Buying Music

The Music Buyer

  • The person(s) or organization which has purchased a recording

What is Non Exclusive

  • Non Exclusive means a Song or Instrumental can be sold to more than one Music Buyer

What is Exclusive

  • An Exclusive is where the Music Buyer have purchased the sole and exclusive rights to the recording
  • Songs and Instrumentals sold as an Exclusive can only be sold once

What Is A Track-Out (T-Out)

  • The Song or Instrumental available as a stereo music file - Mp3 or Wav
  • and each of the instruments on their own separate stereo music file

Why Are Sale Prices Different

  • Music Creators set their sale prices, so prices will vary
  • Prices are in UK Pounds, Euros or US Dollars

How Can Purchased Music Be Used

  • Buying the music to play, listen and for fun? Go ahead and enjoy, below is not really for you

  • The Music Buyer May:-

  • Synchronize with multimedia productions
    e.g. animations, games, apps, film, TV and internet videos and all other forms of media

  • 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

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

  • Use for commercial and non- commercial film productions not exceed £1,000,000
    Productions over £1,000,000 requires an additional license direct from the Music Creator

  • Manufacture, duplicate or sell up to 5,000 units, (Units means products containing the music)
    e.g. animations, games, apps, films, TV and internet videos and all other forms of media
    Units over 5,000 will require an additional license direct from the Music Creator

What Happens After Purchase

  • After payment the Music Buyer will receive an email with

  • 1. A link to download the purchased music - the untagged stereo Mp3 or Wav file(s)
    2. A link to the Music Buyer's Agreement
    3. The names of copyright owners and their publishing details (where provided)

  • If theTrack-Out is purchased
    1. All of the above and
    2. A link to download each of the instruments on their own separate untagged stereo music file

Music Creators

The Music Creator

  • The individual or group of individuals or organisation which has uploaded music
  • Multiple Music Creators working together can create a single Profile Page
  • Music Creators can have more than one Profile Page, one has an individual and one has part of a group or production team
  • Music Creators retains full ownership, copyright and control of their music
  • Music Creators are entitled to be credited by the Music Buyer in any publishing, distribution, performance of their music

Requirements To Upload Music

  • A Photograph
  • A PayPal Account or Bank Account
    For details about payment into a bank account Click Here

  • The Song or Instrumental as an untagged stereo music file - Mp3 or Wav

  • For a Track-Out
    The Song or Instrumental as an untagged stereo music file - Mp3 or Wav
    And each of the instruments on their own separate untagged stereo music file

  • The name of the composer(s) and their publishing details (This is optional)

Get Paid instantly And How Much

  • PayPal instantly transfers sales income direct to the Music Creator

  • Music Creators who subscribe for free - keep 70% of sales
  • Music Creators who are paid subscribers - Keep 100% of sales

  • Music Creators are also entitled to recieve Publishing Royalties

Does Muzicity Have Any Rights To The Music

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

How Secure Is The Music

  • All music is stored on encrypted servers
  • Only mp3 files are used in the Music Player
  • The mp3 files are automatically created and digitally voiced tagged from the uploaded music files

Music Players

  • The Music Player is HTML5 and compatible on smart phones, iPads and tablets
  • The Music Player can be shared on any website that allows the pasting of HTML code
  • On Profile Pages, the Music Player displays the music uploaded by that Music Creator
  • The mp3 recordings in the Music Player are for listening and approve purposes only
  • Music can be shared on social media platforms

Unauthorized Samples

  • Songs or Instrumentals should NOT contain unauthorized samples
  • Songs and Instrumentals are recorded using only original sounds and these sounds are made on real instruments and/or virtual instruments
  • Any Music Creator which wants to upload music that contains samples, must be certain the samples are royalty-free and cleared for use, including where necessary securing permission from the copyright owner
  • Any Music Creator 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

Cancel Subscription

  • Subscription can be cancelled at any time via the Upload Page
  • Simply delete all music from our servers and the Profile Page will no longer be displayed in our database
  • For paid subscribers, follow the above steps and select cancel the subscription on the Dashboard within on Upload Page

Publishing, Royalties and Royalty Free Music

Copyrights

  • Copyright is the term used to describe a number of legal rights that exist in original literary, sound recordings, dramatic and other creative works
  • Under copyright laws these rights are exclusive to the copyright owner and enable the copyright owner to control how their work is used and to prevent unauthorized use
  • The Music Creator retains full ownership, copyright and control of their music
  • The Music Buyer has 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
  • Once purchased the Music Buyer can synchronize the music with audio and/or video productions without additional synchronization fees
  • Royalty Free Music is royalty free to the Music Buyer,
    But Music Creators can still receive royalties payments from radio or television stations via their Performance Rights Organization
  • 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 Creator

Royalties / Copyright Collection Societies

  • Any eligible performance of a Song or Instrumental resulting in broadcast, online streaming and live performance may entitle the Music Creator to Performance Royalty payments
  • The Music Creator is aware it is their responsibility to ensure their music is registered with their copyright collection society
  • Music Buyers should submit a cue sheet to the appropriate copyright collection society to report the usage when using the recording in a public performance (such as television, film, radio).
  • A cue sheet identify the copyright owner(s)
  • The copyright collection society will then collect royalties, which are paid to the copyright owner

  • There are no additional costs with purchasing a Song or Instrumental from Muzicity
  • The Performance Royalty payments paid to copyright collection societies are typically paid by the broadcaster and normally not the Music Buyer
  • Recordings not with a copyright collection society do not require a cue sheets to be completed
  • Copyright collection society membership details are provided on purchase and where the Music Creator has supplied it

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

Not A Member of a Copyright Collection Society (ASCAP, BMI, PRS, SACEM)

  • Music Creator can still upload music
  • Joining a copyright collection society easily enables the Music Creator to collect their Performance Royalties

General

Intellectual Property

  • Muzicity takes a strong stand on protecting the 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