Depending on the recording it wishes to use, it must obtain this master use license from EMI, Deutsche Grammophon or DECCA or anyone else. I understand your concerns a little better now. I thought you`d be concerned about a conflict between working with unlicensed music libraries and registering your work at the US Copyright Office. Stick music refers to music written specifically for use in audio and audiovisual projects such as podcasts, corporate videos, movies, and TV shows. Just like stock music libraries, they offer a catalog of music already in stock. The music has no license from the customer`s point of view. When we think of musical royalties, we tend to think of performance royalties. If you license your music, you waive any sync fees due by the customer for any additional use of your song. Do you concede individual songs as part of a needle drop agreement? If she likes this piano version on Pond5, she can buy a free license and use the recording indefinitely.
As for the sync license, this would mean that someone can use your music in their production without financial compensation. I`ve written a bit about this in this article to avoid mistakes in music licensing. Her piano skills are not what they used to be, and she doesn`t have the budget to get a master license for Bareboim`s recordings. The license is not transferable. You cannot resell the recordings or “lend” them to others. However, you can pass the license to your customer if you are responsible for creating the final product (for example. B if you are responsible for producing a corporate video for a client). I suggest you reread the article above? Royalty-free does not mean royalty-free. You can absolutely register your copyright and make your music available in libraries without a license.
I advise songwriters to enjoy their work and record their songs on a PRO so that they can get copyright when their song is played in public, for example through a sync license for a TV show. The license is not exclusive. Safe Music List reserves the right to grant recordings to third parties at its discretion. For exclusive soundtracks, please contact us. Your document is free as part of your one-week membership study. If the music is not exempt from licensing, the customer must pay additional royalties for each use of the music. For the person who buys the license, unlicensed music is much more convenient because they can pay a sync fee in advance and be done with it. When someone wants to “buy” your music, they often think they want to acquire the copyright to your music. What is your revenue share when the library sells a license or subscription? This contrasts with the more traditional license of needle drops. Some thoughts: a) How can we be sure that the customer fills in the Cue-Sheets for the PRO? It doesn`t matter with music supervisors, but certainly someone like a Youtuber or a small independent filmmaker would take care of it less; b) Wouldn`t it be a good idea to share our experience with music libraries – as a writer/producer – with our fellow musicians in the Independent Artistic Network? Is it even more useful to have some kind of online list in which we fill in this information? Then..
If nothing about unlicensed music is free and the songwriter still receives royalties, which is all about the world of license-free music?! This only means that the person buying the license only pays once. Even though a Needledrop license agreement requires the customer to pay an additional fee each time they use our song, we don`t really consider those extra fees to be royalties. If a music supervisor gets a free license for one of your tracks and uses it in their TV show, they still need to fill out a cue sheet and submit it to a PRO…