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This track is driven by upbeat drums, percussion and human stomps and claps solo. Added some electronic beat machine patterns like metallic small bells and wooden stick hits. This track is really could be useful in a nowadays commercials, adverts and promo visuals, as well as business, company or product presentation. In a Stomp style.
1:50, 2:53
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Modern ambient electronic. Reflecting progress, buildings and modern structures. Suitable for various use, background music fly through animations, corporate reflections, cityscapes, progress etc. Corporate music for film, videos and sci-fi segments.
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Oppressive music, with slowly building cinematic tension that gives a sensation of increasing menace and inevitable fatal end. Performed by orchestra and choir. Perfect for psychological thrillers, crime dramas, war documentaries with the main theme about assassinations, victims, terror and horror.
1:53, 1:09, 2:07
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This inspirational and dramatic track starts out with solo piano and gradually builds intensity as strong percussion and orchestra join in. It is an emotional and cinematic track with vibes of hope, triumph, rising above and conquering.
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One Perfect Moment is a very soft and quite atmosphere track, with a very smooth and gentle piano movement in the background. This heartfelt, A beautifully reflective, mellow piece perfect for movie productions which looking to create a peaceful, heartwarming mood.
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This rousing, beautiful orchestral track conveys a sense of breathtaking magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, royal majesty, knights, ladies of heart, courage and honor, nobility, feat and devotion, time and nature projects.
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Atmospheric ambient glitch track with light clean electric guitar, drums, dreamy and atmospheric piano and warm bass. Perfect as a background for science and technology projects, documentary, presentations, videos about space etc.
1:50, 1:02, 2:15
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A dramatic and cinematic piece with piano and lush strings. It has a deep, emotional and epic quality with uplifting tones. Think about «Amelie Poulain» piano soundtrack by Yann Tiersen.
1:52, 1:19, 1:45, 0:00, 2:29
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The powerful composition in the epic style. Heroic strings, mega drums and hard horns very good accentuate your fantasy blockbuster, war films, documentaries on espionage or military themes, movie trailers and video games.
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Acoustic, mellow and relaxing track with light bossa nova beat and wonderful jazzy melody. Beautiful piano, strings, acoustic guitar and soft drums create cool, warm and pleasant atmosphere. Wonderful background music for on hold products, luxury commercial, real estate video, radio or Tv broadcast, leisure time and more.
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Powerfully emotional cinematic music with sentimental and tender melody. Ideal background music for a science discovery, heartfelt drama, emotional journey, reflective moments, Hollywood romantic movies. Featuring instruments are piano and orchestral strings. Think about such film soundtracks as Beautiful Mind and The King's Speech.
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This rousing, beautiful orchestral track with strings, horns, guitars and synthesizers. Conveys a sense of breathtaking magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer.
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A fresh and contemporary new age house track in Enigma style. Features include a memorable synth melody, a chilled funky rhythm, and various modern fx. Good for youth/pop and uplifting productions.
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Chill out music great for meditation, yoga, wellness, relaxation, documentaries. Great for slide shows about adventure and travel, discovery channel, any broadcast about the animal planet. Pads, Horns, Piano, Flute, ethereal and dream-like.
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This is a bright, soft acoustic, optimistic track with piano and guitars. Excellent for inspirational commercials, YouTube videos, success story films, and more.
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An atmospheric new-age ambiance with soft atmospheres pads fills out the arrangement. Spacey, Dreamy, flowing, positive with Healing and meditation mood. This beautiful track has a pastoral and great for underwater, nature, reiki, space videos and yoga.
1:46, 3:40
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Epic dark soundscape of emptiness and loneliness. Works fantastic in computer games, documentaries, apocalyptic videos. There are some distant “voices of fallen” vocal samples.
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Slightly melancholic and mysterious cinematic piece performed by harp, piano, glockenspiel and violins. This track will perfectly suit for psychological thriller, dramatic love story film, puzzle or hidden object game, or any other media project looking for lonely, thoughtful and suspicious mood.
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A cinematic version of the public domain track "Amazing Grace". Features piano and lush strings. This song is very cinematic and would work perfectly as underscore for film, tv, documentaries and other media productions.
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An emotive classical inspired track. Features woodwinds, glockenspiel, and orchestral percussion.Would work well in historical films, documentaries about the elite life of royal family and high class society, pastoral scenes, and nostalgic settings. In the style of "The Tudors".
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Beautiful background inspiring corporate track. Great for: tutorials, presentation, business progect, motivational and successful videos.
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Middle East ethnic background music with relaxing and lush atmosphere. This track is great for travel documentaries about Marocco, OAE, Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia, Sahara desert, and more. Instruments and orchestration: Arabic strings, synth pads, rain maker.
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Light, upbeat and uplifting background music with a positive and sunny atmosphere. Perfect for any urban life and travel videos, new achievements, self-development strategies, lifetime moment, YouTube vlogs, radio jingles, corporate business plan, product demo and other multimedia projects.
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An inspiring and uplifting track that will bring life, imagination, and magic to your production. Perfect for emotive advertisements and seasonal marketing campaigns as well as corporate commercials and inspirational videos.
1:46, 1:55
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An epic, vast and expansive orchestral track with strings, horns, guitars and synthesizers. Expresses the spirit of the unknown and feelings of awe and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer.
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Comical, quirky tune with pizzicato strings, clarinets and piano. Great for dramedy or light-hearted scenes, kids cartoon animation, cinematic fairy tale, etc.
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Groovy, energetic, all acoustic country track, with a gorgeous fiddle playing over guitars and percussive elements. All instruments played by real, talented musicians. Ideal for productions where a sense of determination, motivation, authenticity and tradition are needed. Full track also provided.
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A deep, spacious hybrid string and thoughtful piano piece create a meditative, serene atmosphere. Suits well for projects needing tranquil soundscape, flashbacks, timelapse, documentaries, reflection, feeling of loss.
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This electronic music combines a cool style with a futuristic tech vibe. The plucky lead synth is complimented with punchy drums, smooth bass, and haunting pads. This music works great for technology, explainers, ads and more.
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An inspiring and uplifting background track perfect to set an optimistic and motivational mood. Starting with the piano intro and building up to an exciting & uplifting feeling. A perfect choice for a corporate videos, presentations, digital marketing, innovative videos, websites, tutorials, explainers, slideshows, YouTube videos.
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Epic cinematic underscore with a big orchestra sound building to a glorious finish. Ideal background music for dramatic patriotic movies with a happy ending, war history documentaries, where's good finally win against bad, adventures and others.
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Energetic electronic background music with pumping bass and a mixture of synthesizers. Works well with science programs, factory process, technology footage, corporate logo, futuristic design architecture, etc.
1:34, 1:56
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Confidence and optimism abound in this elevating track. Inspire your audience with a soft mood, warming and joyful. Perfect for use in corporate video, positive advertisements, and lively lifestyle programming. Witten in the manner of Thomas Newman.
1:37, 1:52
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An atmospheric, epic and expansive orchestral track with synths, strings and choirs. Conveys mystery, awe and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
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Powerful, aggressive and electronic epic music with extreme dubstep notes. This cool dangerous music great as an energetic background soundtrack for games, tv radio jingles, commercial advertising, combat sports, extreme video, action movie trailer, and more.
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African epic cinematic music with ethnic instruments, choir, brass, and strings. Perfect music for your adventure films, games, exotic travels or video about safari and nature.
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A strangely beautiful, post-apocalyptic dreamy synth soundscape. Perfectly suited for documentaries, science fiction, mysterious scenes, alien planet, science and cosmology.
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This is an African beat with vocals and percussion. Great for tribal and jungle scenes, safari and wildlife projects, national geographics films, ethnic moods and much more.
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Funky and corporate music track with acoustic bass, electronic piano and claps. Perfect for your projects!
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Dramatic strings and magical harp create majestic and uprising Hollywood orchestral sound. Charming underscore for epic film, heroic and emotional projects, documentaries, fantasy, glorifying love.
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Inspiring cinematic music with piano, drums, and orchestra. Perfect for documentary films, technical discovery, time lapse videos and cinematic projects.
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This is an ethereal track with a hypnotic synth bass and an FX piano melody. Always the same hypnotic melody that grows more and more. Perfect for sci-fi and nostalgic scenes.
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Arabic cinematic track, combining ethnic duduk melody along with stylish synth beats. Suitable for projects about the Middle East as the main theme for TV programs, production films, documentaries, news, travel videos or even for Epic Hollywood blockbuster movie.
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An ambient chillout track with glitchy elements and airy pads. The music features a wood kalimba and Fender Rhodes. An organic sounding piece with lots of bubbly and clicky sounds to add a futuristic and tech feel to it. A bit melancholic and laid back atmosphere mixed with warm vinyl sounds. Suitable for product videos, technology presentations, and futuristic content. A bit mysterious and with a hint of zen.
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A dramatic cinematic track featuring the bright sound of emotional piano and the velvet sound of cello. This is an ideal underscore for romantic movies, inspirational moments, lifetime decision, unique opportunity, creativity, agitation mixed with excitement and more.
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This is an ambient electronic track with a mysterious captivating sound, adventurous mood and great build-up. Suitable for anything related to space, NASA spaceship, tomorrow's spacecraft, cosmic era, space and time, extraterrestrial life, stars and galaxy, sci-fi documentaries.
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Cool electronic music theme with ambient sound and electric rock guitars. Ideally for serious film scenes, important and difficult decision, self trust, thoughtful moment, and more.
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Soft Inspiring ambient track is perfect for advertisement, media project. The track contains guitar, deep pads, rhythm section and other electronic sounds.
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Dynamic inspirational track where East meets West consists of the energetic electronic groovy drum part and alluring oriental melody. You can use it for travel documentaries, corporate presentation, film scores, as trendy background music. Also good for media projects needing sophisticated and exotic underscore.
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Light ambient soundscape with a slight dance feel, featuring lots of synthesizers. Great for sci-fi documentary, futuristic fantasy, minigames and mobile apps, cosmology video, alien planet and extraterrestrial life.
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Perfect track for multimedia applications with product overview, on-screen instructions, describing a technological processes and etc. 'Digital Factory' is an airy and positive electronic music with hi-tech sounds and, strong contemporary beat.
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This is an Asian oriental world music track, full of beauty and relaxed atmosphere. Great for travel documentaries, journey vlogs, nature and meditation videos, landscapes, spa massage salon. Also perfect for traditional life scenes of Japanese and Chinese culture.
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Ambient atmospheric cinematic music piece. Good for slow motion, nature videos, the birth of a new life, tv programs and other projects.
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A very cinematic and emotional track featuring piano and lush strings. Similar in style to composers like Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, and Rachel Portman. Perfect for any film or documentary, trailer, opening credits, end credits
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A dark, ambient and reflective piano piece with abstract background sounds. Great for lush and dreamy scenes, thoughtful moments, distant planets, stargazing in film and documentaries.
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Relaxing and uplifting soft pop chill track. It's great as a motivational background for corporate presentation, Youtube commercial, inspiring business project and other uses on your choice.
1:56, 2:22
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Deeply philosophical and atmospheric track with beautiful melody. Main instruments are synth, piano, strings, pads and soft drum kit. Perfect background music for your Video, Radio, YouTube, Promo, Presentations, and other different Multimedia Projects.
0:42, 2:56
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This track is perfect for use in documentaries, slideshows, or any other cases, when you need special mood of city awakening. It draws some cold soundscapes; a lot of long-drawn-out background sounds are used. Pulsing beat is the basement of this track, but it also contains piano solo of an abstract, melodic and distant.
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Sensual and full of passion flamenco style guitar piece with Cajon and claps. Suitable for documentary about Spain and Mediterranean region, travel channels, TV shows, and more.
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A dark, strange cinematic soundscape with a deep, questioning mood and a repetitive percussive rhythm. Suitable for documentaries about mystery scenes, unanswered questions, ancient civilizations, conspiracy theory etc.
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Epic, uplifting, inspirational orchestral track with bold, bright horns, powerful strings and deep percussion An emotional, respectful start builds into a glorious climax. Conveys pride and loyalty. In the Gladiator movie soundtrack style.
1:26, 0:43, 1:29
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An emotional and cinematic track with vibes of hope, triumph, rising above and conquering. Perfect for military documentaries, epic stories, dramatic movie trailers, action films, and more.
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Charming and mysterious ethnic background music from Middle Eastern or North Africa region. Ideally, for your adventure film and video game about snake charmer shows, belly dancing in the harem style, Aladdin's lamp and Genie, starry night in the Sahara desert, slow-moving camel caravan. Also good for travelogue video about Morocco, Dubai or Egyptian pyramides.
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Calm, ambient acoustic background track for any sentimental or inspiring productions, slideshows, wedding video, films, documentaries and more. Sounds like: Inspirational, soft, mellow, uplifting.
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This cinematic track will perfectly fit into any kind of epic, dramatic or adventure visual. Heroic and intense it brings the atmosphere of courage, glory, prowess and power!
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A groovy, jazz-infused experimental instrumental with the hypnotic and repetitive melody.
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This is groovy atmospheric drum n bass track with the dynamic and warm sound. Main instruments are drums kit, synth, piano, bass and synth pads. Beautiful background music for corporate use and other multimedia projects.
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This dark, futuristic track is ideal for video games, websites, backgrounds, commercials, slideshows, time-lapse videos, slow motion design, technology videos, science documentaries, presentations about research and discovery, traveling videos and other inspiring projects.
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A little sad melody beautiful combination of piano and flute and bass in the background.
1:18, 2:41
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Emotional hip hop beat with soft bells, strings, pick bass, electric guitars, brass, piano, synths, castanets and drums.
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A folk, Celtic-style guitar and flute piece.
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Dramatic hip-hop track with tense beats and melancholic mood.
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African percussion rhythmic beat that will take you to the hunting world of the deepest jungle.
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Old kind of blues.
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Dark progressive glitch hop style music creates stylish ambiance for the dark scenes.
1:40, 0:00, 3:05
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Just an Illusion (Relaxed Acoustic Meditation) music track with futuristic sound, featuring a synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, bandoneon and drum beats.
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Atmospheric music track with pensive and melancholic mood, featuring light synth, piano with a soft beat and electric guitar.
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Finding music for documentaries is an underrated task and one that people will not often notice, even when they see the final product. Good documentaries really don’t have any noticeable “music” – they are simply given high marks in storytelling technique and in production. The music doesn’t outshine the interviews or recreations. It doesn’t stick out at all, but instead only heightens the emotions the viewer is already feeling.

Using incidental music for documentary films, you can expand upon a viewer’s interest and naturally occurring feelings (which varies according to the subject matter and the point of interest). On the other hand, choose the wrong style or tempo of music and you can break the mood of the viewer, causing them to lose interest in the documentary.

It is often suggested that the documentary film director should determine what kind of music is appropriate for the film. Too often, a composer is given full creative freedom and ends up making a soundtrack that is wildly inappropriate to the subject, compromising the seriousness of the project.

Music for serious documentaries has to be subtle, climaxing at revelations of the story or strong emotional cues. There shouldn’t be music just to avoid silence. Documentaries are silent by nature, except during interviews and narratives. Music is typically used at the introduction, at the conclusion and throughout the film, when emotional narrative peaks occur. Subtle is the keyword. Music should never overpower the interviewee’s words or drown out the information that the viewer needs to hear.

Another tip directors give in making music for a documentary video is to avoid working on just sections of the film, going cue to cue, and instead deciding upon an entire “score” of how the final soundtrack will play.

If you’re buying music for serious documentaries, rather than hiring a composer, then you still must decide in advance what peaks there are in the final “composition” rather than leaving it up to chance or whimsy. Always consider whether the music is necessary and if it will support the intent of each sequence and scene. There is such a thing as too much music or too little. If you put noticeable music in one sequence but then use no sound at all for thirty minutes or so, this will also be uneven.

Start thinking about good music in the budgeting phase. If you want to hurry up and make the movie, you can always use what are called “temp” background pieces, which you can download as you need. Then you can redub the music later when you can take your time and decide what piece of music is appropriate.

Pay attention to the music—the unspoken language of documentaries.

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