FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Here you can find a list of frequently asked questions about licensing the music on Terrasound.com. If your question is not listed here, please ask it via the Contact form. Thank you very much.

The following payment methods are available in the checkout:

  • PayPal
  • Credit card
  • Invoice (is only available online if an order has already been successfully completed - otherwise please contact us on request)

No matter which payment method you choose - you will always receive an invoice with a certificate as a PDF by e-mail after the purchase, together with the download link to the piece of music.

Yes, all songs are guaranteed GEMA-free music, i.e. after licensing of a title, the following costs are incurred No follow-up costs due to collecting societies such as GEMA (Germany), AKM (Austria) or SUISA (Switzerland). More information about the term Royalty free music and its advantages can be found on the home page.
The music on TerraSound.de will remain GEMA-free in the future!

Yes. With every order you will receive an invoice and a GEMA exemption certificate (2nd page of the invoice), which you can show to GEMA in case of any inquiries.

Important are the points "PROJECT NAME / USE MEDIUM" as well as "LICENSEE" (if you are not the music user yourself) - this information during the order process will automatically be transferred to the GEMA exemption certificate.

Yes. Each piece of music can be downloaded directly in full length as a "layout version" (converted as mp3, 128kbps with audio watermark) to play different musical backgrounds to your client for testing purposes.

Just click on the button "Download layout version".

After buying the corresponding license you will receive a download link to the music piece in STUDIO QUALITY (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16Bit, stereo).

Yes, of course you are allowed to adjust the length of the music track to your video.

You are also allowed to mix additional audio content with the music (e.g. voiceover, sound FX, atmos)

You are only not allowed to change it (e.g. by singing, additional instrument etc.) and then re-release it as "your song". That would violate copyright law.

With the EXTENDED license you as the licensee are allowed to use the piece of music in as many (valid) projects as you like. You can find more information about this under Licenses & Prices.

No. Each license is bound to 1 piece of music. For example, if you want to use 2 pieces of music in a movie, 2 licenses are required.

However, for planned multiple licensing, I am happy to offer an appropriate discount upon request.

Don't panic - you didn't do anything wrong!
Why you might have received a claim on your video and how you can remove it, you can find out here:
About YouTube Content ID

All music tracks are delivered in CD quality (WAV format, 44.1kHz, 16Bit, stereo). On request, the tracks are also converted free of charge into your desired format.

No problem! During checkout you have the option to specify a separate "LICENSEE" (the actual music user). The address of the licensee is then automatically transferred to the GEMA exemption certificate.

The only important thing is that the purchased license is not valid for you, but exclusively for the licensee.

All preview files in the music catalog are converted to MP3 format (high quality with 160kbps). After buying a license you get the music in studio quality (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo).

We will gladly convert your licensed music into the required format

Common formats include the following:

  • WAV, 16bit, 8kHz, mono
  • MP3, 128kbps, mono
  • CCITT a-law
  • CCITT u-law

Just share after the license purchase Please send us your required file format by e-mail and you will receive the converted file within a few hours.

Even if only a few seconds of a piece of music are used, the full license price must be paid.

This is of course possible. The creation of the desired edit version (e.g. "Loop" or "Talkover") would then be charged according to the time required.

Each license is paid only once and is permanently valid for the respective piece of music on a project-related basis - the only exceptions are commercial licenses (cinema, radio, TV), which are only available on request.

You can find detailed descriptions of the individual licenses and the permitted types of use at Licenses & Prices.

If the musician / composer (author) of a piece of music is not a member of a collecting society (in our case GEMA), this piece of music is automatically GEMA-free.

GEMA free music does NOT mean that the music is FREE of charge at the same time. It only means that the musician / author takes care of the exploitation of his music himself.

Usually a simple right of use for a piece of music is granted against payment of a license. Here you can find info about Licenses & Prices on TerraSound.com.

Yes. For private persons (not self-employed, not a company, not a club etc.) we offer 100 GEMA-free music pieces free of charge for non-commercial use on the following page:
Free music for individuals.

EverMusic has closed its store permanently at the end of the year 2021. In order to continue to offer you high-quality GEMA-free music as well as professional telephone announcements, a redirection from EverMusic to TerraSound.de has been set up.

You can find more information here:
EverMusic ceases operations

Help & Support

Your contact person

for licensing, composition and telephone announcements:

Dag Reinbott
Managing director / composer

+49 (0)30 - 96 60 14 18
info [at] terrasound.de

Dag Reinbott
 Contact & Support

Your contact person

for licensing, composition and telephone announcements:

Dag Reinbott
Managing director / composer

+49 (0)30 - 96 60 14 18
info [at] terrasound.de
Dag Reinbott