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25% of all our Royalty Free Music sales to go to the Haiti Red Cross Relief Fund

This week Premiumbeat.com will be sending 25% of all sales occurring between Monday the 18th and Friday the 22nd of January inclusively to the Haiti Red Cross Relief Fund.

UPDATE: We are extending our campaign to include all sales Saturday and Sunday up to 18:00 EST

Photo Credit: American Red Cross/Talia Frenkel --- Haitian Red Cross volunteer Jean Zacharie delivers first aid to 1 month old - Deborah Fatima, whose mother died in quake.

Good news! The Canadian Government has agreed to match our donation – in effect doubling the amount we will be contributing. This means that 50% of your purchase amount will be made available to the Haiti Red Cross Fund.

What’s happening in Haiti is a distressing tragedy. We at Premiumbeat.com, owners and composers together, are happy to help with this modest but heartfelt effort.

Thank you for choosing our music – this week especially it means a lot to us and it will make a difference in the lives of many.

Francois Arbour and Gilles Arbour

Other ways to help

You can also contribute directly to any organization of your choice. Please make sure the organization is legitimate and your donation will be use to serve the people of Haiti. There are many other wonderful and caring organizations but we feel very safe in recommending the following:

http://www.redcross.org
http://doctorswithoutborders.org
http://www.unicef.org

Are You Using Twitter?

I now have a personal Twitter account http://twitter.com/gillesarbour

We also have a business Twitter account for Premiumbeat.com, our Royalty Free Music website http://twitter.com/premiumbeat

Don’t know much about Twitter?  That’s OK! Here is a post I wrote in our business blog about it: Twitter

If you Tweet please follow us!

Premiumbeat.com Royalty Free Music Library Presents its Classical Music Collection

Francois and I are really excited about our Royalty Free Music library. It is expanding very nicely and we recently added lots of classical music – over 600 tracks! Here is the Press Release about it.

From this Press Release Newswire:

Premiumbeat.com, an international provider of high quality Royalty Free Music, unveiled its new selection of Classical Music tracks today.

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) November 6, 2007 — The Royalty Free Music library at Premiumbeat.com has now expanded its collection to include over 600 Classical music tracks that are now available for instant licensing.

Following its recent acquisition of Royalty Free Classical Music from the Apollo Symphony Orchestra, a production music orchestra, Premiumbeat.com has gained access to music assembled from the best classical musicians and singers of UK and Europe. This music has been digitally re-mastered for optimum sound quality.

“Classical music is truly timeless. It has the ability to move us today just as it did centuries ago,” says Gilles Arbour one of the partners at Premiumbeat.com. “I still have the old gramophone that my grandmother used when she listened to her classical music, and now I find that I listen to practically the same music that she would, over a 100 years ago! Classical music is a part of our collective consciousness and has strong cultural durability.”

The stock music in the Royalty Free Music library at Premiumbeat.com now includes a wide variety of tracks, from the baroque, classical and romantic era right up to the works of 20th Century composers, such as Satie, Holst and Respighi. Patrons can now choose from virtually all categories of music: symphony, concerto, ballet, opera, marches, string quartet and piano solo from composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Vivaldi, Handel and Tchaikovsky.

Religious music is another well-stocked category with magnificent work such as Schubert’s Ave Maria, Handel’s Hallelujah or Bach’s Magnificat.

“Classical music is a must for dinner,” says Ode Sabourin, food aficionado and piano teacher in Montreal. “Mozart’s piano concerto will lift your spirit, soothe your mind and ready your stomach for good food and nice wine.”

She’s not alone. A British study claims that restaurant owners can increase their profits by simply playing classical music. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Leicester in Central England, concluded that the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach makes diners feel more affluent.

“We’re happy to include a lot more orchestral classical music and classical religious music to our royalty free music library,” says Francois Arbour of Premiumbeat.com. “This music can trigger an emotional response that is rarely equaled by modern music.”

Premiumbeat.com is constantly adding new music to its royalty free music library. Its team of 25 professional musicians creates new, premium quality stock music and flash loops for web designers, interactive marketing agencies, video artists, motion designers, film makers and TV and radio show producers.

Premiumbeat.com, a royalty-free music library, is the creation of Francois Arbour and Gilles Arbour. Francois Arbour is an award-winning Macromedia certified Flash Developer, and has been working in the multimedia industry for more than 10 years. Gilles Arbour has trained thousands of people in sales and marketing in the last 20 years. Both have seen, over and over, how music moves people to action.

To see (and hear) more, go to www.premiumbeat.com.

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Holiday/Christmas Royalty Free Music Library Expanded at Premiumbeat.com

logo_pbblogw.jpgFrancois and I are really excited about our Christmas Music library this year. We have all kinds of interpretations to offer, from Soft Jazz to Hard Rock, even Hip Hop versions of traditional Christmas Carols. Cool stuff!

From this Press Release Newswire:

Premiumbeat.com, an international provider of high quality Royalty Free Music, today announced the expansion of its large selection of musical tracks for Christmas and the Holiday Season.

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 17, 2007 — Premiumbeat.com has updated and expanded its Royalty Free Christmas Music library to better serve its growing clientele. Christmas music has always been an essential part of any media production for the holiday season. Corporations and businesses regularly use it on their websites and in e-cards to enhance their online holiday presence. Christmas music is also a major part of the offline media, such as TV and radio. What’s more, clients are often treated to music-on-hold that plays to the tune of Christmas during this period.

“Nothing brings out the holiday spirit better than Christmas carols and songs,” says Gilles Arbour, partner at Premiumbeat.com. “It lifts our mood and brings joy and a sense of festivity.”

No wonder then that in its forecast for the upcoming 2007 Holiday Season, the National Retail Federation predicted that sales will rise this year to $474.5 billion. And a Fox News Poll showed that the winter holiday season is the most important segment of the year for North American retail businesses, often accounting for more than half of the total annual revenues, as almost 96 percent of US citizens, both Christian and non-Christian, celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

“Christmas music affects us very deeply,” says specialty food shop owner Nelly Castonguay. “When we hear a song that we listened to as kids, it immediately triggers cheerful memories. We become instantly receptive.”

Music is recognized as a very effective shortcut to instant mood building, and with online Christmas sales increasing year after year, savvy retailers are using it to reach their businesses goals for the Christmas season. An excellent strategy given that, retailers who once had a localized marketplace are now competing with retailers from around the world for customers.

“This year for the holiday season, we’ve added orchestral classical Christmas music and classical religious music to our Royalty Free Music Library. Plus, we’re also displaying a whole variety of new interpretations of Christmas music from our musicians,” says Francois Arbour at Premiumbeat.com. “Their music will add zest to any holiday presentation.”

Premiumbeat.com is constantly adding new music to its royalty free music library. Its team of 25 professional musicians creates new, premium quality stock music and flash loops for web designers, interactive marketing agencies, video artists, motion designers, film makers, and TV and Radio show producers.

Premiumbeat.com, a royalty-free music library, is the creation of Francois Arbour and Gilles Arbour. Francois Arbour is an award-winning Macromedia certified Flash Developer, and has been working in the multi-media industry for more than 10 years. Gilles Arbour has trained thousands of people in sales and marketing in the last 20 years. Both have seen, over and over, how music moves people to action.

To see (and hear) more, go to www.premiumbeat.com.