Frequently Asked Questions
"Stock music tracks" on Stockmusicnow.com are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License and are available - non exclusively - for use by anyone (film maker, producer, developer, student, small business, etc.) for any purpose (non-profit, commercial, web video, social media, etc) provided that proper attribution is applied to the final production. Each stock music track, beat, loop, soundscape, sound effect, noise, virtual studio, and video image available on this site is created, composed, edited, recorded, and produced by Stock Music Now /J.Free and distributed by stockmusicnow.com / A.D. Records Publishing, BMI.
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What is royalty free music?
Royalty-free music commonly refers to stock or 'library music' licensed for a single fee, without the need to pay any subsequent royalties.
Are all the stock music tracks on this site royalty free?
YES. All stock music tracks on stockmusicnow.com are available for free and can be used royalty free, provided the proper attribution (or credit) is applied to the final production.
What is proper attribution?
Proper attribution (or credit) is as follows:
Attribution must be applied for each track (in order of placement) in a production, where multiple tracks are used and can be listed as follows:
TRACK TITLE, TRACK TITLE, TRACK TITLE
The attribution must be clearly noted and easily viewable where ever your work is displayed, it should not be hidden or difficult to find. If you have questions about attribution not covered here, please contact us at: email@example.com
Can I use the tracks for commercial purposes?
Yes, you can use the tracks in any project, non-profit or commercial, YouTube or similar (with or without ads), for educational, professional, corporate or personal projects, providing proper attribution is applied.
What if I cannot apply proper attribution or do not want to credit the work?
If attribution is unwanted or cannot be properly applied (for example, radio or tv ad, corporate presentation, commercial short, standby music, exhibit, etc.) a NO ATTRIBUTION LICENSE is required.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a NO ATTRIBUTION LISCENSE for $0.99 per track/per project.
What if I want exclusive use rights to the track?
We do not offer "EXCLUSIVE USE RIGHTS" for the tracks in our stock music catalog. If you're project requires "EXCLUSIVE USE RIGHTS", please consider hiring us to compose custom stock for your project. It is way cheaper option than a buy-out price would be and it will be composed to your specific time and style needs.
Can you compose an original track for my project?
Yes. You can hire us to compose CUSTOM STOCK for a fraction of what you might expect.
Contact us at email@example.com SUBJECT: CUSTOM STOCK INQUIRY for more details.
Are there any restrictions to using the tracks?
Yes, there is ONE restriction. You MAY NOT re-distribute, promote or sell the tracks to another stock music catalog, competitor site or as your own original work(s), including any digital copies or physical album(s) containing the catalog in whole or in part. Beyond that as long as proper attribution is applied to any works that contain the music, you may use the tracks for any purpose you see fit.
Can I edit, perform over or alter the stock music tracks?
Yes. Loop it, mix it, sing over it, rap over it - be creative! :)
What format are the tracks in? What if I need a different format?
All of the tracks are MP3 format at 256 kbps (with exception of a few earlier works at 128 kbps. All newer tracks and future tracks will be 256 kbps). The tracks are loaded this way to ensure easy upload and download times. We DO NOT provide alternate formats or versions.
For specific needs, please consider hiring us to compose custom stock for your project.
Are these stock music tracks in the public domain?
No. All of the compositions are original works and are composed, recorded and produced by Stock Music Now/J. Free and distributed by A.D. Records Publishing and stockmusicnow.com.
Why is the music free?
The music on stockmusicnow.com is free because creative people need creative tools to be inspired and create. Music is one of those tools and is versatile and useful for many different kinds of purposes. There are plenty of people, groups, students, indie film makers, etc, that need music for their projects, but can't afford to purchase or license it. I enjoy making music and have been a composer/producer for over 15 years. In that time numerous friends and colleagues have asked for music for their various projects. I realized that there are probably many other talented people out there who could benefit from access to a free music catalog. So, I decided to create one.
How do I download the tracks?
To download a track, CLICK the DOWNLOAD button. A dialog box (or new tab on some browsers) will open with a downloadable .zip folder. Choose a destination folder and download the file. Once the download is complete, extract the .zip folder and the mp3 file will be in the extracted folder.
I really like this site. How can i help the catalog grow?
Wow, thanks :) The easiest is to help is to tell your friends and creative partners about us. The more people who know and make use of our site, the better for us.
How often are new tracks added?
We are always making new music and add it to the site when there are enough new tracks to constitute an update (typically 5 or more new tracks). Send us a message from the Home or Catalog Page and ask to be added to our Update List. You'll get an email anytime we make an update. :)