Artlist fundamentals

Artlist’s Unlimited License is a synchronization license to use music and SFX from the Artlist catalog in your video projects. The license is unlimited because there are no limitations, so you can use the music in as many of your projects as you like, on any platform worldwide forever.

Artlist was made for content creators all over the world. With an Unlimited License and a catalog of high-quality music & SFX, content creators can enjoy creative freedom without limits.

We started Artlist in early 2015 to change the way content creators find, use and are inspired by music & SFX for their projects. Over the years, we have evolved to offer creators a more complete tool for their filmmaking needs by offering footage licensing with the same unlimited offer on


Artlist is available with 3 annual subscription plans: • Music - $199 USD (Our most popular option) • SFX - $149 USD (Our newest addition) • Music + SFX - $299 USD (Best value)

Yes! You can open a free Trial account to download watermarked MP3 versions of any song in the catalog, create collections of music and share them with your collaborators. Trial downloads are not available for our SFX. Sign up here: The watermarked songs downloaded with a Trial account are for personal use only. When you’re ready to get our license for use, simply upgrade the account.

A full year! When you sign up for Artlist, you’ll have access to the entire Artlist Catalog and an Unlimited License to use the assets in your videos on any platform worldwide, including branded and commercial projects. To make it even better, any song you use in a project during your subscription is yours to use forever.

Artlist’s license is only available with a yearly subscription. We do not offer a single song license outside of our subscription plan. You can license as many songs as you want with our yearly subscription.

Artlist's license is available for both personal and business accounts. To sign up as a business, simply use the business name when you create your account.

Employees may access the account one at a time for projects they create for the company. The music can't be used for their personal projects, as this use would require their personal license. In the future, we will offer a multi-seat plan for businesses so that employees can access their accounts whenever they need to.

Yes! If you’re creating a project that requires a sublicense for your end-users, then an enterprise might be right for you. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

At this time, we do not offer a license that will cover both the school and its students. If you subscribe to Artlist as a school, this will give license to projects created by and for the school. Personal projects created by faculty and students will not be covered. Please be aware that the liability will be on the school to ensure there is no copyright violation.


When you download an asset during an active subscription, it’s licensed for use forever. There's no expiration on Artlist’s Unlimited License.

The license to use continues even after your license expires. Our assets are licensed for use forever. There's no expiration on Artlist’s Unlimited License.

You can download up to 40 songs per day with a music subscription. Artlist’s SFX subscription covers you for up to 100 SFX downloads per day. These terms for reasonable use prevent any abuse or piracy of the catalog or license.

The daily download limit for Artlist music and SFX is based on the time zone GMT+3. Based on your location, this may be the difference of a few hours or more. Check out the cities below for reference. Berlin - 23:00 London - 22:00 New York - 17:00 (5PM) Chicago - 16:00 (4PM) Los Angeles - 14:00 (2PM) Sydney - 7:00 Seoul - 6:00 New Delhi - 2:30

No! Our company guarantees your coverage without requiring you to take extra steps like whitelisting. Artlist's license will always cover you and your clients.

Yes! If you’re hired to produce or edit a film for a client, your license covers them for their personal or commercial use of that specific film. The client can not use the music or SFX for their own projects.

With every song download, you can also download an individual song license, called our “Direct License”, which can be used as additional proof of license.

No. The license can not be transferred or sublicensed with our standard agreement. Artlist’s license will only cover the individual or business that’s listed on the subscription. If your project requires you to transfer or sublicense, our Enterprise agreement might be right for you. Please tell us more about your project at [email protected]

Artlist’s license is valid worldwide, so you can use the music or SFX in your films anywhere on the planet.

With a subscription, you can use Artlist assets on any number of channels you own. There are no restrictions based on the number of views, audience size or popularity. You can keep the same license, even when you go viral.

No, Artlist’s license does not include indemnification. The songs and SFX available on the site are from talented artists around the world, all of whom have agreed to allow subscribers the rights to use their materials.

The site is designed for users 16 years of age and older. If you’re a minor, please get permission from a parent or guardian before using the site.


Yes! With a subscription to Artlist, you can use the music in your projects on any platform worldwide.

Yes! The music used in the stream will absolutely be covered. If you’re streaming a live event, however, playing the music at the event without video is not covered, as this would require a different license.

Yes! Assets from the Artlist catalog can be played in a podcast.

The music and SFX are licensed for use in video productions only.

You can absolutely use the music in the background of your game or app, but not as the essence of your project. If you're creating an app that will offer the use of music to your end-users, please contact us to learn more about our enterprise agreement.

Yes, that’s also covered! With our Unlimited License, you’re covered for commercial projects.

With Artlist’s license, you have the rights for broadcast & public performance. Artlist will not cover royalty payments to PROs. If you or your client wants to use your project in a broadcast, the broadcaster must make sure it has the relevant agreements in place to cover any such royalties.