MUSIC LICENSINGFOR TV & FILM: HOW IT WORKS

Discover thousands of new tracks from millions of independent artists in our Sync Library

We make it easy to license royalty-free music for TV & film soundtracks

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UnitedMasters makes it easy for brands and agencies to license music for commercial use from millions of independent artists. Browse our pre-cleared library to get started.

Choose between a single-use license, or start a monthly subscription for full access to our music library.

Once you've found the right track, simply add it to your cart and complete the checkout flow. Download your audio files and use them to soundtrack all of your content needs.

Licensing Music For TV & Film Just Got Easier

Take your film production to the next level with UnitedMasters Sync. Browse pre-cleared music from today's hottest independent artists and producers.

Browse Music By Real Artists

Brands, advertisers and content creators can now license music from artists that share their values & personality. Filter by genre, hometown, follower count and more to find the perfect artist & track for you.

Leverage The Power Of Community

Tap into our artists' dedicated fanbases to help spread your message more effectively.  Studies show that music fans are much more likely to engage with brands & creators that support the artists they follow.

Enhances Emotional Impact: Music intensifies emotions and immersion in storytelling.

Sets the Tone and Atmosphere: Music is capable of conveying complex feelings and moods in TV & Film.

Why Is Sync Licensing Important For TV & Film?

Adds Depth and Layers: Well-chosen music can provide additional layers of subtext and clarity.

Music —when used correctly— has the ability to evoke powerful emotions and enhance the impact of visual content. Sync licensing allows filmmakers, advertisers, and content creators to carefully select and synchronize music to create a more immersive and engaging experience for the audience.

Generates Revenue for Artists: Sync licensing provides income for independent artists and musicians.

Boosts Commercial Appeal: Catchy music can help attract viewers and consumers.

Engages the Audience: Memorable music maintains audience attention and interest.

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Build the soundtrack for your next short film or feature length production.

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Level up your content with the hottest new music from millions of independent artists.

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Tap into the power of music for your next thumb-stopping brand campaign.

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License songs from music's hottest independent artists

We have a direct pipeline to the hottest new music streamed around the globe. Our on-demand library makes it easy to browse & license songs for your content.

Music Licensing For TV & Film FAQs

HOW DO YOU GET MUSIC LICENSED FOR TV & FILM?

To license music for TV & film, you can now turn to UnitedMasters. We launched a pre-cleared sync library specifically designed to help small businesses and content creators access high-quality music from our community of over 1.7 million independent artists. For more info, check out the Sync Library to browse and license music that fits your needs.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO LICENSE MUSIC FOR TV & FILM?

The cost of licensing music for a film can vary depending on many factors including the popularity of the song, the duration of usage, and the scale of the film production. At UnitedMasters, we offer flexible pricing options tailored to fit the budgets of independent filmmakers & production companies.

WHY DOES MUSIC LICENSING MATTER?

Music licensing for film is crucial for several reasons. First, it ensures legal compliance by obtaining the necessary permissions to use copyrighted music. It also helps filmmakers enhance the emotional impact of their films by incorporating high-quality music that complements the storytelling. Proper music licensing can also support the livelihoods of independent artists, giving them exposure and fair compensation for their creative contributions.

HOW CAN UNITEDMASTERS HELP WITH MUSIC LICENSING FOR TV & FILM?

Music licensing for film with UnitedMasters is a seamless process. Filmmakers can explore our vast library of independent artists, select the tracks that best suit their film, and acquire the appropriate sync licenses directly from our platform. We provide transparent pricing, rights clearance, and all the necessary documentation, making it easy for filmmakers to legally incorporate music into their films.

HOW CAN I LEGALLY USE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC IN A TV SHOW OR MOVIE?

To legally use copyrighted music, you need to obtain the proper licenses or permissions from the copyright owners. UnitedMasters simplifies this process by offering pre-cleared sync licenses for music from our extensive library of independent artists. By licensing music through UnitedMasters, you can use copyrighted music in your show or movie while ensuring compliance with copyright laws and supporting independent artists.

WHAT ARE SYNC RIGHTS, AND HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM LICENSING?

Sync rights refer to the permissions required to synchronize music with visual content, such as a film. Sync rights encompass the licensing of both the master recording (the actual recorded music) and the underlying composition (the song itself). Licensing, on the other hand, is the overall process of obtaining the necessary permissions to use copyrighted music in a specific context. Sync rights are a crucial aspect of licensing music for film, as they specifically pertain to the synchronization of music with visual content.

HOW CAN UNITEDMASTERS HELP ME USE MUSIC IN MY SHOW OR FILM?

UnitedMasters can help you use music in your show or film by providing a wide range of licensed music from independent artists. Our platform allows you to search for music that fits your film's specific needs, acquire sync licenses directly, and incorporate the music seamlessly into your project. By licensing music through UnitedMasters, you gain access to high-quality tracks while ensuring legal compliance and supporting independent artists.

HOW LONG IS MY SYNC LICENSE WITH UNITEDMASTERS VALID FOR?

The validity of your music license depends on the specific licensing agreement you choose. At UnitedMasters, we offer various licensing options, including both short-term and long-term licenses, allowing you to select the duration that best suits your brand's need.

WHAT PLATFORMS, APPS, AND SERVICES CAN UNITEDMASTERS LICENSES BE USED ON?

UnitedMasters licenses can be used on a variety of platforms, apps, and services. This includes but is not limited to YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitch, and various other popular digital platforms. Our licenses are designed to provide you with the flexibility to use the licensed music across multiple platforms and reach your audience wherever they engage with your content.

DOES UNITEDMASTERS CHARGE A ONE-TIME FEE OR REOCCURRING FEE FOR LICENSING?

UnitedMasters offers licensing options with different fee structures, including both one-time and recurring fees. The specific pricing details can be found on our platform, where you can choose the licensing option that best suits your project and budget. Our goal is to provide flexible pricing options to accommodate the needs of all creators and production companies to help support their creative endeavors.