Spitfire Audio, a UK-based company that creates virtual instruments and sample libraries for musicians, has made a huge announcement. Since 2007, they have paid over $18 million in royalties to the musicians, composers, studios, and organizations they have collaborated with.
Spitfire Audio is dedicated to taking care of the musicians who perform in their libraries during recording sessions. They pay top industry booking rates and often work with some of London’s finest orchestral session musicians. They also regularly book groups of musicians from world-renowned orchestras like the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Contemporary Orchestra.
When AIR Studios in London is not busy recording major Hollywood film scores, it’s often filled with Spitfire Audio staff and musicians working on their next library. The company uses the same recording techniques and equipment as Oscar-winning scores, hiring only the best microphones, recording equipment, and engineers.
Spitfire Audio’s free LABS range of virtual instruments has been a big hit, with over 20 million downloads to date. The instruments are easy to use and compatible with all major music-making software, from Garageband to Pro Tools. The company is committed to supporting over half a million music makers worldwide with free sounds, step-by-step videos on scoring to picture, and career advice from the best in the business.
Spitfire Audio’s commitment to paying royalties to the musicians, composers, studios, and organizations they work with has helped to support the music industry and their community. Every time someone purchases a Spitfire Audio library, the musicians and other collaborators receive a royalty. This practice has resulted in over $18 million in royalties paid since 2007, and they are proud to continue supporting musicians and the music industry with their work.