FAQ

  • Will you be making any music videos for your library?
    Categories: All, Music Licensing
    No. There are a thousand other things on which to spend our resources that much more directly help our clients, content partners and friends meet deadlines and make money with their productions.
  • A track I had in my Favorites and Playlist is gone. What happened to it?
    Categories: All, Music Library
    Very rarely we may need to remove a track from the site. Feel free to contact us for specific information on the removal of a track you might have been interested in.
  • Can I get The License Lab music on CDs?
    Categories: All, Legal
    No. We believe the environmental impact, storage space hassles, and extra expense for everyone involved are no longer worth the effort, and we’ve built our business model on the concept of a continuous stream of new music… no more needing to wait for CDs to be finished, mastered, manufactured, packaged, delivered, imported, and organized.
  • Does The License Lab contain any re-titled songs from bands or indie artists?
    Categories: All, Legal
    No. We believe in the significant benefits for our clients provided by exclusivity in licensed music. We maintain a list of friendly and helpful re-title non-exclusive libraries to whom we regularly refer new customers who may be better suited by the non-exclusive business model… happy to help, just send us an email.
  • Do you accept submissions from new composers?
    Categories: All, Music Library
    We’re always interested in finding new people who are passionate about making music. The best way to see if we’re a good fit is to send us some of your best tracks (2 or 3) via our SoundCloud Dropbox. Please be aware that given our current production commitments, we're not always able to respond as quickly as we like, and we're extremely selective about the projects we consider.
  • Does The License Lab offer music on hard drives?
    Categories: All, Production Music
    For some clients hard drives make the most sense or are a legal necessity. If you think you’re in this position, give us a shout by email or phone and we’ll set you up.
  • How much music does The License Lab release online each year?
    Categories: All, Music Library
    As much as possible. Really. We’re committed to releasing at least 10 new tracks every week, and so far we’re way ahead of that schedule.
  • Is the music at The License Lab copyright-free or royalty-free?
    Categories: All, Music Licensing
    No, you must obtain a license from us in order to be in compliance with United States Copyright Law, and the relevant performance royalties need to be paid through the appropriate performing rights society (ASCAP,BMI, SESAC).
  • Can The License Lab help me find the right music for my project?
    Categories: All, Credits
    Definitely. It’s one of our very favorite things to do… get in touch by email, IM, or phone (1-855-THE-LAB1) and we’ll jump right on it.
  • Can I use The License Lab music without paying for it?
    Categories: All, Credits
    Well, the short answer is no. If you’re a student or non-profit, for example, we have offered some steep discounts in the past... but feel anything of quality is worth attaching some value to. Get in touch with us, tell us about your project, and we'll find a way to work within the budgets typical for your industry.
  • I am outside the United States and want to license music from The License Lab. Who can help me?
    Categories: All, Music Licensing
    Check our content partner detail pages for additional information on international representatives.
  • Is the music available at The License Lab considered part of a Buy-Out library?
    Categories: All, Music Library
    No, we are a production music library distributor with a select group of exclusive catalog offerings. We maintain a list of friendly and helpful Buy Out libraries to whom we regularly refer new customers who may be better suited by the Buy-Out/Royalty-Free business model… happy to help, just send us an email.
  • I need some music in a style that I can’t seem to find anywhere. Does The License Lab handle special requests?
    Categories: All, Credits
    Absolutely. Send us an email or call 1-855-THE-LAB1 and we’ll rev up our team to help get you the music you need.