Did you ever watch a movie or TV show that used music that you really liked and wanted to find out more about? I discovered great music in the past that was used in movies or TV shows.
It was not always easy to identify the song or artist though. Sometimes, song and artist were listed in the ending credits of a movie, but that was not always the case.
If you are in the same spot, you may know that there are a couple of options that you have to identify music from TV shows or movies. You can search for the name of the movie or TV show and add music in the end, or try to search for lyrics that you were able to identify, or, you may record the music if possible and use a service such as Midomi or Shazam to identify it.
Or, you could use a specialized service such as Tunefind for this as it maintains a database of TV shows and movies, and the songs used in them.
Tunefind is a free Internet-based service that you can use to identify music that you heard while watching TV shows or movies. All you have to do is enter the name of the show or movie in the search form on the site and wait for the results to be populated.
TV shows are listed by season and then by episode, so that you need to know those information to find the song you are looking for. While it is theoretically possible to browse all episodes and seasons one after the other, it may take a while depending on the TV show.
Good news is that you do not need to use another site to listen to music samples. Each song used by a TV show or movie is linked as a preview right on Tunefind so that you can preview them in rapid succession to find the one you are looking for.
The service lists when a song was used using a description and time, so that you can speed up the process if you know when it was used in the film or TV show.
The service is quite up to date with the listings so that you will find the latest episodes of your TV show listed here as soon as they have aired.
If you sign up on the site, using Facebook or a direct sign up, you can ask questions about songs. This can be useful if a song is not mentioned yet under the songs listing, or if you want to find out more about it.
Tunefind offers a huge database of songs used in TV shows and movies. It may speed up the identification of songs significantly for you, as it is easy to use and offers an extensive regularly updated database and has an an active user base that contributes to the site.
The song that I was looking for? Sinnerman by Nina Simone.
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