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Pop Rock: This style combines catchy, light-hearted pop lyrics with a guitar-based rock sound. It tends to focus on songwriting, emphasizing the song form and hook.
Space Rock: This subgenre is characterized by long psychedelic instrumental sections and lyrics focused on science fiction or outer space. These songs often have a hypnotic sound thanks to distorted and reverberation-heavy guitars.
Yacht Rock: Don’t rock the boat! This style of rock music is smooth and melodic, and usually combines elements of jazz and rhythm and blues with rock.
Heavy Metal: Heavy metal is highly amplified harsh-sounding rock music that features a strong beat and lyrics that usually feature violent or fantastic imagery.
Progressive Rock: Also known as classical rock or symphonic rock, progressive rock grew out of the United Kingdom in the 1960s. It tends to feature bold compositions and a psychedelic sound.
Punk Rock: This music is characterized by loud vocals and lyrics that are often purposefully offensive and feature social discontent and a sense of alienation.
Blues Rock: This fusion music genre combines elements of blues with rock music. It can be recognized by its bluesy improvisation, electric guitar emphasis, and heavier, riff-oriented sound.
Folk Rock: This subgenre is derived from folk music but uses electric instruments and incorporates the stronger beat of rock music.
By the 1970s, rock music had become the dominant form of mainstream music. New rock bands such as Pink Floyd and the Sex Pistols formed and helped the genre to evolve further. Mainstream rock started to lose some traction in the 1980s, so bands once again pushed the boundaries of the genre to infuse it with new energy. This was the time of indie rock and alternative rock. With the rise of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” in 1991, alternative rock became the most popular music genre for a time. When it comes to modern-day Americans, rock music often ranks at the top of the list for favorite music genre. Rock music can be used in a wide variety of projects, from television commercials to films, YouTube videos to podcasts.
To find your ideal track today, simply head to the PremiumBeat search engine. Click “Genres” and scroll down to “Rock.” We have everything from Alternative-Grunge to Classic Rock, Soft Rock to Heavy Metal. Once you have selected your rock genre of choice, try using our other advanced filters to further specify the sound you want to hear. Use the “Mood” filter to set the tone, “BPM” to determine whether the track will be fast or slow, or “Instruments” to select songs that feature anything from accordion to xylophone. Once you have found the rock tracks that match the mood of your project, add them to your cart and head to checkout. Select a music license, pay a one-time fee, and download your royalty-free rock music in moments.
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The strong, driving beat of a rock track can get your audience moving and grooving in moments. When you add one of PremiumBeat’s rock beats to your project, you instantly infuse it with a fun, confident mood. The catchy guitar riffs and upbeat drums of these tracks are sure to energize your audience. Head to the PremiumBeat search engine to find the perfect track to get your listeners rocking out today.
Loud and Proud
PremiumBeat has got a whole slew of loud rock subgenres that will make your audience want to scream and shout to the music. Looking for an aggressive-sounding track for an intense scene in your film? Try one of our Heavy Metal rock tracks. Want something on the grungy and gritty side? Check out our Alternative-Grunge tracks. For high-intensity fun, take a listen to our Punk Rock tracks.
Rock is Forever
When you discover rock music you love on PremiumBeat, you can easily obtain the license to use a track in perpetuity, meaning forever. All you need to do is add the song to your cart and head to checkout to select from one of our flexible and affordable license options. Pay a one-time fee for the license that meets the needs of your project. Download your track in moments and use it forever.
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