INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC LICENSING
Music can supercharge the emotional impact of your stories, help you create a unique brand and sell more products. For many creative professionals or small business owners, music licensing is a new topic.
At Triple Scoop Music we make music licensing easy. You simply select a song, choose a license type and download music at http://TripleScoopMusic.com
Then, you can get back to being a creative superhero.
The team at Triple Scoop Music has hand-picked over 25,000 songs by talented independent artists and we make licensing easy, fun and affordable. Here are the basics:
How Music Licensing Really Works:
If you’re new to music licensing, we’re here to help. Let’s start with some facts about music licensing to cover the basics. Then, let’s talk about why your project can benefit from TSM’s award-winning music.
What is a music license?
A music license provides legal permission to use a song for your video, slideshow or within your business. You’ll need a license to add (‘synchronize’) music within your slideshows, videos, film projects and any other types of presentation. You need a license to sell copies of videos or products containing music to your clients or to upload videos/slideshows to your website, Facebook and YouTube. We make this process easy.
Can I use music CDs or files I already own? Can I use the music I bought on iTunes?
No, that would not be legal. When you purchase a music CD at a retail store, or when you buy a song from iTunes, you are only allowed to use the music for personal listening. You cannot use this music legally within your business in any way. If you want to use it, you’ll need a license
What types of licenses do I need to use music in my videos or slideshows?
To license a song for use in your projects, permission must be granted by:
- The owner of the audio recording (usually a record label). This is called a “Master Use” license.
- The copyright owner of the song and lyrics (usually a publishing company). This license is called a “Synchronization” or “Sync” license.
You must have permission from both the record label and the publisher in order to use the recorded song. The tricky part? Many songs have multiple, independent owners. These labels and publishers may not agree on how much to charge for specific types of uses. They often prefer to negotiate independently when a business wants to license a song. If it sounds a little complicated, that's because it is. However, no worries! We've already handled all of these legal issues for every single song in the Triple Scoop Music Catalog.
At Triple Scoop Music we handle 100% of the legal & licensing work behind the scenes for you. You simply purchase a license, download music and get back to being a creative superhero. We make it easy!
What Type of Music License do I need?
At http://TripleScoopMusic.com, you can easily license songs for any type of project. License types include:
- Pro Photographer music license
- Event Filmmaker music license
- Small Business music license
- Crowdfunding music license
(Music for Kickstarter videos, IndieGoGo videos, GoFundMe Videos)
- Corporate music license
- Non-Profit music license
- Film Festival music license
- Websode/Vlog music license
- Real Estate music license
We also offer Custom and B2B licensing for all other types of projects such as TV Advertising, Feature Film, Video Games, Subscriber services, Apps and much more.
Boutique Branding is Unique Branding!
These days, the best boutique brands set themselves apart with independent music that is unique and captivating. The music enhances their story and makes your images, product, or business the true star of the show. Many top brands plus successful photographers and filmmakers use Triple Scoop Music’s hand picked songs to grow their businesses and supercharge their marketing.
We hope this article gets you thinking about the types of music and licensing that will help you take your project and your business to the next plateau!