Music Briefs: Rockabilly, Trip Hop and Calypso

Music Briefs - Chinese musical band performing on stage

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Rockabilly, Trip Hop and Calypso music.

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.

Also, if you have any questions or comments about any of these music briefs, please email Pond5’s Director of Audio Collections, Mike Pace, at



A blend of country and upbeat rhythm and blues that’s the foundation for early rock n’ roll.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Rockabilly, 1950s, Greaser, Rock ‘n Roll, Twang


Trip Hop

Time to get chill with this downtempo fusion of electronica and hip-hop usually between 65 and 85 BPM.

Calm Dreamy Trip Hop

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Trip-hop, Downtempo, Electronica, Beats, Chill, Lounge



We’re looking to celebrate with rhythmic, syncopated and harmonic Afro-Caribbean music utilizing lots of Latin percussion.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Calypso, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, Trinidad, summer, steel drum


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: Musical Band Performing On Stage by bluejeanimages

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