freesoundtrackmusic.com Guest Composer Agreement
Freesoundtrackmusic.com is a platform which soundtrack music composers can use to post their music online for the purpose of licensing their compositions for use in videos, films, video games and multimedia presentations.
Composers and/or producers who submit music to be included in the FSM stock music library retain 100% of their copyrights. Freesoundtrackmusic.com only provides the means of online connection to allow copyright owners to grant "synchronization licenses" to third parties, it does not assume any right of ownership or control of your compositions. The synchronization licenses which are issued to freesoundtrackmusic.com subscribers and visitors are non-exclusive and non-transferrable. Licensees who may purchase the rights to use your music DO NOT have any right to re-record, redistribute or resell any of the compositions that you upload to freesoundtrackmusic.com except as part of the soundtrack of their own multimedia projects.
Revenue Share and Payment Details:
You MUST OWN the copyrights of the music you sumbit! If there is any question about who owns the rights to the music you are considering submitting: DO NOT SUBMIT IT. This also applies to any of your compositions which are subject to exclusive distribution contracts: if you are a recording artist with a recording contract, it is most likely that your record company claims exclusive distribution rights over your music. In this case you will NOT have the authority to upload your music to the web and you should NOT upload it to freesoundtrackmusic.com. You agree to take sole responsibility for any legal action arising out of use of recordings which you have uploaded to freesoundtrackmusic.com.
YouTube "Content ID" copyright control and advertising revenue:
Please do not post music which will generate "Copyright Violation" messages when used on YouTube. If you have submitted your music to other royalty free libraries, this may sometimes occur without your knowledge. If a customer reports getting a copyright claim notification related to the use of one of your tracks, you will be given their email address to allow you to communicate with them directly to resolve the situation. (In the past the freesoundtrackmusic administrator has spent too much time investigating and helping to resolve YouTube copyright disputes, and it is not practical to continue to do so into the future).
All guest composers will be paid 70% of the licensing fees earned by their tracks. Payments will be made bi-monthly through PayPal only. As download (license) credits may be purchased in groups of 1,2 or 6 tracks, the actual earnings paid out per track will vary. Per-track earnings are calculated by dividing the total dollar amount of all download credit purchases received by the number of "1-credit" tracks downloaded over each 2-month period. 70% of the sales generated by each composer's tracks will be paid to the composer, while 30% of the sales will be retained by freesoundtrackmusic's parent company InterAnnex Web Applications.To get a better idea of how much FSM subscribers actually pay for the rights to license the tracks, please read the license subscriptions purchase page.
Use of Freesoundtrackmusic.com for promotional purposes:
Freesoundtrackmusic will display the composer's name in the descriptive text associated with each track. Additionally, each composer can request a profile page to be hosted on the site for marketing and publicity purposes.
By submitting music to freesoundtrackmusic.com, you grant the customers who purchase licensing credits and download your tracks the right to use your compositions / recordings in their productions without further direct authorization from you. As the terms of these synchronization licenses are "royalty free", no more payments shall be required. It is also assumed that composers will not use online advertising services like "AdRev" to further monetize music which they have already licensed to video producers. The licensing terms which will apply are described in detail on the subscriptions page.
How do I remove my tracks from freesoundtrackmusic.com?
Composers may have their tracks removed from the FSM online subscription service at any time by sending an email request to email@example.com . Important: The default freesoundtrackmusic.com license agreement allows users continued non-exclusive use of downloaded tracks for an unlimited period of time. Subscribers will continue to have the legal right to use any of your compositions which they may have downloaded even after you decide to remove your tracks from freesoundtrackmusic.com.
If your questions are not answered here, email: firstname.lastname@example.org