JM Scherf - Music Composer

Music for Movies, Television, Games, and Internet Media



Music Licensing

Professional Songs. Simple Licensing. Instant Downloads. Secure Payments.

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About JM Scherf

JM Scherf is a film and stock music composer with over 15 years experience in writing a wide range of genres and styles of music that fits Movie, TV, & internet media. My music has been featured on MTV, FX, ESPN, Disney, Nick, NatGeo and more.



Question About a License?

Drop me a line and I will be happy to help.

Looking for a Custom Film Score or Song?

Stock music is great, but sometimes your media needs music that is fine tuned to fit your project perfectly. That’s when the music should be made from scratch. I compose and record custom scores or tracks for my clients that require their own music done to their own specifications. Send a message for more information and a quote.


Please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

How Do I Buy Custom Music?

A potential client contacts me with information for a custom music quote. Once I determine the scope of the project, I will generate a quote. When a quote is agreed upon between both parties and a 50% deposit is made, I will start the music production process. I will then supply a watermarked version of the music for the customer to listen to and apply to their project to make sure it is the perfect fit. When the client is satisfied with the end product, the remainder of the payment will be made, the watermark will be removed, and the finished product will be delivered by digital download.

Custom music is offered through a non-exclusive or exclusive license.

A non-exclusive license will allow me to add the music into my stock music library. An exclusive license will be music that is unique to your project and will require more information about the budget and marketing of the project. There will be a significant increase to the fee for an exclusive license. If you are interested in purchasing a custom music license for your project, please contact me for a quote.

Youtube Usage

Once a license is purchased, you can use the music in your video and monetize it. My music is monitored by a company called AdRev - this protects me from unauthorized uses, and warrants you as a legitimize buyer and license owner of my music. To quickly clear any potential ‘Third Party Content’ claims using my music, please visit this link: Enter your video link, upload your license, and state that you ‘have licensed music by JM Scherf’. Claims are cleared as soon as possible.

Can I just give you credit in my videos instead of buying a license?

Unfortunately, no. Just giving credit to me in your videos doesn't protect you from copyright infringement in accordance to international law. A license is required to show YouTube that you have the proper rights to use my works on your videos, which is also needed if you looking to become a YouTube partner and monetize your videos.

What is Royalty Free Music?

Royalty-free music (also known as stock music) is music created to be sold for a one-time fee, rather than requiring royalty payments each time it is used over time.

What Are The Benefits of Royalty Free Music?

The main benefits of using royalty-free music in a project are cost and convenience. For a flat fee, the music can be used over and over by the purchaser depending on the license. The purchaser does not have the right to sell the song to others however.

Cost of Royalty Free Music

Royalty-free music is not actually free; there is a flat cost paid. The “free” applies only to royalties. Always make sure that any stock music offered outright for free is legal to use.

Using Royalty Free Music

Royalty-free music is used in projects like feature films, advertising and educational videos. The use of non-royalty-free music for such projects requires licensing and complicated payment structure–and there are serious legal implications for copyright infringement.

Royalty Free vs. Public Domain

Royalty-free music is not the same as music in the public domain. Public domain means that no one can claim ownership over it; it can be used without permission or payment. Royalty-free music does have copyright holders–they just sell the use of it.