While some production budgets include thousands of dollars reserved for securing musical rights, royalty free music is an effective and overlooked alternative for cash strapped enterprises. With comparable selection and quality in addition to being significantly more affordable, the benefits of using royalty free music are vast even beyond the more desirable price point.
The Obvious: Prices Are Significantly Lower
Whereas it may cost thousands to secure rights to a popular track, the vast library of available royalty free music includes pricing that entitles you track rights for less than $100. In some cases, it’s possible to use a track for only a few dollars. Additionally, it’s easy to save with bulk download plans, which start at $199 and provide a variety of selected royalty free music that never expires.
No Legal Complexities to Worry About
Even after paying a high price to secure rights to music, popular songs or those that are not royalty free can present a myriad of legal issues when used in across multimedia formats. In an age where music giants like Universal issue legal threats daily to those who are merely downloading their music for personal use, it’s no wonder that using non-royalty free material for commercial purposes poses a significant legal risk. The cost of litigation with a major corporation will make the initial licensing fee seem like chump change.
Alternatively, royalty free music provides a way of purchasing a song for cheap as well as the right to use it for at least 99 years without any additional licensing fees. This is because royalty free music is pre-cleared, meaning no further licensing application is required to clarify ownership/rights. Most importantly, this means considerably fewer headaches and no legal battles.
No Sacrifice in Discovery, Quality, or Selection
CSS Music’s extensive digital audio worldwide network provides thousands of quality songs at CD level quality, available in formats like MP3, Apple Lossless, AIF and WAV. The database is easy to search through, with a variety of hand-picked genre pages that cater to most imaginable styles and tastes. One can also search by Tele-Trax code, Title, Redi-Trax Waveform, or your own descriptive keywords. Plus, you can listen to every track before you purchase it to ensure the song is highest quality and that it suits your needs.
The legal details of many popular songs are often messy. Song ownership is often divided among multiple owners (someone may own the rights to the verses while another person owns the rights to the chorus) or organizations to account for. With royalty free music, one can be assured that they have flexibility to use the song in any capacity without a legal obstacle. Whether they want to use just a snippet of the track for a commercial or want the whole track to play for a film scene, there are no legal repercussions for flexible usage -- something that is accommodating to all artists.
With more affordable pricing, fewer legal complexities, no sacrifice in quality, and overall greater versatility, the perks of royalty free music are enough to make you forget about jumping through hoops and blowing your budget on a license from a major label. Feel free to start digging into our database today to find the ideal music for your project.