Music Briefs: Aspirational Pop with Vocals, Nordic Folk Music and Jungle

Happy Beardd Senior Playing Guitar

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for amazing aspirational pop with vocals, Nordic folk music and jungle..

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. 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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Aspirational Tracks with Vocals

Tell a story of overcoming the odds, achieving goals, and embracing new challenges through poppy, aspirational music and lyrics.

Full Pop / Edm Song - Vocals - Royalty Free Music

Hand In Hand (Vocal Version) Pop Royalty Free Music

  • KEYWORD CODE: ASPIRATIONALJULY21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Aspirational, pop, vocal, motivation, positive

 

Nordic Folk Music

Rich in cultural heritage, we’re looking for traditional Scandinavian/Nordic folk music. Think dulcimer, nyckelharpa, fiddle, and accordion.

Scandinavian Midtempo Folk

Nordic Folk Royalty Free Music

  • KEYWORD CODE: NORDICFOLKJULY21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Nordic folk, Scandinavian folk music, dulcimer, fiddle, accordion, Gammaldan, sami

 

Jungle

Time to rave ‘til the grave with the branch of EDM that emerged from the early 90s UK. It’s characterized by rapid breakbeats, syncopated percussive loops, samples, and effects.

 

Rewind - Jungle Royalty Free Music

Drum N Bass Jungle Mix Royalty Free Music

  • KEYWORD CODE: JUNGLEJULY21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: jungle, EDM, rave, breakbeat, UK, 1990s

 

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: Happy Senior Man Playing Guitar At Woods by ysbrandcosijn.

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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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Tunisian Music

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

  • KEYWORD CODE: TUNISIAJUNE21
  • 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!

  • KEYWORD CODE: SUMMERSALEJUNE21
  • 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

  • KEYWORD CODE: GRILLINJUNE21
  • 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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Music Briefs: Contemporary R&B/Soul, Vocal Tracks and Easy Listening

Young Musician Or Music Teacher Playing Guitar In Front Of Smartphone Camera

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Contemporary R&B/Soul, Vocal Tracks and Easy Listening 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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Contemporary R&B / Soul

We’d love to hear more authentic, smooth and modern-sounding R&B/soul tracks with an emphasis on texture and mood. Feel free to experiment with electronic, hip-hop and vocal elements as well.

  • KEYWORD CODE: R&BSOULMAY21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: contemporary R&B, soul, funk, urban, groove, vocals

 

Pop-centric Vocal Tracks

Recently a number of Pond5 clients have been asking for commercial-sounding tracks with lead vocals. While production music traditionally emphasizes instrumentals, more and more social media posts are looking for pop-centric tracks with strong vocal hooks. We’d love to hear your pop/EDM and hip-hop tracks with vocals!

  • KEYWORD CODE: VOCALSMAY21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: vocals, voice, singing, lead vocals, pop, EDM, hip-hop

 

Easy Listening

We’re looking for lounge-y 1960s inspired, middle-of-the-road elevator music to calm nerves and set the tone for your next visit to the dentist.

 

  • KEYWORD CODE: EASYLISTENINGMAY21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: easy listening, lounge, middle of the road, 1960s, waiting room, elevator music

 

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: Young Musician Or Music Teacher Playing Guitar In Front Of Smartphone Camera by pressmaster.

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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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Bhangra

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.

  • KEYWORD CODE: BHANGRAAPRIL21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Bhangra, Punjabi, Indian, Bollywood

 

Organum

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

  • KEYWORD CODE: ORGANUMAPRIL21
  • 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.

 

  • KEYWORD CODE: GLITCHPOPAPRIL21
  • 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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Music Briefs: Explainer Video Themes, Percussive Stomp and Acid House

Music Briefs - Woman playing electric guitar in basement

Music Briefs - WomanPlaying Electric Guitar

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Explainer Video Themes, Percussive Stomp and Acid House 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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Explainer Video Theme

A popular Pond5 search term is “explainer video.” In this case, many customers are looking for upbeat, techy, somewhat “corporate” aspirational tracks. Arpeggios and ascending chord progressions work well here.

  • KEYWORD CODE: EXPLAINERFEB21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: explainer video, how to video, tutorial, infographic, tech, techy, corporate, arpeggio

 

Percussive Stomp

All percussion, all the time! Get creative with drum patterns and come up with some booming, energizing crowd-pleasers. Buckets, bells, toms and kicks are all on the table!

  • KEYWORD CODE: PERCUSSIVEFEB21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: percussion, stomp, drums, drumline, buckets, boom

 

Acid House

Where were you in 88? We’re looking for the sound that swept UK raves that summer…4/4, deep bass, liberal use of the Roland 303 and a general letting loose on the dance floor.

  • KEYWORD CODE: ACIDHOUSEFEB21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Acid House, EDM, UK, 303, rave

 

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: Woman Playing Electric Guitar In Basement by blendimages.

Check out more Music Briefs here.

Music Briefs: Surf Rock, Sertanejo and Goth Rock

Music Briefs - Music Briefs - Playing Guitar

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Surf Rock, Sertanejo and Goth Rock 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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Surf Rock

Soundtrack that next big wave with a solid backbeat and retro-sounding electric guitars awash in reverb.

  • KEYWORD CODE: SURFFEB21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Surf, surfing, waves, 1960s, reverb, retro rock, nostalgia

 

Sertanejo

Also known as “Brazilian country music,” Sertanejo features bright acoustic guitars, accordion and male/female vocal harmonies.

  • KEYWORD CODE: SERTANEJOFEB21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Sertanejo, Brazil, acoustic guitar, accordion, Brazilian country music

 

Goth Rock

Influenced by post-punk and focused on romanticizing darker themes, goth rock typically features deep, often droning vocals.

 

  • KEYWORD CODE: GOTHFEB21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: goth rock, gothic, dark, post-punk, 1980s

 

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: Young Man Playing Guitar On Beach by ImageSource.

Check out more Music Briefs here.

Music Briefs: Tuareg, Grime and Shoegaze

Music Briefs - Playing Guitar

Music Briefs - Music Briefs - Playing Guitar

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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Tuareg

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

  • KEYWORD CODE: TUAREGJAN21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Tuareg, desert blues, North Africa, electric guitar, African

 

Grime

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

  • KEYWORD CODE: GRIMEJAN21
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Grime, UK garage, Drill, Hip Hop, Breakbeat,Dancehall

 

Shoegaze

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

 

  • KEYWORD CODE: SHOEGAZEJAN21
  • 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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Music Briefs: Rockabilly, Trip Hop and Calypso

Music Briefs - Chinese musical band performing on stage

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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Rockabilly

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

  • KEYWORD CODE: ROCKABILLYDEC20
  • 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

  • KEYWORD CODE: TRIPHOPDEC20
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Trip-hop, Downtempo, Electronica, Beats, Chill, Lounge

 

Calypso

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

  • KEYWORD CODE: CALYPSO20
  • 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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Music Briefs: Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Music, Free Jazz and Acapella

Music Brief - Caucasian woman playing electric guitar

Music Brief - Caucasian woman playing electric guitar

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Music, Free Jazz and Acapella tunes.

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 mike@pond5.com.

 

Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Music

The holiday season is almost upon us, so we’d love to showcase some new takes on traditional Hanukkah and Kwanzaa tunes.

Music Briefs - Hanukkah Music

  • KEYWORD CODE: HANUKKAHKWANZAANOV20
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Hanukkah, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Africa, Holiday, Jewish

 

Free Jazz

We’re looking for experimental approaches to jazz improvisation that eschew traditional musical conventions. Let your fantasy hit the drums and keep being creative!

  • KEYWORD CODE: FREEJAZZNOV20
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: free jazz, experimental, improvisation, abstract, fusion

 

Acapella

We’d love to hear some creative solo voice work with no musical accompaniment. Bonus points for harmonies. For example, scatting, humming and human beatboxing are highly encouraged!

  • KEYWORD CODE: ACAPELLANOV20
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Acapella, vocal, human voice, singing, solo, no instrument, beatbox

 

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: Caucasian Woman Playing Electric Guitar by blendimages

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Music Briefs: Yacht Rock, Show Tunes, and Afro-Pop

Young Happy Dancing Girls

Young Happy Dancing Girls Playing Guitar And Partying

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for yacht rock, show tunes and afro-pop.

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.

If you have any questions or comments about any of these music briefs, please email Pond5’s Director of Audio Collections, Mike Pace, at mike@pond5.com.

 

Yacht Rock

Channel the smooth, soft rock sounds of the 70s that celebrate warm breezes, chill vibes and good times.

Music Briefs - Yacht Rock Beats

Music Briefs - Pocket Rocket (Smooth Yacht Rock)

  • KEYWORD CODE: YACHTROCKOCT20
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: yacht rock, smooth, AOR, soft rock, 1970s, nostalgia, classic, fun

 

Show Tunes

Doff your cap and twirl your cane to these feelgood, tongue-in-cheek homages to the Golden era of Broadway!

Music Briefs - Broadway Bigwig

Music Briefs - Upbeat Swing Jazz Big Band Broadway Night Show Opener Music

  • KEYWORD CODE: SHOWTUNESOCT20
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: show tunes, Broadway, theater, musical theater, swing, jazz

 

Afro-Pop

While Afro-Pop is a catch-all term encompassing a group of eclectic contemporary African music styles, it often focuses on upbeat, joyful, urban, guitar-based dance music.

Music Briefs - Afro-Pop Loop

Music Briefs - Africa Sway (Happy Fun Adventure)

  • KEYWORD CODE: AFROPOPOCT20
  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Africa, Afro-Pop, joyful, African, world

 

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: Young Happy Dancing Girls Playing Guitar And Partying by nd3000

Check out more Music Briefs here.