Music Briefs: Tuareg, Grime and Shoegaze

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New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Tuareg, Grime and Shoegaze.

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



Tuareg music originates in Northern Africa and is sort of a “desert blues,” utilizing violins and electric guitars to dramatic effect.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Tuareg, desert blues, North Africa, electric guitar, African



Influenced by hip hop, dancehall and UK garage, Grime is hard-edged 140BPM EDM characterized by breakbeats.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Grime, UK garage, Drill, Hip Hop, Breakbeat,Dancehall



Waves of delayed feedback and distortion combined with ethereal vocals and electronic elements that create oceanic-sized, introspective and emotional alternative rock.


  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Shoegaze, feedback, ethereal, alternative, Brit Pop


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: Playing The Guitar by Bialasiewicz.

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