For those of you that may have missed our recent Professional Music Buyers Guide series, we’ve created a round-up so you can catch up on them from one place.
If you’re a media professional that licenses music for your productions then this guide is for you. If there are any areas of music licensing that you still need clarification on feel free to get in touch and we’ll do our best to shed some light on it.
If you prefer to watch or listen, we have a video / audio round-up of all these posts here ‘Video Tutorial: Professional Music Buyers Guide‘.
We created this series to help those professional music buyers that are often overwhelmed by the abundance of music libraries and the varying terms each of them have. Our intention is to offer a better understanding of music licensing and give some insight into the various aspects that may affect them and/or their clients. > Read this post
Media professionals that license music need to understand the different aspects of music royalties so that they know what areas are covered by their music license. It can be a complicated subject so to keep it relevant to you, the professional music buyer, there are three main royalty areas that you should be aware of and how they relate to your production. > Read this post
The good news for professional music buyers is that there is no shortage of music libraries for licensing music. However, each music library will have their own proprietary license agreement and procedures for licensing music so before you start browsing the many libraries it is worth understanding the different types of libraries and how they work. > Read this post
You may have heard of the terms royalty free music, stock music, library music, copyright free music, production music etc. and you may wonder what the differences are. Well, they basically mean the same thing, libraries just use varying terminology on their websites. What does differ, is the type of music license, what it covers and the procedure for licensing. > Read this post
OK, so you now know about the different types of music royalties, understand how music libraries work and the various terms used to describe the music itself. But, you may be in a situation where even after licensing music you have been approached by a royalty collection society such as PRS, PPL, ASCAP, BMI. > Read this post
We included Content ID in our Professional Music Buyers Guide as it is a fingerprinting technology that crops up more and more. It is worth knowing about especially if you license music for use in your YouTube videos. Some libraries have opted into this technology which can lead to adverts displaying on your videos and a Copyright notice from YouTube. > Read this post
This series of posts has highlighted areas of music licensing that you should be aware of but to round it off we wanted to talk about working with clients and our thoughts on how to limit your liability when given the task of sourcing and licensing music for projects. > Read this post
There may be areas of music licensing that haven’t been answered here, if that’s the case, please feel free to comment or message us and we’ll be happy to add to our Professional Music Buyers Guide.
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