Are you trying to pick out a great music track to add to your travel video? It can be more difficult than it sounds, and looking at the many options that are available you may be struggling to figure out which one would be best.
If you want to pick out a music track that fits your travel video like a glove, there are a few tips that you should try using:
- Match the music track to the vibe of the video
Different travel videos can have very different vibes. Some may be a high-tempo exploration of a city and its twists and turns, while others may be of a more laid back beach vacation, adrenaline-fueled adventure and activities, or peaceful and serene natural beauty.
By figuring out the vibe of your video, you can start to identify the type of music that would fit it best in terms of the music genre, tempo, and style.
- Define the role that the music will play
Generally speaking music can take on two very different roles in travel videos: It can drive the message of the video, or support and accentuate it.
If the music is going to be driving the message of the video, it will normally play throughout the video – or close to it. On the other hand if it is supporting the video, it will probably only play at certain parts, or fade into the background from time to time.
By defining the role the music will play, you can more easily identify what you’re looking for in a track. For example if the music drives the video you may need a full track to span the video that could include vocals as the music will drive the message. However if the music just supports it you may want short, vocal-less snippets from a track instead.
- Try to go local with your music choices
One way to find a great and potentially unique music track for your travel video is to go local. In other words, find music that uses traditional instruments from the culture of the place that you’re visiting, or is by local artists and music genres of that location.
As you can imagine this will enable your music track to reflect on the culture of the location – and celebrate it.
Regardless of the music track that you choose, be prepared for the fact that you will need to cut it to make sure it lines up with your track video. That shouldn’t be too difficult, and for example you could use Movavi Video Editor as an MP3 merger to combine multiple tracks together and trim them to fit.
At the end of the day the music track that you choose to add to your travel videos could transform it completely – and it is essential that you make the right choice. Nowadays there are lots of royalty-free music sites, and browsing the selection of music that they contain may be a good start.