Royalty free music

professional, affordable and legally safe

Browse our royalty free music catalogue sorted by:
topic e.g. business, documentary, sports
genre e.g. lounge, electro, relaxation
mood e.g. happy, relaxed, harmonical
instrument e.g. piano, strings, orchestra

your advantages on audiocrowd


hand-picked music catalogue

Nicht jeder gemafreie Track schafft es in unseren Katalog. Strenge Ohren selektieren nur die beste gemafreie Musik für Ihre Videos und Projekte.

professional composers

Profis bei der Arbeit: Unser internationales Komponisten-Team deckt ein breites Spektrum an musikalischen Stilen ab.

royalty-free certificate included

Jeder Track beinhaltet eine GEMA-Freistellung mit detaillierten Urheberangaben. Damit Sie bei der Prüfung auf der sicheren Seite sind.

commissioned production

Sie möchten individuelle gemafreie Musik kaufen? Opener, Audiobranding oder Hintergrundmusik erstellen unsere Komponisten exklusiv für Sie.

fair pricing

Wir setzen auf ein faires Preismodell: ob Imagefilm, Werbespot oder Podcast - wir bieten für jeden Anwendungsfall die passende Lizenz.

for youtube and vimeo

Sie können unsere Musik für Ihre eigenen Videos auf Vimeo, Youtube und anderen Videoportalen einsetzen.

new tracks


Running Feelnew
Gloomy and mystical. Film or documentation. Elektropop, Good 80s track. Film music for street bands, night shots and technical recordings. factories
03:43
Ambientixnew
This gloomy track is great for documentaries and night shots.
03:52
Happy Ding Ding Themenew
This is the happy dingding theme. time for good mood and happiness. Perfect for promotional videos or TV advertising with emotions.
02:13
Happy tutorialnew
Positive background music perfect for: tutorials, educational videos, background music, presentations, infographics and animations.
01:45
Atmos electron
Atmospheric pad sounds and mechanical techno drumbeats. Great for technology, science and product demos.
03:56
Space Made Club
Mechanical drums and a mixture of keys and basslines create a stylish techno beat.
06:47
Heroic Orchestral Theme
Epic, heroic, emotional orchestral piano composition.
03:15
Circus Benny
02:42
Gathering in the Forest
00:50
Emotional Hip-Hop
Emotional piano hip-hop track...
01:26
All tracks (430)

These brands rely on our composers:

  • ARD
  • AIRBUS
  • BP
  • BILD.DE
  • BUNDESMINISTERIUM FüR UMWELT
  • C3 ENERGY
  • CAMPBELLS SOUP
  • CHEVROLET
  • COCA COLA
  • DEUTSCHE WELLE
  • EVANGELISCHES MEDIENHAUS GMBH
  • FRISKIES
  • GRAUPAUSE
  • HAZ-TV
  • HAAGEN-DAZS
  • HEIMSPIEL GMBH
  • MARIO BARTH
  • MERCEDES-BENZ
  • N24
  • ORAL-B
  • PHILIPS
  • R+V VERSICHERUNGEN
  • RT DEUTSCH.
  • SONY MUSIC
  • SPIEGEL ONLINE
  • SWAROVSKI
  • TECHNIKER KRANKENKASSE
  • TELEKOM
  • UFA
  • UNIVERSITäT PADERBORN
  • VW

License royalty-free music - how it works

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Find the right track

The search for the right music on audiocrowd is simple and intuitive. Whether by instrument, genre or tempo: You decide which criteria the music has to meet.

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Layout download

Deal still not sure? Download a layout version for your pitch for free. Once you have been awarded the project, you can obtain the appropriate usage license.

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Purchase a license starting at

For every track on audiocrowd, you can purchase a project-based usage license (including bill and GEMA clearance)

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Use legally compliant music

With every purchase you will receive a royalty-free certificate incl. GEMA exemption. Use music from audiocrowd and you are legally on the safe side - no royalty fees after purchase.

Info about royalty-free music

audiocrowd answers frequently asked questions about royalty-free music. If you miss information about this topic, do not hesitate and contact us.

What is a collecting society like ASCAP or GEMA?

The GEMA is the "Society for Musical Performing Rights and Mechanical Reproduction Rights". This and other collecting societies like ASCAP form contracts with artists (so-called protection or permission contracts). With this contract, a composer entrusts the GEMA or ASCAP or other collecting societies with monitoring the public use of his works.

Which responsibilities do collection societies have?

As soon as the work of a composer who has contracted a collecting society like GEMA or ASCAP is used, the collecting society has the right to collect a license fee (royalty) for the public broadcast or performance of his music from the user (e.g., a radio station, a restaurant, a concert venue, a store). Collected fees - minus the administrative costs - are redistributed according to a set ratio to the members of the GEMA or ASCAP.

What is royalty-free music?

Works become "GEMA-free" or "royalty-free" as soon as a composer is not registered with the GEMA or any other major collecting society or as soon as a GEMA member explicitly excludes some of his works (in the context of audiovisual productions) from protection by the GEMA. This does not yet mean that the music can be utilized commercially.

What are the advantages of royalty-free music?

Depending on the specific instance, royalty-free music is considerably cheaper than GEMA- or ASCAP-protected material. Once a license has been purchased, no other costs arise and there is no need to finance a costly bureaucratic structure. Costs are always transparent and can be easily planned. A license can be purchased very easily online in our shop.

Is royalty-free music professional?

Even today, many still consider royalty-free music as tootling or elevator music. And yet today, even royalty-free music is produced professionally and at a high qualitative standard and does not fall behind the GEMA or ASCAP repertoire in terms of quality. The music on audiocrowd is subject to strict quality tests and is produced in accordance with modern standards by expert composers and producers. Today, royalty-free music is diversely and creatively used by many renowned businesses.

Is royalty-free music legally safe?

The music on audiocrowd is legaly risk-free. For every purchase, you receive a verified license you can submit to the GEMA or ASCAP or any other collecting society. This document contains all relevant information on the composer and the work itself. Only with such a license is it possible to prove to a collecting society that you are utilizing royalty-free music.

What is license-free music?

License-free music is a misleading term, for it implies that the music is completely free to use. All music is protected by copyright, i.e., the composer of the work alone can decide on the utilization and distribution of his work. Because of this, "license-free music" does not exist.

What does "GEMA-free" or royalty-free mean?

The GEMA is the "Society for Musical Performing Rights and Mechanical Reproduction Rights" and a German collecting society like the ASCAP. The society forms contracts with artists (so-called protection or permission contracts). With this contract, a composer entrusts the GEMA with monitoring the public utilization of his works. As soon as the work of a composer who has contracted the GEMA is used, the GEMA has the right to collect a license fee (royalty) for the public broadcast or performance of his music from the user (e.g., a radio station, a restaurant, a concert veneu, a store). Collected fees - minus the administrative costs - are redistributed according to a set ratio to the members of the GEMA.

Which advantages does royalty-free music offer?

Royalty-free music tends to be cheaper than music of a major. In addition to acquiring a license, there are no additional costs. The costs are always transparent and easy to plan.