Choosing music

Choosing Music

The music you select will set the mood of your photo presentation, so when choosing music it’s important to think about the theme of your production, the occasion and the audience.  Here are some questions to help you generate some ideas:

  • What mood are you hoping to create for the people watching your presentation – romantic, sentimental, silly, serious, fun/upbeat, excited, happy, sad, proud, respectful……?
  • Are there any songs that are particularly relevant to the content of your presentation? For example
    • A personal favourite artist, or songs that hold special associations for the person you are creating the show for;
    • A song featuring the name of the person you are creating the show for;
    • The music that was playing at a particular event (the music from a wedding ceremony for example);
    • Popular music that matches the various points in time shown in your presentation;
    • Songs with lyrics that are particularly relevant to the content or theme of your presentation (“Blue Eyes” by Elton John, or “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper for example).

If you still need some help in choosing the right music to use for your presentation, check out a few of our suggestions for appropriate songs for different occasions:


  • The length of your presentation will not necessarily match the playing time of the song/s you choose to accompany the show.  We always cross-fade songs into one another so that each track blends into the next and there are no silent gaps in your production.  When the length of the soundtrack needs to be adjusted to match the length of the show we may edit the music further – for example cutting out a repeating chorus at the end or perhaps even an entire section of the song depending on the length of the show.  If there is anything you particularly want to keep in the soundtrack, please let us know.
  • The use of commercially produced music in Australia is licensed by the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA).  The terms of this licence determine that any DVD we produce for you incorporating commercially produced music may be used for your own personal domestic use only.  This means that you can watch it at home, you can play it for guests at a private function, but you cannot use your DVD for commercial purposes, publish on a website or broadcast at a public function.  For further information, please contact us or visit APRA.  Story Weavers can offer copyright free soundtrack options if required.

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