A production music library is somewhere where you can buy the rights to various music tracks for your own commercial or personal use. Here we will look at why you would need this, how to go about finding music production libraries, how to use them and more.
Why You Need Music Production Libraries
Firstly, the reason that you need a production music library is that it will enable you to purchase music that comes with the rights. Of course it is possible these days to listen to almost any music that you want for free using systems such as YouTube and Spotify, so you might wonder why you would need a music library. This is particularly true when you consider that the music in a music library is largely not music you would have heard of before. This is random background music with no big names attached and often with no singers or lyrics. So why buy short snippets of music from someone you've never heard of when you can listen to the latest big hits and even download them for free?
The answer is because music production libraries allow you to buy not just the music, but the rights along with that music. This then means that you can use that music for commercial uses and in other ways that you would not be permitted to use it for otherwise.
For instance then, say that you are making a computer game, or a short film, or even a book, and say you then intend to sell this via a short trailer that would get people excited. If you use a piece of music that you do not own the legal rights to, then you will face a lawsuit following the release of the trailer because it was for a commercial purpose and you did not first get permission from the owners.