YookaMusic simplifies music licensing by bringing together those who need music (Licensees) and those who offer music (licensors) to allow the use of upcoming and hit music for any kind of production: films, television programs, video and computer games, advertising campaigns, mobile phones or websites.
YookaMusic is non-exclusive and welcomes any music owner who wants to offer music and sell licenses.
We have to know who you are in order to protect the rights of the Licensees (you), Licensors and our rights. Setting up a Licensee account is free. By creating an account, you will have access to various services such as downloading music previews, purchasing license(s), creating Project Managers, posting Job postings and Opportunities
Have you found music that is owned by somebody other than the Licensor claiming to own it? Please let us know.
Yes. We offer different types of discounts as well as promotional discounts throughout the year.
You do not need to do anything specific to get a discount. It will be automatically applied if you meet our conditions. For example, clients who regularly purchase licenses will automatically receive a preferential rate.
An announcement posted by you to find a composer (member of the YM Network) in order to produce custom music for your production. Each composer with a profile that corresponds to your Job Posting will automatically be notified by e-mail.
Via your account and the “My job postings” page
Only Job Postings to look for a composer in order to create custom music.
Nothing. This service is completely free.
No, we do not take any commission for jobs that you give to composers.
The music is licensed to you, not sold. The "license", "license agreement" or "synchronisation license" is the contract that allows you to reproduce music in a synchronised way with your production.
Without a license, reproducing music (from our site or from another source) in a synchronised way with your production is illegal.
The license covers all costs normally paid by the Licensee (you).
The license does not cover public performances royalties, which are normally paid by the broadcaster, distributor or manufacturer.
The term of the license is mentioned in the license agreement. It varies depending on the type of your production (use).
The license agreement is between you and the Licensor.
The Licensors decide whether or not they agree to sell exclusive licenses for their music. Before you purchase a license, we will advise you if an exclusive license is available. If you purchase such a license, the music will be permanently removed from the site.
The vast majority of the music on YookaMusic is pre-cleared. As for the music that is not (less than 10%), we have developed a function called “license on request”, which allows you to connect directly to the relevant Licensors.
Music owners who usually offer their music under Creative Commons licenses are most welcome. We have adapted our standard license agreement to meet the terms of Creative Commons licenses.
Yes, you may find music from the Public Domain repertoire on YookaMusic.
That could be because (1) we sold an exclusive license for it or (2) because the Licensor asked us to remove it. If you placed the music in your Project Manager BEFORE the Licensor notified us of their decision to remove it, you will be notified of this and have an extra four weeks to purchase the license for it. After this deadline, nobody will be allowed to purchase a license for that music anymore and it will be completely removed from the site, including your Project Manager.
A music cue sheet is a document that lists the music contained in your production, wherever it comes from.
That depends on the type of production. Here is a list of the types of productions that must have their music use reported on a music cue sheet: Feature film and short film use, Theatre use, Broadcast uses including feature placement, background placement, logo, jingle, promotional or advertisement announcements, Computer or video game. For these types of productions, a music cue sheet is required to calculate performance royalty payments owed to performance rights societies ("PRS"). PRS then use the music cue sheet to pay the owner(s) of the music their share of performance royalties.
The detailed credits of each of the music contained in your production: The publisher(s), composer(s), author(s), artist, record label or master owner(s), title and duration. The detailed credits are mentioned in the license agreement we send you when you purchase a license.
The music cue sheet must be sent to your local performance rights society. Please check the list of PRS worldwide.
As a Licensee, you are allowed to download previews of music to test them with your production.
This will be a low resolution .mp3 quality version to prevent any commercial use.
An announcement posted by you for the music community to describe your project and the type of music you are looking for. Each music owner can than submit relevant music directly to you.
Via your account and the “My opportunities” page.
Only Opportunities that require specific music.
The price of a license is calculated based on how the music will be used and may also vary from one track to another (hit and non hit). The pricing policy is available here.
Yes. The price for a license is calculated based on how the music will be used. The price may also vary from one track to another (hit and non hit) and depending on your detailed use. Please check our standard Price rates.
The fees for the purchase of licenses are payable in euro (€). If you live outside the eurozone, your credit card company will calculate your local currency equivalent.
Once your payment has been accepted you will receive an e-mail from us with instructions on how to download the music.
All music you buy is supplied as broadcast quality: .wav - 44 KHz - 16 bit - stereo or mp3.
Yes. As soon as we have received your payment you will receive an e-mail from us with a link to view and/or print your invoice.
Yes. As soon as we have received your payment you will receive an e-mail with a link to view and/or print the license agreement(s).
We are a Belgian based VAT registered company. This means we have to charge VAT to all countries within the European Union. If you are VAT registered you can enter your VAT number and be 'zero rated' so you will NOT have to pay VAT on your purchase. Anyone outside of Europe does NOT pay VAT. Our VAT number is BE 864.925.046. Please make sure to mention the right country when registering an account with us, as this will be used to determine whether or not you will be charged VAT.
Since all music can be previewed and downloaded before purchasing, we do not give returns / refunds.
There are five search options: 1. Enter a keyword in the music search field, 2. Use the "Quick music search" function, 3. Use the Advanced music search function, 4. Browse the Playlists page and 5. Post an Opportunity.
There are three search options:1. Use the Advanced composer search function, 2. Browse the YM Network members' directory and 3. Post a Job Posting for free. Please note that the Advanced composer search applies only to the members of Yooka Music Network.
You can use the music for any kind of production including features and short films, TV production, radio production, computer and video games, advertisements, websites, promotional/educational/training CD-ROM, DVD or video, trade exhibitions as well as for corporate presentations.
The Licensors decide whether or not they want to apply use restrictions to their music. Before you purchase a license, we will tell you if use restrictions apply or not for this music.
Yes. You can integrate the music in the soundtrack (CD) of your production.
You, the distributor or the manufacturer of the soundtrack (CD) must pay the music owner(s) a royalty fee. Usually, it amounts to 100% of the statutory rate and no less than 0,10 euro per music track and per copy of the soundtrack CD released.
Yes. You have the right to use and perform the music in connection with trailers, adverts and promos used to advertise and publicise your production.
No. All the music is copyrighted and can ONLY be used within the scope of the production for which you purchased a license. Sharing the music with others is illegal.
No. The music you download from YookaMusic.com may only be sent to person(s) directly related to your production.
No. You can only use the music for the production you bought a license for. Using this music with another of your productions is illegal
The YM Network is an international network of composers to which audiovisual professionals can appeal when they want to have some original music created for their projects.
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