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LICENSING, TERMS & CONDITIONS

Overview of License Terms

After purchasing the Filmmaker Plan, you'll be granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual license with an unlimited number of usages for all tracks contained in Tomas Herudek Music Library from the date of the purchase to the same date next year. After that period, you must renew the Filmmaker Plan (purchase another year of subscription) to maintain the permission to download the songs present in the library. However, all the audio-visual works (AV works) you have created during your valid subscription, whether for yourself or for your clients, are perpetually cleared — meaning they are forever yours. You can also use all the music you download during your valid subscription after you unsubscribe, but you will no longer be able to clear your videos from YouTube copyright claims. 

Blanket license 

You can synchronize the music contained in the Tomas Herudek Music Library ("the music") with audiovisual media ("AV works") according to the scope of the blanket license ("License"), i. e., purchased subscrtiption plan  - ("The Filmmaker Plan").

The License grants permission to sync the music with your AV works released on all social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok etc., and all future social media platforms. The License allows you to monetize your video content on YouTube. You can also sync the music with podcasts, online streaming and wedding videos/slideshows

 

With the Filmmaker Plan, you have the authority to use the music in short and feature films, trailers and teasers, works destined for TV, TV shows and Broadcasting. This plan also includes a commercial license, enabling you to use the music in AV works created for third-party clients.

You can also sync the music with audiobooks, games, apps and software. Additionally, the License allows you to use the music in live performances. Whether it's a live event, theatrical production, or any performance art, you have the freedom to accompany it with the music.

 

YouTube monetization and copyright claims

Due to a large number of unauthorized uses of the music on YouTube, most of the music was registered with YouTube Content ID (what is YouTube CID?). 

This means that if you upload a video containing my music on YouTube, you'll likely receive a copyright claim on that video, which will prevent you from monetizing it.

However, there is no cause for concern. Simply fill out the form provided in the SUBSCRIBER'S ZONE section, and your video will promptly undergo clearance from the claim. Rest assured, you will not incur any loss of earnings that would have otherwise been generated during the period in which the video was under claim.

You can clear as many videos as you want. 

You can also find tracks that are NOT registered with CID (so you don't have to clear them) in the library under the filter 'TYPE' → 'NO CID'.

Accounts and business information

In order to purchase a Plan, and receive the blanket license certificate, you must open an account on tomasherudek.com and on disco.ac - the service that provides the library and enables you to efficiently browse, filter, and download the music. In both cases, opening an account is fast and simple. Please enter the same login email in both cases to be correctly authorized. Also, enter your correct name or business name since those will appear on your license certificate.

 

Public Performance and Broadcast

 

You have the right to perform the music in public, but it does not cover payment of royalties to PRO (Performance Rights Organizations). That means if you or your customer uses the music in broadcast, the broadcaster must cover these royalties. The PRO that covers all the songs from tomasherudek.com is BMI (for the territories of USA and Canada) and OSA (Rest of the World). IPI number: 01093612660.

Editing the music

You can edit the song - the length and the sound to fit your AV work. You can also edit the order of individual parts of the song. Unless you contact me and we come to an agreement, you cannot create a song or remix with my music.

Credit

 

You can credit me, but it's not mandatory. I would very much appreciate it though. The proper way to do it is to copy this short text and add it in the description of your video:

 

Music by Tomas Herudek

Song: -- name of the song --

www.tomasherudek.com

Forbidden usage of the music

 

Even though you can use the song as many times as you wish during your valid subscription, this privilege applies only to you or your company. The license is non-transferable — you cannot transfer the license to other parties. However, you can create an AV work for a client, and you can transfer that end product to your client. In this case, the license is then transferred to your client, but only in the form of a complete audiovisual work; the client cannot use the music alone in any future project.

Additionally, you are not permitted to re-distribute the music or claim ownership of it. With the 'tomasherudek.com' blanket license, you gain the right to use the music solely in your AV work. You cannot register my music in any store/platform or present it as your own work.

Unless you contact me and we come to an agreement, you cannot create a song or remix with my music.

Check also the FAQ.

 

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