Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound is a global MusicTech company that is on a mission to soundtrack the world.

Epidemic Sound offers high-quality music, primarily targeting video content production clients, in-store music and streaming platforms. 

Epidemic Sound was founded in 2009 by Oscar Höglund, David Stenmarck, and Jan Zachrisson. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hamburg, Amsterdam, and Sydney.

Epidemic Sound's innovative digital rights model paves the way for creators - everyone from YouTubers to small businesses to the world’s largest brands.

Epidemic Sound serves the global "online creator economy" through its subscription service that gives access to a unique library of 32,000 high-quality tracks. The Company collaborates with music creators to produce music that soundtracks everything from online videos to TV and film productions.


Epidemic currently features some 32,000 music tracks and 60,000 sound effects, and the plan is to continue building out the technology on its platform to provide better tools to creators for matching music to media.


Epidemic Sound has become a pioneer within restriction-free music as it provides full-spectrum rights on all platforms, in any country, for unlimited time, and with no reporting needs. Today, Epidemic Sound's music is featuring in 1.5 billion daily YouTube views and more than 10 million daily streams across music streaming platforms.


Epidemic Sound is backed by EQT Growth, Blackstone Growth, Creandum, Atwater Capital, Kichi Invest, DS Asset Management, SEB and others. The company raised $450M in a new round on Mar 11, 2021. This brings Epidemic Sound's total funding to $508.9M to date. The latest round valued Epidemic Sound at $1.4B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2009
  • Funding Info: $508.9M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Private Equity)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.4B as of March 11, 2021
  • City/Town: Stockholms Lan
  • State: Stockholm
  • Country: Sweden
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