Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music, a process intended to ensure that the owners of musical works are properly compensated for certain uses of their work. The purchaser of the music licensing typically has limited rights to use a work without a separate agreement, to avoid copyright infringement. For example, a film production studio might purchase the rights to a musician's song, but with several conditions: only within the use for one specific film, only if the musician is prominently listed in the film credits, or other rules like these.
For independent creators, music licensing is a difficult process to navigate. Established film houses and production studios might already have agreements in place with large record labels, or personal connections to networks of musicians and composers. Independent producers need to work through this on a smaller scale, which is hard to do without the infrastructure and networks that larger companies offer.
In order to avoid music licensing issues, many creatives use royalty-free music libraries to curate music for their work, or use convenient apps to add music to their videos. These services offer thousands of tracks of licensed music, and the best part is, the library itself already did the work to license songs. This allows creators to freely use them across any digital platform without worrying about music licensing issues.
There are few options for free music licensing, as the legal process for copyrights and patents can be quite complex. While not quite free, the subscription-based model offered by Soundtracks is the model that offers the most freedom and best value for most creators and producers. The library is constantly growing, with new licensed music uploaded every week. There are a variety of filters and tags for every song, so creators no longer need a music licensing company to find copyrights for the music you want to use, you can simply choose from a pre-selected and readily licensed library of quality tracks from a variety of moods and genres.
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