Music Licensing

Find out all the music licensing options available at PlayOnLoop

PlayOnLoop offers two simple royalty-free music licensing options to choose between, depending on your needs and the kind of production you wish to use our music for: Regular and Extended. In both cases, you obtain a single-user license to use the music in perpetuity, paying a one-time fee only. Check the table below for a detailed comparison between licenses. 

Please note: all the short music loops and all the sound effects you can download for free from PlayOnLoop, are not licensed on a Royalty-free basis. They are released under a Creative Commons Attribution license instead.

Regular Music LicenseRegular License

On the web, including Commercially Distributed* Projects, including but not limited to:

  • in online streaming (YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime)
  • Websites and social media
  • Web advertising (including as part of pre-roll advertising) and
  • in Podcasts

Any Project that is NOT Commercially Distributed*, or otherwise expressly set forth as a Extended License use case, including but not limited to:

  • Corporate Videos
  • Videos and Slideshows sold to third parties for non-commercial use (e.g. wedding videos)
  • Apps and video games
  • Film and theatre (student, film festival)
  • TV & radio programming (pilots, public broadcasting)

*A Commercially Distributed Project means the distribution via download or in physical form of more than 1,000 units of any single Project if such Project is intended to generate revenue to you. For any single Project generating revenue only through ads, the distribution limit is extended to 5,000 units.

Regular Music LicenseExtended License

A Commercially Distributed* Project that is otherwise permitted under a Regular License

In an advertisement distributed in a single Territory**:

  • on television (whether distributed via broadcast, cable, or in an “on-demand” context)
  • on the radio
  • Out of Home (e.g., digital billboard)
  • in theaters
  • TV & radio programming (pilots, public broadcasting)

In a film or theatre production or software app or video game, provided the budget for such productions does not exceed (EUR) €1,000,000

In point of sale locations, provided all such locations are located within a single Territory**, including but not limited to usage in:

  • shopping malls
  • point of sale systems
  • in-store displays
  • showroom videos
  • trade shows, industrial fairs and exhibitions

**A Territory Shall be a single sovereign nation.