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Audio Network - information on Royalty Free Music

Audio Network - information on Royalty Free Music

Royalty Free Music refers to a tune, ditty, composition or effect that has a single or one-off cost or licensing fee. 

Audio Network does not offer Royalty-Free Music. Instead, Audio Network provides 74,125 original music tracks composed by highly regarded, named musicians and artists, that have been designed with TV, film and advertising in mind. 

Like Royalty-Free Music, there is just a one-off payment when using Audio Network’s production music library, but the payment covers all licensing for platforms and territories forever. For more details visit Music Rights or Plans and Pricing.

Once paid for, a piece of royalty-free music can be synchronized with a TV, film, advertising or corporate production as many times as required without the producers having to provide royalty payments to the composer. 

The types of music that are offered on a royalty-free basis can includes music for TV, advertising or film, sound effects, audio beds, drum loops and more.

Confusingly, although the term suggests that the music is royalty-free, that’s not actually the case. It is certainly free of royalties for the producer but the composer still gets his fair share.

How? Simple. Most composers of Stock Music take up membership of a performance rights organization such as the PRS that monitors and collects money for music that is broadcast or performed publicly. Nearly all TV and radio broadcasters have such a license and composers are paid ‘royalties’ from their fees.

All of the above means that Royalty-Free Music is convenient, affordable and easy-to-use for TV, Film and Advertising producers. 

However, Royalty-free Music can also be seen as generic and is often associated with copycat or bland interpretations of work composed by established artists that would require royalties to be paid for its use. 

Royalty-Free Music has another drawback, particularly when it comes to broadcasting it. Having paid money to the PRS for the right to air music, a broadcaster’s music usage is then tracked by Cue Sheets, a paper trail that ensures that composers get paid for their work. 

In this scenario, cue sheets determine where the PRS money goes. Many libraries that offer Royalty Free music require that cue sheets are filled out properly.
To find your ideal production music track now simply use Audio Network’s Search function.

 
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Music Usage

Please select your usage type for prices of tracks

JUST
$1.25
PER TRACK (NO VAT)

Download for Personal Use

Covers downloading for personal audio-only use and storage. This includes saving the file on your computer or mp3 player and listening to the track.

If you wish to use the music track(s) in an audio-visual production you will need to take out either the Home / Student Productions licence, or one of our professional licences, depending on the usage type.

JUST
$1.35
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Home / Student Productions

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single non-commercial home/student film or other multi-media project. This includes productions created at home, within an education facility, community centre or religious establishment. You are permitted to distribute the finished audio-visual production to friends and family, festivals, or third party content sites such as YouTube.
This usage type excludes any form or commercial exploitation, or the promotion of a business or service.

UP TO
$150
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Online / Corporate / Charity Productions

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single corporate, charity or brand film, computer game, app or multimedia presentation. This covers distribution on websites (including third party content sites such as YouTube or Vimeo), DVD and live events.
This usage type excludes productions for TV, Radio and Film, commercials for Cinema, Radio and Television, productions for Retail Sale or Cover Mount and Audio-only CDs. Please contact us if you wish to discuss clearing these additional rights.
Public performance of the finished production on a web site or at a live event will require an additional public performance licence from the relevant collection society in your territory. However, public performance on user-generated content sites such as YouTube should already be covered by the site owner’s licence.

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

UP TO
$195
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV / Radio / Film Productions

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV, Radio and Film production. All rights in the sound recording and musical work are cleared for the world, for multi-platform distribution, in perpetuity. The above licence clears the rights for one programme or episode. Please contact us if you wish to use the track in multiple programmes, or episodes.
This usage type excludes Cinema, Radio and Television commercials, productions for Retail Sale or Cover Mount, Audio-only CDs and any Public Performance

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

JUST
$495
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Radio Commercials

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single Radio commercial. All rights in the sound recording and musical work are cleared for the world, for multi-platform distribution, in perpetuity.
Different versions of commercials require separate licences.

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

JUST
$595
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV / Cinema Commercials

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV or Cinema commercial. All rights in the sound recording and musical work are cleared for the world, for multi-platform distribution, in perpetuity.
Different versions of commercials require separate licences.

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

Unauthorised synchronisation use, copying, hiring, lending, broadcast and public performance are strictly prohibited.





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