Royalty Free Music - what
it is and how it works
Royalty free music describes a piece of music that
comes with a license for you to use it in making your your
own audio/visual productions as much as you want after paying
a one-time license fee to the music's Rights owner. It really
is as simple as that, which is one of the beauties of using
it, and why so many individuals and companies now choose to
use music licensed to them in this simple way.
Royalty free music came to prominence during the eighties
and nineties, before this time makers of audio/visual productions,
producers and broadcasters would pay for music licenses in
the traditional way, paying a fee each and every time they
used a piece of music in their own audio/visual production.
So if for example they used a piece of production music 3
times in a television show that they made, they would pay
three fees, and would have to pay those same 3 fees again
each and every time the show was re-broadcast. The new Royalty-Free
licensing model made this much simpler, with just one simple
fee up-front, and the producer's then allowed to re-use the
music over again, saving them much time, inconvenience - and
The license for royalty free music that we give is typical
of those in the industry, and is technically known as a "synchronisation"
license. Basically, this gives you the permission you need
to use the music in synchronisation with other visual or audio
events when you make your own new production. Typical uses
would be background or theme music in a television programme
or commercial, introduction or incidental music on a radio
show or advertisement, background music in a film, podcasts.
Other uses for our music include background music for websites,
music on hold, corporate DVDs, personal slide shows - the
list goes on, there are far more uses! Read our simple royalty
free music license.
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