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Motown’s music was crafted with an ear towards pop appeal. The record company specialized in a type of soul music it referred to with the trademark "The Motown Sound". The Motown Sound was typified by a number of characteristics: the use of tambourines to accent the back beat, prominent and often melodic electric bass guitar lines, distinctive melodic and chord structures, and a call and response singing style that originated in gospel music. In addition, pop production techniques such as the use of orchestral string sections, charted horn sections, and carefully arranged background vocals were also used. Complex arrangements and elaborate, melismatic vocal riffs were avoided.


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DOIN NOTHIN - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. Funky, soulful, laidback track with the sound of Motown. Easy going downtown Detroit spirit. Nice and chilled summer time groove. Works well for lounge, chilling out, a cool and funky lifestyle, corporate videos, branding, ad campaigns, sports, news, documentaries, film, television, etc. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707477 2:15 Medium 120 USD $74.95  
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707475 2:15 Medium 120 USD $74.95  
60sec - RnB, Motown
707474 0:59 Medium 120 USD $54.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
707473 0:33 Medium 120 USD $37.95  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707476 0:05 Medium 120 USD $4.95  


COCKTAIL DANCE (FULL) - (by Hanjo Gabler)  Year: 2015
Hanjo Gabler Good mood and perfect track for lifestyle corporate video or flash animations. Have a listen to this handmade oldschool funk. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available  
704999 1:43 Med Slow 95 USD $59.95  


BIG MAN D&B - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2014
Eric Bolvin Retro groover takes you back to the happy 1960's, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
672555 1:49 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track A - RnB, Motown
672553 0:15 Med Slow 92 USD $7.95  
Full Track B - RnB, Motown
672554 0:30 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track C - RnB, Motown
672557 1:49 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track D - RnB, Motown
672558 0:08 Med Slow 92 USD $5.95  
Full Track E - RnB, Motown
672556 1:49 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track F - RnB, Motown
672559 1:49 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  


TRAIN ME BAD - MIX 1 - (by Blazznet Productions)  Year: 2008
Blazznet Productions Classic uptempo piece with rock drums and honky tonk piano underpinned by a vocoder line and fingered bass. A defined drum intro and sudden end stop, perfect for your media background sound, presentation, flash, video project, DVD, web page music or short advert segment. Fun, fast and sassy! Instrumental, Rock, Art Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Rock, Art Rock
374881 0:46 Medium 120 USD $50.95  
Loop (main theme loop) - RnB, RnB Pop
375479 0:16 Medium 120 USD $34.95  
Stinger A (definite end) - News, News Breakthroughs
401525 0:17 Medium 120 USD $48.95  
Stinger B (organ riff end drum) - RnB, Motown
375482 0:04 Medium 120 USD $21.95  
Stinger C (piano glide end drum) - RnB, Motown
375481 0:04 Medium 120 USD $21.95  
Loop A (modulation) - Sports, Sports Energizing Music
401524 0:16 Medium 120 USD $34.95  
Loop B (main theme with end) - Action, Intense RnB
375480 0:18 Medium 120 USD $58.95  


MOTOR CITY CRUISERS - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. Standing on the sideline watching the Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic cars. Great for muzak, spa, meditation, adult contemporary, relaxing, easy listening, car commercials, infomercials, spa, lifestyle etc. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707482 2:08 Med Slow 87 USD $74.95  
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707480 2:07 Med Slow 87 USD $74.95  
60sec - RnB, Motown
707479 1:04 Med Slow 87 USD $67.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
707478 0:32 Med Slow 87 USD $37.95  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707481 0:06 Med Slow 87 USD $8.95  


TREAT HER RIGHT - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. A retro-soul classic Motown groove. Smooth bassline coupled with horn section reminiscent of the late 60's. Great for capturing the viewers attention with a feel good factor. Suitable for corporate projects, food, fashion, party scenes or any other projects that needs soulful happy music. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707497 2:10 Med Slow 102 USD $74.95  
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707495 2:10 Med Slow 102 USD $74.95  
60sec - RnB, Motown
707494 1:04 Med Slow 102 USD $67.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
707493 0:35 Med Slow 102 USD $37.95  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707496 0:08 Med Slow 102 USD $10.95  


THIS I KNOW - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. This track has an authentic vibe and feel of the golden era of Motown, highlighted with a soul filled horn section. Creates an optimistic and happy feel. Party, Celebration, Good-Times, Chilling with the one you love, Vintage, 60s, 70's. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707492 2:08 Medium 110 USD $74.95  
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707490 2:08 Medium 110 USD $74.95  
60sec - RnB, Motown
707489 1:04 Medium 110 USD $67.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
707488 0:34 Medium 110 USD $37.95  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707491 0:08 Medium 110 USD $10.95  


MOTOWN MAN - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2015
Eric Bolvin Authentic Motown groover features full horn section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
769179 1:17 Med Slow 92 USD $67.95  
Full Track A - RnB, Motown
769175 1:16 Med Slow 92 USD $67.95  
Full Track B - RnB, Motown
769178 0:07 Med Slow 92 USD $10.95  
Full Track C - RnB, Motown
769176 1:17 Med Slow 92 USD $67.95  
Full Track D - RnB, Motown
769177 1:16 Med Slow 92 USD $67.95  
Full Track E - RnB, Motown
769174 0:30 Med Slow 92 USD $31.95  
Full Track F - RnB, Motown
769173 0:15 Med Slow 92 USD $15.95  


STEPPIN OUT TONIGHT - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. Smooth soulful Motown tune with 60's organ, horns and syncopated handclaps. Groovy R&B style backing. Would work well under dialog for soaps, luxury items, infomercials, corporate events, phone on hold, HGTV, Food Network, Style channel or various multimedia projects. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707487 2:08 Medium 110 USD $104.95  
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707485 2:08 Medium 110 USD $104.95  
60sec - RnB, Motown
707484 1:02 Medium 110 USD $94.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
707483 0:34 Medium 110 USD $52.95  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707486 0:06 Medium 110 USD $12.95  


INTRO 6 -RNB - (by Mike Kinzie)  Year: 2011
Mike Kinzie Up beat Motown flavoured RnB intro featuring Big Band. Bold brass and funky groove make this perfect as an introduction or opener for presentations, awards and other special events. Accompanying loop allows for walk on/offs. Can also be used as background or beds to radio or TV commercial spots. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - RnB, Motown
517977 0:50 Med Fast 145 USD $65.95  
Loop - RnB, Motown
517978 0:27 Med Fast 145 USD $46.95  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
534935 0:15 Med Fast 145 USD $15.95  


SHAKE IT (VOCAL VERSION) - (by Dan Gautreau)  Year: 2011
Dan Gautreau Vocal pop / soul / RnB that has a certain 1960's-1970's sound but really is also very much up to date and could just as well be a radio hit today. Very bouncy and joyful with a super catchy chorus. Think Motown meets today's feelgood pop acts and boy bands. Features a real live brass section! Als, Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
548899 2:18 Med Fast 134 USD $97.95  


DETROIT STROLL - (by Aaron Saloman)  Year: 2013
Aaron Saloman A groovy, swaggering funk tune. Funky drums and classic electric guitar anchored by deep and punchy Motown-style bass. Great for strolling through a neighbourhood. Lots of stops and starts that could work for comedic effect. This track has a timeless city feel. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
615715 1:10 Med Slow 100 USD $88.95  


POP SOUL (60SEC) - (by Marc Filmer)  Year: 2012
Marc Filmer Authentic sounding retro pop-soul, with fab bouncing tambourine/handclap percussion and cowbell. Other featured instruments include 60's bass and drum sounds double-tracked Baritone (Bass) Sax, twin-tracked pop-brass trumpets, piano, retro organ and orch chimes (church bells). Cheerful and catchy! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown  
511605 1:01 Fast 160 USD $95.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown  
511629 0:31 Fast 160 USD $38.95  
15sec - RnB, Motown  
511630 0:16 Fast 160 USD $19.95  


ROLLING HOHNER - (by Aricorder)  Year: 2011
Aricorder Back to Motown in the late 60's with an modern touch. A Down and Dirty Neo soul tune in the vein of D'angelo, Maxwell, Prince and Sly Stone. A hip beat featuring a lead Hohner Piano T. Elegant music for making love, slow dancing, promos of elegant fashion, romantic productions. instrumental, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
484250 1:34 Medium 112 USD $89.95  
Variation (without drums) - RnB, Motown
485268 1:34 Medium 112 USD $89.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
485267 0:32 Medium 112 USD $45.95  


TINY POCKET - 60 SEC - (by Rudy Pusateri)  Year: 2011
Rudy Pusateri Motown drum style, acoustic guitars, rhode riffs and some brass stabs. Catchy and fun, perfect for the entry of a VIP in a talkshow or general Daytime TV. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown
469629 1:00 Med Slow 100 USD $65.95  
Loop A - RnB, Motown
469632 0:28 Medium 123 USD $38.95  
Loop B - RnB, Motown
469630 0:57 Medium 123 USD $65.95  
Loop C - RnB, Motown
469631 0:57 Med Slow 100 USD $65.95  


FUNKY BABY - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2010
Ethereal Motion A fun funk instrumental song with real horn sections and groovy tenor sax melody. Real drums and guitars make this a fresh sound for any corporate or film background. Cool grooves make for a fun and funky song. An updated Motown feel! Motown meets disco! Sounds like K. C and the Sunshine Band. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
388126 2:42 Medium 110 USD $129.95  


MOTOR CITY - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2011
Jeremy Sherman Motown type instrumental soul groove, with a flavor of the 1970's and 80's. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
520796 2:37 Med Fast 140 USD $100.95  
Loop - RnB, Motown
520795 0:35 Med Fast 140 USD $49.95  
60sec - RnB, Motown
520794 1:01 Med Fast 140 USD $71.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
520793 0:33 Med Fast 140 USD $49.95  


WONDERFUL NEW LIFE - (by Tim Byrd)  Year: 2011
Tim Byrd Happy chipper song expressing how waking up everyday is a wonderful new life. With an infectious Motown clap and a rhythmic piano and bass line, this will be great for any uplifting commercial. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown
518922 1:12 Med Fast 135 USD $81.95  
30sec (Vocals) - RnB, Motown
521012 0:33 Med Fast 135 USD $45.95  


IN THE SHADOWS - (by Jack Wyles)  Year: 2012
Jack Wyles From the soulful and haunting alto sax, sparse guitar and electric piano voicings, to the Motown-like strings and grooving bass/drums, this is a mysterious night time journey through alleys and dimly lit street corners. The lost soul or troubled spirit looking for some solace in the urban night. Instrumental, RnB, Smooth Soul
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Smooth Soul
574530 4:26 Med Slow 86 USD $146.95  
Variation A (No Saxophone) - RnB, Motown
574533 4:25 Med Slow 86 USD $146.95  
Variation B (1:30 No Sax Edit) - RnB, Motown
574534 1:31 Med Slow 86 USD $82.95  
Variation C (25 Second No Sax Edit) - RnB, Motown
574535 0:25 Med Slow 86 USD $35.95  


HAPPY SIXTIES IS12 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2014
Image Sounds Dynamic, expectant Rock Track with playful e-piano, cool drum groove, decent e-guitar and bassline. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
664580 2:25 Medium 120 USD $44.95  


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