What's the first thing that comes to mind when you mention something that is not easily countable? Or Antarctic krill, or all existing musical genres. We, who advocate maximum diversity of all life processes, should only rejoice. Even, despite all the difficulties that arise with a specific quick selection of a particular genre. Here, strangely enough, the knowledge of the Greek language, or, at worst, of the Proto-Indo-European helps a lot.
Doubt? Here is an example for you - you saw the word "epic" and immediately remembered that in Greek it means "word" or "message", and in praindoevropeyski, in general, "talk". Now it immediately becomes clear that, apparently, epic music has something to do with the epic, that is, harmonic narrative.
And there is. The original purpose of epic music is to serve as a scenic backdrop for movie trailers. Now it is characterized as a genre of modern music, but based on a broader spectrum.
Do not confuse the epic music with the epic. It sounds like it seems, but the meaning is completely different. "Epic" most sensible dictionaries of the Russian language is defined as majestic, calm and dispassionate. "Epic" also implies the presence of special greatness and heroism. Although everyone is still confused.
The first companies that focused all their interest in the production of epic music, appeared only in the nineties of the last century. A lot of albums and singles were accompanied by their activity, but, unfortunately, they were available exclusively to customers of large companies and the film industry. There were no YouTube-players yet, none of the ordinary mortals thought about installing their own video material on their own. Therefore, epic music in itself for these characters did not represent any interest.
Epic music for video editing
But time does not stand still. Today, a huge number of editors for video editing and editing are uninterruptedly supplied to this segment of the market for universal access. With the regime of smart color correction and without it. Having a full set of functions for mounting 360-degree rollers, if suddenly there is a need. So epic music, at last, left the purely cinematic sphere and got the courage to make happy by its presence any video that needs to emphasize its greatness and heroism.
Epic Music for YouTube
And YouTube did not stay away. This Internet resource is updated every minute with videos designed for 100 hours of viewing. Increasingly popular is the use of background music and, not least, of epic music. Because greatness and heroism do not happen much. Someone earns good money on watching these videos, someone does it just because of love of art, because YouTube is an entertainment space with a billion audience.
In this regard, the demand for epic music constantly pushes the composers to increase its volume. A variety of royalty-free licenses successfully solve the perennial problem of copyrights to music. Therefore, the installation of any video material with the imposition of a suitable epic music on it with the subsequent placement of the result on YouTube from now on ceases to be an impossible task, such as a careful count of Antarctic krill individuals.
Today, epic music is not only produced by individual music videos, but music groups that work in this genre give concerts of epic music everywhere, since this genre has firmly taken its place in the musical universe to the boundless joy of the mass audience. Antarctic krill, by the way, also has nothing against.