What is the name of the song that playsg now in this movie or TV show episode? I guess you all have asked those questions at some point in time only to find out that it was very difficult to get an answer, especially at a time where Internet was not a thing, or in its infancy.
If you were lucky, you could grab a soundtrack CD to find out about all the popular songs, but that was rather reserved to highly popular movies and shows.
Most of the time however it is no that easy which means it can lead to strenuous research on the Internet to discover the song title.
Note: ScreenTunes is no longer available. You can use a service like Shazam instead for that.
ScreenTunes is a new music search engine that tries to help users who are looking for a name of a song that was used in a movie or TV show episode.
It's a basic music search engine that can be used to search for songs, lyrics or music in movies and TV shows. You have to switch to the movie search option that is located beneath the search form on the website before the search for a song or songs of a movie or TV show can be conducted.
The music search engine displays results immediately if a correct title has been entered in the search form. It will otherwise display movie suggestions (did you mean..) of which one has to be selected. Movie and TV show music are divided into two tabs. It is important to switch to the TV Shows tab to find music from TV shows.
Entering Bourne for example will not only display the three Jason Bourne movies as an option but also several others while a search for Dawson's Creek will not display any results in the movie tab but the right TV show in the TV Shows tab.
Music from those movies and TV shows is then listed in the search results including the music title, artist (if known) and three links. Many of the songs can be listened to right away by clicking on the Listen button. This will open a Grooveshark player on the website to play the song right there.
The two other options are to open the page of the song at Amazon or iTunes to purchase it. Results can vary a lot from none or only a few songs to dozens of songs. ScreenTunes offers an interesting option to users who want to identify a movie or tv show song.
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