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[Music genres and the global music market] What is movie music? History and Features Soundtrack

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Film music is what you need to stir up a scene in a movie, mostly background music. Film music is now a well-established genre, with many famous composers working on it. Most of the composers are professionals who are mainly active in classical music, and the genre of music they work on is wide-ranging. I am writing an article about the history and characteristics of film music.

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What is film music?

Film music refers to the music that plays in movies. There is no fixed format for music, and all kinds of music are used according to the diversification of film content. Classical music is the most common, but it is diversified and various music such as jazz, easy listening, pops, and EDM is used depending on the scene. Therefore, no particular genre is used. With few exceptions, most film music is background music and has no vocals.

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history

Movies used to be completely silent. However, attempts to use music in movies began around the 19th century. In 1895, the Lumière brothers released the first screen-projected film, Cinematograph, in Paris, with piano accompaniment. In the 1900s, it became commonplace for movies to have music. Until the early 1900s, the concept of film music = classical music was fixed, but after World War II there was a movement to actively incorporate music other than orchestral music. In addition, original original drama music and songs, including Disney music, have been adopted and diversified.

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derived music

Film music has become a big genre now, and it has become a genre that makes a lot of money. Against this backdrop, a soundtrack boom has been born, and many soundtrack geeks are listening to movie music. And in such a way, derivative genres have also appeared.

Epic Music

Epic Music is a genre born out of a business started by the Production Music Library company. Film-like music is called Epic Music for the purpose of being used as movie trailers, game trailers, commercials, and even TV background music. This genre is often worked on by movie music writers outside of their main business, and there are many high-quality music that mixes EDM, folk music, rock, etc. with authentic classical music.

Why is movie music BGM?

Over 90% of film music is BGM, except for some movies. Why is this? There is a reason for this. If you put popular songs in a movie, it will kill the image. Film music is only a supporting role to complement the image of the movie. That’s why the visuals come first and the music comes second. Therefore, most of this genre is background music, and there is a lot of relatively quiet music. Loud music kills the picture.

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Composer

Most composers are classical music specialists. Most of the members have graduated from music colleges and are highly educated. In addition, we do not work on only one specific genre. This world is making music of all genres, and we are making music of all genres. In addition, people in this world often work not only on movies, but also games, Production Music Library, and even TV dramas. The composers belong to an agent company that specializes in video.

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