The Best Film Soundtracks To Work To
Film soundtracks are one of my favourite things to have on in the background when I’m working. That could be writing a blog post or issue of Cut/daily, when doing video editing tasks that don’t require listening to sync audio such as colour grading, titles, subtitles etc.
Film soundtracks seem to help me focus and often spur me to get in the creative zone.
My go-to music service is Amazon Prime Music Unlimited because I’m a long-time Amazon Prime member and I had all my playlists and such set up back when Amazon Prime Music was still useable.
You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime here, which gets you free same-day shipping, Amazon Video, and a discount on Amazon Music Unlimited.
Do I love it?
In a word, yes.
Amazon Music Unlimited – Better By Far
The one catch to the music streaming service that Amazon gives to its Prime members as part of their package deal is that, while you have access to 100 million tracks, you only get five skips, and you can’t often choose the exact song you want.
Their stand-alone music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited, costs an additional sum, but it’s worth it to avoid the annoyance of the Prime service.
Amazon Music Unlimited costs $10.99/month if you’re not a Prime Member or $9.99/month if you are.
So, putting two and two together, here are my favourite movie soundtracks available on Amazon Music Unlimited.
The Best Soundtracks on Amazon Music Unlimited
Home Alone – John Williams (at Christmas only!)
If I’ve missed a film soundtrack you love to work to – let me know in the comments!
Hans Zimmer Music Masterclass
If you’re as much a fan of Hans Zimmer’s soundtracks as I am, then you’ll definitely want to check out his informative, entertaining and insightful Masterclass.com course on Film Scoring.
At the end of the day I can tell you everything you need to know in one word.
Stick with the story, don’t abandon the story, don’t betray the story. Know the story that you want to tell.– Hans Zimmer
Audible Is My New Best Friend
Just while I’m on the topic of listening to things, since being a Father of 3 kids, I’ve not had any time to sit down and read a good book. But I’ve found a delightful alternative that still keeps my mind engaged while I’m cleaning up the kitchen, or driving to collect kids from somewhere.
I know I’m late to the party, but Audible has been a real treat.
You can use this link to try Audible Premium and get 2 free ebooks!
My favourite listens so far:
- REAMDE – By Neal Stephenson
- Cryptonomicon – By Neal Stephenson
- The Cuckoo’s Egg by Clifford Stoll
- Kids have enjoyed…
- Charlotte’s Web, read by author by E.B White
- Anne of Green Gables, read by Rachel McAdams
- The Magic Far Away Tree, read by Kate Winslet
One word of advice – Don’t buy additional credits in the iPhone Audible app. Instead, go to the Amazon website in a browser and save 20% on a bundle of 3 credits.