This one is a motivational and powerful royalty-free track with a strong uplifting atmosphere and brave mood. Perfect background for sports videos, success stories, inspirational, encouraging videos, inspiring speeches, achievements, corporate, promotional videos, active lifestyle videos, travel blogs, and many 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 Digital Worlds by MintWhale
Deep, hypnotic electronic music, with spatial synths, e-piano chords, airy pads, and a glitchy beat. Perfect background music for abstract visuals, scientific documentaries, time-lapses, high-tech promos, and stylish adverts.Download MP3 Powerful Exciter by Ryan Ancona
Powerful is a corporate instrumental that inspires inspiration and motivation. It is a very energetic pop rock song featuring electric guitar, piano, and violin strings. Powerful is hopeful, optimistic and has positive energy. Perfect for corporate business ads, political ads and music for documentaries video and adventure.Download MP3 Thoughtful Documentary by Yevhen Lokhmatov
A delicate and touching cinematic score with beautiful strings, orchestral textures, melancholic piano. This piece of music is a mixture of drama and quietness, making it appropriate for many projects. Perfect for documentary, social ads, and big-screen cinema.Download MP3 Space Epic by Jon Wright
This epic, interstellar, thunderous orchestral track builds to a huge, dramatic climax with rousing strings, horns and deep, dark synthesizer moods to add an extra sense of magic and wonder. Great music for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer. A wondrous, majestic trip though time and space. INSTRUMENTS: Drums, Guitars, Strings, Brass and Synths. SIMILAR TO: Hans Zimmer, Thomas Bergersen, Trevor Morris, Steve Jablonsky, Harry Gregson Williams, Two Steps From Hell, James Newton Howard, Brian Tyler, James Horner, John Powell, Michael Giacchino and Harry Gregson Williams.Download MP3 Between The Stars by MintWhale
Deep and peaceful ambient electronic music, with e-piano chords, spatial arpeggios, synth pads, and a soft glitchy beat. Great as background music for scientific documentaries, futuristic films, abstract visuals, hi-tech promos, etc.Download MP3 High Noon by Dmitriy Rodionov
Pulsating calm track. Used a synthesizer, digital drums and percussion, the arpeggiator. Perfect to use as background music for documentaries, sports montage, news, presentations, video games and other projects.Download MP3 This Is For You by Emilio Merone
This smooth lounge track has a soothing rhythm, soft melodies, and lazy basses. Quite contemplative, this background music will add that â€œsomethingâ€ to the scene in which it will be used. Perfect for any setting that needs laid-back music to set the mood. This track is also great for situations where someone is daydreaming or relaxed.Download MP3 Journey Through Time by Jon Wright
This ethereal graceful hybrid orchestral track with lush strings, horns and synthesizer moods can add an extra sense of wonder and awe to your project. Great for games, documentaries, time-lapse, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. A magical, majestic trip though time.Download MP3 Dark Confrontation by AleXZavesa
Suspenseful cinematic background music with dramatic tension, anxiety, and a gloomy atmosphere. The track features a menacing, dark feeling. Great for use in film House of Cards types, crime and mystery documentaries, political plots, conspiracy theories, and suspense movies.Download MP3 Rally by Dmitriy Rodionov
Dark pulsating dynamic track. Used a synthesizer, digital drums and percussion, the arpeggiator. Perfect to use as background music for documentaries, sports montage, news, presentations, video games and other projects.Download MP3 Magic Of Technologies by DPmusic
A dramatic electronic trance track with airy piano, atmospheric pads, deep analog bass, strings, and electric guitar. Perfect background for science and technology videos, advertising, urban videos, innovations, advanced developments, design, engineering, and many more.Download MP3 Space Launch by Jon Wright
Epic, powerful and climactic cinematic trailer music, with soaring horns, lush strings, hybrid synth sounds, FX and deep bass shaking percussion. An atmospheric start slowly builds in dramatic tension to an awesome finale. Great for trailers, games, documentaries and presentations. Influences of Hans Zimmer and Brian Tyler.Download MP3 On Christmas Eve by Audioflame
Great acoustic Christmas and New Year track. Good background for the corresponding images, xmas videos, Christmas slideshows, holidays promotion, winter slideshows, movie credits, new year presentation, special events, memory slideshow, inspiration openers, and etc. Audio for media, movies, documentaries, cinema, YouTube, web.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 Relax Your Thoughts by APmuse
Positive, relaxing, and soothing bossa nova music. An old-school lounge sound is reminiscent of the early 70s. Featuring flutes, guitars, piano, pads, congas, and jazzy drums. Great for use as background music with voiceovers or narration, commercials, nostalgic visuals, or any other purpose.Download MP3 Everlasting Love by AudioPanda
Feel the breeze of the ocean with that beautiful chill-out composition. It has a panoramic, evocative and slightly mysterious atmosphere that gives you an impression of magnificent epic scenery. Great for projects related to nature, space, mindfulness, awareness. Perfect music for timelapse video, 4k drone footage, travel documentaries, birds-eye view.Download MP3 Lonely Galaxy by MintWhale
Sad and nostalgic piano music, with airy soundscapes and spatial textures. Perfect as background music for slow-motion videos, documentaries about nature, memorial and funeral, regret or reflection, etc.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 Epic Life by ihsandincer
An epic orchestral track with featuring piano, strings, brass, percussion and cinematic effects.Perfect choice for film trailers, videogame trailers, trailer intro, openers, endings, movie scenes, commercials, web videos, vlogs 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 World Spirit by ColourTunes
A modern chill lounge track with world downbeat and western pop vocals in Buddha-Bar style. This track creates a very relaxing, laid-back feeling, and it's a perfect background for various projects! Great for fashion commercials, travel documentaries, exotic outdoors, narrations, photo slideshows, and in-store music.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 World Innovations by Azovmusic
A fresh and energizing track that will give you a sense of joy and encouragement. The soft electric guitar plucks combined with the nice percussion sounds create the right mood for your videos, which will be great for those long late nights out in the town, or when you want to sit around, play some games and chill out with friends.Download MP3 Beautiful Nature by Roman Cano
A positive and upbeat track featuring marimba, bells, piano, pizzicato strings and percussion. Great for documentaries, commercials, films and more.Download MP3 Best Days by MediaM
Gentle, peaceful, and emotional chillstep music with piano, pads, strings, cello, and slow beats. Perfect for romantic visuals, sentimental video, innovation documentaries, travel media content, tv, youtube, product presentations, commercials, and more.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 You're Out Of Control by Erick McNerney
A heavy progressive rock track with a frenetic and chaotic vibe. Great for trailers, intros and other similar projects.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 Evening Forest Trail by MintWhale
Dreamy and melancholic ambient piano music, with calm, deep, and warm synth pads. This music perfectly fits any of your cinematic and sentimental needs and works great as background music for any video project about nature, travel, romantic films, documentaries about people, memorial videos or simply as a soundtrack to accompany you while you work.Download MP3 It All Starts With A Dream by Audiocalm
Dramatic and sentimental cinematic orchestra waltz music for powerful romantic scenes. An ideal underscore for poignant heartfelt moments in film and Tv show, historical drama, graceful scenes, 19th Century documentaries, fantasy fairytale and more.Download MP3 Our Freedom by MintWhale
Relaxing, dreamy, and calm piano instrumental track. This spatial soundscape with a nostalgic vibe can be used for background music in atmospheric videos. Ideal for creating a peaceful and relaxed setting without being too overpowering. It can also be used as ambient or sentimental background music for different projects, including slow-motion videos, nature documentaries, romantic vlogs, memorials, etc.Download MP3 Love Is All Around by Sascha Giebel
A relaxing and peaceful, uplifiting inspirational acoustic track with an organic and light instrumentation. Featuring 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, slide shows, presentations or holiday video footage.Download MP3 Wheat Fields by Elijah Aaron
A very warm and versatile acoustic track. Three acoustic guitars take you on an organic journey of sunny smiles and memorable moments.Download MP3 Embracing Earth by Christos Poulos
This graceful, fragile, and tender piano composition has a dramatic cinematic sweep. Suitable for bittersweet romantic plots, bio documentaries, real-life story, heartwarming memories, flashback moments, nature landscape video, heroic human spirit and more.Download MP3 Night Sparks by MintWhale
This atmospheric, downtempo music features a chill-out deep beat, spacey plucks, Rhodes chords, airy pads, and a few glitch elements. It's perfect for abstract visuals, scientific documentaries, landscapes, stylish adverts, and travel media content.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 Believe And Inspire by TimTaj
Dreamy, hopeful and inspiring corporate background music that will evoke a sense of hope, motivating emotion, a sense of success and achievement. Perfect for inspirational projects, advertisements, television, films, commercial projects, presentations, social media and more!Download MP3 The Sky At Night by Jon Wright
This rousing, beautiful orchestral track conveys a sense of breathtaking magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, royal majesty, knights, ladies of heart, courage and honor, nobility, feat and devotion, time and nature projects.Download MP3 Dive Deep by DPmusic
A dramatic and futuristic royalty-free track with light dubstep beat, melodic sound, and dark ambient atmosphere. Perfect for nature views, documentaries, technologies, modern developments, digital innovations, and many more.Download MP3 Magic Island by ColourTunes
Mysterious cinematic soundtrack with hang drum, marimba, xylophone, and other percussions. Perfect for documentary, discovery channels, travel movies, and more. Suitable for geographical videos or anything that needs an ethnic world music percussions background. Thanks for listening and purchasing.Download MP3 Source Of Life by Andrea Bellina
Chill out music great for meditation, yoga, wellness, relaxation, documentaries. Great for slideshows about adventure and travel, discovery channel, any broadcast about the animal planet. Pads, Horns, Piano, Flute, ethereal and dream-like.Download MP3 Spirit Of China by Geoff Harvey
Supreme and majestic, this original Eastern composition embodies the elegance of China traditions. A lush arrangement of strings and ethnic instruments creates a music score, that is perfect for historical documentaries, travel videos, and general projects related to Asian culture.Download MP3 New Ideas by Roman Cano
This is a motivational corporate track featuring bells, piano and orchestra. Perfect for advertising, corporate videos, trailers, inspirational projects, documentaries and more.Download MP3 Time To Move On by Music Box
This track has it all - drama, inspiration, melancholy, and hope. A beautiful chillstep track combines dramatic e-pian with atmospheric pads, electric guitar licks, edgy synth-bass, and modern dubstep drums. Great soundtrack for drama series, classy commercials, high fashion.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 Lonely Morning by MintWhale
Nostalgic, and reflective ambient piano music, with warm soundscapes, and airy pads. Perfect as background music for silent locations, memorial videos, documentaries, funeral slideshow, scenes linked to isolation, loneliness, and melancholy.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 Come Haunt Me by Erick McNerney
An understated, bittersweet indie rock ballad. There is a subtle backing that references death and dying - the various descending lines at the 31 second mark from strings, piano, and guitar taking inspiration from Dido's Lament by Henry Purcell. The track seems upbeat but is lined with sadness.Download 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.