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November 18, 2021

Personal vs. Unlimited: How to Choose the Right Subscription Plan for You

By Artlist 6 min read


  • The Personal plan covers 1 channel per social media channel and 1 podcast
  • The unlimited plan covers any type of video or platform, even commercial and broadcast
  • Starting YouTubers and aspiring creators will benefit most from the Personal plan, while filmmakers and freelance creatives should get the Unlimited plan

Having diversified our subscription plans by launching the new Personal plan, you might ask yourself what Artlist plan you should choose. So this article will hopefully help you decide what plan best fits your needs.

Before we get to the benefits of each plan, ALL Artlist subscribers get unlimited access to our media catalog, unlimited downloads and a lifetime license.

pricing page

Now let’s see what else you get with each plan.

Unlimited plan

Your license covers:

  • Unlimited social platforms - YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, podcasts, TikTok, Twitter, Vimeo and any future platform
  • Paid ads
  • Client work
  • Commercial work
  • Podcasts
  • Websites & all online platforms
  • Broadcast & TV

A yearly subscription:

    • Music: $199 billed annually ($16.60 per month)
    • SFX: $149 billed annually ($12.41 per month)
    • Music & SFX: $299 billed annually ($25 per month)

Lifetime license: Any song you download as a subscriber is yours to use forever, even after your subscription expires.

Monetization: Unlimited

Personal plan

Your license covers:

  • 1 channel in each of the following social media platforms:
    • YouTube
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    • TikTok
    • Twitch
  • Your podcast

Available as a monthly or annual plan:

  •  Monthly: $14.99 per month
  • The yearly plan, which offers a 33% discount, costs only $9.99 per month ($119.88 billed annually)

Lifetime license: Any song you download and use in a published video as a subscriber is yours to use forever, even after your subscription expires.

Monetization: As a Personal plan subscriber, you can monetize your videos as long as they are posted organically.

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Now let’s see which plan suits you best.

What types of creators will benefit most from the Personal plan?

Starting YouTubers

This is a no-brainer. Do you have a small YouTube channel, and you want to grow? Are you thinking about starting your own YouTube channel? The Personal plan could save you a lot of money as you take your first steps on the most popular video platform on the Internet. There are no limits on the number of followers or views you get - you still pay $9.99 per month.

Social media influencers

personal plan content creators

Are you building your brand on social media? Are you a micro-influencer or on your way to becoming one? The new Personal plan is perfect for small-to-medium-size social creators who want to scale on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch or TikTok. 

And if you close a channel and open a new one, you can easily link the new one on the platform in place of your old channel.

Aspiring content creators

Are you creating content as a hobby or maybe contemplating becoming a content creator? Then the Personal plan is right for you. You get high-quality music and sound effects that will boost your videos’ production value for minimal investment and practically no commitment.

Get yourself noticed as you experiment with content creation and find your own creative style.

What types of creators will benefit most from the Unlimited plan?

Creators with more than 1 social channel on the same platform

The Personal plan license covers 1 channel per social media platform. If you have 2 or more YouTube channels or Instagram accounts, you should get the Unlimited plan.

Established YouTubers and macro-influencers

Once you’ve established your brand on YouTube or any other social media platform, odds are your content will become more diverse. You might not want to confine yourself to social media when you continue scaling in size and popularity.

Freelance creatives

As the name suggests, the Personal plan covers only your personal channels. So if you’re creating content for 3rd party clients, like brand ads, corporate videos or broadcast, the Unlimited plan is right for you.

Professional videographers and filmmakers

Do you create short films or features? Are you a wedding filmmaker? If your video content is displayed beyond social media, you need the Unlimited plan.

Hopefully, this article helped you figure out which type of subscription suits your needs. To learn more about the Personal and Unlimited plans, check out the FAQs page on Artlist’s Help Center. And as always, stay creative!

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