So What Is Stock Music?
Stock Music is a commonly used term to describe music specifically written for use in film, tv production, commercials, radio, gaming, corporate videos the internet and more.
The name Stock Music, stems from 'stock footage' and 'stock photo' companies. They license their production in a similar way to music companies, and therefore the term Stock Music has become associated with production music libraries.
Everything from "hold music" to the top Hollywood blockbusters use Stock Music. Stock 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 Stock Music is written with media use in mind, good stock 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 stock music library including stings, submixes and alternative versions here
Stock Music is often described as Media 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 stock music companies
. This will help you make the right choice and avoid some of the pitfalls and confusion often associated with purchasing Stock 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 stock music library and aim to deliver on service and quality every day.
You can find more details on the history of stock music libraries, types of companies and details on Cinephonix stock music below.
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