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Welcome To 300 Monks

Music for Creative Professionals Since The Dawn Of Time

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Circle

Distinctive synth opening riff followed by a massive drum fill leads us into a chugging guitar section. A Theremin style synth patch plays the final melody with a guitar stab finishing the track. Great 30 sec spot suitable for multiple uses.
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Arena 30 second edit
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Get Me Out of Here_Instrumental track

Composer: Rolf Schnyder
Funny playful outlook of someone down in the dumps hopeless yet humorous prayers going out from someone in the dumps.
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Tell me All About it

Artist/Composer: Jean Paul Zoghbi
Relaxed, joyful, emotive orchestral track. Builds up to emotional dramatic climax. Optimistic, feelgood, a sense of hope, love, nostalgia, good times spent with family and friends. Very good for TV and movies, commercials, web and corporate presentations.

KEYWORDS:children, fantasy, comedy, commercial ads, drama, TV, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Heartwarming Music, innocent, magical, warm, light, mystical, hopeful, sentimental, uplifting, happy, dreaming

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Merengue Limon 30sec

Artist/Composer: Eric Bolvin
Dance music of Argentina.

KEYWORDS:Jumpy, Dancing, Exciting

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Please Comeback - song by Nhojj

Artist/Composer: Nhojj
Smooth r&b song about heartbreak and love loss

KEYWORDS:smooth r&b, vocals, vocal harmony, modern r&b stylings, funky grooves, vocal harmony, sade, vamping, mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation, minor key tonality, a breathy male vocalist, electric pianos, percussion, background music, TV soundtracks, sad lyrics, heartbreak, sad love song, relationships, longing, yearning, lonely, quiet storm, elegant, champaign soul, sentimental, separation, pain, heartache

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Ahead by Justin Miller
Artist/Composer:Justin Miller
An Optimistic piece with a clear Rhythmic piano lead and a Tempo Drum Beat, quick and short, beautiful music fitting for a commercial

Keywords: pretty, optimistic, nostalgic, happy, melodic, piano, strings, drums, flowing, sentimental, moving, upbeat, New Age, Rock,
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We Ride To Victory 1 min 40 sec by Torsti Spoof

Artist/Composer:Torsti Spoof
Big epic dramatic adventure and fantasy music with heroic militaristic flawours for a full symphonic orchestra.

Keywords: Adventure, fantasy, military, action, animation, heroic, snare, brass, timpani, accents, hits, woodwinds, strings, victorious, glorious, soundtrack, cinematic, film, uptempo, grand, epic, dramatic
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Sweep Your Hair From Your Eyes

Composer/Artist: Lisa Cerbone
Music with lyrics. Water stain on the ceiling. Wind rattles the windows and walls. Nobody knows where she is and if they did they probably wouldn't call. Sweep your hair from your eyes. The new days have just arrived. She's not sure if she will make it here where the shades aren't drawn. She hears them speaking about her concerned voices behind that old oak door. Sweep your hair from your eyes. The new days have just arrived. Not what you'd hope for. Not what you'd choose. Staring up at the sky waiting for the appearance of the moon. But this could be the thing that makes you free and clear. Sweep you hair from your eyes. The new days have just arrived.
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Constructing the Groove!

Composer/Producer: Julian Scott
Rhythmical fusion of tools and orchestral percussion
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Don't Fade

Composer: Sebastien Morawietz
Gentle nostalgic cinematic drama. Perfect for the opening of a film or perhaps under a voiceover for that insurance commercial you have with the montage of baby pictures...
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Ozzie's Girl

Every teen drama needs a guitar based theme. Big teen television sound. Like every sun-drenched pop song out there without the confusing words.
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Twitchy

Composer: Colin Willsher

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X-City (15 sec)

Artist/Composer: Evgeny Kiselevich
A well equilibrated song with a tender female vocal as well as spoken words delivers an athmosphere of loneliness, city by night and romantic melancholy. Beautiful harmonies with a bittersweet sensibility, both elegant and mysterious

KEYWORDS:Atmospheric, Calm, Dreamy, Emotional, Heartbroken, Groovy, Honest, Hypnotic, Melancholic, Meditative, Lonely, Light, Nostalgic, Sentimental, Sensitive, Sedate, Sad, Romantic, Relaxing, Sincere, Soft, Soulful, Tranquil

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Mallorca From The Sea

Artist/Composer: Fatima Mhedden
Fresh, happy mediterranean flavored acoustic theme featuring the mandolin and sax.

KEYWORDS:nature, dynamic, positive, easy listening, laid back, inspiring, upbeat, heartwarming, laid back, light-hearted, positive, instrumental, full, film/tv, festive, hopeful, cool, groovy

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When I_M Yours

Artist/Composer: Fatima Mhedden
Sultry saxophone melody with intriguing yet sexy spy-tinted progressions.

KEYWORDS:suspense, drama, mystery, delicate, melancholy, sad, emotive, dreamy, ethereal, lonely, love, meditation, melancholy, nostalgic, peaceful, romantic, sentimental, free flowing, hopeful, lonely

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Newest Music

Troublemaker by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
Ultra cool garage rock track with a big catchy guitar riff and a rockin' retro drum beat. Perfect music for adding an edgy and hip vibe to your production. Buddy movie, rom-com, TV commercial, movie trailer, film opening, neo-60s, nostalgic.
Keywords: Lo-Fi hipster alternative rock Pulp Fiction garage rock groovy powerful fiery hard-driving sports news chases frat parties fast cars smokey bars gritty bluesy The Black Keys T-Rex
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Stereovision by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
Indie rock track with a hip and edgy sound. Steady, cool, hypnotic and uplifting. Perfect underscore to add an edgy excitement to your production. Great for radio and TV commercials, documentaries and reality TV shows.
Keywords: Indie Pop The Strokes Bloc Party Foster The People Los Campesinos Peter Bjorn and John Scenester Hipster alternative rock The Brooklyn Sound
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Quiet Determination by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
A gentle and emotional piano and strings piece.
Keywords: Heartwarming Reflective Emotional Sweet Positive Uplifting
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Microgravity by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
Ultra cool and quirky indie rock track with a catchy melody and a spacy, retro-modern sound. Perfect music for adding an upbeat and hip vibe to your production. Buddy movie, rom-com, TV commercial, movie trailer, film opening, reality show, neo-60s, nostalgic.
Keywords: Indie Pop Foster The People Peter Bjorn and John Lo-Fi Hipster alternative rock neo-psychedelia garage rock
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Fuzz Monster by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
A hip and gritty garage rock track with a face-melting bass riff and big shuffling beat. Sounds a bit like The Black Keys, Muse and Gary Glitter. A perfect track for adding an ultra cool vibe to your production! Buddy movie, rom-com, urban angst, film opening, nostalgic.
Keywords: Blues Rock Punk Rock 1960's Garage Rock Raw Lo-Fi Hipster Booker T. & The M. G. S the Sonics the Lyres the Fuzztones Jet the Yardbirds Led Zeppelin
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Free Styler by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
Bass and drums lay down a big fat groove in this cool hiphop reggae hybrid. Perfect music for adding a hip and chilled out vibe to your production!
Keywords: Laid-back chill downtempo funky phat fly free and easy
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Dub 75 by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
The bass drops a fat riff in this cool hip hop reggae hybrid. Perfect music for adding a hip and chilled out vibe to your production!
Keywords: Laid-back chill downtempo funky phat fly free and easy
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Carnabetian Army by Robert Wayne Johnson

Artist/Composer:Robert Wayne Johnson
Groovy 60's rock featuring horns and the Vox organ. Sounds like music from the swinging sixties. Perfect underscore for a cool, swinging London in the 1960s vibe. Very Shagadelic baby! Super fun retro, kitschy, campy, swaggering with lots of attitude & street smarts!
Keywords: Carnaby Street Kings Road Twiggy Mods Austin Powers swingers the sexual revolution psychedelic mini skirts pop art hippies fashion cultural revolution freedom
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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.

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.

 

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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