PSA Music

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30 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Works well with opening and closing credits or commercials with a regal feel. Traditional nightly news theme feel using 6 French Horns, 10 Cellos, 3 Flutes, 9 Double Basses, 1 Glockenspiel, and heavy drumming.
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Sultry blues tune with swagger. Perfect for seductive dance scenes, a smokey bar room, or any scene involving good times with a little bit of decadence!
A light-hearted boogie woogie song that describes how nature makes us unite! Perfect for commercials/movies/tv scenes involving the environment, or going green.
Sherri Mullen (Fearless)
Driving song, great for truck driving or driving back home scenes - love, trust, and coming back home to the one you love
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Mid tempo piano & guitar based composition ala Coldplay, One Republic. Good for scenes where character is longing or wanting something they can not have. Also good for montage, flashback, flashforward...and scenes of deep thought as well as showing gentle and tender moments.
Knova (Warped Passages)
Dropping keyboard notes spread out in waves over a cloud of synths to set the mood for an electronic groove
Brian Levering ** instrumental version **
Soft, acoustic song that creates a feeling of reflection about love filled days gone by. Perfect for reminiscing about a relationship.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Groovy reggae like acoustic guitar ala Bob Marley. Fun, upbeat, chill out tune. Would be great for advertising campaigns, or fun scenes on the beach. Works well for scenes with humor too!
SM2 (Strange Symmetry)
Upbeat, happy, fun tune with a reggae vibe. ...about pushing oneself to the limit in life, being stressed out, and yet taking it all in stride. "Life is a trip...are we having fun yet?". A reggae influenced rock song with a Beatles-esque chorus and harmonies. Sounds like The Beatles, The Police
Sherri Mullen (Fearless)
"Don't try to fix me, it's YOU whose broken"! Empowering and sassy
A reflective piece with strong emotional flow. Conjurs up visions of walking down a deserted beach, driving through the country, or sitting on a mountain as the autumn leaves fall and the sun rises or sets!
Acoustic guitar piece conveying a great sense of love to the listener. Ideal for scenes where two people fall in love, or for scenes where families reunite/add new members.
An intriguing piano based piece that displays the chaos before finding balance in one's life.
Fast paced, energetic, bluesy acoustic jam piece that is constantly moving in new directions. Great backdrop for any scene with pace and movement!
Uptempo country about a memorable day of hot summer lovin'. Remembering the best day of his life! Sounds like Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney
Brian Levering ** instrumental version **
Acoustic guitar melody turns into all out rocker that keeps building up to a great guitar solo!
Spanish style piece with a lot of intensity. Quick paced driving tempo.
Jazzy island song with a good grove. Great for travel and weather related content.
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Pensive, elegant music. Subtle builds of tension give the music a sense of anticipation which could really accent scenes of hope and desire.
Beautiful patriotic piece that ends with a solemn feature of the American classic "My Country Tis of Thee". Starts out slow but builds in intensity! Very dramatic!
Very percussive, rhythmically driven piece. Full of suspense. Good for chase scenes whether by foot or by car.
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Fun, upbeat, rootsy song featuring harmonica and acoustic guitar. Gives the impression of fun times in a relaxed setting.
An Indie song about things comin' around and life getting better. Would work in scenes where the characters are getting on with their lives, overcoming problems, and getting things done.
Action synthesizer piece that contains 80's infused sounds. Good background for sportscasts, weather forecasts, news, or computer graphics content.
Melancholy guitar jam with shades of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Evokes the feeling of having to leave someone you care deeply for. Would be great for breakup scenes, funeral scenes, or any scenes involving a taxing moral dilemma.
Conjures up a vision of a girl running through the streets crying, trying to escape the pain. She finds a calm, secluded place to sit and reflect.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Strings, Cymbals, Ding!
Sherri Mullen (On The Edge)
Relationship with Dad going thru the phases of a daughters life...kindergarten, high school, married with children. Beautiful and simple!
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Wistful piano takes you back to the old days, reflecting on what was great and what could have been better. Nostalgic. Provides a sense of looking forward at a new future.
Acoustic guitar/violin based piece with a Arabian desert/snake charmer feel to it. Good for driving scenes, themes involving an enchanter or enchantress, or documentaries involving our slithering little reptiles
Hip Hop beats that you can't resist dancing to as a backdrop for a Joe Satriani-esque guitar solo that starts off innocently before building up to an aggressive funky jam
Cool Jazz Piece with solid sax and drum programming. Possible Uses - as a theme for a radio talk show, Bumpers for radio, or Family / kids playing in the back yard
A calming redemptive piece that sounds like passing from one side to the other with the safety of an angel's guidance
Synthesizer symphony good for background for computer graphics or Space footage
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Mid tempo starting out with gentle lonely guitar in the verses, building into big full band chorus and bridge. Would work for montages, and scenes where character is contemplating, or thinking about past or future events. Also would work for travel scenes.
Joyous and regal sounding piano, woodwind, and horn piece.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Up tempo acoustic guitar based rock song ala Matchbox 20, Rob Thomas...lots of movement to this one. Good for travel scenes and montages. Would work for lab scenes or evidence collection in your favorite CSI shows. Also perfect for advertising campaigns...phones, retail, travel, shopping, and more!
High energy "Satriani-esque" funky guitar song that sounds like spy music. Great for a James Bond or Burn Notice type action scene.
Jazz tune with two personalities - Laid back, Latin jazz with guitar that sounds like Carlos Santana then switches to a heavy Spanish riff before switching back to the Latin jazz.
25 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Works well with opening and closing credits or commercials with a regal feel. Traditional theme with big horns and percussion, mixed with minimal sitar to create just a touch of Bollywood.
An aggressive Spanish styled acoustic guitar instrumental piece that can leave the listener feeling uneasy. Could be used to show that not everything is the way it seems.
60 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Gentle delivery with a slower feel using 6 French Horns, 10 Cellos, 2 Muted Trumpets with slight echo, and soft drumming.
Pop/Rock about that feeling of trepidation you get in the pit of your stomach when a big change is coming in your life and is utterly unavoidable. Could be something good like getting married, or something bad like a family member dying. This song is perfect for any scene depicting big changes in a character's life.
Sherri Mullen (Rise)
A delicate and sad acoustic guitar accompanied by a haunting flute, this song is about courage and hope in the face of change.
One man band? More like one man orchestra! Jon Smith plays everything from the piano and drums, to the clarinet and trumpet on this fun and robust sounding song about unintentionally offending someone and wanting their forgiveness.
Luke, Bo, Jesse, Daisy and Cooter taking a break from making moonshine to play a friendly game of stick ball in the field
Sam Machin (In the Stars)
A deeply personal and reflective song that allows the listener to reminisce on days gone by and truly wonder about if "Living Happily Ever After" is truly a fairytale.
Light, free flowing acoustic piece that would work well for travel, news, and scenes with gentle motion. Great underlying theme for a weather cast... "And for the weather today, there will be a high of 78 degrees ..."
Traditional style country song about the abuse of a young girl who is finally old enough to go out on her own and get away from it.
Sherri Mullen (Fearless)
Uplifting song about strength, courage, and the power of a love so strong that all things are possible!
Jazz tune with blues edge; features electric guitar.
Whimsical, peaceful, and playful. Whether its a day in park, blossoming love, or time with a special someone, this song feels like a celebration of life & happiness.
The fog begins to float as you feel the warmth of the sunrise
Uptempo finger-style guitar piece that has no bounds. Good for scenes where someone embarks on a journey to prove something to the world.
New Age Piece following a peaceful journey of a drop of water through waterfalls and ending in the ocean. Possible Uses include Psychological therapy, Drug rehab story. Painfull loss
New age piece with a solid pulse of only bells and cymbals. Possible Uses - Winter Scenes, Teeth or Dental promotion,Cleaning promotion, Deep heavy thoughts or questions in life.
Sherri Mullen (Rise)
An upbeat, feel good song (ala Pentatonix) with a universal theme, delivered a capella "family style" (performed by Sherri Mullen featuring her sons Shane & Brett). Anyone that has a loved one living far away will embrace this tune. "In my heart you're here with me . . . and the rest is just GEOGRAPHY!"
The Noisy Soul (The Noisy Soul) ** instrumental version **
A very full sounding and fun instrumental with groovy bass, explorative chord progressions, syncopated drums, percussive chants, and plenty of fun synthesizers! Makes you feel like everything is okay and life is good!
Carrie Cunningham (Let's Dance)
Fun and bouncy ukulele song with sweet lyrics about being happy and perfect together. A song for soul mates!
Schroeder from Charlie Brown plays a blues number while Snoopy struts his stuff
The Noisy Soul (The Noisy Soul)
Introspective pop rock with electric guitars, synths, and lyrics about feeling like a burden on loved ones for all the times they have to help you get through the the hard times.
The Noisy Soul (The Noisy Soul) ** instrumental version **
Fun and upbeat music with infectious beats, flickering guitars, and plenty of twists and turns. Sounds like a futuristic dance party!
An upbeat acoustic guitar instrumental that can be used to show a happy moment, or reflect back upon the past in a fond manner.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Drum roll, Big Horns, Ding!
Nearly York (Time Alone) ** instrumental version **
Wistful piano melodies adorned with atmospheric guitars and strings. Evokes feelings of loss and redemption.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial.Percussive treatment ala Lion King
A gentle guitar ballad that conjures up feelings of reflection and contentment. Good for a scene where a character is embracing a bright future, looking into their past, or walking next to a babbling brook as they experience natures beauty and solitude.
Brian Levering ** instrumental version **
Happy, energetic music that evokes a feeling of excitement. Celebrate the good times and enjoy yourself with this upbeat music! Perfect for commercials or scenes that need a vibe that is fun and lighthearted.
The Noisy Soul (The Noisy Soul) ** instrumental version **
Starting with a climbing electronic keyboard, the bass and beats slowly build up and calm down before erupting into an emotional and cathartic release with robotic melodies and explosive percussion!
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Fun upbeat guitar lines perfect for sipping coffee while sitting around in a cafe, riding your bicycle through the country side, or doing something fun with your best friend.
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Very fun, playful music that has an almost cartoon quality to it. Perfect for any silly scenes or to evoke very positive feelings.
Country tinged song about having empathy for who's had a hard life.
Get ready to learn about technology! Watch the machines dance as they package, protect, and move the tasty food we eat! Also has a "flowing water" feel.
Vicki McCrone (Here)
Lovely indie rock love song featuring tense arpeggiated guitars, vocal harmonies, and keyboard strings
Vicki McCrone (Here) ** instrumental version **
Melodic acoustic guitar starts this lovely soundbed that builds into a pop/alternative dream with piano, arpeggiated guitars, and saccharine "ahs".
Piano tune with a positive melody that reminds one of the falling snow in January.
This piece as the feel of someone looking out over a vast desert to see nothing but sand. Perhaps showing tension between Native Americans and Cowboys?
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Melancholy piano piece with subtle cello playing that is perfect for reflecting on memories of loved ones especially ones that have passed away. Very beautiful.
The music has sort of an old school Hollywood vibe, which is very fitting because amongst the accordian, piano and trumpet, is the sad observation of a valuable and talented human being who is only appreciated for her exterior.
Scholarly sounding piano based piece with urgent rhythms and a soft refrain that honors all teachers. Knowledge is Power!
Mellow finger-style guitar treatment, gives the impression of someone travelling in the country. Gives off the feeling of someone going away from home for a long time. Good for open road cross country driving scenes.
Sherri Mullen (Rise)
Haunting bluesy vocals layered on top of a single acoustic guitar and bass, with piano highlights added in for good measure . . . this song is all about never quitting and making the best out of your current situation. "I'm down but I'm not out, yeah I can take it . . . cause life is what you make it!".
Fun, upbeat rock song that depicts having a great day. Would work great in children's shows or motivational clips. Sounds like The Beatles or Phil Collins.
Gentle piano instrumental with a soothing melody that could put anyone to sleep. Use in any scene that requires a peaceful lullaby.
Relaxing fingerstyle guitar piece with subtle ebb and flow, which conjurs up visions of a peaceful, meditative, dreamlike journey.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Up tempo Bo Didley esque hippy blues jam with ultra cool slide guitar and hand percussion. Repetitive theme with fun, chilled out slide guitar licks throughout.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry)
A hippy blues jam with Allman Brothers slide guitar and hand percussion. A song about change and the law of attraction. Sounds like the Rolling Stones or Bo Didley
Simple piano with flute and guitar. Elegant and graceful.
Piano and synthesizers; graceful piece with a sad feeling.
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Starts with acoustic guitar and cello playing a nostalgic tune but quickly speeds up into a fun and happy jam. Then slows back down to end where it began. Perfect for scenes of reminiscing about the old days, particularly the good times involving family memories, fun and games! Can also provide the feeling of looking forward and making new memories!
Knova (Warped Passages)
Mysterious and dreamlike synths percolate as a driving beat begins to take hold. Has a late night drive sound to it
Sherri Mullen (On The Edge)
Good for bar scene, sitting at the bar contemplating a boring mundane life, afraid to try love again, noticing another person in the room who is in the same situation, possibility of a new beginning
An orchestral theme with simple piano. Elegant, stylish, and graceful. Perfect for such scenes as a high class soiree.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Gentle acoustic guitar ballad. Dreamy, thoughtful guitar with arrangement that feels like a mix of country meets the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood". Great for relationship scenes, montages, sleep or dream scenes, scenes of deep tought, sailing on the ocean, fishing in the bay, hiking in the quiet backwoods.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry)
A sweet guitar ballad about the bad and the good that follows it. A hopeful anthem. A mix of country and the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood".
Uplifting, cinematic pop rock which suggests hope and victory are close at hand! Repeating piano ostinato over a huge wash of big synths, which gives way in the chorus to a heroic melody played by two trumpets,all supported by a gritty rock guitar.
Serene piano and acoustic guitar with light percussion creates music perfect for a relaxing sail across the blue ocean on a crystal clear day
New Age piano and synth juxtaposed with exciting rootsy guitar keep listeners both calm and excited for another opportunity for adventure and learning
A glimpse of serenity with this gentle southern welcoming that features layered acoustic guitars and upright bass
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version ** **
Features guitar, piano, cello and percussion building up and then cutting out. Has that calm, happy feel like you would hear in a Sims game or in various Nintendo games. Would work for scenes in Film/TV that show happy homes or small towns.
Very simple instrumentation with gorgeous vocal harmonies singing a short prayer-like lyric. A touch of melancholy; this song would be perfect for any scenes needing a somber push.
Classic rock song that would sound at home on Bowie's Man Who Sold The World album. Tells the tale of Reginald who attempts to warn his peers of a danger but fails as they just want to have fun. Ends with a magnificent woodwind coda.
Soft, dreamy piano ballad. Feels like someone is reflecting on their past.
Sherri Mullen (Rise)
Full band, with an Americana/Alt Country feel ala Lady Antebellum / Little Big Town, this upbeat song is an anthem for all who refuse to let life get them down! "I'm gonna stand tough . . . RISE!"
Nearly York (Time Alone) ** instrumental version **
An emotive acoustic guitar ornamented with dramatic keyboards creates a versatile soundbed that could soundtrack the next phase in life. Perhaps finding a new love or letting go of a lost one? A bittersweet soundbed appropriate for many types of scenes.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Sad, lonely acoustic guitar ballad with harmonica highlights that tug at the heart strings. Definitely a relationship song...you can feel the loneliness and longing in this one.
Very fast paced piece with an ominous feel. Great for adding tension to any type of scene. Ideal for scenes where someone is being chased by the villain.
Isolated piano tells the dim story that leads to a sad ending. Evokes the feeling of struggling to make a decision, going back and forth in uncertainty
Peaceful song that evokes feelings of sadness, but also acceptance. Could work in reflective scenes of past (or present) tragedy or pain.
Piano & cello - Erie, sad, atmospheric, gentle, dreamy, suspenseful - lovely backdrop for contemplative, sad, dream scenes...or looking out at the ocean and thinking, floating on the water, walking along the beach...or gentle, graceful sports themes (gymnastics, swimming, diving, etc.)
Learning has never been so alluring! Lose yourself in concentration as you're hypnotized by the computer animation!
Lose yourself in elegance as you listen to the graceful plucked string sound of the "Harp-olin"
Country style feel, fast picking. Ideal for background in scenes in the mountains or drives through the country.
Nearly York (Time Alone) ** instrumental version **
Jazzy guitar with an upbeat feel, subtle organ, and a terrific electric piano solo, this song will have you feeling alright and taking it easy!
A gentle, soothing piece. Perfect for putting the baby to sleep in its crib while the parents stand by and watch over him. The light acoustic guitar provides a great backdrop for budding love as well!
This piece has a real Hoe Down feel to it. Perfect for scenes up in the mountains or out in the sticks. Especially good for hoe down/country gathering scenes with the band strumming hard on their guitars and folks dancing like there was no tomorrow. Would also work for chases or running from something or someone!
This song is about the crossroads of life, and the decisions that shape the future. Its a great tune for traveling scenes, and scenes focused on going out after your dreams
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Ascending Strings with light percussion.
60 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Hard-driving piece with motion and an up-tempo feel using soft synths and light "metal" drumming.
Nearly York (Time Alone)
A song about using your favorite music to work through the demons in your head; the storm will come but it will pass eventually
15 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Soft plucking strings layered with hand percussion,low horns, plus gentle triangle highlights.
Nearly York (Time Alone)
With a bit of a cabaret feel, "Stuck In These Ways" intertwines piano and organ with a rock song about being unable to change your ways for the better.
Peaceful happier New Age piece. Possible Uses - Psychological therapy, Drug rehab story, or Religious programs
Sherri Mullen (Fearless)
Kick back, enjoy life, take chances, and make things happen..very upbeat and happy
Nearly York (Time Alone) ** instrumental version **
Intertwining guitar and piano melodies create a tense and reflective piece of music that eventually shifts with acoustic guitar and a driving rhythm.
Nearly York (Time Alone)
Upbeat alternative rock with quick fire vocals, dreamy chord progressions, and a fun in the sun lyric. Perfect for scenes of escaping into a fun, carefree and warm life. Features a tempo change and dip into reggae!
Sam Machin (In The Stars) **instrumental version**
A very light piano ballad that creates a feeling of reflection but also love and caring.
Musically driven piece that finds the simplistic beauty within the complicated rhythms.
Airy, uplifting theme with a "Champagne Supernova" (Oasis) feel. Good for documentaries, emotional "crossroads of life", scenes involving travel, or commercials/cues for airline, train, cruise, or travel agencies.
Beautiful, elegant, inspiring. Gives the impression of unrequited love with no regret. A melody fit for royalty! Could work for the credits, or for scenes depicting love affairs between classes.
This piece has a slight Eastern feel to it. Perfect for a scene where someone is lost in an unfamiliar, probably Asian country.
A mystical hunt deep into the shade of the woods, searching for the answers to life's mysteries. What adventures will we find?
Another exciting endeavor, searching for mysteries and their answers
Happy uplifting bike ride on streets with no cars. Possible Uses - Transition bumpers for radio or TV, Music for fly over footage
Quick zany ragtime piece. Good for Old black and white footage, comedic scenes, or that special scene in football where the ball is fumbled 2-3 times and eventually still ends up in the end zone!
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Acoustic guitar reggae-rock infused song with hand percussion throughout. Great for travel, driving, discovery, adventure and would be perfect in ad campaigns and sports highlights. Happy, feel good, vibe!
Gentle piece with some tension. Conjures images of the exciting but unsure reuniting with "the one that got away."
Uptempo spanish piece. Full of suspense, laced with torment and frustration. Ideal for scenes where the protaganist contemplates what to do at an impass in his life; stay or leave?
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Percussion, Strings, finished with Descending Horn
The Lone Wolf Project ** instrumental version **
Tribal, Native American music. Would be great for any scenes that depict nature, the environment, and Mother Earth.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Big boom and fading Horns.
Nearly York (Time Alone)
Starting as just piano and strings, and erupting into a full band crescendo, this song is for encouragement, telling someone you're proud, and for pushing through the hard times.
The Lone Wolf Project ** instrumental version **
Folk indie song with a bluegrass sound in the style of Mumford & Sons. Great for party scenes, fun outdoors, etc.
Simplistic melody that is truly peaceful and calming.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Soft, lonely piano ballad that builds from a gentle ballad to a Muse, Evanescense like rock song. Song kicks in with heavy drums and distorted guitar in the bridge. Has tension and would work for anything from relationship scenes, to loss, thought, travel, discovery, and more! You can feel the sadness...
Somber piece with slow sustained melody from a violin juxtaposed with an arpeggiated wandering guitar. Great for scenes where characters are looking inside themselves for self-realization.
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Quirky guitar and piano based pop tango that should've been written by Quentin Tarantino. "Marching" drums throughout and makes you want to dance oh so mysteriously. From "Dancing With The Stars" to sports shows...has a real tension to it, so would also be great for action, adventure, travel, exploration, and a great backdrop for animal planet type of films. This one is fun and mysterious at the same time!
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  • YOU SURE ACT DIFFERENT WHEN YOU'RE WASTED
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SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Acoustic foot stompin', guitar based Americana/New Country with an upbeat and happy feel! Layed back in the verses and then driving in the chorus! Plus a really nice guitar lead for the bridge section. Great for ad campaings for anything from retail, to fast food, to viagra! Also a great background jukebox song in a country pub or use in humorous scenes where the characters are getting into (or trying to stay out of) trouble!
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