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An inspiring, motivating and successful background music featuring piano, strings, orchestral brass, and percussion. This track will bring the atmosphere of success, victory and achievement to your project.
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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.
1:54 , 2:16
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This is powerful pop rock music with inspiring and very motivational atmosphere. Main instruments are electric guitar, electric bass, piano, synth, strings and rock drums. This optimistic and uplifting track can perfectly fit for motivation and hope, dramatic and emotive narration, powerful YouTube video, catchy advertisement, etc.
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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.
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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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Dark ostinato arpeggio creates an atmosphere of tension and suspense. Perfect for any science fiction video, cyberpunk, steampunk project. The track could also be useful for tech-related advertising, and showcase, as an intro for game menu.
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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Light space track with a pleasant mood of euphoria and a sense of flight over the beautiful expanses of our universe. Good for video clips with a space or stellar themes.
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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.
1:46 , 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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Inspiring and Uplifting piano track, with motivational melodies and orchestral strings. Great for a business presentation, website, corporate video, film soundtrack, broadcast, podcast, commercials and all successful 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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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.
1:44 , 2:10
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Sentimental emotional cinematic music with heartfelt melody. Ideal background for a wedding reception, romantic drama, celestial moments. Featuring instruments are piano, cello, viola, violins.
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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.
1:25 , 0:36, 1:35, 1:35U, 2:03
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Inspiring and motivating epic track. Instruments are piano, strings (violins, violas, cellos and basses), brass, powerful drums and various percussion. Perfect for films, games, Olympic sports advertising, trailers and teasers, YouTube channel about traveling and more.
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, epic cinematic trailer with patriotic hybrid orchestral sound. Perfect for film trailers, adventure action, extreme videos, GoPro, heroic cinematic moments, dramatic sports footage, etc.
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Modern, and futuristic background track with glitch effect. Included electric piano, glitchy elements, pads and modern drumline. Perfect for fantasy and tech videos, modern car commercials, exciting space travel, cosmology, gliding through the universe and stars, new technologies, and innovations.
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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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Acoustic Latin guitar music track with a beautiful and emotional melody that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance, passion and affection. Perfect background music for Latin American video projects, film, TV ads, YouTube, documentaries, cinematic projects, video projects about Central America travel, 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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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.
1:53 , 0:36, 1:07, 2:00
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Gentle, atmospheric and relaxing traditional Chinese composition with a soothing and warm feel. Featuring Chinese Guzheng Zither accompanied by warm strings, percussions, and other traditional Chinese instruments. Great for healing meditation, a relaxing practice of yoga or thai chi, spa massage, etc.
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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.
0:55 , 1:49
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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.
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Piano loop perfect for business, commercial and marketing purposes. Poetical and inspiring, ideal to underscore videos about many types of products and services. This track is made to be used in loop without interruptions. It has a constant pace until the end. There's a slowdown of 2 seconds just to prepare the reprise of the theme.
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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Beauty, light, fascinating track in the chillstep genre with atmospheric drum beats, deep sub wobble bassline, airy background pads, light trance plucks, beautifully emotional violin strings, rich piano keys and more. Perfect as background music for video games, timelapse videos, modern design presentations, urban life and more.
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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 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.
1:54 , 2:28
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Light, soft, stylish corporate music track. Great choice for business projects as presentations, slideshow, website, technological commercials. Also suitable for new product promo, scientific discoveries and innovations, futuristic commercials, timelapse video, new car concept. Includes instruments like electric guitar, synths, bass, drums, percussion, piano, pad.
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Jumpy and positive with a very catchy melody. Great for children projects, Super Mario like mini games, and cartoons.
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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. Perfect for TV commercials, romantic film, Youtube videos, weddings, documentaries, tv shows, etc.
1:49 , 1:52, 2:04U
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Epic cinematic trailer music with powerful motivational and heroic mood. Instruments in this track are massive stackato strings, cello, brass, viola, violins, percussion, vocal samples. Great for movie trailers, videogames, adventure films. Inspired by Hans Zimmer, Two Steps From Hell, Audiomachine.
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Inspirational and motivational music track, featuring electric guitars and piano with catchy melodies that evokes feelings of success and achievement. It will certainly work well with corporate videos, business projects, presentations, promotions and more.
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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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Futuristic, atmospheric, melodic track in future chilltrap / chillstep genre with punchy drum beats, deep wobble basses, creative cosmic fantasy arpeggios, airy plucks and more. Perfect for video games, timelapse videos, high-tech presentations, travel videos, etc.
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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.
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A crystal clear gentle piano theme with a very soothing and relaxing melody and progression. Suitable for documentaries, commercials and art video.
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A trailer-style music, with a dark mood and dangerous tension feeling. Great for a psychological thriller, horror films, crime, investigation, forensics.
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This is an acoustic country rock music in rhythm and blues style. Great for American road films, travel videos, wild nature, serious men at work, rodeo, south and western background.
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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 or Interstellar, sci-fi documentaries, or video games about alien invasion, final revenge, spaceships and distant galaxy, etc.
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Calm ambient atmospheric track with deep sound. Perfect work time-lapse, presentations, promo, landscapes photos, drone, GoPro, travel and any videos and projects.
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Funky and corporate music track with acoustic bass, electronic piano and claps. Perfect for your projects!
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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.
1:49 , 0:27, 2:19
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Motivating, inspirational and uplifting theme with acoustic guitars, percussion, string, bass, and drums. Perfect for your advertising, commercial, motivational and travel videos, presentations and many other multimedia 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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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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This loop inspired by older RPGs. The stately mood is set with the strings and snare later joined by a solo horn and congas to give a jungle adventure feel.
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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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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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A delicate, fragile and touching piano composition that is suitable for ballet, classical dance style or cinematography. Can be used as a film soundtrack.
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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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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.
1:44 , 2:22
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Stylish, modern, fresh, energetic, dance house music. Good sound for fashion shows, fashion parties, media projects, timelapse, slideshow, teenage party, sports, fitness, beauty blogs, festivals, openers, presentations and more!
1:26 , 0:43
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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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Funny pop-rock indie instrumental music. Used drums, bass, electric guitars, harmonics, synths. Perfect for podcasts, videos, and TV/Radio advertising.
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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.
1:40 , 1:16, 1:49, 2:23
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Epical heroic and patriotic background track in Hollywood style. Powerful harmony, orchestral strings, percussion, brass and horns, piano, staccato and more. All you need to enhance your project or video! Can be used in trailer or teasers, news intro, sci-fi movies, history documentaries, and more.
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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.
1:11 , 0:31, 1:00, 2:49, 2:49U
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Motivational and uplifting track with powerfull guitars and a nice melody. Underscore version available.
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A chilled out country western ballad music with a strong melodic hook, whistling and an acoustic guitar.
1:51 , 2:17
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This is an atmospheric corporate track with an ambient sound and hip-hop groove. The modern musical piece with beautiful piano, synth, pads, sub bass and light drums. Perfect background music for any video, multimedia, YouTube, radio, presentations, commercials, and other projects.
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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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions.
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An emotive classical inspired track.
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Dramatic hip-hop track with tense beats and melancholic mood.
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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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A groovy, jazz-infused experimental instrumental with the hypnotic and repetitive melody.
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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.
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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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