How It Works

Our subscription system works best when used in a highly collaborative way.  Our catalog is always available to our clients, however our favorite projects that have produced numerous awards are valued collaborations with our talented partners around the world. Our product is award winning music & sound, and our service is years of creative expertise. 

How can I find the right music at Audiohook?  

Browse our eclectic catalog of amazing bops, bangers and heart-string-jerkers.   Add favorites to your own Spotify- Integrated Playlist or dream up a song you want to hear and contact us.

Another great way to find the perfect track is to go to our curated albums where we have the top tracks in a huge variety of styles.

Featured New and Trending - In the featured section, you will find our most popular album categories like artist releases, Cinematic and Classic together. 

 

Genres, Moods & Scenes -  If you're not sure where to start, head over to our browse function and narrow down your search by genre, mood and scene
When subscribed -  you have unlimited access to download and publish content using Audiohook's music for as long as you are subscribed. If you cancel your subscription, the content published while you had an active subscription will still be covered.
Unlimited Creativity - Use Audiohook's music and SFX in your published content and license music for your clients. There are no limitations on digital ads and marketing on social.
As a personal subscriber - you may only link a single YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitch page along with one Podcast RSS feed on any podcast platform. For every additional set of social channels you'd like to use our music on, an additional subscription is required.
* Choose Your Own Audio Brand/Agency/Creators Plan *
Contact us to create a custom-tailored audio plan. All plans include full access to our catalog of songs & sound effects and give our clients creative access to our award-winning production team. Audiohook's brand and agency partners love this option as it allows active collaboration on projects throughout the year and elevates integrated brand strategy to a world-class level.

FAQ's 
What is the Personal Plan? 
The personal subscription allows non-commercial customers the ability to publish videos using Audiohook’s catalog of music and sound effects across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and podcasting platforms.
What is the Commercial Plan?
The commercial subscription allows you to license content for your own business or sublicense and clear content for your clients. It covers unlimited use on online platforms including use on YouTube, websites, digital ads and unlimited boosts on social media posts.
If you are a freelancer, self employed or a small business/organization (with one editor producing content for small businesses/small budgets/buys) then our Commercial would be the a great option for you.
How does it work? A Commercial subscription is required in order to clear content for clients or third parties.
When subscribed you have unlimited access to download and use Audiohook’s music and sound effects in your published content as well as the ability to license and clear content for clients through your Audiohook account representative. There are no limitations on digital ads and marketing on social media.
Who is this subscription for?
The commercial subscription is for freelancers and small businesses music content for advertising or commercial use for their own business or for clients with production and media buy budgets under $5k USD.
*Large companies/brands, major publishers and Agencies are unable to subscribe to the commercial subscription. You can reach out to our Sales Team: jeff@audiohook.io to learn more about our custom subscription options.
Do I need to purchase any additional licenses?
As an active subscriber you have unlimited access to our music and sound effects, resulting in unlimited downloads. No additional license need to be purchased for the content that will be published on any channels connected to your subscription. 
Is there a termination period?
As a commercial subscriber, you can cancel at any time and you will have coverage until the next renewal period, at which point your subscription will be cancelled and you will not be charged again. 
What happens to the videos distributed after cancelling the subscription?
All videos published during an active subscription will remain cleared from receiving any copyright claims in perpetuity. Any use of our tracks or videos published after the subscription period has ended will be subject to copyright claims.
What if I am creating content for a Non-Profit?
Our Commercial plan will also have you covered if you represent or create content on behalf of a non-profit, small organization, school or church.
Please note; your third party content needs to be cleared in order to remain cleared from receiving any copyright claims in perpetuity.
Does the Commercial subscription cover making content for a 3rd party?
Yes, the subscription covers making content for third parties.
What isn't covered?
Our Commercial Plan does not cover usage for Video on Demand (VOD), Streaming Video on Demand (SVOD), Pay-per-view, virtual fitness classes and/or local radio TV. 
If you'd like this type of coverage, we encourage you to get in touch with our Licensing Team: jeff@audiohook.io They'll help you make sure you get all the coverage/clearance you need and have plenty of experience working with a team like yours. They'll also be able to provide you with customer success resources, music curation services and more. 
What payment options are available?
We offer both Monthly and Yearly billing cycles with our Personal and Commercial subscriptions.
Our online payment system currently supports MasterCard, Visa and PayPal.
We do not provide physical invoicing for our online subscriptions.
Can I monetize my videos?
Yes, you will be able to monetize your videos on your YouTube channels. There are no limits on the number of views or followers your content has.
Can I make videos for clients/third parties?
Can I pay monthly or annually?
Yes, we offer monthly and annual subscriptions. Paying annually gives you a discount! You may cancel your monthly subscription at any time and can continue publishing videos using Audiohook’s music until the end of your next billing period. Annual subscriptions are paid in full after a trial ends, and will be valid until the end of the next annual billing period. It will continue to auto-renew until you decide to cancel.
What payment options are available?
Audiohook offers both Monthly and Yearly billing cycles with our Personal and Commercial subscriptions. Our online payment system currently supports MasterCard, Visa and PayPal. We do not provide physical invoicing for our online subscriptions.
How do I purchase and clear a single track license?
How do I purchase a single track license:
  1. To purchase a Single Track License click on the shopping cart button in the track listing.
  2. Select a license type and click add to cart.
  3. Fill in your details, choose a payment method to pay with, accept the Music license terms and proceed to press the purchase button.
Once you have purchased a license, you can add links based on platform by following these steps:
  1. Login and send us an email containing all links: jeff@audiohook.io 
  2. In the subject Please include: “Account Holder’s Name and Production Links 
  3. In the email provide your published links and order number 
How do I clear videos for clients?
In order to ensure that your clients video stays cleared from copyright claims, you’ll need to clear it on behalf of your client. This can be done in two ways, you can either clear the video on behalf of your client, or you can send out a link to your client, where they themselves can clear their videos. Each cleared video will stay cleared from copyright claims forever.
Please note; every individual link/client video will need to be cleared in order for the video to stay cleared from receiving any copyright claims. Entire channels cannot be cleared through this method.
Once you have purchased a license, you can add links based on platform by following these steps: 
  1. Login and send us an email containing all links: jeff@audiohook.io 
  2. In the subject Please include: “Account Holder’s Name and Production Links 
  3. In the email provide your published links and order number 
What does Royalty Free music mean?
What Royalty Free means, is that you get all rights needed to synchronize the music in your video and that the music provider will not charge you for each use, or for each copy or volume sold etc.

However, not all royalty-free music includes "public performance rights", meaning that you might still need to pay royalties to so called performance rights organizations (“PROs”) when making your videos available to the public. To be clear, it might not be you that would be on the hook for such fees, it could also be a distributor down the line, but even so it’s good to keep in mind that having a license to the public performance rights can be important for your end customer.
Audiohook is more than royalty-free. We own all rights to our music and all of our tracks are represented by one Publisher/PRO. That's how we can provide you with a direct license covering all economic rights, including public performance rights in each and every country in which those rights can be licensed directly.
Please note: Our licenses and subscriptions do not include releasing and distributing our music as stand-alone tracks. To monetize your YouTube videos, make sure you have an active subscription and that you’ve added your YouTube channel on the day you publish your videos in order to stay clear from claims.
How Do I credit Audiohook Artists?
Credit our artists by including the following information:
Artist's Name / Title of Music Pieces / courtesy of www.audiohook.io
Rather share a link? We have a feature that allows you to create a shareable link to add to your videos, podcasts or streams (Spotify share): 
  1. Find the song you wish to share and click on the share button
  2. The track link will be copied to your clipboard.
  3. Paste the link in your video description or where you would like to share it 
What happens after I cancel my subscription?
All videos, podcast episodes and/or any other types of content that have been published during an active subscription will stay cleared from receiving copyright claims in perpetuity.
However, if you use Audiohook music in videos published after you've ended your subscription, Audiohook will monetize them. You can reactivate your subscription at any time to continue using our music claim free. 
Please note: You will no longer be charged after cancellation, however any charges up until cancellation are non-refundable as you have had access to listen and download music from our catalogue and have had the ability to use music on videos published on channels connected to your subscription. 
What are copyright claims and how can I stay claim free on YouTube?
What is a Content ID claim?
A Content ID claim is a copyright notification applied by a rights holder in order to protect their copyrighted content on YouTube. It is up to each individual rights holder to decide which policy they want to apply to matched content.
If you upload a video to YouTube with Audiohook music without a valid license to do so or that does not conform with the license terms, you may receive a monetization claim. Bear in mind that a claim is not a copyright strike. We will never take down, mute or block your YouTube video for using our music unlicensed as long as you let Audiohook monetize or otherwise comply with Audiohook’s instructions. The only thing that will happen is that ads may appear since Audiohook will monetize your video.
How can I make sure my video is cleared from claims on YouTube?
In order for us to recognize your content as licensed on YouTube it is important that you link your channel/video to your license.
The way our licensing model works is that the party uploading a video to YouTube needs to be cleared in our system to avoid claims. All videos published during your subscription will be cleared from claims in perpetuity. However, if you publish videos with our music after your subscription has ended, you run the risk of receiving claims. In other words, it's all about when you publish the video rather than when you download the track.
If you have a Personal or Commercial subscription with us, you can add your channel straight into your subscription in your account. However, if you purchased a license for a single track, you will need to upload the video to YouTube before you can report the link to us. The link can then be added into your license in your Audiohook account.
If you have a Production Company/Entity license with us and are unsure of how to clear your videos from claims, please reach out to your Account Manager or the Licensing Manager you’ve been in contact with for more information.
Can I use Audiohook music for free?
While you can listen anytime, downloading and using Audiohook’s music requires an active subscription or a single track license.
We do not provide music or sound effects for free. 
You will always need to purchase a subscription or a license in order to publish content using Audiohook’s music.
What payment options are available?
We offer both Monthly and Yearly billing cycles with our Personal and Commercial subscription.
Our online payment system currently supports MasterCard, Visa and PayPal. We do not provide physical invoicing for our online subscriptions.
If you're still not seeing the correct payment method under your subscription please contact customer support. 
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If you're having payment issues Please contact us.
How do I change my payment method?
  1. Login and navigate to the Account Page
  2. Click the Subscriptions Button
  3. You can change your payment method from here by clicking on Change payment method.  
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How can I find the right music on Audiohook?
 
Curated Albums
A Great way of finding the perfect track is to go directly to our curated albums where we have the top tracks in a huge variety of styles. All songs are carefully picked out by our talented, award-winning music curators.
Featured/New Trending
In the featured section you can find our most popular album categories, like Artist Releases, Cinematic, and Classic together with the New Trending list.
Music Search Bar
If you’re feeling more like choosing your own adventure, you can use the music search bar to search for a specific track, genre, mood or scene. So if you’re looking for Intense Orchestral, type it in and enjoy the ride. 
Moods, Genres & Scenes
If you’re not sure where to start, head over to our browse function and narrow down your search by genre, mood and scene. You can also filter on Vocals/Instrumental, Track length etc.
Similar Tracks
Don’t forget our “find similar” button - it’s the perfect solution when you’ve found a track that’s almost there, but missing the magic. Click on the two rings beside the track and it will gather all the tracks similar to the one you like so you don’t have to trawl through for hours!
Staff Picks & Latest
We are updating the Staff Picks regularly, where you find the newest and most interesting tracks in our catalogue. For even more new tracks go to Latest.