In February, we announced that we were giving away a free song for your reel — no questions asked, no purchase necessary. Well, it’s safe to say it went over pretty well. We’ve seen so many incredible reels from the film community (more on that later) and great feedback on how a free song can really make the difference for highlighting your work.
On that note, we’ve decided to kick it up a notch. Effectively immediately we’re extending the free song offer indefinitely. Forever. Never-expiring. So, click the link below to create your free account if you haven’t already and you’ll get your free song in a matter of minutes.
Every account-holder on Musicbed will receive a new promo code for their free song every year to give their reel a fresh sound. We believe an updated reel can go a long way towards winning you new work and new clients, so we’ve made it our goal to help you maintain a consistently updated reel every year. Here’s how to claim your free song:
- Select which song you’d like for your reel.
- Click ‘License’ and ‘Purchase Single Song’ on the right-hand side.
- Select ‘Reel’ under the ‘Project Type’ menu.
- Click ‘Single-Song’ under payment options and ‘Add to Cart’.
- During checkout, enter your Billing and Card info (don’t worry, you won’t be charged).
- Enter your coupon code (this year’s code is REEL2019).
- Click purchase and you’re done!
Like we said before, you’ll get one free song every year to use for your reel. You can find your promo code under your ‘Account’ page on the left-side menu when you’re logged in under the ‘Licenses’ page. This year’s code is REEL2019 and we’ll let you know when it’s updated for next year.
Updating the music in your reel is a simple and easy way to take that first step towards the next level in your career. Need some tips before you start the editing process? Read our 5 Tips for Making a Killer Reel article to learn some helpful tips and avoid some common mistakes that filmmakers can sometimes make.
As we mentioned before, we’ve already seen thousands of filmmakers use their code to download a free song and their reels are incredible. Here are four examples of reels we’ve found that do a great job a balancing style, functionality, and, of course, great music.
Director Jared Hogan
Directing Duo SÄMEN
Director Max Haben
Director Mika Matin
So, what’s stopping you from updating your own reel? We’ve heard from several filmmakers that even listening to music can be a great way to get your creative juices flowing. So, we suggest maybe listening to music you can actually use for your reel.
Our A&R team has curated dozens of playlists specifically for filmmakers and they’re a great place to start (trust us, we jam to them in the office every day). Check out our playlists page to start exploring or just reach out to a Music Specialist and they’ll start hunting down your perfect song for free — they’re great at it.
Good luck on your brand-new reel and be sure to tag us when you post it online so we can feature your work!