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Inspirational epic cinematic background music. Featuring piano arpeggios, powerful hybrid orchestra percussion, strings, brass and female choirs. Gives Hollywood film felling to your production videos, timelapse, games, documentary, and other projects.
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An inspiring and uplifting track that will bring life, imagination, and magic to your production. Perfect for emotive advertisements and seasonal marketing campaigns as well as corporate commercials and inspirational videos.
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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.
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Atmospheric, yet motivational corporate pop track. Great for the presentation of new ideas, technological innovation, travel and road trip videos, driving a car at night via cityligts, urban life story etc.
1:44, 2:13
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Atmospheric cinematic music with relaxing, yet confident sound. Main instruments are piano, guitar, synth bass and warm pads. Wonderful background music for any corporate video, radio broadcast, presentations, YouTube and other multimedia projects.
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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.
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A simple and hopeful classical solo piano track with a subtle triumphant sound. Ideal for any production about overcoming obstacles, accomplishing dreams etc. Example: sports, Olympics, political.
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An atmospheric new-age ambiance with soft atmospheres pads fills out the arrangement. Spacey, Dreamy, flowing, positive with Healing and meditation mood. This beautiful track has a pastoral and great for underwater, nature, reiki, space videos and yoga.
1:52, 1:19, 1:45, 0:00, 2:29
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The powerful composition in the epic style. Heroic strings, mega drums and hard horns very good accentuate your fantasy blockbuster, war films, documentaries on espionage or military themes, movie trailers and video games.
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A retro style action music with a medium tempo. Featuring a punchy drum kit and a strong bass hook. A mixture of a retro gaming music and modern electronic genres. Full of mystery, anticipation, and action. Suitable for video games, fashion, and animations.
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Powerfully emotional cinematic music with sentimental and tender melody. Ideal background music for a science discovery, heartfelt drama, emotional journey, reflective moments, Hollywood romantic movies. Featuring instruments are piano and orchestral strings. Think about such film soundtracks as Beautiful Mind and The King's Speech.
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This rousing, beautiful orchestral track with strings, horns, guitars and synthesizers. Conveys a sense of breathtaking magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer.
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An inspiring and motivational track with an uplifting feel. Featuring piano, orchestral strings and harp. Good for product review, motivational and corporate projects, commercials, presentations, film and TV.
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A laid back, cool and vintage instrumental hip hop track featuring chopped female vocal sounds, deep and catchy double bass riffs, brass and piano. Perfect for vlogs, tutorial videos and stylish video productions.
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Chill out music great for meditation, yoga, wellness, relaxation, documentaries. Great for slide shows about adventure and travel, discovery channel, any broadcast about the animal planet. Pads, Horns, Piano, Flute, ethereal and dream-like.
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Energetic experimental progressive house track. Perfect for new technology and robotics, presentation, promotion, slideshow, advertisement and any project that need energetic, urban mood.
1:50, 2:53
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Modern ambient electronic. Reflecting progress, buildings and modern structures. Suitable for various use, background music fly through animations, corporate reflections, cityscapes, progress etc. Corporate music for film, videos and sci-fi segments.
1:46, 1:55
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An epic, vast and expansive orchestral track with strings, horns, guitars and synthesizers. Expresses the spirit of the unknown and feelings of awe and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer.
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Cinematic underscore with mysterious and ominous tones, great for any drama or thriller, as well as other productions that need an eerie and dark background. Features piano, violin, cello, strings and ambient effects.
1:58, 1:09, 1:39, 2:38
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Modern, and futuristic background track with glitch effect. Included electric piano, glitchy elements, pads and modern drumline. Perfect for fantasy and tech videos, modern car commercials, exciting space travel, cosmology, gliding through the universe and stars, new technologies, and innovations.
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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.
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Atmospheric minimalistic inspirational track with light delay synths and a simple distinct synth melody over a warm synth bass and lush string pad sounds. Uplifting and inspiring instrumental background music that blends perfectly with any voiceovers, providing a warm feel good background for a great variety of uses.
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Groovy, energetic, all acoustic country track, with a gorgeous fiddle playing over guitars and percussive elements. All instruments played by real, talented musicians. Ideal for productions where a sense of determination, motivation, authenticity and tradition are needed. Full track also provided.
1:37, 1:52
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An atmospheric, epic and expansive orchestral track with synths, strings and choirs. Conveys mystery, awe and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
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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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Stylish corporate background music with a light sound and confident atmosphere. Great choice for technological commercials, new product promo, scientific discoveries and innovations, futuristic commercials, time lapse video, car concept, etc.
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Middle East ethnic background music with relaxing and lush atmosphere. This track is great for travel documentaries about Marocco, OAE, Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia, Sahara desert, and more. Instruments and orchestration: Arabic strings, synth pads, rain maker.
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An epic, cinematic background track featuring a rich orchestra, choir and powerful percussion. Perfect for epic film trailers, movie scenes, and other cinematic underscore.
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African epic cinematic music with ethnic instruments, choir, brass, and strings. Perfect music for your adventure films, games, exotic travels or video about safari and nature.
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Arabic cinematic track, combining ethnic duduk melody along with stylish synth beats. Suitable for projects about the Middle East as the main theme for TV programs, production films, documentaries, news, travel videos or even for Epic Hollywood blockbuster movie.
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A melodic and inspiring track in light dubstep genre. Featuring punchy breakbeat drum beats, shiny progressive plucks, noisy sound effects, and more. Perfect background music for advertising, action film trailer, sports games, and training video. Also good for every day listening.
1:53, 1:09, 2:07
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This inspirational and dramatic track starts out with solo piano and gradually builds intensity as strong percussion and orchestra join in. It is an emotional and cinematic track with vibes of hope, triumph, rising above and conquering.
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Epic cinematic underscore with a big orchestra sound building to a glorious finish. Ideal background music for dramatic patriotic movies with a happy ending, war history documentaries, where's good finally win against bad, adventures and others.
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Atmospheric relaxing and emotional music track for background using in video films or games. Great for new discovery, fantastic worlds, modern design space, introspective moments, fascinating timelapse video, etc.
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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.
0:55, 1:49, 3:44
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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries and more. Similar to the Cinematic Orchestra.
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Building and pulsing, featuring a driving electro-pop guitars rhythm and shimmering synth textures that create an optimistic, youthful & inspiring mood.
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Beautiful background inspiring corporate track. Great for: tutorials, presentation, business progect, motivational and successful videos.
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Old kind of blues. Ideal sound for black and white films, historical documentaries, videos or simply to have a rest.
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Atmospheric, yet dramatic chillstep / chilltrap track. Perfect for video games, presentations, futuristic videos, relaxation after a hard workout challenge, background music for youtube channel and more. Featuring punchy trap drum beats, warm sub bassline, bright and emotional piano keys, futuristic synthesizers, magic pads, cool cosmic arpeggios and more.
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A positive background track with a technological modern atmosphere. Used synth pluck and soft percussin. Suitable for advertising, gadget presentation, slide show, fashion show, blog, on YouTube and for other projects.
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An uplifting and inspirational post-rock track, featuring ambient electric guitars, big and epic drums and expansive strings, piano and synths. Perfect royalty-free background music to timelapse videos, films, documentaries, YouTube and Vimeo videos and much more.
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This is one of our best piano and strings track. It is emotional and cinematic with soft, dramatic feel and hi-end sound design. Perfect for sensitive film scenes and dramatic commercial videos.
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Cinematic Electronica is an epic and inspirational modern energetic hip hop track featuring classical strings. Good choice as a background music for epical projects, personal motivation, large-scale construction, design, architecture, trailer and more.
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A deep, spacious hybrid string and thoughtful piano piece create a meditative, serene atmosphere. Suits well for projects needing tranquil soundscape, flashbacks, timelapse, documentaries, reflection, feeling of loss.
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Inspiring, dramatic cinematic background track with beautiful piano, soaring strings, and powerful percussion. Evokes feelings of melancholy, rising above, courage and hope.
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Light, upbeat and uplifting background music with a positive and sunny atmosphere. Perfect for any urban life and travel videos, new achievements, self-development strategies, lifetime moment, YouTube vlogs, radio jingles, corporate business plan, product demo and other multimedia projects.
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This is an Asian oriental world music track, full of beauty and relaxed atmosphere. Great for travel documentaries, journey vlogs, nature and meditation videos, landscapes, spa massage salon. Also perfect for traditional life scenes of Japanese and Chinese culture.
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Epic cinematic soundtrack featuring hybrid-orchestral sound. Hopeful, emotional and beautiful film production music suitable for inspiring, yet dramatic moments of life.
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Meditative atmospheric music. A deep and beautiful ambient piano, a surround and large space, the best choice for slow motion, underwater shooting, freeze or drone video, morning light scenes.
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A strangely beautiful, post-apocalyptic dreamy synth soundscape. Perfectly suited for documentaries, science fiction, mysterious scenes, alien planet, science and cosmology.
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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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One Perfect Moment is a very soft and quite atmosphere track, with a very smooth and gentle piano movement in the background. This heartfelt, A beautifully reflective, mellow piece perfect for movie productions which looking to create a peaceful, heartwarming mood.
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African percussion rhythmic beat that will take you to the hunting world of the deepest jungle. Will work perfectly for any travel documentaries, and nature related type of video projects. Because of its universal construction, well known traditional native percussion instruments and unique sand-drum, this music will work very well as an ethnic background.
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Atmospheric lounge production music featuring light synth pads and airy mood. Perfect background for on-hold music, real-estate videos, relaxing moments, floating time, modern design, urban landscape, and more.
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Beautiful modern classical background track which begins with solo piano and then grows to include strings and bass. Ideal for videos and productions about life, inspirational events, lifecycles, etc.
1:26, 0:43, 1:29
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An emotional and cinematic track with vibes of hope, triumph, rising above and conquering. Perfect for military documentaries, epic stories, dramatic movie trailers, action films, and more.
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Stylish early 70´s slow polyphonic psychedelic rock tune featuring drums, electric bass, synthesiser pads, electric guitars and synth brass. Good for movie.
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Inspirational, uplifting and motivating corporate music with a positive and relaxed atmosphere. Featuring soft synth arpeggio, electric and acoustic guitars harmonics, mellow drums. Orchestral string section comes in later to bring the listener a warm and emotional feel. The music is clean and minimal and easily could be used in business, commercial or promotional video and presentation.
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This is an ambient electronic track with a mysterious captivating sound, adventurous mood and great build-up. Suitable for anything related to space, NASA spaceship, tomorrow's spacecraft, cosmic era, space and time, extraterrestrial life, stars and galaxy, sci-fi documentaries.
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This electronic music is a cool blend of mellow vibes and mystical energy. The plucky synthesizer melodies dance over spacious pads to create a sonic track perfect for television, games, advertising and more.
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Dynamic inspirational track where East meets West consists of the energetic electronic groovy drum part and alluring oriental melody. You can use it for travel documentaries, corporate presentation, film scores, as trendy background music. Also good for media projects needing sophisticated and exotic underscore.
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This is an African world music. Great for travel and journey trailer, jungle and safari background, ethnic landscapes. Also perfect for tribal traditions scenes, wildlife and nature documentary films, intro music, "Lion King" like soundtrack, etc.
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A dark, ambient and reflective piano piece with abstract background sounds. Great for lush and dreamy scenes, thoughtful moments, distant planets, stargazing in film and documentaries.
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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries etc.
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A modern inspirational background track perfect for a variety of productions and media needs. Features piano, strings, guitar, ambient synths. It has a positive, uplifting and hopeful vibe. Perfect for any videos or projects that need an emotional and inspiring underscore.
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Dramatic hip-hop track with tense beats and melancholic mood. Suitable for the fast-moving time lapse scenes, urban cityscapes, serious documentaries, social risks, city traffic, rushing cars and peoples on the streets, busy time, flowing time or daydreaming.
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A brooding orchestral passage with full string orchestral grouping. Perfect background music for the celestial moments, in the style of "Young Pope" or Tudors soundtrack.
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Calm, ambient acoustic background track for any sentimental or inspiring productions, slideshows, wedding video, films, documentaries and more. Sounds like: Inspirational, soft, mellow, uplifting.
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A groovy, jazz-infused experimental instrumental with the hypnotic and repetitive melody. Good for background in podcasts, documentaries, minimalistic videos, art films with a monotonous plot.
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This track is great for ethnic and oriental scenes, desert landscapes, world travel documentaries, etc.
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This dark, futuristic track is ideal for video games, websites, backgrounds, commercials, slideshows, time-lapse videos, slow motion design, technology videos, science documentaries, presentations about research and discovery, traveling videos and other inspiring projects.
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A little sad melody beautiful combination of piano and flute and bass in the background.
1:18, 2:41
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Emotional hip hop beat with soft bells, strings, pick bass, electric guitars, brass, piano, synths, castanets and drums.
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A folk, Celtic-style guitar and flute piece.
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A strange, authentically medieval music loop featuring wolf howling sound.
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Gentle acoustic guitars tune that would probably describe a quiet rural scene very good.
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An emotive classical inspired track.
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Dark progressive glitch hop style music creates stylish ambiance for the dark scenes.
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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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