Royalty-Free Music

Premium royalty-free music tracks. Original production stock music scores. Downloadable audio clips.

  • Enhance boardroom power presentations, trade show events, and more with royalty free music and sounds
  • Stand-alone pieces for a promo clip or rich cinematic cues for film or multi-media projects
  • Find music for use in commercials, trailers, and more
  • The Sound Effects Collection

    Now you can add an extra dimension to your work in over 30,000 different ways. Check out our new collection in Music by Getty Images. Hear me now.

  • Ah2 Music: The sounds of reality TV

    Ah2 Music scores have made reality TV moments unforgettable. From the composers of "The Apprentice" and "The Biggest Loser". Listen.

Music products

Getty Images Music

Rock, hip hop, electronic and beyond, our music catalogs. Powerful original tracks, not stock music, by internationally acclaimed and up-and-coming acts, along with streamlined music licensing.


SoundExpress collection is continuously growing- offering the widest selection of the highest quality RF music. SoundExpress combines all music rights upfront (including synchronization, performance and mechanical royalties) in either a Basic or Extended license. This comprehensive and groundbreaking collection boasts all styles of music, from high-end, high-quality production tracks to current sounding,lyrical songs performed by indie artists of all genres (pop, rock, electronic, world, urban). We make it easy to discover and simple to license the highest quality RF music for your most important projects, as we are constantly expanding this offering.

Pump Audio

Our Pump Audio catalog features over 40,000 original tracks, across all genres, by independent artists from around the world. And every song is pre-cleared, making licensing a snap, with simple payment options that include credit card or your Getty Images account.

Premium Playlist

We’ve curated the brightest and best from all of our music catalogs to provide this premium music offering - and no artist approval is needed. This marquee collection features handpicked tracks from over 100 leading artists, labels and entertainment companies. With a wide array, from red-hot songs to evergreen soundtrack scores, Premium Playlist helps you cut through the clutter to set the right mood and put your message in motion.


The GUESTLIST delivers what tastemakers are buzzing about right now. It’s where content creators come to find the next, new release for breakthrough, high-profile projects. New or not-yet-released tracks heard in today’s commercials, TV shows, films, video games and trailers. It’s music that’s hot and current, always on trend, and is heard the world over.

Partner collections

In keeping with our promise to provide music for every project and every budget, our collections allow us to offer one of the largest and most successful licensing catalogs in the world.

Getting started ...

Music Licensing 101

Licensing music for multi-media projects requires both a synchronization license and a master use license. If your project is broadcast to the public, an additional public performance license is required and royalties may be owed to a PRO that collects payment on behalf of composers and publishers. Getty Images takes much of the complexity out of music licensing by offering music that is pre-cleared for synch and master use rights for all our collections.

If you are looking for tracks that combines all music rights upfront (including synchronization, performance and mechanical royalties), then explore our royalty free collection- SoundExpress which offers all these music rights in either a Basic or Extended license.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to create a user account to use Getty Images Music?

We highly recommend creating a user account and saving the tracks from your searches in "My Favourites". The tracks can be accessed from any computer you're logged into and are saved until you delete them. You can also easily share them with your team or clients, and a user account allows you to track your order history. Create an account.

How do I share my tracks and folders?

You can share any of your "My Favourites" folders with one or more colleagues or clients as long as you are logged in. It's as easy as sending an email. Choose a folder under "My Favourites" then click the "Share this folder" option and follow the directions. The recipient won't be able to download the tracks, but they will be able to listen to them.

How does your cue sheet tool work?

If you do bulk downloads or have a blanket deal to download music, this is the tool you use for reporting usage. Our cue sheet tool was created to save time looking through the fine print on CD covers while compiling your data. The tool takes you through the steps of exporting EDL, inputting, editing, downloading, distributing and reporting usage. Get started.

What's the best way to use keyword search?

Use the keyword search when you want to locate a specific track title, track ID, artist name, lyric theme or even instrument. You can also search for concepts and emotions such as love, happy or sad to find tracks with a specific word in the lyric hook. Use keyword search.

How can I narrow my search results?

To narrow your search results, select only one subgenre, one mood and one speed. It's scalable. The more options you choose, the more results you will get.

I'm looking for some more obscure music. How can I dig down into your catalogue?

Want Oldies music? Try the Rock subgenre Vintage Rock/Pop. Do you miss the 80s? Try the Rock subgenre New Wave. Under View More Genres, we even have a speciality category that includes a range of music from Christmas/Holiday and Sports to Cinematic and Polka.