Music Briefs: Drill, Bloopers, J-Pop, Twee

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 mike@pond5.com.

Drill

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

 

Bloopers

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

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

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

 

Don’t Forget:

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.

Top image: Person Wearing Sombrero Hat In Funny Concept by Elnur