How does it work?
You can sell your track incorporating our vocals on any digital download store or streaming service (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc) through Distrokid Distribution. You share the royalties with Free Vocals (the vocalists publisher) which are paid directly to us through the distributors automatic payment system. We pay our vocalists their royalties and you don’t need to supply us with sales reports, so you can focus on making music.
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You can sell your track incorporating our vocals on any digital download store or streaming service (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc) or release it on CD/Vinyl. You share the royalties with Free Vocals (the vocalists publisher) and we pay our vocalists their royalties.
The cost to licence this vocal recording for commercial use is:
You can sell your track on any digital download store or streaming service (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc) or release it on CD/Vinyl. You will not have to pay us any royalties from sales of your track (the master recording incorporating the vocal recording).
You may need this type of licence if you already have a publisher and they need to control 100% of the publishing for the master recording. If you do not have a publisher that carries out publishing activities (pitching your music for Film/TV sync, registering your tracks with the Performing Rights Organisations (PRS etc), distributing your Public Performance Royalties etc) then you probably do not need this licence.
Generally, you do not need this type of licence if you are just releasing your track with a Record Label or Distributor and do not have a Publisher.
Public Performance Royalties are paid to writers and publishers directly by the Performing Rights Organisations (PRS etc) when compositions are played on radio or in public. These royalties are completely separate from Master Recording Royalties (sales, downloads & streams).
You can sell your track on any digital download store or streaming service (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc) or release it on CD/Vinyl. You will not have to pay us any royalties from sales of your track (the master recording incorporating the vocal recording) and your publisher can register you as 100% composer of the master recording.
Free Vocals KIT’s utilize a file naming system that states the tempo, key signature, title, vocalists name, instrument, song structure and variation, separated by underscores. These elements are abbreviated to keep file names short and easily searchable.
All in one:
Note: All in one tracks are intended as a guide and not to be mixed with the other layers.
For example, you shouldn’t mix the Vox_All with the Vox_Le (Lead) and Vox_Hrms (Harmonies). However, you could mix the Vox_All with the individual instrumental layers, if you don’t want control over mixing the individual vocal layers.
Note: If there is more than one layer of a structure or variation then these will be labelled with numbers. For example, Ver1, Ver2 etc or Adl1, Adl2 etc.
By downloading or otherwise using Free Downloads (hereinafter referred to as “Sound Recordings”) from freevocals.com (hereinafter referred to as “the Licensor”), you (hereinafter referred to as “the Licensee”) agree to be bound by the terms of this End User Licence Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “EULA”). If you do not fully agree to the terms of this EULA, you may not use, copy, keep or store the Sound Recordings.
freevocals.com or its Licensors reserves all rights not expressly granted to the Licensee. You can check which EULA applies to the Sound Recording here – https://freevocals.com/licensing
a) All Sound Recordings available from freevocals.com are licensed, not sold by the Licensor, to you, the Licensee. freevocals.com remains at all times either the owner or Licensor of the Sound Recordings. This EULA is granted upon download of the Sound Recordings from freevocals.com for a single user only and the right to use the Sound Recordings is granted only to the Licensee and is NOT transferable. All copying, lending, duplicating, re-selling or trading of the Sound Recordings is strictly prohibited.
a) The Licensor grants to the Licensee through this EULA the following limited, non-exclusive worldwide rights:
b) The Licensee may use the Sound Recordings in any non-commercial, non-monetized audio/visual production (hereinafter referred to as “Production”), such as a sound recording, film, animation or other media or multimedia production, subject to the following restrictions:
To use the Sound Recordings for commercial purposes or to remove any of the following restrictions you must complete a licence application here – https://freevocals.com/licensing
a) The Licensee may not use the Sound Recordings for commercial purposes (including any monetization or advertising revenue) without obtaining a licence from freevocals.com.
b) The Licensee may not use the Sound Recordings in isolation or distribute the Sound Recordings independently of a Production as “standalone” Sound Recordings. The Licensee may not allow the Sound Recordings to be electronically transmitted or available to file sharing networks.
c) This EULA expressly forbids resale, relicensing or other distribution of the Sound Recordings, either as they exist or any modification thereof. You cannot sell, loan, rent, lease, assign, upload to or download from any server, or transfer all or any of the Sound Recordings to another user, or for use in any competitive product.
d) If the Licensee uploads a Production incorporating the Sound Recordings to Soundcloud, Youtube, Facebook or any other website then Licensee must add a link to the Free Vocals Website URL in the Production Description (example: “Acapella Downloaded from – https://freevocals.com”)
e) The Licensee may not use digital fingerprinting, including but not limited to Youtube Content ID and Facebook Copyright Identification to claim any copyrights or attempt to monetize the standalone vocal recordings or any other production incorporating the vocal recordings.
f) This EULA is NOT transferable and only the Licensee may incorporate the Sound Recordings in their Production.
g) The Licensee MAY NOT use the name, image, or likeness of the artist associated with the Sound Recordings in any way without that Licensors express written permission. Apply for permission here – https://freevocals.com/licensing or email firstname.lastname@example.org
h) The Licensee may not contact the artists directly to request permission to use the name, image, or likeness of the artist associated with a Sound Recordings. The Licensee must obtain permission from the Licensor.
a) The Licensee will indemnify, save, hold harmless and defend freevocals.com from, and against any and all claims, demands, suits, damages, liabilities and all reasonable expenses, including legal fees incurred by freevocals.com with respect to any matter that arises as a result of a breach of this Agreement by the Licensee.
a) The Licensee agrees that freevocals.com holds no liability with respect to any claims made in relation to or arising out of this agreement.
a) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of England and the English Courts shall have sole jurisdiction.
a) This Licence Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between freevocals.com and the Licensee with respect to the Sound Recordings.
a) Downloading, opening or using the Sound Recordings constitutes your acceptance of this EULA.
a) We use digital fingerprinting including Youtube Content ID and Facebook Copyright Identification to protect our Free Download Sound Recordings from unlicensed use and you may receive automated copyright claims against videos uploaded to Youtube or Facebook
b) If you have obtained a licence from us to incorporate the Sound Recordings in a commercial monetized Production, no problem, we will whitelist your videos and remove any copyright claims. Just fill out the form https://freevocals.com/content-id-white-list/ or email email@example.com