Is royalty free music the same as stock music and what about production music and copyright free music?
Don’t be thrown by the terminology. Royalty free music, production music, library music, stock music, copyright free music, these are just a few of the terms used to describe the same thing.
Many music libraries use a variety of these terms on their websites.
The real differentiator is the type of music license agreement and what it covers. If you haven’t already done so, read Professional Music Buyers Guide: Understanding Music Royalties to learn more about the different types of music royalties that you should be aware of. You can also read more about the different types of music libraries.
Make sure you know the different areas of music copyright and that your license covers these for your project.
Read next post in this guide: Understanding Royalty Collection Societies