Licensing Info

To use any of my music in your films, trailers, documentaries, YouTube videos, games or other productions, it needs to be licensed before use (even free/not-for-profit/YouTube videos etc).

I have 2 types of music available to purchase – Royalty free collections and Individual tracks:

Royalty Free Music Collections

  • Use tracks in unlimited videos
  • £39.99 per collection
  • Each collection includes 10+ tracks
  • Includes royalty free license for repeat use in unlimited projects
  • Can be used in non-commercial and commercial productions
  • Use music on YouTube, Vimeo etc.
  • Use in monetized YouTube videos
  • No further fees to pay

The royalty free license allows the music from these collections to be used in an unlimited number of films, documentaries, games and video productions for one licensed end-user.

As well as unlimited online use you can also sell up to 1,000 physical copies (i.e. DVD, Blu-Ray, games cartridge etc.) of each individual production (see below for full licensing details).

My royalty free collections are a low cost way to buy quality music that you can keep using repeatedly in all your films, games and videos without having to pay a new license fee (or ‘royalty’) each time a different film, video, trailer or production uses the music.

View all my royalty free music collections

Individual Track (Non Royalty Free)

  • Use a track in one video
  • £9.99 for non-commercial license or
  • £29.99 for commercial license
  • License covers one-time use in one production
  • Put that one production on YouTube, Vimeo, personal website etc.
  • Use in monetized YouTube videos
  • Needs new separate license if used in a different video

Individual (non royalty free) tracks are licensed for one-time use in one video or production. You can choose between a non-commercial or a commercial license.

A separate license would be needed for each unique video, film, documentary or other production that the music is to be used in (see below for full licensing details).

You can buy an individual track on its own at £0.99 (either just for personal listening or to try out privately in your production before committing to a license) or buy a license (which includes the music track in the price) for £9.99 (non-commercial use) or £29.99 (commercial use).

View all individual non royalty free tracks


Please note: using any music in a production without a license (even not-for-profit projects) is an infringement of copyright and prosecutable by law, My licenses are not expensive and I’m always happy to arrange a discount if you would like to license more than one track.


Royalty Free Music Collections (includes license)

Royalty Free Music CollectionsMy Royalty Free Music collections cost a one-time purchase price of £39.99 for each collection of 10 or more music tracks plus an included license to use this music in all your films, documentaries, trailers, videos, games etc.

You only pay the initial purchase price so you can keep using the music in all your videos without having to pay a new license fee (or ‘royalty’) for each new video. It’s a cost-effective way to have a ready-made library of atmospheric music you can use in all your videos.

And it means you can legally use the music in all your short films, documentaries, feature films, games, trailers, podcasts and promotional videos, whether your production is for broadcast on worldwide TV, on websites, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook etc.

And if you want to sell your film or game in physical format (e.g. DVD/Blu Ray/game cartridge) the license covers up to 1,000 physical copies of each individual film or production. There’s no limit on the number of YouTube plays or downloads/streams, just physical copies per film. For sales of over 1,000 physical units you can get an extended retail license (see below).

All royalty free collections include the music (in wav or mp3 format) plus the license, so you get everything you need in one purchase and can start using the music as soon as you’ve bought it.

Important note for freelance editors working for multiple clients: the royalty free license means the music can be used in the films of one original end-user only; in the majority of cases this will likely be you if making your own videos. But if you’re a freelance editor using music for multiple clients, each client would need to buy their own copy of a collection so that they are the licensed end-user for their own video. You can use your copy to demo tracks to them before making their final video but they will need to buy their own copy before making any final public production.

You can use my royalty free music for:

  • Home videos
  • Wedding videos
  • Student films
  • Commercial documentaries, feature films and trailers
  • Commercial film festival submissions
  • Commercial theatrical productions
  • Commercial advertisements and promos
  • TV broadcasts (local, national or worldwide)
  • Downloadable commercial or mobile games (and up to 1,000 physical copies)
  • Personal or commercial website background music
  • Personal or commercial podcast background music
  • Church productions
  • User-generated videos (e.g. Vimeo/YouTube including monetised commercial videos)
  • On-hold telephone music
  • Commercial/corporate/business presentations
  • Commercial trade shows/live presentations

If you plan to sell more than 1,000 physical copies (i.e. DVD/Blu Ray/cartridge etc.) of any one production you can purchase an extended retail license depending on the amount of physical copies you intend to release (note: this is only if you plan to sell more than 1,000 physical copies of a specific production and not necessary for YouTube, websites, streaming or other online use):

  • 1,001 – 10,000 units: £200
  • 10,001 – 50,000 units: £300
  • Over 50,000 units: £500

Although ‘royalty free’ means that you (as the filmmaker) don’t have to pay any further license fees to use the music, it doesn’t mean that broadcast (or ‘performance’) royalties for the composer are being forfeited. Broadcasters (such as TV channels) pay a fixed blanket fee to the various music collection agencies (e.g. PRS, GEMA, ASCAP etc.) who in turn ensure that these broadcast royalties are channelled correctly to the original composer.

If your film or documentary does get picked up for TV broadcast, you would need to fill in an appropriate ‘cue sheet’ with my details and membership number for the broadcaster whether the music is royalty free or not. But this requires no additional payment from you and is just a matter of ensuring the paperwork is correct. If you know your film is going to be broadcast, please contact me to ensure you have the correct details for any cue sheet submissions.

For a fuller description of royalty free music read my article What Is Royalty Free Music?

 


Individual Tracks (Non Royalty Free)

These are all other individual music tracks on this site which aren’t in the royalty free collections and must be licensed individually for one-time use in each separate and unique video. You can choose between three options when buying an individual (non royalty free) track:

  • Download mp3 for personal listening only (no license)
  • Buy License A (Non-commercial use) & mp3
  • Buy License B (Commercial use) & mp3

Download mp3 for personal listening only (no license)

Music Download Only PriceIf you just want to buy my non royalty free music purely for personal listening on your computer or mp3 player (i.e. not for use in any videos) you can buy just the mp3 without a license for £0.99 by selecting Download mp3 for personal listening only (no license) from the licensing options.

This also allows you to buy a track to test privately in your productions first, and if you later decide you do want to use my music in your video, you can come back and buy a license when you’re ready to make your video public. (Please note: unfortunately tracks from any of my royalty free music collections are not available to license individually or for personal use.)

 

License A: Non-Commercial Use (home/student license)

Non-Commercial Music License PriceThis type of license covers use of the music in one non-commercial film or video production for free distribution. Non-commercial use means not for sale, commercial or monetary gain or profit and not advertising any paid product, service or business (monetised YouTube videos are allowed as long as not advertising a commercial product, business or service.)

You can use music with this license for free distribution of one of the following:

  • Personal non-commercial home video
  • Personal non-commercial wedding video
  • Student film (for free performance in schools/colleges/YouTube etc.)
  • Non-commercial independent or short film
  • Non-commercial documentary
  • Trailer for non-commercial film
  • Non-commercial film festival submissions
  • Live theatre dramatical production with non-paying audience
  • Personal/not-for-profit website (non business)
  • Personal/not-for-profit podcast
  • Not-for-profit church productions
  • User-generated videos (e.g. Vimeo/YouTube including monetised non-commercial videos)

This license covers the music use in one production only, so a new separate license would be needed for each new production/film/video that uses it.

A non-commercial license does not cover the following types of use:

  • Any trailer, video or promotional material advertising a commercial business, product or paid service
  • Any production for sale or paid download (e.g. film sold on DVD/Blu Ray/streaming etc.)
  • Television broadcast
  • Commercial video game, mobile game or paid app
  • Cinema use
  • Radio broadcast

 

License B: Commercial Use (non-broadcast license)

Commercial Music License PriceThis type of license covers use of a single track in one commercial production (excluding TV broadcasts). Examples of use includes all of those listed above under License A as well as use in commercial or corporate productions.

Commercial use constitutes any video, trailer or audio-visual production that uses the music to advertise or promote any commercial product, business or paid service for commercial or monetary gain or profit. Even if you’re not charging your audience for the video or trailer directly, if the actual service or product being advertised makes money, this is classed as commercial use. If you are in doubt whether your use would be classed as commercial or not, please contact me for more details.

If your production is to be released physically (e.g. DVD/Blu Ray/USB flash drive etc.) this license also includes sales of up to 1,000 copies of physical media (please contact me for details of an extended retail license if you plan on selling more than 1,000 physical copies).

You can use music with this license for commercial distribution of one of the following:

  • One unique commercial wedding video
  • Commercial (for sale) film (and up to 1,000 physical copies)
  • Commercial (for sale) documentary (and up to 1,000 physical copies)
  • Trailer for commercial film (excluding TV broadcast)
  • Film festival submissions (commercial or non-commercial)
  • Live theatre dramatical production with paying audience
  • Commercial websites (as background music)
  • Commercial (for sale) podcasts (as background music)
  • Commercial corporate/business/client presentations
  • Commercial trade shows/live presentations
  • Monetised YouTube videos promoting commercial services and products

This license covers the music use in one production only (but includes related promo & trailers) so a separate license would be needed if you wanted to use the music again in a different production/film.

Note: A commercial non-broadcast license does not cover the following type of use:

  • Television broadcast
  • Commercial video game, mobile game or paid app
  • Cinema releases
  • Radio broadcast

Please contact me for a custom quote if you’re interested in the above kinds of use.

 


TV Broadcast licenses, commercials and video games

All of my Royalty Free music collections are already covered for use in any TV broadcasts and video games. To enquire about purchasing a license for use of any of the non royalty free tracks in a TV or radio broadcast, TV/cinema commercial, video game or app, please contact me here for further details and pricing. Please try to include as much information as possible about your project.


If the license you need for your film or production is not covered here, or you have any other questions regarding licensing my music, please get in touch here. I’m also happy to discuss prices for bulk licensing of multiple music tracks.