Music Briefs: Gamelan, Hi-NRG and Skiffle

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New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Gamelan, Hi-NRG, and Skiffle tracks.

Find the unique code provided in each genre brief, and simply add it to keyword tags when uploading your new project. That way, we’ll know which genre you’ve been focusing on.

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



Percussive Indonesian ensemble music utilizing instruments like gongs, the metallophone and the kendhang. Gamelan is heard in traditional ceremonies and performances.


  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Gamelan, Indonesia, gong, metallophone, kendhang



Popular in the U.S in the late 70s and early 80s, Hi-NRG is upbeat electronic dance music that, unlike disco, emphasizes rigid synthesized rhythms over funkiness.


  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Hi-NRG, 1970s, 1980s, electronic, dance, club



Sort of a predecessor to rock and roll, skiffle has its origins in folk and blues music in the southern United States in the early 20th century, but became very popular in the United Kingdom in the 1950s.


  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Skiffle, 1950s, United Kingdom, folk, blues, early rock and roll


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: Asian Senior Couple Sitting On The Sofa And Playing Acoustic Guitar Together by twinsterphoto.

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