If you are a composer, publisher, or production music library
and wish to submit your music for consideration for the Royalty-Free.tv
website, this page is for you - all the information you need
to being somewhat overwhelmed with CDs, links and emails
we are not currently accepting unsolicited music submissions.
We are getting so many submissions lately, that on top
of our own work as composers we simply don't have the
time to give your CD/music the full attention it deserves.
So it will be disregarded, for which we are sorry and
ask for your understanding...
So, please don't send us new submissions just now.
are still adding new music as we always do, although
not from new composers at the present time, for the
we are able to take on new composers again, we'll post
that here and the usual terms etc. will apply as below...
please bear with us :)
We listen to every submission we receive from
new writers. Those writers whose music we like, and that we
think our clients will like, we invite here. We aim to only
have great quality, original and interesting music.
Please don't submit if you cannot meet all
the conditions here.
You must own the copyright to the music and recordings, or
legally represent the owner
Worldwide licensing (non-exclusive) must be available
You must be able to meet our license
Submissions must include at least 30 titles, with a commercial-length
edit also for each title. If you can include loops and short
"stingers" then you have even more chance of selling
Each title should be no less than 1 minute, average 3 minutes
Commercial-length edits should be either 29" or 30"
in length. TV & Radio advertising is sold worldwide in
these lengths, so don't send us 34" versions or a 23"
edit, it's a waste of your time, your submission will not
No fades! Definite starts and endings please.
Submit WAV 44.1/16 bit on DVD/CD. Make a folder for each title,
put all versions/edits of that title in the folder.
Include a spreadsheet with track titles, composer name(s),
affiliations, publishing details, descriptions etc.
Professional recording standards only please - no clicks,
pops, hiss, poor edits etc. Don't distort your music by trying
to master it too loudly. This is important - we prepare every
audio file for this website individually and don't want to
have to try and fix any of these mistakes. If we encounter
any of these, anywhere, we will reject all submissions
Media composers - if you're sending us
your old cues, pitches etc. that's fine, we understand you
want to sell your 'on the shelf' music. But please if it's
written to picture, full of dramatic hitpoints, mood changes
and so on, then don't send it - really what are the
chances it's going to fit someone else's pictures? Much better
to re-work into several new pieces, and submit them.
Top tip - strike the mood, and stay there.
If your music starts as a gentle Irish ballad, and segues
through death metal, reggae and a classical symphony before
ending on a tabla solo, no-one is ever going to license that
from us to sync to picture. You wouldn't believe how many
people send us music we can't use for this reason.
Please don't submit if you cannot meet all the conditions
above, as we cannot include your music. Sorry, but the conditions
are there for good reasons, else we wouldn't put them here...
How We Pay
All income generated by sales of music through
this site are shared between the various composers and royalty-free.tv,
composers can view their sales at any time through a password-protected
area of this website. When music is broadcast on TV/radio
etc and generates performance royalties 100% of any Performance
Monies go straight to the composer - we don't take any share
of it. We do not charge any additional fees for site inclusion,
hosting, promotion or anything else. We forward your share
of the download payments to you quarterly, by direct bank
transfer within UK, or Paypal worldwide.
What We Do
www.royalty-free.tv is a way for people to find
your music, and license it for use in media (see license).
We are not a publishing company, we don't "sign"
you or your music. You retain copyright ownership, you control
the rights. This is a non-exclusive deal, so you are still
free to place your music in other ways as well.
First - read the above again! If you can't meet
the requirements mentioned, please don't waste your time and
ours by submitting. Sorry, but the conditions are there for
1. Mail us a CD/DVD containing at least 30 full length tracks,
plus edits, spreadsheet etc. as described above, to Notepad
Music, RFTV Submissions, PO Box 3486, Wimborne, BH21 1ZD,
UK. Be sure to include all your contact details, including
Give us time
to listen to your music. We will listen.
If you can't be patient, that's fine, please don't send us
your music :-)
If we want to discuss including your music on
www.royalty-free.tv , we will contact you.
Sorry, but we can't enter into correspondance
with everyone who submits, or offer critiques of your material
etc. It's nothing personal! If we think your music will sell
well to the people who use our site, we will contact you.
Please don't email/phone etc regarding submissions. We don't
keep submissions if we don't accept them onto the site, and
we are unable to return CDs.
do not send us emails containing mp3s. They will not be considered.