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- March 10, 2020 at 2:38 am in reply to: Client requesting price quote for commercial use of one of my track #34469
I had already google it but i didn’t use the right combination of keywords. Trying it now, i founded indeed templates and some sites helping you to create step by step personalized agreements. I have to educate myself, to be capable of ” building” an agreement. So while doing this, i’m thinking of using Tunebud and it’s licenses categories as a guideMarch 9, 2020 at 2:49 pm in reply to: Client requesting price quote for commercial use of one of my track #34467
Thank you for the very informative post!
Maybe i’m totally wrong (i’m a newbie) but reading this sentence “…what would you charge to give me rights to use this song in a game that I’m making?” i thought that the client would like to buy the track directly from me, maybe hoping to a lower price or maybe because as he said he “…couldn’t understand Pong5’s commercial policy”.
That’s why i asked in the first post what should i send to him, certifying that he legally purchased the track from me? Are there any templates of something like “Proof of Purchase”? Because i thought that he was interested in direct purchase.
Moreover, reading about P5 licenses (https://www.pond5.com/our-licenses) it seems to me that the Business/Premium License, are differentiated from the Standard (Individual/Commercial) License, only in the number of individuals of the organization that could use the track and in Indemnification.
So why an individual like this client to pay for an extended license?
(Somehow i deleted my post , so i post it again)
Thank you Michael Nickolas. You’re right..i over-analyze it.
My problem is that often i have for example, a dramatic and quiet music and the only category that fits is “Dramatic, Action, Adventure” but i believe that in this category the client expects to find something that is “Dramatic plus Action plus Adventure” .
Something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqQ6ovFM2jg .
Anyway i understand that i have to pick whatever is closer to the track
Thank you all for your answers!
I suppose, the “right to make changes..” is not very rare in the agreements, but the “without any notice” part it seems unacceptable and suspicious to me . How difficult is it to send a group email?
@LAWriter The Agreement is Non-Exclusive and they will delete any tracks from their system within 3 – 5 business days.
I have a similar issue and I would appreciate any help..
In a few libraries, i use long titles (including extra words in parenthesis…for tagging). while in most of libraries i use only the basic title.
i.e “Bright Faces (Epic Happy Strings Melancholy Strings Sad)”
I usually heave many edits (8-20). So for each track arising too many potential titles.
So, i wonder:
1.Could i omit all the words in the parenthesis or it is part of the title which means i have to write the whole title with the parenthesis?
2.Could BMI’s system handle 2-3 different title plus 10-15 alt version for each one of them?
2.Taking into account the above situation, would it be a good idea to register immediately only the tracks/versions i sell (with the exact title it had been bought by the buyer)?
EDIT: I noticed in BMI’s Work Registration Form, there is a “AKA” field for only ONE alternative title and nothing about alt versions (i am not yet in BMI)
@Composer of Notes thank you very much for your answer.
I have the misfortune to be in a country of Europe where the PRO is totally useless in this type of business. So I have not registered any of my tracks yet. ?n the last few months I have sold some “premium licenses” and had some Tunesat detections from networks in US/UK so i’m thinking either to use a service like Songtrust or to move to another PRO (possibly bmi or ascap)
when I asked the customer to give me information about the project and the type of music use, he would like to do…he just did not show up again 🙂
Any way, I got a lot of useful information from your answers..Thank you so much!
Finally, this is the meaning:
“I was asking if I could sample the track for another musical composition. Is it available for this use? “
My answer will probably be negative or an (extremely) high cost for this, though i don’t know what could be considered as “high”.
BITSLINGER There is an intro (with something like a lo-fi effect) that sounds like an old gramophone recording . But this is part of my composition and appears in the track later too (without effect). Well I’ll make a discussion with him and I’ll be back.
LAwriter you are right! I had underestimated it in the first place
I really appreciate your help!