Contemporary music is a genre that encompasses a wide range of styles and sounds, often described as current or modern, and is opposite of classical music. It can include genres such as pop, rock, electronic, experimental, and avant-garde. Pop is characterized by catchy melodies and simple harmonies, rock by heavy electric instruments, electronic by use of technology and looping, and experimental by use of unconventional techniques and sounds. Contemporary music is used in popular media, entertainment industry, advertising, live performances, and for personal enjoyment.

Free Contemporary music

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Minimal percussion gives a subtle edge to the smooth synth line.
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Mysterious cinematic music, perfect as background music for you dangerous, epic environment.
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Electronic music with a touch of 8bit humor, funk, grooving, what? I don't really know.
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The electric piano alternates between playing the rhythm and creating a sliding melody, while trumpets sound in the background, sometimes stealing the melody. The percussion makes for a toe-tapping good time. This is useful for the closing segment of a TV show, game, or transition. Cleanly loopable.
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Electronic funk, or something! Very experimental.
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Suspenseful cinematic music with medieval elements. Also very mysterious.
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Piano derivative of Holst's "Thaxted".
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Straight-up two guitar rock with a few variations. Good background... not the kind of things you'd sit and listen to on its own merit! Or... is it...?
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Simple, simple, effective piano piece. This one is hard to pin down emotionally, so I marked it at both somber and uplifting. It is really quite good... though not quite Satie.<br>This piece of music is. <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Relaxing cinematic music with a lot of suspense.
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Solo bass with a looping pedal. Starts with looping percussives.<BR>
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Lyrics taken from an old Norwegian poem. Instrumental version included in the zip file when you buy the extended license