Let’s face it. Much of Smartsound’s Royalty Free Music is instrumental. But, just for fun we punched it into the search box, since, it seems, some of our visitors are searching the term. The highlighted tracks that showed up were a compelling mix.
SmartSound’s extensive list of Energetic Rock Music will pump up the energy on your videos, games and movies, drawing your audience into the excitement and energy you want to build up - whether for critical moments or to set the tone for an entire scene.
Guitar is king in Pop Royalty Free Music; whether acoustic, or electrical, jammin’ wailin,’ or whispering tenderly, it’s never far from the forefront. Smartsound’s pop music section revels in guitar glory, solid melodies and lavish arrangements.
Fun, bluesy Guitar Au Go Go, from solid pop rock album Pop Flight, steps right out with a quick nod to ‘80’s megahit “Venus,” then struts out in its own edgy direction with instruments taking their turns to keep the melody rocking.
Funky Royalty Free Music is all about the beat and groove, with the accent on danceable smooth. It de-emphasizes melody and harmony, with bass and drums predominating, and electric instruments thrown in. James Brown is called the father of funk; when he originated the style in the late 1960’s he took elements of jazz, soul and R&B, and streamlined them to create the funky sound that’s still just right for any scene needing a cool boost.
Check out Smartsound’s Slam Funk, for the gamut of what funk is about. Friend or Funk, billed as funk for the new millennium jams R&B Band with Organ breakdown to punch up Product Videos and On Hold music. This pulsating track is slick and edgy. Pump up action and chase scenes with Funk Proof—driving guitars and piping hot organ give the track a punchy Motown vibe.
Royalty Free Patriotic Music music isn’t limited to just the old favorites, like Sousa march Stars and Stripes, though Smartsound does feature a very lively, dignified version, thank you very much, or vintage Yankee Doodle Dandy. It also brings the spirit of America alive with regional specialties like Dixieland, ragtime, marches and folk music.
Album American Spirit gives you a robust sampling of American favorites, making this collection a perfect background for political, holiday, and historical projects.
SmartSound Epic Orchestral Royalty Free Music has to cover a lot of ground. Not only does it need to be there to infuse your behind-the-scenes scenes with the required quiet sinister suspense, but also back up the most lavish over-the-top hundreds-of-extras battle scenes and spaceship/astroidal collisions. For other stories it much switch gears completely to back up the bold and triumphant in epic stories.
SmartSound intros, bumpers, stingers play an important part in a video production. Short and sweet, they still keep the magic going in keeping up the ambience, and dovetailing with the longer background sequences. Orchestral cues lend themselves to drama, sports scenes, or major product introductions.
Strings may be the heart of the orchestra, but piano is the diva (this coming a piano player, of course!) Classical Royalty Free Piano Music from SmartSound gives ample play to this glorious partnership, with 59 tracks to fill the bill.
Considered a precursor to modern ambient music, Gymnopedie #1 from turn of the 20th-century composer Erik Satie, revisited in leisurely, lilting Autumn Rain One from Artistic Impressions could have been written any time in the last twenty years. Use this classical piano ballad in reflective or pensive scenes, in Meditation pieces or mellow TV drama scenes. Piano is joined by some mysterious percussion instrument striking notes that sound just like raindrops hitting a pool.
Big band music developed in the 1920’s when bands of 10-25 musicians, including a string section, played danceable jazz tunes with sweet, romantic melodies. Big band sound became an important part of morale during World War II in the 1940’s when big bands often entertained the troops overseas.
Royalty Free Big Band Music both reprises past hits from the biggest big band era (1930’s and ’40’s), such as in Big Band Blast, but also offers modern versions sprinkled throughout other albums.
New Age Royalty Free Music is one of the genres that truly is relatively recent in development, tracing its roots only back as far as the 1960’s and 1970’s. It often includes the use of classical instruments, such as acoustic guitar, flute and harp, as well Eastern instruments—sitar and tamboura.
The tone of New Age music is almost always in the direction of relaxation, tranquility, and optimism for the future. Often used in yoga classes, meditation, massage, it embodies the spiritual search for serenity as a way to deal more effectively with life.Dancing Reflections, from the Lifestyles-New Age album, echoes that mellow inspiration, but with a definite beat and an intriguing deeper tone built in to give it an earthy, Latin-esque feel. Nature, Home Video and Travel will benefit from this sensual song from the Strata series.
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