Licensing: Frequently Answered Questions

What license do I need to select?

To determine which license you require based on your usage, just select the applicable license type on the product page and add to your basket. Depending on your usage, some license types deduct money from the default price and some add to it.

See the Pricing Page


How do I know what my average vlog views are?

This is not as complicated as it sounds and it is not a hard and fast rule. It is a guideline. You will probably have a feel for which license is most appropriate to your use. However, this is how you work it out if in doubt.

  1. Open your calculator on your phone or computer
  2. Add up the views for the last 5 videos on your channel
  3. Divide it by 5 to get the average views.

Can I use your music in monetized YouTube videos?

Yes. Music that you license from us can be used on your YouTube channel and you can monetize it.

As with most music nowadays, our music is protected with Content ID via Adrev, which means it will automatically generate a copyright claim on YouTube. As a customer of ours you have a license to use the music in your video and you can dispute the copyright claim through your YouTube account.

Alternatively, if you would like us to clear it for you or even whitelist your channel please email hello@beanstalkaudio.com and we will submit this through our Adrev account. Adrev typically take 24 to 48 hours to release a claim on a video or channel.

As always, if you have any issues, get in touch with us.


Do I need to credit you and link to you?

With our Free Edition music, we do ask for a credit. But if you have paid for a license it is not required but always appreciated.

Where possible to do so, a clickable link to our website is best. With YouTube, please use our full website URL in your description as it will automatically link to us https://www.beanstalkaudio.com

Better still, why not join our affiliate scheme and earn a commission from any new customers you send our way?

Crediting us is important for spreading the word and enables us to continue creating great music for you.

Something like this is great…

[Tack Name] licensed from https://beanstalkaudio.com

Better still, link to the actual track or bundle page.

Also, consider joining our affiliate scheme to potentially earn some income from your link.

You can also use our logo in the credit if you like. Here are some hi-res logos


Do I get a license agreement?

Yes, the license agreement will be emailed to you upon purchase along with your invoice. It is validated with your invoice which contains details about your purchase and the type of license you purchased. For more information about our license terms see this page.


Do I need to complete Cue Sheets?

If the music is being included in a TV, Radio, Cinematic broadcast or large-scale public event, please do complete cue sheets. We will be happy to provide any additional information you need, just email us hello@beanstalkaudio.com.

We are registered with BMI and completing cue sheets will potentially generate us an extra royalty but will not cost you anything. If you are being asked to pay anything above and beyond the license you have paid please contact us for advice and assistance.


Have more questions? See our general FAQ’s