We are the largest, and fastest growing, ”non-collected” production music library in the world.
Our ever-expanding catalogue consists of 20,000 tracks and grows with 300-500 newly composed tracks each month.
All tracks are made to be used in audiovisual productions.
All music is available online for instant listening and downloading.
We work with selected non-PRO composers, musicians and producers. They produce tracks upon our request and and according to our creative brief. We pay them up front. Always. Regardless if the song is ever used or not.
All tracks are available in split stems (aka mix-downs) which gives you the creative opportunity to individually edit bass, drums, melody and instruments as you please.
All tracks are pre-cleared for all existing platforms, both now and in the future.
Music is our passion, our livelihood, our raison d’être! Mesmerizing magic is made when music and moving images blend together.
If you are a practicing songwriter and producer you are probably familiar with the difficulty of combining these two. We want to change that. Epidemic Sound was founded with the sole purpose of creating possibilities and benefits around music in all stages – both for the ones who compose it and the ones who use it. We’ve achieved that by collecting music in an ever-growing catalogue accessible, to which you can have unlimited access by paying a fixed monthly fee.
We buy every song individually from selected composers and producers, and pay them up front. Instead of the traditional way earning a small amount for every second a song is used on air, they always earn money as we pay them regardless if the song is ever used or not.
Epidemic Sound was founded with the sole purpose of creating possibilities and benefits around music in all stages – both for the ones who compose it and the ones who use it. We’ve achieved that by collecting music in an ever-growing catalogue, to which you can have unlimited access by paying a fixed monthly fee.
All rights included and pre-cleared!
All music is in the cloud. Full access, all the time!
No reporting required. Ever!
All music in separate stems!
A fixed fee subscription equals unlimited use!
Do you want to make a living producing music? Do you want to mature as a producer and as a musician?
Do you want to hear your music played on TV all over the world? We are constantly looking for new talent.
Here is how it works:
We pay upfront for all the music we buy.
Regardless if anyone ever uses it. Read more.
Some producers make several tracks per day,
others make one track per month. No limits.
All producers are provided with a dedicated
listener with extensive international experience.
The majority of our producers have worked with
us for several years.
We need all kinds of music! Don’t be shy!
We have over 150 different genres that
constantly need to evolve.
Some of our producers are professional
producers, others are “bedroom producers”,
but they are all equally talented!
You need to be able to both compose, record
and produce your music yourself
(i.e. be a one-stop-shop).
Music is our bread and butter. We love our creators, our producers, our musicians. They are the backbone of Epidemic Sound and this is what we offer them.
A fixed fee: We buy every song individually from our producers and always pay them a fixed fee. The fee varies depending on ability to incorporate references, level of complexity in composition, instruments used, deadlines, originality, prior experience, time frame needed to complete track or a mix of all of the above. Our standard renumeration always starts at USD 150 but can range up to USD 1,000 per track.
A-rating: In addition to the fixed fee we have an ”A-rating” system whereby we increase the renumeration by 50% if the track gives us goose bumps.
Profit sharing: We have a profit sharing scheme with our producers.
Vignettes: All the music in our library is non-exclusive and consequently not suitable for exclusive program vignettes. When we produce exclusive vignettes, something we do regularly, our producers are compensated accordingly. Some exclusive vignettes in effect today earn more than USD 40,000 per year.
Exposure: As an added bonus all producers are show-cased with their names in our player. We want to build their careers and encourage them to strike individual deals should the opportunity arise.
Peer is a prominent producer, currently holding the world record in most chart entries on the US Billboard/Itunes with productions for Madonna, Kelly Clarkson and Enrique Iglesias. He currently produces all the music for the FOX hit show Glee.
Broadcasting executive / Production company founder
Jan has a history in music but is more known as the co-founder of TV4, the largest commercial broadcaster in Sweden. He is also the co-founder of Zodiak Television, one of the world’s largest TV-production companies.
Hjalmar is a serial entrepreneur within the Internet industry who is frequently commissioned as a key speaker for the most prestigious IT summits world wide. He is also the founder of Rebtel and Sendit AB.
David has launched and owns one of the most successful shows in Swedish entertainment history and has produced many hit singles for international superstars such as Celine Dion and Westlife.
Oscar is the CEO of Epidemic Sound. He has a background with the Stockholm School of Economics and the Boston Consulting Group prior to joining Zodiak Television in 2004. At Zodiak Television he was a member of the management team.
Zodiak Media is one of the world’s top 3 independent media content groups. Annual revenues of €600m and 45 companies in 20 countries.
The TV4 Group is the Nordic region’s leading tv company and includes 40 TV channels in the region. Annual revenues of €700m.
Over the past 20 years ES-founders have produced over €1000m of content. The last big production was ”The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo”.
Nominated for nineteen Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and fifty-seven other awards Glee is a monster.
In 2011 ES-founder Per Åström passed Elvis Presley as the most featured artist on the Billboard Top 100-list.
ES-founders have sold over 150 million albums and downloads. We hold the world record in terms of most songs in Top 200 on iTunes ever.
13 million users, 1,000,000,000 minutes: Rebtel is currently the world’s second largest mobile VoIP (Voice Over IP) company.
SendIT pioneered mobile Internet in the early 90’s. In 1999 Microsoft acquired SendIT for €150m.
Over the last 10 years ES-founders have started over 15 companies. The latest is Wrapp, seeing investments from amongst others Reid Hoffmann.
Co-founder and CEO
+46 70 431 21 30
Music & Library Support
+46 708 74 46 55
Head of Music
+46 739 60 00 97
+46 706 71 75 25
Head of Operations
+46 764 04 88 55
Chief Technology Officer
+46 703 27 40 79
+46 739 84 50 61
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