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Funky and corporate music track with acoustic bass, electronic piano and claps. Perfect for your projects!
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.
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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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Beautiful technology corporate background music with harmonics electric guitars, magic synths, soft piano and ambient pads. Works great for YouTube videos, slideshows, montages, business videos, science and technology projects.
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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.
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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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Modern music for contemporary business, technological and corporate media. Works well for high-tech product review, motivation and corporate projects, medicine, science, technology and discovery.
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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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An inspirational and positive track featuring piano, strings, glockenspiel and electric guitars. Perfect for professional and business presentations and videos, commercials and documentaries.
1:08, 4:34, 8:55
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Warm and building, featuring a driving synth arpeggiators that create a proud, confident mood. A hypnotic morphing piano melody drives you in the Grand Finale with a full orchestra.
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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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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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Ethnic cinematic music with modern elements. Ideally for your project!
1:50, 1:02, 2:15
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A dramatic and cinematic piece with piano and lush strings. It has a deep, emotional and epic quality with uplifting tones. Think about «Amelie Poulain» piano soundtrack by Yann Tiersen.
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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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Cool and solid electronic music, with bold and strong drum beat, arpeggiated bass riff. The music could be useful in sports videos, any kind of projects where drive and confidence required.
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Smooth and gentle, featuring touching clean guitar, light strings and atmospheric textures that create a tender and uplifting mood. Perfect for drones footage , nature & travels videos.
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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.
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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An inspiring and uplifting background track perfect to set an optimistic and motivational mood. Starting with the piano intro and building up to an exciting & uplifting feeling. A perfect choice for a corporate videos, presentations, digital marketing, innovative videos, websites, tutorials, explainers, slideshows, YouTube videos.
1:46, 3:40
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Epic dark soundscape of emptiness and loneliness. Works fantastic in computer games, documentaries, apocalyptic videos. There are some distant “voices of fallen” vocal samples.
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Epic and heroic melody. Featuring orchestra strings, piano, and powerful horn. Suitable for the epic and heroic videos.
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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Sad and emotional track with a bit tragic mood. Warm sound of elegant piano with symphonic orchestra creates very sensitive and intimate atmosphere. Perfect background music for tv drama or documentary about the end of love story, nostalgic moments, funeral scene, tearful moments, heartbreaking event, remembrance of the past, sense of loss and regret.
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An emotional, minimal cinematic acoustic piano track accompanied by light flautando strings and synths. Conveys an atmosphere of thoughtfulness and contemplation.
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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.
1:53, 2:01
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Modern, groovy and catchy track with a strong dubstep groove and inspiring atmosphere. Featuring soft synth, strings, swelling pads, groovy drums and pop piano. Perfect background music for your video, media, YouTube vlog promo, and other different multimedia projects.
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An atmospheric, ethereal track that blends a piano and lush orchestral elements with otherworldly synth sounds, with an uplifting, haunting vibe that conveys a sense of magic and awe. Great for time-lapse, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
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Powerful energetic electronic music in the ethnic space style. Ideally for your projects.
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Bright, positive, confident, motivating, inspiring and uplifting minimal tech corporate music. Good for inspirational videos, media projects, corporate, life and travel, motivational startup video production, websites.
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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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Soft Inspiring ambient track is perfect for advertisement, media project. The track contains guitar, deep pads, rhythm section and other electronic sounds.
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This is an ethereal track with a hypnotic synth bass and an FX piano melody. Always the same hypnotic melody that grows more and more. Perfect for sci-fi and nostalgic scenes.
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.
1:49, 2:40, 0:00
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A motivational and inspirational track featuring piano arpeggio, orchestral strings, and bells. Great for cinematic and dramatic projects, video trailers and more.
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Beautiful background inspiring corporate track. Great for: tutorials, presentation, business progect, motivational and successful videos.
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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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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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Dramatic strings and magical harp create majestic and uprising Hollywood orchestral sound. Charming underscore for epic film, heroic and emotional projects, documentaries, fantasy, glorifying love.
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Dark electronic chillout soulful music. Can be used in your scientific videos, space, travel and the other projects.
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Nostalgic and soothing, romantic and melancholic, featuring flowing piano and underlying synths that create a heartwarming and touching mood.
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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Background hip-hop instrumental beat. Perfect for your videos and projects as background music.
2:00, 0:38, 1:02, 2:30
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'Spread Your Electro Wings' is an upbeat, hot, trendy and cool electro track with bright and infectious dance-pop feel. This positive and colorful track would be great for background video use, especially in science and technology marketing promo videos, projects related to sport, design, fashion, and art, web advertisement, lifestyle product videos, as well as multimedia training material, explainer videos or animation. Versions in this package : Full Track (2:30), Long Loop (2:00), 60s Edit (1:02), 30s Edit (0:22).
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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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Sensual piano music, slow, tender and soft. Great music for ambient situations and smooth moments
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Positive and emotional solo piano. Great for emotional, uplifting videos, soothing relaxing atmosphere, harmony and inner peace, time spent with family and friends, education and accomplishment of dreams.
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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.
1:45, 1:39, 1:49
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Dramatic cinematic track with an emotional vibrancy. Ideal for film and documentary productions, theater masterpiece, medical drama as well as advertising, Youtube and Vimeo videos, slideshows, and anything else needing a dynamic and modern-sounding underscore in the style of Hollywood composers, like Thomas Newman.
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Country blues music inspired by western and road movie soundtracks. Acoustic and electric slide guitars, different percussions from shaker to bombastic drum sounds. Can be useful for advertising, travel, nature and more.
0:42, 2:56
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This track is perfect for use in documentaries, slideshows, or any other cases, when you need special mood of city awakening. It draws some cold soundscapes; a lot of long-drawn-out background sounds are used. Pulsing beat is the basement of this track, but it also contains piano solo of an abstract, melodic and distant.
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This is beautiful, light, atmospheric and emotional instrumental music with a contemporary groovy beat and delayed piano fills. Fresh and Beautiful Pop music with soft synth, strings, swelling pads, groovy drums and pop piano. Perfect background music for your Video, Media, TV, Radio, YouTube, Promo, Presentations, Slide-Shows and other different Multimedia Projects.
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Exciting and uplifting track with a strong electronic industrial feel. This positive and bouncy track is great for projects related to industry, technology, and science, as well as corporate motivational videos, sports, and action.
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A dark, strange cinematic soundscape with a deep, questioning mood and a repetitive percussive rhythm. Suitable for documentaries about mystery scenes, unanswered questions, ancient civilizations, conspiracy theory etc.
1:40, 0:00, 3:05
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Just an Illusion (Relaxed Acoustic Meditation) music track with futuristic sound, featuring a synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, bandoneon and drum beats. It is good for the cinematic scenes, documentaries, sound installations, as a backdrop to advertisement and presentations as well as yoga and meditation.
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A dramatic cinematic track featuring the bright sound of emotional piano and the velvet sound of cello. This is an ideal underscore for romantic movies, inspirational moments, lifetime decision, unique opportunity, creativity, agitation mixed with excitement and more.
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A peaceful but also Epis World Music instrumental with typical eastern sounds.
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Progressive trance track, featuring deep bass line, aggressive kick, and easy melody. Great for night clubs, motivational sports video, energetic workout, driving scenes, action films, and more.
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Calm, ambient acoustic background track for any sentimental or inspiring productions, slideshows, wedding video, films, documentaries and more.
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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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This is an ambient electronic track with a mysterious captivating sound, adventurous mood and great build-up.
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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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A groovy, jazz-infused experimental instrumental with the hypnotic and repetitive melody.
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Background tech tune. Featuring deep bass guitar part, easy electronic drums, and light synthesizer melody. Perfect for modern technology overviews.
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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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Smooth, peaceful acoustic track, very versatile. Sparse at the beginning, then it builds up a fuller, inspiring section. All real instruments played by real musicians. Full version also available.
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This is an Asian oriental world music track, full of beauty and relaxed atmosphere.
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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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Energetic and willful song with a distinctive drum sound.
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Atmospheric music track with pensive and melancholic mood, featuring light synth, piano with a soft beat and electric guitar.
1:56, 0:40, 1:00, 2:09
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This is dream pop/ indie, chillwave track with relaxing vibes, airy melody and some carefree atmosphere of the 70's.
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Dynamic inspirational track where East meets West consists of the energetic electronic groovy drum part and alluring oriental melody.
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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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