We are writing to notify you about significant, upcoming changes with respect to music on the platform. We encourage you to review this in detail.
New Music Availability
We recently signed a license agreement with APM Music, the world’s leading creative music house and production music library provider. Our agreement with APM will provide our users with access to hundreds of thousands of tracks (“Licensed Music”) for inclusion in their games on Roblox. Even better, all of this Licensed Music is royalty free for use on the Roblox platform! We have taken care of the licensing for you so you don’t have to worry about synchronization, master use, mechanical, and performance licenses. And you can use all of the Licensed Music starting today!
Here are some important things to keep in mind when using the Licensed Music:
- All the Licensed Music is in Studio Toolbox and is marked as “by Roblox.”
- You can use up to 250 licensed tracks at a time in a single game on Roblox as part of the service. This limit includes tracks used in boom boxes in your game.
- In addition to using these tracks as-is from the Toolbox, you can use the Studio sound properties to create derivative works of the Licensed Tracks solely within your game on Roblox. You can find more information about these properties in the Sounds tutorial on our developer portal.
- The Licensed Music can only be used on the Roblox platform and may not be downloaded.
- For more detailed information, please refer to our Terms of Service at https://en.help.roblox.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004647846-Roblox-Terms-of-Use
Automated Process to Remove Certain Copyrighted Music
Starting June 18th, we are rolling out an automated process that will flag and remove certain copyrighted music that is currently on Roblox. It will also prevent any future use of certain copyrighted music.
To ensure that music in your games is not flagged and removed by this process, and to ensure compliance with our Terms, please check that all music in your games is owned by you or is properly licensed. If you do not own or have a license to the music in your game (or if you are not sure), you should replace it immediately. You can replace the music in your game with one of the newly licensed tracks mentioned above, with original music, or with music for which you are certain you possess all necessary rights.
As a reminder, our Terms prohibit the use of music unless you own it or it is properly licensed. If you don’t remove it, and it is flagged, we will automatically replace the flagged music on our platform with Licensed Music.
We encourage you to work with other members of the community to license their music or have them create music for you based on an agreement entered into between you and them. You can find composers through the Collaboration section on our Developer Forum, or through the #RobloxDev hashtag on Twitter. Please keep in mind that any deal with other members of the community is between you and them, and Roblox is not a party to agreements between developers.
If you have created or licensed music specifically for Roblox and you are concerned about it being removed as part of our automated process or it has been removed, then please email us at email@example.com with the subject “Licensed Music” and provide as much detail as possible about the affected music.
Developer Relations Team