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Quiet Violin MusicQuiet Violin MusicTender Violins

Quiet violin music adds a breadth of tenderness to gentle, heartwarming scenes. Weeping violins ply their lonely, lilting, melodramatic strains in the background of many productions to engage the viewer and listener in a web of quiet gentleness. This tiny instrument’s name is derived from the Italian word “violino” meaning small viola, and in spite of, or because of, its small stature, violins add layers of emotion and poignancy to musical arrangements.

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Published on: May 06, 2015

Country Band MusicPut Your Records On

County Music is often a blend of folk, Western, Blues and country music designed to elicit a wide range of emotions with strumming guitars, rhythmic keys and oh, those strings … banjos, mandolins, violins, guitars and even marvelous harmonica melodies that yield a toe-tapping tune that rolls and flows along. Country music touches the listener’s heartstrings with its saga of love, romance and broken hearts.

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Published on: May 01, 2015

Uptempo Country

Lively Country Folk Music Lively country music with a bit of that folk twang is just the right kind of background music with driving, exciting and fun instruments that can kick up the mood or add a quiet, reflective emotion to scenes. Kick up your heels with the merry little tune All Join In from the album Nashville Pickin’. This fine up-tempo country tune is cheerful and upbeat as its driven by some lively instrumentals.

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Published on: April 29, 2015

Soulful Royalty Free MusicSoul in the Bones
Ray Charles and James Brown had it and you want it; a soulful music background for the production you’ve made your life’s work. Soulful music combines elements of African-American music, gospel music, jazz and R&B but Soul music also emphasizes gospel-music devices, vocalists and a blending of religious and secular themes. It’s evolved from the unique music heard on the 60s musical hit “Soul Train” to the soulful styles and sounds of artists Mary J. Blige and Joss Stone today.

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Published on: April 27, 2015

Folk Violin MusicFoot Stompin’ Folk

Everyone has a favorite song that makes them jump up, start stomping their heels, clapping their hands and twirling around. Often, these tunes are folk songs with their merry fiddles, mandolins, violins and banjos which create lively, rollicking tunes that reach to the heart of who we are. Every culture in the world claims their own folk music which originates in their unique oral tradition and is generally of unknown authorship as it’s been transmitted through multiple generations. Today’s composers are inspired by and imitate folk music of old with a bevy of newer folk music styles.

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Published on: April 13, 2015

Soothing Jazz Background MusicJazzin’ it Up
You’ll find the perfect background music for your projects when searching for royalty free Soothing Background Jazz Music in the SmartSound library. We’ve got a mix of jazz in all flavors—Rhythm & Blues, Cool Jazz, Fusion, Big Band, Latin Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz and oh yes, World Fusion Jazz. SmartSound’s technology allows you to control the intensity of the instrumentals to enhance your scenes and stamp your project with success.

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Published on: April 10, 2015

Orchestral Fantasy Music50 Shades of Fantasy

Word is you’re looking for some Orchestral Fantasy music. Say what? Say yes to music that soothes the soul, sets the heart aflame and conjures visions of mystical lands. Fantasy music is whimsical, haunting, and full of wonder, merriment and magic. Discover a rich and satisfying blend of silver flute, violoncello, celeste and keys that bring fictional worlds to life. Fantasy Music lends itself well to dozens of production types whether cinematic or documentary in nature, fantasy video games, films longing for an ancient, medieval feel or an epic commercial. Check out a few of these fantasy tracks and let us know what you think.

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Published on: April 08, 2015

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.

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Published on: March 14, 2015

Energetic Rock Music 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.

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Published on: March 11, 2015

Pop Royalty Free Music

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.

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Published on: March 05, 2015

Funky Royalty Free MusicFunky 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.

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Published on: March 03, 2015

Patriotic Royalty Free MusicRoyalty 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.

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Published on: February 02, 2015

Beauty & StrengthSmartSound 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.

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Published on: January 28, 2015


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.

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Published on: January 26, 2015

Artistic ImpressionsStrings 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.

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Published on: January 22, 2015