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


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   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707489 1:04 Medium 110   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707488 0:34 Medium 110   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707490 2:08 Medium 110   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707491 0:08 Medium 110   


MO TOWN - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2010
Gary Wolk The sound of Motown records made at Hitsville USA in Detroit. This track has elements of the hey day of the label. Using multiple guitars, organ, piano, vibes, horns and more. This track would fit any documentary or film about Detroit in that era. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
420464 3:42 Medium 120   


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   
30sec - RnB, Motown  
511629 0:31 Fast 160   
15sec - RnB, Motown  
511630 0:16 Fast 160   


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   


OLDER MOOD - (by Michiel van Zundert)  Year: 2009
Michiel van Zundert Great 60's Motown sound-a-like, instrumental full song, plenty of room for voice-overs, ideal track for tv show, happy mood! Lots of horns, woodwinds and strings make this a feel good track, very authentic! ! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown  
437812 5:15 Med Slow 94   


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   


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   


LOOK WHAT YOU DID - (by Masterwerks R&B)  Year: 2013
Masterwerks R&B Blue eyed retro soul, that's what it is... positive up and stays that way. Great for product launch, radio, branding and in store play. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Vocal/Pop Mix) - RnB, Motown
701068 3:11 Medium 112   
Full Track ((Vocal Hd)) - RnB, 1970's Vintage RnB
653606 3:28 Medium 112   


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   
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown
630599 3:28 Med Slow 100   


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


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   


MARVIN'S VINEYARD - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2010
Gary Wolk Back to Motown in the late 60's. As the title implies this is based on the Marvin Gaye treatment of "Heard it Through the Grapevine". Same instrumentation with a bit more of an edge. Wurlitzer electric piano, bass, drums, guitar, french horn and strings. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
424916 3:45 Medium 110   


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   


ROLLING HOHNER - (by Ariel Polenta)  Year: 2011
Ariel Polenta 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   
30sec - RnB, Motown
485267 0:32 Medium 112   
Variation (without drums) - RnB, Motown
485268 1:34 Medium 112   


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 0:49 Med Fast 145   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
534935 0:15 Med Fast 145   
Loop - RnB, Motown
517978 0:27 Med Fast 145   


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   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707484 1:02 Medium 110   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707483 0:34 Medium 110   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707485 2:08 Medium 110   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707486 0:06 Medium 110   


HITSVILLE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2011
Gary Wolk Hitsville USA was the name given to the Motown Studios in Detroit. This instrumental track will take you back to the heyday of Motown Records, with a heavy backbeat, horns, guitars, bass, guitars, vibes, organ and full horn section. Great upbeat feel, and authentic sound to the time. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
474068 3:07 Medium 120   


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   


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   
30sec A (30sec commercial) - Pop, Pop Music
578970 0:31 Med Fast 133   
30sec B (30sec underscore) - RnB, Philly Soul
578973 0:30 Med Fast 133   
Variation (60sec underscore) - RnB, Motown
578966 1:01 Med Fast 133   


MOTOWN CITY - (by Benny Hawes)  Year: 2011
Benny Hawes Fast, fluid and authentic Motown Track with all the sounds you would expect. Rich Hammond Organs, Stabbing Brass, Rythmic Piano and a great melody to go with it. Motown City is a soulful, upbeat and happy track that is perfect for any Motown spot. It's lots of fun and has an infectious tone to it! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
465030 3:44 Very Fast 200   


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   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707474 0:59 Medium 120   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707473 0:33 Medium 120   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707475 2:15 Medium 120   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707476 0:05 Medium 120   


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   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707479 1:04 Med Slow 87   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707478 0:32 Med Slow 87   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707480 2:07 Med Slow 87   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707481 0:06 Med Slow 87   


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   


DRAW THE LINE - (by Mike Goudreau)  Year: 2013
Mike Goudreau This is a sad, soulful, Classic R&B, Bluesy song. A story of a man being done wrong, being lied to, and ending up with a broken heart. It has a Motown sound to it, maybe something from the funk brothers, or Robert Cray. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
601770 3:46 Med Slow 85   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
603736 0:19 Med Slow 85   
Variation - RnB, Motown
601769 3:43 Med Slow 85   


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   
Loop A - RnB, Motown
469630 0:57 Medium 123   
Loop B - RnB, Motown
469631 0:57 Med Slow 100   
Loop C - RnB, Motown
469632 0:28 Medium 123   


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


HAPPY UPTEMPO MOTOWN SOUNDING INSTRUMENTAL TRACK - (by Jesper Mattsson)  Year: 2011
Jesper Mattsson A typical Motown sounding uptempo groovy track with horns hand claps and a good dance beat ideal for a commercial for a feel good project or a wedding dance scene in a sitcom rom com tv show also would work perfectly in Gameshows and all kinds of light entertainment, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (loopable ) - RnB, Motown
465826 2:09 Medium 124   
30sec (loopable) - RnB, Motown
472611 0:31 Medium 126   


DON'T GIVE UP GIRL - (by Verona Music)  Year: 2005
Verona Music Uptempo r&b. Guy has history with ya and doesn't want to throw it all away. He keeps you upbeat and positive, to keep it going, because you're his world. Sounds like Stylistics or Temptations. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
443584 3:37 Slow 78   


HAPPY ENDINGS - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2011
Jive Ass Sleepers The classic Motown sound of the late 60s/early 70s with a happy, upbeat and romantic vibe. Perfect for any project looking for an uplifting sound similar to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and Diana Ross or the current revival sound of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Rafael Saadiq. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
469739 3:51 Medium 120   


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   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707494 1:04 Med Slow 102   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707493 0:35 Med Slow 102   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707495 2:10 Med Slow 102   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707496 0:08 Med Slow 102   


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   
30sec (Vocals) - RnB, Motown
521012 0:33 Med Fast 135   


BELIEVE IN IT - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2006
Michael Corn Instrumental classic soul/stax/motown sound. Medium funky groove ala Booker T. & the M. G. s, Junior Walker and the All-Stars, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
242465 2:11 Medium 112   



KEYWORDS: Motown sound, vintage Motown
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