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New Stock Music highlights for September 2017

We hope you're well and that you're working on some great projects. Here at Shockwave-Sound we have - as ever - been busy with developing new albums and tracks of Stock Music, now available for immediate licensing and download. Action Thriller, Vol. 8:...

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Royalty-Free Christmas Carols Choir

Anybody who's been working in media production for a while, whether it be TV commercials, corporate presentations, videos, greeting cards or what ever the platform, will know the feeling of working on a Christmas project in high summer. It feels a little odd, but...

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August 2017 new royalty-free music selections

It's been almost two months since the last time we sent out one of these newsletters, but that doesn't mean that we've been lazy. šŸ™‚ Okay, we took a couple of weeks of summer chill-out, but for the most part, we have been working on our music catalogue, in order to...

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Harnessing the Power of Sound: Behavior and Invention

Sound is a force of nature that has its own special and unique properties. It can used artistically to create music and soundscapes and is a vital part of human and animal communication, allowing us to develop language and literature, avoid danger, and express...

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Google Close Captions Sound Effects

Google, ever the inventors of new technology and the owners of YouTube.com, have broadened their work into the area of sound effects, specifically through the audio captioning on their YouTube network. Traditionally "closed captions," which provide text on the screen...

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The Inspiring and Musically Powerful World of DIY Instruments

What is a musical instrument? It is an object that creates sound for the purpose of creating music. The definition of  ā€œmusicā€ is a topic for another post, but for our purposes here letā€™s assume that we all know what music is, or at least have our own...

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Polish Folk Music focus at Shockwave-Sound.com

Polish folk music performers From the monumental Tatra Mountains in the south, through Lower Silesia on the west with its large number of medieval castles, Lesser Poland with the great City Of Cracow and Magic Wieliczka Salt Mine,  Lubelskie Region on the east...

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Incredible scenery from Norway set to our music

Talented and hard working videographer Jan Inge Larsen has produced an impressive nature video in 4K resolution, from the Helgeland district in the north of Norway. In this beautiful video you can see amazing northern lights and the beauty of the wide open landscapes...

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Three brand new, royalty-free Jazz music albums

Hi all, we are very happy to announce the release of three new Jazz albums today: Fresh Jazz, Vol. 5: 12 tracks of upbeat, feelgood jazz. Easy Jazz, Vol. 1: 11 tracks of laid back, breezy, pleasant jazz. Latin Jazz Vol. 1: 11 jazz tracks with a Miami / Cuban / Latin...

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10 Music Documentaries to Binge-Watch on a Free Weekend

Many films have been made about music and the rock ā€˜nā€™ roll lifestyle of those who produce it. Here we list, in no particular order, some of the best and most successful music documentaries to hit the screen, both big and small, over the last five decades. So pick a...

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“Super Condensed” track list now available

Hi all, today we are launching a new feature / improvement to our stock music website www.Shockwave-Sound.com: The Super condensed view. On any track listing (search result, genre browse, mood browse, etc.) you can now choose between the:...

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A couple of small improvements at Shockwave-Sound.com today

Hi all, today we have launched a couple of small upgrades / improvements to our music browsing process: In the list of music tracks, the "PLAY" button now changes to a "PAUSE" button for the currently playing track, so you can easily see which track is playing, and...

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Happy Birthday Song now available royalty-free

The Happy Birthday Song (Happy Birthday To You) is one of the most famous and most used, most sung compositions in contemporary history. Despite this, you haven't been able to find this song / melody as a royalty-free music download anywhere, until now. Why? Because...

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10 Unforgettable Electronic Movie Soundtracks

Most Hollywood films use orchestral arrangements in their scores to engage the audience and help express a wide range of emotions. But synthesisers and computer based music can offer an entirely new experience and enhance the film in many unpredictable ways. So hereā€™s...

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Dan Morrissey – special Artist feature

If you're a regular user of Shockwave-Sound.com you've probably seen the name Dan Morrissey (full name Daniel Peter Morrissey) mentioned as the artist and songwriter for many of our tracks. In fact, with 742 tracks in our database at the time of writing, Dan is...

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Copyrights and Wrongs

Is music plagiarism cut and dried or are there still ā€˜Blurred Linesā€™? Throughout the history of music there have been melodies, rhythms and lyrics that closely resemble existing compositions. So is it clear in the eyes of the law when homage, inspiration or musical...

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Focus on classical music this week

Good quality, royalty free classical music, is hard to come by. That's just a fact. Why? Because hiring an orchestra, with studio time and engineer, is extremely costly and time consuming. It's a process that requires meticulous planning and preparation and costs "a...

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Spotlight on our latest releases

Hi all, I wanted to take a few minutes this Friday afternoon to present our latest three CD-collections! Voyage is an amazing musical journey into strange worlds, somewhere between the distant past and the near future. This semi-orchestral, detailed and creative...

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Paypal trouble today

Dear customers/visitors, Paypal are experiencing problems with transactions today. Customers have been paying for goods and receiving payment receipt emails from Paypal, but the transactions are "lost" somewhere for several hours before we receive the money in our...

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New version of Shockwave-Sound.com launched today

Dear friends, users, visitors of Shockwave-Sound.com. This weekend we are launching the newly redesigned Shockwave-Sound website. We hope that you will enjoy using it. The new site features a slick, new design, more modern and perhaps more pleasing to the eye -...

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