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Hey there!

Welcome to our new site!  The brother and sister monks have been working hard to put all the pipes in place and we have a new system behind the scenes.

If you find anything wonky or broken, please reach out to me.  I promise I won’t punish the monk in charge of the systems too harshly.  Maybe just some gruel for a week!

Musically yours,

The Head Monk

P.S. If you’re new here, this site has been offering high quality,  independent, royalty free music since 2004.  Heck that’s before we even had smartphones!  Take a look at our START HERE page for tips.

Andrew Ingkavet

The Head Monk/Founder, 300 Monks

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    02 Relaxing

    Flowing. Smooth. Soft and Delicate. Instrumental Rock Music Pop Rock. Coldplay meets the Eagles.<br/>
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    08 Marcin Jam

    Funky Tower of Power style groove.

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    09 Rocket To The Stars

    Vibey minimalist techno a la Kraftwerk Moby 808state.

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    09_Air Guitar

    Composer: Aviation Weather

    Instrumental Ambient Rock

    KEYWORDS:Drama, Chase, Action, The Black Angels, Mogwai, Trailer

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    1000 Things

    Composer: Dave Tough<p>Country/rock uptempo song about living life to the fullest. Similar to Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus.<br/>
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    <p>KEYWORDS:rebellious, fun, energetic, determined, confident, active, ambitious, travel, dreams, female vocal, electric guitar, drums, restless, adventure, bucket list, optimistic, bright

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    1910 France

    Composer/Producer: Keychain
    Piano, violin and cello, calm nocturnal and reflective

    KEYWORDS:piano, violin, cello, french, romantic, impressionism, slow tempo

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    1910 France 2

    Composer/Producer: Keychain
    Piano, violin and cello, calm, somewhat dramatic impressionistic style.

    KEYWORDS:piano, violin, cello, french, romantic, impressionism, slow tempo

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    1910 France 3

    Composer/Producer: Keychain
    Piano, violin and cello, passionate, romantic and moving

    KEYWORDS:piano, violin, cello, french, romantic, impressionism, slow tempo

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    20000 light years-Kristjan Bild

    Artist/Composer: Kristjan Bild<br>This is dreamy chill house track with an ambient intro and build up, features spacey sounds and and chill bass line, cool synths and catchy chords, sounds like sander kleinenberg and tiesto.<br/>
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    <p>KEYWORDS:House, dance, Progressive, dreamy beat, ambient build up, backround music, spacey, fashion video, car driving, melodic synths, medium tempo, chill house, Tiesto, Kleinenberg, uplifting, atmospheric, light, mellow, montage music, ibiza, soaring

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    67 Chill

    Sexy Latin vibe with a warm chill-out feel. Bright and positive melody.

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    67 Chill – 10 Second Edit

    10 second Edit. Sexy Latin vibe with a warm chill-out feel. Bright and positive melody.

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    67 Chill – 30 Second Edit

    30 Second Edit. Sexy Latin vibe with a warm chill-out feel. Bright and positive melody.

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Selected by humans, no algorithms here.

Music That Tells Stories

Emotion-soaked music that tells stories.

Instant Downloads

Licensing from $37

Easy Licensing

4 options – based on how you use our music.

Web-Only License

Web sites, videos and streaming
  • Unlimited use in a single project
  • Web Video like YouTube, Vimeo and websites
  • Video advertising including banner ads, or popups or any other video use for advertising
  • Online Wedding films and videos
  • Online Slide shows, Powerpoint, Slideshare and Keynote presentations
  • For further details see the full license.

Mass Duplication

Physical and Digital Copies
  • Single project in perpetuity
  • up to 10,000 copies
  • Audio books
  • DVDs, CD-ROMS, and other storage media
  • Paid Apps and games such as IOS, Android
  • Software
  • For further details see the full license.

All Other

TV/Broadcast and All Other Uses
  • Please call to discuss your specific needs and terms.
  • For further details see the full license.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Comments from real life customers over the last 10 years!

“The advantage of working with 300 Monks is that you have a wide range of composers with different specialities to choose from which makes for great speed and efficiency for your project.”

John Young

Draft-FCB NY

“Your Services Kick Ass”

Your site is great (fair prices and easy to use) I will go nowhere but your site for all of my music clip needs (period) (I hope you crush your competition) KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK VERY, VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER

M.P. Zorn

I would like to thank you for all your help in getting “my” music. I was a bit nervous after purchasing the music and not being able to download it , yet your quick respond to my problem was very much appreciated. Once again, THANK YOU !

– Dana R – Ontario, Canada

Dana R.

“This music is awesome. If I have to hear one more (Competitor’s Name withheld) track, I think I’m going to throw up!”

Neely Catignani

Red Pepper

“First, I want to say THANKS for a great website. I’m a director-producer and I’m always looking for great tracks for projects that I’m doing. Your music is fantastic”

Ann-Marie McHugh

Director/Producer, Quincy Films and Media

“Andrew’s expansive knowledge on film, television, multimedia, and advertising blows you away, and thus makes his compositions extremely relevant and evocative. I will definitely be working with Andrew again in the future.”

David Huston

Sound Engineer, MTV Networks

I uploaded a few videos on you tube with your great music. Just to let you know because you told me that you could link them in your web. Thanks a lot and congratulations for your site. For me, a writer for young-adult poetry and novels is awasome find the right music!!
The only think is that there are not in english… I wish you like them!!

Thanks again for all,
Nuria Alberti

“Working with Andrew was a pleasure. Our creative team had a very specific theme in mind and the music and sound design he produced was thematically consistent and very close to our needs, right off the bat. Subsequent tweaks were turned around quickly and intelligently.”

Eoin McGrath

Producer, Digitas

“Andrew worked with us to find the right score for our animation by giving us a variety of options from talented composers. His turn around time was also impressive.” – Veena Rao, DraftFCB NY

Veena Rao

Producer, Draft-FCB

Frequently Asked Questions

Who uses 300 Monks?

We are an online music library used by Creative Professionals such as



Video Producers

Web Video Producers

Wedding Photographers/Videographers

Marketing Managers


Student Filmmakers

Powerpoint Presentation Creators

and many more.



What is Royalty Free Music?

You are paying for permission to use our music in your project.


Extra Details For Those Who Need To Know Everything:

We can sometimes earn extra money paid by broadcast networks if our music gets placed on television or radio in the USA and additionally in theatrical release in most other territories.

This is not something that you will have to pay extra for as a producer, director, web designer, advertiser, etc. It’s handled by organizations called Performing Rights Societies and inlude ASCAP, BMI and SESAC in the USA. In most other countries there is only one society. For example in Germany it’s GEMA. In the UK it’s PRS.

What makes your music different?

All of our music has been hand-selected for dramatic possibilities. Not every piece of music is appropriate to accompany visual storytelling.

How long can I use the music I purchase here?

After payment, your license entitles you to use the music in perpetuity.  In other words, forever.

You may NOT redistribute or sell or lend or loan the music to anyone else including clients, employers or colleagues, nor can you use it alone apart from a visual medium.

You do not own the music, it is licensed to you. Please review the complete licensing agreement. If you need a multi-user license, or a multi-project license,  please contact us.


How do I pay for the music?

Add your track to the cart and you will guided to the Checkout Page.

You can then pay with a credit card, or PayPal.

Then, click on your download link and receive your music in a zipped file.


What if I need an invoice for payment by my client?

Contact us for invoiced payment instead.

Do I have to credit 300 Monks in my project?

For most uses, it is not required but would be wonderful.  You may also want to link to us and may want to say something like “Music by 300 Monks.”  We love to give your work publicity too and may even feature it on our site.

For Broadcast, you will need to include “Music by 300 Monks.”




Where does the name 300 Monks come from?

Well, we are NOT a religious organization, and NO we are NOT really monks.

What we are is:

A brotherhood (and sisterhood) of talented Composers, Producers, and Artists living all over the world coming together to make music for moving images.

We just love the idea of a mystical temple somewhere in the forest where 300 people are making music for films, videos, etc.  If we had George Lucas on our side, maybe we could do that one day…

Can I use these sounds and music to create new music to sell?

No. Absolutely not. The license agreement specifically prohibits the use of this music apart from a visual production. This is music for picture.

Why can't I hear the music?

Why can’t I hear the preview music or sound effects?

This is usually one of the following:

  • Did you turn the volume of your computer on?
  • External speakers plugged in and on?
  • Did you plug in your headphones?
  • Do have an old browser that will not accept HTML5?
    (This is not common.  If your machine is bought in the last 7 years or so, you should have it already.)


Where are you located?

We’re based in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.

How long has 300 Monks been in business?

The company as it now stands was started in 2004. Before that it was a single composer’s website.


What About Refunds?


There are NO REFUNDS for any purchases.  Please use the preview files to confirm selection before you purchase.  For full terms and conditions, see our licensing overview page.

What Is The Best Way To Reach Customer Service?


The best way to contact us is via the contact page.

However, you can also call us by telephone.  Note, we are based in New York City, (Eastern Time Zone -5 GMT) and are available by phone (001-347- 788-1175) between the hours of 10am and 5pm Monday through Friday.  If you do not reach us, please leave us a brief message and we will call you back.

Can I submit some music to sell here?

Please see our submission page.


Got A Question?

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

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