Four catalogues. Fifty years’ worth of music.


Standard Music Library was set up as a collaboration between London Weekend Television (ITV) and Bucks Music Group over 50 years ago to provide the music for hit TV shows like Catweazle, Budgie, Upstairs, Downstairs, and On The Buses.

Today, we’re still home to a large selection of music from LWT’s late 60s/70s programming. Our catalogue combines this large archive of music with a whole host of contemporary sounds and styles. We maintain an independent spirit through everything we release, providing music with true originality for an alternative creative choice to the norm. We are home to range of composers, artists and innovators such as Brian Eno, Delia Derbyshire, Matthew Herbert, DJ Krust, Nurse With Wound, Ben Khan, Alex Morris (Bøn), The Heavytrackerz, One Bit, Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), Richard Thair (Red Snapper), Michael Chapman, Ben Salisbury and Sheridan Tongue.

A multitude of TV series, films and games have dipped into Standard’s library catalogue: Serpico, Sex and the City, The West Wing, South Park, The One Show, BBC Panorama, Masterchef, Come Dine With Me, Coronation Street, I’m a Celebrity, Top Gear, Agatha & Poirot, Grand Theft Auto, Just Cause 4 and even Debbie Does Dallas. 

We also look after 3 additional catalogues:


Large Czech catalogue with a range of classical works including Handel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Brahms and Vivaldi, alongside traditional music from Russia, Chechnya and former Soviet regions, not to mention klezmer, Jewish and Gypsy music and a growing contemporary selection.

Set up by legendary library composer, James Kenelm Clarke. A small but growing boutique label of simple and subtle melodies and moods, predominantly classical and acoustic but ever-evolving. Featuring composers such as Patrick Hawes, David Snell and James Clarke himself.

Established by film composer duo, Savage & Spies, Cinetiks Production Music provides evocative, high-quality, cinematic music. Simple, haunting themes and distinctive soundscapes with rich, multi-layered textures where electronic sound merges organically into the acoustic.

Click here to preview all our catalogues.
Registration (a quick form to fill in) gives additional access including downloads and custom playlists. We can generally only approve registration requests from UK-based media professionals.

Our music is also available on I Like Music and Soundmouse.
We’re always happy to do music searches. Just email us here: [email protected]

Give me a laundry list and I’ll set it to music