Founded by Sascha Ende and his wife Kathrin Ende, Filmmusic.io is a marketplace launched in Hannover (Germany) in April 2019. Mainly licenses are offered, which also allow free commercial use, as long as the author is named according to the specifications. Users, who cannot or do not want to name the author, have the possibility to purchase extended licenses with a lifetime validity. The marketplace is primarily aimed at amateur musicians and serves as a target group for example media professionals, photographers, producers of independent films, game developers, educational institutions, aid organisations and other institutions with low or hardly any budgets. But also amateur filmmakers and youtubers will find a wide selection of free music on the marketplace, without having to forego the monetization of their videos.
In contrast to many other marketplaces, Filmmusic.io pays 70% to the artists. The remaining income is used to cover the running costs such as for the operation of the servers, the content delivery network, the tax consultant, the accounting and all other running costs a company has to bear. The free use is mainly financed by the advertising.
As of 10.11.2020 Filmmusic.io has ~100.000 registered users and generates daily with 10.000 visitors about ~300-400GB of data transfer.
Filmmusic.io is not for sale and will never be for sale, because it is a heart project!