What are royalties?
A royalty is a share of the proceeds from the sale or performance of a work that is paid to the composer, author, performer, or any other entity that has and maintains a proprietary interest in that work.
What is meant by music that is royalty-free?
Music that is sold without any ongoing royalty obligations. The copyright is owned in its entirety by the seller.
Royalty-free is not the same as copyright free. In the case of royalty-free, the selling entity or entities retain the copyright interests.
What is a production music library?
A library of music that already exists in some form, which is available to be used by other parties, for a fee.
What is buyout music?
Buyout music is essentially an interchangeable term for royalty-free music.
Royalty-free music is purchased generally on a non-exclusive basis from a company, an existing music library or a royalty-free music company, which may be used by the buyer in a manner that has been agreed upon with the seller. A license to use the music is granted to the buyer.
Music files are delivered in what format?
Both albums and single tracks are available for download. You can choose to download either compressed MP3 or uncompressed WAV files. MP3 files use a high-quality encoding process that results in a crystal clear audio. All MP3s are encoded at 160 kbps. WAV files are uncompressed resulting in the highest-quality audio. Both MP3 and WAV files are stereo and have a sample rate of 44.1 kHz.
What is the difference between MP3 and WAV file formats?
Our MP3 files are compressed and our WAV files are uncompressed. The uncompressed WAV file is a lossless format resulting in the highest sound quality. Our MP3 files are encoded at 160 kbps bit rate, which results in near CD-quality sound.
Can I use Royalty Free Music with Flash?
Our music library is routinely used in Flash productions.
If you have never used audio in a Flash movie, here is an excellent resource full of tutorials: http://webdesign.about.com/cs/flashtutssound/
You will experience the best results when working with music in flash if you first convert your MP3 to a WAV or AIFF file before importing.
What are some acceptable uses for the music I license and download from the site?
An overview of the Royalty Free Music license options and some acceptable uses for the music you license and download from the site is available on the About the license agreement page.
Can I listen to a song before licensing it?
Yes. You can listen to every song on our site before licensing it. You'll hear the entire song with an audio watermark laid over each track. This audio watermark is not present once you license and download the music.
Does Royalty Free Music offer refunds?
If you bought a monthly subscription, you may receive a full refund within seven (7) days of your purchase date, provided you have not downloaded more than five (5) items and you have not made any use of the downloaded music. After seven (7) days, or if you have downloaded more than five (5) items or made any use of the music, no cancellations will be accepted, no refunds made, and you will be responsible for and must pay the full amount.
If you bought an annual subscription, you may receive a full refund within seven (7) days of your purchase date, provided you have not downloaded more than five (5) items and you have not made any use of the downloaded music. Between eight (8) and thirty (30) days, or if you have downloaded more than five (5) items (but not made any use of the music), you will be charged for one month of the annual subscription and will receive a refund for the remainder.
If you licensed music on a per-track or per-album basis but have not made any use of it, you may receive a full refund within seven (7) days of your purchase date. Between eight (8) to thirty (30) days of your purchase date, you will receive a refund of 50% of the purchase provided you have not made any use of the downloaded music.
If you have any questions, please contact us.