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FAQ #1) My project is a non-commercial, not-for-profit labor of love. Can I use music from your artists for free or in exchange for credits / links? |
NO. In this age of rampant music piracy and digital streaming, music licensing is one of the only remaining sources of income for most recording artists. For that reason, free / gratis usage is not permitted nor allowed under any circumstance. Credits are appreciated, but they cannot pay for expenses such as recording, mixing, mastering, promotion, web, legal and other operating expenses not to mention the massive amount of time and energy that goes into making timeless music of this quality. Any usage of copyrighted music in synchronization with video for any purpose whatsoever is subject to a paid licensing agreement. We offer affordable licensing rates for a wide range of uses.
FAQ #2) Does Deep Elm control both Master Use and Synchronization rights?
YES. All music in Deep Elm's licensing catalog is pre-cleared so you only need to deal with us to obtain all necessary rights for usage. There is never a need to contact a separate publishing company or the band as they will simply instruct you to contact Deep Elm.
FAQ #3) Do you have instrumentals available?
YES. We have instrumental mixes available upon request in both 320 kbps mp3 and 1,411 kbps WAV formats for the majority of songs in the catalog. Stems are also available for certain songs.
FAQ #4) Can I review / download music to see if it works with my project?
YES. Our entire catalog is available on a Name Your Price basis for personal audio enjoyment / listening only (NOT for synchronization to video / music licensing purposes). You can use this download format to see if the music works within your project. You can find our entire catalog at deepelm.com/music. If you want to know the cost of licensing the music for your project, please request a quote (see FAQ #6 below). Important: All uses of music in synchronization with video are subject to an authorized licensing agreement for which there is a fee.
FAQ #5) Do you have a standard ratecard of prices?
NO. We have found over the last 20 years that no two projects are the same. Therefore, each project is quoted individually based on several criteria (see below). Licensing fees vary based on production budget, end user, term, type of distribution and other factors.
FAQ #6) Can i get a quote for a specific usage?
YES. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include ALL of the information required below. This takes 5 minutes at most. Use approximates if you don't have final numbers. Simply copy and paste into the body of your email. Please note: quotes are provided via email only. We do not quote over the phone.
FAQ #7) How can I pay for a license?
We accept Paypal (plus +3% domestic / +5% overseas for Paypal fees), Checks from US Banks and Wire Transfers (+ $35 surcharge). US Dollars only. Payment MUST be received in full prior to first use.