Music Briefs: Cartoon Music, Arpeggios, Music from Tamil, Political Campaign Themes

This month we’re looking for cartoon music, music from the Tamil region of India, arpeggios and political campaign themes.

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. As a result, 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


Cartoon Music

Time to throw caution to the wind and get wacky. In other words, harp plucks, string screeches, fog horns; get zany!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: cartoon, comic, animation, wacky, zany, crazy, funny


Tamil Music

Devotional folk music from the southeastern region of India utilizing traditional instruments, for example, idakka, thavil, chenda, udakai, and dhol). Popular at weddings.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Tamil, India, wedding, percussive, festive



Layers of broken chord sequences (either descending or ascending) create a powerful effect. Try experimenting with instruments outside of acoustic piano for a different dramatic outcome.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: arpeggio, broken chords, layers, electronic, dramatic


Political Campaign Themes

Inspiring and aspirational, therefore, presidential. Try to spread a message of hope in 15 or 30 seconds.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: campaign, presidential, election, 2020, candidate, aspirational, hopeful, politics, political

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.

Moreover, tags can be applied to existing tracks in your portfolio.

Top image: Father And Little Daughter At Home, Girl Playing Guitar by pandorastockpictures