Video Essentials

Get a Hollywood-Quality Soundtrack for a Budget Price

Regular readers of this site already know about Rumblefish, a music licensing company that partnered with YouTube to create That site makes getting royalty-free tracks for online videos both easy and affordable.

Now Rumblefish is offering an expanded lineup of songs, letting video-makers get Hollywood-quality tracks for the same low licensing cost. That’s because Rumblefish has partnered with Crucial Music, a music company that normally works with major studios.

The deal adds 6,500 tracks to the music libraries at and As with all of the tracks there, pricing is $1.99 per song for consumers. FriendlyMusic is meant for non-commercial video makers who post their works to YouTube. Professionals will want to check out, which has the same library but with licenses starting at $25 for professional and for-profit use.

Crucial Music’s tracks have been heard on shows and movies including CSI, Friday Night Lights, American Dan, Hawaii 5-O, Royal Pains, Transformers, Crazy Stupid Love, Sex & the City, The Proposal, Fantastic Four, and others.

“The Crucial catalog is a phenomenal addition to the growing Rumblefish catalog and will be made available across all of the Rumblefish properties including Friendly Music, the Rumblefish API and Music Licensing Store,” the company wrote in a blog post.


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