Finding Music

How do I find the right music?

There are several ways to look for music on our website. All tracks are intelligently tagged throughout different categories, like tempo, mood, genre etc.

• Using Search

You can use the Search bar in the top left corner to type what you are looking for. The search results will display matching tags as well as track titles and artist names.

• Using the Filter

Navigate to the Browse page (click Browse in the main navigation) and open the filter, located top left, below the search bar. You can now see all the available tags. Click one of the tags and you will be presented with the matching tracks. You can keep adding as many tags as you like and removing previously selected tags by clicking them again.


The playlists are a handy short cut to a combination of contemporary selections and our tried and tested favourites.

• Related Tracks

The related track feature allows us to suggest (or Combine or Connect) works across the catalogue that are appropriate but would otherwise be excluded via the refined keyword search. We have defined these as Complementary in style or feel, and Contrasting in mood but similar in nature.

Can I ask Using Music to find music for me?

Sure. If you have a brief for a specific project do get in touch and we will put together a playlist for you. Email us here: info@usingmusic.com

How do I keep track of music that might fit my project?

Once logged in, you can save tracks to any number of your own projects. The project pages will collect all your tracks and you can download all tracks in a project at once as a ZIP archive.

Music Usage

Can anyone just download music and use it?

Not Exactly..

All the music on our site is available by anyone for any use, you are free to download any works however, you will need a licence to use it.

Music licensing is a legally complex business as there are several rights involved. The PRS MCPS production music deal allows a licensee to navigate these issues via a simple rate card which is set for all uses and agreed by all composers. As a provider of production music our licenses are provided by the PRS.

I am not registered with PRS / I live in the USA, how can I use a track from your library?

Please get in touch and we can provide you with a licence directly, for your particular requirement. Licensing can seem daunting but it does not need to be email info@usingmusic.com with your request.

– Your Name
– Your Organisation
– Your Address
– Track Name
– Proposed Usage (as much info as you have, and don’t forget the likelihood of any legacy use online)

We will endeavour to get back to you as swiftly as possible. You can also phone the team on +44 (0)20 7613 1813

Downloading Music

What file formats are available for download?

As a minimum, every track on our website is available to download as a WAV file (44.1kHz, 16bit) or alternatively as an MP3 (320kbps).

I need a better quality version, how can I get it?

Get in touch with your requirements and we will try to help. Email us here: info@usingmusic.com

Do I have to download each track I want to use individually?

No, you can save tracks you are interested in to a project and then download them all at once as a ZIP archive.


How do I set-up an account?

Click the Login/Register button located on the top right and click New User. To set-up an account you only need to enter your Name, email and choose a password. In order to sign up you will need to agree to our Terms & Conditions.

I have an account, how do I log in / log out?

Click the Login/Register button located on the top right and enter your email and password. If you have forgotten your password you can reset it. Click the Forgot password link below the login form and follow the instructions.

How do I change my details?

Once you are logged in, you can view and edit your details by hovering over Account in the navigation and click Edit Profile.

How do I change my password?

Once you are logged in, you can view and edit your details by hovering over Account in the navigation and click Change Password.

How do you handle my personal details?

We will never share any of your information with any third parties. Please read our full Privacy Policy here.

Website general

What can I do on this website?

We will soon put together a short tutorial video showing you the main features and how to use them. Watch this space.

I try to do x, but it’s not working. What can I do?

If you encounter any problems on our website we would very much appreciate it you could let us know. We can then get our development team to sort it out. Email us here: website@usingmusic.com

Production music

What is production (or library) music?

Production Music or Library music is pre-cleared music for use on any media, for any term and in any country.

Music licensing is complicated. There are four rights involved every time any music is used; The right to copy or 'sync' a composition, the right to perform a composition, the right to copy/sync the recording, and the right to perform the recording.

In the world of commercial music each one of those rights can be controlled and administered by a different body, or agent. To add to the complexity this may change in different territories.

As a response to the needs of different media providers who wanted to use music in a reasonable and timely way, the production music library was created. All the rights required could be licensed from one place, and the fees were already agreed on a standardised rate card. All uses per 30 seconds and per territory are laid out.

Is library music always cheesy?

Not on Using Music!

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