Music Briefs: Campfire Songs, Psychedelic 60s, Smooth Jazz, Klezmer

This month we’re looking for campfire songs, lost psychedelic classics, the smoothest of jazz and the funkiest of klezmer.

Once you’ve completed your work, a unique code can be applied to each track – just add the code (provided in each brief) to your keyword tags when you upload. That way, we’ll know which genre you’ve been focusing on.

If you have any questions or comments about any of these briefs, please email Pond5’s Director of Audio Collections, Mike Pace, at


Campfire Songs

Light a fire, wrap a scarf around your neck, pull out the acoustic guitar (fingerpick if you can) and soak in the chill of fall.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: camping, fall, autumn, singalong, fire, sleeping bag, nostalgia, cabin, warm, heartfelt, acoustic


Psychedelic 60s

Journey to the inside of your mind and get weird! Bonus points for throwing some Hammond organ in there (and don’t forget the pop hooks)!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: psychedelic, 1960s, far out, groovy, weird, drugs, acid, dreamy


Smooth Jazz

Tasteful grooves and sleek sounds of a now bygone era. Bring back CD101.9!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: smooth jazz, groove, 1980s, funky, rhodes, adult contemporary


Klezmer / Romanian Music

With Chanukah coming up it’s time to whip out the accordion and get funky!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Klezmer, Romania, Chanukah, Jewish, Dreidel, Latke, Yiddish, synagogue, Eastern European, bar mitzvah

Don’t Forget:

Take advantage of the 50-keyword limit and add both broad and specific keywords (but no recognizable band or artist names please)!

We also encourage you to submit separate :15 and :30 versions of these tracks for social-media use.
Top image: Angry Clown With Guitar In Funny Concept by Elnur