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Dubstep Filth...

January 3rd, 2014

"tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines..." Need we say more...?

Quark - Point Of Seeing
Phaeleh - Virus
Enigma - Put Ya Hands Up Original Mix
Jumpshot - Brochacho
Indivision - Speed of Sound
UKE - A Shadow Walking
Audio Android - Powder
Skifonix - Wrong Answer
Council Estate Supermodels - Wonga_Enigma Remix
Brothers Grinn - One Dubstep For Man

Best of 2013

January 7th, 2014

A great bunch of staff picks that caught our attention over the last year.

Lights & Motion - Crystalline
Silent Noise Parade - Still The Gardens Grow
Seawaves - Born To Fly
Emily C. Smith - 1234
Maribou State - Tongue
Kids In Glass Houses - Peace
Bronze Radio Return - Shake, Shake, Shake
Channel Swimmer - Morning Walk
UKE - Same Train


November 15th, 2013

Think big, think cinematic, think epic- these tracks all have it.

U137 - Dreamer On The Run
Ulrich Schnauss - Gone Forever (Robin Guthrie Version)
Silent Noise Parade - Still The Gardens Grow
Lights & Motion - Home
The Ramona Flowers - Brighter
Hammock - Together Alone
Richard Pryn - Life Is Beautiful
Song Of Return - Anniversary (Inst)
U137 - Dreamer On The Run
Ulrich Schnauss - Gone Forever (Robin Guthrie Version)

Cue's Top 10 Sync's

October 23rd, 2013

A selection of our Top 10 tracks from recent Sync's. Enjoy!

Dems - House
Eeves - Eyes Closed
The Temper Trap - Fader (Instrumental)
Hiatus - We Can Be Ghosts Now feat. Shura
The Big Sun - Butterfly House
Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion - Friday Nights
Wordsmith - Traffic Jammin'
Bobby Blackston Band - Midnight Shaker


October 3rd, 2013

A witches cauldron full of spooky and dark tracks for Halloween.

The Blackout - The Devil Inside
Wednesday 13 - Calling All Corpses
Ben Medcalf - The Cape
David C. Hëwitt - Fight Club
Adam Salkeld, Neil Pollard - From The Darkness
Yann McCullough - Witch Doctor Incantation
Quark / Ruckspin / Planas - Miserere
Gresby Nash - Devils Lair
Inon Zur - Desired Revenge
The Blackout - The Devil Inside

Extreme Sports

October 1st, 2013

Cause4Concern - Hooligan
Border Grime - Mountain Top
Jumpshot - Brochacho
The King Blues - The Future's Not What It Used To Be (Silcox & Eyes Remix) Instrumental
Audio Android - Powder
Dog Tag - Minimum
Ruckspin - Jibber
Council Estate Supermodels - Wonga_Enigma Remix
Brothers Grinn - One Dubstep For Man
Cause4Concern - Hooligan

Workout Tunes!

September 25th, 2013

Some pumping tunes to help energise your workout. Only 10 more reps to go!!

Garrett & Ojelay - Do It Right
Adam Shaw - Out Of Reach (Original Club Mix)
MOSHIC - Reality Illustrated
Colorless - Adina - Original Mix - Mastered
Double A - Love Will Find (Jay Santi Remix)
Jumpshot - Brochacho
Diego Drums - Azteca (Original Mix)
Hed Kandi ft. Glitterarti - Let The Sun Shine In (Original Mix)
Dirty Secretz - Cuba (Original Mix)
Rezonation - Apollo (Original Mix)

Commie's Sport Anthems

September 13th, 2013

As part of Sports Month, here is the first of many massive sports playlists

The Subways - We Don't Need Money To Have A Good Time
Ugly Duckling - Sprint!
Ocean Colour Scene - Top Of The World
Liquid Fuse - Now It's Time
Jesse James - Can't Stop
White Light Parade - We Start Fires
Lights & Motion - Dream Away
The Temper Trap - Need Your Love
Alistair Griffin - What If
Cartel - First Things First

We Have The Technology

August 16th, 2013

"the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes..." now has a soundtrack!

French Horn Rebellion - Geomancer's Compass and Other
Kid Francescoli - louisa theme
Cause4Concern - Sleeper Cell
Error Operator - Maison
Cosmonauts - Cycle Eyes Psychemagik Lagoon Nebula Mix
Circ - Black Star Mining
Magnets - Charm Offensive
D. Gookin - Konstantly Instrumental
Kid Massive - Get Wild - Instrumental
John Metcalfe - Nothing More True

It's A Boy!

July 30th, 2013

In honour of our new Prince, George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, we've put together a collection of bright, optimistic music, perfect for the birth of a future monarch.

Erwin Steijlen - Eco Pop
Alexis Ffrench - Shine
Again For The Win - Here Or It Didn't Happen [instr]
Lights & Motion - Bright Eyes
Various Artists - Bach J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (1st Movement)
Mike Sheppard - Artemis & Orion
Weston Brown - Gentle Rain
Last Lungs - Oh, Good Morning
Golden Rabbit - Free (Ooh La La)
Gary Liu, Veigar Margeirsson - Illuminatus

Cool & Quirky

July 23rd, 2013

Here's a medley of eccentrically zany, downright cool beats & grooves.

D. Gookin - Marbles
Kompis - In Somebody's Spot
Cagedbaby - Disco Biscuit
French Horn Rebellion - Up All Night
Circ - Black Star Mining
Francophilippe - Rollergirl
D. Gookin - Spirit Link
Audio Android - A Beautiful Dream
Deep Dish - Sushi

Don't Stop The Rock

July 18th, 2013

Turn that dial up to 11...

Coma Recovery - Illuminator
This Drama - 127 La Brea [instr]
The Smoking Hearts - Stomper-INSTRUMENTAL
Again For The Win - Having Heard Sirens
Funeral For A Friend - Aftertaste
Molehill - February (album version)
Sound Of Guns - Architects (Inst)
Desoto Jones - Dead Weight
Lights Out Dresden - Wetlegs
Wednesday 13 - I Wanna Be Cremated

Ambient Arts

July 16th, 2013

Elegant, graceful and stylish soundscapes to complement any expression of creative skill...

Harvey Summers - Just For Today
John Foxx - Floating Islands
Inner Version - Midnight Rain (Piano Sketch)
Error Operator - Maison
Alpha - Backward
Andy Billups and Guests - Joan's Lament
John Metcalfe - Copper Beach
Abyssal Plains - Dali Dream
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - "Enigma" Variations - Nimrod
Cally D - Take the time

Electronic Summer

July 11th, 2013

A concoction of summery electronic beats.

D. Gookin - In This Time
Darkfader - IFG
Mokhov - Illusion
Fort Fairfield - Danziger Strasse
Alpha - Backward
Circ - You Broke My Eggs
Fates - Morning USA - (IN)
A C Revery - Picture This
Bigger Than Us - Stronger
The Ramona Flowers - Dismantle And Rebuild (Instrumental)

Beats & Bass

July 9th, 2013

Big beats and bass heavy bangers to make you feel like you've just entered The Matrix.

Christopher Duncanson - Love Me
Fuzzy Logik feat. Jada Pearl - All My Love (Xilent Radio Edit)
Nameloc - Gravitate_Original Mix
Dee Bass & Joseph Martin - Applesauce (Dirtnapper Remix)
Jumpshot - Brochacho
Prolix - Pick Pocket
Haptik - Arcade Superhero (collab. Callum Kilby)
Ruckspin - Jibber
The King Blues - The Future's Not What It Used To Be (Drifta Remix) Radio Edit

Best of America

July 4th, 2013

A collection of great tracks from American artists.

Ed Hale - Scene in San Francisco
Darwin Deez - The City
Eli "Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves - (Doin' The) Boom Boom
The First Class - Wake Up America
500 Miles To Memphis - All My Friends Are Crazy
French Horn Rebellion - Running Through the Wild
The Lower 48 - Smoke Will Rise
MikeTV - American Idols
The Sea - New York
Eli Mardock - Creator Computer

Uplifting Instrumentals

July 2nd, 2013

A selection of uplifting & feelgood instrumentals for your listening pleasure.

Megan Henwood - Hope On The Horizon (Instrumental)
Cattle & Cane - Sold My Soul (Inst)
Lights & Motion - Aerials
Louis La Roche - Malfunction
Bigger Than Us - Spotlights
Jessica Sharman - Save - Instrumental
Ali Smith - I can't let you go - instrumental
The Musgraves - The Way You Make Me Want You-Inst

Future Beats

June 27th, 2013

Dancefloor technology for the new generation.

Hyrulean Soldiers - Bayslide
Leave The Boy - Eerie Eerie - Instrumental
Stills - Gun Fingers.
New Build - Silence And The Muttering
The King Blues - The Future's Not What It Used To Be (Liquid Stranger Remix) Radio Edit
Clap Rules - Fantasmi
Francophilippe - Your next robot may not want to hurt your feelings
Eaux - New Peaks
Seventeen Evergreen - Dancespider
A C Revery - Emerging from the mists of time

Modern Classical

June 18th, 2012

Some great Modern Classical for your more introspective moments. Perfect for Drama and your more circumspect advertising.

Eli Mardock - NE Sorrow is Born
Alexis Ffrench - My Time
Inner Version - Cambric Clouds (Piano Sketch)
Michael Conn - Triumph In Adversity
Tom Ingleby - Every Now and Then
David C. Hëwitt - Bach Cello Prelude In G (Bach)
Yaiza Varona - I give you my heart
Mike Sheppard - Lullaby
Carly Comando - Everyday
Eli Mardock - NE Sorrow is Born

Dirty Hip Hop Beats

June 7th, 2013

Here's some deep & gritty beats packed full of urban flava's!

Intuition - Why Would You
Silent Knight - You - (IN)
Baby Blue - Conquer The World
Border Crossing - Original Heads
Andrew & Wada Blood - Irie (Instrumental)
Mozart Jones - Do You Hear Me Now (Inst)
3KBeaTs - Why So Serious (Inst)
Dee Dot - Star Struck Instrumental
Christopher Duncanson - Drip (Inst)
DJ Kriz - One Thirty (Inst)

Feel The Folk

June 5th, 2013

Here's a selection of some of our finest folk tracks. Great for emotive and lifestyle pieces.

22:22 - Tap Dance
22:22 - Hypertension
Cattle & Cane - Sold My Soul (Inst)
Chasing Owls - Lady of Whiteness
Antonio Lulić - What I Need (Inst)
The Second Hand Marching Band - Don't! (Inst)
Golden Rabbit - I Saw Red (Instrumental)
Agerskow - This Train Terminates
Liam Dullaghan - I Fell Through (Inst)
Daniel And The Lion - I Don't Mind

Brand New Noise

May 10th, 2013

Think you're too old? Still call the charts the Hit Parade? Want you're video to capture the Zeitgeist? Then we have the bands for you.

Eddie Sea - So Alive Instrumental
Border Crossing - Rankins Move
The Temper Trap - Love Lost
The Bandana Splits - Baby Talkin (INST)
Patrick & Eugene - Altogether Now (INST)
Air Traffic - Shooting Star
Bigger Than Us - Spotlights
Drops - You Have My Word
French Horn Rebellion - Body Electric (Instrumental)
Brandtson - Bricks And Windows

Big n' Dramatic

June 18th, 2013

Big Dramatic Instrumentals for sports and trailers.

65daysofstatic - Crash Tactics
The Temper Trap - Love Lost (Instrumental)
Richard Pryn - Urgency
Black Cherry - We'll Never Know-2-Instrumental
Black Black Hills - The Celebration
White Light Parade - Shotgun (Instrumental)
Deadly Avenger - Reavenged
Morning Parade - A&E (instrumental)
Yann McCullough - Urgent Jeopardy
Embrace - The End Is Near (Inst)

Hip Hop You Don't Stop

April 29th, 2013

Some beats and pieces to get to get your body popping...

Border Crossing - More To Life (Ominous)
Intuition - Say Hello To Goodbye
Mozart Jones - Mozart Lives On (Inst)
Self Evident Feat. Chadio - Oh Baby Baby (Yan Zombie Remix
Stereo MC's - Black Gold
Dark Sky - Plastic People
Vamp - Murmuring (Inst)
Bakery Boys - Get This Money
Wordsmith - When in Doubt Give It Your Best
3KBeaTs - Since You Went Away (Inst)

Spring to Life!

April 11th, 2013

Spring seems to have finally sprung and we're welcoming it with these gems.

Present Haze - AngelFire MAIN
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Beautiful Dandelion
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Salzburg Symphony No. 1 in D Major (1st Movement) Allegro, K136
Alexis Ffrench - Pure
Caged Animals - All The Beautiful Things In The World
Drops - You Have My Word
The Steamboat Cabaret - Sunny Side Up
Kowalski - Outdoors
Blue Rose Code - Julie

Mellow and Acoustic

June 11th, 2013

Mellow, acoustic tracks to kick back to.

Patrick Rock - Kiss (Instrumental)
Azul - autumn
Béla Takes Chase - Radiate
Christopher Duncanson - Cute (Inst)
Drops - You Have My Word
Newton Faulkner - Uncomfortably Slow
Sylvie Lewis - By Heart
Fields of Ypres - Wait for Me
Redtrack - Memory Card

Glam It Up

June 14th, 2013

This week is all about the glamour: The lipstick, the makeup, the black tie and the ball gowns. Some glamorous and sexy sounds to strut your stuff to.

Hit Feeling Productions - CONTAGIOUS
Tobor Experiment Disco Experience - I Feel Loved
Black Devil Disco Club - To Ardent feat. Nancy Sinatra (Grovesnor remix radio edit)
The Milk - Picking Up The Pieces (Instrumental)
Leave The Boy - Eerie Eerie - Luca C & Brigante Remix
Francophilippe - Take The Night
Black Cherry - Modern Lover
SWW - Hope and Lust
Clap Rules - Oh Uibè (In Flagranti Remix)
Black Cherry - Modern Lover - Instrumental

Club Bangers

June 10th, 2013

Here's a wondrous bunch of dance anthems - perfect for an uplifting feel, or that extra pinch of energy!

Kid Massive & Alex Says - Bring Us Down (Radio Edit)
Dan Gravelle - Until Sunrise (Original Mix)
Tiësto and Armin van Buuren - Wonder?
GXVM - Hear You Ya Weapon
Andreas Kry - Your Name (Instrumental)
Axe,Son of the Sun - Rush
Lange - Angel Falls_Album Version
Octaynium Feat Corrina Taylor - City Lights - GroovEternal Radio Edit
Favretto feat. Jenny B - First Floor (Original Extended Instrumental)
Jayphonik - Supra

Warm and Fuzzy

October 23rd, 2012

Warm comforting happy tracks with a bit of quirk. Perfect for those kind of feel good brand spots.

The Musgraves - Loving You Hurts-Inst
Newton Faulkner - Clouds
Spiro - Shaft
Professor Penguin - Puzzle Pieces (Inst)
Dug - Fridays
The Ramona Flowers - Lust And Lies (Instrumental)
Darwin Deez - Constellations
Megan Henwood - The Waiting Game
The Steamboat Cabaret - Sunny Side Up

Big Indie

March 7th, 2013

A selection of big sounding indie tunes, perfect for sport down to drama.

General Fiasco - Dancing With Girls
The Temper Trap - Love Lost (Instrumental)
Bear Cavalry - Custom Hands
White Light Parade - Riot In The City (Instrumental)
Hollow Crowns - Blind Elephants
OkCorrel - High Tide
The Moons - Everyday Heroes
Kowalski - Outdoors
I Was A Cub Scout - Our Smallest Adventures
Morning Parade - Headlights

Moody and Beaty

June 4th, 2013

Dark and Moody. Perfect for those who want an edge to their production.

Bigger Than Us - Rut
Audio Bullys - Twist Me Up
Modual - Concrete Sea
Benjamin James Smith - Love (Inst)
Jam Master Jim - The Blade
Ben Medcalf - Empathy
Freak Music - Get Up C'Mon
A C Revery - Paradoxical Nightmare
Dark Emotion - Into The Light
Jake Shillingford, Nicholas Evans - Middle Ground


May 24th, 2013

Emotive uplifting anthems. Perfect for those epic feelgood pieces.

Morning Parade - Headlights (Instrumental)
The Temper Trap - Love Lost (Instrumental)
The Schizofreniks - Indie/Pop Uplifting Inspiration (Instrumental)
Cattle & Cane - Sold My Soul (Inst)
Alicia Champion - Its Gonna Find Me (instrumental)
Inqredible - The Light (Inst)
Benjamin Medcalf - Chime
Michael Conn - Dare
Lights & Motion - Reanimation

After-hours Jazz

May 31st, 2013

Slip into an elegant candle-lit induced coma with these lounging softies.

Bobby Blackston Band - Something in the Past
Dave Stapleton - Stepping Out 2
Azul - cablecar
Brigitte Zarie - Make Room For Me
Andrea Ferrario - Clouds
Moon Pallas - First summary version courte
The Unity Sextet - Swing Swang Swingin
Malcolm Lindsay - relativity
Michael Conn - Rive Droite (trumpet)

Classical Classics

June 3rd, 2013

A classical collection of orchestral tracks by famous composers. Perfect for adding Drama and Gravitas.

Berlioz Debussy - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 2. Un Bal, Op. 14
Johannes Brahms - Brahms: Waltz Op. 39 No. 15
Antonio Vivaldi - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Winter) - Movement 2
Franz Joseph Haydn - Haydn: Old Austrian People's Hymn from String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3
Serge Tchakov: Philharmonia Promenade Orchestra - Holst: The Planets, Mars, The Bringer Of War Op. 32, H 125
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Op. 62
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Così Fan Tutte, K 588 - Soave Sia Il Vento
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Symphony No. 40 In G Minor (Ist Movement)
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - Death In Venice (Morte a Venezia) - Adagietto from Symphony No.5

What the Funk?

June 14th, 2013

A cracking collection of funky ass beats to shake your rump to.

Delegation - Let Me Take You To The Sun
black lillies - Between the lines
The Apples - Debil's Dream
Crispin Taylor, Ernie McKone, Toby Baker - Soul Sugar
Leigh Gracie - Bustle Up
Pitch & Scratch - Road To Saturn
Ian Thomas, Ron Price - Messin' Around
Randa & The Soul Kingdom - More Than Enough Love (Lack Of Afro Remix)
Fabian Faupel - Educate That Child Instrumental
Ralph Salmins, Steve Pearce - Southern Fried Funk

The R'n'B Comeback

March 14th, 2013

Some tracks guaranteed to make you bounce that will have you reaching for the Courvoisier (minus Busta Rhymes)..

Kevin Simm - Brand New
Ramzi - Touch The Sky
Ivo Soares - Sexi Time (inst)
Border Crossing - Rankins Move
David Chance - Wanna Hear
Drakeo - Freak Of Nature
ZMG ft..Vijay Raju - Trippin
Di'zain - Play The Game (Remix)
Meleka - Love You Baby
Hit Feeling Productions - ARE U READY

All You Need Is Love

February 14th, 2013

The title says it all. Here's a selection of our best love songs.

Kevin Nevel - Love_makes_me_so_sure
By The Rivers - This Love
Lily Juniper - Object Of My Affection
Darwin Deez - Radar Detector
Eli "Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves - I'll Roll With You
Captain Dangerous - Then She Kissed Me (Inst)
Antonio Resende - A Romantic Day
Megan Henwood - The Waiting Game
The Postmarks - Si Tu Veux Mon Coeur
Jessica Sharman - Love Song For Me

21st Century Blues

January 24th, 2013

We like to think Muddy Waters would have been producing this had he been around in 2013.

Damien Dempsey - Maasai
Malcolm Lindsay - larrys party
500 Miles To Memphis - 04 Six Foot Hole [instr]
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - Get Out
James Shepard - Blues In A Bunk Bed
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - Roll With The Punches
Ben Medcalf - Fat Cactus
The Milk - Picking Up The Pieces
Tom Ingleby - Spectre
Po' Girl - Bloom

World Beats...

November 19th, 2012

A selection of iconic beats from our head honcho Peter Gabriel's Real World label...

Justin Adams - Desert Road
Samuel Yirga - Ambassel In Box Revisited
Spiro - Shaft
Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook - Freedom
Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali & Temple Of Sound - People's Colony No. 1
Speed Caravan - Aissa Wah
Hukwe Zawose - Forest
Los De Abajo - Tortuga Dub
Ayub Ogada - Thum Nyatiti
Joseph Arthur, Iarla Ó Lionáird - Altus Silva

Moody Instrumentals

May 30th, 2013

A great collection of captivatingly moody vocal-stripped lovelies.

Phil Larsen - UV Kinda Love [Instrumental]
Yann McCullough - Anguish Vapors
Tristeza - Sand & Coral
Jake Shillingford, Nicholas Evans - The Brood
Ben Medcalf - Empathy
3KBeaTs - Why So Serious (Inst)
Lowb - Compassion Instrumental
Adam Shaw - Dreams Of Korea
A C Revery - Paradoxical Nightmare
Dark Emotion - Into The Light

Drum & Bass Energy

November 29th, 2012

Grab some extra power from the talons of these d&b monsters....

Cause4Concern - Sensor
22:22 - Hypertension
Borderline - Informed
Optiv - Boudicca
Cause4Concern - Age Of Terror
Optiv - Strangeways (zero method remix)
Indivision - All of That
Optiv - Flatworm
K-Warren, Vapour & 2Ton - Fire In The Hole (Radio Edit)
Indivision - Irresistible

Minimal and Beautiful

October 25th, 2012

David Motion - Cirrus
Dave Stapleton - Skylight
Inner Version - Us Prisoners (Piano Sketch)
Cominotti - La Paz
Tom Ingleby - Home 7
Deadly Avenger - Sequola
Fairewell - Grendel (Reprise)
Anthony Goldstone - Chopin: Prelude No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 28/6
Michael J McEvoy - No Other World
Richard Pryn - Shower

Hotel Boutique

September 20th, 2012

Mellow Grooves to drink your cosmpolitans to whilst in your jacuzzi soaking in Molton Brown bath oils.

Jazz Juice - Baiana
Azul - autumn
Kotey & Mammarella - Love Sprinkle
Phaeleh - Moving Forward
Quark - Patagonia
Michael J McEvoy - Rise
Nitin Sawhney - Shadowland - Ojos de Brujo
Deep Dish - Wear The Hat
Lowb - Digital Stoneage
Cagedbaby - Marmalade

Sell it with SEXY

November 29th, 2012

Looking for a track that shouts sexy and glamorous and then pouts its lips at you? Then here is the playlist that does just that..

Bobby Blackston Band - Something in the Past
Ivo Soares - Sexi Time (inst)
Dolly - Bang Bang
Cagedbaby - 16 Lovers
Stilnovisti - Chanson Impressionist - Stilnovisti
Kid Massive ft. Mark Le Sal - Running
Deadly Avenger - We Took Vegas
La Rochelle - Feel Right
The Sea - Love Love Love

Artist Focus- Hiatus & Shura

January 13th, 2014 by Luke

Hiatus (Cyrus Shahrad) teamed up with Shura to bring together this Fortune’s Fool EP. With Hiatus’ haunting and slow electronica and Shura’s folky sound, the two bring about cinematic and melancholic sounds that fuse a number of genres. A few stellar tracks here, but definitely a duo to go and check out more of.


Artist Focus - Channel Swimmer

January 7th, 2014 by Commie

Birmingham cut ‘n’ paste beatsmith Channel Swimmer is an absolute favourite at the Cue offices. If you loved The Avalanches and wondered why on earth they can’t stop faffing around and make a new album, then this is the artist for you. There is an album out there so go and seek it out, but here are a few tracks from it to whet your appetite.


Artist Focus - PNFA

January 6th, 2014 by Luke

Fresh from Frankfurt, Germany, PNFA a.k.a Popular Nightmare Folk Art has been producing electronic music since the age of nine, believe it or not. He likes to combine his own unique mix of jazzy licks, deep basslines and intense drum n bass in between. Here is a selection of great numbers from his latest EP.


Artist Focus - Donae'o

November 26th, 2013 by Commie

It's always nice to hear a UK Urban act who sounds a little different to most of the crowd and Donae'o is a great example. More Groove than Grime, he has a very distinct Tribal House sound that sounds more New York than Neasden. Although he is yet to break into the mainstream like some of his peers, we are sure that it is only a matter of time. Check it out here.


Label Focus - Minds On Fire

November 8th, 2013 by Harry

Maverick indie publisher Minds On Fire first signed with Cue back in the summer of 2012. Since then they've been pumping heaps of bass soaked sonic pearls our way, including tracks from the likes of 12th Planet (hot off the back of a major US tour with Skrillex), Detboi and RackNRuin (one half of the salubrious deep house duo Gorgon City).


Jeremy Loves - Black Black Hills

October 24th, 2013 by Jeremy

Dark, energetic rock & roll from Brighton's four piece Black Black Hills. With brooding melodies, heavy drum crashes and a powerful wave of keyboards, it is no wonder their track 'A Drowning' was featured on Radio 1's playlist. You can find their tracks here.


Artist Focus - U137

October 18th, 2013 by Luke

If you like post-rock you'll dig these guys. Fresh from Deep Elm this Swedish duo show us their mix of cinematic, epic sounding rock with distinctly dreamy "U2esque" vibes. Particular favourites are 'The Poet' and 'Watching The Storm'.

You can find their tracks here.


Sport Month on Cue

September 9th, 2013 by Commie

We've asked our labels to come up with some great tracks for Sport to celebrate the launch of the new football and soccer seasons and to be fair to them they have delivered. Over the next few weeks there is going to be a plethora of music for you to use on your sport and fitness vids. Oh and Arsenal are definitely going to win the league this season!


Melina Loves - Howson's Groove

August 30th, 2013 by Melina

This South East London due are producing a beautiful, cerebral electronic sound that keeps your ears tuned into the dreamy and psychedelic qualities of their melodies. Perfect to chill out to, while equally the range of tempos they experiment with gives them first place in the hall of music you want to rave to. Another great signing from A Songs and definitely one to watch. A personal favourite is 'Attempt'. Check them out here.


Luke Loves - The Lower 48

August 23rd, 2013 by Luke

Folk as a genre can sometimes be described as too melancholy and worthy. This definitely isn't the case with this kooky trio. Hailing from Minneapolis this lot show how to combine great harmonies with the reflective and relaxed "Traveling Tune" and the uptempo "Long Time Coming". Check them out here.


Sofar, So Good.

August 20th, 2013 by Commie

Sofar sounds gigs are without doubt the hottest tickets in town. A non profit organisation that runs parties in 38 countries worldwide showcasing some of the coolest bands around. Cuesongs have now got a Sofar sounds cloud up on the site for all of you guys to use to your hearts content.Jam packed with hot new bands from all different styles and genres. The cloud is on the front page now, so don't sleep people!


Check It Now, The Funk Soul Brother

August 6th, 2013 by Commie

We have just put a great big pile of fabulous Funk & Soul up on the site to give your production some strut, sass and just a sprinkling of mojo. Check out Crispin Taylor, Dominic Glover and Leigh Gracie and if you like it we will put even more up.


Artist Focus - Ugly Duckling

July 26th, 2013 by Commie

Backpack Hip Hop is a crap term, but it basically means good Hip Hop with no misogyny and violence involved. See also Jurassic 5 and Common and of course De la Soul. Harking back to the days of block parties and good times. We love these guys and are thrilled to have them on the site and would be even more thrilled if you guys use them... Get involved people!!

Check them out here.


Charlotte Loves - Francophillipe

July 26th, 2013 by Charlotte

It is called Staff Picks after all! Check out this crazy electro funk from Francophillipe, who is very suprisingly not French. It makes you want to dance and contemplate the meaning of the universe at the same time... Amazing.

Listen to his tracks here.


Brand New Noise - Some Velvet Morning

July 26th, 2013 by Commie

Some Velvet Morning, formed by the Lambert brothers from North London, are influenced as much by 80s synth-pop as the guitar melodies and counter-melodies of U2’s The Edge.

We actually know them and they are very nice guys to boot (droppin' names). Check out the vocal versions on your local digital music retailer.

Check them out here!


Darwin Deez - Songs for Imaginative People

July 15th, 2013 by Commie

A Darwin Deez album is the musical equivalent of a Kevin Smith movie. Deranged, manic and all over the place but loveable and fun at the same time. Highlights include the 80's pop stylings of Moonlit, the more introspective Redshift and the more familiar scuzzy sound of the single Free.

Get it all here my dears.


Label Focus - Elementality Productions

June 20th, 2013 by Commie

The highly respected hip hop label from Brunswick, New Jersey have teamed up with CueSongs to make some of their catalogue available for use for all you lovely people. From the relaxed swing of Silent Knight to the dirty swagger of Madkem and the quirky jazz stylings of Dirty Art Club, there is something there for everyone. Unless you don't like hip hop of course...



Your CueSongs music licensing choices are:

Personal and Home Productions

1. Personal Video, Made for Online
2. Student Video, Made for Online
3. Wedding and Life Events

Broadcast Productions

4. Creator Channel Video, Made for Online

Commercial Productions

5. Corporate Video and Branded Video, Made for Online
6. Games & Apps, Made for Online
7. Small Business or App Developer, Made for Online
8. Corporate Internal Event
9. Corporate External Event
10.Independent Film Production


These licenses include a right to use the track in its final form within the specified media and territories. To continue using the same track after the term has expired will require a new license. All rights in the sound recording dubbing fee and music synchronization fee are cleared for the above uses worldwide.

If in any doubt about the usage you want to license a track for, please contact us for clarification.

Personal and Home Productions

1. Personal Video, Made for Online

This license allows use of a track in a single home video, V-log or slideshow created by an individual(s) that will be used for personal viewing by family/friends. You may share it on the web or on DVD. It does not allow for any commercial use and cannot be used to make money through ad revenue or any other vehicle. Broadcasters, commercial/not for profit organizations and other institutions cannot use the Personal License.

2. Student Video, Made for Online

This license allows the single use of a track for a film or video produced by a student attending an educational course; this also includes a web-isode, film or slide show. It can be posted online and on all social media channels and used for promotional, editorial, research, informational or entertainment purposes. It does not allow for any commercial use and cannot be used to make money through ad revenue or any other vehicle. It does not include any broadcast rights and cannot be used as a direct advertisement.

3. Wedding and Life Events

This license allows use by photographers or videographers in a single video or slideshow documenting or highlighting an event such as a wedding, party, village festival, etc. The product can be sold to clients in physical formats such as DVDs (limited to 500), streamed on the web and posted to websites.

Broadcast Usages

For where music is required for use in entertainment, editorial or informational content productions that are broadcast on video networks like YouTube and Daily Motion

4. Creator Channel Video, Made for Online

This Creator Channel Video license allows the use of a song for background & incidental usage to a video uploaded onto the Creator's Channel Website & Social Media Sites, including YouTube and other monetisable platforms, where the licensee may potentially receive revenue from advertising displayed relative to the video. This license is intended for videos created for the following channel types: Comedy, Education, Entertainment, Film, Gadget reviews, "How-to" Videos, News, People, Science, Sports, Travel & Vehicles, Videos about Animals and Natural History. This license cannot be used for the creation of music video or for brand advertising and promotion (See Corporate Video and Branded Content Licence, Made for Online)

Commercial Usages

These are for where music is required for use as part of a Production for a Company, Brand, Product or Service

5. Corporate Video and Branded Content, Made for Online

This license allows the use of a track in a video that is placed on websites and social media channels. The video can promote a single company, product or service. For example, it could be a branded promotional film that is uploaded to YouTube or it could be a showreel, corporate video or product demo that is hosted on a company website or web production. The license covers single use in made for online programming. It does not include short form online advertising (e.g. pre-roll videos).

This license allows the use of a track on a branded website, all social media including, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace and unlimited 3rd party embeds.

If you need to use music in pre-roll or other video online advertising, please contact CueSongs for a bespoke quote.

6. Games & Apps, Made for Online

An Online App & Games license allows the use of a song in a single App or Game that may be, either streamed on the internet or embedded in the App that is downloaded onto a mobile, smartphone or other internet connected device. This usage specifically excludes any track used in an advertising context or where the game is a non-downloadable physical format packaged game.

7. Small Business or App Developer, Made for Online

This license allows usage under The "Corporate Video and Branded Content, Made for Online" and "Games & Apps, Made for Online" licenses outline in 5. & 6. for Small Businesses and App Developers. These Small Business and SOHO users (Small Office, Home Office) are defined as businesses or App Developers with gross annual revenue less than £1.5 Million.

8. Corporate Internal, Made for Event

A Corporate internal licence allows usage within a single company of a song for internal purposes only including:

  • Internal presentations, show-reels and meetings
  • Audio visual productions for internal distribution only (e.g. training or shareholder meetings)
  • Company intranet

9. Corporate External, Made for Event

A Corporate External license allows use of a song in any medium targeting external or broad audience including:

  • Audio-visual and audio-only productions (excl. advertisements, feature films and trailers)
  • Show-reels, Award Submissions, Corporate videos (incl. training, promo & educational videos)
  • Exhibition to non-paying audiences (Does not include paid advertising & broadcast)

10. Independent Film Production

This license allows single use in either a Short film or use in a Feature-length film where the production budget is less than $1 million. This license includes a right to enter work in Film Festivals and to distribute the film in its final form on all online and mobile channels such as Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube The films can be distributed in physical formats such as DVDs (limited to 500), streamed on the web and posted to websites. This does not include the right to broadcast the film on TV, Satellite or in theatrical releases (other than Film Festivals)


Music licensing explained

Licensing enables owners of Copyrighted work to grant permission to individuals and businesses to use that work in a clearly expressed way. The license typically will define the specific usage that the individual or business in able to use the work for, as well as the territory and the duration of the license granted. Licensing Music is a complicated process because there are typically more than one “Right-holders” from whom you need to get permission from to use the work as well. There are also a number of different “Rights” that you need to be granted in order to use the work.

What is copyright?

The term "copyright" refers to the exclusive rights of the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt that work. These rights can be licensed, transferred and/or assigned. Copyright protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, sound recordings, films, broadcasts and the typographical arrangement of a published edition (i.e. how it looks on the page). The legal framework for copyright in the UK is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 [CDPA] as amended.

How do I know if a work is copyrighted?

In the UK, the terms of copyright in a musical or literary work lasts for a period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the composer or author dies. A sound recording is generally protected for 50 years from the end of the year in which the recording is made. This means that most recordings made by known musicians and songwriters will be covered under copyright and that you will need to obtain a license to use them.

Who are the rights-holders in music?

Essentially there are two principle right-holders to think about in music licensing. Firstly, the composer of a song who wrote the tune and the lyrics of a track. Composers are normally represented by Music Publishers who will contract with the composer to represent them over a period of time and own the rights in the song’s “Composition” over that time.

Second, the Recording Artist or Band perform and record the track or piece. Recording Artists /Bands are normally represented by Record Companies who also will contract with the them to own the rights in the Master Recording over that time.

So in summary, in order to license a track for commercial usage, you would need the permission of the Rights-holder to the Composition as well as the rights-holder to the Master Recording

What are the “Rights” that need to be granted to use the work?

From a legal standpoint, there two different Rights that you need from the Right-holder of the Composition and the Rights-holder of the Master Recording in order to commercially use a track.

The “Mechanical Right” allows you to make a single copy of the track for your specific usage and is due at the time of obtaining a license. The “Performance Right” is due each time the work is performed, either in a public environment or in “Online” or “Broadcast” environment.

So, what ever you intend to do with the music, you will need a license for each of these rights for both the Composition and the Master Recording giving a total of four rights that you need to obtain ahead of using the music. This is why music licensing is so complicated.

What does Cuesongs do?

Cuesongs sells music from a broad range of well-known and featured artists for use by websites or businesses in their marketing or digital media. Cuesongs mainly licenses to companies or websites who want to use music in an audiovisual production where music is synced to picture or video or used as background music. This is termed as “synchronisation”.

How does Cuesongs make it easier?

Normally a website wanting to use a copyrighted work would have obtain permission from both right-holders directly. In order to do this the website would have to make contact with both those rights-holders and negotiate with them in order to reach an agreement under what terms they will grant a license for this usage. This can take a lot of time and is quite complicated because of the legal issues that are tied up with copyrighted work.

Cuesongs makes this process a lot easier by “pre-clearing” music for specific usages with rights-holders on behalf of music users clients. We provide a “One Stop Shop” so that music users can come to us and instantaneously purchase the four licenses required for them to be able to use this music commercially in a straightforward e commerce transaction.

Cuesongs also makes it easier for music users to find the track most suitable for their usage and budget with an online search tool and a team of experienced music supervisors at the other end of a phone line.

In summary we make a complicated process a lot easier saving you time and energy required to do this.

Why is copyright important?

Copyright encourages a dynamic creative culture, returning value to creators, whilst providing for affordable access to content for the public. Copyright legislation provides a balance between the interests of those who invest skills and intellectual effort, time and money in the creation of works on one hand and those who want to use and enjoy those works on the other.


Terms & Conditions of Use

This website is provided by CueSongs Limited, trading as CueSongs (“CS” or “we” or “us”).

In order to provide this website and our digital content services to customers, you must agree to be bound by the following terms which form a legally binding contract between CS and you.


1.1 Access to our Sites. Your access to and use of the CS website and any other site powered by CS for third parties (collectively the “Website”) and any Services referred to in Section 2, is subject to these Terms and Conditions. Your use of the Website may also be subject to any additional terms and conditions (including end user licence terms) which apply specifically to particular items of content available via the Website, which will be made known to you at the time of your licensing that content (please see Section 8.4 for more detail).

These are referred to as “Additional Terms”.

Please ensure that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and any Additional Terms that apply to your use of the Websites and Services.

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1.3 Right to Amend Terms. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms and Conditions on this page and will indicate the effective date at the top, but will not notify you directly of any change. If you do not agree to (or cannot comply with) the Terms and Conditions as amended, you should immediately stop using the Website and Services. CS shall not be obliged to make any other remedy available to you. You should regularly review these Terms and Conditions so that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Website or Services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. Any Content which you have accessed previously will be subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions as they were at the date you accessed that Content.


2.1 Services. The Website provides digital media download and streaming services (the “Services”) designed to enable you to access and license legal digital content (the “Content”).  The Services are for your own personal and non-commercial use for the sole purpose of demonstrating synchronisation with visual content uploaded by you and you are not authorised to make any copies of any downloads or streams other than for such use.


3.1 Objectionable Material. You understand that by using the Services, you may encounter Content that some might consider offensive, indecent, or objectionable, which content may or may not be identified as having explicit language. CS will endeavour to label any such Content with appropriate indicators, but you agree to use the Service at your sole risk and CS will not be liable to you for Content that may be found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable. CS does not guarantee the accuracy of any descriptions provided on our Website.


4.1 Personal Information. We recognise that the importance of your privacy and your right to control your personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that trust seriously. We obtain information about you from the following sources:

(a) If you register for any of the Services or enter into the End User Licence Agreement in respect of any Content you will be asked to provide personal information, including your name, email address and company name and nature of business,

(b) You may also supply us with additional information about yourself if you contact us with a query or complaint about the Services or Content.

(c) If you make payments to CS via the Website, your payment information will only be used to check that it is a valid method of payment and to process your payment.  We will also store your payment card information (eg your credit card details) to speed up transactions if you return to our site.  This information is stored in compliance with applicable industry security standards (PCI-DSS).

4.2 Use of your personal information.

CS will be the data controller of your information, and will be responsible for ensuring that it is used in accordance with applicable laws and these Terms and Conditions.

(a) The information is used for the following purposes:

(i) facilitating provision of the Services to you, including the processing of any payment information or personal information associated with vouchers you use. This may involve sharing your personal information with our third party Content suppliers and our technology providers. We take steps to ensure that use of your personal information by those third parties is in compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

(ii) notifying you of changes or updates to the Website and Services;

(iii) keeping you informed about our Website and Services, or those of our selected partners, in accordance with section 6.2(d) below;

(iv) communicating with you regarding any query or complaint you raise; and

(v) if CS or all or part of its business is acquired by a third party, information about you may be disclosed to a third party in the course of such acquisition.

(b) CS will never sell, rent or otherwise disclose any of your personal information, to any third party other than those described above without your consent. In certain circumstances however, we may be required by applicable laws to disclose information about you to investigatory, regulatory or law enforcement bodies.

(c)  Communications from Us and Mailing Lists. In order to keep our users informed about the operation of our Website and Services, we may send e-mails and announcements to your personal email address that you have provided to us upon registration. We may also offer options for you to sign up for our mailing lists without having to use any product or service. For additional information and offers, we give you the option of joining our mailing lists. We may also allow you to choose whether to receive mailings from record labels and other promotional partners that we think will be of interest to you. Any promotional e-mail from us will come with instructions for how to unsubscribe from the mailing list.

(d) Location of your information. Your information will be stored on secure servers located in the United Kingdom. CS is an international company, and so that information may be accessible to CS employees and contractors located in other countries outside the European Economic Area.

4.3 Your Rights. You have the right to see a copy of the information we hold about you, and to make any corrections. Should you wish to exercise that right, or if you have any questions concerning the CS privacy policy, please write to:

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4.6 Security. CS has implemented technology and security features, as well as strict internal guidelines, to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorised access or improper use. We employ SSL encryption to secure your personal data and payment information. We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available. While we make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.


5.1 Password Security. If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with that Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password. You are fully responsible for any use of the Website and Services using your username and password, including all financial charges and legal liability that are incurred. We recommend that you change your password from time to time for additional security. If you believe someone has accessed any Service using your user name and password without your authorization, it is your responsibility to notify us and set up a new password.

5.2 Unauthorised Access. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. In no event will CS be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder. You agree that we will be entitled to assume that any person logging into the Website using your username and password is either you or someone doing so with your permission.


6.1 Use of Content. You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials (“the Content”), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. We do not control or endorse the Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and you acknowledge that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive and/or indecent. CS will not be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of any Content transmitted via the Services and you agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.

6.2 Digital Rights Management. You understand that some of the Content may include a security framework using technology that protects digital information and limits your usage of the Content to certain usage rules established by CS and its licensors (“Usage Rules”). You agree to comply with such Usage Rules, as further outlined below, and you agree not to violate or attempt to violate any security components. You agree not to attempt to, or assist another person to, circumvent reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise tamper with any of the security components related to such Usage Rules for any reason whatsoever.

6.3 Previews. A “Preview” is a portion of the available Content, or in some cases, an entire song or video or other item of Content that you can play (and, if applicable, view) directly from and while you are logged on to the Service on a promotional basis at no cost to you. You may play as many Previews as you like including for the demonstration of synchronisation with visual content uploaded by you. You may not attempt (or support others’ attempts) to capture, copy, or download a Preview.

6.4 Content Usage Rules.

Certain Content available using our Website is subject to additional licensing terms and Usage Rules, as set forth by the relevant owner or licensor of that Content (“Licensor Terms”). For example, if you wish to download music via the Services, your use of that music will be subject to an End User Licence Agreement which you will be asked to accept when you first download the music on your computer or device. You agree that, where that is the case, your use of the Content is subject to both: (a) these Terms and Conditions; and (b) any applicable Licensor Terms. In the event of any inconsistency between the two, the applicable Licensor Terms shall prevail.

(a) Ownership of any Content accessed by you remains with the relevant owner or licensor. You do not own any Content which you download or access, and your rights are limited to the extent permitted by law, and strictly subject to these Terms and Conditions and any Licensor Terms.

(b) You agree that you will not attempt to, or encourage or assist any other person to, circumvent or modify any security technology or software that is part of the Service or used to administer the Usage Rules, or interfere with, remove or alter any rights management information on the Content.

(c) The delivery of Content does not transfer to you any commercial or promotional use rights in the Content beyond those rights granted to you under these Terms and Conditions and any Licensor Terms.

6.5 You agree that your redemption of Content constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to use such Content solely in accordance with the Usage Rules and any Licensor Terms, and that any other use of the Content may constitute a copyright infringement. Any security technology, if applicable, is an inseparable part of the Content. The Usage Rules and any Licensor Terms shall govern your rights with respect to the Content. CS reserves the right to modify the Usage Rules at any time.

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(f) collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;

(g) advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;

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(l) attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.

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7.2 Termination by you. If you wish to discontinue your use of the Website and/or Services, you may do so at any time by no longer accessing the Website. You can request for us to delete any account you hold with us by contacting us using the details set out at Section 19 of these Terms and Conditions.


8.1 Equipment. Without limiting any provision in these Terms and Conditions, CS makes no warranty that any particular computer, portable device, operating system, or other hardware or software will be compatible with CS’s Website or Services, or any Content. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that any Content you access via the Services will function correctly on your computer or device.


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11.2 Some of the Content is restricted by territory. Where required, to conclude the redemption of any such restricted products, you will be required to provide an address in the relevant territory. You agree not circumvent any territorial restrictions in place on the Website or Services or provide false information.


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(a) you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions; and

(b) you are at least 18 years old, either entering into this contract for yourself or entering on behalf of your child or a child in your legal care aged 13 or over.

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13.1 Intellectual Property. The Website and its content (including without limitation the Content, the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website, you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

13.2 Uploaded Material. CS does not claim ownership of any materials you post, upload or submit to any area of the Services. [However, by doing so you are granting us a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, edit, translate or publish such content for as long as you elect to store such content via the Services. The licence shall be terminated when such content is deleted from the Services.]


14.1 You agree to indemnify and hold CS harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions, including any Usage Rules or Additional Terms, and any claim or demand brought against CS by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by CS in consequence of any such breach by you.


15.1 Use of the Website and Services is at your own risk. The Website and Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

15.2 CS makes no warranty that the Website or Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality and availability of the Website or Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

15.3 To the extent permitted by law, CS will not be liable for any loss of damage that you suffer that was not directly caused by CS’s breach of its obligations to you (as set out in these Terms and Conditions) or its negligence. In respect of all other liability to you, the maximum amount that CS shall be liable for is limited to the price paid by you for the Content to which your claim relates.

15.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of CS for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of CS.

15.5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.


16.1 If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.


17.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

CueSongs Limited
Registered office at Box Mill, Mill Lane, Wiltshire, SN13 8PL, United Kingdom.
Registered No. 07517577.


1. This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions which apply to the use by you, as an end user, of music which you have downloaded and licensed from the Website. End users who register, stream and download music from the Website shall be called “you” or “your” for the purposes of this Agreement.

2. This Agreement has some terms with special meanings. These meanings are set out in the Glossary in Schedule 1, together with some rules explaining how to interpret this Agreement. These terms are used with a capital first letter.

3. You are advised to read the terms of this Agreement carefully as it sets out details of any restrictions and limitations upon the use of your chosen Recording, as well as details of the permitted use which the Recording may be used for. If you wish to licence music from the Website, you agree to the terms of this Agreement and your use of the music is subject to our receipt in full in cleared funds of the Licence Fee.

4. Before you can download music from the Website, you must scroll through, read and accept the terms of this Agreement. When you click “I accept” and have received an order confirmation, this Agreement will form a legally binding Agreement between you and us as the Licensor.

5. In consideration of the payment by you of the Licence Fee on or before the due date for payment, the Licensor hereby grants to you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, right to use and synchronise the Recording, including any Composition underlying such Recordings, and to copy the same so that they may be used in conjunction with audiovisual content and/or as audio but only for the Licensed Use (and for no other purpose whatsoever), subject to, and in accordance with, the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

6. All rights in and to the Composition and the Recording not expressly granted under this Agreement are expressly reserved to the Licensor and/or the applicable rights holder.

7. You must pay the Licence Fee before you can download the music you have chosen. To pay, please follow the payment instructions on the Website. You promise that all payment information you provide is accurate and that you are entitled to use the payment method you have chosen. If you are using a credit or debit card or PayPal, you promise that you are authorised to use the credit or debit card or PayPal password and username. If your Licence Fee payment is subsequently declined or we do not receive payment for any reason, we may terminate this Agreement and you may not use the music.

8. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, you shall remain responsible for:

(a) obtaining all relevant licences and clearances from any collection societies, incorporations or entities managing the licensing in relation of public performance, play-out, dissemination, distribution or broadcast in respect of the rights in the Recording and Composition in each and every permitted media and applicable territory in which the same are exploited (where applicable); and

(b) reporting to those entities referred to in (a) above in respect of all use of the Recording and Composition, as well as complying with the terms of applicable licences and restrictions and paying all associated fees.

9. The Licensor warrants that it is entitled to enter into this Agreement and grant the rights granted under this Agreement.

10. Unless expressly stated otherwise in this Agreement and to the extent permitted by law, the Licensor does not give any other representation, warranty or recourse, express or implied and the Licensor hereby excludes all terms, representations and warranties that might otherwise be implied into this Agreement. If any of the Licensor’s warranties under this Agreement are breached, the Licensor shall, at its absolute discretion, either (i) obtain the right for you to use the music in question at its cost; or (ii) repay the Licence Fee paid for use of the music.

11. In no event shall the total aggregate liability of the Licensor under this Agreement exceed the Licence Fee paid or payable in respect of the relevant Recording and/or Composition relating to the warranty breached. The Licensor shall not be liable for any loss of profit or opportunity or for any indirect or consequential loss of any kind howsoever arising out of and/or in connection with this Agreement.

12. Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit either party’s liability for death or personal injury arising through negligence or for fraud or for anything else that may not be excluded by law.

13. Upon termination of this Agreement or expiry of the applicable Term, all rights granted under this Agreement shall immediately cease and terminate.

14. The Licence shall not come into force and effect until the Licensor has received from you the full Licence Fee, together with the applicable VAT payable.

15. If you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement, the Licensor may (without prejudice to any other rights it may have) terminate this Agreement by giving you 14 (fourteen) days prior written notice sent by registered post or recorded delivery of its intention to do so.

16. You shall indemnify and keep indemnify the Licensor against all claims, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees) incurred by the Licensor arising out of and/or in connection with any breach by you of any of the terms of this Agreement, including any use of the Recording and/or the Composition other than in accordance with the Licensed Use.

17. No waiver of any breach of the Licence shall be construed to constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of like nature or similar nature.

18. All notices, legal process or any other documents served under or in respect of the this Agreement shall be addressed to the party to be served at the address of that party notified by each to the other in writing (or which appears in the Glossary in Schedule 1) and shall be sent by registered letter or recorded delivery (marked for the attention of the Legal Affairs Department in the case of notices addressed to the Licensor) in which event such notice shall be deemed to have been received in the course of the normal post.

19. This Agreement shall be construed according to the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts. No amendment shall be made to it except in writing by all parties hereto.

20. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between you and the Licensor at with regard to the subject matter thereof and the parties thereto shall enter into it solely on that basis without reliance on any other representations whatsoever (other than those expressly stated in this Agreement).

21. The Licensor may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights under this Agreement. You may not assign or otherwise transfer any of your rights under this Agreement, whether in whole or in part.

22. You shall promptly notify the Licensor of all use of the music licensed pursuant to this Agreement within 30 days of: (i) the date that such music was licensed; and also (ii) of the expiry of the applicable Term. You shall also promptly provide all such information as the Licensor shall reasonably require in relation to the use of the music. If you delay or fail to provide such information within 60 days of such a request, the Licensor may terminate this Agreement, provided it provides you with 30 days’ prior written notice of its intention to terminate this Agreement under this clause (such notice to expire no earlier than the 60 day notice referred to above).

Schedule 1 - Glossary and how to interpret this agreement


this end user licence agreement;


any underlying composition comprising either music and/or lyrics upon which the relevant Recording(s) is/are based;


CueSongs Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales under registration number 07517577 whose registered office is at Box Mill, Mill Lane, Wiltshire, England SN13 8PL.

End User



the territory within which you may use the Recording, as specified in the applicable Licensed Use;

Licence Fee

means the applicable fee for the Licensed Use indicated when completing the licensing process on the Website;

Licensed Use

the permitted use chosen by you when completing the licensing process on the Website (a selection of the current available usages are set out in Schedule 2 – the Licensor reserves the right to amend the scope of the permitted usages from time to time);


the specific sound recording which you have chosen to licence when completing the licensing process on the Website;

Rate Card

the applicable rate card for licensing music from the Website in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (as amended from time to time);


the duration of the licence applicable to the respective Licensed Use which you have selected as part of the licensing process;


means the CueSongs website, currently available at

1. Any reference in this Agreement to any statute or statutory provision order or regulation shall be construed as including a reference to that statute or statutory provision order or regulation as from time to time amended modified extended or re-enacted whether before or after the date of this Agreement and to all statutory instruments orders regulations and directives modifying or extending the same.

2. Unless the context otherwise requires words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words denoting any one gender shall include all genders and words denoting persons shall include bodies corporate unincorporated associations and partnerships.

3. The expression “copyright” means the entire copyright including rental and lending right database right and design right subsisting under the laws of the United Kingdom and all analogous rights subsisting under the laws of each and every jurisdiction throughout the world.

4. All references to “including” shall be deemed to be construed as “including, without limitation” or “including, without limit” and “including “ shall be construed accordingly.

5. Unless otherwise stated references to clauses sub-clauses sub-paragraphs schedules annexures and exhibits relate to this Agreement.

Schedule 2 - Licensed Use

Corporate/Charity - Licensed Use:

• synchronisation usage in internal and external corporate or charitable videos, DVDs, presentations, online audio-only projects or other multi-media projects including eBooks, exhibitions and live events.

• Exclusions: Any use not expressly stated above, including, without limitation, any use connected with commercial sale or exploitation or in return for payment.

• Term: means the applicable Licence Period selected by you from the Rate Card.

• Territory: means the applicable Territory selected by you from the Rate Card.

Online Productions, Commercials, Online Games & Short Films - Licensed Use:

• synchronisation use with online productions and commercials.

• Exclusions: Any use not expressly stated above, including, without limitation, unauthorised synchronisation use, copying, hiring, lending, broadcast and public performance are strictly prohibited.

• Term: means the applicable Licence Period selected by you from the Rate Card.

• Territory: means the applicable Territory selected by you from the Rate Card

• Campaign: Must only be used for the purposes of the particular campaign and advertised products or services which you have provided details of when submitting a licence order.

NB: Failure to provide sufficient or fraudulent details of a campaign permits the Licensor to terminate the Agreement immediately upon notice without liability.

Home/Student Productions - Licensed Use:

• synchronisation usage in home/student productions, wedding videos/DVDs and other multi-media projects,

• usage in your home, education establishment or church.

• distribution of the finished audio-visual production to festivals, friends [and family by means of user generated content aggregators].

• [Exclusions: Any use not expressly stated above, including, without limitation, any use connected with commercial sale or exploitation or in return for payment.]

• Term: means the applicable Licence Period selected by you from the Rate Card.

• Territory: means the applicable Territory selected by you from the Rate Card.

What is not licensed under any of the above?

Examples of types of use that are not covered under any of the Licensed Uses include: -

• No sound recordings produced pursuant to this Agreement are to be manufactured, sold and/or otherwise sold in return for money or money’s worth in connection with the Licensed Use or otherwise;

• The Licence shall not include any right or authority to make any use of the Composition(s) not expressly authorised in this Agreement;

for example only, it shall not permit the recording of the Composition(s) for use in connection with any so-called “home-movies”, cassettes, or any other audio visual devices or contrivances such as “extended video play” or “electronic video recording” or for use in any [multimedia, interactive system or technology whether now known or to become known (including without limitation those using optical disc, cartridge, magnetic disc technologies or wireless telegraphy, cable transmission, fibre optic or any other digital diffusion technologies) which incorporates or is capable of reproducing as digital data the recording or information which will play a performance of one or more musical compositions with other data types (whether or not of musical compositions) such as film, video, photographs, graphics or text.]

• it shall not permit any change in the lyrics or in the fundamental character of the music of the Composition(s) nor shall it authorise the use of the title in connection with the Licensed Use.

• the Licence shall not authorise you to duplicate the film or recording of the Composition and/or Recording in any form of videocassette, videodisc or other similar video carrier devised or yet to be devised for the purpose of sale or hire to the general public or to dispose of the rights of the film or recording to any third party for such purpose.

• Unless expressly authorised under the Licensed Use, you shall not exhibit in or televise in theatres or other places of amusement where motion pictures are shown.


Special requests? We are here to help.

LICENSING   +44 (0) 207 734 3485

MUSIC CONCIERGE   +44 (0) 207 734 3485

BESPOKE   +44 (0) 207 734 3485


CueSongs has a team of Composers and Sound Designers at hand simply to produce great music tailored to specific briefs. 

TOM INGLEBY is a composer working with some of the most exciting new artists in the industry, including The Boy Who Trapped the Sun, Sophie Barker from Zero 7, Jennie Cruse and Nicola Hitchcock, all who have work featured on CueSongs.

Aside from his songwriting talents, Tom continues with his music to picture work and scored the award winning and BAFTA nominated film, ‘Everything’, starring Ray Winstone and recently scored ‘The Spirit’, directed by Joseph Fiennes.

ANDY CARROLL is a multi-award winning sound designer who has done work for worldwide clients including Nokia, MasterCard, Hyundai and Fosters, as well as working for top broadcasting houses and advertising agencies in the UK and abroad.

RICHARD PRYN is a composer who has written music for a range of media, from TV and film, to national advertising campaigns and audio programmes with clients such as Cathedral City and Asda. Richard recently produced the track for Lloyds TSB’s new Olympics campaign with the ESO at Angel studios. Richard has scored numerous short and corporate films and has just completed the score to Corona Pictures British Horror film, Truth or Dare.

TIM SAUL is a music producer, soundtrack composer, songwriter, re-mixer and sound designer. His commissions for film, advertising and television include The Oscars, Lexus, Levi's, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBC, Channel4 and Qualcomm. Tim has also been involved in the production of Portishead's 'Dummy' album and has collaborated with artists including Julee Cruise, Ray Manzarek and Kid Loco.

Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements for a bespoke composition.



CueSongs simplifies the process of licensing music for clients. It is a unique, new service that provides legally licensed music for every commercial purpose, without hassle, prolonged negotiation or excessive fees.

How does it work?

The CueSongs site enables user to identify – with or without help from our team of music concierges – the ideal track for their purpose and license it in the simplest possible way. Cue is an all-encompassing, centralised service, allowing users to license tracks for any kind of commercial use.

How do you use this service?

For intermediate and smaller uses - music for online advertising, corporate videos and presentations, award ceremonies, launch events and social media - the CueSongs website can handle the entire process, from selection to payment. At the press of a button, you are provided with a license to use the music for a fixed term.

For high-end applications - movie soundtracks, TV advertising campaigns, big sports events and broadcasting - our team of music concierges is at hand to offer a comprehensive music supervision service. In this case, fees would be negotiated on behalf of the client. There is complete transparency in our costs structure and how your money is spent.

There are specialised areas where you can find inspiration from tailored playlists attuned to hundreds of different uses - from sport to fashion and lifestyle. You can create your own playlists to obtain approval from clients and third parties. Our editorial highlights some of the hottest artists and albums on the CueSongs catalogue, whilst our blog will keep you in touch with all the latest music news.

Why Cue is unique?

We say: “Technology when you want it – people when you don’t”. We offer major users a personalised service, but for smaller usages, clients may prefer to use the website to license music instantly. The Cue service is a “one stop shop” for every organisation wanting to use music legitimately.

Who is behind Cue?

Management Team

ED AVERDIECK, CO-FOUNDER & CEO, has been at the forefront of developments in digital music. He was a member of the team who launched OD2 which went on to become one of Europe’s leading digital download retailers and Ed subsequently led the company up until its sale to Nokia in 2006. Ed then headed Nokia Music worldwide and was the architect of Nokia “Comes with Music”. After leaving Nokia, Ed worked with Peter Gabriel’s Real World Holdings, overseeing the recorded music and music publishing businesses and coming up with the plan for Cue.

JUSTIN "COMMIE" MCMULLEN, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC SUPERVISION, is one of the most experienced sports music supervisors in the UK and has joined us from Sky where he was the Senior Music Supervisor. He has helped influence the careers of Kasabian, Elbow and The Temper Trap amongst others and is also an acclaimed Remixer and DJ.

HARRY PRICE, CONTENT MANAGER, oversees the catalogue management of Cue and is also an experienced Sound Engineer.

MELINA ALEXANDROU, LICENSING EXECUTIVE, is responsible for clearances and licensing administration.

TOM INGLEBY, HEAD OF BESPOKE AND ARTIST RELATIONS, as well as coordinating Cue's bespoke music briefs, Tom is also our Artist Relations Supervisor, helping to aggregate the repertoire of artists, composers and labels for the site.

TIFF PIKE acts as consultant CFO for a number of businesses in the digital and music sectors including Cue. He also represents the Real World group of companies as well as the digital agency Great Fridays. Previously Tiff was CFO at digital music distributor OD2. Tiff is a chartered accountant, who originally trained with Ernst & Young before spending a number of years in the industry.


PETER GABRIEL, CO-FOUNDER, has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a songwriter, performer, video maker and world music evangelist. He has also had a long association with human rights campaigns for Amnesty International and set up the human rights organization, focusing on video and new technology. He is passionate about the potential for mobile phones and new technology to transform poverty, health care, education and democracy. He also conceived of and co founded the, which Nelson Mandela launched in 2007.

JAMES AVERDIECK founded Gü Chocolate Puds - the fastest growing food company in the UK and a brand credited with revolutionising the quality of desserts. James came up with the idea for a top-notch chocolate pud brand when he was working in Belgium and fell in love with the local patisseries and their chocolate. He then met a very creative design agency who helped him brand the range and together, they sneakily slipped some Gü sample boxes on to the shelf of the local supermarket and watched shoppers grab them immediately. It was a triumph! It’s estimated that a Gü pud is now eaten somewhere in the world every 2 seconds.


MIKE LARGE is CEO of Real World, incorporating WOMAD, the Real World Studios, Records & Publishing group of companies and the artist management of Peter Gabriel. He is also Board Director of SSL, We7 and The Filter and a founding director of music start up OD2, which was sold in 2004 to NASDAQ listed Loudeye Inc.

DENZYL FEIGELSON co-founded AWAL Ltd, the UK’s leading Music Services provider for independent artists, which was acquired by Kobalt in January 2012. Denzyl has been a strategy consultant to Apple since 2001. He was responsible for launching the UK iTunes store in 2004 and played an integral role in the roll out of iTunes across the world, heading up editorial programming up to 2007. Most recently, he has worked as a co-architect and co-producer of the successful iTunes Festival.

PAUL CURRAN built up BMG Publishing over 18 years to become one of the UK major publishers, in the process signing a roster of artists and writers including Coldplay and Robbie Williams prior to it’s sale to Universal Music Publishing. He then became COO at Sony Music UK overseeing all the operational side of the business, including the re-positioning of the business towards digital formats and new business opportunities. Paul was chairman of the Music Publishers Association from 2004-2007 and was a member of the PRS and MCPS board for 19 years.

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