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Royalty Free Music For Creative Professionals Since 2004

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Toxic Trace - Flash Loop

Loop Edit. Spooky dark-core drum 'n' bass. Dark edgy atmospheric.
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Shelter  Fire and Wine

Composer: Robert Charles Mann
Southern rock-folk fingerpicking guitar with slide steel dobro sets up a real Americana feeling. Think Highway 66 meets Ben Harper.
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Child's Play

Composer: Guy Zerafa
Atmospheric Enchanted Suggestive Film and Television Cue. World Beat Background Music. Sitar Tambla Percussion Synth
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Springtime Waltz

Artist/Composer: Jean Paul Zoghbi
An authentic sounding, happy and beautiful waltz in the Viennese tradition, like Strauss and Lanner. A travel in time, straight to the 18th century Austria's ballrooms. Great composition and arrangement with full orchestra. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries, debutante ball, romance, Christmas.

KEYWORDS:cotillion ball xmas x-mas débutant debutant ballroom wien classical classic melody melodic romantic bridal candles gentle embrace rings party bridesmaid party

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Bridge By Candlelight

Modern jazz swinger features some incredible improvisational soloing from sax and acoustic piano.

KEYWORDS:swing, jazz, big, band, horns, groove, party, concert, trumpet, sax, piano, Miles, Coltrane, Monk, be-bop, cool, Botti, drums, bass, acoustic

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We Three Kings Part A

Composer: Brian Thomas Curtin
Composer: Brian Thomas Curtin
One of the best-known Christmas carols based on the story of the three wise men, this majestic and magical rendition of this beloved holiday classic has an uplifting, light and airy mood. Colorful orchestration evokes a graceful and elegant regal mood.

KEYWORDS:Happy Holidays, Merry Christmastime, Xmas, Seasons Greetings, Noel, Yule, December, Winter, Celebrate, Festive, Traditional, Wonder, Grand, Joyful, Nostalgic, Scared, Reverent, Ethereal, Stately, Noble, Inspiring, Glorious, Animated, Lofty, Delicate, Heaven, Enchanted, Atmospheric
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Bubu Heavy

Artist/Composer: Fatima Mhedden
Upbeat vanhalenesque hard rock with country and metal licks.

KEYWORDS:dynamic, action, rock, pop, fun, hi energy, upbeat, aggressive, dark, edgy, heavy metal, hard rock, aggressive, rage, wild, fast

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Newest Music

Wood Tavern Inn by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
Fantasy orchestra and Solo Baroque Guitar blend to create a unique emotional tone. Strings, Brass, Winds, Percussion swell and recede as the piece evolves into an epic conclusion. Film, TV, games, fantasy, Trailer, Adventure.
Keywords: Campfire, tv, film, background, music, beauty, beautiful, discovery, history, rgp, video game, lord of the rings, James horner, two steps from hell, hans zimmer, modern music, role playing game, energy, movie, fast paced, exciting, gladiator, max cameron, game of thrones, high fantasy, fairy tale, magical, mystical, forest, ocean, the slanted room, steven yee, trailer, fighting, war, army, medieval, ancient, history, warcamp, fiction, story, tale, legend, wonder, majestic, magnificent, beginning, credits, mournful, perilous, dangerous, danger, fear, scared, victory, triumph, building, suspense, pirates, shields, horses, dwarfs, sailing, flying, mythology, destiny, fate, ordeal, overcome, challenge, rivalry, enemies, arch rival, protagonist, antagonist, theme, outlander, hybrid, modern, futuristic, future, time travel, life, decision, pensive, longing, anxious, triumph, glory, achievement, gloomy, greedy, corruption
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Torch Winter by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
Opening with Erie and mysterious Harp, this track is about discovery and the unknown! Violins lead a full Orchestra on a journey into strange and unexpected territory with a mix of sorrow, joy and wonder. TV Film Media Games Cartoon animation.
Keywords: sad, mellow, melancholy, sorrow, reflecting, thinking, wishing, dreaming, dreams, goals, achievement, heart, warming, history, background, rgp, game, video game, boss, lord of the rings, James horner, two steps from hell, hans zimmer, modern music, role playing game, energy, movie, lively, medium paced, exciting, gladiator, max cameron, game of thrones, high fantasy, fairy tale, magical, mystical, forest, ocean, the slanted room, steven yee, trailer, medieval, ancient, history, fiction, story, tale, legend, wonder, majestic, magnificent, beginning, credits, mournful, victory, triumph, blissful, dream, organic, uplifting, empowering, enlightenment, religious, ancient, karma, gods, civilization, theme song, film score, background music, magical, wondrous, mystical, pensive, spells, glory, greed, corruption, ambition, desire, love, passion, pain, doubtful, dark, gloomy, gloom, hybrid, cinematic, elves, hobbit
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The New World by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
Atmospheric and Mysterious. Flute sings a slow tearful melody over a gentle choir. Peaceful yet sorrow filled tune that evolves into a strange new world of sound. The second half becomes a hypnotizing and magical groove with deep humming chants. Contains light wind and sound design. Film TV Game
Keywords: tv, film, background, music, beauty, beautiful, discovery, history, rgp, game, video game, lord of the rings, James horner, two steps from hell, hans zimmer, modern music, role playing game, high energy, movie, lively, medium paced, exciting, gladiator, max cameron, game of thrones, high fantasy, fairy tale, magical, mystical, forest, ocean, the slanted room, steven yee, trailer, love, devastation, army, ancient, mystical, history, fiction, story, tale, legend, wonder, majestic, magnificent, beginning, credits, mournful, perilous, pensive, thoughtful, gloomy, scared, dreamy, dream, longing, lonely, alone, shields, horses, dwarfs, sailing, flying, mythology, destiny, fate, ordeal, overcome, challenge, rivalry, enemies, hero, protagonist, antagonist, theme, outlander, cinematic, modern, futuristic, future, middle ages, peace, archery, celts, vikings, warrior, wizard, myth, mythology, mystic, spell, curse, moving, archery, lovers,
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The Lords of the Bling by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
A hybrid cinematic Hip-Hop Instrumental featuring a complete Orchestral arrangement over a Hip-Hop beat. Tempo rises from slow to very fast and ends slow. Sections of Ullian Pipes.
Keywords: hip hop, rap, instrumental, hybrid, cinematic, beats, epic rap, cinematic rap, exciting, modern, symphonic, symphonic hip hop, hip-hop, fusion, fast paced, lord of the rings, trailer, exciting, up tempo, up beat, gangster, thug music
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The Kingdom by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
Peaceful and Reflective, this track takes you on a journey into the thoughtful beauty of nature. The Violin, Viola, Celli, Contrabass and full Brass section is orchestrated wonderfully to create a smooth and texture rich soundscape fusing with weeping woodwinds and subtle choirs. Great for documentary, TV, Film or game where emotional reinforcement is needed.
Keywords: documentary, wild life, sad, mellow, melancholy, sorrow, reflecting, thinking, wishing, dreaming, dreams, goals, achievement, heart, warming, tv, film, documentary, background, history, nature, rgp, game, video game, lord of the rings, James horner, two steps from hell, hans zimmer, modern music, role playing game, energy, power, movie, slow paced, relaxing, contemplating, max cameron, game of thrones, high fantasy, fairy tale, magical, mystical, forest, ocean, the slanted room, steven yee, trailer, medieval, ancient, history, sci-fi, fiction, story, tale, legend, wonder, majestic, magnificent, beginning, credits, mournful, victory, triumph, blissful, dream, organic, uplifting, empowering, enlightenment, religious, ancient, karma, gods, civilization, theme song, film score, background music, wondrous, magical, magic, elves, fairies, spells, enchanted, enchantment, blessed, holy, spirit, spiritual, karma, meditation, meditate
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The Journey Home by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
Sad and reflective violin leads this piece containing a touch of epicness, wonderful orchestration and powerful emotions. Strings Brass and percussion build up from mild feelings of heartfelt longing to intense resolution and desire to return to that we love at all costs. Film TV Game Cartoon Animation.
Keywords: tv, film, background, music, beauty, beautiful, discovery, history, rgp, game, video game, boss, lord of the rings, James horner, two steps from hell, hans zimmer, modern music, role playing game, high energy, movie, lively, fast paced, exciting, gladiator, max cameron, game of thrones, high fantasy, fairy tale, magical, mystical, forest, ocean, the slanted room, steven yee, trailer, fighting, war, army, ancient, mystical, history, sci-fi, fiction, story, tale, legend, wonder, majestic, magnificent, beginning, credits, mournful, perilous, dangerous, danger, fear, scared, victory, triumph, building, suspense, shields, horses, dwarfs, sailing, flying, mythology, destiny, fate, ordeal, overcome, challenge, rivalry, enemies, arch rival, protagonist, antagonist, theme, outlander, hybrid, modern, futuristic, future, time travel, peace, thoughtful, reflective, love, loss, anticipation, accomplishment
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The Demon Prince by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
This Melancholic mood is peaceful yet eerie and gloomy. Violin and gentle horns set a sorrow filled almost despairing emotional tone. Building gradually until a rage overtakes and a chant-like choir brings us deeper into a trance of loneliness, Sad or Reflective, Dark TV, Fantasy, game and film.
Keywords: tv, film, background, music, dark, forboding, discovery, gloomy, rgp, game, video game, boss, lord of the rings, James horner, two steps from hell, hans zimmer, modern music, role playing game, high energy, movie, subdued, slow paced, anti-climactic, gladiator, max cameron, game of thrones, high fantasy, fairy tale, magical, mystical, forest, ocean, the slanted room, steven yee, trailer, fighting, war, army, medieval, ancient, history, sci-fi, fiction, story, tale, legend, wonder, majestic, magnificent, beginning, credits, mournful, perilous, dangerous, danger, fear, scared, victory, triumph, building, suspense, pirates, shields, horses, dwarfs, sailing, flying, mythology, destiny, fate, ordeal, overcome, challenge, rivalry, enemies, arch rival, protagonist, antagonist, theme, outlander, hybrid, modern, futuristic, future, time travel, devastation, destruction, annihilation, doom, curse, monster, beast demon, death, decay, greed, cruelty
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The Builders by The Slanted Room

Artist/Composer:The Slanted Room
An Epic orchestral track featuring far eastern Ehru lead over huge string and brass sections. Constantly driven by massive percussion and evolving into epic excitement and action filled climax! Perfect for battles, discovery, chase, training, building or preparing on T.V. Film or game.
Keywords: tv, film, background, music, beauty, beautiful, discovery, history, rgp, game, video game, lord of the rings, James horner, two steps from hell, hans zimmer, modern music, role playing game, high energy, movie, lively, fast paced, exciting, gladiator, max cameron, game of thrones, high fantasy, fairy tale, magical, mystical, forest, ocean, the slanted room, steven yee, trailer, fighting, war, army, medieval, ancient, history, sci-fi, fiction, story, tale, legend, wonder, majestic, magnificent, beginning, credits, mournful, perilous, dangerous, danger, fear, scared, victory, triumph, building, suspense, pirates, shields, horses, dwarfs, sailing, flying, mythology, destiny, fate, ordeal, overcome, challenge, rivalry, enemies, arch rival, protagonist, antagonist, theme, outlander, hybrid, modern, futuristic, future, time travel, archery, historical, fiction, destruction, annihilation, devastation, doom, danger, greed, power, conflict,
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Free Ebook

How To Choose The Right Production Music

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Free Ebook How To Choose The Right Production Music

Dear fellow creative professional,

My name is Andrew Ingkavet and I created this site as a resource for my fellow creatives.

Way back when I was an Art Director at Digitas and later Creative Director at FCB (now DRAFT/FCB), I was always looking for great music for my work. I was shocked to find few online resources for quality production music.  Being a trained composer/producer, I started creating music for myself, then my teams and soon agency-wide.

An idea formed and since 2004, we’ve been serving the world great visual music that’s royalty free!

How we choose our royalty free music

Our music is all handpicked for quality in composition, structure and production

so you can get on with your work.  

This will save you time instead of weeding out dozens of terrible tracks, you’ll browse stuff that already feels pretty close.

And, most important, it needs to conjure a picture or feeling in your mind.

Our production music is pure emotion that heightens and amplifies your work.

Our music is designed to captivate and build to climax without overpowering your work. It delivers an emotional subtext to your work.

Stock Music?

I’ve never quite liked the term stock music as it gives off the feeling of subpar or something is not quite as good. Our music is used in film productions, web videos, television commercials, Powerpoint and Keynote presentations, animations, student films, project films, video games, websites and more.

It is meant for creative professionals.

Our Clients Big and Small Trust Us

We’ve had the great fortune to work with several Fortune 500 and even Fortune 100 global brands including American Express, MetLife, HP, Compaq, JPMorganChase, Nike, Adobe, MTV, Clairol, Timberland and many many more.

We’ve also been part of the work of many indie filmmakers, authors, start-up entrepreneurs, DIY-ers, bloggers, podcasters, web designers,  animators, corporate videos, trade shows, and YouTube videos.

We hope to have you join us.

Music makes it louder!

Andrew Ingkavet

The Head Monk/Founder, 300 Monks

Hand-picked

Selected by humans, no algorithms here.

Music That Tells Stories

Emotion-soaked music that tells stories.

Instant Downloads

Licensing from $37

Easy Licensing

4 options – based on how you use our music.


Mass Duplication

Physical and Digital Copies
$247
  • Single project
  • in perpetuity
  • up to 10,000 copies
  • Audio books
  • DVDs, CD-ROMS, and other storage media
  • Paid Apps and games such as IOS, Android
  • Software
  • For further details see the full license.

Broadcast & Advertising

TV, Radio, Banner Ads, Web Ads, etc
$497
  • single advertising project
  • in perpetuity
  • For further details see the full license.

All Other

Other uses
$*
  • Please call to discuss your specific needs and terms.
  • For further details see the full license.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Comments from real life customers over the last 10 years!

“The advantage of working with 300 Monks is that you have a wide range of composers with different specialities to choose from which makes for great speed and efficiency for your project.”

John Young

Draft-FCB NY

“Your Services Kick Ass”

Your site is great (fair prices and easy to use) I will go nowhere but your site for all of my music clip needs (period) (I hope you crush your competition) KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK VERY, VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER

M.P. Zorn

I would like to thank you for all your help in getting “my” music. I was a bit nervous after purchasing the music and not being able to download it , yet your quick respond to my problem was very much appreciated. Once again, THANK YOU !

– Dana R – Ontario, Canada

Dana R.

“This music is awesome. If I have to hear one more (Competitor’s Name withheld) track, I think I’m going to throw up!”

Neely Catignani

Red Pepper

“First, I want to say THANKS for a great website. I’m a director-producer and I’m always looking for great tracks for projects that I’m doing. Your music is fantastic”

Ann-Marie McHugh

Director/Producer, Quincy Films and Media

“Andrew’s expansive knowledge on film, television, multimedia, and advertising blows you away, and thus makes his compositions extremely relevant and evocative. I will definitely be working with Andrew again in the future.”

David Huston

Sound Engineer, MTV Networks

I uploaded a few videos on you tube with your great music. Just to let you know because you told me that you could link them in your web. Thanks a lot and congratulations for your site. For me, a writer for young-adult poetry and novels is awasome find the right music!!
The only think is that there are not in english… I wish you like them!!

Thanks again for all,
Núria
Nuria Alberti

“Working with Andrew was a pleasure. Our creative team had a very specific theme in mind and the music and sound design he produced was thematically consistent and very close to our needs, right off the bat. Subsequent tweaks were turned around quickly and intelligently.”

Eoin McGrath

Producer, Digitas

“Andrew worked with us to find the right score for our animation by giving us a variety of options from talented composers. His turn around time was also impressive.” – Veena Rao, DraftFCB NY

Veena Rao

Producer, Draft-FCB


Frequently Asked Questions

Who uses 300 Monks?

We are an online music library used by Creative Professionals such as

Advertisers

Filmmakers

Video Producers

Web Video Producers

Wedding Photographers/Videographers

Marketing Managers

Animators

Student Filmmakers

Powerpoint Presentation Creators

and many more.

 

 

What is Royalty Free Music?

You are paying for permission to use our music in your project.

 

Extra Details For Those Who Need To Know Everything:

We can sometimes earn extra money paid by broadcast networks if our music gets placed on television or radio in the USA and additionally in theatrical release in most other territories.

This is not something that you will have to pay extra for as a producer, director, web designer, advertiser, etc. It’s handled by organizations called Performing Rights Societies and inlude ASCAP, BMI and SESAC in the USA. In most other countries there is only one society. For example in Germany it’s GEMA. In the UK it’s PRS.

What makes your music different?

All of our music has been hand-selected for dramatic possibilities. Not every piece of music is appropriate to accompany visual storytelling.

How long can I use the music I purchase here?

After payment, your license entitles you to use the music in perpetuity.  In other words, forever.

You may NOT redistribute or sell or lend or loan the music to anyone else including clients, employers or colleagues, nor can you use it alone apart from a visual medium.

You do not own the music, it is licensed to you. Please review the complete licensing agreement. If you need a multi-user license, or a multi-project license,  please contact us.

 

How do I pay for the music?

Add your track to the cart and you will guided to the Checkout Page.

You can then pay with a credit card, or PayPal.

Then, click on your download link and receive your music in a zipped file.

 

What if I need an invoice for payment by my client?

Contact us for invoiced payment instead.

Do I have to credit 300 Monks in my project?

For most uses, it is not required but would be wonderful.  You may also want to link to us and may want to say something like “Music by 300 Monks.”  We love to give your work publicity too and may even feature it on our site.

For Broadcast, you will need to include “Music by 300 Monks.”

 

 

 

Where does the name 300 Monks come from?

Well, we are NOT a religious organization, and NO we are NOT really monks.

What we are is:

A brotherhood (and sisterhood) of talented Composers, Producers, and Artists living all over the world coming together to make music for moving images.

We just love the idea of a mystical temple somewhere in the forest where 300 people are making music for films, videos, etc.  If we had George Lucas on our side, maybe we could do that one day…

Can I use these sounds and music to create new music to sell?

No. Absolutely not. The license agreement specifically prohibits the use of this music apart from a visual production. This is music for picture.

Why can't I hear the music?

Why can’t I hear the preview music or sound effects?

This is usually one of the following:

  • Did you turn the volume of your computer on?
  • External speakers plugged in and on?
  • Did you plug in your headphones?
  • Do have an old browser that will not accept HTML5?
    (This is not common.  If your machine is bought in the last 7 years or so, you should have it already.)

 

Where are you located?

We’re based in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.

How long has 300 Monks been in business?

The company as it now stands was started in 2004. Before that it was a single composer’s website.

 

Can I submit some music to sell here?

Please see our submission page.

 

Got A Question?

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

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