Royalty Free Music
Purchase once, use forever
Allowed for unlimited projects
Our music is allowed for usage in web-commercials, social media ads, independent films, documentary films, youtube formats, internal presentations, corporate videos, real estate videos, wedding films, fitness films, commercials in television. If you have special requests, please contact us!
What is royalty-free music?
Music you purchase from the Alive Tunes production music archive is royalty-free. This means that after paying a one-time fee, you can use the purchased music as many times as you want (unlimited playback) and for as long as you want, according to the terms specified in the license agreement. You do not have to pay us any additional usage-based license fees.
Please note that our licenses do not include public performance rights. If you are unsure whether your project falls within the scope of public performance, please contact your local collecting society.
How can I use music that I have licensed from Alive Tunes?
We offer 2 simple music licensing options:
The standard license covers many common uses, such as internet videos, corporate videos, and any non-commercially distributed projects, including up to 1000 units of a project intended to bring you revenue.
This license can be used for an unlimited number of projects, worldwide and indefinitely. The Standard license is included with the purchase of a Premium license.
The Premium license covers use for advertising in a single geographic area on television, radio, theater, off-site, point of sale, and industrial and commercial events. It covers unlimited worldwide distribution of projects designed to generate revenue for you.
This license is for a single project for an indefinite period of time.
You can find more details on our license page. If you are not sure which license is right for your needs, just contact us.
Are there any restrictions on the use of Alive Tunes music?
Yes. The license allows you to use the music in a personal or professional setting for yourself, your clients, or your employer. Music from Alive Tunes may not be sold, transferred, bartered, traded, shared, rented, or given to third parties, and the license may not be sublicensed to third parties. Our music may not be resold unless it is embedded in your own work as part of a finished end product. You may not market the music as your own, even if you have added other instruments or a voice to the music. You may not sing over the music and then sell or distribute the song.
The foregoing also applies to all music that Alive Tunes offers for free on the Site, including watermarked audio samples. For more information, please read the Use Restrictions section of our License Agreement.
If you are unsure whether the use you are considering falls under our Use Restrictions, please contact us.
How quickly will I receive the music I license through Alive Tunes?
Within minutes! Once your transaction is processed, you will be immediately redirected to your download page. We will also automatically send a link to the email address you provided. If you did not receive the email with download instructions, please check your “Junk” or “Spam” folder. It may have ended up there. If you are a member of Alive Tunes, you can also access the download through your account.
What about performance rights and cuesheets?
To ensure that our composers are compensated by their respective collecting societies, cuesheets must be completed for productions that are broadcast to the public, such as TV, radio, film, theatrical productions, and commercials. For more information, see the section on cuesheets.
If you are unsure whether your project falls within the scope of public performance, please contact your local collecting society.
Can I buy music through your website, sing my song to it or play guitar to it and sell my album with it?
No, you cannot. This is not allowed.
We are an archive for music productions. Our music is available for use as background music in media productions (websites, videos, DVDs, TV shows, movies, games, etc.). You may not sing over the music track or add an instrument and then market the result as your own music or song, even if the original track has been altered or edited, or if you add other instruments or vocals to the music. This is called a “derivative work” and is illegal. Alive Tunes owns the perpetual copyright to the piece of music and the recording.