How License Pricing Works

Tresóna is a platform that helps connect licensees with rightsholders and that makes acquiring licenses as easy as possible for both parties. As such, we don't set license prices - those are set by the rights holders themselves (typically, music publishers).

We've seen license prices ranging from about $150 to over $1,000, depending on an ensemble's details (like ensemble type, organization type, number of performers, length of use, and other publisher-dependent factors).

Since each publisher prices its own compositions independently of Tresóna and other publishers, we aren't able to provide a firm price quote up front.

Additionally, each composition within a medley is priced according to the other compositions within that medley, so we aren't able to provide a firm price on any one composition in a medley until we have received publishers' prices for all compositions within that medley.

To get a firm price quote, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Submit requests for all of the compositions you need
  2. Wait for license approval (we'll email you as each composition is approved)
    • Medley / Sync request: wait until you've received approval for all of the compositions within your request
  3. Log into your Tresóna account, click on your 'licenses' tab from the top menu, find your request in the list, and hit the 'Print Invoice' button in that request's 'Action Required' column
  4. Either pay for the request if you're happy with the price, or email us to cancel the request if the price is too high for your ensemble

Why do I owe more for a license that I've already paid?

This can happen when you submit a request that contains more than one composition, as each composition's price is determined by the price of every other composition in the same request. Here's an example of how this works:

  1. You submit a request for two compositions in medley
  2. One composition is approved for $200 one day later
  3. You pay for this composition as soon as you receive the approval notification
  4. The second composition is approved a day later for $300.
  5. You login to pay for this second composition, and notice that your invoice lists you as owing $300 for this composition plus $100 for the first composition that you already paid.

In this example, the higher price of the second composition triggered a price increase for the first composition in the same request. Even though you already paid for the first composition, you'll need to pay the difference between what you've already paid and the new price of the composition.

While we do our best to get prices from publishers up front, publishers are free to change their prices as they see fit and thus we're not able to provide price quotes with 100% accuracy until all compositions within a request are approved.