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Everything You Need For The 2023 Wedding Season

New emotional music, faster workflow tools.

Starting at $19.99 / month.

Soundstripe vs. Musicbed

Don't Overpay for Copyright Safe Music

Soundstripe

  • License Covers Any Use Case
  • Curated Wedding Playlists: 13
  • Adobe Premiere Pro & Frame.io Extensions
  • Stems For All Songs
  • Music Key Signature Filters

$239 / year

Musicbed

  • License Covers Any Use Case
  • Curated Wedding Playlists
  • Adobe Premiere Pro & Frame.io Extensions
  • Stems For All Songs
  • Music Key Signature Filters

$720 / year

Why is our price so unbeatable?

 

We're the originators of the unlimited-access stock music subscription. By hiring professional musicians and producers in-house since 2016, we're able to keep our prices reasonable while making our music accessible for all filmmakers.

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Adobe Premiere Pro Integration

Save hours in post-production with Adobe Premiere Pro and Frame.io integrations. Plus, search music by key signature, get similar song recommendations, and more. 

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100+ New Tracks for Weddings in 2022

We're releasing 100+ new songs and 6 new playlists just for wedding filmmakers. Every track  is hand-selected by in-house, Grammy-winning producers and available on Spotify.

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License Coverage for ALL Platforms

With a Soundstripe license, your work is protected for all use cases, on all major platforms (including YouTube and Vimeo), forever — even if you cancel. 

Capture The Moment With Label-Quality Music

Create wedding videos your clients will adore with striking songs from talented up-and-coming artists.

5 Minutes (Or Less) To Find The Right Song

With our lightning-fast song search, filmmakers find and license a song in 3:45 minutes on average. Here are a few of the most popular features.

  • Similar Song Recommendations
  • Exclude Certain Music From Search
  • Curated Search Results By Popularity
  • Previously Played Indicator
  • Filters Designed For Filmmakers
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  • Subscription

    What type of subscription plan do I need?

    Soundstripe offers plan options that meet you wherever you are in your creative needs.

    The Creator plan is perfect for influencers looking to elevate their content and personal brand through high quality music and sound effects.  Creator includes monetization and clearance for one YouTube channel, and weekly new music drops.

    Creating video content for clients and multiple social media channels? The Pro plan is designed to support freelancers with simple, unlimited licensing that covers you and your clients across all social and commercial platforms.  Pro includes everything in Creator, plus workflow tools and professional features like stems, Adobe Premiere Pro, Frame.io and Twitch extensions, monetization for up to 5 YouTube channels, and Content ID clearance tools that allow you to focus on creating.

    Enhance your content production with video! The Pro Plus plan is designed to support freelancers with access to a diverse library of music, sound effects and footage.

     

    What happens if I cancel my subscription?

    Short Answer: Nothing.

    Long Answer: As part of a Subscription License, you may use any of our offerings (music, sound effects, etc.) in your projects while subscribed, subject to our Terms of Use. If you choose to cancel your subscription, you cannot use our offerings in new projects. In addition, for each use of the offering that is broadcast on network/cable television, a cue sheet is required.

    Can I cancel whenever? What about refunds?

    Short Answer: Yes and no.

    Long Answer: You are able to cancel your account at any time. Requests to cancel within the first 30 days of the initial subscription period may be entitled to a refund if you have not used any of our content. A refund will not be issued for failure to cancel your account before the billing period renews, and annual cancellations are not entitled to a prorated refund. You will not be eligible for any prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for during the subscription period. Should you believe a refund or credit to your account is deserved, contact our Customer Support department at help@soundstripe.com — we will review this request promptly.

    How often do you add new content?

    Short Answer: Often.

    Long Answer: We’re curating daily to keep content fresh and relevant! We release new songs to our music catalog every Friday, hundreds each month. We add thousands of new SFX and videos to our catalog every quarter. Be sure to check out our Recently Added Playlists.

    Do I need to list the YouTube channels for all of my previous YouTube videos uploaded before June 2, 2021?

    Nope!  All videos using licensed Soundstripe music that were uploaded to YouTube prior to June 2, 2021 will be automatically grandfathered into our content claim program and cleared.  You may see a content claim on these videos at some point, but that claim will be released automatically, usually within minutes.

    What happens to my YouTube channel if I no longer subscribe to Soundstripe?

    Your registered YouTube channel will be cleared of content claims automatically while you are a member.  If you end your subscription, any content that has already been cleared while you were an active member will remain free of content claims.  However, if you upload new videos to your YouTube channel using Soundstripe music after your subscription has ceased, those videos will be subject to content claims per our Terms of Service.

    Single use codes used to clear individual videos for channels not listed with Soundstripe cannot be generated after a subscription expires.  If you are producing YouTube content that will be uploaded after your subscription period ends, please generate a single use code for any songs used in a project prior to the end of your subscription period.

  • Downloading and Usage Rights

    How do I know which coverage is right for my project?

    We have three subscription plans — you can choose which works best for meeting your needs. You are able to review which plan would be best for you here.

    If you do not have a subscription and need to buy a song license, we have custom tiered licensing for any use.

    Personal Use

    Distribution Coverage: Private / Web / Socials
    Perfect for: Individuals, Hobbyists, Students


    Digital Use

    Distribution Coverage: Web / Socials / Film Festivals / Internal / Industrial / Showreels / Presentations / OOH
    Perfect for: Independent Filmmakers, Wedding Videographers, Freelancers, Podcasters


    Expanded Use

    Distribution Coverage: Web / Socials / Podcasts / Film Festivals / Internal / Industrial / Showreels / Presentations / OOH
    Perfect for: Agencies / Brands / Businesses


    Custom Coverage or More Songs? 

    Distribution Coverage: Broadcast / OTT / Theatrical / Terrestrial Radio / Apps / Video Games
    Perfect for: TV/film Production Companies, App and Game Developers, Agencies / Brands / Businesses creating ads for TV broadcast

    Once I download a track, can I use it multiple times for multiple projects?

    Short Answer: Yes.

    Long Answer: As part of a Subscription License, you may download unlimited content and use songs, SFX and videos in as many projects as you'd like during the length of your subscription, subject to our Terms of Use.  You do not need to re-download any content in order to use content again during the length of your subscription. If a Proof of License is needed for multiple projects, new license documentation can be downloaded any time during your subscription from your Downloads Page in My Media.

    If you choose to cancel your subscription, you cannot use our content in new projects. In addition, for each use of music that is broadcast on network/cable television, a cue sheet is required.

    Can I re-download or use downloaded content after my subscription expires?

    Short Answer:  No.

    Long Answer:  If you choose to cancel your subscription, you cannot re-download or use our content in new projects.

    What are your restrictions?

    Short Answer: Nudity and live performances.

    Long Answer:  We only have a couple restrictions. The first is the use of any content licensed from Soundstripe  with nudity. Live performances of our music are also prohibited.

    Can I use music from Soundstripe to create my own song?

    Short Answer:  No.‍

    Long Answer:  All of the content on our site is copyrighted material, so altering the integrity of the song (including adding vocals or additional instruments) is strictly prohibited. However, you may shorten, loop, or fade into another track to fit your project.

    Can I use Soundstripe content for my podcast?

    Short Answer:  Yes!‍

    Long Answer:  Music may be used for podcasts, too! Songs and SFX can be downloaded once and used as many times as you like throughout your active subscription. If your subscription expires, you no longer have the rights to use downloaded content in future podcast episodes.

    Not a subscriber? The Digital single-use license will cover the use of the music in a single podcast series. Recurring use for the podcast (including theme, intro/outro, and recurring background music in episodes) is permitted. 

  • Legal and Licensing

    Do you have a formal legal license agreement to look at?

    Short Answer:  Yes, our Terms of Use serve as our license agreement.

    Long Answer: You can view our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy here. 

    If I list my channel with Soundstripe, what data do you have access to?

    When you list your YouTube channel on your Soundstripe account, you are simply providing your channel name and link, allowing us to clear that channel ID.  Soundstripe does not gain access to any private channel data, or access to your audience.

    What are the different music licensing rights I need to understand?

    In the dynamic world of music recordings, understanding the nuances of copyright law is pivotal for creators, producers, and consumers alike. Here’s a breakdown of the different rights involved in music recordings:

    1. Copyright in the Composition: This encompasses the protection of the original musical work, including the melody, lyrics, and arrangement. Songwriters and composers hold this copyright, granting them exclusive rights to utilize, perform, reproduce, distribute, and adapt the song.

    2. Copyright in the Sound Recording: Referred to as the "master" right, this safeguards the specific recorded version of a song or performance. Typically held by the record label or self-recording artists, it provides exclusive rights for reproduction, distribution, and licensing of the recording across various media platforms such as films, commercials, or other forms of media.

    3. Performing Rights: These rights pertain to the public performance of music, whether live or through various mediums such as radio, venues, or online streaming platforms. Performance rights organizations (PROs) like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC collect royalties on behalf of songwriters and publishers for these public performances.

    4. Mechanical Rights: Mechanical rights encompass the right to reproduce a musical composition in a sound recording. Songwriters and publishers receive royalties from mechanical rights when their song is covered by another artist, manufactured into CDs, or sold as digital downloads.

    5. Synchronization Rights: These rights come into play when a musical work is synchronized with visual media, such as in movies, TV shows, advertisements, or video games. Depending on the specific use case, both the composition and the sound recording may need to be licensed.

    By understanding these fundamental rights, individuals and businesses in the music industry can navigate the complexities of music licensing with clarity and confidence. For further inquiries or assistance regarding music licensing rights, feel free to reach out to us at Soundstripe.

  • Payments and Billing

    Can I pay by E-Check?

    Short Answer:  No.

    Long Answer:  Currently, we have the ability to accept 16-digit credit/debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay. 

    Do you have a partner or affiliate program I can sign up for?

    Short Answer: Yes.

    Long Answer: Yes we do! Click here to apply. You will be contacted in 24-48 hours.

  • Content Protection and Issues

    A video that I used my licensed Soundstripe music in was muted on Facebook. What should I do?

    As a Soundstripe subscriber, you have all rights and clearance to use your licensed music on any social media platform, Facebook included.  Meta, including Facebook and Instagram, is a huge, ever-changing company that makes continuous product and policy changes.  Unfortunately, at this time, Facebook has not built the same level of sophisticated content identification tools as YouTube, and therefore, due to changing policies and procedures, our customers do sometimes receive video mutings in error, though this is rare.  99.98% of videos containing licensed Soundstripe music on social media platforms are claim-free.  Facebook does not yet allow third-party music libraries to clear channel or video content the way that YouTube does, but this technology is constantly evolving and we hope that Facebook offers these services in the near future.

    Facebook requires customers that have muted videos to dispute the issue directly with them, instead of via Soundstripe. Soundstripe does provide you with all needed documentation to support your correct license and usage of our music.  Your Proof of License can be found on the Downloads Page of your account at any time. In our experience, Facebook clears these claims anywhere from within minutes to up to 30 days time.  If you need any assistance in filing a dispute with Facebook, please reach out to our team at claims@soundstripe.com.

    What is YouTube's Content ID?

    Copyright owners can use a system called Content ID to easily identify and manage their content on YouTube.  Videos uploaded to YouTube are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted to YouTube by content owners.

    Copyright owners get to decide what happens when content in a video on YouTube matches a work they own.  When a match is found, the video gets a Content ID claim.  Copyright owners can then choose to monetize the video by running ads.

    Learn more about Content ID on YouTube.

    What happens if I receive a content claim on my YouTube video?

    When you upload a video to YouTube, YouTube will automatically scan the video for any copyrighted material and put a claim on any copyrighted content it identifies, whether or not the uploader has a license for that content.  This claim simply recognizes the presence of copyrighted music and does not mean that your video cannot be published or that there is anything wrong.

    When you license music through Soundstripe, you have all of the licensing rights needed to upload content to a YouTube channel.  Any claims received on a channel that has been listed with Soundstripe will automatically be cleared, usually within a few minutes.  Depending on your plan, you will need to ensure you took the right steps for your Account on the Content ID tab to clear your content.

    Creator customers will need to list your YouTube channel on your account under the Profile Menu > Account > Content ID tab.  Pro & Pro Plus customers, if a YouTube channel is not listed with your account or you are creating videos for a client, you should generate a single use code and include that code in the video’s description upon upload.  These codes will also cause any claims to clear automatically.

    If a claim is received that does not clear automatically, Pro and Pro Plus subscribers can submit the YouTube video URL in the Content ID section of the Account Menu to clear any active claims.  Videos must be uploaded during the dates of an active subscription, but may be submitted at any time.

    As with any system, YouTube’s Content ID is a growing and changing product, and errors do sometimes happen.  If you receive a content claim in error that does not release automatically, you can dispute the claim directly with YouTube.  Filing a dispute claim will notify Soundstripe about the claim and allow us to evaluate the dispute.  After your claim is resolved, any monetization that occurred on your video during the dispute process will be returned to you.  Additional questions or concerns?  Please reach out to us at claims@soundstripe.com.

    Learn more about disputing a content claim through YouTube.

    Why should I list my YouTube channel with Soundstripe?

    Adding your YouTube channel to your Soundstripe account allows us to automatically clear any copyright claims that appear through YouTube videos. When you upload a video you may initially see a claim on YouTube (assigned by our technology partner Hexacorp), but as long as you have listed your YouTube channel with Soundstripe, the claim will automatically clear, usually within a few minutes. If not, please reach out to claims@soundstripe.com and let us know how we can help.

    How do I protect my client’s channel from content claims?

    For Pro and Pro Plus customers, music licensed for videos that will be uploaded to a client’s channel (or any channel not listed under your Soundstripe account) will be automatically cleared of content claims through single use codes.

    For each song used in a video, a single use code should be generated from the Download Modal or Licenses page.  The code(s) should be copied and pasted into the video’s description when it is uploaded to YouTube in a single line of text using the following format:

    Code:  PVOCJJYPJAOBRUIE

    
For multiple songs in one video, this format can be used:


    Code:  PVOCJJYPJAOBRUIE, PKISNVTEJAOBLWUN, RNQEJJOCBNOBQXUR


    This code will allow Soundstripe to recognize that the song(s) were licensed through an active subscription and any related content claims will be automatically cleared, usually within minutes.

    For songs with a lifetime license, a new single use code will need to be generated for each new use of a song in a video.

    If a claim is received that does not clear automatically, Soundstripe Pro and Pro Plus subscribers can submit the YouTube video URL in the Content ID section of the Account Menu to clear any active claims.  Videos must be uploaded during the dates of an active subscription, but may be submitted at any time.

    Do I need to provide a Cue Sheet for Broadcast on TV? What are Cue Sheets?

    Short Answer: Yes. For network/cable television, films, and any project that airs on OTT

    Long Answer: You can license our content for commercial purposes, but a cue sheet is required if the project is broadcast on network/cable television, films, and any project that air on OTT (streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Max, etc.). When using a Soundstripe song for TV, cue sheets help the performing rights organizations know whom to pay for the use of that song. Broadcast and cue sheets do not add any cost to you or your client but are required to be submitted within 30 days of air date for every project that airs on network/cable television. Sound effects and videos do not require cue sheet submission for broadcast use.

  • Soundstripe Market

    Can I download and license music from Soundstripe Market if I am a Soundstripe subscriber?

    Yes!  However, Market licenses are not included in the cost of your subscription.  Each of these licenses are for a single use of a Market song in one project, and are specific in both coverage and cost to the license options selected in the licensing flow.

    I filled out the licensing questions and did not get a final price. Instead I see a “Get a Quote” form. Why, and what will happen next?

    If you do not see a final price after your selections in the licensing flow questions, you have selected a distribution or type of license coverage that requires review by the label and publisher that own the rights to this song. Soundstripe will be in touch with you within 1 business day to connect you with a label or publisher representative that will help determine the appropriate license coverage and cost for your needs. In general, turn around time for custom licensing and pricing is about 5 business days.

    If you have additional questions contact us licensing@soundstripe.com

    Can I use a song from Soundstripe Market more than once?

    No. Each time you license a Market song, the license covers the specific levels of coverage you selected in the licensing process, and only that use.

    For recurring use or use in additional projects, you will need to complete a new license questionnaire and purchase.  Pricing may vary based on the licensing coverage selected.

    Why am I not able to license certain music from Soundstripe Market for broadcast on TV?

    Broadcast use currently requires approval from the rights holders, publishers, and recording label. This coverage may not be not granted for this type of content at this time.

    Why does music from Soundstripe Market cost more?

    The cost is based on the needed coverage and distribution requested. Fees are determined by the specific rights holders, publishers, and the recording labels. 

    I didn’t see my favorite artist. When will you get more music?

    We are continuously working to add additional new and familiar artists. Be sure to check back often to see if we’ve added the artist you are looking for! To request music click here.

    Why are there certain restrictions on what I can use the music for?

    Artists and record labels may not approve the use of their content on certain projects for undisclosed or business reasons. We ask you to be considerate of artists and record labels requests as well as our terms of use when deciding upon what you plan to use the music for. 
  • Twitch

    How do I stream in OBS Studio?

    OBS Studio has two ways for you to capture Soundstripe's music from the Twitch extension. You can either broadcast the Desktop Audio channel (which is the default), or use a brand new feature called Application Audio Capture to isolate the audio from the browser window.

    Open the Soundstripe Twitch extension: Open the browser that you would like to use for the Soundstripe Twitch extension while streaming. Login to www.twitch.tv, click on your Profile picture in the top right corner, and choose Creator Dashboard. Click on Stream Manager on the menu on the left. The Soundstripe extension should show up in the Quick Action menu on the right. Click it to open the extension. Login to Soundstripe and click any playlist or track to start playing some music.

    At this point, you should be able to open OBS Studio and see that the Desktop Audio channel in the Audio Mixer panel at the bottom of the window is actively moving, indicating there is audio on the channel. If that channel is not muted and the levels are set appropriately, the music should be heard through the stream.

    If you want to use an isolated Audio Channel: Open OBS Studio. Locate the Sources panel, and click on the + button. From the menu that appears, choose Application Audio Capture (BETA). On the Create/Select Source window, go ahead and give the source a name and click OK. On the Properties window, find the Window dropdown list, and choose the window with the title that is playing music. It will be the one with the words "Creator Dashboard" in it. Example: "[firefox.exe] Creator Dashboard -- Firefox Developer Edition". In the Window Match Priority list, select "Window title must match" and click OK. You should now have a new channel in your Audio Mixer panel where you can control the levels of the music playing from your browser.

    After you start streaming, you can control the Music playback from the Twitch extension in the browser window, and the volume level and any effects from OBS Studio's Audio Mixer panel.

    How do I stream from my Play Station 5?

    In order to use the Soundstripe Twitch extension with your PS5, you must stream from a Mac or PC with a capture card connected to the PS5.

    Can I create my own playlists?

    You can create unlimited custom playlists with a Twitch Pro subscription. Login with your Twitch Pro account details at app.soundstripe.com. Add to Playlist by clicking the "+" icon in the song row. Your custom Playlists and updates will show up in your Soundstripe Music extension in Twitch.

    If you're not a Twitch Pro subscriber, you can still access and stream with our collection of free curated playlists.

    My Twitch stream was muted. What do I do?

    We're sorry to hear that you've been muted while using the Soundstripe Music extension for Twitch. You will need to appeal the muted audio. You can do so here.

    Can I request new music?

    Email us at twitchmusic@soundstripe.com and let us know what you’d like to see added to our playlists!