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Quick and easy royalty free music licensing

The royalty free music you find on this website has been composed for use in productions made for television, radio, film, theatre, multimedia, games, podcasts, web streaming or any other production where music will be synchronised with other audio and/or visual images.

By paying a one-off fee you will be granted a non-exclusive licence to use a piece of music in your productions as many times as you like.  This method of licensing is considerably cheaper than using commercially-released music or conventional music library tracks. Learn more by reading our royalty free music explained page. Also read our music licence details page.

Our library of high quality royalty free music is written by talented composers who retain the copyright in their music.  The money paid to us for licences is split 50/50 with the composer.

The music2license site offers a straightforward way to license royalty free music for your productions.  

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Friendly personal service

At Music2license we understand that you may not have the time to sort through long search result lists of tracks so we offer to find music for you. Just email ian@music2license.com a brief description of the type of feel and genre of music that you are looking for and we will send you a short list of suitable tracks for your consideration.

If you would like to try a track in your production before you purchase a licence, please email ian@music2license.com an we'll send you a watermarked MP3 file so you can make sure the track suits your production.

 

Hand picked tracks

All the royalty free music tracks found on this site have been hand picked and checked for both composition and audio quality by the Music2license team.

Some royalty free music websites allow composers to upload their own music without it first being quality checked, which results in high volumes of music to trawl though with a fairly low quality threshold. You can rest assured that when you perform a music search with Music2license you will be presented with a list of high quality tracks that are relevant to your search criteria and the list won’t take you hours to browse and listen to.

To make choosing suitable royalty free music for your production easier and quicker, each track has its own brief description and, if you click on a track’s “details” button, you will also see a list of key words relating to the feel of the piece and a list of possible uses. Some tracks will also have several different versions which you can browse and play from the details page.

 

Music file format

The royalty free music tracks on Music2license.com are downloadable as MP3 files which are mainly encoded at 256kbps but more recent additions are 320kbps. If you would prefer to have your tracks in WAV format then please email info@music2license.com after you have taken delivery of your MP3 files and we will send you WAV file versions of the tracks you have purchased via FTP. 
 

Is royalty free music copyright free?

Some companies refer to royalty free music as "copyright free music". This is a misleading title as the music is usually not "copyright free". When a composer writes an original musical work they create copyright in that work which they own, unless they sign the copyright over to a publisher.

If a composer chooses to license their music out on a non-exclusive royalty free basis it does not mean they relinquish the copyright in their work and they can still be paid royalties for the public performance of their work. These are royalties that are generated when music, or a production containing the music, is played to a public audience (eg broadcast on television or radio or played in a cinema or theatre, etc). These royalties are funded from the broadcaster's or end user's licence fee that is paid to the relevant performing rights organisation and does not present the production with any additional costs. The performing rights organisation will distribute these royalties to the composer or copyright owner.

Learn more about royalty free music on our royalty free music explained page.

 

Recent Royalty Free Music Additions

Just added several more Michael Kakhiani tracks to the library: the poignant and emotive In the Blur, the concerned and mysterious Labyrinth, the passionate and touching Memories, the warm and gentle Near the Sea, the atmospheric and slightly mysterious New Perspective, the intense and dramatic No Limits and the light and mellow Pleasant Melodies. Other tracks recently added tracks by Michael are: Sentiments which is a slow, gentle solo piano piece with a compassionate feel, The Drama, a dramatic, cinematic underscore, The Future, a light and optimistic instrumental with an expectant feel, a busy solo piano piece entitled Through the Glass with a troubled, tense feel and Touch of Wind a gentle and stirring instrumental with an inspiring, hopeful feel.

The new Ian Kirton track  "Berlin Slippers" has just been added to the library and is available for immediate licensing. It's an upbeat indie guitar pop track with a positive friendly feel. Numerous alternative mixes, commercial cuts and stings are also available.

Another composer to join us recently is the Canadian soul, hip hop and funk royalty free music producer Mikhail Galkin. We have just added 10 of his tracks to the site including the downbeat hip-hop instrumental with a moody, atmospheric feel "Message", the medium paced, retro indie rock / pop track "Entitled", the cool and stylish hybrid of hip hop, soul and funk "Afterrain", and the retro and nonchalant funk / soul track "Arguments". 

Other recent additions include 5 new Niklas Aman royalty free music tracks: The gentle, minimalist harp and piano piece "Signs Of Spring", the warm, friendly and laid back "Fab Times", the quirky, curious and slightly mysterious "Sunshine", and the enthusiastic and optimistic "Sum Things Up".


 

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