General

Who Can Subscribe

    Music Buyers
  • Music can be purchased without subscription

  • Music Creators - Free Subscribers
  • Create bio and link social media accounts
  • Add friends and post comments
  • Add YouTube videos to profile page
  • Upload up to ten songs or instrumentals
  • Receive 70% of sales income

  • Music Creators - Paid Subscribers
  • Create bio and link social media accounts
  • Add friends and post comments
  • Add YouTube videos to profile page
  • Receive free promotion
  • Offer free downloads
  • Offer streaming only
  • Sell EPs and Albums
  • Unlimited upload of songs or instrumentals
  • Receive 100% of sales income

Does Muzicity Have Any Rights To Uploaded Music

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

Buying Music

Songs Sold as Non Exclusive

  • Non Exclusive means the music can be sold more than once

Songs Sold as Exclusive

  • Exclusive is where the Music Buyer has purchased the sole and exclusive rights to the recording
  • Music sold as an Exclusive can only be sold once
  • The Music Creator can no longer sell or use the recording, but are still entitled to Performance Royalties

Why Are Sale Prices Different

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

What Happens After Purchase

  • After payment the Music Buyer will receive an email with a link to download the purchased music - untagged Mp3 or Wav
  • The Music Buyer's agreement - via a link
  • The copyright and publishing details (where provided)

  • When a Track-Out is purchased
  • All of the above and a link to download the instruments on their own separate untagged music file

Backing Tracks / Background Music

Sell to Public or Creative Industries

  • Music creators can choose to sell individual songs or instrumentals as a Backing Track (sometime called Background Music)
  • Songs and instrumentals not selected to be sold as a Backing Track are sold for listening purpose only
  • Individuals from the Creative Industries who need Backing Tracks includes Games Developers, Film-makers, Dancers, Musicians, Singers and Vocalists
  • Music creators can earn Performance Royalties when their music is used as a Backing Track

What Is A Track-Out (Stems)

  • The instruments available on their own separate music file
    In addition to the Song or Instrumental being available as a stereo music file

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, 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

How Can Backing Tracks Be Used

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

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

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

  • 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

Performance Royalties

  • Any music used in broadcast, online streaming and live performance may be entitled to Performance Royalties
  • Music Buyers are required to submit cue sheets to the appropriate copyright collection society.
  • Cue sheets are used to report the usage when the recording is used in a public performance (such as television, film, radio).
  • A cue sheet identify the copyright owner(s)
  • The copyright collection society will collect the Performance Royalties which are 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

  • Music not with a copyright collection society do not require a cue sheets to be completed
  • Copyright collection society details are provided on purchase, when supplied

  • 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

Music Creators

Requirements To Upload Music

  • A Photograph
  • A PayPal Account or Bank Account - to receive your sales income
    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
    Each instrument on their own separate untagged music file

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

Get Paid instantly And How Much

  • Yes - Music Creators are paid instantly via PayPal

  • Free subscribers - keep 70% of sales
  • Paid subscribers - keep 100% of sales

  • Music Creators are entitled Performance Royalties

How Secure Is The Music

  • All uploaded music are 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
  • Songs and Instrumentals in Music Players are for listening and approve purposes only - The untagged versions are sold

Copyright 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
  • Music Creators 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 Creator

Not A Member of a Copyright Collection Society

  • Music Creator can still upload music even if they are not with a copyright collection society (e.g. ASCAP, BMI, PRS, SACEM)
  • Copyright collection societies makes it easier for some Music Creators to collect their 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