-Why should I license music from Directional Music?
The plain and simple answer is: we are bringing the most authentic, hand-picked cutting edge indie artists to the table for your production. And not to mention, we make licensing music super easy. Our rate card is highly competitive and we can adjust your license quote appropriately for your project.
-How do I license a song?
Easy! Either fill out this form, or head over to our library and hover over the down arrow next to your track and click license. We will get back with you in a snap. Next thing you know, you have the perfect tune for your production!
-How much does it cost to license one of your songs?
That all depends on your project. There are different factors that go into licensing a cue. Please get in touch for rates. Please give us a general idea of what you’re looking for: budget of your production, viewing audience (television, film, online), type of event, etc.
-What type of licenses do you offer?
Virtually, any license imaginable. The type of license that we generally issue is a master/synchronization license, meaning you can use the track with any audiovisual media. We have multiple categories of licenses that cover the vast majority of uses, but sometimes there are special scenarios that require custom licenses. If you do not see the license that suits your project in the tab to the left, please get in touch and we will create a custom license quote just for you.
-I work with a client that needs exclusive music only, can you help?
Absolutely! Our exclusive catalog is growing every day. If you need something specific and you can’t find it, we can always help at no extra charge.
-Where does your music come from?
Our music is sourced from the best indie artists in the world. Our coalition is growing every day and our catalog represents a wide array of genres all at the cutting edge. No royalty free tracks and no generic cues. All quality, broadcast-ready cues.
-Is your music pre-cleared?
Absolutely. All music in our catalog is pre-cleared and ready to be licensed to you. No hoops to jump through. When you find a track that you like, get in touch and we’ll get the license ready for you and you are good to go!
-What is a needle drop license?
In the production world, this is what is referred to as a track that every time it is used in a production start or stop, there has to be a new license purchased. Depending on your production, this may not be required. With a good portion of our licenses you have the right to use the track multiple times and edit as needed.
-Do you offer blanket licensing deals, what is that anyways?
Yes we do! Blanket licensing deals are for high volume media creators that need the option to pull from our catalog under certain conditions “buffet style”. If you only needed 10 songs a month, we would create a custom yearly agreement that would take that into account. Quarterly reporting is mandatory of all tracks used. We are currently developing a online portal that would make quarterly reporting super easy.
-How long is the license good for?
This all depends. For a lot of licenses, it is perpetual i.e. forever. For some other instances, it could be 1-5 years. Every license is different. Again, please contact us with any questions. We love questions, really.
-How do I get started downloading songs?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you all setup. You can also sign up for an account right now HERE. You can start downloading and deciding on which cue is right for you. When you’re ready to purchase the license, click the “License Now” button and we’ll take care of it for you!