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List of Ideas for Your Next Music Licensing Album

This will be a fun one. Often times we don't know what style of music to write next. Today I'm creating a list of musical styles and moods that you can use as a springboard/reference when you need new ideas. I hope this inspires you to create something great!


  • Dark tension

  • Minimal tension

  • Electronic tension

  • Pop

  • K Pop

  • EDM

  • Indie Rock

  • Punk

  • Rock

  • Metal

  • Industrial

  • Blues

  • Bluegrass

  • Western

  • Southern Rock

  • Sunny Acoustic

  • Trailer

  • Minimal (anything)

  • Kitsch

  • Dramedy

  • Comedy

  • Drama

  • Funk

  • String Underscore

  • Acoustic Underscore

  • String quartet

  • Crime drama

  • Happy ukulele

  • Kids Music

  • Classical

  • Latin

  • African

  • Sports Music

  • Sports Rock

  • Electro Sports

  • Country

  • Country Underscore

  • Surf Rock

  • Epic

  • Epic Sports

  • Epic Orchestral

  • Orchestral

  • Irish/Celtic

  • Happy

  • Sad

  • Evil

  • Uplifting

  • Corporate

  • Technology Commercial

  • Lo Fi

  • Hawaiian

  • Edgy

  • Relaxing

  • Secret agent/spy

  • Fashion

  • Jazz

  • Droning

  • 70s

  • 80s

  • 90s

  • Rock N' Roll

  • Commercial Rock

  • Commercial Pop

  • Reggae

  • Reggaetón

  • Dreamy

  • Hypnotic

  • Alternative

  • Fast/Racing

  • Featured Instrument

  • Kids Commercial

  • Trailer Rock

  • Swagger

  • Spacey

  • Haunting

  • Period Drama

  • Ska

  • High Energy

  • Folk

  • Folk Pop

  • Cinematic

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Trap

  • House

  • Dubstep

  • Pastoral

  • Luxury

  • Soundscapes

  • Quirky

  • Seductive

  • Percussion

  • Tropical

  • R&B

  • Cooking Show

  • Hip Hop

  • Rap

  • Jamaican

  • Futuristic

  • Adventure

  • Video game

  • Retro

  • Patriotic

  • Romance

  • Nature show

  • Investigative

  • Soul



Albums can be instrumentation-based, mood-based, ethnicity-based, style-based, etc. There is no limit to the ideas you can come up with. Get creative and try stepping outside your comfort zone. You may be surprised what you can come up with!


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