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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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GOOD TIMES - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2014
Ethereal Motion Good time retro sounding instrumental that captures the classic Motown sound of the 60s. Real drums and bass, real horn section, sprite piano and groovy tenor sax melody. Lots of great effervescent flavor and vibe. Happy doo wop sound with a soulful groove from start to finish, with lots of swagger. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15 Mixes Available
638545 1:23 Medium 120 USD $89.95  


IVORY TOWER - (by Malaya Blue)  Year: 2013
Malaya Blue An exciting fusion of Motown style Pop, and 1960's influenced Rock. Shades of Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through The Grapevine', with a little Supertramp and a touch of Eric Clapton guitar. Features a passionate female vocal. Works well for background music in a bar, club, or playing on a car stereo, Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
639033 3:26 Med Slow 100 USD $121.95  
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown
630599 3:28 Med Slow 100 USD $123.95  


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  


MOTOR CITY - (by Quarterstep Productions)  Year: 2011
Quarterstep Productions Sound of motown around 60's era with a bright twangy guitar, horn section, and walking bass rhythm section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown
506476 1:01 Med Fast 132 USD $54.95  


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  
60sec - RnB, Motown
520794 1:01 Med Fast 140 USD $71.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
520793 0:33 Med Fast 140 USD $49.95  
Loop - RnB, Motown
520795 0:35 Med Fast 140 USD $49.95  


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  


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
672559 1:49 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track B - RnB, Motown
672553 0:15 Med Slow 92 USD $7.95  
Full Track C - RnB, Motown
672554 0:30 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track D - RnB, Motown
672556 1:49 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track E - RnB, Motown
672557 1:49 Med Slow 92 USD $74.95  
Full Track F - RnB, Motown
672558 0:08 Med Slow 92 USD $5.95  


DOES YOUR MAMA KNOW (YOU TALK LIKE THAT) - (by Chris Cooke)  Year: 2012
Chris Cooke This song is an R&B song that tips it's hat to the classic Motown sound. The vocal performance is in the style of Aretha Franklin and absolutely kicks! Soulful is the only word to say about that! A full horn section, driving funky bass line, and a chorus so catchy you'll sing it all day! Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
529225 3:08 Medium 121 USD $95.95  
Variation - RnB, Motown
529231 3:08 Medium 121 USD $1,341.45  


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  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
534935 0:15 Med Fast 145 USD $15.95  
Loop - RnB, Motown
517978 0:27 Med Fast 145 USD $46.95  


COME TOGETHER - (by Erwin Steijlen)  Year: 2015
Erwin Steijlen A happy and positive song about fun and reaching out to anyone of all the walks of life, just feel good and the limit is the sky. A great real bandrecording, superb basspart and wonderfully sung by miss Dewi Pechler. My ode to Pharrell's Happy.. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
739882 3:10 Fast 160 USD $449.95  


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  


THAT GIRL AIN'T NO LADY, SHE'S JUST THE GIRL I USED TO LOVE - (by Felix Linden)  Year: 2012
Felix Linden This is GUMBO. Reggae, Rock, Pop and R/B. Hard driving, but oh so smooth of a groove about a guy's memories of his girl who wasn't a lady. Is that guitar Hendrix or Memorex? Congas are on fire and really heat this one up. Male vocals and the smooothest background. Romantic breakup. Infectious hook. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
540352 3:38 Med Slow 94 USD $144.95  


SOUL PARTY - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2017
Jive Ass Sleepers Upbeat, groovy, 60's Soul with horns, organ, piano and a badass breakbeat. Great for fun and retro themed scenes, commercials, films and documentaries. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
840635 2:58 Med Fast 145 USD $175.95  
Bed - RnB, Motown
840643 2:58 Med Fast 145 USD $175.95  


REACH OUT (60SEC) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2013
Alec Makinson Good time, feelgood pop, with a Motown Detroit soul flavour. Upbeat, happy & groovy big sound underscore. Great for radio & television commercials for wholesome, friendly services and products. Features strong rhythmc piano, drum kit, electric guitar & brass section punctuations. Various mixes, Instrumental, RnB, Soul music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (60sec commercial) - RnB, Soul music
578955 1:01 Med Fast 133 USD $71.95  
30sec A (30sec commercial) - Pop, Pop Music
578970 0:31 Med Fast 133 USD $41.95  
30sec B (30sec underscore) - RnB, Philly Soul
578973 0:30 Med Fast 133 USD $41.95  
Variation (60sec underscore) - RnB, Motown
578966 1:01 Med Fast 133 USD $71.95  


JUKEBOX SOUL - (by Prizm Prime)  Year: 2013
Prizm Prime Super smooth Mowtown soul with sugary electric piano, retro electric guitar and full horn section! This is butta! Fun & FUNKY! Great for fashion shows, cooking shows, travel channel specials, after school drams, indie film soundtracks, on-hold music, corporate office music, and so much more! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
614448 3:21 Medium 116 USD $95.95  


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  
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  
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707490 2:08 Medium 110 USD $74.95  


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
769173 0:15 Med Slow 92 USD $15.95  
Full Track B - RnB, Motown
769174 0:30 Med Slow 92 USD $31.95  
Full Track C - RnB, Motown
769175 1:16 Med Slow 92 USD $67.95  
Full Track D - RnB, Motown
769176 1:17 Med Slow 92 USD $67.95  
Full Track E - RnB, Motown
769177 1:16 Med Slow 92 USD $67.95  
Full Track F - RnB, Motown
769178 0:07 Med Slow 92 USD $10.95  


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
469630 0:57 Medium 123 USD $65.95  
Loop B - RnB, Motown
469631 0:57 Med Slow 100 USD $65.95  
Loop C - RnB, Motown
469632 0:28 Medium 123 USD $38.95  


MOTOWN AT DIONNE'S - (by Joseph Velasquez II)  Year: 2011
Joseph Velasquez II Motown feeling sounds like the Spinners Ray Charles a little bit of Stevie Wonder. This track is perfect for a bank/ financial commercial, also could sound good in a reality show or possibly an AT&T commercial some kind of ad that has to do with connecting to the web. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
464978 1:39 Medium 120 USD $95.95  


OLD TIME FUN - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2014
Ethereal Motion Big and grandiose production that captures the classic Motown sound of the 60s and 70s. Huge and roomy drums, real horn section, groovy percussion, solid bass and flowing tenor sax melody. Lots of great effervescent flavor and vibe. Happy sound with a soulful groove all the way through. Real horns. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
638366 2:47 Medium 112 USD $63.95  


SIDE BY SIDE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2016
Gary Wolk A slow, retro sounding R&B instrumental track. A little Motown, Memphis, and Muscle Shoals put together. It features drums, bass, electric piano, electric guitars, and strings. No melody, so it would work well as a music bed, or background source music. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
780636 3:46 Med Slow 80 USD $99.95  


URBAN HISTORY - DETROIT REBELS - (by Davor Devcic)  Year: 2013
Davor Devcic From Stax to Motown - this little soul underscore is a perfect sountrack for 1960's urban culture and development of R&B music. Soul Funk fusion as a begining of funk, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown  
626134 1:10 Medium 120 USD $57.95  


SOUNDS OF HITSVILLE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2016
Gary Wolk This track was inspired by the sounds coming out of the studio on W. Grand Ave. in Detroit called “Hitsville USA” in the 1960s. The Funk Brothers and Motown Records. It features drums, bass, piano, vibes, guitars, baritone sax, and horn section. Very feel-good music and upbeat with that retro sound. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
785469 2:07 Medium 125 USD $89.95  


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  
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  
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707485 2:08 Medium 110 USD $104.95  


INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOY - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2015
Jive Ass Sleepers Groovy 60s inspired Easy Listening meets Funk. Features kitsch vintage organ, horn section, piano, strings, drums and bass. Classic retro theme with moments of fun, tension and soul. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
726918 1:42 Medium 114 USD $147.56  


WONDERFUL - (by Right Track)  Year: 2012
Right Track Great pop-reggae groove. Vocal version features singer Linda Hall. Lyric states "it must be wonderful to be in love". Nice soprano sax improvisation also gives the track a jazzy feel. Vocal version could be used for "looking for relationship"situations. Backing track has a real feelgood vibe. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
536297 4:02 Fast 164 USD $97.95  
Variation (Backing Track-Instru) - Pop, Easy Listening
536302 4:03 Fast 166 USD $148.95  


WEST GRAND - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2015
Gary Wolk West Grand Avenue in Detroit was home to “Hitsville, USA” where the Motown sound of the 1960s was born. The Funk Brothers were the musicians who helped make that legendary sound. This instrumental track has that retro Motown sound. It features drums, bass, piano, vibes, electric guitars and horns. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
708298 1:49 Medium 125 USD $44.95  


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  


MOTOWN MEMORIES - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2014
Jive Ass Sleepers Head back to the heyday of artists like Marvin Gaye, the Supremes and Stevie Wonder with this feel-good 60s inspired Motown track. Great for any project in need of some fun, retro and soulful music. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
696096 2:19 Medium 120 USD $123.26  
Bed (No Melody) - RnB, Motown
696104 2:19 Medium 120 USD $123.26  


DOWN YOUR STREET - (by Charlie DeYoung)  Year: 2013
Charlie DeYoung Straight forward upbeat rocking instrumental reminiscent of early B. Springsteen/E Street Band/ Clarence Clemons. Would work well with any upbeat/carefree/happy scene in Film/TV/Commercial. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
701088 2:16 Medium 124 USD $251.95  


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