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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 money!

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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