When it comes to editing music for sports videos montage, it’s easiest to break the video into three major parts. For example, dedication to individual players and then choosing sports music to accompany their individual wins, then of course music from good plays both offensive and defensive. You can also mix moments of interviews, or fans (or family members) watching the game, scenes of coaches talking to players, cheerleaders and miscellaneous action plays that were memorable.
Naturally, sport background doesn’t play for the entire segment as there must be moments where only the announcer (or narrator) speaks and only the play is highlighted with no unnecessary chatter. However, the music is what complements the play and it really helps people get into the game and the feelings of the moment.
Music for sports news, as in major leagues like the NFL, have changed over time. In the 1960s the theme for network sports news was marching band style and by the 1970s they switched to using several popular tunes of the day from the Saturday Night Fever theme to the Star Wars theme by John Williams. By the 1980s a peppy and fanfare style tune was used for the sports theme and as the 80s concluded and went into the 90s a more bombastic and almost jazzy soundtrack was created. Into the 2000 era, brisk and heavier sounding scores were used.
Music in sports is even more common in the fictitious universe. The big game scene in the sports movie genre almost always has background music. You may not “hear it” but you feel it—you’re lost in the moment and in the final play so that the dramatic underscore isn’t noticeable. But when the team scores and they win the big game that’s when you hear the majestic chords of victory.
Don’t forget to download an mp3 or wav file to fill your sports project with inspirational music for that final rush of victory.