Legendary Musicians – Amy Winehouse

One of the legends is for sure Amy Jade Winehouse born in 1983. She was an English singer and songwriter. Amy died on 23. July 2011 in her 27 age, she died from alcohol poisoning.

Her most popular song is “Back To Black”.

Song is from her first album “Back To Black“. She dedicated this song to her lover Blake-Fielder Civil, when he told her that he don’t want to leave her girlfriend for her.

Amy was very talented singer, she was singing with her heart, the song she wrote, with her unique voice. She was suffering from depression and bulimia, went through the period of drinking, heavy drug use and weight loss.

Whenever she was depressed she was writing  songs, so she believed that she was getting something good out of bad. That was true because she has some soul touching songs…

Love Is A Losing Game

In 2008. she won an award for this song on Ivor Novello Awards.

Tears Dry On Their Own


You Know I’m No Good

These are also the songs from her first album “Back To Black” from 2006. led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British woman to win five Grammys, including three of the General Field “Big Four” Grammy AwardsBest New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

She was influenced by soul girl groups such as The Ronettes, whose look she imitated.

Her passion was jazz, she was a great true jazz singer, and performed on many jazz festivals.

I would say that jazz is my own language”

Tony Bennett, Amy Winehouse – Body and Soul (from Duets II: The Great Performances)

Tony Bennett was one of her idols, she was so nervous and skittish she was saying “I just don’t wanna waste your time. this needs to be perfect”.

At 3:54 p.m. BST on 23 July 2011, two ambulances were called to Winehouse’s home in Camden, London. Winehouse was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.”

Amy (2015) is documentary film about life, told with her words, it contains the videos from her life that haven’t been seen, and death of this music legend that will live forever in our hearts, together with her songs.

Amy Winehouse Quotes

  • I write songs about stuff that I can’t really get past personally – and then I write a song about it and I feel better.
  • I don’t listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It’s all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You’d have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music – I couldn’t sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.
  • Life’s short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts.
  • If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play.

Evolution Of Music By Pentatonix

We’re all grateful for music existence cause it sticks with in every our emotion, whether we are happy or sad we listen to the music and find ourself through the melody and rhythm. Whether that is classical music or heavy metal, every genre has their own meaning.

Pentatonix decided to show us how music changed with the time, with their video.

It starts with the song from the 11th century-Salve Regina and ends with bunch of new songs from 2010.

If you liked this masterpiece Evolution of music, you can check out more of their covers and songs on their YouTube channel PTXofficial. Enjoy! 

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
― Albert Einstein

Free Background Music For Your Video

Free Background Music Download

Do you have a video project and you are in need for a free background music that you can fit into the presentation but would not like to pay too much for it? Hold on, there are a lot of amazing free music websites around the world that are under the CC-BY license suitable for any kind of a project needs.

What is CC-BY music license and how can I use the files?

CC-BY music license allows you to use the music files and sound effects however you like. Personally or commercially. Only thing it asks in return is to embed the link-back to the original author. In other words to credit the original performer or author of the free music track. Also it allows you to modify the original music file and redistribute it without the limits. You are allowed to sell the free music track as well.

Guitar Music Playing
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Why would I need music for my video?

As much as important is visual perception of the video presentation, audio perception of the project is as much if not even more of importance. So video project without background music would be half of the work done. There are various genres of the music background for your project. From slow, emotional and calming to energetic, fast and busy music background.  It really depends on the video project target message and audience.

Also do not forget the sound effects. They are also crucial in the video project production. Sound effects are really final touch on the audio feeling of the video presentation. Sound effects can include but are not limited to swooshes, revolving effects, hits, impacts, stabs, explosions, passing by sound effects, laser and crystal noises and so on…

How to add music and sound effects to my video project for free?

There are a lot of video and audio editing software that you can use to add a music or sound effects to your video projects but most of them are commercial and they cost a fortune. Examples are Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, FL Studio, Sony Vegas and so on…

DaVinci Resolve

But in the sea of paid audio and video editing software there are really true free gems that you can use to add a music and sound effects to your video project. One of them is BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve. It is one of the best free (there is also paid version as well) tools that you can use as much as you like. This is professional tool and it may be a bit problematic for the first time users that have no or little experience in the audio-video production.

DaVinci Resolve Editor
DaVinci Resolve Editor

DaVinci Resolve has nice editor capabilities that match the other packages like Adobe Premiere but offering those possibilities for free.

Blender 3D

Second free amazing software that we should mention is 3d animation package that can be used for audio-video montage as well is Blender 3D.

Blender 3D Video Sequence Editor
Blender 3D Video Sequence Editor

An awesome open-source software that getting better and better with every day. Blender video sequence editor is and powerful tool to add the music and sound effects to your video easily.

Websites for downloading free music background for your video project

Below you may find a set of 5 best website for downloading of free background music for your video projects.

  1. Free Music Archive – What is Google for web that is Free Music Archive for the free music search. Its an search engine that finds you the best free music for your video. This awesome website for free music offers mobile apps platforms for iOS and Android so you can search for your music on your mobile devices promptly.
  2. Our Music Box – Awesome collection of free background music composed by a Jay Man. Dude with over 20 years of experience in music production. All of his music is distributed under CC-BY license. There are a lot of genres to pick up. He offers short music jingles and for ident and openers.
  3. Soundcloud.com – Hey, did you know that you can use Soundcloud.com to find a free music for your video? Yes you can. Search for any genre of the track and on the left side of the search results you can refine the search to show you only Creative Commons files and additionally you can sort them by a license type.
  4. Youtube.com Audio Library – Yes you heard us right. You can use Youtube to get your free music for your video. Youtube offers a page where you can search and listen to the tracks that are available publicity for the video projects in the Youtube video editor. You can download those tracks separately so you can use them in your audio-video editing software.
  5. Audioautix.com – Good collection of nicely arranged background music tracks composed by Jason Shawn and others. This awesome man offers big collection of various genres of music for free as long as you credit his website back. Again CC-BY license.
Retro Music Cassette Photo
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This is our list of best tools for the free music downloading for your video project. Those five websites are almost all you need to get your video spiced up with the free background music.