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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

Whatever the style of cooking demoed in your production, you want to make it seem, well, easy as pie. SmartSound’s Royalty Free Cooking Music keeps it light and upbeat, conveying that all this cooking skill is well within viewers’ reach.

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Published on: April 03, 2015

HappySmartSound’s Happy Royalty Free Music swings along through countless genres from kid stuff to country to retro. Dance to it, drive to it, or just grin ear to ear, but no sad faces will be left behind.

A few strong “Heys” from the chorus keep the fun from being completely electronic in Hella Fun from album Phat Grooves. You can almost see everyone on the dance floor making those flat circles with their fists to match gyrating hips. Pure hip-hop, this track almost yells ‘flash mob’ since everyone will know the moves, and moving is what it’s all about for this lively urban scene!

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Published on: April 02, 2015

Goofy, Silly & SweetKids are natural comedians, so kids and comedy songs go hand in hand, especially for home videos, animation, comedies, and video games. SmartSound’s collections of Royalty Free Music for Kids and Comedy Productions run the gamut of wacky possibilities, from sixties cartoon spoofs to rollicking circus numbers and Vintage Comedy tracks.

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Published on: April 01, 2015

Royalty Free Animation MusicMuch of SmartSound's Royalty Free Animation Music is geared towards all things children's cartoons; playful, wacky, or even circus-like. However, animation has come a long way in recent decades, and animation venues for teens and adults have exploded. SmartSound's music library boasts sophisticated tracks to back up those projects as well.

In Richard Band Volume 5 – Comedy a large, live studio orchestra creates the wacky wherewithal to skid through classic cartoon shorts, or any comedic scene. Orchestra and strings, particularly xylophone and woodwinds, bob through the antics in Just Ducky a whimsical, tongue-in-cheek track just right for Home Videos and Comedy, as well as Animation.

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Published on: March 31, 2015

Looking for Vocal Excitement?

Exciting Vocal Music

Looking for Vocal Excitement?
Trek right over to the track When you Run From Me for some exciting vocal music from the incredible Nova Page and 21AD whose indie-pop songs let projects soar with their infectious and dramatic punch. Nova Page’s vocal lyrics have been heard as jingles, in commercials and marketing campaigns. Check out the entire album but be sure to give a quick listen to When you Run From Me for a stellar indie cut that’s driving and energetic with emotional vocals and pulsating electronics.

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Published on: March 30, 2015

Epic Royalty Free MusicEpic Background Music is generally heroic, majestic, and spectacular and often narrates remarkable achievements or events that are impressively great in nature. Daring and valiant feats are accomplished with sweeping strings and thunderous percussion perfectly placed within an epic score. Epic adventures are often ripe with tall tales of legendary heroes and a production scored with Epic Background Music ensures a dramatic and grand entrance for worthy scenes.

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Published on: March 27, 2015

Bold and PowerfulFrom heroic to haunting, Bold and Powerful Royalty Free Music from SmartSound builds the drama with styles ranging from classic-sounding orchestral to angry electronica.

From Fun & Games comes a ferocious Hard Rock selection, Beehive. Not for your mama’s genteel garden video, this slammin track is more at home in Sports Footage or Commercials. Drums and Electric Guitar pound out a steady, driving beat with a few vocals thrown in, set up for roiling around in the background without a lot of melody to it.

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Published on: March 26, 2015

I love Suspenseful Background Music that leaves me perched on the edge of my seat with a scream lodged in my throat as I wait for the black-hearted, dynamic villain to appear and grip me with fear and intrigue. Yes, Suspenseful Background Music is a must for dramas, biographies, tributes, documentaries, indie films and even commercials. Thrilling music sets the backdrop for many memorable scenes; think Jack Bauer in the hit TV series 24; Jason Statham in Transporter and today’s current TV favorites—Marvel comic remakes—all ripe with Suspenseful Background Music that sets the heart on fire with its fast-moving, energetic and fear-filled pace.

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Published on: March 25, 2015

playlists

Create a smoother workflow with clients and colleagues with SmartSound Playlists. Now integrated into your SmartSound web account, Playlists are a convenient and easy way to work with others on the music selection process. Find the right music for your project and collect it in an ordered playlist that can be shared with interested parties who can audition tracks and make notes and suggestions. SmartSound playlists have an anonymous URL and interface keeping the viewer focused on the list and the track selection process. You can create as many Playlists as you need and each one displays the Name of the Playlist, Name of the Track, play button and comments for feedback.

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Published on: March 19, 2015

SmartSound's Royalty-Free Documentary Music offerings differ as much as documentary subjects themselves do. For your Dramatic Stories match up the ominous, expansive Crucial Developments with real-life dramas and emotional narratives. This orchestral-style track conveys a sense of urgency, as does Last Seen, from the same collection. Dark and introspective, “Last Seen,” conveys the mysterious, solemn side of the story. For action-dramas, or short films, try Two Minds As One to add dreamy, dramatic sophistication with a cinematic touch.

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Published on: March 19, 2015


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