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EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC
Harmony music libraries
Black Toast Music
WHAT IS A SYNCHRONIZATION LICENSE AND DO I NEED ONE?
A synchronization license gives you the right to “synchronize” a song (sound recording “master” and/or composition “song”) with audio visual recordings, such as Videos, Films, Video Games, Television, etc. So, if you’d like to use my music in your audio visual production, you will need a synchronization license from me.
WHAT RIGHTS DO I GET WITH A SYNCHRONIZATION LICENSE?
It’s up to you! During the licensing process, you choose which rights you want. Here is an overview of different licenses that might fit your project :
- Independent film
- Professional Photographer/Videographer
- Personal Youtube Videos
- Television Show
- Movie Trailer
- Feature Film
- Video Game and Mobile App.
IS THE LICENSE EXCLUSIVE OR NON-EXCLUSIVE?
If I publish the song myself, I can offer you exclusivity. I can provide an exclusive or a non-exclusive license for a custom score which mean that my song, in the case of an exclusive license, would be created specifically for your project and could not be licensed to anyone else afterwards.
I can also provide a custom song in which I would waive my rights as a writer, which would result in you having ownership of the song. This would not be a license but a buyout.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PURCHASING MUSIC AND LICENSING A SONG?
When you purchase music on iTunes, Amazon, CD’s, etc., you are buying the music for personal listening purposes only. Whether you listen on your iPod, computer or stereo – you bought it, you can listen to it however you want! However, if you want to use a song in an audio visual production you will need to license it.
CAN I USE MY LICENSED SONG IN MORE THAN ONE PRODUCTION?
Sorry, but no. Each song is licensed individually for one production, with the exception of a buyout.
CAN I USE MULTIPLE SONGS IN ONE PROJECT?
Yes! However, if you’d like to use multiple songs in the same project, you’ll need to license each song separately.
WHEN I UPLOADED MY VIDEO TO YOUTUBE I RECEIVED A “3RD PARTY MATCHED CONTENT” NOTICE. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
YouTube uses a system called Content ID to fingerprint music and allow the owners of the music to track and/or monetize the use of their music on YouTube. When YouTube recognizes a song that is being used in a video it alerts the uploader that the video contains music owned by a “Third Party” (that would be me in this case). It does not mean you are receiving a copyright infringement notice or that a strike is being placed on your channel. It also won’t cause your video to be taken down. It does, however, restrict you from monetizing the video yourself on YouTube.
AM I ABLE TO MONETIZE MY VIDEO?
Yes. Just email the URL of the video to the publisher who provided the license to have the claim removed. This will allow you to monetize your video. Any of the license types provided on my website will allow you to monetize your video.
DO I HAVE TO CREDIT THE COMPOSER IN MY PROJECT?
You are not obligated to credit me in your project, although if it’s possible for you and your project has an ‘’end credits’’ in it, please credit the title of the song as well as my name as the composer, many thanks!
WHAT IS A CUESHEET?
If your project will be broadcasted on TV or online, a cuesheet is required. I am responsible for filling out my own cuesheets, that’s why I need to get the informations on your project from the form in the “Custom Score” section.