The news is an extremely important product people consume to stay informed of current affairs from around the world.
Still, even if you're listening to some of the most dramatic news ever, the gravitas may be lost if it doesn't employ the right sound effects and music tracks to complement the message.
In this article, I've selected the best royalty-free breaking-news sound effects and music tracks for audiovisual projects—all of them available on AudioJungle. You can also uncover great free stock music for your next project on Mixkit.
This first sound effect is great to give the News shows, podcasts and other similar projects some personality. It's reminiscent of the BBC News theme.
Grab the attention of the audience with the royalty-free songs in this second track. They're intense and dramatic enough to convey impact and importance.
Add suspense, urgency and drama to The News with the six different songs in this pack. I recommend you listen to them all, as they are varied and great value!
For an orchestral approach to 'breaking news' songs, try this royalty-free music track. It has a long and short version.
If you require an intro for a News show, give this one a listen. It's a positive and upbeat vibe that works well.
This next News example has that classic News opener sound. It's serious and elegant without being too dark and intense.
I imagine this royalty-free music track playing as the names of the presenters and news team are displayed on the screen.
This song ramps up the intensity and drama once more. It has that cinematic sound that means real business.
The grandiose elements in this track can make it ideal for an announcement, a Breaking News segment or other.
This royalty-free music track has an incessant beeping that gives it a very urgent and compelling sound and feel. Another one that has that similar uplifting, optimistic but serious feel like the BBC World News theme tune.
If you want to inject your news and broadcasts with some energy, give 'Hip Hop Sport' a try.
This song has the power and epic quality necessary to command the respect and attention of whoever's listening.
This music track is perfect if you'd like your news show or podcast to have a more calming and soothing energy.
The sound and rhythm of this next royalty-free song is elegant. Yet, it still has a fierce intensity to it.
The news can get pretty emotional at times, so it only makes sense that the intro music conveys that.
A stinger is a short music segment that helps introduce a section or to transition from one news story to the next. Like this one.
With a very simple melody, this song can fit in perfectly in a political event, an announcement or a news show.
This is the quintessential broadcast news intro song. Download this royalty-free music track to use in your own projects.
With a slower tempo, this track has gravitas. Plus, since it's a loop, it's easier to employ in news shows.
For a truly epic royalty-free music track, listen to 'Heroes Reborn Trailer'. It can be a great way to end a news show or podcast.
News can hit you like a ton of bricks. To convey that accurately, make use of the 'Arriving News' music track.
This is another song that has a calmer approach to breaking news. It's a perfect fit for television and radio.
As for this music track, I see it fitting in perfectly in between commercial breaks in a news show.
The 'TV News Pack' gives a number of great musical options to use in an evening news show, podcast, project and more.
In this case, you'll find exactly what the title describes: an elegant tune that you can use as the logo for your news brand.
This is another example of an elegant, simple and exciting breaking news logo done the right way.
With this music track, you'll surely remember the intro songs for news shows from a few years ago.
This opener gives a more hopeful and uplifting edge to the news, which put the audience in a good mood.
'Country News' begins with a dramatic orchestral sound, then adds in an electric guitar and up the intensity. Orchestra and electric guitar. It actually works well.
'News Background' gives the breaking news music genre a more technological and electronic approach.
Even the most intense news ever will fall flat if it's not presented with the appropriate sound effects and music.
Give news-related shows the gravitas and drama they command with the royalty-free options such as those shown in this post.
Remember to look around AudioJungle to find other alternatives for podcasts, videos, or other audiovisual projects.