Artlist fundamentals

Artlist is for content creators all over the world. With a catalog of high-quality music and Artlist’s Unlimited and Personal Licenses, content creators can enjoy creative freedom without limits.

Artlist’s Unlimited License is for all creators looking for a license to use music and/or SFX from the Artlist catalog for video projects. This license is Unlimited because there are no limitations, so you can use the assets in as many of your projects as you like, on any platform worldwide, with no expiration, and you're even covered for commercial projects.

Artlist’s Personal License is a simple, straightforward solution for video & podcast creators worldwide who publish their projects on social media. The license is 'personal' because it covers projects that you create on your YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch. Only one channel per platform can be linked to your subscription, and any project you publish to these channels can be monetized.

We started Artlist in early 2015 to change the way content creators find, use, and are inspired by music for their projects. Over the years, we've evolved to offer creators a more complete tool for their filmmaking needs.

Plans & Sign up

The Unlimited and Personal licenses both offer full access to the entire music and/or SFX (sound effects) catalogs with a sync license to cover your use of the assets in your videos without expiration. The Personal License is for social content creators who want to share their videos on social media platforms and is available with a yearly or monthly subscription. With a Personal License, you're covered for 1 YouTube channel, 1 Facebook account or page, 1 TikTok account, 1 Twitch account & 1 podcast. Artlist's Unlimited License is for filmmakers and freelancers who want to use the assets in their videos on any platform worldwide, including branded and commercial projects. This is only available with a yearly subscription. With an Unlimited License, you can use the music on as many channels as you’d like and your clients are covered too.

First, visit the main Artlist site, go to Pricing and select the Unlimited plan: https://artlist.io/sign-up-unlimited Add your name email address and created a password to create an account, then submit your payment information. Our Unlimited License is only available with an annual subscription. Once payment is completed, your account will be active and you can start using Artlist.

First, visit the main Artlist site, go to Pricing and select the Personal plan: https://artlist.io/sign-up-personal Add your name email address and created a password to create an account. The next page will ask you to submit your social media channels. You must submit at least 1 to continue to payment and only 1 channel per platform is covered. Don't worry if you forget to add 1 because you will be able to add your socials after you subscribe as well. Next, select the annual or monthly option and submit your payment information. Once payment is completed, your account will be active and you can start using Artlist.

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. Sign up here: https://artlist.io/free-trial Please note that the watermarked songs downloaded with a Trial account are for your personal use only. When you’re ready to get our License for use, simply upgrade your account.

Signing up for a Trial account is quick and easy! First, visit the main Artlist page and go to Start Free Now: https://artlist.io/start-now Add your name, email and password, then click Free Sign Up. Your Trial account will be created instantly so you can start saving your favorites, create collections and download watermarked previews.

Yes! Artlist's Personal License is available with a monthly or yearly subscription. A Personal License covers use of Artlist's music and/or SFX in projects posted to your social media channels. YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & Twitch are covered. If you've got more than 1 channel or you're working on a project for your client, Artlist's Unlimited License might be just what you're looking for.

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The Personal License covers 1 channel for each social media platform. This means 1 YouTube channel, 1 Facebook page or profile, 1 Twitter, 1 Instagram & 1 Twitch. You have the ability to update the channels on your license during your subscription period within reason. If you have a question about this policy or would like clarification if your changes are within our licensing terms, please contact us.

Artlist's Unlimited License will cover you on any platform worldwide, including websites and commercial projects. If you're creating projects for your clients, then our Unlimited License will cover the use of assets in the project you were hired to create. Artlist's Personal License will only cover personal use of the assets on social media. To sign up as a business, simply use the business name when you create your account and this will appear on all of your licensing documents.

One license = one seat. Employees may access the account only for projects they create for the business. The music can't be used for their personal projects, as this use would require them to have their own Artlist license.

We currently do not offer a subscription for multiple users, but we have exciting updates to be released later this year. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive all the latest updates!

Yes! If you’re creating a project that isn't covered by either of our subscriptions, then an enterprise might be right for you. Please contact our sales team through our Payment page here: https://artlist.io/page/pricing

At this time, we do not offer a license that will cover both the school and its students. If you subscribe to an Unlimited License as a school, this will give license to projects created by and for the school, however, 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.

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Coverage

With a yearly Unlimited License plan, the music and/or SFX you download are yours to use forever, even if you don’t renew your subscription. If you sign up for a Personal license, the rules are a bit different. The Personal License will only cover your use of the assets while the account is active in videos you post/publish to channels listed on your account. The videos posted during your active Personal subscription are yours to share and monetize forever, even after your subscription expires.

There's no expiration on Artlist’s Unlimited license. When you download an asset during your active Unlimited subscription, you can use that asset in your projects forever. The license for use of the songs downloaded is still valid even if your subscription expires. If your Unlimited subscription expires, you will not be able to download additional assets to use in new projects. The only exception to this rule is if the subscription is refunded. In this case, the license is terminated and is no longer valid. If you sign up for a Personal License, then any project you create with Artlist assets during your active subscription period is covered forever. However, once your Personal plan expires, you can no longer use the assets in any new projects.

With an active Personal License, every project you publish on the social media channels linked to your account is covered forever! However, once your subscription expires, your license is no longer valid, meaning you can not use any of the assets in new projects or publish projects with Artlist assets.

With an Unlimited License, you can use the music in your projects on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, Twitch, Commercials, Broadcast, Websites and Wedding videos. There are no limitations based on the number of channels you have or the size of your audience.

With a Personal License, you can use Artlist assets in your videos published to the social media channels listed on your license. Our Personal license covers your uploads on: 1 YouTube channel, 1 Facebook account, 1 TikTok channel, 1 Twitch account, and 1 Podcast. You can clear 1 channel for each platform.

You can download up to 40 tracks and 100 SFX every day with unlimited downloads from your Music Library.

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 / Chicago - 16:00 / Los Angeles - 14:00 / Sydney - 7:00 / Seoul - 6:00 / New Delhi - 2:30

No, Artlist's License will always cover you and your clients. Our company guarantees that subscribers can use the assets in their projects without extra steps like whitelisting.

Yes! Any project you create with an Unlimited License or Personal License can be monetized.

Artlist's Unlimited License is available for both personal and business accounts. To sign up as a business instead of an individual, just use the business name when you create your account. Artlist's Personal License was created to cover personal projects on a limited number of social media channels and does not cover branded or commercial projects.

Yes! If you’re hired to produce or edit a film for a client, Artlist's Unlimited License covers them for their personal or commercial use of that specific video. Your client can not use the music or SFX for a different project. A Personal License does not cover client work. It only covers projects created for your own use.

If you have an Unlimited License, your clients are covered under your license. With every song listed in your Download History, you can also download an individual song certificate .pdf which can be used as physical proof of license.

You can license as many songs as you want with our yearly and monthly subscriptions. Artlist’s license for use is only available with a Personal or Unlimited subscription. We do not offer single song licenses outside of our subscription plans.

No, the Personal License only covers personal projects on your own channels. If you’re working on commercial projects, you might be interested in Artlist's Unlimited License. Check it out here: https://artlist.io/page/pricing

With a Personal License, you can partner with brands to create sponsored projects and upload them to your channels as long as you don’t boost the post or run it as a paid ad. Boosted posts are considered advertising and are not covered under the Personal License. If you want to run your project as a paid ad, you might be interested in Artlist’s Unlimited License. Check it out here: https://artlist.io/page/pricing

No. The license for use can not be transferred or sub-licensed with our Unlimited or Personal License. Artlist’s license will only cover the use of music by the entity that’s listed on the subscription. If you’re looking for the ability to transfer or sub-license, then you might be interested in an Enterprise agreement. Please contact our sales team through our Payment page here: https://artlist.io/page/pricing

Artlist’s Unlimited License is valid worldwide, so you can use the music or sounds in your films anywhere on the planet. Artlist's Personal License covers you on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and TikTok; 1 channel per platform. Your podcast can be covered on any platform as long as you register the name of your podcast on the subscription.

With an Unlimited License, you can use the assets in your videos on any number of channels you have. There are no restrictions based on the number of views, audience size or popularity. With a Personal License, you can cover one channel for each social media platform that the Personal License covers. This means 1 YouTube channel, 1 Facebook page, 1 TikTok account, etc.

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

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

Projects

Yes! With any subscription to Artlist, you can use the music in your projects and share them on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Yes! Any project you post with an Unlimited or Personal License can be monetized. If you have a Personal License, you can only monetize on the channels listed on your account, but with an Unlimited License, you can monetize your videos on an unlimited number of channels.

Yes! The music used in the stream will absolutely be covered with an Unlimited or Personal License. It's important to remember that Artlist's licenses do not cover you for playing the music at a live event, so the music can only be a part of the stream itself.

Yes! Music from the Artlist catalog can be played in a podcast with an Unlimited or Personal License. If you have a Personal License, only 1 podcast is covered and it must be registered on your account.

Artlist's Personal License offers subscribers the ability to use assets in 1 podcast, and Artlist Unlimited License offers subscribers the ability to use the assets in all of the subscriber's podcasts. If you're creating an audiobook, radio project, or another use not covered by our regular license, please contact our sales team through our Payment page here: https://artlist.io/page/pricing

Artlist's standard licenses do not cover the use of assets in games or apps, but use in your project might be available with an Enterprise agreement. To learn more, please contact our sales team through our Payment page here: https://artlist.io/page/pricing

Yes, that’s covered with our Unlimited License! With Artlist's Unlimited License, you can use the assets in your commercial projects without limitations. The Personal License was created specifically for personal projects and commercial use is not covered with this plan.

Commercial use and broadcast are covered with Artlist's Unlimited License. The broadcaster may have their own terms regarding the use of audio assets and may request to check the license. You can reference our complete license here: https://help-center.artlist.io/media/w5mglb2w/unlimited-license-30032022-1.pdf

Yes! You can use the assets in your projects with an Unlimited or Personal License. According to TikTok's policy regarding licensed music, you can use Artlist or any other licensed music in TikTok videos that are up to 1-minute long.

No. The use of assets from the Artlist catalog in a playlist or music channel is a violation of our license and copyright law. This is considered distribution, which is not permitted under Artlist's license.