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New In the Pipeline: April 4, 2022

I have a new track in the stock music pipeline. “Mirage” is a slow and meditative ambient track featuring melodica, electric piano, synth textures and percussion.

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New in the Pipeline: March 17, 2022

I have a new track in curation at Pond5. The new track, a simple plaintive wash of string and vocal samples with tubular bells, was inspired by the war in Ukraine. Updated March 21!

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Music Stock Music

New Stock Music: “Happy Spring Frolic”

My latest stock music item “Happy Spring Frolic” has been approved and is now available to license at Pond5 for all your spring media projects. The track features melodica over a simple rhythm section with a ukulele and congas.

You can license this upbeat track in its full (1:30) version, as well as a sixty second edit for radio and television, with thirty second and fifteen second edits for social media posts.

To find out more about this track, check out my “in the pipeline” post from last week.

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In the Pipeline, January 14, 2022

I’ve got a new stock music item in the pipeline at Pond5. This time around, I decided to try something a little different.

For Christmas 2020, I got a baritone ukulele that I’ve been messing around with all year. Then last Christmas (2021), my son gave me a Cahaya melodica. For those who aren’t familiar, a melodica is like a harmonica, except you press a key while blowing to get the pitch you want. This year, I decided to try working with my new “toys.”

“Say hello to my little friends!”

I decided I wanted to put together something for the coming of spring, so instead of my usual programming and quantizing I played the melodica and uke on the new track. I also played a conga patch on my old Roland HPD-15 electronic percussion instrument.

I started with a simple chord progression in G on the uke, worked out a melody on the melodica, and added other instruments. I call the result “Happy Spring Frolic.” Here’s the thirty second edit to give you a taste:

Preview: Happy Spring Frolic (30 Second Edit)

The full version clocks in at 1:30, and I’ve created sixty-, thirty- and fifteen-second edits as well. I also added a guitar patch; the uke being a little out of tune with the acoustic guitar gives the feeling of a spring carnival. This family-friendly piece will make a perfect soundtrack for a (hoped for) spring emergence from the long pandemic. Please check back for updates as to the final disposition of this track.

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Stock Music

New Stock Music Items in the Pipeline: December 6, 2021

I’ve got new stock music items in curation at Pond5. In response to a recent brief advising that buyers are looking for music that sounds like the 1980s Paisley Underground, I put together this little nugget, which I call “Message from the Paisley Underground.”

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It’s the Holiday Season!

Now that Halloween is past, it’s time to gear up for Thanksgiving and Christmas with holiday stock music. On my Pond5 artist page, I’m now featuring festive holiday tracks for all your media needs.

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New in the Stock Music Pipeline: October 29, 2021

I’ve got a new stock music item in the pipeline as of today. Word is a lot of Pond5 buyers are interested in Schlager music. For fun I put something together in that general style.

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New Stock Music, October 2021

I have some new stock music to share. For now, it’s available exclusively at Pond5. The latest music includes something contemporary, a throwback to the ragtime era and tracks for Christmas videos and holiday media projects.

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“Aloft” Now Available

My new single “Aloft” is now available to stream on your favorite service. Just search for “Thisbrucesmith” and it should be there. If you’re on YouTube or Spotify, check out the links below.

“Aloft” is my new single
“Aloft” on Spotify
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Stock Music

New Stock Music: October 2021

Just dropping a note to advise that I have new stock music in the pipeline, exclusively at Pond5!

First, a new track I call “Big Plans.” It has an urban pop/rock vibe and a positive sound. It’ll be available in a full version (2:25), as well as :60, ;30, :15 edits and a six-second bumper.

Also, just in time for Christmas I have takes on two classic carols. “Away In a Manger” features a string arrangement with flute and English horn. My arrangement of “Silent Night,” by contrast, is all electronic and has an ambient feel. I’ll be posting these tracks here soon, so stay tuned.