Music For News Broadcasts

Royalty Free Music : News

Royalty Free News Music, hand picked to create a unique sound palette for any scene that features news related content! Affordable and all rights cleared…simplified licensing allows you to integrate free music for news quickly into your production! 

If you are a station that broadcasts live news related content where you need a quick turn around, you can use any of these songs with no up front payment, so long as the station that airs the broadcast has a valid performance license with ASCAP & BMI and you agree to SUBMIT CUE SHEETS for all usages! If you need music for an intro, breaking news segment, or the background of your news program, find it here!

We also curated a playlist of Royalty Free Stings/Soundbeds! These are 5-60 second stings, pads, themes and bumpers designed for commercials, newscasts, or transitions at the end of a scene just before it goes to commercial!

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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.
Dreamy, serene piece that would work well in nature scenes, documentaries, or for The Animal Planet.
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!
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!
Jazzy island song with a good grove. Great for travel and weather related content.
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!
Christy Jefferson ** instrumental version **
Fun, upbeat, rootsy song featuring harmonica and acoustic guitar. Gives the impression of fun times in a relaxed setting.
Action synthesizer piece that contains 80's infused sounds. Good background for sportscasts, weather forecasts, news, or computer graphics content.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Strings, Cymbals, Ding!
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
Tense orchestral piece that would fit well in any suspense or action sequence. Characters could be in a desperate race against the clock. Would also be a great underlying theme for a newscast, sportscast, or commercial.
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!
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.
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.
Brian Levering ** instrumental version **
Pop rock song that has an upbeat sound with just a touch of melancholy during the chorus. Features a great guitar solo!
Luke, Bo, Jesse, Daisy and Cooter taking a break from making moonshine to play a friendly game of stick ball in the field
A driving symphony of synthesizer that paints a picture of the final frontier. Begins as an almost weary and yearning whisper, and builds to a robotic spacey frenzy.
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 ..."
Yee-haw! A day at the County Fair. Breathe in and smell the beef brisket! Would also be a good soundbed for a sportscast or newscast when describing something comical.
Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Traditional background news theme feel.
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.
Uptempo finger-style guitar piece that has no bounds. Good for scenes where someone embarks on a journey to prove something to the world.
Jazzy and snazzy...Great backdrop for spy film/tv show ala "Burn Notice", or soundbed for CSI show montages while the forensic scientists run their tests!
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.
Driving fantasy rock a la Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Would work great in sci-fi or fantasy scenes. Great backdrop for technology related themes and sports highlights as well!
Schroeder from Charlie Brown plays a blues number while Snoopy struts his stuff
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Drum roll, Big Horns, Ding!
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial.Percussive treatment ala Lion King
This just in, here on Newsline 4, an exciting new musical piece that evokes feelings of curiosity and wonder is taking documentaries by storm! Back to you, Al!
Soft piano-led ballad. You can almost see soldiers returning to their families after a long time away from home.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Fantasy rock a la Jethro Tull, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Rush. Would be a dramatic backdrop for the opening of a program or news segment. Also, great for use in fantasy scenes or any scene that evokes a sense of wonder.
Scholarly sounding piano based piece with urgent rhythms and a soft refrain that honors all teachers. Knowledge is Power!
SM2 (Strange Symmetry) ** instrumental version **
Up tempo and fun acoustic guitar based song with a blues meets bluegrass feel to the leads and fills! We be jammin' on this one! Works for a variety of visual themes including love, relationships, travel, sports, vacations, or characters dating or getting to know each other. Also a nice backdrop for ad campaigns.
Wes Montgomery-esque jazz treatment. Gives the image of someone happily walking down the street, taking it all in on a beautiful day. Great backdrop for weather forecasts or radar now!
Serene piece with world-music flavors throughout.Has a gentle ebb and flow to it.
An orchestral theme with simple piano. Elegant, stylish, and graceful. Perfect for such scenes as a high class soiree.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Traditional national nightly news feel
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.
Joe Trojcak (Liquid Voltage)
Bass, drums, piano, and strings create a swirling, syncopated melody that is balanced with a tense soundscape that reminds you of scores from the 80s and early 90s.
Jazzy mood music with a very laid back feel. Ideal for setting a chill vibe in an indie flick or perhaps for the weather channel.
Learning has never been so alluring! Lose yourself in concentration as you're hypnotized by the computer animation!
Moody country song that looks back on the good times and better times of a love that has since faded. But the memories always remain...
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.
15 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Soft plucking strings layered with hand percussion,low horns, plus gentle triangle highlights.
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!
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Percussion, Strings, finished with Descending Horn
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Big boom and fading Horns.
Happy upbeat jazz tune. Sounds like Pat Metheny. Great for background music like The Weather Channel. And the extended forecast is...?
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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