MUSIC LICENSING FOR VIDEOS 101
WHAT IS ROYALTY FREE MUSIC?
For royalty-free music to exist, that means there is also music which is NOT royalty-free. Every time music that is NOT royalty-free is played in a video, the songwriter/publisher earns royalties (money) because they are the ones who own the song.
Depending on the popularity of the artist or song, this can get REALLY expensive, REALLY fast.
WHAT ABOUT MY FAVORITE SONGS I ALREADY BOUGHT IN ITUNES?
You can't just use the songs you download from iTunes in your videos... because if you read the fine print in your iTunes agreement, you are paying 99 cents per song for "Personal Use" (i.e. you listen to the music at home, on your own device). "Public/Commercial Use", such as including in videos (whether for a small or large audience), is not covered when you buy 99-cent songs online.
WHAT MAKES ROYALTY-FREE MUSIC SPECIAL?
Royalty-free music eliminates a lot of the complicated stuff about using music in videos. Instead of trying to figure out complex back-end royalties, you are charged a clear and simple one-time fee to use royalty-free music. This payment covers the usage of that music for the entire life of the video project you include it in, with zero additional charges. Simple!
CAN I USE THE SAME ROYALTY-FREE SONG IN MULTIPLE PROJECTS?
Yes you can... but you would need to re-purchase the song from our website in order to do so. Why? Because when you make a purchase, you aren't actually buying the song itself, but buying the right to license that song for a single project. So if you want to use a song for three different projects, you need three different licenses. Keep in mind this is the legal way to use music with integrity in your videos. We keep our prices competitive so you can afford to create with integrity!
WHAT'S WITH THE VOICE SAYING "CORESOUNDMUSIC.COM"?
Ah, yes. That is the Coresound Music watermark that prevents piracy. When you purchase a song, all the audio files you receive will have the watermark removed. No worries!