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Royalty Free Music goes Green

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

We’re proud to be first major Royalty Free Music company who relies solely on Renewable Energy.

Like most people, we like to try to  ‘do our bit’ when it comes to helping the Environment, which is why we wondered if there was any way we could improve the impact www.royalty-free.tv has on the environment.  Our office and studio are packed with electrical equipment as you’d imagine for making music and running a busy website, so by switching to environmentally friendly energy we can greatly reduce our environmental impact.  All the electricity for our office and studio (as well as heating and air conditioning), is now supplied from renewable resources such as wind and waves.

Next we looked at our website servers, which are located in another country,  and looked for the ‘greenest’ option we could.  The hosting company we chose for our website relies completely on renewable energy to power their server datacentres and offices, in accordance with the Renewable Energy Certification System (RECS). Even as you’re looking at this website, it’s being powered by renewable energy – we like that!

So now our Royalty Free Music is still easy to access and download – plus it’s environmentally friendly.

Can I use royalty free music on my website?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Yes, you can.  All the music on www.Royalty-Free.tv is designed for use on websites, as well as for films and television.

If you are using it as part of a Flash presentation, for example as a website designer using a track to stream behind a client’s website, our Standard license provides the Mechanical licence you need to use the track on a single website.

If you are incorporating our royalty free music into a video, then our Standard license  provides a Mechanical license allowing that Internet Video to be used without restriction, on multiple websites, but it must be streamed, and the track must not be downloadable.  This means that you can post your Internet Video on video-sharing sites, such as YouTube.

You should also check with your local Performance Rights collection agency, to see whether your website needs additional licensing to “broadcast” music.  The situation regarding Performance Rights for online music use is different in each country, and is currently undergoing considerable change.  A list of these Performing Rights Organisations and links to them is available on our site – Performing Rights Organisations.

Our License details are available to read online in full on our Music License Page.

Our music is used by media producers of every kind, from website designers to TV and Movie makers – we have made it easy to search for exactly the music you need.

We hope you enjoy using our site and our music!

Royalty Free Music – WAV files are now free!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Responding to requests from our users, we’ve  made all  our royalty free music at www.royalty-free.tv available as WAV files – at no additional cost!

In a major “behind the scenes” website upgrade, we’ve uploaded the master-quality WAV files for every piece of music in our catalogue onto our web server.  Now when our customers have chosen their music to download, as well as  it being available in MP3 256kbit format as before, they have the option to download as WAV 44.1/16 format.  These files are exactly the same as the original audio masters of the music – there is no compression or data loss, what you hear is the original music master file.

We’ve made this upgrade because although the MP3’s sound great and the file sizes are conveniently small, we realise that now it’s not a problem for most of our customers to download larger WAV files – so why not make them available and enjoy the extra audio quality?  And rather than charge extra for this, we think they should be available at the same price as our regular MP3 files.  The choice is the user’s, download the high-quality MP3 if you need a fast download and a smaller file size, or choose the WAV file if you prefer the extra audio quality and don’t mind the larger file size!

So what is the difference between MP3 and WAV files?  MP3 files are “compressed” into a smaller file size than the original audio WAV file, with a side-effect being a very slight loss in audio quality.  They still sound great (as our clients including major broadcasters have already found) and many people cannot hear any difference in the quality.  Our MP3 music is encoded at high quality 256kbit, which gives a file size of around 2MB for every minute of music.  By comparison, the original WAV master files are about 10MB for every minute of music.

So the choice is yours – and at no extra cost!

Royalty-Free.tv News Archive 2001-2008

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Here’s where we have our news archive from the start of the site in 2001 up to 2008.

Royalty-Free.tv News Archive 2001-2008