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Royalty Free Music-what is it?

Updated on September 15, 2014

Why do I need to buy Music?

Music is played everywhere. Whether you are looking through a website, following a PowerPoint presentation, a YouTube video, podcast etc music is making everything seem so much better. The question does this music come from? Can you legally use it? Well, when you buy a music track from iTunes, your license only covers personal listening. When you want to add this track to a podcast you made, with thousands of followers, then its use is no longer personal. You will need to look for the company that sells and licenses music tracks, register with them and select the music track that compliments your project idea.

What is Stock Music?

The music industry is a very complicated enterprise that involves many people and many different revenue streams. Stock music catalogs have simplified this process and with one single fee, you get all of the rights and royalties associated with a music track (depending on the license or the company selling it). Some libraries are called royalty-free and that is because in one-time purchase, you get a quality music track for a single or multiple uses (depending on the license or company selling it).


What is Royalty Free Music excellent for?

Royalty Free Music is a very popular music license model for people that use music in a variety of projects. It is the best starting point for anyone embarking on a new project. These days, any type of creative work in need of the perfect sound to back it up is using royalty free music. Royalty free music is an excellent solution for TV, radio, podcast, YouTube videos, film, commercials, computer games or other media applications. It covers every musical genre from pop, dance, jazz, rock, country, orchestral to folk and cinematic.

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What are the advantages of using Royalty Free Music?

Royalty free music combines many advantages that any creative person can showcase their work without being out of pocket. The music tracks are inexpensive and made by highly professional producers. The license is simple and well-defined. There are no hidden or recurring charges. Best of all, you are contributing to the well-needed exposure of many talented composers, musicians, conductors etc and their work. The artists are fairly compensated for the music track they make and you get a professional product to use in your work.


Licensing via AudioJungle

AudioJungle is one of the top licensing libraries in the market. It has a growing collection of music tracks that you can purchase to use in your creative projects.

The AudioJungle license allows each music track to be used in a single project. Therefore, if you would like to use the same music on another creative project, you will need to pay for another license fee. Good news is that AudioJungle is a very affordable market place!

AudioJungle tracks that are for sale have a watermark that prevents piracy. When the license for a particular music track has been paid for, then a version without the watermark will be available to download and use.

When you purchase a music track from AudioJungle, you will have a royalty free, non-exclusive music track with one single fee. It is ‘non-exclusive’, because many other people can buy the same track and use it in their own projects. It is ‘royalty free’, because you won’t have to pay any other fee for that particular piece of music.

AudioJungle has two different types of licenses. A Regular one and an Extended one. A regular license means that a song can be used only in a project that does not generate any revenue. Otherwise, if the usage involves a product that will be sold, then an extended license is needed.

Make sure to read further on AudioJungle’s full terms and conditions of license, as this is only a general outline of the main points and not the actual legal policy of the company.

© 2014 DemiT


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