This month we’re looking for Drill, Bloopers, J-Pop, and Twee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drill is a genre of hip-hop that originated in the South Side of Chicago in the early 2010s. It‘s popular for its ominous trap-influenced beats and dark, nihilistic imagery. As an illustration, check-out the examples:
- KEYWORD CODE: DRILLMAY20
- SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: drill, trap, hip-hop, dark, streets, ominous, scary, minimal
We’re looking bloopers tracks! In other words, for an upbeat, whimsical soundtrack to the flubs, botched takes and deleted scenes in your mind!
- KEYWORD CODE: BLOOPERSMAY20
- SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: bloopers, funny, comical, silly, oompah, blooper reel, wacky, end credits
J-Pop is a catchall term for all popular Japanese music. In short, this could range from micro-genres like City Pop and Europop to Shibuya-kei. There’s an emphasis on bright, sharp melodies and crisp production.
- KEYWORD CODE: JPOPMAY20
- SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: J-Pop, Japan, city pop, shibuya-kei, Tokyo, Osaka
Twee pop is a subgenre of indie pop characterized by its simplicity and perceived innocence. Some of its defining features are boy-girl harmonies, catchy melodies, lyrics about love and often lo-fi production.
- KEYWORD CODE: TWEEMAY20
- SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: twee, twee pop, simple, catchy, lo-fi, indie pop
Take advantage of the 50-keyword limit and add both broad and specific keywords. However, do not use 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, please note you can apply tags to existing tracks in your portfolio.