Top 3 Reasons To Use Royalty Free Music On Your Website

By Jeremy LaBrooy - 05 Aug 2009 | Comments (0)

The internet is no longer a text only medium. High-speed internet allows us to access a full multimedia experience. You should be adding music to your website. It will make your customers, and prospective customers, happier people. Music has a relaxing quality that can put your customers in a better state of mind.

The purpose of this article is to explain to you why you should use royalty free music. I have outlined the three main reasons below:

Royalty Free Music Is Not Licenced So You Will Not Get Sued

Top 40 hits and many other popular songs require you to pay a licence fee to use it. You have no right to use music like this on your website, unless you pay for the right to use it. Royalty free music will still cost you money up-front, but it is much cheaper than continually paying for a license to use the music on an ongoing basis. With all music, including royalty free music, the composer(s) still retains copyright on the composition. The composer (or his representatives) may then at his discretion choose to offer the music royalty free or require a user to pay a licence to use his music. NOTE: A license to use music (royalty free or otherwise) is different from a sale fee associated with acquiring (or buying) the music.

Buying Royalty Free Music Is Cheaper Than Having Someone Write You Your Own Music

Another option you could do to ensure you stay on the right side of the law is to pay a professional musician to write music for your website or project. Unfortunately, the costs of having someone write you your own unique music is prohibitively expensive for most site owners. For most business people, royalty free music is a better option.

Royalty Free Music Gives Your Website A More User Friendly And Interactive Experience

With high speed internet, internet users expect more from their websites than just text. Using royalty free music gives your site viewers a more friendly and interactive experience.

You will not be successful in business these days if you have a website that is text only. You need music and video to keep your site visitors entertained. In this article, I have shown you the three top reasons why you need royalty free music and how it can benefit your website.