What songs can I use Loudr Licensing to license, and what happens when a song cannot be licensed?

[This article applies to the Loudr Licensing service]

Loudr can license a song if the song has been legally released in the United States as physical media, whether CD, vinyl or cassette, or as a digital download. If the song has not been released, a license cannot be guaranteed, but Loudr’s licensing team will do everything it can to get a license in place for you. 

Some examples of songs that Loudr can license:

  • A song that was released at one point on iTunes and/or Amazon MP3.
  • A song that appeared on a limited pressing of vinyl, which you can purchase at a record store in the United States 
  • A song that was included on a promotional compilation CD that was given away, even if at some obscure music festival 8 years ago
  • A song that was made available as a promotional music download on the artist’s website

Some examples of songs that Loudr may NOT be able to license:

  • A song that was used in a film score, but itself was never released separately from the soundtrack
  • A song that appeared in a video game, but itself was never released separately from the game soundtrack 
  • A song that was released as part of a CD compilation, but only in some country that was not the United States
  • A song that was written by J.S. Bach and is now in the public domain (Learn more about Public Domain

When a song cannot be licensed, Loudr will refund any royalties that you’ve pre-paid. For example, if you’ve paid $115 for a license order ($100 for royalties and $15 for Loudr’s service fee) and it is determined that the song cannot be licensed, we’ll refund the $100 in royalties.

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