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by Jonathon Storm

About the Founder

Since 1979 Jonathon Storm has been exploring wilderness: recording, observing, backpacking, camping, rappelling, climbing and studying. EARTHTUNES was an outgrowth of this ongoing passion. From 1985 through 1996 he produced 10 albums that were internationally distributed. Since then he supports his family designing information systems. From 2023 on, he hopes to resume producing new releases.

How you can use nature sounds

The best way to use nature sounds and images is to integrate them into your daily routine: make habits with them.

  • You can relax with them after a hard day, or in the middle of a tense time of work and study.
  • You can use them to help you fall asleep.
  • You can mask other sounds with nature sounds.While you work or study, you can provide your mind lovely background music—the sounds that we have learned and labored by since our beginning ages ago.
  • You can use nature sounds to reconnect with the natural world: to be in nature. They can help you improve your listening skills; they can transport you, in your imagination, to specific Parks and habitats; and they can calibrate your mind, body, soul and spirit to the patterns and rhythms of nature.

Nature sound recordings can make a lovely background to work spaces, museums, hallways, entryways, etc.; in many public buildings! We authorize businesses and organizations who purchase our products to play them in their own public environments: see the licensing agreement for more information.

How our sounds have been used

This is a list of some of the varied uses our recordings have been put to. We provide it to give you inspiration and ideas for your own use of nature sound recordings. (Almost all uses other than personal use require written permission from the publisher, and sometimes a fee is charged. This is to provide our artists a little bit of money for their labors.)

  • Used by individuals from all over the world for personal enjoyment, relaxation, and as a form of music.
  • Played in the entry way to an architectural design studio—and other places (by permission).
  • Accompaniment and sound effects for driving tours, presentations, art shows, exhibits, and motivational programs (by permission).
  • Massage therapists, to provide a relaxing setting for massage.
  • Religious services.
  • Accompaniment to storytelling and teaching, indoors and outdoors.
  • Accompaniment to music on a number of albums from many different genres (by permission).
  • “Soundprint” and “Pulse of the Planet” programs on National Public Radio, America.
  • Relaxing dental patients.Providing retail store background music (by permission).
  • Identifying and surveying amphibians, insects, birds, mammals and soundscapes in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and Wilderness Areas across America.
  • Documenting these species in these places, along with habitat soundscapes.