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Cinematic MUSIC FAQ

Good background music for a video is instrumental, tasteful, and versatile.

Lens Distortions specializes in premium background music for video, from underscore tracks that work well behind people talking to cinematic scores that build a deep emotional connection, and even Sound Design Tracks™ made entirely from sound effects.

The best background music draws inspiration from the soundtracks of high-end films, shows, and commercials, and is designed to complement your films, commercials, YouTube videos, wedding films, vlogs, etc.

You can use our instrumental background music in virtually any video project or podcast!

All memberships cover:

  • Personal, professional, and client work
  • All social media networks
  • All forms of advertising
  • YouTube monetization
  • Podcasts

Assets must be incorporated or “synchronized” into a project with other footage, photographs, etc.

TV programming, VOD (Netflix, etc), and theatrical releases require an Elite Membership.

Examples of things you cannot do include:

  • Share files or accounts with friends
  • Edit with assets after your membership lapses
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product or app
  • Upload music to Spotify, Apple Music, etc
  • Upload songs by themselves to Youtube, Facebook, etc
  • Use our music or sound effects as part of your own music or record vocals on our tracks
  • Claim ownership of any of our assets with Youtube’s Content ID

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

Cinematic music generally refers to the type of instrumental tracks you’d hear in a Hollywood movie, dramatic TV series, or high-end commercial.

Cinematic music tracks are emotionally potent and designed to make the viewer feel a certain way.

The problem with the majority of cinematic music you’ll find on the internet is that it’s a little too over-the-top for the projects most people work on everyday.

Lens Distortions creates tasteful cinematic scores ideal for the type of projects most indie filmmakers, freelance video producers, and high-end creators work on.

Cinematic music consists of the type of tracks you’d generally hear in a movie, dramatic TV series, or conceptual commercial.

We provide members with two easy methods to pre-clear your or your clients’ videos for YouTube:

1) Register a YouTube channel to automatically pre-clear copyright claims on any video containing Lens Distortions tracks. You can register one YouTube channel per account.

2) Generate License Codes for a specific project. Just include the codes in your video’s description when uploading to YouTube. This is a great solution for client projects or if you manage multiple YouTube channels.

Rest assured, videos cleared while your membership is active remain cleared forever.

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc are already cleared and do not require you to register your account or use License Codes.

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Yes! We offer cutdown versions of some of our most popular tracks here: background music free download, simply register a free account.

You can use these free instrumental music tracks in personal and professional projects. You can even use the free tracks as background music for YouTube videos but you will need to start a paid membership in order to monetize on YouTube.

Your free account also allows you to download watermarked previews of any track in our catalog to test out in your projects before subscribing.

Yes, you can switch plans or cancel at any time. Keep in mind you must have an active membership to use our assets in new edits.

If you ever feel like your current plan isn’t the best fit anymore, it’s easy to switch your plan to something more flexible and enjoy uninterrupted access to the assets you need. Learn more about switching.

If you choose to cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period and will not renew. Membership fees are not refundable.

Your membership will automatically renew unless canceled. 

Any projects you publish while your membership is active are covered forever and will not retroactively receive copyright claims.

However, you must have an active membership to continue using any assets you’ve downloaded in new edits and to publish projects.

If your membership lapses, you will no longer have a license to use any assets in new edits and must delete all downloaded files from your computer.