Slideshow Background Music
When you’re putting together a slideshow – whether it’s to celebrate family memories, or to commemorate an event or a person’s life - one of the best things to bear in mind is to keep it relatively short. What’s the perfect length? Probably no more than 3-4 minutes – as in, the length of the average song. If you choose the right slideshow background music, it’ll make your slideshow easy to edit – the challenge is then just working out which photos, videos or other images to include.
Here are five of the best tracks to use as background music for a slideshow no matter what your theme is:
Whatever music you’re featuring, remember that if you’re using it in a public place – or want to put your slideshow onto YouTube – then you need to make sure that you’ve licensed it correctly.
Watch this video to find out more:
Instrumental background music for slideshows
We’re going to walk you through choosing music for slideshows on:
- Great memories – from holidays to engagement parties and weddings
- Sports – from a school sports day to celebrating the season
- Family – all those parties, special anniversaries and big birthdays
- Christmas and the holidays – remember everything from buying the tree to opening the presents
- Funerals – commemorate every aspect of a loved one’s life
What makes the ideal background music for slideshow memories?
When you’re choosing background music for your slideshow, get creative with your holiday memories or your honeymoon with some authentic music from the area you’ve visited, from exploring Paris to going on safari in Kenya.
For your wedding, then the best music for a slideshow presentation will need shorter clips to move from the service to the speeches and the reception. Start with some classical music, such as ‘The Flower Duet’ by Delibes, or the ‘Bridal Chorus’, then choose something from a pop playlist as you get the party started – why not try the ideally-named ‘Happily Ever After’ by Matt Nasir?
Or listen to these tracks for more inspiration:
Choosing background music for sports slideshows
When it comes to music for sports slideshows, you’ll be looking for something with plenty of pace and drama to accompany the action, whether it’s a slideshow for your local team, a celebration of a particular player, or even a school sports day or end-of-year round up, like these brilliant tracks:
The best background music for family slideshows
Family occasions are the perfect time for a slideshow, whether it’s to show at a party venue, or to create as a really special gift. If you’re celebrating a big birthday, or a special anniversary, then here are some inspirational tracks:
Let’s celebrate! Joyful background music for Christmas slideshows
For everything from an enchanting school nativity play, when you might want some classic carols, or instrumental music, to a slideshow of putting up and decorating the tree, opening presents and celebrating together, check out these tracks:
Choosing suitable background music for a funeral slideshow
When it comes to a funeral slideshow, you may want to move through different moods in order to focus on various aspects of the person’s life. Instrumental background music is a good choice for this type of slideshow, whether it’s epic orchestral, or modern and minimal.
Here are some suggested tracks: