Production Music Libraries - The Jargon Explained!

Production Music, Buy Out Music, Rights Free Music. What Does It All Mean?

We call it "production music" others call it everything from "stock music" "media music", "rights free music", "pre-cleared music", "buy out music" and all sorts of other variations on the theme. Often, the name doesn't really describe the type of music library you're using.

In our earlier chapter we've explained the different types of production music libraries that our out there. Check out this section before reading on, so that you are clear with what the terms mean.

Types Of Production Music Libraries
Once you understand the types of music libraries that operate, you'll quickly understand that a lot of the ways of describing production music fall into these categories. Below, we list the same categories from the Types Of Production Music Libraries Page, and list the terms commonly used to describe them underneath. You can click on each term for a more precise definition. You'll see that sometimes the terms are repeated for different categories, which explains why it's useful to know a thing or two about the company you're purchasing music from so that you know you're getting what you want. 

1. Traditional Production Music Library

Common terms to describe the music:

2. Second Generation Production Music Library (exclusive)

Common terms to describe the music:

3. Second Generation Production Music Library (non-exclusive)

Common terms to describe the music:

4. Royalty Free Music Library

Common terms to describe the music:

Click on the links above for a detailed definition of each term. You should now have a good knowledge of what music you want and from what company. You can search for Cinephonix Production Music here

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