License terms

The scope of use for the media you have purchased is determined by the kind of license you acquire. The following overview provides a comparison of the various licenses available.
For further details, please see the relevant license terms and conditions (Non-commercial | Commercial (Standard) | Commercial (Unlimited))

Usage Non-commercial Commercial (Standard) Commercial (Unlimited)
Private use
e.g. Private websites, home videos, playing songs in a private environment
Commercial websites
Maximum page views (per month)
500.000 Unlimited
Maximum number of downloads (per month)
10.000 Unlimited
Maximum number of streams (per month)
10.000 Unlimited
e.g. CD copies, DVD copies or print copies (total)
1.000 Unlimited
Maximum number of transmissions (total)
1 Unlimited
Maximum number of transmissions (total)
100 Unlimited
Public performances
Maximum size of audience (total)
100.000 Unlimited

The direct or indirect sale of the content is generally prohibited.

What does "commercial use" mean?

You produced a song for your spouse or a friend and would like to play it to him or her on your home stereo or send it as an MP3 file?
You have cut and edited a video of your latest family vacation and would like to integrate it into your private website?
For all of these usecases our sounds, loops and video content are available with a low-priced "non-commercial" license.

Our "commercial licenses" however grant you permission to comercially exploit our content within your work. But what exactly does "commercial" mean in this context? Simply put: Any use of our content that makes money in any way is commercial and requires a license.

Such forms of use include:

  • the sale or streaming of songs that have been produced using a Soundpool
  • videos that have been integrated into a website that generates revenue through the sale of goods or services also require a commercial license
  • embedding content in an "advertising-financed environment": This is the case, for instance when videos are uploaded to YouTube, SoundCloud or similar online platforms that are financed by advertising.

As a general rule, if content is to be presented outside of the private environment (a private, ad-free personal website, domestic stereo system, video projector etc.) and finds its way into the public domain, we recommend that users acquire a commercial license.

Please contact us if you have any further questions: