The name Pre-cleared refers to the 'rights' that are held in the music. Most importantly the right to use the music. Pre-cleared music companies 'clear' the rights to use the music when they obtain the music from the composer. By doing this they make it simple for you to obtain permission to use the music because you only have to purchase a license from that company, and you are ready to go. Hence the term, pre-cleared!
Pre-cleared Music is used for a vast number of media uses. Everything from "hold music" to the top Hollywood blockbusters use Pre-cleared Music. Pre-cleared 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 Pre-cleared Music is written with media use in mind, good pre-cleared music companies should 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 pre-cleared music library including stings, submixes and alternative versions here
Pre-cleared Music is often described as Stock Music
, Production Music
or Library 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 Pre-cleared Music.
At Cinephonix we try to be clear and transparent in how you can use our music. All our music is pre-cleared for your immediate use. 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 media music library and aim to deliver on service and quality every day.
You can find more details on the history of pre-cleared music libraries, types of companies and details on Cinephonix production music below.
History Of Pre-cleared MusicPre-cleared Music CompaniesLicensing Our Pre-cleared MusicSearch Our Music Library Now