Effective Date: November 13, 2011
Last Update: Nov 1, 2022
This is a general license (´licence´ in American) which covers all Audentity Records products on this site and on all official stores who sell our products to any of the customers ("licensee") on these sites.
All products, data, (copy)rights and other materials are controlled by Miracle Sound B.V., The Netherlands.
''Licensor" shall mean the entity who controls the products and their (copy)rights, authorized by the copyright owner.
''Miracle Sound B.V.'' is referred to in this License Agreement as "licensor",“we”, “us”, “our” or “Audentity Records"
Any customer of any of our products is referred to in this License Agreement as '' you'', ''licensee'', ''customer'', ''user'', ''entity'', ''person''.
By 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 other official stores (whether included in the products or terms included in those websites)
If you do not agree to these terms or any future updated version of them then you must not use, and must cease all access and/or use of, any of our Products.
Licensor reserves the right, at any time, and at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this License Agreement (or any policy on the Site) at any time, with or without notice to any user or Licensee. https://www.audentity-rec.com/pages/f-a-q
It is your responsibility to check this License Agreement periodically for changes. Any such modification will be effective immediately upon posting such changes on the Site. Your (continued) use of our sounds and products and / or this Site following the posting of any changes or modifications to these terms constitutes your acceptance of these changed and / or modified Terms and you waive any right you may have to receive notice of these changes or modifications from us
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Subject your compliance with this License Agreement, Licensor hereby grants Licensee a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable, perpetual right to use Licensor's sounds, which you obtain through official stores, in (commercial) music productions to create new recordings and is granted for a single-user only on a global basis for the full copyright protection period.
Licensee is allowed to use licensor's sounds such as vocals, samples, patches, loops and kits in his or her own (commercial or non commerical) music productions without our permission.
The contents of these downloads are licensed, not sold to you by Licensor.
This non-exclusive license is granted for a single-user only on a global basis for the full copyright protection period.
This License grants you the right to use and integrate the purchased samples within your original mixed music productions (and no additional fee or royalty is required for such integrated use).
Licensee has ownership of the composition made with Licensors sounds, but licensee doesn’t own the copyright to sounds. Other Audentity Records samples users can use the same sounds.
There is no need to credit Licensor or anybody else.
Licensor (Audentitiy Records) is not a co-owner of your track, so no need to credit Licensor when registering with a PRO. (like ASCAP or BMI).
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.
It is not allowed to re-record our (vocal) samples with your own vocalists or instruments.
It is not allowed to feature or tag any of our artists or vocalists (or names of other well known vocalists) in your tracks without permission
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. (so not allowed to use the sounds in your own samplepacks or other similar products)
The license is nontransferable, so only the original licensee / purchaser has the right to use the sounds in their compositions.
Unauthorized resale of Audentity Records products is prohibited. You may not sell, lend, or giveaway, any of the licensed audio file and their compositions (midis etc) to third parties.
The use of Illegal Downloads of this product will NOT give you any permission to use our sounds and / or our compositions 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.
Official stores are: Splice, ADSR, Producerloops, Producersources, Reveal Sound, Sonic Academy, W.A Production, Myloops, Datarecords, Lootaudio and Function Loops
Only buying or downloading our products via the official stores will give you our permission to use our sounds or compositions 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). you can only use our sounds in combination with other sounds.
CONTENT ID and COPYRIGHT CLAIMS:
Licensee owns the copyright on the composition itself, but does not own the sounds and compositions of the samples, this means that Licensee cannot claim ownership of our sounds on YouTube and Soundcloud or other platforms, even if it used within a track that you do own.
More info here (see exclusive rights): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2605065?hl=en#zippy=
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 or any other entity or person 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, instagram or any other platforms or stores 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 & INDEMNITY:
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, samples, loops, midis, compositions, audio edits etc. 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, (channel)partners, distributors or agents be liable to Licensee or any other (related) (third party) 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, reputation, 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, arising under or out of this agreement or arising out of any rights granted to Licensee, even if Licensor has been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether the action is based on contract, tort (including negligence), infringement of intellectual property rights or otherwise.
Licensor is not responsible for any type of conflicts between music labels, distributors (or any other third party) concerning using the same sounds/samples or loops.
Licensor is not liable for any damages to the equipment, software or health resulting from the download and use of our products. Continuous listening to audio or playing at loud volume can cause hearing loss or any other health issues / damages.
By using Licensors products you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Licensor and its directors, employees, third-party content providers, designers, licensors, stores, distributors and (channel) partners from and against all losses, claims, demands, any related liability, causes of actions, suits, judgements including legal fees and court costs, which may arise from the use of any of Licensor's products, merchandise or services purchased or downloaded through any website including the Audentity Records website.
Licensee indemnifies and shall continue to indemnify Licensor and its directors, employees, third-party content providers, designers, licensors, distributors and (channel) partners against all actions, claims, proceedings or demands (including those brought by third parties) which may be brought against it or them, whether on their own or jointly, in respect of any loss, death, injury, illness or damage (whether personal or property, and whether special, direct, indirect or consequential, including consequential financial loss) arising out the use of any of our products, arising out of this License Agreement, any reproduction of the product and the performance of this Agreement.
Licensee or any other entity or person agrees that Audentity Records is not responsable / liable for any consequences or damage (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, lost of revenue, goodwill, reputation, 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) arising out of the use of Content ID, monetizing or any other copyright claims and or video / music removals from youtube, soundcloud, instagram, facebook or any other platforms or stores by other users or licensees or arising out of any strikes or any other account removals from youtube, soundcloud, instagram or any other platform.
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 or a third party 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.
For UK Licensees, Audentity Records does not in any way seek to exclude or limit liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by splice's negligence; (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English or EU law.
If any part, term, or provision of this Agreement shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with any relevant law, the remaining portions or provisions shall still remain valid and continue in full force and effect.
LAW AND JURISDICTION:
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.
THIRD PARTY LABELS:
(For License Agreements from our third party labels and partners, please visit their websites for more info or check their License Agreements in their packs)