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What is Background Music?

Background Music often refers to the unobtrusive tunes heard in a lift or in a restaurant, and can be another term for musak, piped music or weather music

To many people however, it’s just another name for a musical soundtrack, a bed or an accompanying composition on a:

Click on any of the links above to find out more about background music for TV, films, corporate productions and adverts.

While background music can be almost entirely un-noteworthy, it can also:

  • create atmosphere
  • generate mood
  • prompt & provide narrative

Production music can be referred to as background music, even when it plays a crucial part in the telling of a story.

Our Background Music

Audio Network’s music library has 74,125 original background music tracks and arrangements, all of which are pre-cleared for international TV and multiplatform use in perpetuity.

To find background music for your next project use Audio Network’s search function by clicking here.

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Featured Tracks

3:05
Energetic orchestral romp with whirlwind strings & punchy brass fanfares
 
2:14
Calm, mystical, haunting theme with ethnic percussion
 
2:31
Sinister piano & strings gradually build to mighty brass 'starburst'
 
3:12
Breezy orchestra with panoramic melodies, percussion & lyrical choir
 
3:45
Heroic orchestral Hollywood film score with flowing romance at 1'50
 
3:03
Upbeat indie song with rousing piano & male vocal building to stirring finale
 
 

Our music in the background

The Audio Network Catalogue has been used in loads of productions for TV & Film; here are a few of our recent credits:

Featured Composer

Barrie Gledden

In 1998, Barrie was introduced to the world of production music & instantly knew it was for him. He loves the freedom it gives him to explore different musical genres, getting the same enjoyment from composing an intense atonal documentary piece as playing kazoo on a silly kids romp....

Read here for more on Barrie Gledden.

Background music from Abbey Road Studios

We take pride in the fact that our music is recorded by quality musicians in some of the world's greatest recording studios.

Watch this interview with Audio Network composer Paul Mottram on recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.

 
 
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Music Usage

Please select your usage type for prices of tracks

JUST
$1.69
PER TRACK (NO VAT)

Download for Personal Use

Covers downloading for personal audio-only use and storage. This includes saving the file on your computer or mp3 player and listening to the track.

If you wish to use the music track(s) in an audio-visual production you will need to take out either the Home / Student Productions licence, or one of our professional licences, depending on the usage type.

JUST
$1.85
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Home / Student Productions

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single non-commercial home/student film or other multi-media project. This includes productions created at home, within an education facility, community centre or religious establishment. You are permitted to distribute the finished audio-visual production to friends and family, festivals, or third party content sites such as YouTube.
This usage type excludes any form or commercial exploitation, or the promotion of a business or service.

UP TO
$135
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Online / Corporate / Charity Productions

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single corporate, charity or brand film, computer game, app or multimedia presentation. This covers distribution on websites (including third party content sites such as YouTube or Vimeo), DVD and live events.
This usage type excludes productions for TV, Radio and Film, commercials for Cinema, Radio and Television, productions for Retail Sale or Cover Mount and Audio-only CDs. Please contact us if you wish to discuss clearing these additional rights.
Public performance of the finished production on a web site or at a live event will require an additional public performance licence from the relevant collection society in your territory. However, public performance on user-generated content sites such as YouTube should already be covered by the site owner’s licence.

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

UP TO
$295
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV / Radio / Film Productions

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV, Radio and Film production. All rights in the sound recording and musical work are cleared for the world, for multi-platform distribution, in perpetuity. The above licence clears the rights for one programme or episode. Please contact us if you wish to use the track in multiple programmes, or episodes.
This usage type excludes Cinema, Radio and Television commercials, productions for Retail Sale or Cover Mount, Audio-only CDs and any Public Performance

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

JUST
$195
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Radio Commercials

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single Radio commercial. All rights in the sound recording and musical work are cleared for the world, for multi-platform distribution, in perpetuity.
Different versions of commercials require separate licences.

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

JUST
$495
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV / Cinema Commercials

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV or Cinema commercial. All rights in the sound recording and musical work are cleared for the world, for multi-platform distribution, in perpetuity.
Different versions of commercials require separate licences.

Please contact us for details of campaign discounts or to speak to someone from your local office.

Unauthorised synchronisation use, copying, hiring, lending, broadcast and public performance are strictly prohibited.





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