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Country Band MusicPut Your Records On

County Music is often a blend of folk, Western, Blues and country music designed to elicit a wide range of emotions with strumming guitars, rhythmic keys and oh, those strings … banjos, mandolins, violins, guitars and even marvelous harmonica melodies that yield a toe-tapping tune that rolls and flows along. Country music touches the listener’s heartstrings with its saga of love, romance and broken hearts.

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Published on: May 01, 2015

Uptempo Country

Lively Country Folk Music Lively country music with a bit of that folk twang is just the right kind of background music with driving, exciting and fun instruments that can kick up the mood or add a quiet, reflective emotion to scenes. Kick up your heels with the merry little tune All Join In from the album Nashville Pickin’. This fine up-tempo country tune is cheerful and upbeat as its driven by some lively instrumentals.

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Published on: April 29, 2015

Royalty Free Indie Pop Music

Indie Pop lets you reach the final plateau with driving, competitive, The Extra Mile. Sports footage is a natural venue for this track, but it could also follow a hero’s journey in a TV/Film production. Studio orchestra highlighted by clear tones from a bell-like percussion instrument, and piano keep the story flowing in a positive direction.

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Published on: April 28, 2015

Soulful Royalty Free MusicSoul in the Bones
Ray Charles and James Brown had it and you want it; a soulful music background for the production you’ve made your life’s work. Soulful music combines elements of African-American music, gospel music, jazz and R&B but Soul music also emphasizes gospel-music devices, vocalists and a blending of religious and secular themes. It’s evolved from the unique music heard on the 60s musical hit “Soul Train” to the soulful styles and sounds of artists Mary J. Blige and Joss Stone today.

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Published on: April 27, 2015

Slammin Blues Music

The Blues emerged as an African-American art form, rooted in the Deep South and drew on folk songs, spirituals, ballads and later fused traditional African music and European folk music. Blues permeates jazz, R&B and rock and roll and blues shuffles reinforce the trance-like rhythm to form the repetitive effect known as a “groove”. So get your groove on with some blues music that has a bit of slammin’ intensity to it and find the ideal soundtrack for your next project with SmartSound’s royalty free background music.

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Published on: April 24, 2015

Urban DramaCommercials are 15-60 second mini-stories that have to get to point in mere seconds, SmartSound TV Commercial Music offers fast and rich scene-setting backgrounds, so you can sell the idea over the course of a few breaths.

Use On My Way-JE from album Jade Element to describe the dreary “before” transportation scene in a TV car commercial with a little angst-infused vocals such as “riding this train till it sets me free.” –then segue to energizing release with the heroic strains of Approaching the Gates, from motivating Will to Succeed. Bold brass, especially trumpet and trombone resurrect vehicular joy with panache

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Published on: April 23, 2015

Pensive Background  Royalty Free MusicWistful Thinking

Pensive Background Music is dreamy, wistful, thoughtful and revealing and you’ll find Auburn Sky from the Indie Film 01 album a fine choice for a production in need of pensive music. Auburn Sky is an ethereal, soft ballad with a gentle orchestra, guitar and strings. Pensive music is often sparse and minimalistic in its delivery so your visuals remain at the forefront of the drama. The Indie Film 01 album also sports Interpretation; a poignant musical backdrop for a documentary, indie film, spoken narration or memorial with its earthy, gentle and reflective refrain. Spin all ten tracks of this worthy album for memorable, pensive background music.

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Published on: April 22, 2015

Sports Rock Sports and rock music often seem synonymous with each other. The crowd’s anticipation is building and what better way is there to get emotions high like a good rock song. SmartSound’s library is full of great sports rock music that will make your production feel like a stadium that’s amped up and ready to go.

Smother Me is a raucous jam that has heavy guitar riffing, hard-hitting drums and screaming leads that give this track ferocious energy, enough to drive the intensity of a race or sports event. Its album, Core Beyond, is much of the same. It provides a diverse blend of musical styles that can support almost any visual image. With a range of styles from indie rock, to hip-hop, subtly pulsing cinematic strains to high intensity trailer music, these tracks, with SmartSound's unique customization features, will take your videos to the next level, and beyond.

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Published on: April 21, 2015

Happy Outdoorsy Music Leave it to SmartSound

Oodles of productions, commercials, games and videos benefit from happy, outdoorsy background music with its positive and uplifting vibe. Creating just the right background music for a refreshing or inspirational scene can be found with happy, outdoorsy music. Nothing kills a good mood more than the wrong music.

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Published on: April 20, 2015

Serious Spy Royalty Free MusicName That Song

You can probably hum the theme song to James Bond, the Pink Panther or Mission: Impossible—all memorable spy movies with music which helped catapult these movie franchises to the top of classic movie charts. Villains, spies and secret agents all benefit from tension-laden spy music. Score your next serious spy scene with music from the SmartSound’s expansive royalty free library and cue up a soundtrack that will load your scenes with drama and tension.

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Published on: April 17, 2015

World musicAs usual music transports viewers wherever you want them, faster than anything, except the sense of smell. These examples from SmartSound’s collection of Royalty Free World Music demonstrate how you can make them feel almost-at-home with a recognizable ethnic sound, or disorient with rhythms and instrument too general to immediately pinpoint.

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Published on: April 16, 2015

Powerful Drums Royalty Free MusicDelight with Drums

Thrilling and gentle scenes call for powerful background drum music as it allows for steadily rolling drama. Whether the light touch of a hi-hat, gentle brushes with cymbals, side-sticking a snare,or railing on tom-fills, powerful drum music can light your production up or tone it down. Cyrano de Bergerac could pull off an acoustic guitar solo while reciting poetry but we think adding drums would have sealed the deal.

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Published on: April 15, 2015

French Royalty Free MusicRoyalty Free French music can’t help but lend an air of high society polish to your video production. Even innocent, whimsical French Waltz, from the Parlour Games album manages to sound cultured at every turn, with Chamber Group, piano, and violin consorting to bring out the posh in your next Indie film, Short film, or Biography.

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Published on: April 14, 2015

Folk Violin MusicFoot Stompin’ Folk

Everyone has a favorite song that makes them jump up, start stomping their heels, clapping their hands and twirling around. Often, these tunes are folk songs with their merry fiddles, mandolins, violins and banjos which create lively, rollicking tunes that reach to the heart of who we are. Every culture in the world claims their own folk music which originates in their unique oral tradition and is generally of unknown authorship as it’s been transmitted through multiple generations. Today’s composers are inspired by and imitate folk music of old with a bevy of newer folk music styles.

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Published on: April 13, 2015

Soothing Jazz Background MusicJazzin’ it Up
You’ll find the perfect background music for your projects when searching for royalty free Soothing Background Jazz Music in the SmartSound library. We’ve got a mix of jazz in all flavors—Rhythm & Blues, Cool Jazz, Fusion, Big Band, Latin Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz and oh yes, World Fusion Jazz. SmartSound’s technology allows you to control the intensity of the instrumentals to enhance your scenes and stamp your project with success.

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Published on: April 10, 2015

Bright SideRoyalty Free Pop Music reigns king as the biggest category ever in Smartsound’s library. Pop elements show up in everything from kid’s fun songs to gospel to hard rock. Depending on your point of view you could say pop is where music has been destined to go over the centuries, given its almost universal ability to lighten up the spirits of even the most dreary mood!

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Published on: April 09, 2015

Orchestral Fantasy Music50 Shades of Fantasy

Word is you’re looking for some Orchestral Fantasy music. Say what? Say yes to music that soothes the soul, sets the heart aflame and conjures visions of mystical lands. Fantasy music is whimsical, haunting, and full of wonder, merriment and magic. Discover a rich and satisfying blend of silver flute, violoncello, celeste and keys that bring fictional worlds to life. Fantasy Music lends itself well to dozens of production types whether cinematic or documentary in nature, fantasy video games, films longing for an ancient, medieval feel or an epic commercial. Check out a few of these fantasy tracks and let us know what you think.

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Published on: April 08, 2015

Light, upbeat royalty free music is an ideal background for commercials, informational videos and corporate training pieces. If you operate a business that uses an automated customer service system, engaging your listeners with pleasant, easy-listening music while they’re on hold is a proven strategy. At SmartSound Royalty Free Music, we’ve built a large library of optimistic and cheerful background music that’s ideal for a wide range of applications.

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Published on: April 07, 2015

Acoustic Guitar Royalty Free MusicEveryone has a favorite singer-songwriter strumming along on an acoustic guitar and singing some easygoing, feel-good songs. SmartSound creates new favorites with the release of the royalty-free album Organic Pop with its myriad of excellent Acoustic Guitar Background Music. Fresh and positive vibes, hinting of new beginnings and second chances are laid down by warm acoustic guitar grooves instilling the sense comfort and joy. Choosing acoustic guitar music to accompany refreshing scene is a promising way to create an, inviting, happy and warm backdrop for your project.

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Published on: April 06, 2015


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