Welcome To Elefant Traks Licensing
Based in Sydney, Elefant Traks is one of Australia's leading independent labels, with a focus on innovative hip hop, electronic, beats and soul/R&B artists. The Elefant Traks Licensing arm launched in September 2015, bringing the music catalogue to life on the Soundgizmo platform. Elefant Traks Licensing enables content creators, music supervisors and filmmakers to submit hassle-free synch requests and access music license approvals to bring their productions to life.
Although we deal in licensing, we're not a music publisher. Our larger artists are published by the likes of Sony ATV, Universal and Mushroom, but the majority of our up-and-coming artists are are unpublished, making their tracks 'one stop' options. You can see the publisher of each artist on their artist page.
To listen to full tracks and create playlists, create a free login in the top right corner of the site. Get in touch at licensing[at]elefanttraks[dot]com to request unlimited download access.
- New to music licensing? Check out our F.A.Q.’s for an introduction to the basics.
- Looking for inspiration? We’ve put together some mood-based playlists to get you started.
- Found the perfect track? Request a license by clicking on the license button and filling in the request form.
Happy synching, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions at licensing[at]elefanttraks[dot]com. We're always happy to create a customized playlist to fit your budget and brief.
As the first welcoming notes of the piano ring out, Horrorshow take us into the last moments before a loved one is farewelled at the departure gates. The melancholy of parting is softened by the understanding that it’s the right thing to do. There’s a tension that exists between adolescence and adulthood, and the acceptance that the things that are important to us can leave us with difficult decisions to make. “You’ve gotta pick a path, and stay true to whatever’s in your heartAnd if that means that we’ve gotta be apart,Well there’ll be days when that’s going to be hard but we’ve got to try and…” Taj Ralph’s angelic chorus has a wide-eyed innocence, like a soaring rush of wisdom from a gentle place. The collaboration was an unlikely one; spawned by a chance encounter as Solo walked by the now 16-year-old Taj while he was busking in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The buzz around Taj is growing and his performance on ‘Push’ illustrates exactly why. ‘Push’ gets close to the heart of Horrorshow’s new album (due early 2017), where the transition between young and carefree and growing up and getting real is more pronounced. Horrorshow are in full flight as they draw closer to album number 4, having just finished the ‘If You Know What I Mean’ tour across the country, playing to a series of sold out rooms.You can stream, download and request a sync license for 'Push feat. Taj Ralph' here.
Elefant Traks' newest signing, B Wise, has released his debut EP 'Semi Pro'. For an artist that has conquered many dreams already in his short career, ‘Semi Pro’ is a humble description of where he is right now, with a promise of where he is heading next. Late nights in the studio with producer Dopamine have finally paid off with the release of B Wise’s debut EP through Elefant Traks. ‘No Questions’ set the scene for this release. Premiering on triple j last month, new listeners got a true introduction to this rising MC. Labelled an introspective banger, delving into his journey from adolescence to adulthood. Now the proud moment of releasing his first body of work, B Wise explains, ‘Semi Pro feels like my baby I’m finally able to birth & give to the world.To me, Its more than just an EP title. I hope it will be a strong contribution to a fresh movement of sound, style, expression and progression that is hip hop in Australia.’ There is a warmth and self-awareness to ‘Semi Pro’, the lyricism is complex and honest and the beats are progressive. One thing is clear, listeners will be left with the certainty that B Wise is in the building, he is here to stay, and as the party joint states, you’ve got to ‘risk it all’. “it stands to be one of the best hip hop releases of 2016’s second half” – AU REVIEW “with a flow smooth as a creamy hot chocolate” – PILERATS “B Wise’s progressive hip-hop pits razor sharp lyrics against samples that stretch the rhythm like salt-water taffy” – ROLLING STONE Semi Pro is now available for licensing - you can listen to it here.
‘If You Know What I Mean’ is so fluent and self-assured; it captures Solo and Adit with the top down. Production is fly, lyrics are tight; it’s all so deceptively effortless – and a breezy taste of what’s sounding like their most impressive album to date. Horrorshow have always had an authenticity about their music, earning them an almost unrivalled dedication from their fanbase, who express their appreciation with tattooed lyrics and collected ticket stubs. ‘If You Know What I Mean’ finds Horrorshow in a great place; ambitious and confident, yet honest and direct; it’s an ode to giving yourself permission to feel good about yourself and your achievements. With a striking video clip and a live tour announce to boot, If You Know What I Mean is generating some well-deserved excitement. It's available to license now through Elefant Traks - you can listen to it here.
In a flurry of excitement at his sold-out Oxford Art Factory show last week, Urthboy announced onstage that B Wise had joined the Elefant Traks Family! Triple J’s Zan Rowe then got the exclusive on her Take 5 segment the following morning. Today, we make it official, and can tell you B Wise is finishing off his first EP for release in August. B Wise has been turning heads across the country since the release of the infectious ‘Prince Akeem’ (“It’s more than a party jam – this song IS a party” Dom Alessio), and the outstanding follow-up ‘Lately’. The buzzing African-Australian MC went on to win over unfamiliar crowds supporting Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs, Tuka (Thundamentals) and Yelawolf, as well as gracing festivals stages at Listen Out Sydney and The Plot. 2016 has been bigger than ever for B Wise, kicking off the year with a performance at the FBi Radio SMAC Festival and scoring a nomination for ‘Next Big Thing’ in the FBi SMAC Awards. In March, he earned his first official addition on triple j with ‘40 Days’, his latest single produced by Nic Martin. After jumping on Urthboy’s ‘Running Into The Flames’ and working closely with him, B Wise explains how it all aligned: “Over the last 12 months, Urthboy and I have built a solid relationship and I’ve always found his insights sincere and inspiring. This assured me that joining the Elefant Traks family would provide me with the support system to create the way I wanted and not be afraid to do things a little different to what’s coming out of Australian scene at the moment. Plus, Elefant Traks is a legendary label, it was a no brainer!” Elefant Traks licensing is excited to announce that 'Lately' and '40 Days' are now available for licensing. You can listen to them here.
Happy Birthday Elefant Traks !! Huge show this Saturday