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are published by the likes of Sony ATV, Universal and Mushroom, but the majority of our up-and-coming artists are are unpublished, making their tracks 'one stop' options.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.
Sydney hip hop kings Horrorshow are back with their fourth studio album, 'Bardo State'. A heady mix of party jams, love songs and introspective gems, it's a stunning coming-of-age story about the journey we take between our twenties and thirties. 'Bardo State', inspired by concepts of Tibetan Buddhism, means the 'intermediate state’ between two lives on earth. Adopting this as a metaphor, Horrorshow explore the transition between adolescence and adulthood, with collaborations from Hayley Mary (The Jezabels), Freddy Crabs (Sticky Fingers), Turquoise Prince, Dan Caplen, Omar Musa and Kai (Jackie Onassis). Proudly presented by Elefant Traks and Universal Music Publishing, Bardo State is this year's soundtrack to life, love and fresh confidence.
Urthboy is back with fresh new single ‘Crushing Hard’ and a huge tour announcement for March 2017. 2016 saw the release of his most successful album to date, The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat, as well as an entirely sold out national tour, and some of Australia’s best festivals. With barely any pause to catch a breath, Urthboy delivers a completely unique single out of nowhere, the unexpected slow banger ‘Crushing Hard’. Says Urthboy: “It uses a lyric from that song and springboards into a completely different space in the same spectrum of love. If Wade in the Water is about an enduring love that is wonderfully imperfect and turbulent and real – Crushing Hard is about the impatient intensity that leads up to it. It’s also about not having the emotional maturity to come out and simply tell the person you like that you have a crush on them.” A notable element of ‘Crushing Hard’ is Urthboy’s melodic singing in the first verse – a vulnerable performance illustrating an ongoing desire to break new ground, cementing his reputation as a songwriter with many hats. Production by Max Mostley (a German hip hop producer) accompanies the vocals subtly with its orchestral touches, accentuating the drama of heartache. Urthboy will be taking the ‘Crushing Hard Tour’ around Australia in March/April 2017, with supports from the enigmatic Joyride (playing live) and multitalented Alice Ivy. You can buy/stream 'Crushing Hard' here, and request a license here. Tickets to the ‘Crushing Hard Tour’ available nowHead to www.urthboy.com
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.
This king hits Canberra tonight! ANU BAR and their are still some tickets on the door. Dun miss Urthboy with Joyride and Alice Ivy in support. Photo by Tim Da-Rin