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


HITSVILLE HAPPENING - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2013
Gary Wolk An uptempo, energetic instrumental track inspired by the Motown sound of the 1960’s. The track has the same feel as the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love”. It features drums, bass, vibes, electric guitars, and bari sax. Has a retro sound to it, but it could be used in any commercial, or video setting. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
616013 1:21 Very Fast 200   


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   


LOOSEN UP A BIT STING - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2017
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
852993 0:10 Med Slow 104   


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


OLD FASHION - (by Island Letter)  Year: 2016
Island Letter Smooth and funky, featuring a playful guitar part, groovy bass line and nostalgic organ line that leaves a playful and bouncy mood. Great for TV and radio commercials, TV instrumentals, documentaries and film. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
22 Mixes Available
795897 2:07 Med Fast 135   


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   


DON'T LOSE YOUR COOL BABY - (by Adla Hannon)  Year: 2009
Adla Hannon **Vintage** Motown-style R&B song with great horn hits. Female vocals sing about keeping your cool around a man. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
383997 1:57 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Jazz, Cabaret
389982 1:06 Med Fast 130   


MOTOWN - (by Denis Woods)  Year: 2010
Denis Woods A classic Tamla Motown drum beat with a groovy bassline coupled with a marimba playing the first section, The second section section features glock and flute playing the melody. Reminiscent of the 60's Diana Ross, The Supremes and Phil Spector. Corporate branding/presentation, drama, documentary. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
429706 1:39 Med Fast 146   


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   


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


DANCING IN MY SLEEP - (by Verona Music)  Year: 2002
Verona Music Happy pop dance about first love. Sounds like early Whitney Houston, Deniece Williams, or Brandy. Teen in her room, is too excited to sleep. She jumps on her bed and dances, ecstatic over boy. Makes you want to groove in your sleep. Would make a great cut and video for young artist. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (early pop r&b) - RnB, Motown
443573 2:52 Med Slow 90   


SOUL PARTY - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2017
Jive Ass Sleepers Upbeat, groovy, 60's Soul with horns, organ, piano and a badass breakbeat. Great for fun and retro themed scenes, commercials, films and documentaries. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
840635 2:58 Med Fast 145   
Bed - RnB, Motown
840643 2:58 Med Fast 145   


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


IN THE SHADOWS - (by Jack Wyles)  Year: 2012
Jack Wyles From the soulful and haunting alto sax, sparse guitar and electric piano voicings, to the Motown-like strings and grooving bass/drums, this is a mysterious night time journey through alleys and dimly lit street corners. The lost soul or troubled spirit looking for some solace in the urban night. Instrumental, RnB, Smooth Soul
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Smooth Soul
574530 4:26 Med Slow 86   
Variation A (No Saxophone) - RnB, Motown
574533 4:25 Med Slow 86   
Variation B (1:30 No Sax Edit) - RnB, Motown
574534 1:31 Med Slow 86   
Variation C (25 Second No Sax Edit) - RnB, Motown
574535 0:25 Med Slow 86   


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


LOOSEN UP A BIT NO HORNS - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2017
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
852992 1:56 Med Slow 104   


COCKTAIL DANCE (FULL) - (by Hanjo Gabler)  Year: 2015
Hanjo Gabler Good mood and perfect track for lifestyle corporate video or flash animations. Have a listen to this handmade oldschool funk. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available  
704999 1:43 Med Slow 95   


WE CAN MAKE IT - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2012
Jive Ass Sleepers Feel-good 60s Soul revivial influenced by artists such as Fitz and the Tantrums, Amy Winehouse as well as classic Motown. Features piano, retro organ, baritone sax, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
546527 3:16 Medium 120   


DOES YOUR MAMA KNOW (YOU TALK LIKE THAT) - (by Chris Cooke)  Year: 2012
Chris Cooke This song is an R&B song that tips it's hat to the classic Motown sound. The vocal performance is in the style of Aretha Franklin and absolutely kicks! Soulful is the only word to say about that! A full horn section, driving funky bass line, and a chorus so catchy you'll sing it all day! Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
529225 3:08 Medium 121   
Variation - RnB, Motown
529231 3:08 Medium 121   


WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME (THE WAY I LOVE YOU)? - (by Soroca and Allocca)  Year: 2002
Soroca and Allocca WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME is a powerful love ballad with an R & B flavor. Its universal chorus echoes the sentiments of so many of us, at times when we feel our love is either not returned or not felt at the same level. Anyone who’s ever been in love will relate. Female Vocals, RnB, RnB Ballads
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, RnB Ballads
545990 3:45 Slow 71   
Variation A (Inst w/ piano) - RnB, Motown
545992 3:45 Slow 71   
Variation B (Inst w/ voc mel) - RnB, Motown
545993 3:45 Slow 71   
Variation C (Inst no voc mel) - RnB, Motown
545988 3:46 Slow 71   


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


WOODWARD CRUISE - (by Island Letter)  Year: 2016
Island Letter Nostalgic and smooth, featuring a funky drum and bass reenforcement with electric guitar and organ instrumentation creating a playful and bouncy mood. Good uses is for TV commercials, TV instrumentals, radio spots and party scenes. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
22 Mixes Available
795906 2:22 Medium 120   


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


SOULTOWN - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2011
Gary Wolk Strut on over to Soultown with this track that will have you hands clapping and toes tapping! A strong Motown 2 & 4 backbeat, combined with Memphis horns and a little New Orleans thrown in. The combination makes for a fun, funky tune. Features Drums, Bass, Piano, Organ, Guitars and horn section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
464181 4:09 Medium 106   


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   


DOWN BY THE PROJECTS - (by Masterwerks R&B)  Year: 2015
Masterwerks R&B Old school soul with a truly fine vocal in the style of Joss Stone, Whitney Houston and others. Lush production and catchy, Down By The projects is a perfect background for in store play, Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal HD) - RnB, Motown  
794213 3:57 Med Slow 103   


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   


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


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   


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   



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