Music Briefs: Yacht Rock, Show Tunes, and Afro-Pop

Young Happy Dancing Girls Playing Guitar And Partying

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for yacht rock, show tunes and afro-pop.

Once you’ve completed your work, apply a unique code 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 music briefs, please email Pond5’s Director of Audio Collections, Mike Pace, at


Yacht Rock

Channel the smooth, soft rock sounds of the 70s that celebrate warm breezes, chill vibes and good times.

Music Briefs - Yacht Rock Beats

Music Briefs - Pocket Rocket (Smooth Yacht Rock)

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: yacht rock, smooth, AOR, soft rock, 1970s, nostalgia, classic, fun


Show Tunes

Doff your cap and twirl your cane to these feelgood, tongue-in-cheek homages to the Golden era of Broadway!

Music Briefs - Broadway Bigwig

Music Briefs - Upbeat Swing Jazz Big Band Broadway Night Show Opener Music

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: show tunes, Broadway, theater, musical theater, swing, jazz



While Afro-Pop is a catch-all term encompassing a group of eclectic contemporary African music styles, it often focuses on upbeat, joyful, urban, guitar-based dance music.

Music Briefs - Afro-Pop Loop

Music Briefs - Africa Sway (Happy Fun Adventure)

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Africa, Afro-Pop, joyful, African, world


Don’t Forget:

Take advantage of the 50-keyword limit and add both broad and specific keywords. On the other hand, 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: Young Happy Dancing Girls Playing Guitar And Partying by nd3000

Check out more Music Briefs here.