Supporting Musicians

Since 2007

Abbey Road ONE string players

Over £16m paid in musician royalties

Every time you purchase a Spitfire Audio library, the musicians we recorded receive a royalty. The same goes for the composers, studios and organisations we collaborate with to create new libraries. When combined, these royalties now total over £16m. 

Paying top industry booking rates

During library recording sessions, we pay musicians for their time at top industry rates. And we are proud to say that we work with many of London’s finest orchestral session musicians, year after year.

As well as individual session musicians, we also regularly book groups of musicians from acclaimed orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Contemporary Orchestra

Appassionata cellos

Olafur behind the mix desk

Supporting studios, engineers and other music professionals

When it’s not being used to record major Hollywood film scores, AIR Studios in London is often buzzing with Spitfire staff and musicians working on our next library. 

We record our libraries using the same techniques and equipment as Oscar-winning scores. So as well as booking the finest studios, we also hire the best microphones and recording equipment available – and, of course, the most talented and experienced engineers to operate them. 

Over 20 million free libraries downloaded

Our free LABS range of virtual instruments has now been downloaded by more than 1m composers, musicians and producers worldwide, and used on everything from bedroom demos through to Beyoncé records. 

LABS instruments are easy to use and compatible with all major music making software – from Garageband to Pro Tools.

Expressive Strings GUI

Paul Thomson at his desk

Hundreds of free videos on composing

Every month, our team of in-house composers create a wide range of step-by-step videos on different aspects of writing music – particularly scoring for film, TV and games.

These videos are all free to view, and cater to a wide variety of experience levels. You can find them at Spitfire Audio Academy and on our YouTube channel.

Jake Jackson engineering with orchestra in background

Children supported from our partnered charities

1% of annual turnover to community projects

Every year, we donate 1% of our total company income to people and organisations doing good things that we believe in. 

These include charity partners and organisations such as Safer LondonMagic Breakfast and Saffron, as well as grants and bursaries to schemes like Tileyard Education and the Abram Wilson Foundation, who nurture and encourage music industry talent.