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Explore the Emotional Beats of Bridget Barkan’s Inspirational Sound


From neo-soul ballads to passionate pop anthems, PremiumBeat artist Bridget Barkan writes music for stories that bring people together.

When native New Yorker Bridget Barkan sings — whether she’s opening for Lady Gaga, touring the world with glam icons the Scissor Sisters, or in the studio with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry — heads turn and hearts skip. Barkan’s voice is shocking in its strength, and the emotional energy behind her voice is even stronger. Every note she sings is charged. When she soars, when she croons, and when she whispers — entire stories unfold.

Stories matter to Bridget Barkan. As a PremiumBeat Signature Series artist, she writes music for stories that bring people together. As an artist at the top of her game, her songs demand your attention. This is intelligent, urgent music powered by pro songcraft and an activist’s passion for human connection.

Barkan’s own story begins on the set of Sesame Street, as a child actress who grew up to work alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brian De Palma, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Steven Soderbergh, and more. Her film and television accomplishments aren’t limited to acting. Barkan’s singing, both recorded and live, has been showcased in Blue Bloods, Blindspot, and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

As comfortable on stage as she on screen, Barkan’s theater experience is considerable, and includes award-winning one-woman shows of her own creation. It all comes back to stories.

Exploring Bridget Barkan’s Royalty-Free Music

When you listen to the nearly twenty tracks she’s contributed to the PremiumBeat library, one thing becomes clear — whether it’s authentic neo-soul, playful vintage jazz, or stadium-worthy electro-pop, chart-topping sounds are second nature to Bridget Barkan. Her music can be as tender as it is triumphant. It can be fun and fierce at the same time, and even when the vibes turn toward chill, Barkan’s tracks are straight fire.

Noteworthy Tracks

Bridget Barkan’s work for PremiumBeat is the go-to choice for creators who need uplifting, confident ballads and anthems that pulse with real spirit. The track “Warrior” is a steady, stomping call to action — “keep rising, keep fighting.” It’s solidarity in the form of a song and a celebration of unity. “Love You Betta” is nothing short of smooth slow-jam gold, while “Happen” serves up good vibes by way of quirky coffee-shop funk. “Out of the Grey” grooves along with an almost retro/new-wave vibe before revealing itself as an anthemic pop masterpiece. The goosebumps are strong with this one.

Elevate Your Work with the Emotionally Rich Music of Bridget Barkan

If your project demands music that expresses energetic can-do optimism, honest emotion, and a powerful (in every sense of the word) female voice (also in every sense of the word), Bridget Barkan is your singular solution. She is an artist of true depth. There’s an empathy and integrity on display in her music that separates it from standard royalty-free fare.

This is music for passion projects, be they social-issue-based documentaries, features exploring human nature, or videos created to support or promote a cause. Check out some of Bridget Barkan’s most popular tracks in the curated playlist below. Each is available in perpetuity with a simple $49 Standard License.

All images via Bridget Barkan.

Soar Creatively with Bridget Barkan
Soar Creatively with Bridget Barkan
Elevate your story's emotional moments with Bridget Barkan's powerful, passionate tracks.
  • Warrior
  • Slick and warm, with R&B soul elements featuring determined female vocals, piano, and Hammond organ to create a tough and sly mood.
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  • Happen
  • Easy and smooth, with pop adult contemporary elements featuring jazzy electric guitar, flute, and female vocals to create a groovy and laidback mood.
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  • Buy You Love
  • Sunny and breezy, with Dixieland jazz elements featuring carefree female vocals, piano, and clarinet to create a happy-go-lucky and content mood.
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