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An epic and motivating hip-hop track. Perfect for projects related to sports, cars and more.
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A positive and uplifting corporate background track consisting of piano, light synth, bass guitar, and drums. Good for inspiring business projects, new achievements, teamwork, urban footage, customer services, etc.
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This is a motivational and inspirational track featuring piano and orchestral strings. Fit for cinematic and romantic projects, dramatic video, documentaries and more.
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Futuristic high tech track with modern synth sounds, SFX sounds, piano, glitch sounds, floating effects and a great beat. Suitable for technology and science-based projects, fashion show and new product presentations, real-estate background, innovation and coolness, design and architecture, slow-motion video project, medicine and high technology, YouTube and website, science and invention, computer and robotic industry, technology innovation and more.
1:47 , 2:07
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This is calm, peaceful, dream and beautiful background music with warm, gentle and ambient atmosphere. Perfect background music for any project like inspirational narration, travel video, catchy Youtube story, business presentation, innovate videos and other lovely media.
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Delicate, soft and spacey atmospheric cinematic piece with a beautiful sparkling melody and outside the box feel. An ideal underscore for corporate music bed, medicine-related products, scientific documentaries, informational videos, innovation and fresh ideas. Also could be used as fairy tale music themes, for enchantment, and wonders. An angelic underscore you will fall into. Thomas Newman's American Beauty theme alike.
1:45 , 0:19, 1:02, 2:10U, 2:10
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A chill-out/lounge track. Possible uses include how-to demonstration, Promotion, emotional video, commercial or documentary.
1:42 , 0:33, 0:58, 2:07
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An inspiring, breathtaking and dramatic cinematic track with an emotional epic mood. A great soundtrack for projects related to adventure, Olympic sports, struggle, hope, and triumph.
1:40 , 3:31
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Emotional, hopeful and inspirational background track featuring solo piano in the beginning, with lush cello joining in the middle and end sections. Perfect for TV commercials, romantic film, Youtube videos, weddings, documentaries, tv shows, etc.
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A chill electronic track with a reflective mood and a unique vibe.
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An original cinematic piano track, which is full of hope and emotions. Perfect for film scores, time-lapses, Mother's day, reflective moments, emotional journey, wedding videos. Instruments are piano, cello, viola, violins, flute.
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Epic, powerful, cinematic trailer music, with majestic horns, lush strings and deep FX. An atmospheric start slowly builds in dramatic tension to an awesome finale. Great for trailers, games, documentaries and presentations. Conveys a sense of magic and awe.
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Pensive, ambient piano music for your video projects. Also good for the cinematic use, as a documentary soundtrack, or music for emotional scenes.
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Bright and emotional, modern classical orchestra track with melody, that's built to an exciting climax. Great for inspirational love stories, shining wedding ceremony, success achievements, aspiring and winning projects.
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Epic, powerful and climactic cinematic trailer music. With soaring strings, majestic horns, hybrid synth sounds, FX and deep bass shaking percussion. A tense, mysterious start builds to an awesome, dramatic finale. Great for epic adventures movies like Star Wars or Interstellar, sci-fi documentaries, or video games about alien invasion, final revenge, spaceships and distant galaxy, etc.
1:47 , 2:21
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Chill lounge background music with a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. This track can be used in travel videos, resort advertisement videos, spa and retreat promotional videos or other projects.
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This is beautiful, inspirational and light corporate music with atmospheric and beautiful melody. Good background audio for advertising, radio, slideshow, presentations, YouTube, successful business starts, film scores.
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Heroic loop with a choir, trumpet, piano and violin. This determined background music suitable for Memorial day, spiritual videos, historic films, documentaries about Old Empires, civil war battlefields, and more.
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Cool jazzy instrumental background music. Good for any media projects like casino poker game, caper story, bank heist, shopping mall, soft videos, vacation, cafe, tv programs and other.
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Upbeat and happy pop music, featuring modern and nowadays bright synths, organic drum beat. The music is great as a background soundtrack for Instagram, Youtube promo, Kickstarter and other crowdfunding projects, fashion and youth TV advertising and commercial.
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A crystal clear gentle piano theme with a very soothing and relaxing melody and progression. Suitable for documentaries, commercials and art video.
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A slow, brooding rock track, with 90's vibes, Nirvana in mind. Driven by electric guitars, with a chorused, ethereal guitar melody.
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Powerful, energetic, aggressive rock track with heavy guitar riffs and synth modern elements. Perfect for your sports, tv programmes, sports news/shows, extreme car racing, GoPro action videos, and projects.
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Uplifting and energetic rock music track, featuring catchy electric guitars, bass and drums. Perfect background for commercials, documentaries, motorcycle videos, automobile videos, sports videos, film, trailers, action videos and more.
2:00 , 0:28, 0:40, 2:28
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Positive, commercial background music in a rock genre, with a modern sound, upbeat mood and rhythmic beat. Great as a dynamic background music for websites, corporate products, business presentations and youtube video, podcasts, slideshows, and daily news.
1:40 , 2:54
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This is deep and futuristic music with nice texture and wide space atmosphere. Main instruments are digital synth, pads, strings, piano, deep analog bass and groovy drum beat. This kind of music will perfectly work for science video projects, travel discovery documentary, business/ corporate presentation or media projects.
1:46 , 2:10
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Orchestral, sentimental background music which starts with gentle piano and air strings. Featuring strings, piano, drums and horns. Perfect for romantic films, St.Valentine's greeting cards, travel documentaries, movie trailers, film scores, TV ads, YouTube videos, motivation stories, big achievements, success and more projects.
1:20 , 1:26
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Traditional instruments such as marimba, flute, percussion provide a relaxed atmosphere. This track designed with a sense of freedom and feel good mood, which is very suitable for advertising purposes, travel film, and African documentary themes.
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Driving, strong, futuristic groovy track in experimental dubstep electronic style. With punchy drum beats, powerfully basses, leads, strings, idm elements, hi-tech stabs, energizing rhythmic and much more. Perfect for aggressive technologies, steampunk video games, hi-tech innovations, robotics, stylish video, trendy commercial, YouTube content, TV, slideshows, as well as any multimedia material.
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Powerful, dramatic and inspirational cinematic orchestral cue. Conveys wonder, awe, and majesty. Great for documentaries, trailers and TV shows that need a sense of imagination and emotion. In the style of Hans Zimmer and sci-fi movie soundtrack like "Gravity", "Interstellar", "The Martian".
1:30 , 2:24
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Atmospheric chillhop track for slideshow, video presentations, deep lounge presentation, YouTube videos, openers, ambient projects, beautiful time-lapse projects. Instruments are piano, drums, pads, synth.
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This is uplifting and inspiring background music with nice corporate feeling and beautiful atmosphere. Light plucked synth together with electric piano, bass, kick drum and strings create optimistic and positive environment and can be fitted for any kind of Video, Media, Youtube, Slide-Show, Radio, TV, Internet, Films and other projects.
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Inspiring, beautiful and elegant piano solo. Perfect for inspirational videos, presentations, documentaries, films and more.
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An uplifting and motivational track with piano, guitars, synths and drums. Conveys positivity and inspiration. It’s perfect for commercials, presentations, advertisements, film, TV adverts, YouTube videos, and movie trailers, the possibilities are endless.
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Soft piano melodies with nature sounds and noises in the background. This music will fit well for background usage in sensitive situations.
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A brooding, contemplative, almost dark track. Works well for healing meditation, spa relaxation, yoga breathing and of course for any documentaries, timelapse and futuristic projects.
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Music track with a motivational and inspiring feel. Perfect for business successful style, advertisement projects, high-tech product review, motivational and corporate projects, commercials, presentations, Film and TV.
1:35 , 1:42
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Inspiring and motivational theme for piano and strings. Perfect for trailers, presentations, advertising and more.
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A gentle piano track with a raw, dusty sound, playing a complicated and melancholic arpeggios harmony, that creates a feeling of ocean waves and movement. Touchy and mellow full of sentiments and sadness. Suitable for documentaries, commercials, and film.
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Cinematic motivational track with romantical and classical mood. Ideal background track for wedding videos, bittersweet romantic film, sensitive narration, dramatic Youtube content, and more.
1:39 , 0:31, 0:58, 1:46
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Super dramatic symphonic composition for the heroic moments. Featuring a building orchestra with epic symphonic strings, strong percussion, brass, and piano. We take pride in making top-shelf background music to help you supercharge your visual projects.
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A very determined neo-classical hip hop tune with a strong lyrical string melody. Slightly melancholic and ironic. With the back to classical music and towards a modern beat rhythmic tunes. Suitable for presentation videos, luxury products, time lapse, documentaries, James Bond and Tudors like film themes, and commercials. Conveys a feeling of royalty and luxury.
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Modern music for technological, business and corporate media. Works well for high-tech product review, motivation and corporate projects, medicine, science, technology and discovery.
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Dramatic, emotional sad background music with tragic, yet sentimental mood. Light and mellow piano together with strings and background pads create very deep and sincere soundscape for any cinematic project. Perfect for touching moments, reflection and remembrance of the past, psychological scenes, eternal love, etc.
1:45 , 2:50
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Minimalistic chillout music. Specially designed for technology, experiments and any research. The best choice for study, scientific and engineering documentaries.
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Imagine an early morning, you sit by the sea, watching the waves and the clouds. Feel a cool breeze and sunshine. Time freezes and you just smile to yourself. This chillout track consists of a warm pad, relaxed piano, bass guitar and an acoustic guitar.
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A stirring, uplifting and deep ambient track based on custom recorded voices and synths. Meant to create a strong sense of longing and nostalgia.
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A chilled out country western ballad music with a strong melodic hook, whistling and an acoustic guitar. A bit melancholic, mellow and relaxing. Suitable for westerns, nature films and documentaries. Sounds like something that can play in open fields, deserts or mountains.
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Atmospheric, embracing ambient track with deep sound. Good for cinematic documentary, timelapse video, commercial trailers, TV news broadcast, medical drama, scientific experiment, and other media projects.
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Beautiful classical piano track with inspiring, emotional, hopeful, dramatic mood. Great for: films, slideshows, youtube videos, and other video projects. Instruments in this track are piano, cello, viola, violins. Inspired by Yann Tiersen, Ludovico Einaudi.
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Atmospheric progressive glitch track, that includes light melody, 8bit, glitch effect, and breakbeat music elements. Great for technology, computer programs, sci-fi documentaries, space and related video games.
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A deep, contemplative harp and orchestra piece.
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A smooth modern jazz piece in the style of the movie Ocean Eleven. With a catch bass progression and slick piano lines, it'll bring the mood of a sophisticated skim planning. Great for spy, robbery and comic crime scenes. Also good for gambling game, casino and jackpot, Las Vegas, magic show, luxury life, etc.
1:16 , 1:25
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Mysterious atmospheric music in the style of the Lion King soundtrack. Great for videos about travel in Africa, jungle, animals, savanna, people, nature and more. Also perfect for tv, documentaries, advertising and more.
1:51 , 2:01
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This is serious corporate background music with dramatic and suspense atmosphere. Suitable for the medical service industry, police investigation, scientific experience, crisis management, the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.
1:44 , 2:22
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Stylish, modern, fresh, energetic, dance house music. Good sound for fashion shows, fashion parties, media projects, timelapse, slideshow, teenage party, sports, fitness, beauty blogs, festivals, openers, presentations and more!
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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries to underscore sorrow. Similar to the Cinematic Orchestra.
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An atmospheric, graceful, beautiful orchestral track with rousing strings, horns and synthesizer. Conveys a sense of magic and awe. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
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Stylish, peaceful and future chill ambient music track featuring beautiful synth pads, leads, liquid drum beat. The music is minimal and could be useful as a background audio on your website, travel video, hi-tech technology project.
1:51 , 2:09
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Emotional cinematic music with hopeful and inspiring mood. Featuring instruments are piano and orchestral strings. Perfect background audio for emotional journey, romantic love story, graduation, film credits, success story, documentaries, slideshow.
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Neon light, smooth, soft loop in synthwave genre with groovy drum beats, analog bassline, lush pads, atmospheric plucks and synthesizers, nostalgia feeling and more. Perfect for retro-futurism, the 80s - 90s era video games and videos.
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A mixture of traditional Hindu instruments and psychedelic musical atmosphere of the 1960s and hippie movement. This groovy track has a very cool Indian vibe and sounds hip and trendy. Works well in travel videos, fashion documentaries, TV transitions, and anything Flower Power reality-based subject.
0:44 , 1:51
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Positive inspirational alternative indie rock background. Featuring delayed electric guitars a la Coldplay, as well as a driving bass line and a percussion rhythm in half time which adds a nice little counter-rhythm to the triplet guitar riff. Perfect for motivational and inspiring videos, slideshows, Youtube videos, documentaries, advertisements and more.
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Acoustic Latin guitar music track with a beautiful and emotional melody that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance, passion and affection. Perfect background music for Latin American video projects, film, TV ads, YouTube, documentaries, cinematic projects, video projects about Central America travel, and more.
0:57 , 1:00U, 3:50
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Dark Ambient track working perfectly as a background track for any scientific documentaries or research films, space or travel projects and the like.
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Orchestral background music which starts with brave adventurous feel, like a ride on the horseback. Featuring strings, piano, drums and horns. Perfect for adventure films, travel documentaries, movie trailers, film scores, TV ads, YouTube videos, and more.
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A beautiful inspirational emotional track with pianos, drums and strings. Good for emotional video, advertising, etc.
1:35 , 1:40
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Epic, cinematic and bold orchestral track with lush strings, majestic horns and deep, powerful percussion that conveys the awe and power of our universe and planets. Great for documentaries, trailers, space odyssey or new discovery.
1:46 , 2:08, 2:13
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An adventurous Middle Eastern track with a mysterious feel. Great for espionage video games, oriental style films or documentaries, Persian history, exotic antiquities, and more.
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Futuristic ambient trance music. Ideally for your video game, technological and scientific applications, sci-fi documentaries, space-related projects, serious scenes, etc.
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This is elegant and motivational track, that will bring a sense of magic and dream to your production. Great for elegant presentations, classy commercials and inspirational videos, documentaries. Instruments are piano and orchestral strings.
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This is modern R&B music with beautiful and atmospheric sound. Nice background track for any visuals, science fiction videos, documentaries, technology videos or other media projects.
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An ambient piece with upbeat drums, electric guitars and soft piano. Perfect for dark thriller films, medical drama, ominous documentaries, breakpoint moments or modern art projects.
1:40 , 1:16, 1:49, 2:23
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Epical heroic and patriotic background track in Hollywood style. Powerful harmony, orchestral strings, percussion, brass and horns, piano, staccato and more. All you need to enhance your project or video! Can be used in trailer or teasers, news intro, sci-fi movies, history documentaries, and more.
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Easy country music mix of banjo, guitars and flutes. Suitable for rustic scenes, medieval folk fest, early morning in the village, countryside life, travel documentaries, nature videos, and any other kinds of multimedia projects.
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Acoustic guitar track with beautiful and emotional melodies that will evoke feelings of nostalgia, romance and affection. Perfect background music for Latin American video projects, film, TV ads, YouTube, documentaries, cinematic projects, video projects about Central America, romantic travel and more.
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A cosmic chillout track that gradually builds over time.A gentle beat, smooth piano melody, and soft pads form the main body of the tune. Suitable for extraterrestrial life, outer space, science-fiction documentaries, exploration program, planets beyond our Solar System etc.
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Asian music with traditional ethnic instruments, world percussion and orchestral. Perfect for using in oriental movies, documentaries about Japan or China, Tai Chi or Qigong practice, travel videos, other exotic projects.
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This is a symphonic orchestral dramatic suspense music, full of tension and darkness. Great for cinematic action movies, documentaries and games about WWII theme, military thrillers and psychological scenes, battlefields of war, haunting trailers, evil and danger moments and more.
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An abstract ambient soundscape with digital sound effects. It’s made in slow tempo and perfect for sci-fi documentaries, cyber art, illusionary visuals, and others.
1:57 , 2:04
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Sitting by the ocean taking in the gentle movement of the water and being in deep thought. This romantic sentimental melody suitable for TV programs and nature documentaries, inner harmony, peaceful mind, thematic movies, moments of expectation and reflection.
1:52 , 3:00
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Space atmosphere background electronic music. Perfect for any scientific projects, hi-tech games, sci-fi documentaries, time counting, and outer space videos.
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Cinematic track with piano, ambient atmospheric textures and lush strings. It has a Thomas Newman vibe and would be well suited for film, documentaries and other cinematic productions.
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Tribal rhythms and vocalisms, short notes of pan flute for a full immersion in a wild and exotic environment. Suitable for documentaries and films.
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Evocative female vocalisms, exotic colors and great suggestion in this track that mixes the sounds of the north and south of the world. Suitable in background, for documentaries and films.
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Perfect for film underscore, documentaries, anything needing an emotional and cinematic background. Features a felt piano and lush strings.
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Melancholic Story is a kind of strange dramatic music for a film. The cinematic background featuring disordered piano melody, and orchestral pads. Suitable for thriller films, social media projects, documentaries and more.
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A rousing, inspiring orchestral track. Starting off quite mellow, this soon turns into an epic sounding piece, while still keeping a relaxed feel. Ideal for presentations, corporate videos, documentaries, history, games, etc.
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Finding music for documentaries is an underrated task and one that people will not often notice, even when they see the final product. Good documentaries really don’t have any noticeable “music” – they are simply given high marks in storytelling technique and in production. The music doesn’t outshine the interviews or recreations. It doesn’t stick out at all, but instead only heightens the emotions the viewer is already feeling.

Using incidental music for documentary films, you can expand upon a viewer’s interest and naturally occurring feelings (which varies according to the subject matter and the point of interest). On the other hand, choose the wrong style or tempo of music and you can break the mood of the viewer, causing them to lose interest in the documentary.

It is often suggested that the documentary film director should determine what kind of music is appropriate for the film. Too often, a composer is given full creative freedom and ends up making a soundtrack that is wildly inappropriate to the subject, compromising the seriousness of the project.

Music for serious documentaries has to be subtle, climaxing at revelations of the story or strong emotional cues. There shouldn’t be music just to avoid silence. Documentaries are silent by nature, except during interviews and narratives. Music is typically used at the introduction, at the conclusion and throughout the film, when emotional narrative peaks occur. Subtle is the keyword. Music should never overpower the interviewee’s words or drown out the information that the viewer needs to hear.

Another tip directors give in making music for a documentary video is to avoid working on just sections of the film, going cue to cue, and instead deciding upon an entire “score” of how the final soundtrack will play.

If you’re buying music for serious documentaries, rather than hiring a composer, then you still must decide in advance what peaks there are in the final “composition” rather than leaving it up to chance or whimsy. Always consider whether the music is necessary and if it will support the intent of each sequence and scene. There is such a thing as too much music or too little. If you put noticeable music in one sequence but then use no sound at all for thirty minutes or so, this will also be uneven.

Start thinking about good music in the budgeting phase. If you want to hurry up and make the movie, you can always use what are called “temp” background pieces, which you can download as you need. Then you can redub the music later when you can take your time and decide what piece of music is appropriate.

Pay attention to the music—the unspoken language of documentaries.

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