You must purchase a song before you can license it. All songs you have purchased are listed if you go to "Tracks" and filter for purchased tracks by using the checkbox "Only show purchased tracks" in the right sidebar. If you want to know how to purchase a track, see "How do I purchase tracks?".
To license your purchased track, go to "Your songs" and first register it by choosing the song you want to license in the drop down list, which license you need (depending on how many seconds you want to sample) and a description of what elements you want to sample.
Once registered, go to "Your songs" and click license on your registered song.
For more detailed information, see our step-by-step guides on our support page here.
How much does a sample license cost?
This is what you pay to get a sample license: Category C costs 50 $/€/£, B 500 $/€/£ and A 1,500 $/€/£ - these are all non-recoupable.
What's the difference between the categories A, B and C?
Below every track you'll see the letter “C”, “B” or “A”. Hover over the category letter and you'll see the price of the sample license.Songs in category A are normally big hits, that's why the advance fee and royalties of category A are the highest.
The royalties you have to pay for a sample license are different depending on which category a song is in: C, B or A and how long the sample is:
Category C: sample up to 2 seconds = 2 % in royalties, up to 15 seconds is 10 % and up to 1 min sample is 20 % in royalties
Category B: sample up to 2 seconds = 5 % in royalties, up to 15 seconds is 15 % and up to 1 min sample is 30 % in royalties
Category A: sample up to 2 seconds = 10 % in royalties, up to 15 seconds is 25 % and up to 1 min sample is 50 % in royalties
What's the difference between your three sample licenses?
Sometimes you want the full sound of an orchestra, sometimes just a snare drum. Other times, just a percussion loop. No matter what, we've got you covered.
There are three different types of sample licenses which vary depending on the timed amount of the original track you wish to license for your new song:
Short Sample License = No more than 2 seconds in length
Standard Sample License = More than 2 seconds and up to 15 cumulative seconds
Full Sample License = More than 15 seconds and up to 1 minute cumulative seconds maximum.