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Mellow JazzMellow jazz music can be used to portray several different scenarios: beach scenes, romance, coffeehouses, elevator music, and more. SmartSound has the beats for all these occasions in our in-depth jazz collection. Here are five songs that we would like to highlight to start your browsing off right:

Looking to escape for a while? Westwind is a jazzy cut can underscore all sorts of projects, from travel stories to corporate videos. It features acoustic guitar and a groovy bass line that will have listeners thinking about a special time they spent on a white, sandy beach. This and other tunes from the Travel & Leisure album help you to relax and unwind with casual music for your travel footage. Whether taking a stroll in the plaza or going for a weekend jaunt, these tracks are the perfect travel companions.

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Published on: September 19, 2014
Published on: September 17, 2014

Magical moments by Francisco BeckerA very special acoustic-orchestral offering from Mr. Becker, here he focuses on whimsical, haunting music that creates a sense of magic and wonderment. Whether uplifting or warm, urgent or pensive, these tracks can transform any scene into a memorable moment.

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Published on: September 15, 2014

Vocal JazzA singer in a jazz tune can add a whole new element to either a slow, silky number or a fast, racing beat that has the ability to blow you back with its huge sound. It’s hard to imagine what great jazz songs would have sounded like without vocalists like Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and others at the front. SmartSound channels some of the greats of yesteryear with its vocal jazz collection – it is sure to truly reach listeners with the added instrument of the voice.

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Published on: September 15, 2014

OutdoorsyLike a modern rancher that keeps track of her herd by GPS and laptop, Outdoorsy Royalty Free Music from SmartSound combines the refreshing vibe of the big outdoors with instruments used in new and confident ways.

For Corporate Communication of a company that prides itself on stepping out of the mold, New Age Ensemble synthesizer and piano flow along the path Less Traveled in an airy, uplifting score from Discovery. Solid percussion backs up the synthesizer in departures that keep listeners wondering just what instrument’s making that sound, riveting enough to keep their attention on the intriguing subject of the video, whatever it be.

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Published on: September 12, 2014

One of the hardest things that many filmmakers grapple with is what to do with music during dialogue. A good argument can be made that dialogue needn’t have much music. However, to the extent that there are important plot points during a dramatic or comedic film, or important emphasis points in a corporate or promotional film, that happen during dialogue or narration, the filmmaker is missing out on the opportunity of highlighting these important moments for their audience and moving their story to the next phase.

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Published on: September 06, 2014

Upbeat Travel MusicTravel always sounds like a trip, so to speak, during the planning stages, and it even turns out that way sometimes in the execution, but with SmartSound’s Upbeat Travel Royalty Free Music, your travelers will always arrive in style and have a blast.

Imagine an Irish bar with everyone line dancing in Riverdance style to the fiddle. Someone’s beating away on a snare drum in the background. That’s Cat’s Cradle from Celtic Adventures, a delightful everyone-join-in-‘cause-you-can’t-resist kind of song. It’s definitely a place you want to stop by for a pint in your travels.

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Published on: September 05, 2014

Funky CountryWhy the long face?? Got the blues? Find solace in Smartsound's Royalty-Free Blues Music, with pages of suggestions for albums, songs, and blues-influenced tracks. Start with All About the Blues and get the history of the blues in one gritty collection, spanning the range of styles from the New Orleans Delta to Chicago.

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Published on: September 04, 2014

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: September 02, 2014

Lively WeddingMany would characterize weddings as a combination of romance and celebration - SmartSound has a fantastic selection to fit both of these needs. However, if you are looking to music to match the latter, lively wedding music from a variety of SmartSound albums would likely be the best fit.

One you are likely to recognize is Eine Kleine Nacht, roughly translated to “a little serenade,” by Mozart. This string quartet performance from the Classical Masters album is cheerful, sophisticated and will elicit scenes of culture and grandeur as though the listener is dancing in the most elegant ballroom they can imagine.

Included on the Full Spectrum album is another classical masterpiece by another legendary composer. Queen of Sheba by G.F. Handel delivers a relaxing and contemplative sound with authentic strings and woodwinds. Listening to this piece will make you feel refined, uplifted and yearning for even more of this joyous music. If you do want more, as the name suggests, the Full Spectrum album covers a wide-range of musical styles ranging anywhere from classical to rock and others in between such as techno and swing. It is truly an all-purpose library for a variety of listening purposes.

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Published on: August 29, 2014

Orchestra, strings, and synthesizers figure heavily in SmartSound’s Dramatic Intros, Bumpers, and Stingers collection. These are the hard hitters for conveying weighty drama, or exciting, mysterious suspense.

Electronic synthesizer stars in Movie Logos from album Full Spectrum with a shimmering, pulsating punch that lends a futuristic feel to your production. Variations either build to a climax, start off with a bang and then dissipate, or roll out with a hypnotic repetition.

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Published on: August 26, 2014

Motivating corporate Everyone needs some motivation from time-to-time when they’re in an office setting. Perhaps it’s a corporate retreat or a large meeting at corporate headquarters, but uplifting music is always a good accompaniment to help keep employees motivated. SmartSound has a plethora of motivating royalty free corporate music that can achieve those means and more.

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Published on: August 25, 2014

emotional Emotional Royalty Free Music can be heartwarming, reflective, or romantic, though it tends to focus more on the more tender side of romantic, in SmartSound’s collection.

Versatile Rain Over Paris is at home in not only Commercials, but also Suspense projects or Indie Films where the final resolution is still up in the air. Musically, this poignant tune from Ultra Pop relies on the latest in electronica sound effects, and more traditional orchestral elements in tandem. Driving percussion weighs in with March/Patriot ambience as well.

As melancholy as its title, Leaving Home from album Sunday Matinee focuses on the bittersweet aspects of parting from the home place. Quiet piano overlays the orchestral in a track that is all emotional ballad. A short trill of flute intervenes at the ¾ mark – a smile in the midst of the tears.

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Published on: August 22, 2014

Becker StudioOne of SmartSound’s most popular music creators, Francisco has made a name for himself in international film, trailer music and other media. In 2013 he scored the movie “Brillantes” by award winning filmmaker Ignacio Gonzales, a comedy-action film shot in Arizona and released in February of 2014.

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Published on: August 18, 2014

Fear of the future gets concentrated and distilled in futuristic movies—they always seem apocalyptic—why is that?—and SmartSound Futuristic Royalty Free Music delivers the goods for electronic scariness and power.

In the way that most all trailers amp up the drama of any coming attraction, Cybershark from Massive Edge Orchestral pulls out all the stops in the Studio Orchestra and Synthesizer’s repertoire to paint a fierce, extreme picture of the future. Video Games are another venue for the intense chaotic stylings of this track.

Commercials that march to a different drummer could do worse than call on Ultra Pop’s Analog Dance. This concentrated track has something for everyone, from future rock kitsch (with variations like Gnarly, Funky, and Get Ready—where’s Austin Powers when we need him?) to electronic machine gun fire to pizzicato strings.

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Published on: August 18, 2014

GoofyUnless you’re in Scrooge-mode, Goofy Royalty Free Music is about synonymous with comedy and fun. SmartSound delivers on the promise with circus-like to dream-like tracks ranging from tongue-in-cheek to orchestral.

Delightful and lively enough to back up the most energetic kids-at-play scene, Thrillls and Spills trots out all vibrant, unusual instruments to create its sprightly ambience. Tubas, fifes, cheerful strings, light percussion instruments all take their bows in this winsome track from Sunday Matinee.

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Published on: August 15, 2014

Royalty Free Film MusicThe Smartsound advantage makes Smartsound's Royalty Free Music a natural for film scoring. Not only do their nearly 4000 tracks give amazing variety and synchronicity among similar albums, but each song can be added to or subtracted from, to create an infinite number of variations; enough to populate a lengthy movie.

Take the luminous strains of Unrevealed Truth, from Indie Score, a pensive, orchestral song using Piano, Chimes, and Marimba in addition to Studio Orchestra to create great depth expressing moods, from suspenseful to desolate.

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Published on: August 14, 2014

New start series album fun and games

Join us at an amusement park for your ears and heart. While this album covers a diverse set of styles from light acoustic guitars with easy, simple melodies all the way up to driving electric guitars, all these tracks have one thing in common: Fun.

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Published on: August 12, 2014

Find multiple Emotional Royalty Free Music posts here!

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Published on: August 11, 2014

Bring in SmartSound’s Quiet Royalty Free Music for the ethereal and/or cerebral sections of your productions, when a lot of thinking, brooding or just daydreaming is going on. The action has faded to silence for the time being, and the music reflects the rich world of the inner landscape.

From Indie Film 02, subtle Attrition demonstrates how just a few notes in a narrow range can yet weave a complex tapestry of sound. Bring this minimalist tract on board for a transition section in a TV or Film Drama where someone is traveling to destination with an uncertain outcome awaiting, or making little headway mulling over a serious decision. Electric guitar provides counterpoint to an incessant background.

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Published on: August 11, 2014


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