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Genre :: February 08, 2012

Sometimes a scene demands a certain sound, theme, or atmosphere. Fortunately, with SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks and simple search technology, finding just the right tracks is a simple matter. For example, a search for Scottish-themed tracks pulls up two pages of results to choose from. More search terms can be used as well, to narrow down the results. Here are a few search combination results to show what we mean.

» Read the entire Scottish Music article

Published on: January 19, 2016

Disco, disco, yeah yeah yeah! Get your funky 70s groove on with these tracks. Not only do they appeal to the boomer generation, they’ll reach out to younger audiences as well since the “return of Disco” in the late 90s. Check out just a few of the tracks available in the SmartSound Royalty-Free Music library!

» Read the entire Disco Music article

Published on: January 07, 2016

Indie Rock Music tracks can fill a lot of needs. Sports, commercials, trailers, home videos, bumpers/stingers - all these and more are great uses for these tracks. Use SmartSound’s Royalty-Free Music Search for "indie rock" and almost 80 pages of tracks come up. Here are some highlights:

» Read the entire Indie Rock Music article

Published on: December 31, 2015

Carefree country/folk music - ideal for so many projects, from family videos to feel-good indie movies. For business users, such tracks are also perfect for product and training videos, imparting a sense of brand value and trustworthiness to customers.

Better still, this is a broad category with a lot of different styles and influences, so producers are sure to find just the right track from among SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks:

» Read the entire Carefree Country/Folk Music article

Published on: December 11, 2015

Southern Blues Music is a staple of many types of video as well as video games. With tremendous variety in beat, tempo, and even instrumentation, this broad category can fill many roles. Ranging from slow and soulful to fast and rockin’, just about any scene can benefit from the pure emotion shown in these tracks.

» Read the entire Southern Blues Music article

Published on: November 23, 2015

If royalty-free music inspired by cultures around the world is needed, one only has to use SmartSound’s music search to find a wealth of tracks to use.

» Read the entire Royalty Free Calm World Music article

Published on: November 20, 2015

Get on the Bright Side with Room to Grow, an easy-going, light country soundtrack. Room to Grow features acoustic guitar and percussion which blend to create a calm, gentle, innocent tune, with a positive, light groove. Folk music with its variety of strings can elicit bluesy, folksy, Southern, Americana, country and even a pop vibe thanks to these versatile instruments. Light country music fits commercials, home or product videos, nature or corporate communications. Relaxed, motivating music casts the spotlight on your scene while adding an easy-going vibe.

» Read the entire Light Country Music article

Published on: November 06, 2015

Horror music with an edge driven by special effects, unusual instrumentation or unique compositions is perfect for instilling an enhanced level of fear in your viewers. Move them to the edge of their seats with edgy horror music that’s bold, competitive and fiercely stylistic.

» Read the entire Royalty Free Edgy Horror Music article

Published on: October 23, 2015

There’s something sinister about eerie and somber music that sets the heart to pounding as pulsating, dangerous music fills the listener’s ears with ominous, dramatic and haunting music akin to the mythological Sirens’ songs.

» Read the entire Eerie Somber Royalty Free Music article

Published on: October 19, 2015

Electronic music has come a long way since it was popularized in the 70’s with sounds created with musical instruments and electronic music technology. Polyphonic synthesizers, electronic drums, drum machines and computer technology offered diverse options for composing inimitable tracks. The late 90’s brought affordable music technology to the world and the music scene exploded with contemporary electronic music in many genres from experimental art music to popular electronic dance music as composers attempted to create sensations of flying, dreaming, or being in outer space with ethereal electronic effects.

» Read the entire Energetic Electric Piano Royalty Free Music article

Published on: October 14, 2015

Bands in stadiums across America frequently feature the opening four notes of The Addams Family theme song with dramatic chords dominated by a harpsichord. Melodramatic finger-snaps, a triangle, wooden block, a slide whistle, a duck call and Lurch’s voice punctuating the lyrics were all used to simulate dramatic horror music back in the ‘60s. Though sports fans have replaced the finger-snaps with shouts of DE-FENSE, the familiar music sets the stage for the intrigue and suspense that follows.

 

» Read the entire Dramatic Horror Royalty Free Music article

Published on: October 07, 2015

Tropical Grooves
There’s something so happy about Tropical Music; it sets the heart on fire and the feet to moving with grooves and jives, and shakes and wiggles that just come naturally. Tropical music is fast, slow, soft, sensual, upbeat or other-worldly; it’s not all just Latin or Caribbean music, but it is all danceable with its natural liveliness.

» Read the entire Tropical Royalty Free Music article

Published on: September 07, 2015

Zydeco Is Us

Admit that you love Zydeco music with its rich rhythms and melodies. Zydeco music is meant to keep your feet movin’ and your body groovin’ as accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin washboard, squeezebox, percussion, drums and more triumphantly unite and blast out of the gate with confident intensity. You’ll find Zydeco influenced music in country, contemporary, Western and even earthy music as it benefits many types of scenes.

» Read the entire Zydeco Royalty Free Music article

Published on: August 28, 2015

Electronica Rhythm & Blues

Rhythm and Blues music has undergone many changes over the years, though it originated with the heartbeat of African American music. Today, whether acoustically or electronically performed, rhythm and blues music is heavy with themes of love, loss, romance, freedom or economics. Rhythm and Blues’ groovin’ and soulful beat creates a soft, easy-going mood for the background.

» Read the entire R&B Band Royalty Free Music article

Published on: August 24, 2015