Music for documentaries: the use 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 Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 5: Cinematic Piano£39.99
Total running time: 48:33 (13 tracks)
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).
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£39.99
Total running time: 45:32 (15 tracks)
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.
Track length: 2:40 and 1:00
Tempo: 65 bpm
Emotional but positive instrumental music perfect for human interest short films, trailers, commercials and promo videos. Gentle piano with subtle pizzicato bass notes and tinkling bells cycle around several times before adding more layers of pizzicato strings then leading to an emotional climax with full orchestra and strings.
Track length: 3:53
Tempo: 136 bpm
Dark and mysterious instrumental music with plucked harp and atmospheric background washes of sound. Suitable for nervously edgy political thrillers, presidential dramas, shadowy conspiracy theory films, illuminati or financial documentaries, human interest stories or trailers.
Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 3: Animated Antics£39.99
Total running time: 32:16 (18 tracks)
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.
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 For Film & Documentary Vol. 6: Dark Matter£39.99
Total running time: 53:32 (17 tracks)
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.
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.