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

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

If you register an email address, you will be sent a verification link after you have submitted your details. Either click the link in the email or paste it into your browser to activate your account.

If you haven’t received the email, please check your spam/junk folder first as sometimes these emails are filtered by your email service provider. Occasionally, these transactional emails may be blocked by email service providers. Email support@freevocals.com using the email address that you registered with and we will manually verify your account.

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 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

Downloading

No! Distributing our stand alone vocal recordings in any way is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to, sharing your download links, emailing the files, uploading the files to sharing networks such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Sendspace etc, transferring the files to an external hardrive 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 free account or members account to download acapellas from our website. You can register here – freevocals.com/my-account/

You will need to verify your email address before you can download the acapellas. You will be sent an email with a verification link after you have submitted your details.

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

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 (not complete). 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.

We supply professionally recorded, 24 bit, 44.1 kHz .wav files. These are provided in .zip format and need to be unzipped before you import them into your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

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 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

Non-profit use is where there is no potential to make money. For example, if you upload your track to Soundcloud to showcase your work, or upload it to Youtube (without advertising monetization). You can send your track incorporating our vocal recordings (but not the standalone vocal recording) to Record Labels to see if they are interested in commercially releasing your remix. 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 there is no potential to make money.

With either of these uses, https://freevocals.com MUST be credited in the description when the remix 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 also obtain permission from freevocals.com if you want to feature the vocalists name in your remix title (example: featuring “Vocalist Name”) BEFORE you upload it.

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

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

Licensing

If you use our non-exclusive Free, Members or Royalty Free Downloads, the production incorporating the vocal recording (your track) will be exclusive to you but the isolated sound recordings remain non-exclusive. This means that other people will still be able to download and licence the sound recordings for commercial use.

We do offer Exclusive Royalty Free Downloads and as soon as someone buys them, they are removed from the website. You can check if we have any available here – freevocals.com/exclusive-acapellas

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.

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 (Also including any advertising monetization such as Youtube adverts) – Apply for a licence BEFORE you release your track freevocals.com/licensing

Youtube Content ID and Facebook Copyright Identification are digital fingerprinting systems that we use to manage and administer our copyright content and identify unauthorised uses of our Sound Recordings.

You may receive automated copyright claims against videos incorporating our Free Download or Members Download Sound Recordings 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 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.

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.

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 obtain permission from our licensing team if you want to feature the vocalists name in your remix title (example: featuring “Vocalist Name”) BEFORE you upload it.

Our vocalists only allow their name to be used on certain tracks. This could be because they only want to be associated with certain styles/genres, or there are issues with the quality of the production, or the production has explicit content.

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

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’re a tight knit team and have a close relationship with the vocalists that work with us. We don’t provide any acapellas from random illegal sources, only from people that we work with directly. Our vocalists have signed a publishing agreement with Free Vocals, which means we exclusively control 100% of the copyright in the vocal recordings. 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.