Effective Date: May 16, 2016
Last Update: June 26, 2021
This is a general license which covers all Audentity Records products.
By downloading or using any of our digital products, you agree to all terms in this License Agreement.
This License Agreement supersedes any older agreement from our website or from any of our retail packs or otherwise.
Audentity Records may, at any time, and at our sole discretion, modify this License Agreement, with or without notice to any user or Licensee. Any such modification will be effective immediately upon public posting. Your (continued) use of our sounds and products and / or this Site following any such modification constitutes your acceptance of these modified Terms.
The contents of these downloads remain the property of Audentity Records (“Licensor“) and are licensed (not sold) to you as the original end-user (“Licensee“)
This is a non-exclusive license, which means other licensees / users can use the same samples or reproductions in their productions.
All our samples are royalty-free as stated in our descriptions. This means that once licensed and downloaded via our store or on other official webstores, you don't have to pay us any royalties.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Licensee is the person or entity who purchased our samples.
Licensee is allowed to use the included vocals, samples, patches, loops and kits in his or her own (commercial or non commerical) music productions (but only in combination with other sounds) without our permission.
The Licensee is allowed to edit or re-work the sounds. The Licensee may modify the sounds and may use the sounds for commercial purposes as part of a musical composition with other sounds. (read below for our terms regarding vocal use).
Licensee can make money (monetize) with Licensor's samples on most platforms.(Spotify, Apple Music, libraries, Beatport etc) (Read terms for Youtube and Soundcloud below in the Content ID section) without paying royalties to Licensor.
There is no need to credit Licensor or anybody else.
This non-exclusive license is granted for a single-user only on a global basis for the full copyright protection period.
The license is nontransferable, which means you cannot sell or give another individual or entity the right to use any samples or content from our products. Unauthorized resale of Audentity Records is prohibited. You may not sell, lend, or giveaway, any of the licensed audio file to third parties.
Any infringement of this license will be pursued to the fullest extent of international law.
IMPORTANT FOR VOCAL PACKS:
Most of the times the vocalist has requested NOT to use their name when releasing your tracks.
If Audentity Records didn't include the name of the vocalist from a certain pack, the vocalist has asked us not to mention his or her name. We can not give you any info about the name or any other contact info. Please do not send requests about this.
Re-recordings of our vocal samples are not allowed (even with different lyrics).
WHAT YOU CAN'T DO:
The license is non-transferable.
Licensee cannot electronically transfer the sound samples or place them in a time-sharing or service bureau operation or a computer/sampler network.
Unauthorized use, duplication, copying, lending or re-selling of our products or seperate samples or its contents in whole or part is a violation of this License Agreement and is strictly prohibited by the Law of The Netherlands and other countries.
Licensee may not use the sounds in isolation as sound effects or as loops (i.e. a sequence of musical events) or any competitive products that are sold or relicensed to multiple third parties.
The use of Illegal Downloads of this product will NOT give you any permission to use our vocals, samples, loops, midis and kits in your productions and releases. If you download our products illegally, you will not have a licence to use Audentity records products. Illegally means that our product is not bought or downloaded via official stores.
Only buying or downloading our products via the official stores will give you our permission to use our samples in your productions (used in accordance with this Audentity Records License Agreement)
The licensee is not allowed to use the demonstration mix track files (or parts) or recreate a similar copy of the demonstration mix track(s). (or parts of it)
Always keep your proof of purchase in a safe place.
Licensees or users can not claim ownership of any of Licensor's samples, lyrics, midis or the compositions of the content in their productions or performances. A False copyright infringement notice is forbidden by Law.
CONTENT ID and COPYRIGHT CLAIMS
By using any of our products, Iicensee (or any other (in)direct entity or user) agrees that it is not allowed to use ''Content ID'', claim copyright on Youtube videos, monetize videos or soundcloud tracks or take down youtube videos or tracks on other platforms, which contain Audentity Records samples. (using the same samples from our packs).
Licensee owns the copyright on the composition itself, but does not own the samples and midis, this means that Licensee cannot claim ownership of our sounds or loops on YouTube and Soundcloud, even if it used within a track that you do own.
The reason is that the terms on these 2 platforms don't allow to claim copyright on tracks which contain non excl. sample content.
YouTube allows users to remove a part of the Content ID reference file. Rights holders must upload the original sound or loop from our pack to remove it from the Content ID database. This way, YouTube will use a part of their music that doesn’t use our sound or loop as the reference, so you will still be able to claim copyright if anyone else uploads that song.- just ask your distributor how this works exactly if there are any doubts or questions.
Licensee agrees that Audentity Records is not responsable / liable for any results, consequences or damage arising out of the use of Content ID, monetizing or any other copyright claims on youtube, soundcloud or any other platforms by other users or licensees.
Audentity Records owns the original copyrights. Any unautorized copyright claim is not in accordance with this Audentity Records License Agreement.
It is Licensee's responsibility to tell any third party you license your music to that it has copyrighted sounds that are licenced.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Licensor cannot be held responsible for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of any of Licensor's products licensed in whatever form. Licensor cannot be held responsible for any and all infringements that may arise from the use of our products (such as sound files, midis or audio edits within the licensee’s musical compositions and productions).
To the fullest extend permitted by Law, in no event will Licensor or any of its directors, officers, employees, shareholders, partners, or agents be liable to Licensee or any other entity or person for any incidental, direct & indirect, special, exemplary, consequential or punitive damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, lost of revenue, goodwill, claims of third parties, other losses of any kind or character, business interruption, loss of business, loss of future profit or revenue or any other pecuniary and intangible loss) in connection with any claim, loss, damage, action, suit or other proceeding arising out of the use of any of Licensor's products, or any rights granted to Licensee, whether or not the possibility of such damages has been disclosed to the other party in advance, whether the action is based on contract, tort (including negligence), infringement of intellectual property rights or otherwise.
Licensor is not liable for business losses. If Licensee is a consumer we only supply the Products for domestic and private use. If you use the Products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to Licensee or to any other entity or person for any loss of profit & revenue, loss of data, loss of business, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, loss of future profit or revenue, claims of third parties or other losses of any kind or character.
In any event, Licensor's total maximum aggregate liability under this agreement, or the use of any or all of the Products in any manner whatsoever shall be limited to the amount Licensee has actually paid to Audentity Records or to one of our distributors / partners for its products or services.
Licensor does not exclude or limit in any way its liability to Licensee where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation and for defective products.
The laws of The Netherlands govern the Terms in this License Agreement. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with Audentity Records shall reside in the courts of The Netherlands.