FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Info

1How do I download music?
As soon as you have registered an account with us you can purchase and download our music as you see fit!
2What does Royalty Free music mean?
The term "royalty free music" is old, and until recently it has implied one thing: that there are no mechanical/synchronization costs associated with the music. BeatGain Sound's definition of royalty free goes further. Not only is the music free from mechanical/synchronization costs, it is also free from public performance costs. In addition the BeatGain sound music is both legally and financially cleared for all platforms worldwide. In other words you are always free to use the musical content on all platforms available wherever you are without any further costs or legal negotiations. We call this all rights included.
3How am I allowed to use the music I license from BeatGain?
We offer 3 types of basic licenses:
• Standard license
• Extended license
• Premium license
4Is BeatGain’s music registered with any Public Rights Performance societies?
No, we are not members of any collecting society. This means that no can collect any public performance fees from you for using our music, which is the case with many other libraries.
5Are there restrictions on how I use music obtained from BeatGain?
Yes. The license permits usage of the music in a personal or professional context for yourself, your clients or your employer. BeatGain music may not be sold by itself, transferred, bartered, traded, shared, leased, or given away to any other party and the license may not be subleased to a third party. Our music cannot be resold except to the extent that is embedded in your own work as part of a finished end product.
6Can I purchase music from your site, sing my song or play guitar over it and distribute my album?
No, you cannot. This is not allowed. We are a production music library. Our music is available to license for synchronization in media productions (websites, videos, DVDs, TV broadcasts, films, games, etc.) as background music. You cannot sing over the music track or add an instrument and market the results as your own music or as your song, even if the original track has been transformed or edited or if you add other instruments or vocals to the music. This is called a "Derivative Work" and is not allowed. BeatGain always owns the copyright of the music composition and recording. You are allowed to record your voice and add the music as background for an audiobook, storytelling, hypnotherapy, guided meditation, self-help programs or any kind of narration. The difference is that the music is used as background for a product that is not marketed as a "song" or a musical product. The purpose of the music is not altered in any way and the copyright of the music remains clearly and entirely in the hands of the composer and the publisher. Please note that if you distribute or sell more than 1,000 copies of your media production you will need a Mass Duplication license.
7Can I edit, modify or transform the music?
You can adapt the music for your project by editing the length or changing the sound. However you can not make a song, a re-mix or produce your own music with ours.
8Does the music I buy belong to me?
No. You do not actually own the music. The copyright to the music remains the property of BeatGain. Purchasing a license only allows you to use the music for your projects and purposes in accordance with the license agreement.
9Will the voiceover still be present after I purchase a license?
No. The “BeatGain” voiceover is only present in the music that you preview. After you purchase a license, you will be able to download a clean copy.
10Do I really need a license if I only want to make my video available on YouTube, Vimeo….?
Yes, you always need a license for making music available on YouTube, but the BeatGain subscription covers it all. All videos containing our music must be published during an active subscription in order to be covered by the license.
11Can I use you music for free?
Yes! But you need to credit me and respect the Creative Commons License Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 You can find the type of authorized projects in Licensing Comparison Chart. If you do not want to credit me or if you want to support this website you can buy a license on the track pages .
12Do the Pro licenses allow me to use the music on several projects?
If you produce your own videos: Yes. If you produce videos for clients then you must buy a license for each client.
13Can I return a music file and get a refund?
Once you have purchased and downloaded a music file, BeatGain cannot offer a refund unless an error has occurred.

Membership

1What's included in Membership?
The Membership includes all current and upcoming soundtracks/SFX for a full year from the date of subscription.
2How does the Membership work?
Once you’ve purchased a Membership, you can find all our exisiting Soundtracks and SFX available to download for free. For the full year from the date of subscription you can download for free all new releases as well as Soundtracks and SFX upgrades as soon as they are published on our website.
3How can I buy the Membership?
If you have an existing account on BeatGain.com, you only have to log-in and click on “Buy Now”. If you haven't an account go to "Buy Now" and fill out the form, inserting a password. Finally proceed to checkout.
4Which kind of license does the Membership grants?
The Membership grants you a Standard License to use the sountracks/SFX you choose. This means that you can use the music in accordance with the rules of this license that you can read here.
5How long can I download products with a Membership?
While the downloads are available for one year, the licenses for the downloaded tracks are valid forever.
6What happen to my products when my Membership expire?
If you decide not to get a new membership, you will continue to use the products already downloaded but you will not be allowed to get free download for the products published after the expiration of your Membership.
7Does my Membership automatically renew?
It doesn't. If you want to renew your Membership you have to do it after the expiration date.
 

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