Music Briefs: Tunisian Music, Summer Sale, Grillin’ & Chillin’

oung girl and handsome guy playing the guitars in shop

Couple Playing The Guitars

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Tunisian Music plus tunes for Summer Sales and Grillin’ & Chillin’.

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


Tunisian Music

North African music with an Arabian feel, often featuring violins, drums, sitars and flutes.

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Tunisia, North Africa, Arabian, malouf


Summer Sale

We’re looking for short, snappy tunes in different genres that sound great promoting big weekend sales on home furnishings, mattresses, pools and more!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: snappy, peppy, commercial, sale, ad, upbeat, fun


Grillin’ & Chillin’

Cool sounds for a hot day out in the backyard with some burgers, dogs and corn on the grill and some cold ones in the ice box.


Lazy Summer Acoustic Peaceful Guitar - Royalty Free Music

Think Yourself Free (Chill, Laid Back, Cali Vibe, Beach Vibe, Confident in Mood) Royalty Free Music

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: chill, laid back, bbq, grilling, summer, vibes


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: Couple Playing The Guitars by JackF.

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Buyer Requests: Summertime, Partying, and Summer Food

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Most Wanted in June

Summer is knocking at the door, and so are our buyers! They’re looking for fresh new content that celebrates the freedom and spirit of summer, especially now that restrictions across the globe are lifting. Many are choosing to be vaccinated and are looking forward to embracing ‘normal’ life once again. This month, our buyers are looking for shots of Summertime, Partying, and Summer Food.



Whether it‘s a giant pool party or a BBQ evening with close friends, summer is the season to be spent outdoors. This year, we’ll appreciate summer more than ever; with the opening of beaches, pubs, and bars, people are gathering together again. Our buyers are looking for shots that showcase the overall optimism over summer! Does your country celebrate any special occasions during the summer? Seize the opportunity and include the holiday in your metadata along with the name of the location! Hint: Independence Day and Labor Day happen in Summer, so think ahead and consider the customs and traditions associated with these celebrations!

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Families, friends, and individuals spending time on the beach—playing volleyball, sunbathing, reading a book, building sandcastles, and having fun.
  • Establishing shots of re-opened bars, pubs, and restaurants shot both during daytime and nighttime.
  • Shots of typical summer sports—beach and water volleyball, surfing, snorkeling and diving, paddle boarding, water polo, etc.
  • School break is an important part of summer—think shots of happy children enjoying the summer holiday. The more diverse and creative, the better!
  • Family travel—in a car driving to their holiday destination or camping in nature.
  • Friends on a road trip.
  • 4th of July Celebrations—fireworks, backyard BBQ, etc.
  • Labor Day Celebrations – shots of parade preparations, etc.

Pro Tip: Consider shooting the same scene both during daytime and nighttime.

Suggested Keywords

Summer, Start of Summer, Summer Holiday, Beaches, Vacation, Holiday, Aquasports, Beach Volleyball, Water Volleyball, Surfing, Surf Culture, Diving, Snorkeling, Paddleboard, Independence Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, etc.

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies.



The falling number of Covid19 cases and lifting restrictions mean more fun for everyone! Our buyers are hungry for shots from music festivals, clubs, bars, and pubs. Remember to clear your location-bound clips for commercial use—that means having your property release forms ready (unless you plan to shoot close-ups!)

Shot List Thought Starters

  • People of all races, ages, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations partying in a club.
  • Footage of music festivals. For example, shots of people dancing to the music, wearing glowing bracelets, having their face painted, etc.
  • A group of people drinking beer in a pub.
  • People wearing masks while sitting at the table in a bar and chatting with each other.
  • People disinfecting their hands at the entrance to the restaurant, pub, club, etc.

Pro Tip: Consider shooting the same scene both during daytime and nighttime.

Suggested Keywords

Nightlife, Party, Clubbing, Restaurant, Pub, Reopening, etc.

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies, corporate clients, non-profit organizations, TV production companies, etc.


  • Always keep in mind that authentic-looking content which has been cleared for commercial use is much more popular than overtly “stocky” clips – especially for filmmakers who want to mix their own footage with our media.
  • Clips that are cleared for commercial use should never show any logos or 3rd party intellectual property, unless the owner signs a property release. Any recognizable person in the clip should sign a model release.
  • We highly recommend considering diverse actors or models of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, genders, or sexual orientations.
  • Choosing the right metadata is crucial for the search algorithm. Never stuff your metadata with irrelevant keywords.
Summer Food & Cocktails

Summer Food & Cocktails

Our favorite request of the month!! We simply can’t refuse good food and summer cocktails or mocktails, whether we’re talking a fresh Mojito, Cuba Libre, or a good old virgin Piña Colada. Get creative here and try unusual angles or even stop motion! Clips enriched with 2D animations are also gaining popularity. Not sure how to make one? Check out our tutorial:

Shot List Thought Starters

  • People gathering together to enjoy a BBQ party—eating, drinking, and chatting.
  • Shots of vegan BBQ alternatives, such as vegan cheese on a grill.
  • Close-ups of typical American food—burgers, hot dogs, rotisserie, chicken wings, etc.
  • Creative stop motions of cocktails and food.
  • Shots of food and cocktails containing 2D animations.
  • POV shots of cooking, baking, and plating/serving food.
  • People eating traditional dishes.

Pro Tip: Consider shooting the same scene both during daytime and nighttime.

Suggested Keywords

BBQ, Rotisserie, Chicken Wings, Burgers, American Food, Summer Food, Piña Colada, Virgin Colada, Cuba Libre, Mojito, Tequila, Beer, etc.

Target Group

Ad agencies, non-profit organizations, TV productions, etc.

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Creative Brief: Cryptocurrency

Businessman Holding Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Network Concept

Creative Brief – Special Keyword Code: CRYPTOCURRENCYP5BRIEF

This month‘s Creative Brief brings you the theme Cryptocurrency. Hardly a day passes in 2021 without cryptocurrency stories making the headlines. In fact, at the time of this writing, Google search trends show that “cryptocurrency” has hit a peak! Whether the conversations are around market volatility, crypto whales, rising and popular companies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), or the environmental impact of bitcoin mining, people are sure to be talking about crypto. This is a hot ticket to creating relevant content.


Creative Brief – Shot List Thought Starters:

  • Animations of various crypto companies and their ups and downs in the market
  • Shots of physical representations / replications of companies and their logos
  • People of all ages using cryptocurrency to pay for food, shopping online, etc.
  • Cryptocurrency payment options, both e-commerce and in-person
  • Computer and mobile device users reading and learning about cryptocurrency
  • Cryptocurrency mining operations, both physical and digital
  • Shots conveying / highlighting the environmental impact of crypto mining
  • People at an NFT auction, both physical and digital, bidding on NFT items


Suggested Keywords: cryptocurrency, bitcoin, nft, blockchain, digital money, mining, technology, dogecoin, coinbase, digital gold, stablecoins, cryptomoney

Typical Users: Tech companies, news & media organizations, ad agencies, social media companies, vloggers, lifestyle brands, documentary filmmakers


Server Room For Crypto Currency Mining by Sleepers.


Pro-Tip: The biggest thing here is to stay safe and healthy when making this content, and don’t shoot with more people than what your government or public health agencies recommend. Secondly, do your best to cast real-looking talent with real skills to get authentic content. Moreover, consider shooting the same scene both in daytime or nighttime. Also, please be conscious of logos and other intellectual property as well.

Casting Considerations:  Homes, apartments, garages, home studios/offices, artist lofts, commercial buildings, tech offices, server rooms

Location Diversity: tech companies, news & media organizations, ad agencies, social media companies, vloggers, lifestyle brands, documentary filmmakers

Growing Bar Chart Made Of Bitcoin Tokens. Cryptocurrency Growth Concept by moov_stock.

Before You Shoot:

  • Firstly, please check existing content in the Pond5 marketplace
  • Secondly, think about a visual approach that will result in new and fresh footage
  • Lastly, remember that each shot must communicate a clear message

Submission Checklist:

  • Remember to tag your clips with the keyword code: CRYPTOCURRENCYP5BRIEF
  • Also, don‘t forget to submit all completed property and model releases
  • No logos or brands may be visible in any of the clips
  • Don’t forget to add any applicable conceptual keywords to the clips

Top image: Businessman Holding Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Network Concept by ipopba.