Introducing Leland Bond Music, your gateway to original music for media and captivating production and background music for content providers.
Why am I running this business? With over 15,000 days in the music industry, I'm driven to share my wealth of experience and expertise with content providers seeking a genuine understanding of music composition. From collaborating with creatives to guiding clients through the creative process, my passion lies in exploring music's unexpected applications. I believe in preserving and sharing this knowledge to create unforgettable musical experiences.
My ideal customer is anyone seeking background music for TV shows, videos, travel vlogs, documentaries, and more. I infuse emotion and mood into projects, leaving a profound impact that moves, sells, and inspires. My clients appreciate how music transcends boundaries, elevating their projects to unimaginable heights.
In their lives, I hope to inspire a seamless and memorable musical journey. Whether you choose from our diverse library or opt for original bespoke compositions, my goal is to make the process effortless and unforgettable, enriching your projects with a touch of magic.
Welcome to Leland Bond Music, where we shape harmonious narratives that resonate with the soul.
The Reason I’m a Music Composer
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.”
― L.P. Jacks
Composer: Music is the sound of emotion. Giving voice to feelings so that they may be heard and shared is what I do. It is my joy as a production music and background music composer to share that voice and help you connect with your audience.
Orchestration: I work with composers to help bring their music to life when performed with an orchestra or band. This production music service includes cleaning up midi files, making orchestration decisions, and providing complete scores. Orchestration requires attention to detail and knowledge of what an orchestra can perform (usually sight-reading with time constraints).
Music Copyist: A production music service that is very detailed, making sure that scores and parts are ready to play. We check for extraction or transposition errors while ensuring that the rest of the score and details are correct. We'll get everything to the recording sessions well in advance with music in hand and ready to perform.
Production Music: Aside from the simple, well-thought-out moods and styles section, there is a deep base of keywords related to the background music moods and styles. When selecting tracks from the library, there are five basic emotions to guide your search:
These emotions will help with your initial searches. You'll also be able to look through keywords, descriptions, instrumentation, key, and tempo. Also, check out the new A.I. search!
Experienced in: Booth Score Assisting, Midi Mockups
Music Contractors, Recording Engineers.
A media music composer is a composer who specializes in creating music specifically for various forms of media, such as film, television, video games, commercials, and other multimedia projects. They work closely with directors, producers, and creative teams to compose music that enhances the storytelling, sets the mood, and evokes the desired emotions.
Media music composers possess various skills and expertise in composing music across multiple genres and styles. They have a deep understanding of the relationship between music and visuals and how music can enhance the overall impact of a commercial media project. They are proficient in composing in different moods, tempos, and instrumentation to match specific scenes, characters, or brand identities. The composer creates original scores or soundtracks that align with the visual elements and enhance the overall impact of the media project.
Media music composers compose in various genres and styles to suit the specific requirements of each project. They can create dramatic orchestral scores, catchy jingles for commercials, ambient soundscapes for documentaries, electronic tracks for video games, or any other genre that matches the desired tone and atmosphere.
Collaboration is a significant aspect of a media music composer’s work. They work closely with directors, producers, music supervisors, and sound designers to ensure that the music aligns with the project’s vision and meets the desired specifications. They also collaborate with musicians, vocalists, and recording engineers during production.
Media music composers often use digital audio workstations
(DAWs) and software instruments to compose, arrange, and produce music. They may also have expertise in mixing and mastering techniques to achieve a polished and professional sound.
Media music composers play a crucial role in shaping the audio landscape of various media projects. Their compositions provide an emotional and atmospheric backdrop that enhances the audience’s engagement and connection with the visual content.
An orchestrator is a musician or composer who specializes in arranging and adapting musical compositions for orchestral performance. We take existing musical scores or compositions and create arrangements specifically tailored for orchestras, including determining the instrumentation, assigning musical parts to different instruments, and adding nuances and expressive elements to enhance the overall sound and impact of the music.
Orchestrators work closely with composers, music producers, or music supervisors to bring their musical vision to life through the orchestral medium. They possess a deep understanding of various musical instruments, their capabilities, and their timbral qualities. By choosing the appropriate combinations of instruments, orchestrators can effectively convey the desired emotions, dynamics, and textures within a piece of music.
In addition to adapting existing music for orchestras, orchestrators may also be involved in creating orchestrations from scratch based on a composer's ideas or sketches. They have the ability to translate a composer's musical concepts into written notation that can be easily interpreted and performed by an orchestra.
Orchestrators often work with a wide range of musical genres and formats, including film scores, television themes, musical theater productions, video game soundtracks, and classical compositions. Their role is crucial in shaping the overall sound and impact of a musical piece, bringing depth, richness, and orchestral color to the music.
A music copyist, also known as a copyist, is a skilled professional who specializes in preparing written music scores and parts for musicians to read and perform from. My primary task is to create clean and accurate instrument parts, ensuring that the notations, markings, and instructions are clearly presented and easily readable.
Copyists in the day worked with handwritten scores and by hand meticulously transcribe them into a legible format. Now, most scores are computer generated using music notation software. Copyist pay close attention to details such as note values, dynamics, articulations, tempo markings, lyrics, and any other musical instructions indicated by the composer.
In addition copyists are also responsible for creating individual instrumental or vocal parts, ensuring that each musician or vocalist receives their specific sheet music. We organize the parts and layout the pages in a logical and practical manner, making it easier for performers to follow during a recording session, rehearsals, or performances.
Copyists often collaborate closely with composers, arrangers, and orchestrators, as they need to accurately interpret their intentions and translate them into written form. We may be required to make minor corrections or adjustments to the music notation based on the composer's or arranger's feedback.
With the advancement of music notation software, most copyists now use computer software programs such as Sibelius or Finale to input, edit, and format musical scores. This allows for greater efficiency, flexibility, and the ability to quickly make revisions or generate multiple copies of the music.
Overall, copyists play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy, legibility, and professional presentation of musical scores, allowing performers to accurately interpret and bring the music to life. In the case of recording sessions for a feature film with 100 musicians plus studio costs the cost per hour adds up quickly. It’s not unusual for these extraordinary musicians to record the first take having never seen the material before - sight reading.
The copyist work contributes to the smooth execution of recording, rehearsals and performances, providing musicians with the necessary musical materials they need to perform at their best.
Production music: also known as library music or stock music, refers to pre-recorded music tracks that are licensed for use in various media productions, such as films, television shows, commercials, video games, and online videos. These tracks are typically composed and recorded with the purpose of being used as background music to enhance the mood, atmosphere, or narrative of a specific scene or project.
Background music: as the name suggests, is the music played in the background of a production or any other context. It is designed to complement the visuals or the main content and create a specific ambiance or emotional response. Background music can range from instrumental tracks to full songs and is often used to set the tone, create suspense, evoke emotions, or add energy to a particular scene or project. It plays an important role in enhancing the overall viewer or listener experience.