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What is royalty free music anyhow?

Royalty Free Music is production music that the licensor pays a one-time sync fee, and is issued the rights to use that music, in media productions, as often as they wish, for perpetuity.  Please note, “Royalty Free” does not cover public performance royalties. We wrote an article about royalty free music on the stockmusic.net blog: What is […]

November 28, 2018

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What is a “Performance Rights Organization”?

A Performance Right Organization (PRO for short) exist to work on the behalf of musicians, ensuring they receive a fair share of public performance royalties. PROs work with broadcasters and distributors of media and track presentations. From that data, they bill the distributors a percentage of their revenue and forward the performance royalties to the […]

November 28, 2018

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Does your library participate in YouTube’s Content ID?

No, only the direct copyright holder or a library with exclusive rights can participate in ContentID. Because we are a non-exclusive library, we do not satisfy the requirements to participate in ContentID. If you music is represented by a library or a library management system that uses ContentID, then we do not want your music […]

November 28, 2018

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How do public performance royalties work for production music?

Under copyright law, a public performance of a musical work takes place whenever a composition is played in a public place. This includes usage as background music in pubs, restaurants, stores, on-hold system and phone messaging systems, as well as broadcast television, radio, film, web, and multimedia applications. The music may be broadcast on its […]

November 28, 2018

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When will I hear back from you?

We get dozens of applications every month. Our current backlog evaluating new artists is 6 to 8 months. We ask for your patience while we review every application.

November 28, 2018

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How do composers get paid in the realm of royalty free music?

How do I get paid? We have three main licenses; a public performance license titled “Audio Only License”, a “Media Producers License” and extended licenses. Our “Audio Only” license covers usage for background playback in retail, restaurants, on-hold systems, plays, theaters etc.  The Audio Only license is for any application where the music is presented […]

November 28, 2018

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What are the licensing terms of the agreement with stockmusic.net?

The artist representation agreement is non-exclusive. This means you retain the copyright. You are also free to submit the music to any other library as long as it is also non-exclusive. Please keep in mind, once your material is accepted to any non-exclusive library, it is highly discouraged to later sign an exclusive agreement with […]

November 28, 2018

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What can I do to increase my chances of making it into your library?

First, make sure to apply with only your best work. Second, don’t just forward us your sound cloud profile. We just delete applicants that do this. Please take some time and write a little about yourself. We want to learn who you are, and where we can find more information about your music career. Finally, […]

November 28, 2018

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