Music Briefs: Slow Jams, Medical Soundtracks, Sea Shanties, Weather Forecasts

This month we’re looking for slow jams, medical soundtracks, sea shanties and weather forecasts.

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


Slow Jams

Mid to down-tempo sultry R&B tracks with tasteful instrumentation for a hip, sexy, urban feel; don’t skimp on the groove!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: R&B, R and B, soul, urban, romantic, cool, contemporary, chill, slow jam


Medical Soundtracks

Think PSAs, science documentaries. Modern, minimal, thoughtful, unobtrusive.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Documentary, medical, minimal, PSA, pharmaceutical, science


Sea Shanties

Avast ye! We’re looking for sing-a-long tunes for when you’re sailing the high seas (preferably accompanied by accordion or concertina). A warm hearth, a cold pint and a good time!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: sea shanty, singalong, fishermen, pirates, pubs, alehouse, 1900s, accordion, jolly, tavern, captain, vessel


Weather Forecast

Smooth, calming, jazzy, easy listening. Great background music for when your local meteorologist gives you the five-day forecast.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: weather, local TV, calm, forecast, smooth jazz, easy listening

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.

Tags can be applied to existing tracks in your portfolio.

Top image: Starfish Guitar Player On Beach by yellowj