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Techno Moment is a background track with electronic drums and glitch music elements. Fits very well to any of your technological videos, movies, commercials and alternative glitchy distorted 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.
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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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Epic, powerful and climactic cinematic trailer music. With soaring strings, majestic horns, hybrid synth sounds, FX and deep bass shaking percussion. A tense, mysterious start builds to an awesome, dramatic finale. Great for epic adventures movies like Star Wars, sci-fi documentaries, or video games about alien invasion, final revenge, spaceships and distant galaxy, etc.
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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.
1:52 , 1:19, 1:45, 2:29U, 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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This is very emotional hybrid orchestra royalty free dubstep track featuring cello and violin to create a triumphant texture. Also, strings arpeggio, dirty bass, and modern drums were used.Perfect for politics game, corruption, documentary about current affairs, business determination, psychological thriller, etc.
1:44 , 2:13
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Atmospheric cinematic music with relaxing, yet confident sound. Main instruments are piano, guitar, synth bass and warm pads. Wonderful background music for any corporate video, radio broadcast, presentations, YouTube and other multimedia projects.
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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 anxious track, starts with sad melody expressed by repeated piano phrase changed gradually with the introduction of a strings melody backed up by a cinematic orchestral score to add mixed emotions and a full spectrum of sounds to a glorious end, that leads back to the soft start.Great to accompany your visuals in a commercial or a presentation whenever deep emotions need be expressed.
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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 , 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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Theme instrumental featuring ukuleles, acoustic guitar, synths, and bass. Possible uses can range from reflection scenes, preparation pieces, hard decision etc.
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Bright and emotional, modern classical orchestra track with melody, that's built to an exciting climax. Great for inspirational love stories, shining wedding ceremony, success achievements, aspiring and winning projects.
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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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Uplifting and hopeful inspirational background music, featuring stomp and claps, 80s style drums, electronic ambiences and positive strings. Perfect as background music to your videos and projects.
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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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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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Hi-Tech revolution is a digital technology themed tune that includes flageolet guitar, glitch synthesizer parts, groovy drums, and futuristic minimal techno elements. Great for new products, business news, innovations in robotic world, information flow, etc.
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A positive and uplifting corporate background track consisting of piano, light synth, bass guitar, and drums. Good for inspiring business projects, new achievements, teamwork, urban footage, customer services, etc.
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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Technologically and innovative high-tech ambient background music track. Perfect for corporate presentations, business, innovation, technology, science, morning wake up and others projects.
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A laid back, cool and vintage instrumental hip hop track featuring chopped female vocal sounds, deep and catchy double bass riffs, brass and piano. Perfect for vlogs, tutorial videos and stylish video productions.
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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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Optimistic and motivational corporate musical composition with a big amount of positive and joyful energy. Great background music for new achievements, business commercial, and upcoming success.
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Stylish corporate background music with a light sound and confident atmosphere. Great choice for technological commercials, new product promo, scientific discoveries and innovations, futuristic commercials, time lapse video, car concept, etc.
0:55 , 1:49, 3:44
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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries and more. Similar to the Cinematic Orchestra.
1:57 , 1:44, 3:19
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Powerful epic soundtrack featuring hybrid orchestra sound and heroic melody. Great for any of your projects like adventures movie trailer or war video game.
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.
1:28 , 2:13
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Old kind of blues. Ideal sound for black and white films, historical documentaries, videos or simply to have a rest.
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A chilled out country western ballad music with a strong melodic hook, whistling and an acoustic guitar. A bit melancholic, mellow and relaxing. Suitable for westerns, nature films and documentaries. Sounds like something that can play in open fields, deserts or mountains.
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A stirring, uplifting and deep ambient track based on custom recorded voices and synths. Meant to create a strong sense of longing and nostalgia.
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An uplifting and inspirational post-rock track, featuring ambient electric guitars, big and epic drums and expansive strings, piano and synths. Perfect royalty-free background music to timelapse videos, films, documentaries, YouTube and Vimeo videos and much more.
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Dramatic and emotive electronic synth pop music. Suitable for nostalgic mood, reflection and melancholy, tiredness after a long day, the moment of truth, evocative visuals, relationship dramas, breakups, time alone, etc.
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Beautiful background inspiring corporate track. Great for: tutorials, presentation, business progect, motivational and successful videos.
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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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Beautiful and romantic track. Creates an intimate atmosphere and helps you to relax.
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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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African percussion drums beat music loop, full of energy and rhythm. Great for jungle and ethnic background, samba and carnival dance, fiesta and parade and chase, or safari.
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Funky and corporate music track with acoustic bass, electronic piano and claps. Perfect for your projects!
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Delicate, soft and spacey atmospheric cinematic piece with a beautiful sparkling melody and outside the box feel. An ideal underscore for corporate music bed, medicine-related products, scientific documentaries, informational videos, innovation and fresh ideas. Also could be used as fairy tale music themes, for enchantment, and wonders. An angelic underscore you will fall into. Thomas Newman's American Beauty theme alike.
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Dark epic and agressive background music track. Perfect for game, videos and trailers, news theme, action film intrigue, political broadcast, serious case, corruption, drug cartel, CSI investigation, etc.
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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A gentle piano track with a raw, dusty sound, playing a complicated and melancholic arpeggios harmony, that creates a feeling of ocean waves and movement. Touchy and mellow full of sentiments and sadness. Suitable for documentaries, commercials, and film.
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Euphoric, mellow, melodic tune in synthwave synthpop genre. Featuring light breakbeat drum beats, medium slow tempo, retro synthesizers, warm bassline, trance styled plucks, futuristic originally sounding and much more! Perfect for retro videos, vintage video games, presentations, background music for commercials, documentary, travel and futuristic videos. Mood & Genre : Synthpop, synthwave, retrowave, vaporwave, electronic, light, emotional, futuristic, 80s, retro, loop, inspirational, emotion
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Groovy and catchy track with modern dubstep groove. Featuring soft synth, strings, swelling pads, groovy drums and pop piano. Perfect background music for your majestic trailers, dramatic advertising, timelapse video, inspiring promotion, and other multimedia projects.
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African percussion rhythmic beat that will take you to the hunting world of the deepest jungle. Will work perfectly for any travel documentaries, and nature related type of video projects. Because of its universal construction, well known traditional native percussion instruments and unique sand-drum, this music will work very well as an ethnic background.
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Emotive, powerful, cinematic rock ballad. It gradually builds up to a very anthemic, inspirational chorus, with beautiful guitars, piano and strings section. Ideal soundtrack for productions related to pride, passion, patriotism, adventure, innovation, courage and motivation.
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Inspiring, dramatic cinematic background track with beautiful piano, soaring strings, and powerful percussion. Evokes feelings of melancholy, rising above, courage and hope.
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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Dramatic cinematic and at the same time beautiful composition in space genre. Featuring retro synthwave cue in the same genre as ‘Stranger Things’. Great for technology demonstrations, space adventures, science fiction soundtrack, or projects that need some futuristic flare.
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Atmospheric minimalistic inspirational track with light delay synths and a simple distinct synth melody over a warm synth bass and lush string pad sounds. Uplifting and inspiring instrumental background music that blends perfectly with any voiceovers, providing a warm feel good background for a great variety of uses.
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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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Emotional and dramatic track perfect for movie trailers, romantic adventures film, promos, and anything where you need a powerful, melodic and brave underscore. Features strings, ambient electric guitar, horns, bass, and piano.
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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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Intense, fast, exciting, action track featuring synth solos, distorted and clean electric guitar solos and arpeggios. Perfect for computer games or sports videos, racecourse, etc.
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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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A very determined neo-classical hip hop tune with a strong lyrical string melody. Slightly melancholic and ironic. With the back to classical music and towards a modern beat rhythmic tunes. Suitable for presentation videos, luxury products, time lapse, documentaries, James Bond and Tudors like film themes, and commercials. Conveys a feeling of royalty and luxury.
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Pompous and driving loop in electronic style with cool analog progressive bass line, pumping strong drums (including analog hats and noise drops), pitch house stabs and wide saw and square leads. Perfectly will approach for soundtrack or background music to some advertising video, action film trailer, sport games. Also good for every day listening.
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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries etc.
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An ambient, nostalgic electric piano piece, filled with longing and sadness. It has a certain vintage quality, adding to it's nostalgic qualities. Created with custom made samples.
1:36 , 1:40
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Dramatic hip-hop track with tense beats and melancholic mood. Suitable for the fast-moving time lapse scenes, urban cityscapes, serious documentaries, social risks, city traffic, rushing cars and peoples on the streets, busy time, flowing time or daydreaming.
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Epic, powerful, cinematic trailer music, with majestic horns, lush strings and deep FX. An atmospheric start slowly builds in dramatic tension to an awesome finale. Great for trailers, games, documentaries and presentations. Conveys a sense of magic and awe.
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Calm, ambient acoustic background track for any sentimental or inspiring productions, slideshows, wedding video, films, documentaries and more.
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The Forest Story is a positive background tune, perfect for any dynamic projects.
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A groovy, jazz-infused experimental instrumental with the hypnotic and repetitive melody.
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Majestic and slightly dramatic epic Drum'n Bass royalty free track. This track is ideal for sci-fi film trailers, open universe, timelapse videos, space adventure and video game related contents, travelogue, and more.
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This track is great for ethnic and oriental scenes, desert landscapes, world travel documentaries, etc.
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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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Emotional, hopeful and inspirational background track featuring solo piano in the beginning, with lush cello joining in the middle and end sections.
1:45 , 2:50
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Minimalistic chillout music.
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A mixture of traditional Hindu instruments and psychedelic musical atmosphere of the 1960s and hippie movement.
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Gentle acoustic guitars tune that would probably describe a quiet rural scene very good.
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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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