What about royalty-free music?
Completely Royalty-free music means that you as the user of the music will only pay a one-time fee for the usage of the music as long as you use it within the terms of the license bought. Proud Music does not offer rights-managed or needledrop licensing, where literally costs would occur for every single usage.
In terms of modern cross-media usage, royalty-free music is safe, reliable and comes with a clear license statement for you as music user. Royalty-Free Music is sometimes referred to as license-free music which is a wrong term, as a license is always needed, but used commonly anyway.
What kinds of royalty-free music are there?
There are two types: Completely Royalty-Free Music - grey listed tracks on our library - where the composer is NOT registered with a collecting society (PRO) and tracks from PRO-registered composers – marked yellow.
All completely royalty free music tracks rights can be licensed directly from Proud Music with no further license fees for you. For both kinds, sync right are always cleared upfront with no additional cost, however performance royalties may be attributable in the second case, depending on the type of usage and your country's royalty collecting society.
Your Royalty Free Music License
Your purchase comes with a pdf license agreement that shows you the details of your license certificate, the rights included and details about the track. You can forward this to your client, if you are creating productions for them so you have a proof of the correct license issued.