“We started with 15 discs and 350 cues culled from dead demos,” recalls Parks. “The library has grown tremendously to include more than 4,200 cues from over 100 composers – growing at the average of 200 tracks per month – so Walter and I felt the time was right to bring Beyond under the Musikvergnuegen banner.”
The library has been designed as to serve as a user-friendly one-stop shop of music that fits all needs. Beyond has a proprietary music search engine on its Web site (www.musicbeyond.com) that allows clients to type in general key terms they are seeking rather than scrolling through massive lists. The search engine also allows users to perform a negative search, which streamlines results by eliminating genres, styles, moods and even specific instruments that might not work for the project.
In addition to musical styles such as classical, orchestral, electronic, rock, world and Jazz, Beyond also features a variety of transitional sound effects. Parks, who serves as head of music development, says the library is also working to meet an increased demand for hip-hop tracks, a genre that he feels many other libraries neglect.