Upload Music

Does Muzicity Have Any Rights To Uploaded Music

  • No - The music-maker retains full ownership, copyright and control of their music

Requirements To Upload Music

  • Profile Picture
  • Song or Instrumental (Mp3 or Wav file)
  • Composers publishing details - (Optional)
  • PayPal Account - to receive sales payments
    or Bank Account - for payments into bank - Click Here

  • For Stems
    The stereo mix of the music and with each instrument provided on separate music files

Get Paid instantly

  • Yes - sales income is paid instantly via PayPal

How Secure Is The Music

  • Music is stored on encrypted servers and digitally voiced tagged

Music Players

  • Music Players are HTML5 and compatible on smart phones, iPads and tablets
  • Music Players can be shared on websites that allows the pasting of HTML code
  • Music in the Music Players are for listening and approve purposes only - The untagged versions are sold

Unauthorized Samples

  • Uploaded music should NOT contain unauthorized samples
  • Uploaded music should be recorded using only original sounds made on real instruments and/or virtual instruments
  • Uploaded music that contains samples must be royalty-free and cleared for use
  • Music-makers using unauthorized samples will have their account revoked

  • Muzicity absolves all responsibility for any copyrighted material uploaded and has no way of knowing if a recording contains unauthorized samples and cannot be held liable for any sampled or falsely presented recordings

Buy Music

Mp3, Wav File and Stems

  • Mp3 - The standard format of most music
  • Wav file - Because of better sound quality, tends to be used for professionals projects
  • Stems - The stereo mix of the music and with each instrument provided on separate music files

Non Exclusive vs Exclusive

  • Non Exclusive means the music can be sold more than once
  • Exclusive means the buyer has purchased the sole and exclusive rights to the recording
    and the music-maker can no longer sell or commercially use the recording.

Why Are Sale Prices Different

  • Music-makers set their own sale prices, so prices will vary
  • Prices are either in UK Pounds, Euros or US Dollars

What Happens After Purchase

  • Buyers will instantly receive an email with a download link to their purchased music
  • The Buyer's Terms and Conditions - via a link
  • Publishing details (where provided)

How Can Backing Tracks Be Used

  • Sync Licensing - Synchronize with multi-media productions
    Sync to animations, games, apps, film, internet videos and all other forms of media

  • Add additional sounds and instruments (Instrumentals only)
  • Add vocals (Instrumentals only)
  • Edit by shortening, stretching or looping

  • Sell up to 5,000 products that contains the music
    Products includes animations, games, apps, films, internet videos and all other forms of media
    Products over 5,000 units require an additional license from the music-maker

  • Use for video and film productions not exceed £1,000,000
    Productions over £1,000,000 require an additional license from the music-maker

  • Use for radio, internet and television advertising

  • Broadcast on radio and television networks
  • Broadcast on internet websites and radio streams

  • Use for public performance or background music to an audience

  • The music-maker should be credited in any distribution or performance of their music

Copyright and Royalty Free Music

Copyrights

  • Copyright is the term used to describe the legal rights of sound recordings and other creative works
  • Copyrights are exclusive to the copyright owner and enable them to control how their work is used
  • Music-makers retains full ownership, copyright and control of their music
  • Buyers have only purchased the right to use the recording

Royalty Free Music

  • Royalty Free Music means the music has a one-time licensing fee, i.e. the sale price
  • Buyers can synchronize the music with audio and/or video productions without additional synchronization fees
  • Music-makers can still receive Performance Royalties from radio or television airplay via their copyright collection society
  • Royalty Free is not the same as copyright free
  • In the case of royalty free, the copyright of the music is still owned by the music-maker

Performance Royalties

  • Music used in broadcast, streaming and live performance can be entitled to Performance Royalties
  • Buyers must submit cue sheets to the appropriate copyright collection society
  • Cue sheets identify the copyright owner(s) and are used to report the usage
  • Copyright collection societies collect Performance Royalties which are then paid to the copyright owner

  • Performance Royalties are paid to copyright collection societies by the broadcaster
    There are no additional costs with purchasing music from Muzicity

  • (Where provided), the music-makers's copyright details are shared when purchasing music
    Cue sheets do not need to be completed when copyright details has not been provided

  • Muzicity absolves all responsibility in regards to royalties
  • It is the responsibility of music-makers to ensure their music has been registered with their copyright collection society
  • It is the responsibility of buyers to submit a cue sheets and complete the correct required registrations

Not A Member of a Copyright Collection Society

  • Music-makers can still upload music even if they are not a member of a copyright collection society
    (e.g. ASCAP, BMI, PRS, SACEM)
  • Copyright collection societies can make it easier to collect Performance Royalties

Legal

Intellectual Property

  • Muzicity takes a strong stand on protecting intellectual property and copyright
  • Muzicity will immediately revoke the account of anyone violating intellectual property
  • Muzicity regularly carry out random inspections of uploaded content to ensure any violations are removed