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Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is Production Music?

Production Music is the term given to music that has been specifically composed and produced for use in a multitude of media based productions, be-it broadcast via traditional channels (T.V./Radio/Satellite/Cable programming) or delivered via on-line methods, DVD, Video or other multi-media formats.

How much does a licence cost and what does it cover?

To use the music in our library you need to obtain a licence for the track(s) you wish to use. Purchasing a licence is quick and simple and can be done via our online licence request form.

There are a variety of licence options available depending on the type of production you are creating. We have complete control over the cost to licence our music which enables us to offer extremely competitive prices. Please see our rate card for details on the costs and licence types available.

Generally, the licence permits you to synchronise our music in your production and allows you to reproduce and unlimited amount of copies of your production without having to pay anything more. Please see our full terms and conditions for full details of usage.

Do I have to report music usage?

Yes. When purchasing a licence you will need to provide details of the production in which it is being used. You will also need to:

  • Let the broadcaster know the publisher (Too Darn Loud), composer, track title and duration of each track used so that Performance Royalties can be tracked.
  • Complete a cue sheet and send it to Too Darn Loud. A cue sheet template will be provided when your licence is issued.
  • How does the quality of Production Music differ from Commercial Music?

    For the music produced at Too Darn Loud it simply doesn’t.  We create commercial quality music that we make available for use in media based productions. Take a listen to the tracks in our library we’re sure you’ll agree.

    What kind of productions can use music from the Too Darn Loud library?

    Our comprehensive licences permit a wide range of productions to use music from our library, including but not limited to:

    • Films
    • TV Programming (documentaries, dramas, news etc.)
    • Commercials
    • Film trailers & TV Promos
    • Radio Programming an Commercials
    • Corporate productions
    • Podcasts
    • Ringtones
    • Toys
    • Websites

    How is the music made?

    We work with talented and award-winning composers and producers to lovingly craft each and every track residing in our library to a particular theme or vibe. We work hard with our partners to develop music of the highest quality that will help support your project with music that has depth and fantastic musicianship.

    Can bespoke edits or alternative arrangements of a cue be created?

    Absolutely. Our team are committed to ensuring you have the right material for your project and are available to, where possible; provide alternate edits of our music to match your requirements. Requests for re-recording the music with different instrumentation may be possible also through special licencing arrangements. Please get in touch to discuss further.

    What is the delivery format of the music?

    Our music can be demoed in high quality mp3 but if you register with us you will be able to download the music as either 24-Bit .wav files or as 320 kbps mp3 files.

    Can I get a copy of your music on CD?

    Yes, please get in touch with us to arrange this on phone: +44 (0)800 014 8549 or email: info@toodarnloud.net.

    Can Too Darn Loud create bespoke music for my production?

    Yes we can. Please get in touch to discuss you project details.

    Working with us

    Can I send you my demo?

    We are always happy to hear from talented composers who want to produce and release fantastic quality Production Music. If you would like to make us aware of your talents simply drop us a mail at newmusic@toodarnloud.net with a link to your music on SoundCloud or other showreel website.

    We receive a high volume of applications, and yes we do look at them all but it can take a little while to get back to you. If we believe you would be well matched to one of our current or upcoming productions a member of our team will be in touch with you.

    What material should I put on my demo?

    You should make your demo’s short (no more than 5-10 mins) of your best material. It should showcase the type of music you are most passionate about creating. We are not expecting any particular styles; we simply want to hear what material you feel you write best. If you are uploading to SoundCloud music now copyright owned by others, it is your responsibility to ensure you are permitted to make it publicly or privately accessible.

    I have a batch of unreleased/unpublished material; can I publish this through TDL?

    Please get in touch with us at newmusic@toodarnloud.net to discuss the material you have and arrange for our team to assess.