How does the Nusound subscription work?
With a Nusound subscription, you get access to our exclusive music library at a great value. The subscription includes 20 downloads per month (unused credits don’t roll over into the next month).
Our Standard License covers many web-based projects: videos hosted on websites, social media, video-sharing platforms (as long as the advertising spend is below £5,000 GDP), and podcasts. Each Standard License covers you for all edited versions of multiple projects, worldwide, as long as you are subscribed. if you plan to use music in TV or radio advertising, point-of-sale, or apps, games and DVDs up to 1000 copies, you’ll need to send us an email to discuss the license fee. Here is an overview of what the Standard Licenses offer:
Websites, social media (incl. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch)
Online streaming (YouTube and Vimeo)
Personal Use Only
Corporate Videos & Personal Use
Online, wedding and corporate
Apps, Games & DVDs
Free or revenue-generating — includes revenue generated by in-app purchases or advertising
Up to 1,000 copies or downloads
Free or revenue-generating
Film & Theatrical, Movies, plays and live performance, TV & RadioSeries, films, news, entertainment and talk showsPilots and public broadcasting
Advertising - Please contact us.
If you are working on a multi-territory campaign, studio film, or project not listed above, our team will be happy to assist you with a license customized to your needs. Contact us
Personal use: less than $5000 USD spent on advertising of the video
If you ever decide that our music subscription is not the right choice for you, you can cancel it from your account settings.
Paying for a Nusound subscription
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, China UnionPay, Discover & Diners, Japan Credit Bureau and paypal.
Can I use the same music track that I license with my subscription in multiple creative projects?
Yes you can. We will alert you if and when it changes.
I only need one track, Can I purchase them individually?
Of course you can. Each single track is just £1 to license
Does the music subscription cover TV, broadcast, radio, film or in-app use?
No, all music licensed under your music subscription is covered by the Standard License, which covers many popular types of online use, such as videos on websites, social media, video-sharing platforms (as long as the advertising spend is below £5,000 GDP) and podcasts. It also covers student projects such as student films.
You will need to get in touch with us for a quote on:
Advertisement on TV/radio
• Out-of-home advertisement (domestic flights, in theatres, etc)
• Entertainment broadcasts - TV pilots or projects commissioned by and for exclusive presentation by a public broadcaster only
• Up to 1000 downloads/copies for an app/DVD (worldwide)
I purchased a license. Where is the download link?
With a single download, as soon as your transaction is processed, you will receive your download. If you purchased our monthly plan, you will receive two emails. One is a receipt of your purchase and the other after that will contain a password to our membership page where you can download up to 10 tracks per month. If you did not receive the instructions by e-mail, please check your “Junk” or “Spam” folder - it may have landed there.
To make sure you receive our emails in the future, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book.
Most people receive our email within a few minutes. If you have not received a message with a instructions within 20 minutes of your purchase, please contact us. We will rectify the situation as quickly as possible.
I received a notice from YouTube that the music I licensed from Nusound belongs to a third party. What do I do?
Firstly, we apologize if this happens to you. We can assure you that all our music is 100% copyright clear. Using our royalty-free music with a purchased license is 100% legal, and you are not doing anything wrong.
Classical music has a higher risk of being misidentified by YouTube software since the composition remains the same; only the masters (the actual interpretations or recordings) are different. A Mozart piece performed by Olive Musique can be misidentified as the same Mozart piece interpreted by a different artist on a recording that may belong to Sony, for example.
Unfortunately, false or mistaken copyright claims are a known issue with YouTube and music libraries. The most efficient response is to simply counter the claim with your Nusound license. The claim will then be dropped. You can read more about making a counter notification here.
Please note that your Nusound license does NOT allow you to upload your project to YouTube’s Content ID system. Nusound retains ownership of the recording. Due to the nature of YouTube’s content recognition software, uploading Nusound music to Content ID will cause mistaken copyright claims for other users and for your future projects, and constitutes a violation of our licensing terms.
If you have more questions about the YouTube claim process, please contact us.
What is royalty free music?
Music purchased from the Nusound production music library is royalty free. This means that after paying a one-time fee, you can use the music you’ve purchased as many times as you wish (unlimited needledrops) for as long as you like in accordance with the terms stated in the license agreement. You never have to pay us any additional license fees based on usage.
Please note that our licenses do not include public performance rights. If you are unsure whether your project falls under the scope of public performance, please contact your local Performance Rights Organization (PRO).
How am I allowed to use the music I license from Nusound?
Usage rights are determined by the type of license you acquire for each track. At the moment We offer just 1 simple music license:
The Standard License covers all edits and language versions of a single project worldwide in perpetuity for the following uses.
• Websites, social media and podcasts
• Video-sharing websites such as YouTube/Vimeo (ad spend less than £5000GDP)
• Student theatrical projects such as films and plays
What social media platforms are covered with my Standard License?
All social media platforms are covered by the Standard License.
This includes (but is not limited to):
Are there restrictions on how I use music obtained from Nusound?
Yes. The license permits usage of the music in a personal or professional context for yourself, your clients or your employer. Nusound music may not be sold by itself, transferred, bartered, traded, shared, leased, or given away to any other party and the license may not be subleased to a third party. Our music cannot be resold except to the extent that is embedded in your own work as part of a finished end product. You may not market the music as your own even if you add other instruments or a voice to the music. You may not sing over the music and sell or distribute the song.
The above also applies to any music Nusound may offer free of charge on our website, including watermarked previews. Please see the Limitations of Use section of our license agreement for further information.
Can I monetize my YouTube video that uses a Nusound track?
Our Standard License permits use on video-sharing platforms on YouTube, as long as less than £5000 GDP is spent on marketing for the video. You can monetize videos that use Nusound music, as long as you don’t claim the music content to be your own within YouTube’s Content ID system.
How soon do I receive the music I license from Nusound?
Within minutes! As soon as your transaction has been processed, you will immediately be transferred to your download page. Additionally, we automatically send a link to the email address you’ve provided. If you did not receive the download instructions by email, please check your “Junk” or “Spam” folder - it may have landed there.
What about public performance rights and cue sheets?(Not relevant to standard license)
To ensure that our composers are compensated by the relevant Performing Rights Organisations, cue sheets must be completed for productions that are publicly broadcast, such as TV, radio, film and theatrical productions and advertisements. If you are unsure whether your project falls under the scope of public performance, please contact your local Performance Rights Organization (PRO).
Can I purchase music from your site, sing my song or play guitar over it and distribute my album?
No, you cannot. This is not allowed.
We are a production music library. Our music is available to license for synchronization in media productions (websites, videos, DVDs, TV broadcasts, films, games, etc.) as background music. You cannot sing over the music track or add an instrument and market the results as your own music or as your song, even if the original track has been transformed or edited or if you add other instruments or vocals to the music. This is called a “Derivative Work” and is not allowed. Nusound always owns the copyright of the music composition and recording.
You are allowed to record your voice and add the music as background for an audiobook, storytelling, hypnotherapy, guided meditation, self-help programs or any kind of narration. The difference is that the music is used as background for a product that is not marketed as a “song” or a musical product. The purpose of the music is not altered in any way and the copyright of the music remains clearly and entirely in the hands of the composer and the publisher. Please note that if your project is intended to generate revenue to you and you distribute more than 1,000 copies of your production, you will need to discuss with us.
Can I return a music file and get a refund?
Once you have purchased and downloaded a music file, Nusound cannot offer a refund unless an error has occurred.
In what type of file format will the music be sent to me?
We currently only provide MP3s. However, if you specifically need a Wav, send us a list and we will sort it out for you.
Help! My payment was declined!
Your credit card company may have declined your transaction. Please call the number on the back of your card to find out why it was declined.
Is it safe to make a purchase on your website?
We fully understand the need for security when making online purchases. Nusound uses a state-of-the-art encrypted processing system.
The security of our users' financial transactions is extremely important to us at Nusound and we are 100% committed to protecting you, as well as your customers. For this reason, Wix Payments complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
The PCI DSS is the highest information security standard for organizations or companies that accept credit card payments. This standard provides protection of the privacy and confidentiality of the card's data used to complete the online transaction.
PCI Compliance helps to create a secure environment by improving the quality of the cardholder data in order to reduce the rate of credit card fraud cases. In addition, it ensures that the data for each payment is stored securely in a tamper-proof manner.
Will Nusound give, share or sell my e-mail address and personal contact information to anyone?
No! Nusound respects your privacy and will not share, give, rent or sell the e-mail addresses or personal contact information of our clients to any third party. In addition, Nusound will only send information and e-mails to customers who have expressly given us permission to do so. These emails may include information about Nusound products,