Background Music

What is Background Music?

Background Music often refers to the unobtrusive tunes heard in a lift or in a restaurant, and can be another term for musak, piped music or weather music

To many people however, it’s just another name for a musical soundtrack, a bed or an accompanying composition on a:

Click on any of the links above to find out more about background music for TV, films, corporate productions and adverts.

While background music can be almost entirely un-noteworthy, it can also:

  • create atmosphere
  • generate mood
  • prompt & provide narrative

Production music can be referred to as background music, even when it plays a crucial part in the telling of a story.

Our Background Music

Audio Network’s music library has 81,025 original background music tracks and arrangements, all of which are pre-cleared for international TV and multiplatform use in perpetuity.

Click on the button below to listen to a selection of our favourites.

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Our music in the background

The Audio Network Catalogue has been used in loads of productions for TV & Film; here are a few of our recent credits:

Blue Jasmine Trailer
Blue Jasmine
Kick Ass 2
Kick Ass 2
Le Week-end Trailer
Le Week-end Trailer
British Lions, HSBC
British Lions HSBC Advert

Background music from Abbey Road Studios

Featured Composer

Paul Ressel

As a producer, Paul has worked with renowned artists such as Lana Del Rey, Scratch (The Roots), Bryn Christopher and Cofield Mundi, and is currently producing hotly tipped newcomers for 2013 including 2ForJoy and Vuvuvultures.

As a composer, Paul has collaborated with global brands including MTV, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Ford producing bespoke compositions for short films, documentaries and adverts.

Read here for more on Paul Ressel.

 
 
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Music Usage

Please select your usage type for prices of tracks

UP TO
$195
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Corporate, Charity & Online

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single corporate or charity production.

This covers online distribution, DVD and live events.

Excludes Audio-only, TV, Radio, Film, Trailers and Commercials (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

UP TO
$195
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV & Radio Production

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV or Radio Production (or episode).

Excludes Audio-only, Film, Trailers and Commercials (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

JUST
$695
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV Commercials & Online Advertising

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV or Online Advertisment or Commercial (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

Excludes Film & Trailers.

Multiple cut-down, reversion or campaign rates available upon request.

For Online Advertising discount rates, please contact advertising@audionetwork.com.

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

JUST
$695
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Radio Commercials & Online Advertising

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single Radio Advert or Commercial (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

Excludes any audio visual production.

Multiple cut-down, reversion or campaign rates available upon request.

For Online Advertising discount rates, please contact advertising@audionetwork.com.

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

JUST
$1.35
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Home & Student

Covers music for synchronsiation use in a single non-commercial production, including online distribution and film festivals.

Excludes productions for organisations or services; and any form of commercial exploitation, including YouTube monetisation.

JUST
$1.25
PER TRACK (NO VAT)

Personal

Covers downloading for personal audio-only use.

Excludes synchronisation use in any form of Audio-Visual Production.

Public Performance rights need to be cleared via local performing rights societies.
Unauthorised synchronisation use, copying, hiring, lending, broadcast and public performance are strictly prohibited.





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