Q: Will I have to pay royalties on music usage?
A: No, broadcasters (TV stations, Radio stations, etc.) They are the ones responsible for paying performance fees to the Performing Rights Societies (PRS). Then the PRS pay the composers. Broadcasters always pay a regular fee to the PRS. You just need to report what music was used so the composers can get their slice of that fee.
The music license purchaser (you) are not responsible for making any royalty payments.
Q: Am I considered the broadcaster?
A: No. If you are not already paying Performing Rights Societies (PRS) fees, you are not a Broadcaster.
Q: Do I have to submit a cue sheet?
A: Yes for film, TV and radio broadcast. No for webcasts, podcasts or websites. When in doubt, send us a cue sheet. It doesn’t hurt and won’t costs you anything.
Q: Do I have to submit a cue sheet for a video game?
A: No, not for the actual video game but if the music from the game is going to be used in film, radio or TV to promote the game then yes. This still wouldn’t apply to affect the game usage just the "broadcast" usage.
Q: Do I have to fill out a cue sheet for sound effects?
A: Nope, only for music.
Q: Can your music be used in two or more games?
A: Yes but music needs to be licensed per project. It can be used in variations of the project and to promote the project.
Q: Which music license should I use?
A: See our Licensing page for descriptions of the different licensing types and prices.
Q: If I am doing an Indie Feature Film what music license would I need, ‘Indie/Short’ or ‘Feature Film’?
A: The ‘Indie/Short’ license. The feature film license is more for large studio, widely distributed and funded films.
Q: I am trying to find on-hold music that I can use for my companies phone system. Can your tracks be used for that?
A: Yes, if the music is used in your company’s internal phone system only, you can select the ‘Broadcast, Other’ license.
Q: What type of license do I need to purchase for a short corporate video which will only be shown in house, not in public?
A: You can use the ‘Broadcast, Other’ license for this type of use.
Q: I need production music for a video that will play on web, what license should I use?
A: You can use either the ‘Web, General’ license or the ‘Web, Corporate’ license if the video is for a corporate client.
Q: We are a VoIP phone service provider and wish to provide a small library of music that our customers can select from. Our system would then play their selection from that library as on-hold music.
A: Anytime sound effects or music are made available to users as "selectable" or from a "library" it requires a special license. Please contact us for details.
Q: I want to make a promotional video for a game I created containing Soundrangers music to be played on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Is this okay under the game license?
A: Yes, you can use the game music for promotional videos that support the video game.
Q: For an iPhone App that is a game, can it be licensed under ‘Game Unlimited Downloads’ – and NOT the more expensive ‘App Unlimited" license?
A: That is correct. The ‘App’ license is for soundboards, corporate widgets, utility apps, etc. and not actual "games".
Q: I purchased music clips for my podcast under the license ‘Broadcast, Other’. Would that license cover playing my podcast on YouTube and also a friend’s Internet radio station?
A: It does indeed- the license covers you to broadcast your podcast in any medium you need to.
Q: I bought the ‘Game Download, 500’ music license for my iPhone game. Can I upgrade if my iPhone game actually sells more?
Also, for sound effects am I covered no matter how many apps are downloaded?
A: Yes, the ‘Game, Download’ license only applies to the music and yes you can always upgrade the license. You can either upgrade if your app does well, or purchase the unlimited version which covers you for unlimited downloads. We provide price tiers for developers who aren’t sure how many downloads they think they’ll have.
Sound effects are covered for unlimited downloads.