Privacy Policy & Cookies

We have taken all the necessary steps to protect your personal information and ensure that your online security is not breached. The sections below explain how we do this.

Personal details

We never sell, share or rent our e-mail list. Your e-mail address is used exclusively by us to communicate with you when necessary (for example, if we experience a problem with your order) or if you have requested information.

The credit card information provided when you purchase a product from us is processed through Gumroad’s payment options such as VISA and PayPal. Gumroad (our payment processor) is a secure ecommerce website that features state-of-the-art protection and encryption processing systems. All of your billing information is contained within their highly secure servers and we never keep store your credit, debit card or PayPal login details on our servers.

We do gather general information about our users such as browsing habits, a username and email address that we use to communicate with you or assess how our website is performing. For example, we like to know which of our pages are visited most often, what kind of music is most popular, from which countries we get most visitors, what browser is most popular, etc. This information is anonymous and collected as the aggregation of all visitors together. This sort of information helps us to understand our customers’ needs and serve them better.

User accounts

When you purchase a product from us, you fill in a form with your address, phone number and e-mail etc. in order to complete the transaction. Gumroad keep this information securely on file in case we need to communicate with you, and to expedite future transactions. Neither we nor Gumroad share this information with anyone else.

We will sometimes provide links to external websites. Instrumental Background Music is not responsible for the validity of these links, but we will correct any error as soon as they are brought to our attention. Furthermore, we cannot assume any responsibility for the privacy policy of external websites.

If you have any queries or would like to know more, contact us.


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics and SoundCloud embeds.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better and cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Most common cookies

Session cookies

These cookies expire when you close your web browser (like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). These cookies are used for various reasons, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security to access your Internet banking or email.

Persistent cookies

These cookies are still stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser which allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).

First and Third Party cookies

This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.


There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.

Our use of cookies

We use cookies to improve your experience on our websites and for functionality purposes, for example, if you choose to buy any of our products and services, you must consent to us placing a cookie on your computer. We also use cookies to understand your usage of our website.

Pricing & Licenses overview

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License Type Standard Premium Pro
Web / streaming Use on social media sites like YouTube, Vimeo etc., podcasts, company website videos, online adverts & e-learning etc. Excludes crowdfunding. Up to 1 million views Up to 10 million views Unlimited views
Crowdfunding Video promoting a brand, product, service, promotion or company / organization incl. events. Goal of $1 - $20k Goal of $20k - $200k Goal of $200k +
Apps & Games Online games & apps, free mobile apps, paid apps Up to 1,000 downloads Up to 1 million downloads 1+ million downloads
Downloads / Physical Distribution Video & film downloads, multimedia CD's & DVD's, wedding videos Up to 1,000 downloads / copies Up to 1 million downloads / copies 1+ million downloads /copies
Television / Radio / Film Background music in TV & radio, theme music, film projects & film festivals. Cue sheet required Budget up to $50k, distribution in 1 territory in 1 project * Budget up to $1 million, distribution in 1 territory in 1 project * Budget of $1+ million, multiple territories, 1 project *
Advertising TV, Cinema & Radio advertising
Subscription - read more (Please note VAT applied to EU sales). $29 / month $49 / month Contact us
Single purchase (Please note VAT applied to EU sales). $25 $149 Contact us

Full details of all licenses

* A 'territory' is considered a single country.