short, royalty free music and sound effects are sounds
and music tracks that may be used without complicated music licenses. Royalty
free music may be used without worries as to paying union fees for musicians,
expensive composer fees and lengthy contracts, or per-performance royalties.
When purchasing music and sounds under a royalty-free license, the user pays
for the right to use a specific track in a given project.
Royalty free music and sound effects are often referred to as “library
music.” Where as standard production music is often written specifically
for a project (usually to match picture), library music is usually pre-recorded
without picture, and is then brought in to a production on an as-needed basis.
Generally, music libraries are large, expensive collections of CDs that contain
music and sound effects by one or more music producers and composers, hence
the term “library music.” Quite often, music libraries will charge
both a license fee and a fee for the purchase of the tracks or CD.
Traditional royalty free music libraries tend to be limiting in the scope of
music that they offer. Library music collections are often limited to a single
musical style or sound, while some are produced for specific applications in
mind. For example, there are many libraries that only contain music intended
for horror films, others written specifically for children’s shows, while
others only containing hip-hop drum beats. As you can see, collecting enough
library music to cover a wide range of projects can be daunting, not to mention
At productiontrax.com, we believe in making your music-purchasing experience
as simple as possible. With traditional music libraries, you will often have
to purchase an entire collection of music just to use that one track that you
liked, and the rest of the music sits on your CD rack collecting dust. Not a
very good investment of your space, time, or money. At productiontrax.com, you
choose only the music you know you will use, eliminating the excess music that
you will never even listen to. Furthermore, the music at productiontrax.com
covers just about every style and genre imaginable!
Many music libraries ask for additional license fees in order to use their music
in different scale projects. Sure, many will sell you a track for $49.00 and
say it is royalty-free music, but then when you read the fine print, you realize
that in order to use the track in your regional TV commercial project, you have
to pay their broadcast license fee. Not at productiontrax.com. Here, we give
you your license options up front. Our four licenses are scaled by usage type
to make licensing music as easy and affordable as possible. Our licenses are
scaled and priced by the composers themselves to make sure that our musicians
get fair market value of their music, while you pay no more than you really
have to for great royalty free music. When you download your track at productiontrax.com,
there are no more hidden costs and no more work for you.