Choosing Royalty Free Music
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search our vast library, quickly and easily narrow
down your search for the exact music styles you need.
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free music library.
these pre-made Albums are collections of royalty free
music on the same theme. Fast to access, great value
too, the easy way to build a quick collection! Click
for our royalty
free album menu.
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Production Music Styles
MUSIC LIBRARY - this is the easiest and most
flexible way to search our royalty free music library, and
refine your search accurately.
Categories - a simple and direct way to view the
production music by genre, mood, instrument or tempo.
We often get asked questions about Royalty Free Music so here's a selection of
So what's so useful about royalty free music?
This is buyout music to use in your media productions (television, radio,
website, commercials, DVD, corporate training etc) and the big difference
compared to regular music libraries is in the fee you pay - it's much less
expensive! Traditional music libraries will charge you a scaled fee for each use
of the music in your project, calculated according to the length of music and
it's eventual use. This fee might range from just $100 for a few seconds of
music in a corporate video, to several $1000's for the same clip if the audience
is larger - such as a TV broadcast for example. Royalty free music comes with an
instant licence to you or your company for use of the music in any of your
productions, as many times as you want with no further payments. That's how you
can save money.
Exactly what is the license Royalty-free.tv gives?
Technically it's a "synchronisation" license to
use the music in timed relation to visual images, i.e. the
license you need to reproduce a piece of music in your audio/visual
productions (in the UK, you may have obtained these in the
past from the MCPS, in the US from ASCAP or BMI,
read our copyright advice
page for more information).
In summary our buyout music can be used for television, radio,
corporate productions, presentations, mass-market retail distribution,
Internet and films. Read our license terms on the
Surely royalty free music can't be free?
Although it has become popularly known as royalty free music, a more accurate
description would be "license-paid" music. Your payment to download the tracks
gets you a license to use the music
within your media productions. People are often confused and believe that
royalty free music can never have any royalty costs incurred at all, and while
this misconception is understandable given it's name, it is not true. For
example whenever any music is performed in public, the local
Performance Rights organization
will want to know about it, and may expect payment. TV stations, for
example, pay an annual fee to these organisations to cover all their music
output for the year, and this money eventually finds it's way to the composers
of the music that's aired. The good news as the media producer (you) is that
this won't cost you anything, as TV & Radio stations have already paid this fee
annually - all you have to do is tell the TV/Radio broadcaster exactly what
music your production contains
cue sheet page).