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Dear fellow creative,

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!

How we choose our 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 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 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

Newest Music

On the Verge of Battle by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
Epic action at hand! A cinematic, building, very rhythmic orchestral track that starts ominously with bass, horns and percussion and build up to a more intense section with a full orchestra. Great buildup and many different energy levels. Great for scenes leading to battle or other action or adventure scenes.
Keywords: Dark, Determined, Dramatic, Epic, Forceful, Intense, Dangerous, Majestic, Brave, Tension, Energetic, Powerful, Rhythmic, Dynamic, Heroic, Menacing, Foreboding, Adventurous, Escalating, Building, action, cello, timpani, orchestral, hans zimmer, james horner, howard shore, trailer, cinematic, tense, tension, ominous, foreboding, heroic, fight, fighting, battle, war
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Jolly Rover by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
A happy and optimistic, very up-tempo and driving celtic folk rock track, in the vein of bands like Dropkick Murphys and The Pogues. The catchy melody's delivered by accordion and uilleann bagpipes, backed up by acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and a frenetic drummer. Super-charged Irish party music!
Keywords: Accordion, Adventurous, Bagpipes, Bass, Carefree, Catchy, Celebratory, Celtic, Cheeky, Cheerful, Children, Driving, Dropkick Murphys, Drums, Energetic, Excited, Fast, Flute, Folksy, Fun, Funny, Great Big Sea, Guitar, Happy, Ireland, Irish, Jolly, Joyful, Lively, Mandolin, Optimistic, Party, Pipes, Playful, Positive, Pub, Rocking, Saint Patrick's Day, Scotland, St Patrick's Day, The Dubliners, The Pogues, Upbeat, Uplifting, Whimsical, Whistle, acoustic, folk rock, uilleann pipes, fast tempo
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Jingle The Indie Blues Bells by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
A cool and rowdy but happy indie blues version of Jingle Bells, in the vein of The Black Keys and Jack White. Fuzzy guitars and bass, a nasty organ and punchy vintage drums, spiced with sleighbells and chimes creates the perfect indie rock Christmas track ideal for any edgy Christmas production.
Keywords: Bells, Christmas, Hammond, Jack White, Jingle Bells, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, X-mas, Xmas, advertising, alternative, blues, chimes, christmas rock, classic, confident, distortion, driving, edgy, energetic, fun, funny, fuzz, fuzzy, garage, hip, holiday, holiday season, indie, joyful, leslie, lo fi, loud, neo, neo blues, noisy, organ, overdrive, party, positive, pounding, punchy, retro, rock, season, sleighbells, trendy, upbeat, winter, medium tempo
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Invictus - Epic Hybrid by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
Modern, epic hybrid action/adventure/drama track with a great buildup. Starts out tense and edgy with cellos, arp synth and electronic drums and builds until 1:25, adding horns, strings and perc, then takes of into an all out grand, heroic, epic adventure track. Like the Oblivion soundtrack by M83.
Keywords: Batman, Hans Zimmer, Inception, M83, Oblivion, The Dark Knight, action, adventure, big, buildup, cinematic, dramatic, electronic, epic, foreboding, futuristic, grand, heroic, hybrid, intense, ominous, orchestral, powerful, sci fi, score, soundtrack, suspense, tense, thriller, trailer, medium tempo
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Immensus - Epic Orchestral by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
A powerful, emotional and epic orchestral piece with a light touch of electronic hybrid elements, Hans Zimmer style. First half is more held back, building up to the second half which is soaring with all out epic orchestral glory and massive percussion. The ideal background track for any adventure!
Keywords: Adventurous, Brave, Building, Celebratory, Climactic, Dramatic, Dynamic, Emotional, Epic, Forceful, Gladiator, Glorious, Grand, Hans Zimmer, Heroic, Howard Shore, James Newton Howard, Lord Of The Rings, Majestic, Orchestral, Soaring, Spacious, The Dark Knight, The Hobbit, Triumphant, Wondrous, action, adventure, adventurous, big, chevaliers de sangreal, cinematic, dramatic, hero, huge, hybrid, journey, king, massive, nature, patriotic, powerful, quest, regal, romantic, royal, trailer, triumph, medium tempo
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Immensely Real by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
A slow, heartfelt, painfully beautiful indie rock track with an ambient feel and sound. Glitchy lead guitar, soft but steady drums, solid bass and otherworldly effects and pads paint warm and touching sonic landscapes around you. Ideal as an underscore for drama, love and other emotional scenes.
Keywords: alternative, ambient, atmospheric, backdrop, background music, bass guitar, beautiful, bed, calm, cinematic, commercial, cymbals, drama, dreaming, dreamy, drums, electric guitar, emotional, emotive, ethereal, family, friendship, glitchy, heartwarming, hopeful, indie, indie folk, indie pop, indie rock, inspirational, love, lovers, mellow, moving, pads, peaceful, positive, reflective, relationship, romance, romantic, sentimental, swirling, synthesiser, tender, touching, underscore, understated, warm, medium tempo
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Hope Renewed by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
A great, positive, uplifting pop rock instrumental ala U2 or Kings of Leon that inspires feelings of freedom, hope and happiness. Piano, electric guitars, drums and bass backed up by majestic french horns creates a triumphant, uplifting sound full of emotion. Drama, movies, TV, Video, documentaries.
Keywords: Anticipating, Climactic, Coldplay, Emotional, Epic, Excited, Free, Happy, Heroic, High Energy, Hopeful, Inspiring, Larger Than Life, Lively, Majestic, Motivational, Optimistic, Powerful, Soaring, Sports, Stories, Success, Successful, The Killers, Touching, Triumphant, U2, Uplifting, Victorious, achieve, achievement, anthem, anthemic, bass guitar, big, bright, discovery, driving, drums, electric guitar, flying, french horns, high tech, huge, inspirational, passionate, proud, victory, winner, winning
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Hectic Affairs by Martin Sebastian Holm

Artist/Composer:Martin Sebastian Holm
A fast, hectic dramedy piece driven by pizzicato strings, vibraphone, marimba and light percussion. Intense yet sneaky and tense, agitated without being loud or brash. Escalating and building in intensity. Perfect for dramas, comedies or reality shows where a stressed out, hurried mood is needed.
Keywords: Adventurous, Anxious, Building, Chaotic, Desperate Housewives, Dramatic, Driving, Energetic, Escalating, Excited, Fast, Frantic, Hectic, Intense, Lively, Playful, Restless, Rhythmic, Tension, Whimsical, comedy, dramedy, energetic, every day, fast, frantic, frenetic, frenzy, hasty, hectic, intense, lively, mad, marimba, mischievous, nervous, perc, percussion, pizzicato, pizzicato strings, quick, restless, romcom, stress, stressed, strings, vibraphone, fast tempo
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Featured Products

A Dancing Celebration No Mel

Composer: Ethereal Motion
A fun instrumental dance track with catchy guitar and synth melodies. Good for any kind of club or dance scene.
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Brutha Man

Composer: Andrew Ingkavet
Funky yet solid and slow and full of confidence. It's like a smoother version of the Chem Bros with some Chinese diva riffing in the background. Electric bass turntable scratching horn pops growling Moog synthes and buzzing.
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Double Helix 30sec

Composer: Robert Charles Mann
Pumping electro-dance track with lots of loops in the package so you can rearrange the piece as you want. Buy the package!
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The Lie

Composer: Rolf Schnyder
Up-tempo pop song. Confrontational song about a women not wanting to fall into the old trap again.
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Hustling

Composer: Sean McNally
Southern influenced, rap-ready urban jam. Perfect for video.

KEYWORDS:aggressive, determined, dramatic, driving, passionate, foreboding, ominous, intense, motivational, heavy, groovy, funky, powerful, proud, serene, southern, suspense, tension, urban, high tech, anxious, cool, dark, melancholy,gangster,kanye,lil wayne,atlanta,bass,drum machine

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A Fairy's Dream

Artist/Composer: Jean Paul Zoghbi
A happy and warm, cinematic track, played by full orchestra. A magic, amazed, fantasy feel. Adventurous, exploring new and wondrous places. Joyful, playful, angelic. Perfectly suited for family and children movies, fantasy, comedy, light sci-fi, romance, commercial ads, kids TV, holiday & Christmas.

KEYWORDS:wonder child playing kindergarden rudolf santa Claus xmas snow winter navidad fun cheek funny wholesome mischievous joyful playtime daytime tv magic fantastic

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Topnotch - Demo

Artist/Composer: Kenton Gilchrist
Adventurous orchestral piece with a sense of wonder and discovery.

KEYWORDS:orchestral, symphonic, classical, tribal, world, celtic, 115, 115 bpm, mid-tempo, down-tempo, slow, tribal, drums, toms, frame drums, percusison, flute, whistle, pan flute, pipes, violin, cello, strings, orchestra, serene, serenity, peaceful, calm, contented, triumph, triumphant, uplifting, wonder, amazement, adventure, hiking, mountains, majestic, scenery, vistas, vista, skyline,zimmer,elfman, horner, newton-howard, williams, outdoor, nature, sports, bells, harp

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X-City (30 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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Easy Licensing

4 options – based on how you use our music.


Mass Duplication

Physical and Digital Copies
$137
  • 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
$187
  • single advertising project
  • in perpetuity
  • For further details see the full license.

All Media

Great value and covers everything
$237
  • single project
  • in perpetuity
  • unlimited uses
  • all media
  • worldwide

What Our Customers Are Saying

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.

 

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