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Motivating Rock MusicMusic has a strange way of being able to get you into different moods for different times in your life. Many associate rock music with being able to get you in a mood to be motivated, to achieve something great. SmartSound has a diverse array of songs to do just that for your production. Here are some examples to help get you started...

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Published on: October 03, 2014

Driving Rock MusicEveryone knows the scene: You’re driving along a long, open highway with your convertible top down and the wind whipping through your hair. What’s missing? A ripping, roaring rock song track is. It portrays liberation and progress like only the open road can. SmartSound has a large variation of rock songs that are perfect for driving occasions. Here are just a few tunes to get you started in the right direction:

The apropos named album Heartland Rock delivers acoustic and electric, blue collar rock inspired by the American Heartland - this music is built solid and tough.

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Published on: September 29, 2014

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: September 26, 2014

Lively JazzLively Jazz pieces have the power to bring you back to a time when bands had a big, full sound and fedoras were originally in style. SmartSound’s collection is robust and offers tracks that are a perfect time capsule of the jazz era.

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Published on: September 22, 2014

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

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

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

Ambient Royalty Free MusicAmbient music focuses on creating a mood or atmosphere, and rarely features the structure of a recognizable composition, melody or rhythm. Developing in the late 1970’s in the United Kingdom, this synthesizer-heavy genre combines elements of space rock, and Krautrock (German experimental music.)

Eerie Binary Tides, from album Dreams and Whispers pulsates through various disconnected ambient sound effects and rhythms to create a chill, mellow texture for Meditation, Science, or Short Film projects. Subdued, ethereal Explore the Now, adds a quiet touch for scenes of wonder, discovery or mystery for Documentaries and Indie Films.

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Published on: August 05, 2014

Happiness is a choice; it’s ten percent what happens to us, and ninety percent how we react to it. Easy Listening Royalty Free Music from SmartSound conveys both the peaceful reassurance of this viewpoint, and also its unconventionality, in the variety and intriguing treatments available through SmartSound’s multi-track albums.

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Published on: July 31, 2014

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