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First you need to register here – freevocals.com/my-account

You can link your Facebook/Google account or register with a valid email address.

If you have any problems you can email support@freevocals.com

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If you are concerned about how we treat your personal information, you can read our Privacy Policy. If you still want us to delete your account and remove your details from our database you can email privacy@freevocals.com

You can cupgrade or downgrade an Unlimited Access subscription here – freevocals.com/my-account/subscriptions

Our system periodically removes inactive accounts for data protection purposes. If you haven’t signed in for a while your account may have been suspended due to a long period of inactivity. Please email support@freevocals.com

You may be using a temporary/disposable service or we have suspended your account. Please use a permanent address such as Gmail or contact support@freevocals.com

If you are concerned about providing personal information, you can read our Privacy Policy

Downloads

No! Distributing our isolated Sound Recordings in any way is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to, sharing your download links or account login details, emailing the files, uploading the files to sharing networks such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Sendspace etc, transferring the files to an external hard drive and giving them to someone.

Our vocal recordings must be downloaded from our website, so that the person using them has agreed to our End User Licence Agreements.

You need a membership to download Sound Recordings from our website. You can register for a Free Membership here – freevocals.com/my-account or purchase an Unlimited Access Membership here – freevocals.com/unlimited-access

If you have any problems please email support@freevocals.com

Free Downloads and Members Downloads have a monthly download limit depending on the type of membership you have.

For Pro Studio, Home Studio and Bedroom Studio Members, you are limited to a set number of products to download each month. You can download each product multiple times and it won’t count against your monthly limit.

For Free Members, each click of the download button counts as one download against your monthly download limit. This includes the individual download page and your account downloads section. You can download the same file multiple times if necessary but it will count against your limit.

Royalty Free Downloads do not count towards your monthly download limit, you can download these files multiple times after purchasing them.

If your files didn’t finish downloading, try downloading one file at a time and let them complete before downloading the next one. If you try to download multiple files at the same time your files may time out. If you are using download manager software, try disabling it as multiple requests to our servers will use up your download limits. If you keep having problems then email support@freevocals.com and our support team will try to assist you. There are some factors that may be outside of our control, for example, if you have a slow internet connection or weak Wifi signal. Our download server is based in London so your location may affect the download speed.

We supply professionally recorded .wav files. These are provided in .zip format and need to be unzipped before you import them into your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Some downloads are provided as an .mp3 file for Free Members with a .wav file option for Unlimited Access Members.

Like most audio download websites, our sound recordings have an audio “watermark” to prevent people ripping them from Soundcloud or our website without buying them and agreeing to our terms and conditions. The “watermark” is not on the .wav files that you download, it’s only on the preview audio.

Like most audio download websites, our sound recordings have an audio “watermark” to prevent people ripping them from Soundcloud or our website without agreeing to our terms and conditions. The “watermark” is not on the .wav files that you download, it’s only on the preview audio.

Free Downloads & Members Downloads

No, Free Downloads and Members Downloads are not Royalty Free. You will need to apply for a licence if you want to commercially release a track that incorporates these downloads. Please click here to read the full End User Licence Agreement

Free Downloads and Members Downloads must be licensed from freevocals.com for commercial use such as selling on stores like iTunes, Amazon, Beatport or streaming on services like Spotify (Also including any advertising monetization such as Youtube adverts) – Apply for a licence BEFORE you release your track freevocals.com/licensing

Our Free Downloads and Members Downloads can be used for non-profit promotion & educational use but need to be licensed for commercial use. There are a number of restrictions on what you can do with them.

Please read the End User Licence Agreement

Yes our Sound Recordings can be modified or edited. Our Sound Recordings must be combined with other types of samples or sounds to effectively form a new composition or derivative work, in a manner that is clear and distinct from the isolated Sound Recordings themselves. You can’t use the Sound Recordings in isolation or distribute the Sound Recordings independently of a new composition or derivative work.

Yes you can but you need to apply for a commercial licence before you can arrange a commercial release – You can apply here – freevocals.com/licensing

If you have created a new composition or derivative work and just intend to upload it for non-monetized, non-profit promotion then yes, you need to include a link to https://freevocals.com in the track description.

You must not feature our artists name in a non-profit, non-monetized track title or description. We will only consider feature requests on certain commercial releases.

If you don’t feature a vocalists name in your track title and do include a link to our website in the description, then you don’t need permission to upload a non-monetized, non-profit track.

For Pro Studio, Home Studio and Bedroom Studio Members, the limit applies to a set number of products each month. You can download each product multiple times and it won’t count against your monthly limit.

For Free Members, each click of the download button counts as one download against your monthly download limit. This includes the individual download page and your account downloads section. You can download the same file multiple times if necessary but it will count against your limit.

Royalty Free Downloads do not count towards your monthly download limit, you can download these files multiple times after purchasing them.

We use digital fingerprinting including Youtube Content ID and Facebook Copyright Identification to protect our Free Download and Members Download Sound Recordings from unlicensed use and you may receive automated copyright claims against videos uploaded to Youtube or Facebook. These are not copyright strikes and it is nothing to worry about, your videos will not be removed.

If you have licensed our Free Download or Members Download Sound Recordings for commercial use then you need to send us links so that we can white list your Youtube/Facebook videos.

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. Fill out this form or email licensing@freevocals.com

Alternatively, if you do receive a claim on your video you can submit a dispute and provide evidence of your licence reference and we will remove the claim.

Royalty Free Downloads

Yes our Sound Recordings can be modified or edited. Our Sound Recordings must be combined with other types of samples or sounds to effectively form a new composition or derivative work, in a manner that is clear and distinct from the isolated Sound Recordings themselves. You can’t use the Sound Recordings in isolation or distribute the Sound Recordings independently of a new composition or derivative work.

No. Distributing our stand alone sound recordings in any way is strictly prohibited. They can be incorporated with a production but cannot be re-sold as part of a sample pack. This includes modified/edited versions of our sound recordings. If you’re interested in us recording original exclusive vocals specifically for sale as part of a sample pack, check out our custom vocals service – freevocals.com/custom-vocals

Yes you can, subject to the terms of the End User Licence Agreement

You don’t need to credit freevocals.com or our vocalists but if you do want to feature a vocalists name in your track title then you will need to obtain permission from us first – freevocals.com/licensing

Royalty Free Downloads do not count towards your monthly download limit, you can download these files multiple times after purchasing them.

Licensing

Our downloads are provided on a non-exclusive basis. This means that anyone can download and licence the Sound Recordings for commercial use.

If you’re interested in us recording some original, exclusive Custom Vocals for your project, you can see our packages, prices and how the service works here – freevocals.com/custom-vocals

Fill out our licence application form here – https://freevocals.com/licensing

EULA stands for End User Licence Agreement. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions and restrictions that you (the end user) agree to when you download the sound recordings from our website.

Non-exclusive means that anyone can download and licence the sound recordings, subject to our terms and conditions. The sound recordings are not removed from the website after they have been downloaded or licensed.

A music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring that songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially. Through an agreement called a publishing contract, a songwriter or composer “assigns” the copyright of their composition to a publishing company. In return, the company licenses compositions, helps monitor where compositions are used, collects royalties and distributes them to the composers. They also secure commissions for music and promote existing compositions to recording artists, film and television. Composition copyright is separate from Master recording copyright.

Master recording copyright is typically owned by a record label or record company.

A record label or record company is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. They coordinate the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing and promotion of sound recordings and music videos; conduct talent scouting and development of new artists (“artists and repertoire” or “A&R”); and maintain contracts with recording artists and their managers.

ISRC (International Standard Recording Codes) are assigned by distributors and record labels to uniquely identify sound recordings. If you release a track independently through a distributor (e.g. Distrokid) they will assign the ISRC code shortly after you upload the track then the code will appear in your dashboard. If a record label releases a track they will assign an ISRC code which you can ask them to confirm.

Commercial use is anything where there is potential to make money, such as selling on stores like iTunes, Amazon, Beatport or streaming on services like Spotify. This also includes any advertising monetization such as Youtube adverts or promoting a paid product, even if our sound recordings aren’t sold as part of the product – Apply for a licence BEFORE you release your track freevocals.com/licensing

Youtube Content ID is a digital fingerprinting system that we use to manage and administer our copyright content and identify unauthorised commercial use of our Sound Recordings.

You may receive automated copyright claims against videos incorporating our Free Download or Members Download Sound Recordings uploaded to Youtube. These are not copyright strikes and it is nothing to worry about, your videos will not be removed.

If you have obtained a licence from us to incorporate the Sound Recordings in a commercial monetized Production, no problem, we will white-list your videos and remove any copyright claims. Just email links to the videos – licensing@freevocals.com

Copyright is a legal right that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. Free Vocals have a publishing agreement with the vocalists and composers and is either the owner or Licensor of the vocal recordings and sound recordings available to download from this website. We own and control the copyright.

There are two separate components of any recording of a musical work: the composition copyright and the sound recording copyright. In most cases, our vocalists and composers have both composed and performed the vocal recordings and sound recordings. They are both the author and performer.

Musical Composition:

The musical composition consists of the written music including any accompanying words. The author of a musical composition is the composer and/or the lyricist. A musical composition can be in the form of sheet music, lyrics sheet or in a sound recording.

Sound Recording:

The sound recording results from combining a series of sounds into a medium that can be played back. The author of a sound recording is the performer(s) whose performance is fixed, the record producer/engineer who processes the sounds and arranges them in the final recording, or both. Copyright in a sound recording is not the same as copyright in the underlying musical composition.

Non-profit use does not generate any royalties or revenue. For example, if you upload your track to Soundcloud to showcase your work, or upload it to Youtube (without advertising monetization) this is considered non-profit use. You can send a composition or derivative work incorporating our Sound Recordings (but not the isolated Sound Recordings) to Record Labels to see if they are interested in commercially releasing your track. If the label is interested in a commercial release, you or the record label must apply for a licence before it is released.

Educational use is where private individuals use our vocal recordings to learn and practice music production and no royalties or revenue are generated by this activity.

With either of these uses, https://freevocals.com MUST be credited in the description when the track is uploaded (e.g. “Acapella downloaded from https://freevocals.com“) or you can include a link to the acapella that you downloaded from our website.

You must not feature our artists name in a non-profit, non-monetized track title or description. We will only consider feature requests on certain commercial releases.

You can check which EULA applies to your download(s) here – freevocals.com/licensing

Free Downloads & Members Downloads End User Licence Agreement

Royalty Free Downloads End User Licence Agreement

You must choose a unique track title that is COMPLETELY different to the vocal recording title. To avoid any conflicts with existing releases we do not allow duplicate track titles. Try and choose a title that doesn’t contain any words from the vocal recording title or any words from the lyrics. Our licensing team will advise if your choice of title has already been used.

You must not feature our artists name in a non-profit, non-monetized track title or description. We will only consider feature requests on certain commercial releases.

There are a number of reasons that featuring is restricted:

  • Restrictions with current releases
  • Issues with the quality of the production
  • Track contains explicit, religious or political content

You can request permission to feature a vocalists name in your track title here – freevocals.com/licensing

Mates Rates

You need to have a Free Membership or Unlimited Access Membership to access your mates rates link. It will be displayed on your account page and on the mates rates page. Just share your link anywhere and we will track any visits. Your mates will get 50% off Unlimited Access and you will get 50% of what they spend as credit in your Free Vocals account. You can choose to spend it on anything at the checkout and it will automatically be applied to subscription renewals.

You need a separate Crew Membership account to get paid cash instead of credit.

  • Earn 20% commission on all first orders after people click your link
  • Get paid cash via Paypal
  • Enable direct link tracking
  • No need for unique referral URL’s, link directly to freevocals.com from your website!

Crew Membership accounts cannot download or place orders. If you want to keep your Free or Unlimited Access Membership you will need to apply using a separate email address.

Yes you can! You can choose to spend mates rates credit on Unlimited Access at the checkout and it will automatically be applied to subscription renewals. For example, if you already have a Bedroom Studio Monthly subscription (£1 per month) and receive £1 or more in credit, then you won’t be charged anything for your next subscription renewal. You can also use credit to start a new subscription but you will need to provide your payment details as payments are recurring. For example, if you have £1 credit in your account, you can sign up for the Bedroom Studio monthly subscription and you won’t be charged anything for the first order. If you have enough credit each month then you won’t be charged anything for your subscription.

No, Free Members also have a unique mates rates link so you can share it and receive credit in your Free Vocals account without buying anything.

When someone clicks your link and signs up for unlimited access, 50% of what they spend will be added to your pending credit. The referral will then be submitted for review. When the payment has been confirmed and fraud checks have been carried out the credit will be approved and added to your account.

Custom Vocals

Yes, all of our custom vocals packages are exclusive. These vocal recordings are not shared with anyone else or made available to download on the website. You pay for them so only you can use them.

No we don’t provide free collaborations. We have to charge a fee for custom vocals. You can see our packages, prices and how the service works here – https://freevocals.com/custom-vocals

You can see our packages, prices and how the service works here – freevocals.com/custom-vocals

Vocalists

We know that producers and record labels like to contact our vocalists directly. As the vocalists publisher, we have a responsibility to deal with their correspondence and licensing. You won’t be able to licence the vocal recordings from the vocalists, so we’re the people you need to talk to. We can’t give out personal email addresses.

We don’t provide any acapellas from illegal sources, only from vocalists that we work with directly to create properly licensed original content. Our vocalists have signed publishing agreements with Free Vocals, which means we exclusively control 100% of the copyright in the Sound Recordings and Compositions. As the exclusive licensor of the vocal recordings, all commercial licensing needs to go though us. We have a responsibility to protect our vocalists copyright and to deal with their correspondence.

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