Q1. What is background music?
AWhen you watch commercials, television shows or movie, there is almost always some kind of music playing underneath the main message or action. Online videos use background music as well to enhance the video content and make it more engaging and compelling. Background music may also be included as part of multimedia presentations at business meetings or conferences. Background music gives your projects more depth by adding another dimension to the final product.
Whatever you use background music for, it’s sure to enhance the overall impact of the project. Remember to check any licensing or fees before utilizing the background music you find to ensure that you’re using it legally. Once you have those details taken care of, you’ll be able to make the most of your media projects.
Q2. What is Royalty free music?
AWhen you need music for a video, radio, multimedia project presentation, royalty free music may be the best way to go. Using royalty free music involves paying a one-time fee for a music .you are then free to use the royalty free music in your projects without having to make any additional royalty; hence the term “royalty free”
Whether you want music for your latest YouTube video or are looking for something sophisticated to round out a power point presentation for a business conference, television
You may also have to obtain a special license if you’re going to use royalty free music as part of a large run of CDs or DVDs.
Make sure to familiarize yourself with these and any other specific licensing terms before using any royalty free music.
Q2. What is stock music?
AThe last time you watched a movie or a Television show, it’s likely you heard some stock music in the background. Stock music, also known as production music, is an easy solution for media producers who need a good background tune for their projects. Instead of seeking out a composer, producers can license music from stock music libraries for a much lower price. Stock music is also an inexpensive alternative to license popular music. Since stock music is produced in a wide variety of genres, style and moods, it’s easy to find exactly what you need for any type of project. Hundred or even thousands of tracks of classical, electronic, humorous, rock, pop, drone beds and other kind of music may be available in one stock music library.
You can use stock music for more than just big project like television commercials, promotional videos, training films, multimedia productions, video games and even video blogs can all benefit from stock music. You can even utilize the wide and varied types of stock music available to make your own website, video blogs or multimedia productions more appealing and memorable.
Q4. What does “buy-out-license” mean
ABuy out license means that there are absolutely no regional or time based constraints for the use of licensed tracks. Absolute certainty for you!
Q6. Can I re-download Licensed tracks?
AYes, with your order you will receive a personalized download link that will continue to be valid or you can login to your account and directly download from your purchased licensed music lists.
Q7. How and in what formats will the sound files be delivered?
AThey will be delivered as high quality MP3 files and Wav-files via email download links or you can directly download from your my Account:
48kHz for Television,
CD-Wav, 44,1 kHz, 16bit, uncompressed mp3, 320 kbit/s (best possible mp3 quality) mp3, 128 kbit/s (ready for web use)
Q8. May I edit tracks in a wave editor?
AOf course, looping, time stretching etc. is permitted. Visit our Music License Agreement.
Q9. Who becomes the licensee when an agency researches music for its customers?
AYou can “buy” as a producer for your customer (invoice goes to you) and instruct us to register directly your customers as licensees in the license (the rights go to your customer). Or you can become licensee yourself (invoice and rights go to you).
Q10. Can I buy the exclusive rights to a track of your library?
AYou can buy tracks exclusively, but this is subject to each individual track and has to be checked separately in each
Q11. Can I offer unmix2mix my own musical content for licensing to its customers?
AYes, we are always open to new quality music; you can register with us and submit your track with copyright agreement, quote how much you are looking for. An approval and your track can be available for sale on our portal within 24 to 72 hrs.
Q12. Can I upload videos to YouTube or other video platforms?
AYes, indeed. Uploading videos with licensed royalty free music is completely royalty free as underscore is covered, even by our standard license. We would like, if you could give us credit, e.g. Music: Song name, Composer, www.unmix2mix.com
Q13. Could you do the research for me, I don’t have the time it takes?
AYes, we can! For this case we offer our music consulting service. Just brief us what kind of music you are looking for
and we will provide you with suggestions.
Q14. How Can I download Preview versions?
AYou can download each and every track of our royalty free music Library before purchasing a license. Simply sign up for our free account. If you are logged in, you can click on the Download icon a Player to download full- length watermarked mp3s.
Q15. Do you offer postproduction and/or audio editing services?
AYes, all necessary post production/editing can be arranged
for you in our associated studios.
Q16. What does my License cover?
AYour production license covers all costs normally paid by the
production company, including all mechanical
synchronization fees, but excludes the following royalties
normally payable by the broadcaster, distributor or
Our music cannot be given or sold to third parties in any format without unmix2mix permission. Obviously, if the music is part of a production, you’ll be covered by your agreement.
If required, a film performance license covering all India- based cinemas can be obtained direct from unmix2mix covering the public performance of any film containing music from our music stock.
Q17. What are the advantages of using unmix2mix Royalty free Stock music?
AAt unmix2mix we do not license our music and recordings through third parties and therefore make the process simple, quick and easy. All our tracks are automatically cleared for worldwide use, on multiple platforms; forever and you may find you can save up to 95% of your music budget by using unmix2mix.
Q18. Do I have to register which music I use?
AYes please! If you are downloading files from this website for use in an audio-visual production you will be asked for the name of the production.
If you are using the unmix2mix Music it is important for broadcasters to know the publisher (unmix2mix), composer, record company (unmix2mix), title and duration of each track so that Performance Royalties are properly accounted for and the composers get paid.
Q19. I have downloaded and paid for the wrong track what do I do?
ADon’t download another replacement track! Instead
email and forward your payment confirmation receipt. Let us
have details of the track you wanted, and we’ll make
arrangements to get you a replacement download. This is
much quicker than issuing credit card refunds etc.
Q20. What is music cue sheet?
ACue Sheets are forms submitted to royalty collecting societies with a detailed list of tracks used by a specific audiovisual production. If you have produced a film that is going to be broadcast, you have to fill out a cue sheet and submit it to the royalty collecting society of your country.
The most important list entries on a cue sheet are: track names, playing time of the track, composer and lyricist of the track. If you happen to know a work registration number or the ISWC (International Standard Work Code) or the ISRC (International Standard Record Code) please put in the field, as this helps to avoid mistakes, e.g. due to similar track names or similar composer names. The royalty collecting society will then use your cue sheet to attribute royalties to the composer of the individual tracks, as most TV broadcast stations have a blanket license with the Royalty Collecting Society of their country. Therefore it is important, to fill out the cue sheet with the information provided by the music licenser. In our case, you’ll get all the information ready for copy paste in our license document pdf.
Important: The TV stations pay the royalties anyway, this is no additional bill to you, you don’t gain anything by not submitting a cue sheet, only the composer’s won’t be credited their royalties – this is why we kindly ask you to fill out cue sheets.
Q21. Can I know more about Collecting Societies and Music Copyrights
AUnder the Copyright Act 1957, Lyrics (which are literary works) and musical composition (which are musical works) are recognized as “Literary” and “Musical Works” as defined under Sections 2 (o) and 2 (p) of the Act respectively. Lyrics and musical works may be incorporated in sound recordings as defined in Section 2 (xx) of the Act. Section 13 (4) of the Act mandates an independent identity and existence to each of the foregoing works mentioned above despite their incorporation in a sound recording or a cinematographic work as the case may be. Section 14 of the Act further provides exclusive rights to the owners of such works.
Section 13(4) of the Act, mandates the subsistence and separate existence of copyright in each work, even on the incorporation of underlying works, being musical and literary works (tunes & lyrics) into a sound recording. Therefore, even though the rights in these separate works may be owned by one person/ entity, the rights in the works owned by the said person/ entity do not merge or extinguish.
Section 14 of the Act, defines the scope of copyright in each work includes the right for reproduction, translation,
adaptation, give on hire, sale, perform the work in public, or communicate it to the public. The right to perform the work in public and/ or communicate it to the public is usually administered by registered/recognized copyright collection societies. ‘Communication to Public’ includes, inter-alia: (i) broadcasting e.g. radio, TV, Internet webcasting, etc.; (b) public performance e.g. in a hotel, restaurant, disco, pub, show/event, dance class, airlines/aircraft, shops/malls, banks/offices, etc.; (c) telephony e.g. IVR, ringtones, caller ring back tones, etc.
The composers/lyricists and publishers are primarily entitled to two different types of user fees. First is the royalty fee arising out of recording activity, i.e., when a piece of music is recorded on a physical article like a cassette or CD. Second is the fee that is paid to the author/composer/publisher whenever their music is performed in public either by way of live performance or by way of playing of pre-recorded music (for example broadcasting of pre-recorded music).
The principal objective of the collecting societies is to monitor every usage of music in their jurisdiction and collect and distribute the royalty fees based on the ‘pay-for-play’ principle.
Functionally, the collecting societies differ across different countries. Copyright collection Society in India PPL, established in 1936 & IPRS came into existence 1969, The Nordic Copyright Bureau (NCB) in Copenhagen purportedly collects mechanical copyrights for five Nordic national collection societies. In the UK the Mechanical Copyright Society (MCPS), established in 1924, entered into an alliance with the Performing Rights Society (PRS), established in 1914, in 1997 to exercise joint control over both performance and mechanical rights. Notably, Germany’s GEMA, France’s SACEM and Japan’s JASRAC collects both mechanical and performance royalties.
Thus far it has been argued that the existence of collecting societies is justified on grounds that it is difficult for right
holders like authors to monitor the use of their work at an individual level. However, it is also true that the user of music, for example a radio station or a hotel, finds it more convenient to have one agreement covering all repertoires and to negotiate with a single organization representing the author-composers rather than with competing forums for the same purpose.
Q22. Can you explain when copyright infringed?
ACopyright in a work shall be deemed to be infringed-
(a) When any person, without a license granted by the owner of the copyright or the registrar of copyrights under this act or in contravention of the conditions of a license so granted or any condition imposed by a competent authority under this act-
(1) Does anything, the exclusive right to do, which is by this Act conferred upon the owner of the copyright or
(2) Permits for profit any place to be used for the communication of the work to the public where such communication constitutes an infringement of the copyright in the work, unless he was not aware and had no reasonable ground for believing that such communication to the public would be an infringement of copyright; or
(1) Makes for sale or hire, or sells or lets for hire, or by way of trade displays or offers for sale or hire, or
(2) Distributes either for the purpose of trade or to such an extend as to affect prejudicially the owner of the copyright, or
(3) By way of trade exhibits in public, or
(4) Import into India, any infringing copies of the work provided that nothing in sub-clause.
(5) Shall apply to the import of one copy of any work provided and domestic use of the importer.
Explanation: - For the purposes of this section, the reproduction of a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work in the form of a cinematograph film shall be deemed to be “infringing copy”
Offence of Infringement of copyright or other rights conferred by this Act: -
Any person who knowingly infringes or abets the infringement of: -
(a) The copyright in a work, or
(b) Any other right conferred by Indian Act [except the right conferred by section 53A], shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to three years and with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees:
(c) Whereas any offence under this Act has been committed by a company every person who is at the time of offence was committed was in charge of, and was responsible to the company for, the conduct of the business of the company, as well as the company shall be deemed to be guilty of such offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly: Provided that nothing
contained in this sub-section shall render any person liable to any punishment, if he proves that offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence.
(d) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Act has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any negligence on the part of, any director, manager, secretory or other officer shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
Explanation:- For the purpose of this section-
(a) “Company” means any body corporate and includes a firm or other association of person; and
(b) “Director” in relation to a firm means a partner in the firm.