• Royalty free Documentaries music

    • The Landscape by Infraction

      Hybrid orchestral epic trailer music starts small and quiet and then builds into a sonic journey full of energy, beauty, and heroism. Perfect for Hollywood films about superhero power, RPG game trailers, intros, and anything else where powerful, dramatic music is needed. Think Hans Zimmer's Inception.

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      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.

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      Stand Tall by Jon Wright

      A truly inspirational track that will bring any project to life by transmitting a sense of wonderment, optimism, and positivity. This hopeful composition features a rich orchestra, violins, and cellos, creating an emotional and cinematic atmosphere. It is the perfect track for films, documentaries, videos with a triumphant finale, movies, TV shows, and more.

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      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.

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      Welcome Back by Nuform Music

      An evocative and uplifting pop-rock track that creates an atmosphere of prosperity and chill. A beautiful guitar intro carries over with guitars, reflective piano, soft bass, and synths. The perfect track for memorable moments, life stories, and engaging presentations, and more.

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      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.

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      Small Moon by MintWhale

      Dreamy ambient piano music, with a peaceful and melancholic atmosphere. You can use this track as background music for slow-motions, documentaries about nature, aerial footage, memorable videos, etc.

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      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.

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      What A Wonderful Day by DPmusic

      This is light and uplifting royalty-free music with catchy groove and optimistic sound. Main instruments are acoustic guitar harmonics, soft pads, electronic bass, catchy drums, analog synth, strings and piano. Excellent background for advertising, presentations, promotional videos, corporate and business startups, inspiring stories, success and lifestyle videos, travel and adventure videos, ore more.

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      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.

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      Africa Percussion by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      Native African percussion music track. Balafon, shakers, tambourine, calabash and more drums percussion in this item. Perfect suit for documentaries, TV shows, travel vlogs, podcasts and ads where needed native African feels.

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      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.

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      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.

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      Minimalist Touch by AG Music

      Enjoy a chill ambient music experience with this slow and relaxing sound design. Music will fill any empty space with minimal repeating effects and subtle melodies. This soundtrack is great for nature, reiki, science, meditation projects, or documentaries about life in the woods.

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      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.

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      Indigenous Journey by Andy Littlewood

      Atmospheric World Music track featuring didgeridoo, aboriginal clapsticks, drone flute, acoustic guitar, vocal chants, violin, chimes, and percussion. Great for themes involving the Australian outback, spiritual healing, aborigines, indigenous people, Native Americans, scorching sun, tribal rituals, travel, wilderness, new horizons, Indian territory.

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      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.

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      Night Streets by MintWhale

      Deep and hypnotic electronic music, with e-piano chords, airy pads, spacey vocals, and a slow minimal beat. Perfect as background music for documentaries, scientific films about space, abstract visuals or installations, promos, etc.

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      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 more

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      Surreal World by Nuform Music

      Contemporary chillstep electronic production music. Featuring catchy plucked synths sound and arpeggiated synth sound that suggests the flow and continuity of the tune. Ideal for modern corporate presentation, cutting edge technologies, science inventions, new product launches, and more.

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      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.

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      Lonely World by AleXZavesa

      An absolutely beautiful Asian-style corporate track, perfect for documentaries and any project that needs an inspiring, motivational and uplifting touch. The light air-like piano and guitar arpeggios give softness to this track. At the same time, there are some groovy glitch drum loops on it. Fits perfectly for time-lapse videos, science videos, technology and space movie, nature and travel projects.

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      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.

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      You Are Beautiful by GreenBird

      You are Beautiful - Romantic inspiring track in style of Piano and Orchestral. Suitable for wedding, valentine, presentation and inspirational video projects.

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      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.

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      Palma de Lounge by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      Modern abstract electronic track with live instruments. You can hear marimba, ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano brass section, strings section and a lot of electronic drums with percussion. Mood thoughtful, melancholic, dreamy, creative. This track is best for creative ads, documentaries and youtube vlogs.

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      Inspiring Piano by Roman Cano

      This is a beautiful and inspirational piano piece. Perfect for commercials, presentations, inspirational videos, documentaries and more

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      Tai Chi Relaxation by FabianKreutzerSound

      An ethnic relaxing instrumental world music track with Asian instruments like koto, flute and symphonic strings. Perfect for trailers, tutorials and vlogs dealing with Tai Chi, Qi Gong and China.

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      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.

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      The Arabian by TimTaj

      This is a traditional Arabic oriental music. Well suited for any ethnic projects that need this exotic sound. Instruments: santoor, oud, darbuka, bass, strings, pad, flute, percussion. Ideal for background videos about the Middle East, Arab countries, arabic weddings, Ramadan, travel, market, history, Islamic holiday, caravan, desert, Arab documentaries, movies, ethnic landscapes, film and more.

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      Journey To The Wild West by Andy Littlewood

      Wild Western style track featuring acoustic guitar, jew harp, tubular bells, vibrato guitar, drums, and a great fiddle solo. Perfect for scenes involving old abandoned ghost towns, scorching sun, dusty roads, cowboys and Indians, tumbleweeds, gunslingers, saloons, American road trips, frontier based action and adventure.

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      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.

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      Lift Me Up by AG Music

      This panoramic piano soundtrack like an imaginary journey to pure freedom and peace of mind. It evokes images of a sunny sky, vast grasslands, endless horizons, and ethereal beauty. Ideal as an atmospheric underscore for imaginative art films or documentaries about exploration and research.

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      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.

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      Hopeful Motivational by Azovmusic

      Uplifting and hopeful, featuring soaring strings, breezy electric guitar, piano and pop rock drums that create a positive, inspirational mood.

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      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.

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      Fear Of The Dark by Yoav Alyagon

      Dark, intense, and thrilling music with fearful and anxious vibes. Ideal for psychedelic thrillers, scary scenes, or any tense situation when the mood is somber. It features a threatening synth progression, chords distorted by fear and tension. Ideal for video games, documentaries, or trailers for horror movies or TV shows.

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      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.

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      Thoughtful Marimba by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      This thought-provoking and lofty instrumental piece will add an elegant touch to any media project or visual presentation. Features piano, glitch effects, and atmospheric marimba. Perfect for documentary projects, cinematic media, and technology innovation videos.

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      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.

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      Celebration Of Love by APmuse

      This is an inspirational, romantic, and hopeful cinematic track with gentle piano, emotional strings, and cinematic percussion. Perfect for inspiring and motivational videos, advertising, YouTube, weddings, social projects, documentaries, love stories, etc.

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      Melancholic Days by MintWhale

      On a cold winter morning, a little boy is standing near a window. He is dreaming about his future, and how he will become an astronaut, swim under the ice in Antarctica, or drive an airplane. This nostalgic lo-fi chillhop track is about it. Featuring warm Rhodes chords, airy synths, spatial plucks, pads, and a slow lo-fi beat.

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      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.

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      The Scientist by MintWhale

      Dreamy ambient electronic track, with deep bass, e-piano chords, spacey plucks, futuristic sound effects, and a slow glitchy beat. The captivating textures of this track will enhance slow-motion videos and help you visually connect your story with a dreamy mood. Great as background music for documentaries, slow-motion videos, sci-fi films, time-lapses, etc

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      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.

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      Embrace The Sky by DPmusic

      This one is an atmospheric royalty-free chillstep track with a warm sound and calming mood. Perfect background for nature views, drone videos, travel and vacation videos, advertising, deep relaxation, cruise ship or hotel resort promos, scenery views, or more.

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      Clash of the Titans by Nazar Rybak

      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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      Sad Drama by ColourTunes

      This sad and emotional royalty free music track is perfect for drama movies, cinematic films, trailers, documentaries, inspiring commercials, hollywood movie themes and short film.

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      Time Technology by Nazar Rybak

      Inspirational and beautiful, electronic chillout track. Ideal for photo-video editing, website backgrounds, corporate presentations, travelogues and TV documentaries!

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      Now Is Your Chance by Music Box

      Epic, dramatic and powerful cinematic music, featuring a blast of motivational energy followed by big epic sound. Suitable for dramatic advertisements, innovative presentations, and Trailers.

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      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.

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      Moon View by AG Music

      Delicious ambient track with a serene, soothing, and relaxing atmosphere. Imagine serene views of waterfalls and listen to the shimmering sounds of the water rush of the mountain river. This background music is created for meditation, reiki, healing video, and yoga practice. It can be used as well for many applications, including nature documentaries, underwater footage, and other projects that need spacey and smooth music.

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      Uplifting by Ryan Ancona

      Uplifting is corporate business background music for presentation and documentaries needing inspiration music and motivation. This elegant background music has a nice minimal atmospheric mood. It is Airy and optimistic yet very optimistic and powerful. Piano and guitar delays have a pop rock vibe yet laid-back and emotive.

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      Interstellar Movement by Mike Nowa

      It's dreamy and positive ambient track with strong feeling of huge space. This track is consisting of many deep and wide sounds made by digital synths. Also it has low analog bass. This track is great for creating of relaxing and calm mood.

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      Nature Documentary by LexinMusic

      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.

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      Ready To Fight by Premium TraX

      Dramatic and intense, Epic Cinematic Trailer soundtrack perfect for fight, battle and combat scenes in films, video games, documentaries and videos.

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      The Good Life by Taco Music

      This is a lively, upbeat, fun and uplifting track with a happy and easy come easy go feel. Glockenspiel, ukulele, guitars, piano and drums combine in this light-hearted feel good soundtrack that is great as background music for adverts, corporate videos, podcasts, documentaries and other video productions needing a joyful, fresh, modern and inspiring lift.

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      Tears Of Sorrow by Audiocalm

      Sadness and melancholy piano orchestral track with cinematic mood. Good for dramatic movies, atmospheric slideshow, heartful moments.

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      Peaceful Simplicity by Jeremy Kim

      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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      Artificial Star by AleXZavesa

      This stirring soundscape combines glitch ambient and electronic music with percussive rhythms and a soaring melody. Encompassing awe-inspiring innovation and humanity's quest for the unknown. Perfect for high technology projects, time-lapse videos, and documentaries.

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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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