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


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:

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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