British Composer Alec Makinson has been creating compelling original music for media for over 20 years. His catalog of over 1,400 tracks includes Corporate, Christmas, quirky Kids music, Dramatic cues, regal Renaissance, and exotic World Beat tracks -- often used in documentaries, TV/Radio commercials, jingles, and stage productions. Alec’s compositions enjoy a wide range of major clients, including USA National Cable TV, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1 Television, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, National TV ads in UK, and many other clients worldwide.
Alec Makinson is a genius in the variety and high quality range of music offered in his large catalog we offer on our site. He relishes the challenge of composing in a wide range of musical genres, and has created music that would fit nicely and enhance greatly just about any production under the sun.
Lovely, magical, sparkling, snow-covered scene, with glistening icicles & falling snowflakes. Wondrous good fairytale with medium-slow movement & a flavour of Christmas. Light orchestral with boys choir. Perfect for animation, commercials, children, TV. Christmas & non-Christmas mixes and cuts, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
Modern Christmas pop beats, with a dance feel. Uptempo & lively, catchy & fun, get in the mood for the festivities with this commercial jingle. Features synths, small bell, shuffle drum kit beat, electronic choir. Perfect for all types of Xmas adverts, TV & Radio trailers & promos, plus multimedia. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Pop
Magical & mystical, almost lullaby-like original Christmas 30sec commercial. Light but full of anticipation, excitement and festive wonder. Features glockenspiel, pizzicato, boys choir, tremelo strings & sleigh bells. Perfect for Christmas commercials or magical experiences all year round. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch Voc
'The Twelve Days of Christmas' inspired hip pop dance festive track. Full of energy & R&B drive & gives the traditional Christmas carol a modern twist. Great party atmosphere - perfect for upbeat commercials, TV programming, web promotions & anything festive that needs some umph! Various versions, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Pop
Wonderfully nostalgic, upbeat 60's Christmas pop underscore. Just how Christmas should be - full of fun, happy, warm & fuzzy - the stuff that memories are made of. Perfect for festive promos, commercials, TV trailers, adverts, & web promotions. Features pop combo including slide Fender Strat. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Pop
Bright & lively Christmas pop underscore with a solid steady rhythm and light logo. Great for talk-overs, commercials, festive promos, visual accompaniment for Christmas activities. Features rock band - drum kit, electric guitars, piano, electric bass, sleigh bells. Commercial length versions, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Pop
Bright & staccato classical baroque style waltz. Very stately, graceful and historic English Lords and Ladies curtsying and bowing as they danced. Features marcato string ensemble, oboe, bassoon and piano. PERFECT FOR HISTORICAL & DRAMA. Main mix, 60, 30 and 10sec versions, Instrumental, Classical, Romantic
Cheery & joyful mid-tempo light hearted Christmas theme. Has a lovely retro feel, memories of cosy childhood Christmases, everything exciting, glittering and good. Features light orchestra with boys choir. Perfect for family orientated festive scenes, TV & commercials. Main & underscore verions, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
Beautiful, light and sparkling Christmas Fairytale waltz. Imagine a white forest scene, with icicles twinkling on the pine tree branches and snow flakes gently falling. Perfect for creating magical festive scenes for TV & radio adverts & commercials, multimedia & audio visuals. Commercial lengths, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
Heavy thrash metal, fast and frantic electric guitars version of the traditional Christmas carol, 'Silent Night'. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, turning the idea of a peaceful Christmas on it's head. Crazy, mad and hectic festive time. Composed for radio and television commercials, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Guitar
Expansive, driving and modern corporate style theme. Very positive, proud and uplifting, with an air of achievement and success. Great for news, current affairs, corporate presentations, branding, investigative documentary and commercials. Various mixes supplied. Instrumental, Corporate, Corp. New Age Electronic
Busy, bustling, industrious, modern day China. Great, powerful yet humble hard-working people going about their simple existence. Contemporary with traditional elements, rhythmic opening builds to expansive Oriental theme.. Ideal for travelogue, business, documentary, historic from the Far East. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese New Age
Gently expanding warm electronic groove. Thought provoking yet contemporary. Features soft ethereal stepped chord opening with picked electric guitar figures, building gradually to incorporate sequencer, bass and percussion. Great for TV FACTUAL, LIGHT DOCUMENTARY. Instrumental, Electronic, Electro-Industrial
Jaunty, happy and wholesome celebration of Christmas. Warm and inviting family occasion, campy, sugary and delightful, full of twinkling bells and festive cheer. Features Jazz Guitar, Tubular Bells, synth bells and pizzicato strings. Perfect for anything Christmas including radio & TV adverts, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
Easy-going & laid-back version of the traditional Italian folk / operatic tune. This simple romantic wandering mistrel style version features mandolins and acoustic guitars. Great for romantic mood, travel or restaurants - A real flavour of Italy!! Main mix & 30sec versions, Instrumental, European, Italy
Comical, slightly clumsy, heavy footed silent movie style theme. Featuring honky-tonk piano, tuba, flute & clarinet. Contains stops and slower passages. Very Chaplin-esque & great for Silent Movies. Main mix, 60sec, & 30sec versions, Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Light & chirpy, feelgood & jolly festive theme. Gives a warm nostalgic glow. Holiday for strings feel with a shuffle beat. Great for fun holiday features, commercials, Christmas background & muzak. Main mix, underscore, 40sec, 30sec & 30sec underscore. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Pop
Fast moving, bright and wonderous original Christmas theme. Beautiful, glorious, epic, uptempo, jaunty sleigh ride through a crisp winter wonderland. Features sleigh bells, pizzicato strings and heavenly choir. Very atmospheric and perfect for dashing through the snow. Various versions, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
Proud, uplifting, feel-good and sunny African township choir with tribal chants also featuring kalimba, log drums and African beats. GREAT FOR TRAVEL, HOLIDAYS & DOCUMENTARY. Main mix, u/score without chants, vocals mix, 30sec and sting versions. Instrumental, African, African Traditional
Simple & light, happy-go-lucky, rhythmic underscore. Wholesome, caring and full of sunshine & smiles. Great for health, lifestyle & food adverts. Features simple marimba groove that gradually builds adding finger snaps, pizzicato strings, hand claps and celeste. Simple but effective commercials, Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Acoustic Pop
Regal and stately grand orchestral version of Great Britain's national anthem. The 3 verse version opens with string orchestra, middle woodwind section and ends with full orchestra. The 1 verse 40sec version is strings & orchestra. Instrumental, European, England
Happy, laid-back, care-free and considered acoustic underscore. Very warm, sunny and innocent, with child-like qualities. Features acoustic guitar and vibes. Perfect for family orientated Ads, children, PSA's, wholesome food products & friendly service. 60sec, 40sec and 30sec versions, Instrumental, Dramatic, Smooth Music
Beautiful, fairytale, impish style underscore. Opens with light wonderment figures that build from a glockenspiel & piano to orchestral strings and choir. Contains musical stops, pauses and statements. Perfect for year round as well as Christmas & holiday music. 30sec full mix & 30sec w/o glock mix, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
Maximum attitiude, in your face, solid 4-to-the-floor dance track. Hot and sexy catwalk high fashion. Synth based, solid hip hop / trance beats with occasional male vocal 'oh yeah' punctuations. Cardio work-out music. Mixes also available without vocal. Main mix, 60sec no vocal & 30sec versions, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Minimal, contemplative & evaluating, with a warm, happy & positive feel. Light activity scenes with an air of confidence and a touch of anticipation. Perfect for reality television, light corporate visual accompaniment & commercials. Features timeless orchestral pizzicato strings & marimba. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Vibrant, optimistic, uptempo and contemporary Far Eastern corporate underscore, with a flavour of traditional Japan. A picture of Japan today, from the busy city financial institutions and money markets to the people's lives. Features traditional Japanese instruments alongside modern western beats. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Traditional Hawaiian folk tune which conjours up visions of white sandy beaches, palm trees, sunshine and crystal clear blue oceans. This version features slide steel guitars, braguinha guitars (Ukelele) with shakers and the sound of the ocean. Perfect for travelogue, commercials and documentary, Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
Jolly, sing-a-long, foot-tapping, uplifting and friendly, cliche Italian cafe music. Really warm, inviting and cooked to perfection. Perfect for Italian restaurant, take-aways, and holiday commercials. Good for adding your own vocals or just a voice-over. 30sec full & 30sec underscore versions, Instrumental, European, Italy
Uptempo, lively and jolly traditional Mediterranean style theme. Features mandolins, acoustic guitar, fiddle and light percussion. Ideal for world music, Greece and Italy, travel and commercials. Main mix (which contains slower middle section), underscore, 60 and 30sec versions, Instrumental, European, Greek Traditional
Tension building drone bed, time is slipping away. Bold ticking fx, string quartet rhythm, tubular bells punctuation and crescendos. Ideal for those tricky decisions and 'against the clock' moments from game shows to Reality TV. Main mix, 60sec A, 60sec B & 30sec Challenge, Survival, tick tock, Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Dramatic Epic
Lively & fast pop/rock Christmas 30-sec jingle. Ideal for those harder to sell Christmas commercials. Wholesome, fun, jazzy the kids will love this! Pretty & uplifting melody. Features piano, bells, sleigh bells & tubular bells. Cute, hilarious and very sweet, little upbeat choir & very jolly, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Rock
Cheerful, sun-kissed, energetic, up-tempo African theme. Features electric guitars, electric bass, marimba, balafon, organ and ethnic percussion. Perfect for Travelogue, holidays, Documentary & historical. Main mix, u/score, rhythm mix, 60 & 30sec versions, Instrumental, African, African Traditional
Inspirational, successful and uplifting, full sounding corporate theme. Proud and with the feeling of a job well done! Features orchestral strings, horns, woodwind & percussion, alongside contemporary piano and rhythmic synth sequencer. Great for Corporate & Presentations. Various mixes & cuts, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Cute, quirky & upbeat rhythmic underscore for radio & TV commercials. The mute electric guitar give it a kind of retro feel, with a hint of rock-a-billy. Features piano, real brush-kit drums, electric guitars & electric bass. Main 30sec & underscore 30sec mixes. Instrumental, Pop, Pop Oldies
Uplifting, happy & simple African tribal underscore. A very rhythmic, modern-day flavour of Africa. Features African percussion, marimba, kalimba, xylophone & tribesmen. Perfect for holiday, travel & documentary. Main mix, percussion only mix & 30sec versions. Instrumental, African, African Traditional
Pumping and pulsating, hard electronic dance underscore. Great solid beat, repetitive, with a Euro clubby, sleazy feel. Perfect for adult entertainment, gay or straight, fashion, fitness and dance. Features interesting beats, grungy synth bass, synths & sequencers. Main mix, Stripped mix & 30sec, Instrumental, Dance, Hardcore Techno
Proud, celebratory, happy and triumphant patriotic marching band. Full of celebrations, the sense of occasion, pomp, majorettes and pom poms. Great for carnival, processions, circus and parades. Features trumpets, flutes, piccolos, glockenspiel, cymbals, snares and bass drum. Instrumental, Circus, Circus Music
Upbeat & uplifting, wildlife safari theme, incorporating wild animal sound effects. Has a real feelgood flavour of Africa, but would be ideal for Zoos, Safari Parks, Wildlife Parks, Animal Theme Parks as well as African Safaris. Perfect for commercials, documentary & travelogue. Various mixes, Instrumental, Action, Moderate Tribal
Marching band version of the well-known tune from the mid 1800's. 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home' was a motivational song for soldiers returning from the civil war. Features military snares, piccolos, trumpets, trombones, & glockenspiel. Main mix, piccolo mix, alt end mix & 30sec versions. Instrumental, Military, Military March
(DECEMBER 2015) Joyful, sweet and the warmest of holiday songs, Alec Makinson's charming, festive track handily wins our December Editor's Choice Award. Shopping, wrapping gifts, and family scenes of kids playing as Santa flies in from the North Pole. Ahhh, can you smell the aroma of Grandma's apple pie wafting through the air?Quirky, light-hearted and uplifting original festive theme with a nostalgic fun retro feel. Think jolly, jaunty & fun sleigh-ride. Features strings, bassoon, sleighbells, temple blocks, flute, glockenspiel & synth bells. Perfect for Christmas the way it used to be. Main mix, 60 & 30 and underscores. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Pop
Short heraldic introduction fanfare. Very regal, majestic and grand. Features 3 solo trumpets in harmony. Perfect as entrance fanfare or big announcement. This is a production element for stage, screen, documentary, historic drama & commercial production. 06secs, Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Light, twinkly and pretty versions of the classic Brahms bedtime lullaby.
Very atmospheric for all babies and childrens bedtime applications. Two versions - (A) musicbox style mix & (B) a warmer musicbox mix with atmospheric strings. Both mixes Radio/TV commercial length 30 sec cuts, Instrumental, Childrens, Music Boxes, Johannes Brahms
Talk-over production bed - Useful production element that's punchy, hip, electronic, Hi-tech and upbeat. Features layered electronic drum groove with hits & fx, along with modern dance synth blips and pulses. Makes for a great bed for adding voice-over, that's easy to make any length. Instrumental, Corporate, Radio/Multimedia