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ProShow Music Library Artist Spotlight: Alumo Music

ProShow Music Artist Spotlight Alumo Music

The ProShow music library features songs and artists from around the world. One stand-out artist is Alumo Music, aka Matt Harris. Matt started making music at a young age and has composed music for the BBC, the Lonely Planet series and more. He specializes in creating upbeat instrumental tunes for video and slideshow creators. 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.

Using the Music Library in ProShow 7

Music for ProShow

ProShow 7 offers a convenient, built-in music library, making it easier than ever to find the perfect soundtracks for your slideshows. Pick from 200+ songs and dozens of popular sound effects, all hand-picked to fit virtually every type of slideshow and licensed for personal and commercial use. Continue reading

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 The Music Bed, Premium Beat, and Shockwave-Sound.

  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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Fresh New Music Tracks Added to ProShow Web

New tracks added to ProShow Web

We’ve added a great set of new songs to ProShow Web’s royalty-free music library. From electronic to rock and pop, you’ll find the new tracks in the built-in music library under the ‘New Arrivals’ section. Below are a few of our favorites!

  • Our Escape by Postmark Twain: Laid back, pop ballad with plenty of emotion and drive. Works great for a variety of videos from portrait to street scenes and nature.
  • Zuper by Augusto: Perfect for high fashion, commercial photography and highschool senior slideshows. Great up-beat, electronic vibe.
  • Gotta Let Go by Postmark Twain: Up-beat rock anthem. Keeps a driving force going through the entire song, perfect for high-energy videos.

Enjoy the new tunes and happy slideshowing!


YouTube Launches Free Music Library for Video Creators

YouTube Audio Library

YouTube has launched a new YouTube Audio Library today. Any YouTube creator now has access to more than 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks you can use for free, forever, for any creative purpose (not just YouTube videos). See the announcement on YouTube’s blog here.

We took the library for a quick spin and there are certainly some gems in there. Locally Sourced, the Engagement and Hot Heat are a few stand outs.

You’ll find a link to the library in your video manager and you can browse the tracks by mood, genre, instrument and duration. The tracks can be downloaded as 320 Kbps MP3 files.

Click here to check out the audio library >>

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