Documentary Music

Music in a documentary can increase and heighten feelings of drama, tension, emotion and empathy. The instrumental music below can be used as non-intrusive background music that can fit behind visuals without overpowering. Atmospheric background music that’s ideal for use in documentary films to buy & license from composer Simon Wilkinson.

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  • Royalty Free Piano Music For Film & Documentary Vol.5: Cinematic Piano by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 5: Cinematic Piano

    £39.99

    Total running time: 48:33 (13 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    Royalty free piano music for documentary and film makers Vol. 5 focuses on atmospheric and cinematic piano. Dramatic and emotional instrumental piano album including a lifetime license to use the tracks in all your films and videos. Hear short clips from all 13 tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews. Buy once, use the music repeatedly in all your videos (including monetised YouTube videos).


  • Neon City by Simon Wilkinson

    Neon City

    £0.99£29.99

    Track length: 3:42
    Tempo: 60 bpm

    Neon City is an atmospheric and moody instrumental track with warm organic washes of ambient background sound, sparse deep bass, gentle and subtle percussive beats and rhythms and lush Blade Runner style synths. Ideal slow atmospheric background music for documentaries and moody videos.


  • Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol.1: Piano & Atmospheric Beds by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 1: Piano & Atmospheric Beds

    £39.99

    Total running time: 45:32 (15 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    Royalty Free Music Vol. 1 contains 15 atmospheric piano soundtracks and dark textured ambient soundscapes and music for documentaries and films. Includes a lifetime royalty free license to use the music in all your documentaries, films and videos (including monetised YouTube content) with no further fees. Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.


  • Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol.6: Dark Matter by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 6: Dark Matter

    £39.99

    Total running time: 53:32 (17 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    Vol.6 of my atmospheric royalty free music makes the perfect soundtrack for film & documentary makers needing dark and edgy music for their film soundtracks, videos, trailers and documentaries. Mixing piano with dark electronica the music is tense and ominous and ideal for crime documentaries, thrillers, conspiracies and dramas. The album comes with a lifetime license to use in all your videos and productions. Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.


  • Royalty Free Music Vol.3 by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 3: Animated Antics

    £39.99

    Total running time: 32:16 (18 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    Vol.3 of my royalty free music focuses on plucked strings, lively orchestral staccato rhythms, upbeat pizzicato sections and delicate harps. Ideal intro music for science, nature and travel documentaries, wildlife shows, Kickstarter videos, human interest stories and animated films. Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.


  • Awakening by Simon Wilkinson

    Awakening

    £0.99£29.99

    Track length: 4:33
    Tempo: 100 bpm

    Dramatic piano music for personal stories of struggle and inner strength. Led by piano and builds to the start of a powerful climax with strings and brass at 2:48. Ideal inspirational music for trailers, commercials, protest films and human interest documentaries.


  • Royalty Free Music Vol.8 by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 8: Deep Space Ambient

    £39.99

    Total running time: 74:57 (10 tracks)
    Tempo: n/a (slow)

    Deep Space Ambient is my 8th volume of royalty free music and focuses on atmospheric ambient space music. Ethereal electronic soundscapes, interstellar alien sound design, beautiful floating organic sound textures and deep space drones. One-time purchase of the album includes a lifetime license that lets you use the music in all your films, documentaries and videos (including monetised YouTube content). Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.


  • The Harder Ground by Simon Wilkinson

    The Harder Ground

    £0.99£29.99

    Track length: 4:30
    Tempo: 70 bpm

    Slow and atmospheric solo piano track with subtle atmospheric background soundscape and minimal percussion. Quiet, sparse and melancholy instrumental piano music that would work well in human interest documentaries and film scenes needing a thoughtful, sad, introspective or subtle soundtrack.


  • Royalty Free Music Vol.2 by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 2: More Piano & Atmospheric Beds

    £39.99

    Total running time: 45:23 (14 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    Vol. 2 of my royalty free music contains more dark atmospheric piano, ambient textures and soundscapes for film and documentary makers. Atmospheric music that’s ideal for themes of science, astronomy, sci-fi, crime, human interest and more. Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.


  • Into Green by Simon Wilkinson

    Into Green

    £0.99£29.99

    Track length: 3:57
    Tempo: 78 bpm

    Slow, thoughtful and intimate close-up piano instrumental with very light and subtle music box and percussive elements. Introspective and melancholy music with a quiet and reflective somber feel that would be ideal as background music for reflective films or pensive human interest documentaries.