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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

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

Royalty Free Indian MusicSmartSound has much to choose from in the realm of Royalty Free Indian Music, starting with India’s Mantra from Scoring Essentials. This hypnotic, sensual, earthy track, perfect for short film, meditation, massage therapy, or any contemplative venue features multiple exotic instruments from drones to large-bore wooden flutes to rhythmic tablas.

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Published on: May 29, 2014

SmartSound's royalty free Hawaiian music transports us instantly to cheerful, relaxed days in the sun. Bring out the ukuleles and Hawaiian guitars, and in just a few short notes, you know exactly where you’re supposed to be right now, hula dancing under the palms, and forgetting all your woes.

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Published on: April 17, 2014

Royalty Free Latin MusicAptly-named Latin Flavors serves up a feast of delectable, spicy tracks, guaranteed to make your mouth water. Is it any wonder Latin music brings up visions of food and festivity? Party, travel, or romantic scenes love the Latin touch!

Festive, punchy Cha Cha with Me lights up the kitchen with sassy brass horn riffs, cha cha piano and spirited percussion. Its high-octane energy dances its way through your happiest Travel, Cooking, and home Video projects.

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Published on: April 01, 2014

Irish Royalty Free MusicSmartSound's Royalty Free Irish music kicks your video production into high gear in a few beats or less, thanks to the enduring quality of the genre itself. Irish music remains one of the few genres that have not only morphed and evolved into some of the most popular rock, pop, and soul performers of modern times (U-2, Enya, Van Morrison), but has kept its traditional forms alive and thriving.

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Published on: March 17, 2014

Royalty Free Reggae MusicOff-beat music genre, Reggae, developed literally off the beat. Unlike most other forms of music, the emphasis is on the third beat of the measure, instead of the first (downbeat). Its roots hail from Africa, by way of Jamaica, where Reggae was developed in the 1960’s, as well as from jazz, and R&B.

The music line is often slower than some other Caribbean styles, but sly and seductive, and well suited for background music designed to put you into a relaxed, stay-in-the-present state.

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Published on: September 30, 2013

Royalty Free African Music

If Africa is the cradle of humanity, African music is the cradle of all modern music, with a compelling, incessant beat, and an earthy energy. Pop, rock, soul, R&B, gospel, rap, and hip hop all trace their roots to the primitive soul of the African home.

Many Smartsound albums featuring Royalty Free African Music are compilations of several exotic themes around the world, as diverse as they are world-conscious and sophisticated. Check out World Beat for a collection of traditional sounds and contemporary arrangements.

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Published on: August 16, 2013