You are in the market and you want the very best deal for the royalty free music you are going to use in your project. I think you are absolutely right. But are you aware that there are different kinds of royalty free music? The cheapest solutions may be much more expensive than you’ve ever thought! So be careful where to order.
Is cheap royalty free music…
- Royalty free music is not always free from performance rights payments.
- In fact, some libraries or composers seem to offer there work at extremely low pices. They sell you a full CD at a price so low you start wondering: do these people ever eat , do they have any water, gas and electricity at home?
- Make no mistake: the low price is only to attract you to music on which you will pay a high perfomance rights fee afterwards. And there is no way to escape.
- The composers are members of a performance rights organisation (= PRO) and thus this organisation will claim without any doubt the payment of these rights.
- The major performance rights organisations work together internationally. Even if the composer is an Italian that is registered with his countrybased PRO you will be forced to pay the performance rights even if your public is located in the USA or India. The PRO’s have mutual agreements and they work together to collect their money.
- This makes a lot of music that is sold as royalty free music much less free than you would have thought! But now you are aware!
…truly royalty free?
We have decided to work differently and our approach is appreciated by our loyal clients and a growing number of users of our stock music. We are no members of any performance right organisation so don’t pay anything to them. Does this mean we don’t have water or electricity at home? Well, we have actually. Our income is the license fee you pay to use our instrumental music. But we are not represented by a music stock library, an agent, a publisher, a manager or a performance rights organisation and that is a HUGE saving for us. So you pay less for quality stock music. Isn’t that nice ?? If you are in the market for some really affortable truly royalty free music I invite you to check out our website. We have some free background music if you want to give us a try and our library has stock music in different genres, from piano and world music to electro and hip hop beats for rappers. Well, enough shameless self promotion for now 😉
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