What is a Music License & Why Do I Need One?
A license is the legal and necessary permission to use our music in any production. When you license music for a production, you need to obtain the rights to two distinct things: the composition and the actual recording of that composition. These two sides of a music license are often referred to as the "publishing" and the "master" rights, respectively. Often the folks who control the publishing rights don't control the recordings. So, historically, it was very difficult for creators to track down all the entities necessary to license these rights. APM Music is the solution to this problem because we grant both the publishing and master rights with our licenses.
If you are looking to use more music, APM also offers blanket options to allow you to use unlimited music within a specified term. Depending on your music needs, your Account Executive can help you determine which option is best for you. We do NOT require any kind of licensing minimums or subscription fees from our clients. Please reach out to an Account Executive for more details. If you do not have an APM account executive, register by clicking below. APM also offers blanket options to allow you to use unlimited music for a specified term. We do NOT require any licensing minimums or subscription fees from our clients. Please contact your Account Executive directly for more details.
To license per use or on a per production basis, APM offers a pay-per-use licensing option, also known as "needledrop pricing". Needledrop refers to the amount of times a track is used within a single production. A single needledrop is one continuous use of a track, up to the track's full duration. APM offers a pay-per-use licensing option, also known as "needledrop pricing". Needledrop refers to the amount of times a track is used within a single production. A single needledrop is one continuous use of a track, up to the track's full duration.
Registering with APM Music
You can search and listen to any of the tracks on our site. When you’re ready to download, share or create projects, you will need to become a registered user. Registration is quick and easy. Click the REGISTER NOW button below to get started.
You can register at any time by filling out the Registration page. Our Customer Support Team will then contact you directly to finish the registration process.
Starting work on a production? Register for an account and you’ll get immediate access to search, listen and download music from our entire catalog Register Now
The Search Begins
Once you are registered, you will be able to create project folders, make projects and share project links for easy access to the music you need.
Check out our APM Music Search Guide for tips on how to search, filter, create projects and more!
If you just can’t seem to find what you need, contact your APM Music Account Executive or our Account Development Dept. at 323.461.3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can put in a music search request to have one of our expert Music Directors prepare a curated project list of recommended tracks!
Once registered, you can create project folders, share links and download tracks. Check out our APM Music Search Guide for tips or contact us to help curate the perfect tracks for your project. Start Your Search
How to License
After you have found the perfect music, you will need to contact your APM Music Account Executive or Account Development Team to find out the cost of a license to use that track in your production. Our rates are different for every type of production and the pricing is based on a number of different factors such as type of production, media, etc.
Connect with your APM Music Account Executive or Account Development Rep to request a license quote. Our rates are different for every type of production and the pricing is based on various factors like the type of production, length of use. etc. Contact Us