Welcome To Royalty Free Music by 300 Monks

Royalty Free Music For Creative Professionals Since 2004

Featured Products


Dark menacing foreboding edgy aggressive cold West Coast influenced Hip-Hop instrumental. Great for gangster themed scenes espionage or any sort of criminal act.
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Price: $47.00
Knock Knock

Trance inducing uplifting traditional rhythmic moving driving Reggae instrumental. Great music for your spring/summer festive island and beach scenes or scenes with movement and action.
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Price: $47.00
Under a Brilliant Sun- instrumental

Instrumental Version. A mixture of electronica new age psychadelic acoustic pop meets meets jazz blend. Sunshiney irrepressibly happy music from the Winston Giles Orchestra.
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Price: $47.00

Composer: Proofsound
Dramatic underscore for a hero. Music for film. Sounds like Lord of the Rings score with the choir parts.
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Price: $47.00
Because of You

Composer: Dave Tough

Soaring Christian ballad about the sufficiency of the grace of God. female vocal.

KEYWORDS:piano, female vocal, inspirational, Christian, religious, grateful, vulnerable, soaring, epic, soothing, beautiful, warm, sincere

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Price: $147.00
Lisa (D Tough)

Composer: Dave Tough
Jazz ballad about remembering an old love. male vocal.

KEYWORDS:romantic, nostalgic, modern, male vocal, piano, synthesizer, ocean, passionate, memories, love, melancholy, time lapse, Texas, summer, autumn, lost love, broken heart, sad

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Price: $147.00
Making Me Smile

Artist/Composer: Fatima Mhedden
Slow driving acoustic guitar driven pop theme that will keep you smiling.

KEYWORDS: positive, happy, positive, joyfull, instrumental, underscore, full, pop, rock, easy listening, fun, groovy, happy, heartwarming, hopeful, inspiring, laid back, light-hearted, peaceful, positive, upbeat, free flowing

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Price: $47.00

Artist/Composer: Fatima Mhedden
Relaxing acoustic pop piece featuring various guitar arrangements.

KEYWORDS:nature, dynamic, positive, instrumental, dreamy, inspiring, hopeful, laid back, light-hearted, acoustic guitar

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Price: $47.00

Newest Music

The Warrior Bard by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
An adventurous, exotic, instrumental Medieval dance cue based on 14th Century Italian court music. Would work well as a period piece for documentary and film scenes, fantasy or fairytales or any scene needing a Medieval flare. Would also work for advertisements and business applicationsd.
Keywords: Medieval,1300's, lute, pan flute, recorder, hurdy gurdy, shawm, frame drum, adventure, documentary, bouncy, captivating, continuous, countryside, danceable, delightful, determined, dramatic. elegant, enchanted, encouraging, energetic, enthusiastic, exotic, fairytales, wondrous, fantasy, free, grand, proud, heroic, inspiring, imagination, intelligent, jaunty, journey, lively, majestic, melodic, passionate, outgoing, stimulating, triumphant, upbeat, uplifting, alluring, animated, spirited,
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Price: $47.00
The Road to Kenya by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
An exotic, positive, East African, groove track influenced by the traditional music of Kenya. Would work well in many scenes including safari, adventure, travel, nature and reality and would add uplifting energy to many other types of scenes. Would also work well in commercials, documentaries and corporate presentations.
Keywords: exotic, positive, uplifting, African, Kenya, nyatiti, orutu, djembe, shakers, groove, safari, adventure, travel, nature, reality, survival, animal, savanna, tribal, ethnic, indigenous, percussive, adventurous, motivational, driving, lively, rhythmic, happy, joyful, cultural, earthy, primitive, outdoors, enchanting, positive, hypnotic, mesmerizing, inspirational, mysterious, playful, energetic, spirited, optimistic, hopeful, soulful, pulsing, expressive, free, buoyant, infectious,
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Price: $47.00
The Red Fox by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
An energetic, dramatic, classical fusion track for string quartet and drum kit that is upbeat and thoughtful at the same time. Would work well for many drama and adventure scenes as well news, business and industrial applications.
Keywords: dramatic, upbeat, thoughtful, exciting, bright, enthusiastic, contemporary, busy, adventurous, energizing, sophisticated, emotional, breakthrough, innovation, heartfelt, groovy, positive, purposeful, spirited, successful, proud, expressive, lively, creative, excited, optimistic, achievement, confident, passionate, inspirational, energetic, rhythmic, outgoing, inspiring, meaningful, accepting, driving, determined, proud, strong, sincere, expressive, free, evocative, elegant, flowing, fluid, intimate, corporate, business, fusion, soundtrack, adult contemporary, new age, string quartet,
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Price: $47.00
The Drive by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
A light and elegant, short solo piano piece in the style of Felix Mendelssohn that's perfect for stately scenes, 19th century period scenes, documentaries, commercials, advertisemnts and promos.
Keywords: Felix Mendelssohn, 19th century, light, elegant, solo piano, stately, classical, Romantic, sentimental, pretty, dignified, distinguished, love, family, affectionate, cheerful, luxury, beautiful, bright, emotional, sweet, carefree, civilized, educated, formal, cultured, accomplished, intelligent, sophisticated, refined, loving, friendship, caring, romantic, warm, charming, heartfelt, sensitive, lovely, sincere, touching, thoughtful, honest, wistful, intimate, pleasant, delightful, delicate, innocent, wholesome,
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Price: $47.00
Street Strong by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
A smooth, dramatic, hip hop instrumental with strings and choir that is determined and thoughtful. Would work well in urban, gangsta, youth, street, crime. Investigation, mystery and many other scenes needing laid back and poignant, grooving energy.
Keywords: hip hop, youth, urban, gangsta, street, crime. Investigation, mystery, poignant, dramatic, cinematic, Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio, soundtrack, captivating, empowering, emotional, strong, proud, cool, tough, determined, purposeful, dangerous, ghetto, provocative, pensive, thoughtful, challenge, serious, mysterious, brave, confident, soulful, marching, attitude, honest, nightlife, west coast, chill, cruising, rolling, laid back, groovy, downtown, city, rebellious, thug, hood, pimp, positive, driving, rhythmic, block, homeboy,
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Price: $47.00
Spy Tech by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
An instrumental James Bond style track for orchestra that is dramatic, punchy, and a little satirical. Would work well for spy oriented scenes as well as commercials, advertisements and corporate applications.
Keywords: James Bond, orchestra, dramatic, punchy, satirical, cinematic, action, brave, 007, spy, savvy, dangerous, sophisticated, determined, cool, cultivated, smooth, classy, gutsy, sharp, cunning, refined, bold, strong, confident, clever, espionage, mysterious, danger, striking, thrilling, stirring, exciting, suspense, tension, fearless, valiant, grand, dashing, elegant, heroic, adventure, challenge, captivating, dynamic, purposeful, calculating, serious, persistent, empowering, grand, soundtrack,
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Price: $47.00
Silent Night Music Box by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
An instrumental music box version of the Christmas Carol, Silent Night. Would work well for any scene, advertisement or application needing a very light and subtle version of the famous Christmas tune.
Keywords: Silent Night, Christmas, instrumental, music box, subtle, light, Christmas Eve, child, childlike, children, Santa Claus, winter, snow, baby, gentle, innocent, restful, mellow, presents, holiday, peace, peaceful, nostalgic, calm, tranquil, happy, contented, comforting, magical, delicate, sleepy, positive, friendly, sweet, reflective, sentimental, caring, meaningful, assuring, imaginative, imaginary, dreamy, wonderment, charming, bewitching, enchanting, spellbinding, hypnotizing, joyful, winsome, relaxed, soundtrack,
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Price: $47.00
Old Time Boogie by Geoffrey Wilson

Artist/Composer:Geoffrey Wilson
A bright, bouncy, 1940's jazz swing track in the style of Duke Ellington for piano, string bass, clarinet and violin that would work well for any scene, documentary, commercial, advertisement or corporate application needing period music or lively jazz.
Keywords: jazz, Duke Ellington, bright, bouncy, 1940's, lively, swing, jazz blues, outgoing, happy, successful, enthusiastic, friendly, groovy, joyful, carefree, fun, optimistic, positive, energetic, business, commercial, encouraged, uplifting, confident, lucky, casual, cheerful, catchy, festive, free, frisky, excited, motivational, playful, easy, happy, light, upbeat, spirited, assured, busy, charming, danceable, dance, delightful, easy, motivated, documentary,
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Price: $47.00

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


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.

Web-Only License

Web sites, videos and streaming
  • Unlimited use in a single project
  • Web Video like YouTube, Vimeo and websites
  • Video advertising including banner ads, or popups or any other video use for advertising
  • Online Wedding films and videos
  • Online Slide shows, Powerpoint, Slideshare and Keynote presentations
  • For further details see the full license.

Mass Duplication

Physical and Digital Copies
  • 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.

All Other

TV/Broadcast and All 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,
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



Video Producers

Web Video Producers

Wedding Photographers/Videographers

Marketing Managers


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.


What About Refunds?


There are NO REFUNDS for any purchases.  Please use the preview files to confirm selection before you purchase.  For full terms and conditions, see our licensing overview page.

What Is The Best Way To Reach Customer Service?


The best way to contact us is via the contact page.

However, you can also call us by telephone.  Note, we are based in New York City, (Eastern Time Zone -5 GMT) and are available by phone (001-347- 788-1175) between the hours of 10am and 5pm Monday through Friday.  If you do not reach us, please leave us a brief message and we will call you back.

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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