Royalty free Documentaries music

0:15 , 0:32, 1:04, 2:22, 2:22U
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Dark and robotic electronic track similar to Daft Punk. Perfect for 80's era retrospectives, robotic era, space theme art performances, vintage technology, etc.
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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.
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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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Powerful brass and strings, winds, and a hard hitting percussion section combine to create an epic feel with a driving sense of urgency. Great for games!
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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 light ambient piano track that is suitable as background music in various media applications such as documentaries, film, corporate videos, advertisements or nature productions.
1:00 , 0:33, 1:03
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Intimate and melancholic track with deep pensive mood. This background music is suitable to create a relaxing, intimate feeling in sci-fi films, documentaries about a lonely planet, universe infinity, heart-break scenes, time passing, abandoned cities, etc. Highly emotive and soulful.
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.
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.
1:09 , 1:18
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It's Indian etnic, meditational track. This track is consisting of Indian tabla, metal tongue drum, electric guitar, bells, percussion and fretless bass. Great for meditation, travel videos, relaxation vibes, in-store retail background music, etc.
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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, music for commercial use and other.
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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.
1:28 , 0:35, 1:05, 1:34
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Ambient electronic background music with an abstract and sensual mood! It includes soft drums, deep bass, and atmospheric synth sound. Suitable for science videos, hi-tech processing, Earth from space stream images, relaxation and pensive mood etc.
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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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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Emotional, powerful orchestral track, conveying respect, honour and dignity. Ideal for trailers, promos, and projects that need a poignant score. An ideal choice for Hollywood productions, epic movie trailer, fairy tales about knights and kingdoms, big scenes and proud patriotic moments, medieval theme video games, or historical documentaries.
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Beautiful sad to happy piano orchestral classical track with the inspirational, yet patriotic mood. Ideal for cinematic projects, motivational speech, nature timelapses, atmospheric videos, emotional slideshow. Used piano, viola, violins, strings staccato, sub.
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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.
1:54 , 2:47
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A touching and contemplative musical piece with ambient sound and blissful atmosphere. This royalty free music with heavenly and transparent angelic mood can be perfect as background for hopeful and inspiring videos, worship and prayer videos, wedding and sweet love stories, meditations and relaxation.
1:59 , 2:36
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This is modern chill out R&B music with soulful atmosphere and relaxing mood. This lounge royalty-free music can perfectly fit for bar and lobby as background audio, for travel and vacation videos, sexy and beautiful videos, traffic jam, nature and ocean views, hotel and SPA presentations, as on-hold music for call center and elevator, or other multimedia 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.
0:22 , 0:33, 1:02, 2:22U, 2:22
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Medium tempo rock ballad with emotive and sincere feels, positive and heartwarming vibes. Perfect royalty-free composition for film score, romantic stories, travel videos. Evokes feelings of happiness, tenderness and togetherness.
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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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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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Easy going acoustic guitar based track with a southern country feel. Features electric slide guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, bass, and light drums. Great for scenes involving America, road trips, friendship, the south, backroads, cotton fields, rural activities, traveling with the wind in your hair.
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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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Medieval and Celtic track featuring harp, nyckelharpa, and flute. Perfect for medieval and fantasy video games and documentaries.
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An emotional and dramatic cinematic royalty-free background music with inspiring piano, beautiful strings, brasses, and light drums. Music has an incredible lightness and a passion for life. Great for wedding videos, romantic love story, inspiring film projects, classy adverts company, awards ceremony 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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Electronic background music with a futuristic cold sound. Suitable for modern technology, NASA-like documentaries, robotics innovation, high-tech products, news blocks and more.
1:46 , 0:27, 2:35
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Romantic and melodious pop ambient background in Enigma style. With tender synths and pan flute solo, relaxing sounds of the sea, and somnolent electronic drums. It can be used as a piece of relaxed music for commercial websites, documentary movies, weather forecasts, nature timelapse, and more.
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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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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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Enigmatic and contradictory ambient instrumental track with the complex sound of synth pads, harp, flute, piano, strings, and sound fx. Great for suspense scenes, long term thinking, waiting time, puzzle games, thriller films, CSI investigation, a documentary about unsolved mystery or secrets`.
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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.
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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Modern stylish corporate tech background music with a catchy synthesizer theme, lots of hypnotic arpeggios, lush synth textures, large reverb, and epic pad and choir sounds. A unique cool electronic background mixed with driving dramatic cinematic war drums gives the track a unique stylish futuristic atmosphere of elegance and glamour that perfectly fits hi-tech product presentations, product videos or fashion shows.
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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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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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Western ethnic and Americana folk instrumental music track with fiddle, banjo, american flutes, acoustic guitar, ethnic percussion and more. Perfect for cinematic projects, travel video sabout Texas, countryside people, cowboys of the old west, wild wild west, free spirit, wild hearts, cowboys western films, American nature reserves, etc.
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Light electronic track with a calm and modern melody. The composition is suitable for technology and corporate projects. Excellent background music for radio productions, web-programs ads, real-estate video, TV commercials, car-rental YouTube channels, inspire movies scenes.
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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.
1:06 , 2:10U
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Inspired electronic/cinematic track designed in the mood and style of 80’s soundtracks, but with some modern retrospective elements. The nostalgic mood of this futuristic track is suitable for sci-fi movie themes, determination, robot invasion, new machine technologies, virtual reality, etc.
1:06 , 0:29, 1:27
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An uplifting cinematic piece with a bright joyful sound, giving a sense of hope and good things on the horizon. Perfect for Victorian themed historical documentary TV series, Christmas advertising, winter fairs, family holidays scenes, snowy slopes and hills frames, YouTube winter vacations vlogs, gift delivery services commercial and more.
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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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Ambient chill music with string pads, filtered drums and a sonar sounds. This piece is perfect for any media, presentation or commercial dealing with diving or underwater nature, yoga centers, spa retreats, meditative sounds, sleep timer apps, etc.
1:55 , 2:00U, 2:02
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A beautiful futuristic chill track, featuring dreamy synth, warm pads, a bright piano that create an uplifting mood. Ideal for technology commercials, scientific research, corporate presentation, voice-overs, as on-hold music for sophisticated projects, VIP style, etc.
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.
1:15 , 0:40, 1:10, 2:25
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Motivation track in a lite rock style. Featuring mix of electric guitar, synthesizer, modern rock rhythm. Suitable for travel shows, tv advertising, positive commercial videos, web ads, corporate team building activity, product demos, explainer animation, and other positive, focused projects.
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A sad, cinematic piano and violin track. Slow, pensive and brooding with a sliver of hope. Suitable for pensive reflective scenes, melancholia, memories about the past, dreamy mood.
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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.
0:46 , 1:54
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Stylish New York's style hip-hop/ chillhop, with an old school vibe. Trumpets, female vocal chops, and a powerful beat. Suits a vlog, urban NYC style. In the style of the music used in vlogs by Casey Neistat.
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Light and pulsing, featuring emotive piano that creates a heartwarming and tender mood.
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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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This is sad, tragic and sorrowful music with dramatic and sentimental mood. This gentle and melancholic royalty free track can perfectly fit for dramatic and tragic videos, sad stories, rainy days, love storytellings, irreplaceable loss videos, mourning and suffering emotions videos, spiritual and soulful videos and more.
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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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A groovy fast-paced jazzy theme with an urban flavor. Suitable for commercials, film, video and podcast intro, as well as television shows. The music portrays a modern complicated lifestyle. Featuring piano, drums, and upright bass.
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A cool, funky hip hop track with sinister undertones. Ideal for Hungry Shark Evolution style games, eerie documentaries, suspenseful videos.
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This is an atmospheric abstract ambient music, full of suspense and tension. Great for sci-fi cinematic film trailers, deep and strange scenes, emotional and sad scenes, mysterious subjects, haunting thriller underscore, investigation films and more.
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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Serious and flowing cinematic track will take you on a fantastic journey. Featuring piano, orchestral strings, harp and percussion that create a hopeful, inspirational mood. Great music-bed for the historical research documentaries, biography Film and TV, voice-over narration, scientific seminars, business conference, etc.
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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.
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Relaxing and dreamy chill-out track with stylish sound effects and modern melody. Perfect background music for afterparty longe zones, fashion brands collaboration, summer swimwear commercial, exotic travel promo, ocean underwater timelapse, lifestyle vlog, and all productions looking for a bright, bubbly, buoyant sound!
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.
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Chill out track with a sacred spiritual ambiance and world ethnic instrumentation. Consisting of live metal tongue/ hang drum, playing the main melody; kalimba, playing harmony; kup and def percussion. Synths are playing bass and pad. This track is great for meditation video tutorials, yoga session or sunset timelapse.
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.
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This royalty-free track is a fantastic example of modern Indian Konnakol music. South Indian vocal syllables used to create rhythmic compositions. Perfect music for travel show openers, exotic workout soundtrack, documentaries about the global world, Mumbai and Deli streets, original exotic commercials, and any ethno oriented video projects. Thanks for listening and purchasing!
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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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.
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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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 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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Experimental retro stomp composition with elements of rock late 1960's early 1970s style with grungy guitars and a steady, cool beat. Resembling Jim Morrison and The Doors. Great for indie road-film, retrospective documentaries, art projects, live out of a van, rock and roll lifestyle
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Contemporary cinematic dramatic underscore with a sense of honor and a somber mood. This reflective composition with a thoughtful feeling is great for documentaries films, patriotic film trailer, political company, human stories, faith in the best and victory over oneself.
1:00 , 0:20, 0:30
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Dynamic and catchy track, the bass draws a main melodic line and in it rhythm, harmonic structure and melodic guitar lines and synthesizers are added. Ideal for background corporate videos or projects, advertising, brands, slideshows, web videos, documentaries, photography production, motivational projects, radio podcast, tv ads, promo, general background music, where it is necessary to emphasize enthusiasm, dynamism and positivism.
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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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