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New Music in ProShow 8!

ProShow! New Year. New Music. + 15% Off Upgrades!

We’re always working on growing the ProShow 8 music library, so we’ve added 30+ new songs just for you. With a variety of songs to choose from including pop, acoustic, and piano, there’s something for everyone.Continue reading

FAQ: How to Start Your Slideshow’s Soundtrack on Slide 2

audio_offset

One of the most common questions we get about offsetting audio is ‘How can I start my soundtrack on slide 2?’ For a variety of reasons, delaying the beginning of your slideshow’s audio to play until slide 2 (or 3 or 4 for that matter) can come in useful. Maybe you have an intro sequence that doesn’t require audio or you’d like a slight delay in your show until the music starts. Continue reading

How to Crossfade Audio

Want multiple tracks in your slideshow to play continuously? Learn to crossfade audio tracks with ProShow in our quick tip video. Continue reading

New Songs Added to ProShow 7’s Music Library

New-Year-New-Music
Expires: January 23, 2016

We’ve handpicked 35 brand new songs for ProShow 7’s music library! Enjoy everything from soulful piano solos to acoustic melodies, there’s something for everyone. Continue reading

ProShow Music Library Artist Spotlight: Adrina Thorpe

ProShow Music Library Feature Focus

The ProShow music library features songs and artists from around the world. One of our favorite artists is Adrina Thorpe. Adrina is a singer, songwriter and pianist based in Orange County, CA. Her style reflects the softer side of music, with a haunting voice and a delicate touch at the piano. Take a listen to a few of our favorite tracks from her below. These songs and many more are available in ProShow Gold 7, ProShow Producer 7 and ProShow Web. Continue reading

ProShow 7 Training Video: Using the Music Library

You’ve probably heard about the all-new music library in ProShow 7. In this video, we explore all the features and functions of the music library and how to use it! Learn how to browse for songs, add them to your show and edit tracks. Take a look at all the new features in ProShow 7 here.

Best Songs for a Reunion Slideshow

Music for reunion slideshows

Reunion slideshows are a great way to look back at old photos, bring the past to life and celebrate family gatherings. Whether you’re making a family reunion slideshow, a class reunion slideshow or a military homecoming slideshow, choosing the right music can make or break your presentation.

Be sure and pick songs that work well with the type of show you’re making. Check things like show pacing vs the energy level of your song and make sure they match up. Choose songs that were popular during the year(s) being revisited, in order to help ‘fuel the ride’ down memory lane. Or choose something contemporary that has a flow and lyrics that fit your show.

Below are a few of our top picks for reunion slideshows plus a few tools to help you along the way!

Family Reunion Slideshow Songs

  1. We Are Family by Sister Sledge
  2. Old Man by Neil Young
  3. When I was 17 by Frank Sinatra
  4. It’s a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  5. I Hope You Dance by LeeAnn Womack

Class Reunion Slideshow Songs

  1. Time of Your Life by Green Day
  2. Graduate by Third Eye Blind
  3. Times Like These by the Foo Fighters
  4. School’s Out by Alice Cooper
  5. Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades) by Timbuk3

Military Homecoming Slideshow Songs

  1. This Must Be the Place by the Talking Heads
  2. Already There by Lonestar
  3. Coming Home by Chris Daughtry
  4. Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue
  5. My Hometown by Bruce Springsteen

Royalty-Free Reunion Slideshow Songs

If you plan to sell the slideshow you’re making, be sure and choose music that you have the rights to use. Royalty-free tracks are always a good choice because they are pre-cleared and ready for you to use in your show. Below is a list of great, royalty-free tracks for reunion slideshows. Also be sure to check out some of our favorite royalty-free music sites like Songfreedom, The Music Bed, Premium Beat, Shockwave-Sound and Triple Scoop Music.

  1. Remembrance Day by Olive Musique
  2. A Sparkling Journey by Alexis Messier
  3. Bright Days by Gentle Fire Studio
  4. Throwback by Chris Hodges
  5. Rockit by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford

Cool Tool: The Nostalgia Machine

If you’re still at a loss for the perfect song for your reunion slideshow, check out this really cool tool we found called the Nostalgia Machine. Select a year from the drop down box and the website will automatically provide you with a list of that year’s most popular tunes! It’s perfect for picking a few songs from a certain year (great for class reunion slideshows) or selecting something from your parents’ era.

What are some of your favorite songs for reunion slideshows? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

 


 

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