How to use royalty free music
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YouTube USAGE: All of our music is safe to use for YouTube videos (including monetized videos). Once purchased, your license permits you to synchronize with visuals and post on sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo without any copyright infringement. PLEASE NOTE: Our music is NOT free to use. YouTube videos are covered under the standard license which is sold with each track.
Royalty Free Music is one of the most affordable and certainly the easiest way to legally use copyrighted music in any multimedia project.
There are several different names for royalty free music including stock music, production music, library music and buyout music. They all amount to the same thing.
For a one-time fee, users are granted rights to use the royalty free music without paying any further charges. There are very few restrictions and the rights purchased are outlined in a music license agreement which must be agreed to before downloads are accessible.
The user is permitted to transfer the royalty free music tracks into their editing system, mix the music with other production elements, such as voice-overs, sound effects and visuals, then distribute the finished product either commercially or non-commercially. There is no restriction on how many times the music can be used in this way so it can be used for multiple projects.
Quantum Music Works provides downloadable royalty free music which can be used as either background music, a main theme or as audio branding in many different ways.
Some common uses for royalty free music include wedding and home videos, corporate, training and industrial DVDs, documentaries, feature films, student films, TV and radio programs, commercials, infomercials, PowerPoint and other business presentations, trade shows, music-on-hold, background music for talking books, slide shows, video games, smart phone and tablet applications, animated features and shorts, websites, web series, webisodes, podcasts, YouTube channels, Christmas, holiday and other greetings cards, toys, board games, store displays, video yearbooks, educational projects, promotional DVDs and CDs.
Royalty free music is a little bit of a misnomer. If any programme or advertisement containing the music is aired on TV then royalties are due to the composer and their publishing company. However, these are not paid by the person who purchased the music track but by the broadcast company. Each year, broadcast companies pay license fees which are forwarded to performance rights associations who in turn pay composers their royalties based on the length of tracks and frequency of use on air. The method used to register and track these pieces of music and their usage is called a cue sheet. The cue sheet will detail all aspects of the show and once submitted will ensure that the composer is rightly paid their royalties. If a cue sheet is not submitted any royalties are pooled and distributed to the top selling artists belonging to that association. So, if a producer does not list the music correctly a well-known recording artist will benefit from the work and artistic efforts of someone else. Quantum Music Works royalty free music license stipulates that a cue sheet must be filed when music is broadcast on television. This ensures that our composers and publishing companies received the royalties they are entitled to.