"
  • Lord RAJA - "Pistol Refix"
  • Kovas - "The Dopest"
  • Vince Staples - "BagBak"
  • Rainer Maria - "Lower Worlds"
  • The Black Cadillacs - "Find My Own Way"
  • Cy Dune - "Confusion"
  • Hembree - "Holy Water"
  • Erma Franklin - "Higher & Higher"
  • Joe Cocker - "With a Little Help From My Friends"
  • Bill Withers - "Lean On Me"
  • Marian Hill - "Talk To Me"
  • Marian Hill - "Got It"
  • Flight Facilities, Giselle - "Crave You"
  • Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
  • The Cinematic Orchestra - "To Build A Home"
  • M83 - "Outro"
  • Explosions In The Sky - "Your Hand In Mine"
  • Porter Robinson - "Divinity"
  • Onra - "They Got Breaks Too"
  • Steely Dan - "Time Out Of Mind"
  • Marlena Shaw - "California Soul"
  • Daft Punk - "Around The World"
  • Bill Withers - "Lovely Day"
  • Anderson .Paak - "Come Down"