This License Agreement governs the terms by which you obtain the right to use music tracks, sound effects, loops and all other media content available at BeepCode Media Production through the web site located at www.beepcode.net (the “Site”). This is a fairly lengthy document, and it contains many important provisions that affect your rights and obligations.
This BeepCode Media Production Content License Agreement is a legal and binding agreement between you (hereinafter referred to as “You” or “Licensee”) and BeepCode Media Production (hereinafter referred to as “BeepCode Media Production” or “Licensor”) which governs your use of all Content made available for license to you by BeepCode Media Production at the Site.
Please read the Agreement carefully prior to licensing any Content here. By licensing Content here, you hereby consent to and do become a party to this Agreement and you agree to be bound by and comply with the terms and conditions contained herein. If you do not accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, please do not license any Content here.
When Licensee purchases music, sound effects, loops, ringtones, (hereinafter referred to as “Content” or “Licensed Material”) at BeepCode Media Production, Licensee is actually purchasing a license to use the Content. Licensee chooses the type of license to purchase a Content. The license Licensee purchases provides a varying degree of rights for commercial uses, potentially including, but not limited to, use in television production, feature-length films, radio or audio production, commercials, theatre, multimedia, games, products, toys and all other types of creative and commercial media projects. Depending on the specific type and scope of license Licensee purchases, the Content can be used in virtually any type of commercial, personal or educational project or production, whether for local, regional, national or international use, and whether broadcast, distributed, performed live or utilized otherwise.
GRANT OF RIGHTS
Subject to the terms of this Agreement, BeepCode Media Production grants to Licensee a direct, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, right, inclusive of the various specific rights as selected by Licensee (per the “Commercial Use Rights” section below) to access the BeepCode Media Production web site and use the Content as licensed by Licensee via the Pay-Per-Subscription option or, for qualified Licensees, via the Free-License option (as more fully described below), for use in the specific media(s)
Licensee selects, or all media if Licensee selects an “unlimited license” option, other than those uses prohibited under the Restrictions section of this Agreement.
Licensee may edit, modify or alter the Licensed Material as necessary for its intended use, provided that: (i) any such editing, modification or alteration does not give rise to any ownership rights or claims, including copyright, on the part of Licensee in or to the Licensed Material; and (ii) Licensee agrees that, if requested byBeepCode Media Production, Licensee will, without any payment or other consideration, execute a written assignment of any such rights toBeepCode Media Production.
Permitted modifications of the Licensed Material including editing the Content to fit the needs of Licensee’s production, including fading in, fading out, cross-fading, adjusting duration, volume, equalization, tempo and pitch.
Licensee may have the Licensed Material reproduced by subcontractors of Licensee (including Purchaser) for preparation of the Licensee Work, provided that such subcontractors agree to abide by the provisions of this Agreement. Licensee may store the Licensed Material in a digital library, network configuration or similar arrangement to allow the Licensed Material to be accessed by employees, partners and agents of Licensee.
All Content available at BeepCode Media Production is licensed, not sold, to Licensee by BeepCode Media Production and is available at the BeepCode Media Production Site on a Pay-Per-Subscription basis. Additionally, all music Content is available for use by qualified Licensees for qualified projects on a Free-License (or Free-Licensing) basis.
PAY-PER-SUBSCRIPTION LICENSING MODE
All Content available at BeepCode Media Production can be licensed on a Pay-Per-Subscription basis, meaning Licensee can purchase a license for just the entire library by BeepCode Media Production. For Content purchased in this way, Licensee can purchase one Full Access License, limited by the time of use but not by the number of tracks.
A limited by the time license (“YouTuber Subscription Plan” for one year) and unlimited by the time license (“Unlimited Subscription Plan”) provides for use of the Content in just the specific media(s) that Licensee chooses, and without various media-specific limitations such as, for example, a limited term, or limited territory, or a limited number of units, etc. On the other hand, an Full Access License provides for Licensee’s use of the Content in all media, in perpetuity, throughout the world and Universe.
All music Content available at BeepCode Media Production can be used by qualified Licensees for qualified projects on a Free-License (or Free-Licensing) basis, meaning that Licensee pays no up-front license fees in order to utilize the music in your productions. Free-Licensing is available strictly to clients creating video content for a broadcast debut on any national TV network or cable broadcast, or for a national theatrical debut followed by broadcast on a national TV network or cable broadcast, who also meet the following criteria:
Free Broadcast Uses – For clients producing creative or commercial video content which debuts on or debuts within a U.S. broadcast on any national U.S. TV network or cable broadcast, as well as later rebroadcasts of the same within the U.S., wherein the TV network or cable channel holds a current valid ASCAP, BMI and SESAC annual blanket license (hereinafter “Blanket Performance License” as more fully described below).
Permitted Internet and Foreign Uses – Free-Licensing permits that your video content may also be broadcast on the Internet and/or in TV broadcasts outside the U.S., as long as the programming first debuts on either national U.S. network TV or cable broadcast TV wherein the TV network or cable channel holds a Blanket Performance License from ASCAP/BMI/SESAC.
Permitted Commercial Uses – Free-Licensing permits thatBeepCode Media Production’s music may also be used in commercial advertising such as in TV commercials, promos, and infomercials as long as the advertising is broadcast initially on any national-scope U.S. network TV or cable broadcast TV wherein the TV network or cable channel holds a Blanket Performance License from ASCAP/BMI/SESAC. Additionally, the commercial must be aired on U.S. TV prior to any Internet use or any use on TV broadcasts outside the US. And finally, you must provide a valid ISCI number and media buy schedule for each commercial or infomercial that includes the music.
Blanket Performance Licenses – To qualify for the Free-License option, the U.S. TV network or cable channel(s) broadcasting your programming or production must possess a valid and currently active performing rights blanket license from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. A blanket license shall be defined herein in the manner as defined by ASCAP, BMI and SESAC, respectively. A blanket license from one of these societies provides a broadcaster the right to use the society’s entire catalog, and obligates that broadcaster to pay fees and file cue sheets for its programming. For the purposes of this agreement, blanket licenses shall not include so called “interim” licenses or other conditional or limited licenses.
Free Theatrical Uses – For clients creating feature-length films for U.S. theatrical release by a major U.S. film studio as generally understood in the industry (i.e. Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros, etc) to be followed by broadcast on a national U.S. TV network or cable channel. If you are unsure whether an individual film studio qualifies as “major”, please contact BeepCode Media Production via this form option at the top of the web site to discuss the situation.
Cue Sheets are Required to be Filed – In relation to any Free-License use of music from BeepCode Media Production, completed cue sheets (or for commercial programming, commercial data worksheets or similar) must be filed in accordance with the terms and conditions of ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC’s license agreement for all BeepCode Media Production music used in broadcast programming content. If ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC’s blanket license agreement does not require the filing of cue sheets on a regular basis, cue sheets must be filed on no less than a calendar-quarterly basis. Copies of all music cue sheets containing any BeepCode Media Production tracks must also be sent to BeepCode Media Production via email (cuesheet[@]beepcode.net) or uploaded to our web site in order for you to qualify for the Free-License use of BeepCode Media Production’s music catalog. Failure to either file the cue sheets or to simultaneously send copies of such cue sheets to BeepCode Media Production shall void this agreement. Such termination shall render your use of BeepCode Media Production’s music to be an infringing use, actionable under the remedies provided under U.S. copyright law.
Free-Licensing Impermissible Uses – Free-Licensing strictly excludes any and all other uses that do not result in the creation and filing of a cue sheet to ASCAP, BMI or SESAC in relation to the broadcast of your production on U.S. national-scope network or cable TV, either initially when the program debuts, or as a follow-on to a theatrical release. Specifically, the following uses are excluded and are not eligible for Free-Licensing:
- Local-only TV, regional-only TV, public and community access TV, and closed-circuit TV
- Any local, regional, national, standard or cable broadcast that does not have an ASCAP/BMI/SESAC blanket license as defined above.
- Advertising and promo or other similar uses on local-only TV, regional-only TV, public and community access TV and closed-circuit TV
- Advertising and promo or other similar uses where you are unable to provide both an ISCI code and the media buy schedule for each campaign
- Radio broadcast uses
- Television use premiering outside the U.S.
- Mechanical uses including direct-to-video, DVD, CD, CDR DVDR, downloads or other similar media, including replication, distribution, promotional, or sale, including games and toy uses, non-broadcast multimedia, software applications, books, e-books, and magazines
- Live events, Broadway uses, live dramatic theatre uses, Powerpoint presentations, trade shows and conventions and other similar live uses
- On-Hold music, background music for use in a business or facility
- Internet-uses without a corresponding national-scope U.S. TV broadcast, including but not limited to personal websites, any website used to promote a business, product, service, organization or club, any videos uploaded, posted or otherwise disseminated to a web site, YouTube or other video-sharing site, gaming, shareware, freeware, podcasting, blogs, email, greeting cards and brochures
- Theatrical-only releases where there will be no national-scope TV broadcast
- Film festivals and competitions
- Ring Tones
Any use of the music that affects a creative change, addition, modification or other creative alteration for the purposes of the creation of a new copyright or the creation of a derivative work. (Please note that this does not include a restriction on editing Content for inclusion in your production, such as fading, cross-fading, changing EQ, speeding up or slowing down, etc.)
Grant of License – For clients meeting the above conditions, and upon the execution of this BeepCode Media Production – Content License Agreement, BeepCode Media Production grants a free blanket license for synchronization and master-use for use of the music catalog available at BeepCode Media Production in your qualified commercial and creative productions strictly meeting the above conditions.
CUE SHEET FILING REQUIREMENT
For any Content licensed by you which is utilized in a production that is to be broadcast on radio or TV, you are required to provide a completed cue sheet information to BeepCode Media Production and the publishing agent for the Content so that a cue sheet can be filed with ASCAP, BMI or other society in the country (or countries) where the music is to be used. This is true whether such music Content is licensed via our Pay-Per-Subscription licensing or via our Free-Licensing.
For creative long-tail video formats such as feature-length films, TV shows, documentaries or similar, you agree to provide a fully completed cue sheet.
Please note that radio and TV broadcasters actually pay the performance royalties; you as our client do not ever have to pay performance royalties.
Each track has one composer (BeepCode, BMI IPI: 696636782) and one or more publishers. We provide detailed information for each track about that track’s composer(s) and publisher(s), including their performing rights organization (PRO) affiliation (e.g. ASCAP, BMI, etc.).
COMMERCIAL USE RIGHTS
The Content available for license at beepcode.net is fully owned or controlled by BeepCode Media Production. This includes both the the sound recording (“Master”) and, for music tracks, the underlying musical composition (“Composition”), together known as the “Track”. The rights granted for the commercial use of a Track are based upon the licensing methods available on the beepcode.net Web site, and the licensing option and licensing parameters selected by you. The rights associated with Full Access License includes one or all of the following, depending on the specific licensing option and parameters selected by you:
- Master use license – A master use license provides the right to use the sound recording as downloaded from BeepCode Media Production for the specific use selected in the licensing options.
- Mechanical and Videogram licenses – Mechanical and videogram licenses provide the right to re-record, duplicate and release the Track as part of your production in whatever medium required (i.e. CD, DVD, record, mini-disc, or embedded in a hardware product, game or similar product or production).
- Synchronization license – Also known as a “sync license”, this provides the right to use the Track as a soundtrack “synced” with visual images as part of your production.
- Electrical transcription license – This type of license provides the right to integrate the Track into productions for audio-only broadcast, such as for radio advertisements and public announcements, as well as for background music purposes and for music on-hold.
- Public Performance license – This may take the form of a “Direct License”, provided by BeepCode Media Production directly to Licensee providing public performance rights for the Track, eliminating the need to file cue sheets with any Performance Rights Organizations. Or it may take the form of an “indirect license”, requiring that, for Licensee will provide cue sheet information to BeepCode Media Production and the publisher’s agent so that a cue sheet may be filed with the appropriate Performance Rights Organization in the country where Licensee uses the music tracks.
See details further below for the usage details and Full Access License granted for each type of commercial licensing option available at BeepCode Media Production.
Corporate, Theater and Competition Use
Licensee has the non-exclusive right to synchronize the Track in timed relation with other audio and/or visual elements within a production, or to use the original sound recording, for purposes of business-related viewing, business meetings, corporate videos, employee orientation, in-house training, and instructional and training videos. Depending on the “audience type” selected for this licensing option, the production may be displayed, or the original sound recording may be played, within one of the following settings:
Meaning for an in-house audience such as Licensee’s personnel, job seekers and other types of on-site guests. This option provides a master use license, a synchronization license, and a limited mechanical license for in-house use only. Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to the use of the Track on an in-house basis.
For a business-to-business environment, meaning for the display to or performance for actual or potential business clients, whether in an internal setting or an external non-public setting. This option provides a master use license, a synchronization license, a limited mechanical license, and a right of non-public performance. Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to the use of the Track on a business-to-business basis, NOT for use in products to be sold or given away (instead use the “Products for Sale or Giveaway” licensing option such uses)
General public viewing of the created production, or performance of the track, is permitted at trade shows, theatrical performances, competitive performances and for music-on-hold. Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to the use of the Track on a public performance basis, NOT for use in products to be sold or given away (instead use the “Products for Sale or Giveaway” licensing option for such uses). This licensing option provides a master use license, a synchronization license, a limited mechanical license and a direct license for public performance. Additionally for situations where music is to be used as phone system on-hold music, this option includes an electrical transcription license. Licensee does not have to pay performance royalties to any Performance Rights Organizations.
Product for Sale or Giveaway Use
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relations with other audio and/or visual elements in a software or hardware product, and reproduce this product up to the licensed number of units allowed in the User License Agreement’s “Per Project Reproduction Allowance”, and make these units available for sale or giveaway. Products for sale or giveaway include Videograms (Videos, CDs, DVDs or similar), Games, Kiosks, Toys, hardware devices, as well as software or other productions that are available on CD, DVD or for download via the Internet. This licensing option provides a commercial master use license, a synchronization license, a mechanical license (for audio and non-visual products) or a videogram license (for CDs and DVDs or similar) and the right to manufacture and distribute said product up to the number of times (units to manufacture) selected during licensing. It does not express a right to broadcast the production, nor any public performance rights. Since such products are not for public performance or broadcast, Licensee does not have to pay performance royalties to any Performance Rights Organizations, nor filoe cue sheets for such uses.
Television Show Production
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relations with other audio and/or visual elements within a production, as part of the soundtrack, for broadcast throughout the Licensed Territory. Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to the use described in this paragraph. Licensee may utilize the Track as part of the soundtrack only for non-theatrical broadcast viewing by the general public on the licensed form(s) of television (as selected during licensing), including network TV, cable TV, pay TV, free TV or other television broadcast medium now known or hereafter devised. This licensing option provides a master use license and a synchronization license only, and optionally a videogram license if Licensee selects such option during the license configuration process, for the manufacturing of DVDs or other similar mechanical media. If the videogram license option is not selected by Licensee, manufacturing and distribution of physical media is prohibited with this license (use the “Product for sale or giveaway” license option instead for such purposes). Any broadcast of the Track on television will have performance royalties collected by the appropriate Performance Rights Organizations, typically paid by the TV network or Cable channel that broadcasts the productionwork, and licensee SPECIFICALLY AGREES TO PROVIDE CUE SHEET INFORMATION to BeepCode Media Production or its designated agent to facilitate the collection of performance royalties for the composer and publisher of this Track. Licensee must ensure that the TV network or cable channel broadcasting the production has a current active public performance blanket license in place from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC, and if not, then Licensee must purchase an additional public performance license from BeepCode Media Production prior to the broadcast of the production.
Short Film or Commercial Video
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relations with other audio and/or visual elements for use in a short film or video production less than 25 minutes in length. Commercial use of film/video is permitted within the selected territory, or for display at film festivals, or for any other video use that is NOT a feature-length film or major motion picture and is not intended for major theatrical release or television broadcasting. Distribution (as in DVD distribution) and/or Internet use is also permitted if either of these options are selected for this license. This licensing option provides a master use license, a synchronization license and a direct license for public performance. Licensee does not have to provide cue sheet information unless the video is broadcast on TV, in which case a completed cue sheet must be provided toBeepCode Media Production.
Film or Motion Picture Production
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relation with other audio and/or visual elements in order to create a feature-length film, documentary or similar long-tail video (hereinafter the “Film”) for display in the Licensed Territory. Licensee may make copies of the Film on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to use of the Track in the Film within the Licensed Territory. Licensee may exhibit the Film in theatres or broadcast the Film on television. This licensing option specifically provides a master use license and a synchronization license only. A public performance license is also required for the TV network or Cable channel that broadcasts the Film, and may be obtained by the TV network or Cable channel by procuring a public performance blanket license from the appropriate Performing Rights Organization such as ASCAP, BMI, PRS, or other society (hereinafter “PRO”) in the country in which the Film is exhibited or broadcast. Performance of the music by virtue of a broadcast of the Film shall have, as applicable, performance royalties earned and collected from the broadcaster by the appropriate PRO in the country of broadcast. Or if the production is shown in a theatre outside the U.S., the performance royalties are typically paid by the cinema company or theatre chain that actually renders the performances. Licensee SPECIFICALLY AGREES TO PROVIDE CUE SHEET INFORMATION to BeepCode Media Production or the designated publishing administrator to facilitate this collection of performance royalties for the composer(s) and publisher(s) of this Track.
Internet Non-Commercial Use
Internet Commercial or Advertising
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relations with other audio and/or visual elements in Flash, Real Audio, Shockwave, Quicktime or other similar internet presentation formats for use on the World Wide Web (Internet): The Track may be embedded in an internet presentation file, synchronized with other audio and/or visual elements, or the embedded directly into a web page for background music or sound purposes. This licensing option provides a master use license, a synchronization license and a direct license for public performance. Licensee does not have to pay performance royalties to any Performance Rights Organizations. Note: Mechanical License Excluded – All Internet commercial uses permitted except for download of product with track embedded in product, which requires a mechanical license. Select the Product For Sale or Give-Away licensing option for such use.
Radio Advertising and Production Use
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relation with other audio elements in order to create and broadcast commercial advertisements or promotional announcements on radio within the Licensed Territory. Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to use of the Track in a radio commercial, radio production or promotional announcement within the Licensed Territory. This includes broadcast radio, cable radio and satellite radio. This licensing option provides a master use license and an electrical transcription license only. Any broadcast of the Track as part of a radio ad, announcement or production will have performance royalties collected by the appropriate Performance Rights Organizations, paid by the company that broadcasts or transmits the production, and licensee agrees to provide cue sheet information to BeepCode Media Production or its designated agent to facilitate this collection of performance royalties.
Television Advertising Use
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relation with other audio and/or visual elements in order to create and broadcast commercial advertisements and/or promotional announcements on television within the Licensed Territory. Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to the use of the Track in a television commercial or promotional announcement in the Licensed Territory. This licensing option provides a master use license and a synchronization license. Any broadcast of the music as part of a television commercial will have performance royalties collected by the appropriate Performance Rights Organizations, typically paid by the company that broadcasts or transmits the production, and licensee agrees to provide cue sheet information to BeepCode Media Production or its designated agent to facilitate the collection of performance royalties as applicable.
Motion Picture Trailer Use
Licensee has the right to synchronize the Track in timed relation with other audio and/or visual elements in order to create a Motion Picture Trailer for display in the Licensed Territory. Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to use of the Track in a Motion Picture Trailer for display in the Licensed Territory. This license option provides a master use license and a synchronization license only. Public performances of the music as part of a Motion Picture Trailer will have performance royalties collected by the appropriate Performing Rights Organizations, typically paid by the cinema company or theatre chain that actual renders the performances. Licensee agrees to provide cue sheet information to BeepCode Media Production or its designated agent to facilitate this collection of performance royalties.
Licensee may not:
(i) make the Licensed Material available (separate from the Licensee Work) in any medium accessible by persons other than Licensee’s employees, partners and agents;
(ii) make the Licensee Work available in any medium or manner intended to allow or invite a third party to download, extract or access the Licensed Material as a standalone file, such as for a digital download;
(iii) falsely represent, expressly or impliedly, that Licensee is the original creator of an audio or visual work that derives a substantial part of its artistic components from the Licensed Material;
(iv) sell, rent, lease, sub-lease, sub-license, assign, share, assign, or otherwise transfer the Licensed Material except as incorporated in a derivative product or production. The Licensed Material may not be transfered, shared, assigned, sublicensed, leased, rented or sold among independent or different companies or operating divisions or companies owned or controlled by a common parent company.
(v) sell or sub-license the Licensed Material contained herein outright to any other individual or party, although the Licensed Material can be sub-licensed as embodied in Licensee’s Work;
(vi) trade or otherwise directly exploit the Licensed Material for profit or any other reason
(vii) download Tracks from the BeepCode Media Production web site by utilizing automated downloading methodis via software control, robots, spiders or crawlers. This activity is strictly prohibited and will result in termination of the offending access to the BeepCode Media Production Site.
(viii) edit, modify or alter the Licensed Material in such as way as to give rise to any ownership rights or claims, including copyright, on the part of Licensee in or to the Licensed Material. For clarification, for music tracks (i.e. tracks found under the “Music” section of the BeepCode Media Production web site), License may not use the Licensed Material as a component of a larger musical composition, including but not limited to sample-based musical productions; You may not re-record or artistically or creatively change or alter any music Tracks licensed by this Agreement in any way without Licensor’s written consent. You may not integrate any music Tracks represented in this Agreement into your own music tracks or compositions for the purpose of creating a new derivative music production without Licensor’s written consent.
(ix) reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any part of the Licensed Material.
(x) use the Licensed Material in a defamatory, illegal or unlicensed way, whether directly or in context or juxtaposition with specific subject matter. Licensee shall also comply with any applicable regulations and/or industry codes.
Licensee may not, without obtaining the prior written consent of BeepCode Media Production and the payment of additional License Fees:
(i) include the Licensed Material in an electronic template intended to be reproduced by third parties including, without limitation, in a product or service that enables an end user to create soundtracks, in a system that resells products that include the Licensed Material, or in any build-it-yourself media tools;
(ii) use or display the Licensed Material on websites or in any other medium designed to induce or involving the sale, license or other distribution of “on demand” products, including, without limitation, electronic greeting cards, voicemail greetings, ring tones, multi-media albums or presentations, or similar items;
(iii) use or display the Licensed Material in an electronic format that enables it to be downloaded or distributed via mobile or wireless devices or shared in any peer-to-peer or similar file sharing arrangement;
(iv) use the Licensed Material to manufacture, distribute or sell audio-only products, whether in the form of compact discs (CD), cassettes, phonographs, digital downloads or any other format or media now known or hereafter devised, except where such audio product is embedded or contained within a larger derivative work (e.g. a gift basket, self-help book containing a CD, audio greeting card, etc.);
(v) sub-license, re-sell, rent, lend, assign, gift or otherwise transfer or distribute the Licensed Material or the rights granted under this Agreement;
(vi) use the title or subtitle of the Licensed Material as the title of any Licensee Work or any item that incorporates the Licensed Material.
(vii) alter or delete any “watermark” or other ordinarily imperceptible identifier embedded within the Licensed Material.
For exceptions to these use restrictions please contact support[@]beepcode.net to discuss the details of your specific needs.
Purchasing Agent Obligations – Where Purchaser is licensing Licensed Material on behalf of a Licensee, Purchaser hereby represents and warrants that: (i) Purchaser is authorized to act as an agent on behalf of Licensee and has full power and authority to bind Licensee to this Agreement; and (ii) if Licensee subsequently disputes such power or authority, Purchaser shall be bound and liable for any failure of Licensee to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Nothing in this Section shall serve to excuse Purchaser’s obligation to make payment to BeepCode Media Production of the License Fee.
Web Site Posting – If the Licensed Material is Reproduced on a website, Licensee shall post terms and conditions on the website that include restrictions on downloading the Licensed Material for other than personal use, and prohibit republication, retransmission, reproduction or other use of the Licensed Material.
PRODUCTION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
If any music Tracks licensed herein are used in an audio/visual production where credits are accorded to other providers of licensed material, then for such Tracks a production credit shall be accorded in equal size and comparable placement to other such music credit(s), substantially in the form “Music provided by beepcode.net” with additional credits for the composer(s) and publisher(s) of each Track. Failure to provide the production credit as required herein shall render this agreement null and void and Licensee’s use of the Tracks licensed herein shall immediately become an infringing use, subject to legal claim for copyright infringement. For sound effects and instrument sounds, a production credit is optional and shall be provided at Licensee’s sole discretion in the format of Licensee’s choosing.
CUE SHEET INFO
For any uses of music Tracks licensed herein within a production that is broadcast on television or radio, Licensee is strictly required to provide to Licensor a completed cue sheet detailing the use of all music tracks utilized in Licensee’s production, including each music Track licensed herein that is used within the production, so that Licensor may file the cue sheet with the appropriate PRO(s). For the avoidance of doubt, no such cue sheet is required in connection with in-theater showings or via internet streaming for any and all purposes including, without limitation, educational uses.
By licensing and downloading music Tracks herein, Licensee hereby agrees to provide required cue sheet information to Licensor. Any failure to provide required cue sheet information to Licensor within not more than two months after Licensee’s production work has been completed and the production has been released for broadcast in any country shall render this agreement null and void and Licensee’s use of the Tracks licensed herein shall immediately become an infringing use, subject to legal claim for copyright infringement.
The relevant track-specific composer and publisher information for music Tracks licensed herein is listed to facilitate Licensee’s inclusion of this information within their production’s cue sheet.
Warranty and Limiation of Liability – BeepCode Media Production warrants that: (i) the Licensed Material will be free from defects in material and workmanship for thirty (30) days from delivery (Licensee’s sole and exclusive remedy for a breach of this warranty being the replacement of the Licensed Material); (ii) it has all necessary rights and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement; and (iii) Licensee’s use of the Licensed Material in accordance with this Agreement and in the form delivered by BeepCode Media Production (i.e., excluding any modifications made by Licensee), will not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property right and will not violate any right of privacy or right of publicity.
BEEPCODE MEDIA PRODUCTION DOES NOT MAKE ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE LICENSED MATERIAL OR ITS DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BEEPCODE MEDIA PRODUCTION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF BEEPCODE MEDIA PRODUCTION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER TERM HEREIN, BEEPCODE MEDIA PRODUCTION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING AS A RESULT OF MODIFICATIONS MADE TO THE LICENSED MATERIAL BY LICENSEE OR THE CONTEXT IN WHICH LICENSED MATERIAL IS USED IN A LICENSEE WORK.
Indemnification – Licensee shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless BeepCode Media Production and its parent, subsidiaries and commonly owned or controlled affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees, and licensors, from all damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable outside attorneys’ fees), arising out of or as a result of claims by third parties relating to Licensee’s use of any Licensed Material outside the scope of this Agreement or any other actual or alleged breach by Licensee of this Agreement.
Provided Licensed Material is used only in accordance with this Agreement and Licensee is not otherwise in breach of this Agreement or any payment obligations to BeepCode Media Production, and as Licensee’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the representations and warranties set forth in the section regarding Warranty and Limitation of Liability above, BeepCode Media Production shall, subject to the terms of Warranty above, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Licensee and its parent, subsidiaries and commonly owned or controlled affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees from damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable outside attorney’s fees), arising out of or connected with any actual lawsuit or legal proceeding alleging that BeepCode Media Production is in breach of its warranties set forth above. The total maximum aggregate liability of BeepCode Media Production under this Agreement and any other agreement with BeepCode Media Production pursuant to which Licensee has licensed the same content (regardless of the file size, or the use or exploitation of any or all of the content in any manner whatsoever), and the obligation of BeepCode Media Production under this Section, shall be limited to an aggregate of one thousand ($1000) US dollars for all of Licensed Material. For greater clarity, BeepCode Media Production liability to Licensee in respect of the Content shall not exceed one thousand ($1000) US dollars for all of Licensed Material regardless of the number of times that Licensee has licensed the same content fromBeepCode Media Production. The foregoing statesBeepCode Media Production’s entire indemnification obligation under this Agreement.
The party seeking indemnification pursuant to this section shall promptly notify the other party of such claim. At indemnifying party’s option, indemnifying party may assume the handling, settlement or defense of any claim or litigation, in which event indemnified party shall cooperate in the defense of any such claim or litigation as may be reasonably requested by indemnifying party. Indemnified party shall have the right to participate in such litigation, at its expense, through counsel selected by indemnified party. Indemnifying party will not be liable for legal fees and other costs incurred prior to the other party giving notice of the claim for which indemnity is sought, and BeepCode Media Production shall not be liable for any losses arising from Licensee failure to discontinue use of licensed content pursuant to a notice of withdrawal as explained below.
Condition of Licensed Material – Licensee should examine all Licensed Material for possible defects (whether digital or otherwise) before sending any Licensed Material for Reproduction. Without prejudice to the sections above, BeepCode Media Production shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by Licensee or any third party, whether directly or indirectly, arising from any alleged or actual defect in any Licensed Material or its caption or in any way from its Reproduction.
Electronic Invoice and Interest on Overdue Invoices – Licensee and Purchaser agree to receive invoices from BeepCode Media Production electronically via the email address associated with Licensee and/or Purchaser BeepCode Media Production account. If Licensee fails to pay the Invoice in full within the time specified in the Invoice, BeepCode Media Production may add a service charge of one-and-one-half percent (1.5%) per month, or such lesser amount as is allowed by law, on any unpaid balance until payment is received. Licensee’s agreement(s) with Licensor may be terminated with no notice if payment is past due, regardless of the dollar amount that is owed. Further, Licensee agrees to pay Licensor all reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred by Licensor to collect any past due amounts. The right to such payment is in addition to any other remedies available to Licensor under this Agreement or at law. Licensor reserves the right, at any time, to change its fees and billing methods, including changes in pricing for Content.
Unauthorized Use and Termination – Any use of Licensed Material in a manner not expressly authorized by this Agreement constitutes copyright infringement, entitling BeepCode Media Production to exercise all rights and remedies available to it under copyright laws around the world. Licensee shall be responsible for any damages resulting from any such copyright infringement, including any claims by a third party. In addition and without prejudice toBeepCode Media Production’s other remedies under this Agreement, BeepCode Media Production reserves the right to charge and Licensee agrees to pay a fee equal to five (5) times BeepCode Media Production’s Subscription-plan price for each unauthorized use of the Licensed Material. BeepCode Media Production reserves the right to terminate this Agreement in the event Licensee: (i) enters the Agreement after having received notice of unauthorized use from BeepCode Media Production relating to the Licensed Material; (ii) fails to pay the License Fee in full within the time specified in the Invoice; or (iii) otherwise breaches the terms of this Agreement. Upon termination, Licensee must immediately (I) stop using the Licensed Material; and (II) destroy or, upon the request of BeepCode Media Production, return to BeepCode Media Production the Licensed Material and, in the case of termination by BeepCode Media Production for cause, the Licensee Work in the possession or control of Licensee.
Electronic Storage – For all Licensed Material that is delivered to Licensee in electronic form, Licensee must retain the copyright symbol, the name of BeepCode Media Production, the Licensed Material’s identification number and any other information and metadata as may be embedded in the electronic file containing the original Licensed Material. Licensee shall maintain a robust firewall to safeguard against unauthorized third-party access to the Licensed Material.
Withdrawal – Upon notice from BeepCode Media Production, or upon Licensee’s knowledge that any Licensed Material may be subject to a claim of infringement of another right for which BeepCode Media Production may be liable, BeepCode Media Production may require Licensee to immediately and at its own expense (i) stop using the Licensed Material; (ii) delete or remove the Licensed Material from its premises, computer systems and storage (electronic or physical); and (iii) ensure that its clients do likewise. BeepCode Media Production shall provide Licensee with comparable Licensed Material (which comparability will be determined by BeepCode Media Production Images in its reasonable commercial judgment) free of charge, but subject to the other terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Inadvertent Errors and Out-Of-License-Scope Uses – For any Content used by Licensee in a manner outside the scope of the license purchased by Licensee, BeepCode Media Production reserves the right to adjust Licensee’s license to correct it for Licensee’s actual use of the Content. Licensee agrees that BeepCode Media Production has the right to correct its license in this situation and if additional monies are due and owing to BeepCode Media Production, Licensee hereby agrees to pay the difference in order to obtain the correct license for Licensee’s intended or actual use of the Content.
Non-Payment – Should Licensee receive and use the Tracks licensed herein in advance of making payment for this license (i.e. a purchase on credit), if payment is not disbursed by Licensee and received by Licensor within ninety (90) days after Licensee’s production or project integrating the Tracks licensed herein has been completed and released for broadcast, distribution or other live production use, in any country, this shall render this agreement null and void and Licensee’s use of the Tracks licensed herein shall immediately become an infringing use, subject to legal claim for copyright infringement.
No Refunds – BeepCode Media Production does not generally provide refunds. You have the full opportunity to preview all Content before you license any Subscription Plans. Once you have made a pay-per-subscription purchase and downloaded various Content, we have no way to take back or remove the Content that you may have downloaded. Consequently, all sales are final. Any requests for partial or full refunds must be submitted in writing via email to support[@]beepcode.net and are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Accurate Information – Licensee agrees that all information that Licensee provides to BeepCode Media Production at any and all times is accurate, complete and not misleading in any material respect. Licensee agrees that it will not disclose access codes or passwords used in accessing any area of the BeepCode Media Production website to any unauthorized party and will maintain such access codes and passwords as confidential. Licensee will exercise due diligence and maintain strict safeguards on all Content received from BeepCode Media Production to prevent unauthorized use or distribution thereof.
Severability – If one or more of the provisions contained in the Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. Such provisions shall be revised only to the extent necessary to make them enforceable.
Waiver – No action of either party, other than express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any provision of this Agreement. A delay on the part of either party in the exercise of its rights or remedies will not operate as a waiver of such rights or remedies, and a single or partial exercise by either party of any such rights or remedies will not preclude other or further exercise of that right or remedy. A waiver of a right or remedy on any one occasion will not be construed as a bar to or waiver of rights or remedies on any other occasion.
Entire Agreement – This Agreement is intended for business customers of BeepCode Media Production and contains all the terms of the license agreement. No terms or conditions may be added or deleted unless made in writing and either signed by an authorized representative of BeepCode Media Production or issued electronically by BeepCode Media Production and signed by an authorized representative of Licensee. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms contained herein and the terms contained on any purchase order sent by Licensee, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.
Taxes – All License Fees are exclusive of any applicable sales, use, withholding or other transactional taxes, which are the sole responsibility of Licensee or Purchaser (if any).
The Definitions presented below are for general information only, and do NOT grant any additional rights not specifically defined elsewhere in this License Agreement.
Cue Sheet: Used by performance rights organizations for distribution of royalties collected from licensed TV networks and Cable channels. These royalties are paid by the TV networks and Cable channels and are generally not paid by the producers of video programs. For both creative and commercial broadcast productions, cue sheets information should always be provided to BeepCode Media Production or its designated publishing agent.
Performance Rights Organizations: An organization (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOUNDEXCHANGE, SOCAN, PRS, etc.) that represents its members (composers and publishers) by licensing, collecting and distributing performance royalties for certain types of public and broadcast performances of copyrighted works.
Motion Picture: As it is used in this License Agreement, a motion picture is defined as a production whose primary function is non-broadcast theatrical presentations where showings of the project occur on the same day(s) in multiple theaters and a fee for viewing is charged to the general public.
Motion Picture Trailer: As it is used in this License Agreement, a motion picture trailer is defined as a film advertisement. They are typically shown before the screening of another movie, at a cinema where the films will be exhibited, and/or in the lobby, and/or on the Internet. They are commonly known as “previews of coming attractions”, although they could be any type of advertisement.
Per Project Reproduction Allowance: This represents the number of units that may be replicated or duplicated for any one project containing the music. For example, a piece of music may be used in a single production/project and reproduced up to the number of units allowed. The same piece of music may NOT be used in other different productions/projects, nor can reproductions of the production/project exceed the maximum allowance.
License Territory: Licensee may utilize the licensed content in their project or production strictly in the geographical territory if any limited territory is specified in the License purchased by Licensee
License Term: Licensee may utilize the licensed content in their project or production for the limited time period if any such limited time period is specified in the License purchased by Licensee.
Direct License: For some licensing options, BeepCode Media Production provides a direct license to the Licensee for the right to perform licensed track in a public performance. Except where stated specifically for a specified use, BeepCode Media Production does not convey a direct license.
This is a legal agreement between you, the end user, and BeepCode Media Production (dba beepcode.net). Licensing (i.e. purchasing) and download of any Content from Licensor by Licensee constitutes full acceptance of these terms by both parties to this agreement.