Before sorting and categorizing, we deconstruct the character of each piece of music and the feeling and emotion it inspires. The search features are designed according to our experience with post-production workflow and from all of the invaluable feedback we receive from users. As filmmakers ourselves, we have been in the position of searching endlessly for the perfect song, so we've invested a lot of our time in the design of the site, making it streamlined and simple for our members to find exactly what they’re looking for.

Currently we have over 24,000 songs, and that number grows every day as we continually add new music to the catalog.

Artlist has a 40 song and 100 SFX daily download limit to ensure that every subscriber has access to the music and to ensure reasonable use of the site’s media.

We are updating and adding music every day. Additionally, we receive hundreds of submissions from Indie musicians and composers every week. Our Catalog Team carefully checks through every submission to find the absolute best music to add to the catalog.

Most of the songs that feature lead vocals in our catalog are also accompanied by an instrumental version and in some cases more than one additional version. However, some artists choose not to make instrumental versions available for licensing. If a song features alternative versions, you’ll see a small drop-down arrow to the right of the song title.

Yes, the music available on Artlist is royalty-free with a subscription. Depending on the subscription you choose, Artlist gives you permission to use the media on any platform, which means web, film, TV, virtual reality, video games, mobile and even platforms that haven’t been invented yet are all fair game. However, if the artist is registered with a PRO, then the PRO may collect royalties from the network/broadcaster (TV channel, radio station, streaming provider, etc.) that is airing the film.

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No, all of the music in our catalog is available to every user equally. We don’t offer exclusive use of any song.

Sure! You can cut and edit the music in any way to suit your video projects

Yes, as long as the music is synced to video. However, you cannot claim the composition as your own in any way.

First, check your spam folder. If you don’t see it there you can go to your Library in Artlist and view your Download History. From there you can select direct downloads of your songs and sounds.


Artlist works with independent artists from around the world and features music from locations as diverse as a small village in the mountains of the Near East to a world-class studio in Hollywood and from a music school in New Zealand to an intimate London night club. We have worked tirelessly to put together one of the best music licensing catalogs available today. Everything in our catalog is recorded, mixed and mastered for the best audio quality.

All works included in the site’s catalog and any services offered, including music, SFX, illustrations, graphics and photos are protected by copyright and are the intellectual property of the website or other artists and producers that authorized Artlist to do so.

That is entirely up to you. We always appreciate credit being given to the artists for their great work, but we do not require any attribution.

Please submit an application at You'll be asked to submit MP3s and links to your work for review. Be sure to send examples of your work that you'd like to be considered for the catalog and are available for licensing. As soon as your submission is reviewed, you’ll receive a message from our Catalog Team.


By contractual agreement between Artlist and the artists, you have full rights to use the music/SFX so there is no reason for concern. We will resolve this issue as quickly as possible. In the extremely rare event that you receive a claim on Facebook/Instagram or other social media platforms, please dispute the claim, stating that you have permission to use the music in your video and reference your license. If you receive a claim on YouTube, we advise you to not dispute the claim unless our Copyright team suggests otherwise. Please then contact us right away with a link to your video as well as the song title, artist name and claimant. We will work with the artist to have this cleared with the utmost priority. Online platforms are developing their own content ID systems and unfortunately, these issues occasionally pop up. Artlist is following these updates to always provide our subscribers with added security; we will work with YouTube and the artist to ensure these claims will not appear in the future.


By searching the catalog using multiple filters found in Mood, Video Theme, Genre and Instrument, you can generate a custom list of songs that will fit your needs and inspire your next project. To find exactly what you need, layer and build the filters or exclude filters that you don't want in the song.

Artlist’s search bar can help you find a specific song or artist on the site, and you can even use this tool to find a song by the lyrics. Additionally, you can add filters to your search by typing in the name of an existing filter on the site, or the name of a popular artist. You can also use this tool to search for SFX by selecting the SFX option. Once this is enabled, simply type in a word for the sound you’re looking for and a list of results will appear.