Library music, also known as production music or stock music, is music intended specifically to be used as background music/production music in films, TV programmes, advertising, computer games and similar productions. The library music scheme does not apply to music that has been specially commissioned/composed for a particular production, nor to music that is not specifically intended as background/production music.
Registering library music as a publisher
Publishers can register library music on behalf of composers either via an existing publishing agreement or by contacting Koda to set up a new agreement. Each individual work is registered as library music by ticking the box marked ‘Library music’ during the registration process.
When a publisher registers a work on behalf of a composer, the following terms apply:
- If a composer points out that the work is not in fact a library work, Koda may demand to see documentation from the publisher, proving that they have indeed entered into an agreement with the composer to have the work in question registered as a Library work.
- If Koda requests documentation and no such documentation is provided within 14 days of the request, Koda will remove the Library notation on the work in accordance with the composer's wishes.
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