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We’re all about creative constraints. In fact, we’ve explored the topic several times in blog posts and conversations with filmmakers, the idea that limitations can spark something in our creative brains to step up and take a challenge. But, even further than that, our constraints aren’t just a good exercise in creativity — sometimes they’re the entire reason to create. That’s why we’re excited to announce our first-ever Musicbed Challenge.

Inspiration can play a big role in your work and it doesn’t always strike while you’re sitting at the editing bay or in the office. Whether you’re researching music or discovering new artists, we want to make that process as simple as possible. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Musicbed is now on Spotify.

The wait is over! We’re proud to announce Musicbed subcription. Now, for the first time, get unlimited music from the artists you know and love for one monthly or yearly fee. It’s a revolutionary take on the subscription model, giving filmmakers and creatives full access to real, emerging indie artists and leading composers. This is not a royalty-free production library. These are hundreds of chart-topping, nation-touring, genre-defying Musicbed artists at your fingertips.

Sure our idea was different and a little bit unconventional, but we wanted advertisers to see that we understand their work. They’re constantly pursuing the ideas that will catch attention, cause emotion, and make people listen. And so are we.

In February, we announced that we were giving away a free song for your reel — no questions asked, no purchase necessary. 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.

Rock ’n roll was born at Sun Records. The list of earth-shattering artists who got their start there is hard to believe: Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and so many others. As Collin Brace, VP of Sun Records, told us, “These guys defined not only a genre, but a generation.” In many ways, Sun Records and its artists paved the way for indie musicians and studios today. They were future minded. Open minded. They welcomed anyone with a guitar and a song. This is how they found legendary, mold-breaking artists like Johnny Cash. And it’s also how they ended up with over 8,000 master recordings from artists who never made it big, if it at all.

The truth of the matter is, most innovative artists aren’t in it for the success. Quite the opposite, actually. They resist the “proven” avenues to success and continue to push forward anyway, creating a paradox: the most successful creatives are those not driven by success. Instead, they’re so driven (sometimes obsessively) by their love for a craft, they find the success they weren’t seeking in the first place.

If you want to hear Zane Callister and Jared Logan’s influences, just listen to their music. It’s incredibly simple and infinitely effective in the sense that it immerses you in their world. And, on a second listen, inspirations start to come through — diverse ranges of electronic, jazz, experimental, rock, and more. The magic trick they’ve pulled is to take two very different minds and put them together, not just to make something new, but make something that couldn’t exist without this creative reaction.