What Can I Use Royalty Free Music For?
That’s a question we get asked many times, and we’re always happy to confirm how it’s OK to use our royalty free music 🙂 All the examples given here of how to use royalty free music are included in our licenses at www.royalty-free.tv.
Using Royalty Free Music
Royalty free music is designed to be used as background music. The technical term for this is “synchronised”, which simply means the music is synchronised in time with another media, for example pictures.
Typical uses for royalty free music are:
- TV shows and commercials
- Radio Productions – for example commercials, beds for voiceovers
- Film / Movie for theatrical release
- In software, physical or downloadable. For example, computer game.
- Corporate video, DVD, trade show, training videos, presentations.
- Shareware / Freeware games
- Music On Hold – telephone system
- Online video – streamed via hosting sites such as youtube etc.
- Podcast – background music for voiceover, introduction theme tune etc.
- Student film and film festivals
- Educational uses (school projects etc. not for sale)
Royalty Free Music Licensing
It’s usual for the permission (license) to be made out to you as the producer or maker of the media project. This means it’s for you to use in your project, but you can’t re-sell the music to someone else. Of course, selling your project (movie, game etc.) is fine, that’s how royalty free music is designed to help you, by keeping your costs down.
For full details of what a royalty free music license covers, you can find ours at http://www.royalty-free.tv/rftv/royalty_free_music_license.htm. It’s a legal document, but it’s easy to read and understand, written in plain terms. It’s worth checking out 🙂
We have over 8000 royalty free music files available to download at www.Royalty-Free.tv, used by media producers worldwide.