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#2226406 - 02/05/14 04:35 PM What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos?  
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If you use Facebook, you may be seeing your own and friends' videos that Facebook's algorithms have created as part of their 10th anniversary. If you do it with the sound on, there's some instrumental music playing, the beginning is keyboard-based. Does anyone know what the music is? I've been trying to figure out and googling around but I haven't found anything yet.

Any information is appreciated!


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#2226407 - 02/05/14 04:38 PM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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P.S. here's a news article with someone's video at the top, if you play it you can hear the music:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3026018/...talgic-lookback-tool-that-doesnt-really-


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#2226529 - 02/05/14 08:01 PM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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I didn't get a match with SoundHound. I'm guessing it's something commissioned by Facebook. Pretty. smile


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#2226652 - 02/05/14 11:42 PM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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Thanks for trying! I was just going to post and ask "what's that thing where you can play a clip and they tell you the music?" laugh

SoundHound, I will go play with that now. (Even though I know now that this particular piece will not show up).

I'm sure you're right about it being commissioned, I hope they payed the musician(s) well!


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#2226670 - 02/06/14 12:07 AM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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I was also doing a bit of sleuthing today and found no reference to the composer or name of the piece. It will surface eventually but probably just too new at the moment.


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#2227098 - 02/06/14 06:55 PM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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If you find any info, please share and I will as well!


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#2227185 - 02/06/14 09:44 PM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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Shee! Frank might get the idea. I'd die if he did "Lookback piano world over the years". There were some s**ty quality of performance of mine uploaded trying to make deadline.


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#2227235 - 02/07/14 12:26 AM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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The composer's name is Keith Kenniff; he's apparently a big name composer of TV and movie "background" music.

Keith Kenniff (aka Helios) confirms he did write the piece for the #FacebookIs10 videos. The piece is entitled “Years” (From Facebook’s “A Look Back” - See more at: http://www.altoriot.com/music-heard-on-facebook-is-10-video-remains-mystery/#sthash.XjBACfsJ.dpuf

His website has a sampling of his work.


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#2227389 - 02/07/14 11:53 AM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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You win Sleuth of the Year Award, JeanieA! Thanks!!


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#2227693 - 02/07/14 11:04 PM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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JeanieA, great find! Thanks!

Unfortunately, it looks like the Facebook piece is only as long as what we hear in the video, too bad! I'll have to take a look at his other music.


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#2227712 - 02/08/14 12:34 AM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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Google is my life. grin I'm wondering if there might be some of his sheet music out there somewhere....


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#2227717 - 02/08/14 12:49 AM Re: What is the music in Facebook "A Look Back" videos? [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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there is a 2 min cover version here


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