The name refers to the copyright in the music. Copyright is often abbreviated to simple "rights". It name is actually a misnomer, because copyright or rights exists in all music by law and you can't actually have music that didn't have copyright at the outset (see our copyright section). However the term Rights Free is used to describe the level of permissions you need to seek when you want to use that piece of music.You need to be careful when you are purchasing Rights Free Music, because often it is not rights free at all! A number of companies market music as rights free, but then in the small print, they restrict the use of the music in particular ways. Common restrictions include use of the music across different media platforms - for example you might purchase Rights Free Music for use on the Internet - but it might not allow you to use the music for your next Hollywood feature film project. Rights Free Music is also often called Royalty Free Music or Copyright Free Music or Buyout Music. Again, always make sure you read the small print - as it might not be as simple to use as it seems.
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 do not describe Cinephonix music as Rights Free because it isn't. However, our simple licensing means that when you purchase our music, you only have to pay the one upfront fee for the music use. We do collect royalties from companies that broadcast our music. These companies are usually major television broadcasters, YouTube, Cinemas and others. These companies have blanket licenses in place with the major collection societies. So it's not up to you to pay these costs.
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