Today millions of dollars are budgeted for the musical part of major films. However, on a lower level it seems that
the independent film maker opts to use most of its budgets on the shooting, production & editing of a films. Thus, leaving very little if no money for the part of the film that helps set the tone. I've seen films suffer because of "Free" or "Exposure" music used in films. It seems today that young film makers are languid in putting weight on the musical part of a film.
I feel that music and the motion picture share an equal roll in getting the viewer to feel emotions. They're both equally needed and should be treated as such.