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Background Music

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 83,673 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

UP TO
$135
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Corporate, Charity & Online

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single corporate or charity production.

This covers online distribution, DVD and live events.

Excludes Audio-only, TV, Radio, Film, Trailers and Commercials (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

UP TO
$295
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV & Radio Production

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV or Radio Production (or episode).

Excludes Audio-only, Film, Trailers and Commercials (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

JUST
$495
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

TV Commercials & Online Advertising

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single TV or Online Advertisment or Commercial (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

Excludes Film & Trailers.

Multiple cut-down, reversion or campaign rates available upon request.

For Online Advertising discount rates, please contact advertising@audionetwork.com.

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

JUST
$195
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Radio Commercials & Online Advertising

Covers music for synchronisation use in a single Radio Advert or Commercial (where the distribution includes any form of paid media spend).

Excludes any audio visual production.

Multiple cut-down, reversion or campaign rates available upon request.

For Online Advertising discount rates, please contact advertising@audionetwork.com.

If you wish to purchase a licence for Film purposes, please contact your local office.

Film licences are currently not available online.

JUST
$1.85
PER TRACK (Excl.VAT)

Home & Student

Covers music for synchronsiation use in a single non-commercial production, including online distribution and film festivals.

Excludes productions for organisations or services; and any form of commercial exploitation, including YouTube monetisation.

JUST
$1.69
PER TRACK (NO VAT)

Personal

Covers downloading for personal audio-only use.

Excludes synchronisation use in any form of Audio-Visual Production.

Public Performance rights need to be cleared via local performing rights societies.
Unauthorised synchronisation use, copying, hiring, lending, broadcast and public performance are strictly prohibited.





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