Fancy and independent, but not too extravagant - rock music with a twist of indie. This track is played by soft guitars and bright pianos of various tones. The rhythm section evokes a calm and pleasant atmosphere, providing background music for corporate videos, presentations with visual effects, or documentary films.Download MP3 Evening Forest by MintWhale
Soft and relaxed ambient track, with the airy flute, ethnic sounds, Rhodes chords, dreamy spatial vocals, and a slow hip-hop beat. Perfect background music for nature footage, slow-motion videos, documentaries about Asian culture, promos, etc.Download MP3 Inspiring Motivational Corporate by Yoav Alyagon
Inspiring and motivating track in the easy-listening corporate genre with a strong motivational, uplifting feeling. This track will surely bring the spirit of success, joy, and excitement to any video project! Check out the other versions in this package for maximum flexibility and comfort in your production. Instruments: acoustic and electric guitars, piano, glockenspiel, warm pads, strings, bells, drums. Recommended usages: promotional media, uplifting marketing videos, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, television, radio, slideshow music, corporate presentations and advertising, films, documentaries, festivals, podcast intro music, videocast, phone on hold, education training, apps/games, audiobooks and projects related to technology, sports, design, fashion, and lifestyle.Download MP3 Forest Bathing by White Koala Music
This strong hip-hop track has a calm and confident atmosphere but with a definite edge, this track makes it clear that it's time for some serious action. The driving beat, tight kicks, and fat 808 basses will bring your visuals to life. Excellent for martial arts, kung-fu, and Asian-themed productions.Download MP3 Digital Progress by ihsandincer
It is a dreamy, vibrant, and chill out corporate track specially designed and composed for technology videos, science projects, real estate commercials, mobile applications, documentaries, youtube videos, and many other projects.Download MP3 Elegant Commercial Piano by Roman Cano
This is an elegant and minimalistic piano solo track. Perfect for commercials, presentations, music for inspirational videos, documentaries and moreDownload MP3 Slow Clouds by Music Ideas
Gentle music on a soft piano, strings, and bells. Deep, peaceful, and philosophical sound. Itâ€™s perfect for social advertising, drama, movie, documental, and more.Download MP3 Deep Lake by MintWhale
Deep and slow ambient music, with spatial piano notes, deep Rhodes, soft synth pads, and a slow liquid beat. Best for nature time-lapses, slow motions, sea world documentaries, advertising to children, etc.Download MP3 Life Is Beautiful With You by Tunelight
A positive, uplifting and inspirational tune with a cinematic feel featuring a memorable piano theme, strings and light percussion. Perfect for TV commercials, film, documentaries, slide shows etc.Download MP3 Focus On Idea by DPmusic
This one is a transparent and airy corporate track with soft synth, deep piano chords, guitars, pads, and atmospheric sound. Perfect for advertising, promo videos, branding, product presentation, design, real estate, gadget reviews, technology, business ads, engineering, drone videos, and much more.Download MP3 Minimal Designs by ihsandincer
A smooth and minimal easy listening music track with dreamy synth sounds. A great choice for technolgy projects and videos, mobile applications, documentaries, commercials, advertorials, infomercials and much more.Download MP3 Amazing Grace Cinematic Variation by Tunelight
A cinematic version of the public domain track "Amazing Grace". Features piano and lush strings. This song is very cinematic and would work perfectly as underscore for film, tv, documentaries and other media productions.Download MP3 This Love Is All Around by DreamSounding
This background music is for those who love retro synthwave music. This is a light and easygoing tune that will be the perfect choice for your indie video game, trailer or vlog. The track features a smooth arrangement with soft leads, sharp guitars and analog synths. All elements together create an energetic atmosphere that guarantees to make your project standing out!Download MP3 Bollywood Feelings Story by ColourTunes
This emotional and very pensive royalty-free background atmospheric soundtrack is perfect for accompanying a sad, sorrowful, or dramatic cinematic drama scene, ethnic trailers, life story projects, travel, nature, documentaries, and landscape projects. Features: bansuri - Indian flute.Download MP3 Inspiring Piano by Roman Cano
This is a beautiful and inspirational piano piece. Perfect for commercials, presentations, inspirational videos, documentaries and moreDownload MP3 In Perfect Harmony by White Koala Music
Peaceful background track for relaxing, dreaming, meditation and healing therapy.Download MP3 It All Starts With A Dream by Audiocalm
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Ambient, futuristic electronic music track, with spatial arps, e-piano chords, synths, airy vocals, and a glitchy beat. Perfect background music for abstract visuals, space documentaries, high-tech promos, and stylish adverts.Download MP3 Space Expidition by MintWhale
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Beautiful and shiny acoustic guitar melody, that sounds nice, calm, and magical. This music track depicts the story of a young, beautiful and talented girl, who wants to express her feelings through the guitar. The main idea of this melody is based on love, affection, strong beliefs in oneself, and the ability to achieve the goals by not being distracted by negative thoughts. This composition is perfect as background music for romantic videos, life story documentaries, etc.Download MP3 To Greater Heights by White Koala Music
Cinematic inspiring track with emotional piano, powerful drums and epic orchestration. Suitable for movies, intros, travel videos.Download MP3 Amazing World Sitar by ColourTunes
An atmospheric and romantic royalty free Indian soundtrack flawlessly designed in Bollywood cinematic tradition. Dazzling and magical, this magnificent piece is flavored with the remarkable sounds of sitar, bansuri (Indian flute), tabla, tanpura and acoustic guitar. This track would be best suited to travel and nature documentaries, Indian wedding and romantic stories, ethnic trailers, lifestyle projects or as a beautiful, meditative background for video projects. Thanks for listening and purchasing.Download MP3 Composure by Nazar Rybak
A light acoustic instrumental background track with an uplifting motivational character. Perfect for TV nature documentaries, nature product advertising music or simply as a great background for slide shows, presentations or holiday video footage.Download MP3 Spiritual Rhythm Perc by Makesound
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A tough and formidable track perfect for movie trailers, news broadcasts, documentaries and reporting on riots, coups and crime. The track features powerful drums, synthesizers, trombones and violins, vocal parts and church organ. Enjoy!Download MP3 Space Epic by Jon Wright
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This corporate new age theme features a light, enigmatic and futuristic vibe. Perfect for news broadcasts and documentaries as modern minimalistic background. The perfect backdrop for a news story about the future of humanity or video productions related to business, finance, innovation, and technology.Download MP3 My Lonely Journey by AleXZavesa
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This is a motivational corporate track featuring bells, piano and orchestra. Perfect for advertising, corporate videos, trailers, inspirational projects, documentaries and more.Download MP3 Emotional Spectrum by Premium TraX
The music is a kaleidoscope of human emotions. It will take you on a trip to the magical world of psychedelic freedom. The electronic sounds in this track will give you that spine-tingling feeling and will transport you to a world yet unknown but so tempting.Download MP3 Sunrise Over The Great Wall by ColourTunes
This atmospheric downtempo royalty-free stock music played with Chinese an authentic ethnic instrument (Bamboo Flute) creates a new space for us to explore. Its hypnotizing mood is excellent for your travel videos, geographical documentaries, and nature videos, chill world music background or any kind of video where you want a soft ethnic relaxing vibe. Thanks for listening and purchasing!Download MP3 Time Technology by Nazar Rybak
Inspirational and beautiful, electronic chillout track. Ideal for photo-video editing, website backgrounds, corporate presentations, travelogues and TV documentaries!Download MP3 Amazing Gift by DPmusic
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Smooth and relaxing Indian soundtrack. Designed in a perfect Bollywood cinematic tradition with exotic sounds of sitar, tabla, sarod and tanpura. This exotic and colorful piece of world music is suitable for travel documentaries about Hindustan, Indian kitchen restaurants, Goa resorts, Ayurveda spa, and more.Download MP3 The Good Life by Taco Music
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Fabulous thematic orchestration that unfolds as a musical story. Performed with wonderful strings, angelic harp, and Celtic flutes to create a romantic fairytale atmosphere in the Disney tradition. Perfect for short light intro, nature documentaries, title or background music for magic tales, travel vlogs, motion graphics, or a variety of other uses.Download MP3 Dramatic Opener by Soundroll
Oppressive music, with slowly building cinematic tension that gives a sensation of increasing menace and inevitable fatal end. Performed by orchestra and choir. Perfect for psychological thrillers, crime dramas, war documentaries with the main theme about assassinations, victims, terror and horror.Download MP3 Disturbing Cinematic Violins by Makesound
Disturbing Cinematic Violins is bright, uplifting orchestral composition, great for epic commercials, dramatic videos, promotional and motivational advertising. Thanks for listening! Available in 3 edits.Main - 2:01Medium - 1:23Short - 1:04Download MP3
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.