Technically, a company that sells or licenses production music, does not need to have a "music library". They could simply produce production music to order for each client of customer. Most customers however require access to a diverse range of music and require it immediately for inclusion in their production. Therefore production music companies assemble a library of different music which is immediately available for its customer to use. Hence the term - Library Music!
Library Music is used for a vast number of media uses. Everything from "hold music" to the top Hollywood blockbusters use library music. Library Music is written with the intention of enhancing a product or production. It is not written specifically for direct sale to the public - which is where it differs from commercial music which is sold by record companies around the world.
Since library music is written with media use in mind, good production music companies will aim to offer broadcast quality music, with alternative versions and submixes of each music track. This gives you more choice and flexibility in your edit. You can find details on how to search our music library including stings, submixes and alternative versions here
Library Music is often described as Stock Music
, Production Music
or Media Music
. There are also other terms such as Royalty Free Music
and Buyout Music
, which relate to specific types of music companies and how they license music. To understand what it all these terms mean, first you should read about the different categories of production music companies
. This will help you make the right choice and avoid some of the pitfalls and confusion often associated with purchasing Library Music.
At Cinephonix we try to be clear and transparent in how you can use our music. You can purchase our music simply by selecting your intended usage. For example, music for TV, music for TV ads or music for websites etc. Once you've selected the accurate useage, you are free to use our music in your production. It is cleared worldwide for that use. Simple, straightforward. We are proud of our library music and aim to deliver on service and quality every day.
You can find more details on the history of production music libraries, types of companies and details on Cinephonix production music below.
History Of Library MusicLibrary Music CompaniesLicensing Our Library MusicSearch Our Library Music Now