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Lifeyo has made cool content management

Lifeyo has made a cool Content Management System / Website building tool that makes it easy and fun to make your own website and blog. Putting together the YouTube video that demonstrates their service, they came to for royalty-free music. We really liked the video and thought we’d post it here too.

Notice that’s music is not in a Content ID program at YouTube and therefore does not cause advertising for a competing brand to appear on Lifeyo’s YouTube video.

The music track used in this video is “Spirit” composed by Dan Gautreau. We felt the music worked really well in their video and thank Lifeyo for using our music. Two thumbs up from us!

11 new exclusive tracks from Dan Gautreau

Dan Gautreau is one of the most popular artists here at His crisp, open sound combined with touching melodies and catchy hooks make some of his tracks extremely suitable for use in film, tv, web, presentations and other media.

This week we have just added 11 new tracks of his to our catalog, so we thought it was a good time to showcase his tracks and point out some of the best of Dan Gautreau.

Dan has been with for about 3 years since back in 2006 and we currently have 133 of his tracks in our catalog. He spends half his time writing library music for us, and the other half of the time writing, producing and recording pop, rock and R&B music with established pop artists in the UK and other countries. Among other things, Dan co-wrote a number 1 hit in Italy, for the winner of the Italian “Pop Idol”.

Dan is a Shockwave-Sound “Signed-on” composer, which means that his music is always exclusive to for minimum 1 year before it can be found on any other websites. 

Dan’s 5 best-selling royalty free music tracks:

This week we have added the following 11 new tracks by Dan:

Dan’s full name is Daniel Alan Gautreau (PRS) and he is published by Lynne Publishing (PRS) – the company that owns

We love Dan’s music here and we’re looking forward to bringing you more of his music in the future.

Shockwave-Sound are aiming for exclusive quality with first year at only

Shockwave-Sound are aiming for exclusive quality with first year at only

Ferenc Hegedus music
exclusively at

Here at we have been lucky to work with
some extremely talented music composers and producers over the years. Since
we started this website all the way back in March 2000, a lot of different
producers have contributed to what is now a superb catalogue of professional
stock music.

We are acutely aware of the need to avoid the “canned music sound”,
and that’s why we are constantly seeking out new and exciting composers.
We aren’t afraid to give a new guy a chance, perhaps some young new producer
who can offer a new and different sound.

Our composers and producers come in two “categories”; There
are the non-exclusive guys who write and produce great music, and then
aim to have that music sold through many different royalty-free music
websites. That’s fine, we ask no exclusivity and we do our best to sell
their music as much as we can, paying them royalties, as other companies

Arjun Sen music exclusively at

Then there are the guys who are signed-on to
This is a smaller group of extremely talented young producers who are
actually signed to our parent company Lynne Publishing. We are the publishers
of their music, and whilst we do sell their music through other stock
music sites later, their music is always exclusive to
for a minimum of 1 year,
before being made avialable on other websites.

Composers such as Dan Gautreau,
Dan Phillipson, Jeremy
, Wesley Devine, Pierre
, Bjorn Lynne, Arjun
, Ferenc Hegedus, Adam
regularly send us batches of new tracks that they have produced.
They’re doing this full time, so they have plenty of time and opportunity
to hone their skills.

Dan Phillipson music exclusively

Whenever one of these signed-on composers have sent us a new batch of
music tracks, we start selling these tracks immediately at
Here the tracks remain exclusively for a minimum period of 1 year. After
a year has passed, we will have their tracks distributed through other
royalty-free music websites. It may take well over a year before you’ll
actually see their music on other sites, because the distribution to other
companies, setup and configuration on other sites, often take weeks or
months, and this process is only started after the track has
been exlusive on for one year.

Here at we post the latest, new music tracks on top
of the genre listings. Here’s where you can find our latest additions,
many of them by our signed-on composers.
At the time of writing, we have only this week added 10 new tracks by
Dan Phillipson and 10 new tracks by Dan Gautreau. These new tracks can
be found only at for a minimum of 1 year from now.

Bjorn Lynne music
exclusively at Shockwave-Sound

Jeremy Sherman too

And Ori Vidislavski

Pierre Gerwig Langer too

As well as Wesley Devine

And Dan Gautreau

Adam Skorupa … among others.