Local Music Experts Join Forces To Create one-stop Music Solution For Filmmakers

Every filmmaker knows that finding the perfect music to complement the narrative of a movie can be challenging.

Thanks to the team at STONEBED this process has just become a lot easier. What started out as an idea between friends a year ago, has turned into a one-stop solution for moviemakers to easily find the perfect music for their next film project.

South African-born music experts, Helmut Meijer, Gavin Young, Jesse Dreyer and Lukas de Beer have joined forces to create stonebed.io ; a platform that offers high-quality stock music for movies, combined with an intuitive user experience and a unique layer of functionality where moviemakers and editors are able to assemble extraordinary musical sequences.

Meijer is an award-winning composer, producer and songwriter with a knack for scoring films, while fellow director, composer and musician Jesse Dreyer keeps things organised and creative.

Young, who is also a gifted drummer, focuses on brand direction and web development, while Lukas de Beer is in charge of graphic design and liaising with the media.

We create and offer audible emotional experiences in the form of musical themes and moods to a global moviemaker-community through our online film music library, stonebed.io ,” says De Beer.

The first thing we asked ourselves at when designing this user experience, was how moviemakers think when scoring a film. Being actively involved in the music and film industries we know two things for sure: 1. deadlines wait for no one, and 2. budgets are always tight. Our product addresses both of these issues through a sleek subscription-based platform that offers intuitive navigation and royalty inclusive music at an incredibly reasonable price,” he adds.

Although most items that are currently on offer comes from the company’s own stable, they are excited about the prospect of working with some of SA’s leading artists and composers in the future.

According to Lukas their music is not royalty-free, but royalty-inclusive. “This ensures that artists and composers receive hard-earned royalties, at no additional cost to the filmmaker, if cue sheets are completed and submitted to the relevant performing rights organisation like SAMRO. This way, STONEBED also do their bit to support the creative community.”

STONEBED’s music has featured in a number of projects, including romcom sequel, Klein Karoo 2 , the inspiring real-life documentary, Against All Odds – The Alwyn Uys Story , and a number of streaming programs and projects.

From South Africa to the world, Stonebed.io is the only film music library you’ll need for your next creative endeavour.

Our dream is to be the film music database of choice for moviemakers from all walks of life. We want to expand globally and showcase the work of the world’s leading artists and composers,” he concludes.

For more information about this wonderful initiative, visit their website or send an e-mail to [email protected] .

Follow this link  https://stonebed.io/aff/starburst/  and  get 5% off when you sign up to Stonebed by using the promo code: STARBURST

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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