Are there any restrictions to your library music?
What music file types do you provide?
Are there any refunds if I do not need what I purchased?
I've bought the song but I can't find the audio file and license.
What about public performance rights and cue sheets?
Do you guys accept card payments?
We're all good with Paypal and credit cards. Our purchase store uses Stripe as our main payment gateway, which supports VISA, Mastercard and AMEX.
For Paypal transactions, you'll be re-directed over to the Paypal checkout page. If you do not have an account with Paypal, you can still "Continue Checkout" and punch in your credit card details from there.
Will I need an account to purchase your tracks?
No, registration is optional for purchasing any soundtracks. However, the download links within your invoice email will expire after 72 hours. In order to access your downloads again, you would have to create an account to view your Purchase History.
What is Production Music?
Most music libraries will require you to fill up a usage form, to ensure your licence covers all the rights you need. Whether you’re working on a project as a director, co-writer, or a producer, you may want to make sure that you’re clear with your licence coverage.
Melodise issues commercially-cleared licences that will cover the music you’re using for global multi-platform use and distribution in perpetuity. Click here for a closer look at our licensing.
What is Commercial Music?
Usually, set fees are not fixed for these commercial music, as rates are negotiable between the producer and the right holders. However, the more well-known the performer and track, the more it will cost to acquire the rights.
The CTEA amended the Copyright Act by extending the term of protection for works currently in their renewal term from 75 years to 95 years. Under the new law, any work published in 1923 (which would have otherwise fallen into the public domain on January 1, 1999), will now be protected until January 1, 2019.
What about Bespoke Music?
We provide music consultation for bespoke requirements, talk to us for more details and assistance!
What is Royalty Free/Buyout Music?
It is important to read the small print to know the limits of where the production can be used and distributed.
Melodise offers Royalty-Free Music in the Library unless specified otherwise by your project team.
Our tracks can be modified to provide you with an underscore version.
Stems, unlike musical tracks, are grouped instruments that provides the flexibility and choice to editors while working on a project. Other jargons such as stings, bumpers and hits – are terms that describe short variations of a track (usually below 8 seconds) that can be pieced together accordingly to form a lead score.
Performing Rights Organisations
The Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Ltd (COMPASS) is the Singapore collection society responsible for licensing the public performance of musical compositions, on television, online, in shops, pubs, clubs and concert venues.
– WACP in Malaysia
– FILSCAP in Philippines
– WAMI in Indonesia
– VIETRRO in Vietnam
– JASRAC in Japan
– CASH in Hong Kong
– IFRRO in China
Europe & Others
– ASCAP or BMI in the US
– SACEM in France
– GEMA in Germany
– PRS in the UK
Can I use your tracks to produce my own album?
As long as the music is used for a product that is not marketed as a musical product, we're cool with it. However, if your musical product is intended to generate revenue for you, or promote yourself as an artist, then there'll be an issue with the usage.
What are Synchronisation Rights?
The only exception to this is music that is under public domain (usually where the composer has died more than 70 years ago). A dub/master licence covering the sound recording of the musical composition is still required if you wish to use music in public domain.
What are Public Performance Rights?
According to the Copyright Ordinance of Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Ltd (COMPASS), one should seek permission from copyright owners prior to the public performance of copyright music. Provided that the copyright owners are members of COMPASS or its affiliated overseas Societies, one must obtain licences from COMPASS and pay royalties in order to perform their works.
What are Dubbing Rights?
Do note that most music rights are obtained separately – towards the composition, and towards the sound recording.
Incidental Inclusions & Parodies
The term “incidental inclusion” refers to sound recordings in your project . It can also be music that is audible on the soundtrack (background, lounge, outdoors etc.) In a case where international sales are anticipated, consideration should be given as to whether works deemed incidental for broadcast requires clearance for foreign jurisdictions.
YouTube's Content ID allows creators to identify when videos incorporate their content, whether it is visual or musical. This will allow YouTube to advertise on the video that's involved with the Content ID program in order to generate revenue. It's a revenue stream that allows YouTube to cater it's free video sharing service to hundreds of millions of users.
LICENSING & SERVICES
What should I do with the sync license?
By keeping a copy of this license, it'll give you permission to sync the music onto any visual you'd like - personal, or commercial. Do you have a short film in mind? A 30 second commercial? Or a YouTube vlog? From home video projects to advertising commercials - our license covers that project in perpetuity.
What is a sync license?
A synchronisation license is a right that is provided to you, by the writer's consent. With an issued license, that means you're cleared to use our music to sync with your video!
Are we allowed to cut up the music?
Sure! You can stretch, loop or shorten the track any way you like to fit your videos. If you require assistance for certain parts of your edit, you can hit us up for a song modification.
Can you modify a song I purchased from another library?
Unfortunately, we only offer song modifications for in-house tracks. If you require help to look for something similar on our music library, let us know and we can work something out!
What happens to the sync license after the modification?
What is a song modification?
It's a micro-editing service that we provide on top of our library tracks, where we delve into the music layers to work with the audio. We treat our song modifications on a per-project basis.
What does a song modification do for my project?
Every project has it's own unique requirements. From first to final cut, we'll edit our music accordingly to give you a soundtrack that's seamlessly integrated into visuals.