Music and Sound Effects

CompanyProduct/CollectionMusic/Sound FXNumber of Discs in CollectionFee or Price per DiscFee or Price of CollectionBuyout LicenseAnnual Blanket LicensePer Use License?
AirCraft Production LibraryAirCraft Music Librarymusic93variesvariesnoyesyes
BLC ProductionsProfessional Seriesmusic4$60$200yesnono
Contempo MusicProduction Music Librarymusic11$75$660yesnono
Creative Support ServicesTargetraxmusic10$60$480yesnono
 MAX traxmusic31$149$1,470yesnono
 MAX + FXsound FX7n/a$290yesnono
Creative Video ImagesProducer Series Vol. IIboth1$50$50yesnono
Davenport MusicDavenport Music Librarymusic13$50$430yesnono
 Musikos Music Librarymusic9$50$170yesnono
 Davenport + Musikos Librariesmusic22$50$500yesnono
Dimension Music and SFXGold Seriesmusic10$25$250yesnono
 Platinum Seriesmusic10$25$250yesnono
 Champion Seriesmusic8$25$250yesnono
 SFX Seriessound FX10$35$350yesnono
 Tech Effectssound FX1$50$50yesnono
Energetic MusicBroadcast Seriesmusic5$100$500yesnono
 Sports and Action Seriesmusic3$60$180yesnono
 Easy Listening Seriesmusic3$60$180yesnono
 Romantic/Wedding Seriesmusic5$60$300yesnono
 Sound Effects Starter Setsound FX5n/a$100yesnono
FirstCom Music HousePersonal Music Librarymusic600+variesvariesnoyesyes
 Sound Ideassound FX16variesvariesnoyesyes
 OneMusic Librarymusic50variesvariesnoyesyes
Fresh Music LibraryFresh Musicmusic40$60$995yesnono
Gene Michael ProductionsGMP Music Librarymusic58+$85$3,944yesnono
 GMP Special Collectionmusic4$95 to $125$470yesnono
GhostwritersSound Effectssound FX5n/a$90yesnono
 MAX FXsound FX6n/a$200yesnono
 Muscle Shoals Magicmusic9n/a$350yesnono
 Beds & Bitsmusic4n/a$200yesnono
 Power Discsound FX1$100$100yesnono
Hollywood EdgeSound FXsound FX20$60$895yesnono
 Edge Editionsound FX4n/a$295yesnono
LifesongsWedding & Romancemusic1$59$59yesnono
The Music BakeryProduction Musicmusic30$60$1,770yesnono
 Dimension Sound Effectssound FX10$100$495yesnono
Music ServicesCanary Music Libraryboth30$65$995yesnono
 Sirocco Sound Effectssound FX4n/a$395yesnono
 Essential Music Librarymusic18n/avariesyesyesno
OGM Production MusicPremium Linemusic27variesvariesnoyesyes
 Professional Linemusic65variesvariesnoyesyes
OmnimusicMusic Librarymusic120variesvariesnoyesyes
 Sound Effects Librarysound FX12$75$695yesnono
QCCS ProductionsPro Background Theme Music (PBTM)music19*varies$60**yesnono
River City SoundBroadcast Seriesmusic7$60$420yesnono
 Specialty Seriesmusic10$60$600yesnono
Royalty Free Music3PKmusic3n/a$150yesnono
Signature MusicProduction Music Librarymusic31$85$1,495yesnono
Soper SoundAmbient Pathwaysmusic1$125$125yesnono
 Action, Heroic & Patrioticmusic1$125$125yesnono
 Tension, Danger & Mysterymusic1$125$125yesnono
 Guitars (i-lektrik)music1$125$125yesnono
 Classical & Americanamusic1$125$125yesnono
Sound IdeasSound Ideas Musicmusic96variesvariesnoyesyes
 Turner Broadcastmusic10variesvariesnoyesyes
 Turner Entertainment Co. SFXsound FX3n/avariesyes  
 General Series 6000sound FX40n/avariesyesnono
 Series 6000 Extensionsound FX15n/avariesyesnono
 Ambience Isound FX12no$495nonono
 AmbienceIIsound FX15no$495nonono
trF Production MusicBosworth Music Librarymusic198variesvariesnonoyes
 Pyramid Music Librarymusic20variesvariesnoyesyes
 MP2000 (Montparnasse)music147variesvariesnoyesyes
 International Ethnic Musicmusic2,000variesvariesnoyesyes
 Musictrack Librarymusic6variesvariesnoyesyes
Zedz MusicProduction Music Librarymusic6$100$600yesnono

*19 CDs contain 20 volumes of music.
**Prices start at $60 with quantity discounts available.

This list is only a sampling; it is not meant to be comprehensive. Prices listed are manufacturer’s suggested retail price to the nearest dollar. All information is supplied by the respective manufacturers and/or representative agencies and is subject to change without notice.

Explanation of Feature Headings

  • Music/Sound Effects The library is comprised of sound effects, music or both.
  • Number of Discs The number of CDs that make up the library.
  • Fee or Price The fee the user pays for a per-use or annual blanket license, or the price of buying out the library.
  • Buyout License The user buys the library outright, and has unlimited use of the selections for the life of the CD(s).
  • Annual Blanket License The user can use as many selections as he wants, as often as he wants, for one year.
  • Per Use License The user pays each time he uses a selection (sometimes called “needle drop” license).

Music and Sound Effects Library Manufacturers

  • AirCraft Production Library
    162 Columbus Ave.
    Boston, MA 02116
    (800) 343-2514
  • BLC Productions
    448 Lafleur
    Vaudreuil, Quebec
    Canada J7V 6N4
    (800) 569-2827
  • Contempo Music
    P.O. Box 2049
    Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (888) 687-4285
  • Creative Support Services
    1948 Riverside Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90039
    (800) 468-6874
  • Creative Video Images
    129 W. Evesham Rd.
    Voorhees, NJ 08043
    (800) 326-1387
  • Davenport Music
    P.O. Box 25636
    Charlotte, NC 28229
    (800) 951-6666
  • Dimension Music and Sound Effects
    P.O. Box 992
    Newnan, GA 30264-0092
    (800) 634-0091
  • Energetic Music
    P.O. Box 84583
    Seattle, WA 98124
    (800) 323-2972
  • FirstCom Music House
    13747 Montfort Drive, Ste. 220
    Dallas, TX 75240
    (800) 858-8880
  • Fresh Music Library
    34 South Main Street
    Hanover, NH 03755
    (800) 545-0688
  • Gene Michael Productions
    441 Post Rd.
    Buchanan, MI 49107
    (800) 955-0619
  • Ghostwriters
    2412 Unity Ave. North
    Minneapolis, MN 55422
    (612) 522-6256
  • Hollywood Edge
    7060 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1120
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    (800) 292-3755
  • LifeSongs
    4620 W. 72nd S t.
    Prarie Valley, KS 66208
    (800) 397-9403
  • The Music Bakery
    7134-A Campbell Rd. #1
    Dallas, TX 75248
    (972) 414-0313
  • Music Services
    121 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Wayne, PA 19087
    (800) 368-0033
  • OGM Production Music
    6922 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 718
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    (800) 421-4163
  • Omnimusic
    6255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 917
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    (800) 828-6664
  • QCCS Productions, Inc. (PBTM)
    P.O. Box 11194
    Eugene, OR 97440
    (800) 345-7286
  • River City Sound
    P.O. Box 750786
    Memphis, TN 38175
    (901) 274-7277
  • Royalty Free Music
    P.O. Box 4100
    Santa Cruz, CA 95063
    (800) 772-7701
  • Signature Music
    P.O. Box 921
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (800) 888-7151
  • Soper Sound
    P.O. Box 498
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
    (800) 227-9980
  • Sound Ideas
    105 West Beaver Creek Rd. #4
    Richmond Hill, OT L4B1C6
    (800) 387-3030
  • trF Production Music
    747 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
    Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
    (800) 899-6874
  • Zedz Music
    49 Hanover St.
    Malden, MA 02148
    (617) 324-1989

Digital Images and Graphics

CompanyProductVideo ClipsPhotosClip Art/IconsBackgrounds/TexturesFontsNumber of DiscsNumber of SelectionsPrice
Aridi Computer GraphicsVolume 6: Bordersnonoyesnono1200$100
 Volume 7: Initial Capsnonoyesnono1312$100
 Volume 8: Calligraphianonoyesnono1200$100
 Volume 9: Ornamentsnonoyesnono1300$100
 Volume 10: Ribbons/Bannersnonoyesnono1200$100
ArtBeats Software, Inc.City Surfacesnononoyesno190$250
 Film Clutteryesnononono171$350
 ReelExplosions 1yesnononono130$500
 ReelFire 1yesnononono130$500
CascomSelect Effects CD-Romsyesyesyesyesno37,500$240
Corel CorporationGallery 2yesyesyesyesyes115,000$59
 Mega Galleryyesyesyesyesyes5110,000+$100
 Stock Photo Library 1noyesnoyesno20020,000$995
 Stock Photo Library 2noyesnoyesno20020,000$995
 Stock Photo Library 3noyesnoyesno20020,000$995
Diamar InteractiveIntroductory Collectionnoyesnoyesno11,350$13
 Landscape & Scenery Bundlenoyesnonono4216$200
 Background & Texture Bundlenononoyesno8432$400
 People & Lifestyles Bundlenoyesnonono10520$500
 Portfolio 25-Volume Bundlenoyesnoyesno251,350$1,300
Digital Stock CorporationSpace & Spaceflightnoyesnonono2100$250
 Natural Texturesnoyesnoyesno9100$250
 Animals & Wildlifenoyesnonono2100$250
Energy Film LibraryEnergy Interactive Catalogyesnononono11,300free
 Visual Energyyesyesnonono1200$50
 Cinema CD for Macyesnononono1100$50
 Visual Vocabulary for Windowsyesnononono1220$50
Image Club GraphicsDigital Visionnoyesnonono303,000$7,500
 Artroom 10.0nonoyesnono110,000$800
 LetterPress 7.0nonononoyes1890$1,500
NewSoftPresto! Photo Albumnoyesyesyesyes1200$30
 Presto! Print Suitenoyesyesyesyes11000$50
 Presto! Multimedia Suiteyesnononono1400+$100
Periwinkle SoftwarePast-Tints Samplernonoyesnono1309$60
 Past-Tints Gardennonoyesnono130660
 Past-Tints Homenonoyesnono1415$60
PhotoSphereBackground Stock Imagesnoyesnonono3300$585
 Nature Stock Imagesnoyesnonono3300$585
 Places Stock Imagesnoyesnonono7680$1,365
 Economy Stock Imagesnoyesnonono8760$1,560
 People Stock Imagesnoyesnonono9760$1,755
Tech Pool Studios/LifeArtSuper Anatomy 1nonoyesnono1500$220
 3D Super Anatomy 1nonoyesnono1160$300
 3D Super Anatomy 2nonoyesnono1150$300
 Cardiac Professionalnonoyesnono1500$350
 Orthopedic Professionalnonoyesnono1800$500
Vivid DetailsBackground/Texture Librarynoyesnoyesno3discs30 or 48$179/$229

This list is only a sampling; it is not meant to be comprehensive. Prices listed are manufacturer’s suggested retail price to the nearest dollar. All information is supplied by the respective manufacturers and/or representative agencies and is subject to change without notice.

Explanation of Feature Headings:

  • Video Clips Short segments of moving video.
  • Photos Still photographs.
  • Clip Art/Icons Illustrations.
  • Backgrounds/Textures Background images on which to overlay text, or textures for wrapping around images.
  • Fonts Text styles.
  • Number of Discs The number of CD-ROMs that make up the library.
  • Number of Selections The number of clips, images, textures or fonts included in the library.
  • Price The price of the entire library. Individual discs are available from most manufacurers.

Digital Images and Graphics Manufacturers

  • Aridi Computer Graphics
    5151 Beltline Rd. Suite 420
    Dallas, TX 75240
    (800) 755-6441
  • ArtBeats Software, Inc.
    2611 Myrtle Rd.
    Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
    (800) 444-9392
  • Cascom International
    806 4th Ave. South
    Nashville, TN 37210
    (615) 242-8900
  • Corel Corporation
    1600 Carling Ave.
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada KIZ 8R7
    (800) 772-6735
  • Diamar Interactive
    600 University Street, Suite 1701
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (800) 234-2627
  • Digital Stock Corporation
    400 S. Sierra Ave. Suite 100
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (800) 545-4514
  • Energy Film Library
    12700 Ventura Blvd., 4th Floor
    Studio City, CA 91604
    (800) 462-4379
  • Image Club Graphics
    Suite 800, 833 4th Ave. S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 3T5
    (800) 661-9410
  • NewSoft
    3353 Gateway Blvd.
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (800) 436-4365
  • Periwinkle Software
    7475 Brydon Rd.
    La Verne, CA 91750
    (800) 730-3556
  • PhotoSphere Images Ltd.
    380 W. 1st Ave., Ste 310
    Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Y3T7
    (800) 665-1496
  • Tech Pool Studios/LifeArt
    1463 Warrensville Ctr. Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44121
    (800) 543-3278
  • Vivid Details
    8228 Sulphur Mtn. Rd.
    Ojai, CA 93023

Buyer’s guides compiled by Don Keller, Videomaker‘s Senior Editor.


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