Background Music. By its very name, it’s something designed to be relegated from your consciousness, something created simply to help some other, more worthy endeavour achieve its desired result.

At GBM Music, we believe background music deserves a second chance. Forget the cheesy elevator music, the bizarre, formulaic sound of most websites – and say hello to our background music with heart.

In some cases, there’s nothing wrong with music that’s designed to fade into the background, and simply serve another purpose. There’s definitely merit to an unheard soundtrack, which elevates a film by drawing the viewer deep into the movie world.

But, equally, background music doesn’t have to play a secondary role – even in films. Take Hans Zimmer’s celebrated score from the space epic Interstellar.

That music unashamedly stands out to the audience – and the film experience is all the better for it.

At GBM Music, we want our songs to be able to stand on their own two feet. Whether they’re eventually used to soundtrack commercials, films or business presentations, our aim is to make every song a pleasant listening experience by itself.

That’s what we believe is the difference between good background music and bad background music.

So give our library a listen, and see what you think. We’ve made our albums available to download for personal use from as little as £4. The royalty-free music can, of course, be licensed separately, if you like what you hear.