Supporting Musicians

Since 2007

Solo Strings bassist

Over £12m paid in royalties

Right from our very first sample library, we have always believed in paying musicians not just for their time, but also royalties on their recordings. 

So whenever you invest in a Spitfire Audio library, every musician who played on that library receives a royalty payment. This includes many of our synthesised and textural libraries, which are often based on acoustic recordings. We also pay royalties to our collaborators, such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ólafur Arnalds.

Two double bassist chatting in the studio

Two musicians laughing together

Over £3m paid booking musicians

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

Jake Jackson engineering with orchestra in background
Musician working with LABS

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.

Children supported from our partnered charities

Homay Schmitz creating music in her studio

Hundreds of free composing masterclasses

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.

Cellist in AIR Studios