The best licenses for every content creator

Artlist has two types of license - Social Creator and Creator Pro.
Here’s a quick breakdown to help you choose the right one for you.

  Pro Social
Unlimited downloads Check image Check image
New music & SFX added daily Check image Check image
Social channels Unlimited social channels All your personal social channels.
One social channel per platform
Monetization & sponsorship in personal social channels Check image Check image
The songs in your published videos are licensed forever Check image Check image
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Paid & promoted videos Check image  
Broadcast
We cover your Project for broadcasting under PRO payment. If you are a broadcaster please reach out to our Enterprise team
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Pro License

 

We believe that high quality creative assets licensing doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s why we created this simple, transparent and straightforward license for all users.

Before we start, know that when we use the term “Assets” we mean music, sound effects, clips, footage, animation, 3D and video templates downloaded from Artlist's website, according to the subscription plan you choose.
OK, Let’s jump in.

1. We cover everything

But what does “everything” mean? Here’s what's covered:

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Twitch
  • Commercials
  • Broadcasting(i)
  • Websites
  • Wedding Videos

(i) Covers broadcasting of your Projects. In case you are a broadcaster, please see section 8 below. 

In what formats/mediums?

  • Video clips
  • Advertisements
  • Films
  • Series
  • Podcasts
  • Animations
  • Presentations
  • Slides

 

When you purchase a subscription to Artlist, you receive the right to download any Assets and integrate them into your projects and productions combining sound and visual media (we’ll call them “Projects”).  By “Projects” we mean a human made Project and not an auto-generated Project.

If you’re hired to create the Project, your client is covered by your license and can use the Project anywhere. You and your clients can present and/or play the Project publicly, distribute it in all existing means of media, websites, platforms, social networks, video sharing sites, television or other data storage devices, you name it!

Artlist is made for people creating videos. Therefore, the Assets can’t be used as standalones (for example audio or footage only) without being part of a video. This means you can’t in any way use, record, perform, present, publicly perform, copy, distribute in any manner, transfer, share, sell or give a license to the Assets as standalones.

Trial Account User

If you are a non-paying user with a trial account or if you get access to watermarked Assets under your paying subscription, you can only download the watermarked versions of the Assets for personal preview. You are forbidden from removing such watermarks and from using the watermarked versions in any Projects or in any other way. Get your full subscription here!

2. Your Projects are yours to use Forever

For now and for all future time. Eternally.

The point is that once you create Projects using downloaded Assets and publish them in any media during your subscription, you can keep using your Projects in the same media and monetize it forever and ever, even after your subscription has expired.

You're covered to create and publish your Projects while your account is active. When your subscription expires, those Projects can remain published in any media, but any new projects will not be covered.

You can download Assets as long as you have a paid subscription with Artlist and use them in new Projects and publish them only during your paid subscription term. If you want to know more about the subscription terms, renewal, upgrades, changes and termination, take a look at our Terms of Use.

3. Your clients are covered

You can create Projects for your clients, but only you can download the Assets and use them to create a Project.

If you create a Project incorporating an Asset, you can transfer this Project to your clients and to anyone else, so they can use the Project (but the License is only yours).

Keep in mind that if you collaborate with any third party in a Project or if you create a Project for your clients, you must make sure your collaborator and/or client complies with this License. Your collaborator and/or client must use the Projects in compliance with this License.

4. You can download as many Assets as you want

As long as you keep it reasonable, you can download as many Assets as you want during your subscription and use them in as many Projects as you wish.

“Reasonable” means that you can download up to 40 songs, 100 SFX, 20 templates, and/or 100 clips/footage/animation/3D per day. We consider downloading Assets by any automatic means, such as software, bots, etc., is not reasonable, and therefore it is prohibited.

The Assets you choose will be available for download in your library as long as you have an active paid subscription.

5. You should only use the Assets as a part of your creations

Simple as it sounds, this means that, as a creator, you should only incorporate the Assets into your creation.

What doesn’t count as your creation?

For all Assets: Reproducing, distributing, re-selling or any other usage of the Assets as standalone package.

When it comes to Artlist music, also: Music streaming, music channels, radio, other ways of music or sound effects reproduction.

The creation of a static video, a video loop animation combined with Artlist music in the background or lyric video with Artlist music is also forbidden.

Basically, this License does not allow you to use, make available or present any Assets as a separate file. This means you can’t allow anyone to use the Assets as separate files for listening, viewing, downloading, publicly performing, use as template or any other use whatsoever.

This also means you can’t use the Assets to provide any services that compete with Artlist or with any of our artists. You also can’t resell them in any way, such as in music/video collections, music/video libraries, music/video playlists, royalty-free music or licensing, data bases, tools, templates, etc. You can't resell and/or upload the Asset or any Projects to stock platforms. This includes not giving the impression that any Assets were created by you.

You can’t use the Assets in any manner which is illegal, contrary to court orders and/or which was forbidden by the provisions of any law. Also, you can’t use the Assets in any manner which may damage Artlist, its artists, any third parties, or their rights or reputation.

The Assets cannot be used: (i) in the context of pornography; or (ii) to encourage violence abomination, racism, hate, threats and discrimination against any person based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, community or nationality, (iii) hurting the helpless; (iv) violating privacy; (v) slander and any other insulting or illegal contents.

If our clips are included in your Project, which subject may be reasonably perceived as unflattering or controversial (such as advertisement dealing with sexually transmitted infections), although we have the required releases, you can't intentionally portray the subject in a negative way and must indicate that the model has no connection to the Project's content (for example: stating the following: “Stock footage, posed by model”).

Since we understand there might be gray areas in this regard, contact us to explain your project and our team will let you know if this is covered. We reserve to ourselves the right to decide in each case whether a certain use of an Asset is considered a violation of the above and you undertake to accept our decision in this matter. Don’t worry, we have great professional skills and common sense.

We make our best efforts in order to verify every Asset and make sure they’re great quality and are legally available. However, you know, things happen, and we might find out that a certain Asset might be violating third party’s rights. Although we have the right to tell you to stop using such Assets, we will do so only in some rare situations. If we do, you must stop using it immediately and do your best to make anyone on your behalf cease the use of such Assets.

As we explain below, you are getting a license and not the proprietary ownership of the Assets. Well, this also means that you can’t register or claim ownership of the Assets or the Projects (or otherwise make it available) through any content detection and/or registration system, such as YouTube’s Content ID (CID), Facebook Rights Manager, etc. This also means that you may not incorporate any Assets or Projects into a logo, trademark or service mark, since that could block other customers from using the Assets.

6. Having a “License” means using, not owning

In other words, you’re purchasing the right to use the Assets. You’re not purchasing the Assets themselves.

The Assets remain protected by copyrights and intellectual property of Artlist or its artists.

Artlist is the owner or the rights holder of all the rights in the Assets and the Site, inclusive of all intellectual property rights and all copyrights. You do not and will not have any rights whatsoever to the Assets or in the Site, exclusive of the right of use as specified in this License. To know more about our rights in Artlist Proprietary Content and Site, check our Terms of Use.

This also means that you can’t use the names of the Assets nor of its creator(s) or their artistic
name(s), except for giving them credit for their brilliant Asset.

Now that you know what a license is, by using this License, you understand and agree to the rights, obligations, liabilities and prohibitions specified in this License, that you do not and will not have any ownership or intellectual property rights in the Assets or any recordings thereof, and that your rights to the Assets will not exceed the rights described in this License.

7. How many seats do you want?

The individual plans give you a license for one person, but with Team plan, you can extend your license up to 6 more members (7 members in total).

Not enough? You can get as many seats as you want with our dedicated business solutions. Please contact our Sales team.  

With the individual plans, the name you register for our services is the only person or company/entity who can use the Assets under this License, one seat at a time.

The Team plans allow you to invite up to 6 members (excluding the admin, 7 members in total) to your license and remove or substitute them with other members at any time. The name of the individual or company/entity you write when you create your Team account is the owner of the license. This means that all the members covered by the license can only use the Assets in the benefit of the license owner (not for their own personal or commercial purposes).

If you want a subscription for a company with more than 100 employees or if you need a license for more than 7 users, we have a dedicated business solution for you. Check out the next section.

8. Dedicated Business Solutions

If you want to use the Assets in a way that is not covered by this License, don’t worry we have a solution for you!

Artlist offers dedicated customized solutions for the following use cases and many more:

  • company, foundation or other legal entity with more than 100 employees
  • teams who need more than 7 seats
  • apps, software, games and its end-users
  • broadcasters
  • audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-ray
  • out of home and billboard advertisements

 

Reach out to our Sales Team and we will set you with the right license!

9. The Assets are available for all Artlist creators

We believe in creative freedom.

That's why this License is not exclusive, meaning that any Asset you use can also be purchased and used by your fellow creators.

10. You have the rights for Public Performance & Broadcast

While our License gives you the right to perform the Projects in public, it does not cover payment of royalties to performance rights organizations (PRO).

That means that if you or your client wants to use Projects in broadcast or in other public performance platforms, you might receive payment requests for the public performance of the songs. In such a case, you will need to pay (or ask the related broadcaster to pay) the amounts under such request to the relevant organization.

11. Make sure to check out our Terms of Use

This License is subject to and is an integral part of Artlist’s Terms of Use, so we strongly recommend that you read them.

If you have more questions take a look at our Help Center or reach out to our Support team.

 

Effective November 20, 2022

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Social License

 

The Social plans offer the perfect license for social content creators. Covering all your social channels with the best music, sound effects and other creative assets.

If you need to cover more than your personal social channels, check out our Pro License.

We believe that high quality creative assets licensing doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s why we created this simple, transparent and straightforward license for all users.

Before we start, know that when we use the term “Assets” we mean music, sound effects, clips, footage, animation, 3D and video templates downloaded from Artlist's website, according to the subscription plan you choose.

OK, let’s jump in.

1. We cover all your social channels

One channel per platform. Register your channels, publish your content and start monetizing. Here's what's covered:

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • Twitch
  • Podcast


When you purchase a subscription to Artlist, you receive the right to download any Assets, integrate them into your projects and productions combining sound and visual media (we’ll call them “Projects”) and publish them in your channels. By “Projects” we mean a human made Project and not an auto-generated Project.

Okay, you downloaded the Assets and integrated them into your Projects. Now what?

Publish them in your social channels and start monetizing!

Remember we asked you for the URLs/ID of your channels? This is because License only covers one channel per each of the platforms listed above. So, make sure you register the correct URL/ID of your channel, page, profile, account and/or the name of your podcast (we will call it the “Channel”) where you will publish your Projects and you are covered! During your subscription period you can replace your Channel’s URL address in a reasonable manner.

This License is meant to cover only your use in your Channels. Therefore, it does not allow you to create Projects that are intended to be uploaded or embedded on third party channels or websites for the purpose of promotion or advertisement. This also means that you can’t publish your Projects in paid media. If you want to create a Project for your client or any other third party, you can upgrade to a Pro License.

Under this License, you can monetize your Projects solely on your personal Channels and you can use the Projects for the promotion of your Channel solely by publishing them in your Channels. You can also embed the URL of the Projects published in your Channel into websites and share a link to such Projects’ URL through any means.

Artlist is made for people creating videos. Therefore, the Assets can’t be used as standalones (for example audio or footage only) without being part of a video. This means you can’t in any way use, record, perform, present, publicly perform, copy, distribute in any manner, transfer, share, sell or give a license to the Assets as standalones.


Trial Account User
If you are a non-paying user with a trial account or if you get access to watermarked Assets under your paying subscription, you can only download the watermarked versions of the Assets for personal preview. You are forbidden from removing such watermarks and from using the watermarked versions in any Projects or in any other way. Get your full subscription here!

2. Your Projects are yours to use Forever in your Channel

For now and for all future time. Eternally.

The point is that once you created Projects using downloaded Assets and published them in your Channel during your subscription, you can keep using your Projects in the Channel and monetize them forever and ever, even after your subscription has expired. 

You're covered to create and publish your Projects to your Channel while your account is active. When your subscription expires, those Projects can remain published in your Channel, but any new projects will not be covered.

You can download Assets, use them in new Projects and publish them only during your paid subscription term. If you want to know more about the subscription terms, renewal, upgrades, changes and termination, take a look at out our Terms of Use.

3. You can download as many Assets as you want

As long as you keep it reasonable, you can download as many Assets as you want during your subscription and use them in as many Projects as you wish.

“Reasonable” means that you can download up to 40 songs, 100 SFX, 20 templates, and/or 100 clips/footage/animation/ per day. We consider downloading Assets by any automatic means, such as software, bots, etc., is not reasonable, and therefore it is prohibited.

The Assets you choose will be available for download in your library as long as you have an active paid subscription.

4. You should only use the Assets as a part of your creations

Simple as it sounds, this means that, as a creator, you should only incorporate the Assets into your creation.

What doesn’t count as your creation?

For all Assets: Reproducing, distributing, re-selling or any other usage of the Assets as standalone package.

When it comes to Artlist music, also: Music streaming, music channels, radio, other ways of music or sound effects reproduction.

The creation of a static video, a video loop animation combined with Artlist music in the background or lyric video with Artlist music is also forbidden. 

Basically, this License does not allow you to use, make available or present any Assets as a separate file. This means you can’t allow anyone to use the Assets as separate files for listening, viewing, downloading, publicly performing, use as a template or any other use whatsoever.

This also means you can’t use the Assets to provide any services that compete with Artlist or with any of our artists. You also can’t resell them in any way, such as in music/video collections, music/video libraries, music/video playlists, royalty-free music or licensing, data bases, tools, templates, etc. You can't resell and/or upload the Assets or any Projects to stock platforms. This includes not giving the impression that any Assets were created by you.

You can’t use the Assets in any manner which is illegal, contrary to court orders and/or which was forbidden by the provisions of any law. Also, you can’t use the Assets in any manner which may damage Artlist, its artists, any third parties, or their rights or reputation.

The Assets cannot be used: (i) in the context of pornography; or (ii) to encourage violence, abomination, racism, hate, threats and discrimination against any person based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, community or nationality; (iii) hurting the helpless; (iv) violating privacy; (v) slander and any other insulting or illegal contents.

If our clips are included in a Project whose subject is unflattering or controversial (such as advertisement dealing with sexually transmitted infections, for example) you must indicate that the model has no connection to the Project's content (for example: stating the following: “Stock footage, posed by model”). The fact that we have the required releases, does not mean you can intentionally portray the models in our clips in a negative way.

Since we understand there might be gray areas in this regard, contact us to explain your project and our team will let you know if this is covered. We reserve to ourselves the right to decide in each case whether a certain use of an Asset is considered a violation of the above and you undertake to accept our decision in this matter. Don’t worry, we have great professional skills and common sense.

We make our best efforts in order to verify every Asset and make sure they’re great quality and are legally available. However, you know, things happen, and we might find out that a certain Asset might be violating third party’s rights. Although we have the right to tell you to stop using such Assets, we will do so only in some rare situations. If we do, you must stop using it immediately and do your best to make anyone on your behalf cease the use of such Assets.

As we explain below, you are getting a license and not the proprietary ownership of the Assets. Well, this also means that you can’t register or claim ownership of the Assets or the Projects (or otherwise make it available) through any content detection and/or registration system, such as YouTube’s Content ID (CID), Facebook Rights Manager, etc. This also means that you may not incorporate any Assets or Projects into a logo, trademark or service mark, since that could block other customers from using the Assets.

5. Having a “License” means using, not owning

In other words, you’re purchasing the right to use the Assets. You’re not purchasing the Assets themselves.

The Assets remain protected by copyrights and intellectual property of Artlist or its artists.

Artlist is the owner or the rights holder of all the rights in the Assets and the Site, inclusive of all intellectual property rights and all copyrights. You do not and will not have any rights whatsoever to the Assets or in the Site, exclusive of the right of use as specified in this License. To know more about our rights in Artlist Proprietary Content and Site, check our Terms of Use.

This also means that you can’t use the names of the Assets nor of its creator(s) or their artistic name(s), except for giving them credit for their brilliant Asset.

Now that you know what a license is, by using this License, you understand and agree to the rights, obligations, liabilities and prohibitions specified in this License, that you do not and will not have any ownership or intellectual property rights in the Assets or any recordings thereof, and that your rights to the Assets will not exceed the rights described in this License.

6. One license means one seat

The name you register for our services is the only person or entity who can use the Assets under this License, one seat at a time.

7. Dedicated Business Solutions

If you want to use the Assets in a way that is not covered by this License, don’t worry we have a solution for you!

Artlist offers dedicated customized solutions for the following use cases and many more:

  • company, foundation or other legal entity with more than 100 employees
  • teams who need more than 7 seats
  • apps, software, games and its end-users
  • broadcasters
  • audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-ray
  • out of home and billboard advertisements

 

Reach out to our Sales Team and we will set you with the right license!

 

8. The Assets are available for all Artlist creators

We believe in creative freedom.

That’s why this License is not exclusive, meaning that any Asset you use can also be purchased and used by your fellow creators.

9. Make sure to check out our Terms of Use

This License is subject to and is an integral part of Artlist’s Terms of Use, so we strongly recommend that you read them.

If you have more questions take a look at our Help Center or reach out to our Support team.

 

Effective November 20, 2022