Buyer Requests: Summer Audio

Most Wanted in July

Like the temperature outside, the demand for summer music tracks is rising. Our buyers are looking for inspired soundtracks for sun-drenched days and balmy nights! Audio artists, this one has your name written all over it.

Summer Music

Summer Music

USE THIS SPECIAL KEYWORD IN YOUR METADATA: BRSUMMERMUSIC2022
This season abounds with varied sounds. Some capture the essence of walks along the beach; others distill the raw adventure of camping, and others bring big music festival energy. Produce for different genres to maximize your sales!

Submission Ideas

  • Summer Pop – Summer anthems are like popsicles: we can’t get enough of them. These catchiest of upbeat songs get everyone singing along—think Despacito, Gangnam Style, In My Feelings, or Old Town Road.
    Tropical Latin Hit: Despacito In My Mojito
  • Campfire stories – Campfire stories and legends thrill and delight every summer without fail. Create backing tracks to ramp up the effect! Think squeaky guitar or violin, earthy drums, ghostly whistles, etc.
    Stories Around the Campfire – Background Music
  • Chill-out – In the early 2000s, Café Del Mar DJs drew on jazz, classical, Hispanic, and New Age sources for ambient house mixes. This music, characterized by slow tempos and a relaxed mood, has become wildly popular since.
    Deep Bliss – Chill Out Ambient Abstract Cool Dreamy Relaxing
  • EDM Bangers -Summer is the festival season. Channel Glastonbury or Tomorrowland and hype up your music collection with bangers from any EDM genre, whether techno, house, or psytrance.
    Boundless Energies EDM Festival Psytrance
  • Samba – In the early 20th century, this Brazilian music genre was born in the Afro-Brazilian communities of Rio de Janeiro. Its trademark rhythm is now one of the country’s most iconic symbols.
    Sunshine (Latin Samba Instrumental)

Suggested Keywords

Tropical, summer vibe, Caribbean music, microgenre, uplifting, cheerful, happy, upbeat, energetic, song of the summer, bubble gum pop, summer pop, …

Target Group

YouTubers, Influencers, Corporate clients, nonprofit organizations, ad agencies, etc.

Summer SFX

Summer SFX

USE THIS SPECIAL KEYWORD IN YOUR METADATA: BRSUMMERSFX2022
Music festivals, beach time, water sports, road trips, and many more—Summer activities know no bounds. Grab whatever you want, unleash that imagination, and start crafting those sound effects!

Submission Ideas

  • Crowd ambiance at concerts, music festivals, sporting events, beaches, etc.
  • Significant people sound effects, like applause, people cheering, group singing, etc.
  • Drink accents include cocktails, clinking glasses, ice, fizzy drinks, can/bottle opening, etc.
  • Nightlife background noises, i.e. people talking to each other, music heard from inside establishments, etc.
  • Vehicles on a road trip, think car engines, airplanes and the airplaine ding, punctured tires, honking, traffic jams, windows opening, etc.
  • Camping trademarks like cracking bonfires, insects, tent zips, etc.
  • On the beach, including walking in the sand, waves crashing, seagulls, summer breeze, boat horn, surfing, bubbles, etc.
  • The grill and everything it entails. Think cool sounds for a hot day in the backyard, like burgers and corn on the grill, drinks from an ice box, dogs playing, pool splashes, etc.

Keyword Ideas

Summer, summer festival, music festival, cheering, applause, uplifting, leisure, free time, background, noise, and any relevant keyword to the sound effects. For more information on conceptual thinking, check out our keywords guide.

Target Group

Ad organization, podcast studios, radios, corporate clients, nonprofit organizations, etc.


 

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Buyer Requests: Women in Football, 4th of July, Road Trips

Most Wanted in June

Hot summer days are lurking, and our buyers are getting ready for their summer holiday campaigns. Grab a glass of your favorite summer cocktail and check out the following top topics in demand: Women in Football, 4th of July, and Road Trips!

Women in Football

Women in Football

USE THIS KEYWORD: BRWOMENFOOTBALL2022
With the upcoming UEFA Women’s Euro football tournament in England in July 2022, the demand for media assets with a women’s football theme is increasing. Buyers want footage, photos, illustrations, sound effects, and music tracks. This fun theme is suitable for all artists!

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Women’s referees, Women’s football officials, coaches, medics, etc.
  • Girls playing football in the backyard with their friends, siblings, or parents.
  • Close-up shots of a woman in sports getting ready to play. Slow-motion shots of putting on the protectors, tying the shoelaces, etc.
  • Women at practice running at different angles and speeds taken at various shot sizes. Film slow motion, normal pace, close-ups, full shots, over-the-shoulder shots, etc.
  • POV shots from the player’s perspective as a goalkeeper, defense, offense, or other positions.
  • Sound effects associated with football like whistles, crowds, or cheering.
  • Motivational and high energy music tracks to fit the topic.

Suggested Keywords

Football, women in football, UEFA, UEFA EURO, UEFA Women’s EURO, ​​UEFA Women’s Euro 2022

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies, corporate clients, non-profit organizations, TV production companies, etc.

PRO TIP

  • Buyers prefer clips cleared for commercial use. To qualify, these shots should never show logos or 3rd party intellectual property. Jerseys with names on them require a signed property release from the owner and a signed model release from the person or people wearing them. Uniquely designed buildings, such as stadiums in England, require a signed property release from the owner. Please avoid logos on stadiums and banners. Any recognizable person in the clip should sign a model release.
  • We highly recommend considering diverse actors or models of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, genders, or sexual orientations.
  • Choosing proper metadata is crucial for our search algorithm. Never stuff your metadata with irrelevant keywords.
  • Please stay safe! Do not enter any owned land or property without permission.
4th of July

4th of July

USE THIS KEYWORD: BR4THJULY2022
Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. Celebrations include spectacular fireworks, parades, public events, family gatherings, and BBQs in the backyards. Many agencies and non-profit organizations are already planning their July 4th campaigns, creating a tremendous opportunity for you!

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Commercially cleared footage of friends and families gathering on July 4, spending time outdoors, eating, drinking, barbecuing, etc.
  • Friends, couples, and families enjoying watching the fireworks together.
  • Editorial footage of parades, people in the streets, waving American flags, celebrating the holiday.
  • American flags hung from houses or buildings, and people dressed in patriotic (red, white, and blue) clothing.
  • Local public events and workshops associated with the Independence Day.
  • Editorial footage of your local politicians giving public speeches, shaking hands with the crowds, etc. (use the special code USElections2022 as well!)
  • Music and sound effects such as, patriotic music tracks and the sound of fireworks.

Suggested Keywords

Independence Day, 4th of July, July 4, Patriotic, National holiday, Federal holiday, etc.

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies, corporate clients, and non-profit organizations.

Road Trips

Road Trips

USE THIS KEYWORD: BRROADTRIPS2022
Summer encourages us to spend time outdoors and take our adventures on the road! If you plan to go on a trip, take a camera with you and share your journey with our buyers! The demand for summer footage is rising.

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Commercially cleared shots of friends packing for their holiday trips on the road.
  • Take shots of vans, large cars, and even buses remodeled for sleeping. Capture the car’s interior, the sleeping area, the dining area, etc.
  • POV shots of the driver on a highway – stay safe, please!
  • People gathered around a bonfire playing the guitar, singing, sleeping, etc., with a car in the background.
  • Shots of people looking at the map and planning their road trip.
  • Shots of a person changing a tire or repairing the car.
  • Families on a road trip.

Suggested Keywords

Roadtrip, caravan, rebuilt van, on the road, summer trip, summer vacation, etc.

Target Group

All groups, especially ad agencies and TV productions.

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Buyer Requests: Easter, POV Drone Shots, Establishing Shots

Most Wanted in March

Spring is knock knock knocking at the door—and so are our buyers! Hop on a treasure hunt and help them fill their baskets with fresh takes on Easter, POV drone shots, and a variety of establishing shots. Don’t forget to add the relevant special keywords to your upload, so we can track and promote your content!

Easter

Easter

USE THIS KEYWORD: EASTER2022
Our buyers are already hunting for fresh takes of this much-loved celebration. Do you have a local Easter tradition, like a special meal or game? Does someone other than the Easter Bunny hide the eggs? Whether they’re chocolate or the multi-color, minimum-cal kind, we want to see it and so do our buyers!

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Families decorating Easter eggs
  • Unique local Easter traditions
  • People preparing Easter dishes, like hot cross buns, desserts, lamb etc.
  • The Christian aspect of Easter, depicting traditions, symbols and church services
  • Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday
  • Pagan celebrations of the Spring Equinox

Suggested Keywords

Easter, Easter Egg, Spring, Easter Bunny, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, Christianity, Happy Easter, Easter Cross (if applicable)

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies, corporate clients, non-profit organizations, TV production companies, etc.

POV Drone Shots

POV Drone Shots

USE THIS KEYWORD: POVDRONE2022
Point Of View (POV) or First Person View (FPV) brings something dizzyingly special to typical drone footage. It’s not just our point of view, though—our buyers agree! Requests for these swiftly moving shots are taking flight.

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Go drone racing and capture POV in nature. Think forest, beach, mountains views etc.
  • Follow an athlete using a skateboard, longboard, ski & snowboard, etc. It will look like you’re shooting right behind them!
  • Top view POV drone shots while taking off and landing
  • Timelapse of people walking on the street

Suggested Keywords

fpv drone, pov drone, following shot, timelapse, drone racing, etc.

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies and corporate clients.

Establishing Shots

Establishing Shots

USE THIS KEYWORD: ESTABLISHINGSHOTS2022
We’ve noticed an increased demand for establishing shots. But let’s establish something: our buyers want them captured using various camera techniques at different times of the day. Plan to shoot from the same angle in the light and at night!

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Locked-off angles of generic buildings, parks, squares, gardens, beaches, forests (etc.)
  • Static city aerials
  • Timelapses in front of buildings, parks, interiors. Must be cleared for commercial use!
  • Empty streets without people, cars, or modern signage.
  • Cityscapes and skylines
  • Generic buildings of various architectural styles. Think renaissance, family houses, business buildings, vacation houses etc.

Suggested Keywords

Establishing shots, aerial view, timelapse establishing shot, empty street, cityscape, skyline, downtown, generic building

Target Group

All groups, especially ad agencies and TV productions.

PRO TIP

  • Buyers prefer clips that are cleared for commercial use. These should never show any logos or 3rd party intellectual property, recognizable cars, signs, license plates etc. If buildings are uniquely designed or a door number is shown, we will require a signed property release from the owner. Any recognizable person in the clip should sign a model release.
  • We highly recommend considering diverse actors or models of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, genders, or sexual orientations.
  • Choosing the right metadata is crucial for the search algorithm. Never stuff your metadata with irrelevant keywords.
    Please stay safe! Do not enter any owned land or property without permission.

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