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Music to not concentrate to

I need music to fill up the background while I write. I'm currently working on a novel and I'm looking for recommendations of artists, albums, or online radio I could have going in my headphones to help me focus on the work. [more inside]
posted by billybunny on Jul 13, 2014 - 34 answers

Tenor who sings (too briefly) in The Red Shoes (1948)?

In the 1948 movie The Red Shoes, there is a scene (search YouTube for "Vicky Page is offerred her first lead role"; about 45 seconds into the clip) where Victoria Page ascends the stairs to Lermontov's villa. In the background is a view of the Mediterranean and the sound of an Italian tenor singing to orchestral accompaniment. Can anyone identify singer (and song)?
posted by RichardS on Feb 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Subtle creepy strings.

It's time to play your favorite (maybe) Ask Metafilter game: recommend music for a specific purpose! Bonus difficulty: the specificity is really specific! [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Sep 6, 2012 - 23 answers

Help ID this classical music on Radiolab's "Loops" episode

What's the classical piece in the background of the Radiolab "Loops" episode's segment on Gödel? [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on Oct 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Sources of Free Downloadable Instrumental Music that's Okay for Commercial Broadcast?

Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 6, 2010 - 2 answers

unsettling ambient music?

Looking for something along the lines of the theme to the movie Halloween, the Dark Knight Soundtrack or the background music to this amazing commercial [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Apr 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Upbeat instrumental, piano or string music?

Please help me find other songs that have a similar sound to the first 30 seconds of Vampire Weekend's M79. [more inside]
posted by Andy's Gross Wart on Mar 21, 2009 - 8 answers

ID song from "iPhone in the enterprise" video?

What is the song used in the background of Apple's iPhone in the enterprise video? [more inside]
posted by Asymptote on Jun 9, 2008 - 3 answers

License-Free Background Music

I'm looking for free and license-free background music. [more inside]
posted by davereed on Mar 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Hint: It's not Santino's jam

Lots of people have asked about finding songs played during television advertisements, but what about figuring out what song was played during a Bryant Park Fashion Week show last week? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Feb 8, 2007 - 7 answers

1970's Educational Film Background Music

Background music for a 1970's-style educational filmstrip? [more inside]
posted by still on Nov 5, 2005 - 7 answers

How to find cliche background music that sounds like fake old TV commercials

Audio Production filter: I'm looking for background music for an audio project. The problem is, I don't know how to describe it. It's what I would call '1950's americana marketing music' or maybe 'bouncy happy super-retro cliche music'. See inside for a link to an example... [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Aug 20, 2005 - 19 answers

Any suggestions for mellow instrumental background music for family videos and/or biographies?

I'm looking for good background music for videos that I'm editing together of family stuff, and later for personal biographies that I might do for people. I have only a tiny repertoire, and I can't use the same music for every family video. I'm thinking instrumental with a mellow vibe. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by beth on Dec 14, 2003 - 15 answers

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