Music Briefs: Bhangra, Organum, and Glitch Pop

Music Briefs - Lovely Guitar Player And Singer Band

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Bhangra, Organum, and Glitch Pop tracks.

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



Bhangra is energetic, beat-driven upbeat folky-dance music originating from the British Punjabi community in Britain in the 70s and 80s. It utilizes local instruments like the dhol, tumbi and sarangi.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Bhangra, Punjabi, Indian, Bollywood



Typically a medieval-inspired, haunting, plaintive melody (usually played on organum) accompanied by a voice or chanting.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: organum, medieval, chant, haunting, plaintive, spiritual


Glitch Pop

Damaged electronic-based tunes that revel in fractured hardware malfunctions, skips, distortion, bugs and crashes yet still retain a catchy pop sensibility.


  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: glitch pop, electronic, fractured, malfunction, crash, abstract


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: Lovely Guitar Player And Singer With Band by JackF.

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