Royalty free Documentaries music

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Beautiful and a bit anxious classical music with strings, piano, and orchestra. This cinematic, royalty-free track can perfectly fit as background audio for documentaries and motivated videos, historical drama, adventure and travel vlogs, dramatic and exciting multimedia projects, melodrama trailer, short films, and more.
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Surreal, relaxed, intimate and beautiful new age/ chill out royalty free music. Suitable for yoga classes, zen meditation, nature timelapse, drone videos, ethereal scenes and peaceful moments.
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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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Ethnic Indian cinematic soundtrack with a modern touch, featuring sitar and other indian instruments, strings, percussion, bass guitar and a hip-hop beat. Great as a soundtrack for Bollywood movies, videos about India and Indians, travel videos, documentaries, video games and much more.
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Beautiful cinematic chill out music with crystal pads, light piano and cellos. Very good for atmospheric films, hypnotic timelapse, travel journey, reflective moments and other.
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A relaxing and peaceful, uplifting inspirational acoustic track with an organic and light instrumentation of acoustic guitars, piano, warm string pads and tasteful modern percussion of airy snaps, shakers, and claps. Perfect for TV nature documentaries, nature product advertising or as great background music for relaxation and wellness videos, slideshows, presentations or holiday video footage.
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Energetic Folk-Rock track with a Celtic theme. Sounds like The Pogues, The Levellers. Features fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, bodhran, tin whistle, drums and bass. Great for Saint Patrick's Day celebrations, Irish pub scenes, Guinness commercials, Riverdance, travel channel, happy wedding party. Enjoy!
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An inspiring and uplifting background track perfect to set an optimistic and motivational mood. Starting with a tight confident intro and building up to a winning successful feeling. A perfect choice for corporate videos, presentations, digital marketing, innovative projects, websites, tutorials, explainers, slideshows, YouTube. Featured instruments, electronic drums, bass, piano, mute guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, strings and synth pads, claps and percussion, sweep fx.
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Inspiring, beautiful and elegant piano solo. Perfect for inspirational videos, presentations, documentaries, films and more.
1:51 , 0:30, 1:02, 2:22
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Hybrid Machine is a rhythmic stomp, analog electronic composition with a pulsating, industrial, futuristic sound. Ideal for sports videos, arthouse short films, action scenes, contemporary art, hypnotic ads, new age technology, kinky party, and crazy fun projects
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This is sweet and gentle cinematic music with romantic and mellow mood. The composition filled with fabulous mood and elevated feelings is similar to the Disney studio projects. This beautiful royalty-free track can be a perfect background for a wedding ceremony, true love stories, sentimental videos, touching and intimate moments, fairy-tails voice-overs, sincere promises.
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This is a light ambient piano track that is suitable as background music in various media applications such as documentaries, film, corporate videos, advertisements or nature productions.
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Authentic ethnic track with Asian motives, and an exotic monotonous sound. The mix of woodwinds, drums, and string bass. Suitable for advertising, travel application, Nat Geo documentary film, adventures in China or Vietnam, funny memes.
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Traditional Irish Celt style track featuring traditional Irish instruments such as Irish Fiddle, Dulcimer, Penny Whistle & Tambourine. The tempo is fast and upbeat, with an Irish jig twang making it useful for advertising or TV commercial implying laughter, fun and joy in Ireland.
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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An expressive piece with full orchestra strings, powerful drums, and piano. The music is full of heroic mood; the melody develops confidently and dynamically. Perfect for adventures film, workout video, eco-technology presentations, motivational speech on a company event, action trailers, flash animations, exciting space travel, victory battle scenes, stalkers games.
1:54 , 1:58
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This is driving and intense rock music with bright and cool sound. Very energetic and dynamic music for sports videos, films, advertising and commercials, Youtube videos, motivational and powerful projects.
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A powerful and dynamic middle eastern track, featuring traditional ethnical instrumentation, like saz and driving rhythm section and percussion. Would be great for travel documentaries, film about the Arab world, ethnical trips, political situation issue, the culture of such countries as Turkey, UAE or Iran.
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Bittersweet piano composition with a sensitive mood, and persistent melody. Great for various media projects e.g., romantic films, emotive moments, dramatic love story, doubts and reflections, social youtube videos, etc.
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"America the Beautiful" is one of the most popular of the many U.S. patriotic songs. This instrumental consisting of trumpet, played main melody, piano, strings, electric guitars, electric bass, slow and soft percussion. This track is perfect for patriotic content.
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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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Beautiful and elegant new-age piano composition. The melody sounds smooth and creates a dreamy atmosphere like the awakening of nature after a long winter dream. The track works well for spa treatments, a relaxing playlist, yoga classes, deep breathing and morning meditation.
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Simple ambient piece with subtle oriental instrumentation. Ideal for meditation and therapy uses. Deep, resonant sound aims at relaxation in a natural setting.
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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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Abstract track with a psychedelic flavor, a mix of east and west music with participation of Sitar, synths bass and drums. Good for a spiritual session, intuitive dance practices, magic show, sci-fi movies, etc.
0:56 , 1:53
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Deep and experimental electronic track with glitchy drums and pulsing sounds. Suitable for timelapse, innovations and technology projects.
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A cinematic and emotional solo piano track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries and more. Similar to Max Richter and Olafur Arnalds.
1:47 , 2:27, 3:29, 4:30
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A deep meditative yoga track. Immerse yourself into the atmosphere of peace and soul togetherness. Perfect for spa, massage, yoga classes, spiritual shops, deep meditation, zen and reiki practice, as music for sleep playlist.
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This is an oriental middle eastern music full of peaceful mysterious atmosphere. Featuring Arabic percussion and oriental duduk. Great for Arabian ethnic moods, jungle background, tribal and African moods, desert scenes, mysterious moods, suspense and adventure. World music projects, travel journey shows and much more.
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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.
1:59 , 2:49
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Arabian royalty-free composition. The middle-east melody, blended with electronic elements at mid-tempo creates a mysterious and exotic atmosphere. The track is suitable for background music in ethnical visual projects, oriental dance shows, Bellydance performers, mysterious land, travel TV program, authentic ads.
0:48 , 0:58
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Track influenced by the hugely successful "Stranger Things" Netflix Original series. Whether you need original music for a TV spot, game, trailer or movie inspired by Sci-Fi ambiances and 80s synthwave, this track is going to be the perfect fit for you.
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Medieval and Celtic track featuring harp, nyckelharpa, and flute. Perfect for medieval and fantasy video games and documentaries.
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A kinetic, indie rock track with a mood of love and nostalgic reflection. Smooth and enticing melody gives inspiration and hope for the best. The music will be a great addition to cinematic projects, moments of hope and a new beginning, self-discovery or retreat programs.
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A heartwarming background acoustic track for use in various media projects. Great for the love story, romantic countryside journey, anniversary wedding video. Very relaxed and laid-back music.
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Electronic background music with a futuristic cold sound. Suitable for modern technology, NASA-like documentaries, robotics innovation, high-tech products, news blocks and more.
0:44 , 0:52, 1:36, 3:03
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The new-age track, for documentary and advertising in contemporary music style. Wave-like melody creates the effect of tension and focus. Perfect for tracker applications, video tutorials, program installation, corporate presentation, technological innovations, IT forums.
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This is calm and atmospheric ambient track with feeling of huge space, peace and contemplation. This meditative, mellow and emotional royalty free music will be perfect background for any video and multimedia projects.
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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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Corporate track with a catchy melody and cheerful mood. The electric guitar, sound effects, rhythm builds up and turns into a bright culmination. The royalty-free music works well for product demos, explainer animation, customer services, simple things, 3D visualizations, B2C ads, educational videos on YouTube, real-estate websites.
1:47 , 0:32, 1:03, 2:22, 2:40U
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An emotional and dramatic orchestral track with a cinematic vibe. The orchestral melody is always and dynamic growing, creating an atmosphere of fulfilled hopes. Perfect for dramatic scenes, inspiring and achievements.
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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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Strong minimalistic corporate background track with a nice mood of happiness, confidence, inspiration and success. It includes guitar harmonics parts, straight powerful drumbeat, strong bass and piano. Will be perfect for various media projects like a presentation of new IT products, advertising, commercial, slideshow, timelapse video, education programs, etc.
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A joyful and happy melody featuring shakers, traditional African percussion, Kora, background vocals, marimba, kalimba and acoustic guitar. The track is ideal for creating a flowing, adventure style theme for a documentary, children's or Ethnic themed project. The characteristics for this melody are very inspiring, feel good and work well with animal themes.
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.
1:48 , 0:30, 1:00, 2:53
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An electronic ambient composition with a sci-fi and technological sound, similar to Depeche Mode. Great for the cinematic soundscape, space exploration, fantastic light show, robotic technology, future world, virtual reality, scientific researches and documentary films.
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.
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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.
1:30 , 2:19
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This is motivational and hopeful royalty free music with an inspirational and lovely melody. Can be ideal background music for a sensitive love confession, beautiful emotional romantic scene, wedding ceremony, reflective moments, atmospheric timelapse, travel, Vimeo, family photo slideshows, Valentine's Day.
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Featuring Indian taste vocal samples and warm and smooth synth sounds and tabla groove along with hypnotic drums machine, bring you into a comfortable zone in your mind.
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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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The etherial and stoic indie rock track. The music evokes the day spent near the ocean. Suitable for cinematic projects, a romantic love story, emotional Instagram video, sensual and intimate scenes.
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This inspiring ambient music featuring relaxing electric guitar with delay effects in the calm but positive and motivational atmosphere. It is great for your corporate media projects, podcasts background music, vlogs, films, slideshows, documentaries, and other motivational videos.
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Glorious new-age cinematic music intro with exciting sound and a bit tragic melancholic tone. The track contains different instruments: big war drums, violins, cello, live bass, strings. This track can be used in war-themed games and movies, historic documentary films, as an epic movie trailer, etc.
1:40 , 0:29, 0:50, 2:02
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Repetitive and medium tempo piano arpeggios with mallets and strings. This music backdrop will fit well for background usages in commercials, advertising, documentary, movies.
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.
1:04 , 1:24
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Lush ambient soundscape with the mix of Middle-East pads, Arabian percussion, darbuka, flute. This hypnotic melody evokes Far East scenes, caravans in the desert, oriental mystery, long-awaiting oasis, 1001 Nights and Sheherazade. Ideal as background music for OAE travel video, fire shows, sensual belly dancing. Ideal for documentaries and TV.
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Beautiful elegant orchestral classical piano track with inspiring motivational and elegant mood. Wonderful background music for inspiring speech, historical films, atmospheric vision, and colorful nature videos, emotional travel journey, romantic movies, heartfelt drama, trailer, presentation etc. This tune will give your projects more life and breathe.
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Epic and panoramic, cinematic orchestral track with beautiful lush strings, horns and atmospheric synths that convey a sense of respect, awe and wonder. Great for documentaries, video games, adverts and trailers.
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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.
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Surreal, relaxed and beautiful meditation music. Would work well as background music for nature timelapse video, Yoga practice, deep relaxation, meditation, spa therapy, reiki healing practice, inner peace.
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.
1:24 , 0:15, 0:30, 2:05, 2:05U
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This is positive and warm track in an uplifting mood. It features smooth piano and pizzicato strings and would be great for placing in advertising or ecological videos.
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Peaceful and relaxing ballad with a chillout vibe. Featuring guitars, piano, atmospheric pads, bass guitar, soft drums and different kinds of percussion. Great as a background for working, studying, inspirational videos, documentaries, films and videos about travel, thoughtful moments, meditation and relaxation.
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Beautiful ice cold strings and a cool, ethereal piano, synth pads and haunting light choirs convey a sense of the unknown, and the wonder and magic of the nature around us. Great for documentaries, trailers and projects that need an ambient, otherworldly yet emotional cinematic soundtrack.
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Yoga Breathing is a relaxed, atmospheric and contemplative music piece. Featuring a bansuri bamboo flute, string-synth, piano and bells. This item is perfect for any project relating to India, yoga, meditation practices, wellness activities and spa, hypnotic scenes, or other soul awakening projects.
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A cool, funky hip hop track with sinister undertones. Ideal for Hungry Shark Evolution style games, eerie documentaries, suspenseful videos.
0:47 , 0:32, 1:10, 3:00
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Epic and glorious cinematic orchestral music featuring piano, brass and strings that create a hopeful, inspirational mood. Perfect for heroic life story, fundamental projects, historic documentaries, patriotic film trailers with war and glory theme.
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A feelgood chill rock instrumental with an easy going groove and beat. An evergreen composition. Nice dreamy electric guitars. Good for feelgood, purpose, motivational, inspirational, corporate, hope, moving forward, new beginnings and similar. Excellent for videos, presentation, infomercial, commercials, film, documentaries, advertising.
1:07 , 1:55U
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Futuristic electronic track with synth-bass and focused sound. Suitable for new technology, startup, and business project, educational videos, commercials, documentaries.
1:59 , 0:30, 1:00, 2:05
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An authentic and traditional Indian track with a catchy exotic beat. Useful for travel videos, documentaries with a flavor of the Orient and the Far East, belly dance, charming mysterious plot and unusual scenes where the audience doesn't expect what's happening next.
0:54 , 2:41, 2:41
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An ethereal and powerful cinematic soundtrack that gets under the skin. Featuring orchestral elements and female vocals. The listener will plunge into the space of the sound universe. Great for sci-fi film trailers, alien civilization, space exploring documentaries, solar system, and far away planets, new era discoveries, fantasy video games, and other projects needing strength and grandeur.
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Cinematic and melodic ethnic piece. Suitable for Dervish dance, Middle Eastern journey, oriental style projects, travel documentaries, and more.
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A calm atmospheric piece which will perfectly suit for various projects. Such as all kinds of YouTube videos, nature films, love stories or documentaries or any other media projects looking for elegant and successful mood.
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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Original, orchestral instrumental, mellow and motivational. Used strings and soft future drums. Ideal music for your corporate projects, product promotion, documentaries, personal projects, visual projects etc.
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Passionate and dramatic hybrid orchestral music track. Will ideally suited for the intense cinematic heroic action, Discovery or National Geography style documentaries with the theme of surviving in the wild nature, adventures hunger games, and more.
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Atmospheric and inspirational music track, featuring soft piano, electric guitar, pads, deep bass and electronic drums. Perfect background for commercials, advertising campaigns, documentaries, TV, YouTube, websites, presentations, promotions and more.
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Catchy, originally and melodic dubstep intro. Featuring punchy glitchy drum beats, crazy filthy basslines with noisy sound effects. Great choice as opening music to some advertising, creative documentaries or technological videos.
1:20 , 0:30, 1:00U, 2:52
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A synthwave hybrid track, designed in thriller style of 80s cinematic music. The mood is suspenseful, perfect for themes of the prelude of the unknown, games movies and sci-fi documentaries or any visual project that requires a vintage spirit of mystic 80s.
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Short piece music performed with oriental duduk melody and electric piano on the background. Suitable for travel video, reflexive moments, serious documentaries, etc.
1:14 , 0:40, 3:18, 3:18
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Ambient background music with a quite cold atmosphere. Featuring digital percussions, and synthesizers. Suitable for the eastern documentary, advertising, and films. Perfect for documentaries, mystery, puzzle games, scientific experiment.
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Dark and poignant Americana style solo electric guitar instrumental with dreamy and contemplative mood. This slow and spacious background music is good for reflecting moments, Clint Eastwood television films, cowboys and wild west theme documentaries. Captivating hypnotic scenes, with a sense of wonderment questioning and what might be next.
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Beautiful cinematic composition with a melancholic piano melody and sensitive strings. Works great for cinematic use, incredible nature videos, historical documentaries, memorials, dramatic love scenes, atmospheric timelapse, and video content with themes of child protection, animal rights, Greenpeace eco-projects, etc.
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Middle eastern ambient music with floating darbuka percussion loops, and hypnotizing dark female and male voices. Melody fascinates and plunges into a state of trance. It is a perfect musical background for authentic cinema, sensual belly dance, beautiful desert video, the East documentaries, meditation in the mandala, shamanic practice.
1:27 , 0:39, 1:07, 2:47
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New age background music with emotive and mysterious mood, for documentaries, romantic drama, and travel videos. Featuring electric guitar, bells, percussions and synthesizers.
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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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