Music Licensing Types

Music Licensing Types
 
Here at HotMusicFactory.com, we want to make licensing music very simple for users to follow. We call this SML (Simple Music Licensing). We have 3 simple license types for you to choose from. Regular, Extended and Major. Plain and simple:
 
 
Regular License
  • Under this license you, the purchaser, are granted an ongoing, non-exclusive, worldwide license to make use of the digital work (Item) you have selected.
  • You are licensed to use the Item to create one single End Product for yourself or for one client (a “single application”), and the End Product can be distributed for Free.
  • An End Product is one of the following things, both requiring an application of skill and effort.
 
(a) a customised implementation of the Item.
(b) a work that incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item.

Things you CAN do with a Regular License

  • You can create one End Product for a client, and you can transfer that single End Product to your client for any fee. This license is then transferred to your client.
  • You can make any number of copies of the single End Product, as long as the End Product is distributed for Free.
  • You can modify or manipulate the Item. You can combine the Item with other works and make a derivative work from it. The resulting works are subject to the terms of this license. You can do these things as long as the End Product you then create is one that’s permitted under sections (a) and (b) above.
 
Things you CAN'T do with a Regular License
  • You can’t Sell the End Product, except to one client. (If you or your client want to Sell the End Product, you will need the Extended License.)
  • You can’t re-distribute the Item as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items, and even if you modify the Item. You can’t re-distribute or make available the Item as-is or with superficial modifications. These things are not allowed even if the re-distribution is for Free.
  • Although you can modify the Item and therefore delete unwanted components before creating your single End Product, you can’t extract and use a single component of an Item on a stand-alone basis.
  • You must not permit an end user of the End Product to extract the Item and use it separately from the End Product.
  • You can’t claim copyrights to the licensed music or any derivative works that include the licensed music.
 
Example uses for the Regular License include: music bed for a multimedia presentation, music for a wedding video, music for home videos
 
 
Extended License
  • Under this license you, the purchaser, are granted an ongoing, non-exclusive, worldwide license to make use of the digital work (Item) you have selected.
  • You are licensed to use the Item to create one single End Product for yourself or for one client (a “single application”), and the End Product may be sold.
  • An End Product is one of the following things, both requiring an application of skill and effort.
 
(a) a customised implementation of the Item.
(b) a work that incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item.

 

Things you CAN do with an Extended License

  • You can create the End Product for a client, and this license is then transferred from you to your client.

  • You can Sell and make any number of copies of the single End Product.

  • You can modify or manipulate the Item. You can combine the Item with other works and make a derivative work from it. The resulting works are subject to the terms of this license. You can do these things as long as the End Product you then create is one that’s permitted under sections (a) and (b) above.

Things you CAN'T do with an Extended License
 
  • This license is a “single application” license and not a “multi-use” license, which means that you can’t use the Item to create more than one unique End Product.
  • You can’t re-distribute the Item as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items, and even if you modify the Item. You can’t re-distribute or make available the Item as-is or with superficial modifications.
    (For example: You can’t license a number of audio files, and re-distribute them as a package on a CD.)
     
  • Although you can modify the Item and therefore delete components before creating your single End Product, you can’t extract and use a single component of an Item on a stand-alone basis.
  • You must not permit an end user of the End Product to extract the Item and use it separately from the End Product.
  • You can’t claim copyrights to the licensed music or any derivative works that include the licensed music.
 
Example uses for the Extended License include: music for film and tv productions, video games, apps
 
If you have any questions regarding our license agreements, please e-mail us from our contact page.