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On this page we answer frequently asked questions about our platform and music licensing. If you missed a desired information on these topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What is audiocrowd?

What can I use this music for?

What is GEMA-free music?

What are the advantages of GEMA-free music?

Is GEMA-free music professional?

Is every music track on audiocrowd GEMA-free? Are the composers not members of collecting societies?

What is royalty-free music?

What is GEMA?

What are GEMA's responsibilities?

I have a YouTube channel. Do I need a new license for each video?

What do I get when I buy a music track?

What is the purpose of the GEMA exemption?

Are track variants included in the price?

Can I edit or modify a purchased music track?

I want to use a track as an intro or outro. Which license is right for me?

In which formats do I receive the music files?

I need formats for my phone system. Are these formats also included after purchase?

My video or project appears in multiple languages. Do I need to buy multiple licenses?

May I test the music before purchasing?

When can I download my tracks?

What means of payment are accepted? Is payment on account possible?

Can I use a purchased track for other projects?

I am unsure which license is appropriate for my project. What should I do?

I can't find a suitable music title for my project. What should I do?

What does the note 'YouTube ContentID' next to a track mean?

Are all music titles GEMA-free, AKM-free, SUISA-free, etc.?

Do I have to place a copyright notice / source note in my project?

Is there a subscription or flat rate?

I am a musician myself. Can I publish my music on audiocrowd?

Am I allowed to publish projects I've created for a client as a reference in my portfolio (e.g. website)?

May I register the purchased music in fingerprinting databases (e.g. ContentID on YouTube)?

Is it possible to upgrade a license after the fact?

My project is required in different technical file formats. Do I need a new license each time?

I am working on behalf of a client. Can I add him as a licensee?

Is it possible to place an order without a customer account?

Where can I download the track after purchase?

Is the watermark 'audiocrowd preview' also available in the purchased version?

Why do I have to provide information about my project when purchasing?

How long will I have access to my music tracks, invoice and GEMA exemption on the server?

Are my licenses valid after a subscription expires?

I have a question that is not answered on this page. Where can I post my question?

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Our products at a glance

Music for videos, podcasts and other media projects

On audiocrowd you will find high-quality music for your videos, image films, podcasts and other media projects. Use our search to quickly find the right music for your project. If you need only a few titles, the single purchase is right for you. If you need more music, we recommend our music subscription.

Music packages for events and shows

Download the right background music for your event. Browse our music packages and save the GEMA fees. Our music packages are each 2h long and after licensing you will not incur any further costs.

Telephone announcements and waiting loops

We produce an individual telephone greeting for you with our team of speakers and provide the appropriate music. So that your company presents itself in the best light with every call.

Instore radio: Background music for retail stores

We put together the right playlists for your store and save you half of the GEMA fees on the side. With our in-store radio, you always have the latest music and can conveniently play out your own announcements and advertising offers in your store.

Sound effects for videos, podcasts and other media projects

On audiocrowd you will find high-quality sound packages and individual sound effects for your videos, image films, podcasts and other media projects. Use our search to quickly find the right sound effects for your project.

Professional voice actors for your projects

You need the right voice for your video or project? You will find what you are looking for in our speaker pool. Whether it's a simple telephone announcement or a multilingual commercial. Our speakers look forward to working with you.

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Music by topic

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Music by genre


Music by mood

You can buy royalty-free music of many different musical genres on audiocrowd. Whether for ad commercials, business music, music on hold, youtube videos, corporate movies or background music for your holiday videos: find great royalty free music for your topic. Legally safe and easy. We offer you a transparent pricing model and an attractive flat rate for royalty free music for agencies and power users.