R O Y A L T Y F R E E M U S I C R I G H T S
Royalty Free Music Rights
Rob Hulford Music
1. Permitted uses of my music *all of the foregoing sections are subject to usage permissions granted in your licence.
Spoken-word audio recordings
You can use my music as a backing track to any kind of spoken-word recording. For example, guided meditations, hypnosis, positive affirmations or instructional recordings. You may sell, stream or distribute an unlimited quantity of these recordings in digital formats and as CDs, in as many online or offline stores as you like. Please ensure that you provide proper accreditation as described in section 3 below.
YouTube and other online videos
You can use my music as a backing track in videos you create for YouTube and other online video hosting services in accordance with schedule I., and you are permitted to monetize your videos. However, you cannot use my music to create “music only” videos. Any video you create must include a voiceover or alternatively it must include original visual content of your own making that is informative and/or educational. In other words, the primary focus of your video should be the content you create, not the music itself. Please ensure that you provide proper accreditation as described in section 3 below.
DVD, and multimedia productions
You can use my music in the background of multimedia projects, i.e. DVD productions, corporate presentations and audio-visual tutorials providing you have purchased the appropriate tiered membership (GOLD). You may sell, stream or distribute a quantity of these videos in digital formats and as DVDs, in online or offline stores in accordance with you monthly membership plan. Please ensure that you provide proper accreditation as described in section 3 below.
You may play my music at a commercial venue at various locations. For example, day spas, hotels, restaurants, conferences, on-hold music in accordance with your chosen membership tier. You can also play my music during consultations with clients or patients. For example, meditation or yoga classes, hypnotherapy, physical therapy and medical procedures.
You can use my music repeatedly as a backing track in spoken word recordings that you create on a case by case basis for your clients or patients. Hypnotherapists commonly use my music in this way. Please note that recordings such as these cannot be duplicated, distributed or sold by your clients. Only you, the licensee, have the right to create and sell recordings that incorporate the music.
You can use my music in the background of a software app for any device, however you cannot use my music if your app is designed to play the music by itself. In other words, you must either (a) combine the music with a voiceover or (b) your app must require continuous user engagement, for example, an interactive game. If you wish to use my music in your app without the addition of a voiceover, we may be able to grant you a special license agreement on request.
2. Prohibited uses of my music
Distributing the music by itself
You cannot sell, stream or distribute my music as a 'music only' product. This means that you cannot sell CDs or digital downloads of my music, nor can you stream my music online or via software applications. You cannot use my music to create music videos or embed my music in a media player.
You cannot use my music to create subliminal recordings in which your voice is inaudible. Your voice may be quiet, but it must be audible (otherwise you are effectively creating a 'music only' product).
Creating derivative works
You cannot alter my music and then claim that the music is yours. For example, you cannot add brainwave entrainment frequencies or nature sounds to my music and then sell or distribute the music as your own product. Any audio production you create must include a voiceover.
Using the title of my music as the title of your production
You cannot use the title of my music as the title of any media production that incorporates the music. For example, if you used the music “Lost in Infinity” to create a guided meditation recording, you could not give your recording the title “Lost in Infinity”.
3. Providing a Credit
All of my work, music and albums have been created by Rob Hulford and you must credit him except when it is technically unfeasible to do so. A credit is a welcome gesture of respect that can help negate any copyright claim. Here are some examples of how to publish a credit:
CD / DVD Credit
Simply publish a written credit on the CD/DVD insert and/or on the back cover.
a. I.e. (Ascension & Lost in Infinity) by Rob Hulford. Licensed by Rob Hulford Music Or if multiple tracks have been used:
b. Music by Rob Hulford. Licensed by Rob Hulford Music.
MP3 / Digital Download Credit
Simply add a credit to the meta tag for the composer: Rob Hulford. Please do not list Rob Hulford as the “artist” of your newly created work. A line within the footer of a description is welcome.
YouTube Video Credit
If you use my music in your YouTube video project you must add a credit in the video description that lists the names of the tracks you used and a link to Rob Hulford’s personal website. For example:
a. (Title of Music) by Rob Hulford Licensed by Rob Hulford Music. This licence does not permit use of my music in Film, TV, Movie or Sync production.
4. Distributing, selling and/or monetising your products
If you create any projects or products that incorporate my music (for example, CDs, digital downloads or videos), you may distribute an unlimited number of copies of those products at any price you choose. You can sell your products in as many formats as you like, anywhere in the world. You may also generate advertising revenue on videos that you create with my music (YouTube videos for example - subject to the credits as previously mentioned above).
In other words, once you have created a product* with my music, you are free to earn an unlimited amount of money from it for the rest of time, without ever paying another penny.
* Refer to your membership tier for monthly projects i.e. Bronze x1, Silver x5, Gold x20 per month
5. Editing the Music
You can edit my music if necessary, by looping it, cutting it, applying fade ins, fade outs and transitions from one track to another.
6. Modifying the Music
You may accentuate my music by adding non-musical sounds such as (a) nature sounds, (b) foley or (c) brainwave entrainment frequencies (such as binaural beats or isochronic tones), however you may not add additional musical instrumentation. For example, you cannot add a flute performance or singing to my music.
7. Partially Naked Music
You may create spoken word recordings with my music and leave the music "naked" (without an accompanying voiceover) for up to two thirds of the total duration of each music track. In other words, only one third of your recording must include speech.
For example, you could create a 30 minute hypnosis recording in which you speak for the first 10 minutes and then allow the music to play by itself for the remaining 20 minutes. However, you must ensure that your finished recording is one continuous 30 minute track (not two separate tracks; i.e. one 10 minute meditation and then a separate 20 minute music-only track).
8. Transporting the Music
If you need to send music to another person, you are free to do so via any means at your disposal. For example, you may burn a CD or DVD, you may transfer the music to a portable storage device such as a USB flash drive, and you may transfer the music via online file transfer services. Please take care: you may only send the music to persons who are directly involved in the development of your products or projects. Please take all reasonable measures to prevent unauthorised copying and distribution of my music.
The Legal Bits
9. License fees
Once your payment is received you will not have to pay any ongoing fees to Rob Hulford Music or on behalf of Rob Hulford Music. Music downloaded without the appropriate payment having been made invalidates any and all licence permissions in connection to that work or album.
10. Duration of license
This license has no expiry date. Provided that your payment is received in full and excepting any instance in which you breach the terms of this license agreement, you can continue to use the music indefinitely.
11. Grant of License
This music license is granted to one person, or to one business entity. If the purchaser is purchasing music on behalf of a third party (the nominated licensee), the purchaser hereby represents and warrants that: (i) the purchaser is authorised to act as an agent on behalf of the licensee and has full power and authority to bind the licensee to this agreement; and (ii) if the licensee subsequently disputes such power or authority, the purchaser shall be bound and liable for any failure of the licensee to comply with the terms of this music license.
12. Intellectual Property and Copyright
is wholly owned by Rob Hulford. Any music downloaded by you from this website or received via dropbox for example, is licensed to you by Rob Hulford Music and its copyright is protected by English copyright law and international treaty provisions. Except for your limited right to use the music, Rob Hulford Music shall have and shall retain the entire right, title and interest in and to all intellectual property rights arising from or relating to the music and all copies thereof. No ownership or copyright in any sounds or music shall pass to you by the issuance of this license. You cannot use my trademarks, logos, album artwork, music samples or images without prior written consent.
13. Warranty and Limitation of Liability
Rob Hulford Music warrants that: (i) the music will be free from defects (your sole and exclusive remedy for a breach of this warranty being the replacement of the music); (ii) it has the necessary rights and authority to grant you the rights outlined in this license; and (iii) your use of the music in accordance with the terms outlined in this license, excluding any modifications made by you, will not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property rights. Rob Hulford Music does not make any other warranties, express or implied, regarding the music or its delivery systems, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Rob Hulford Music shall not be liable to you or any other person or entity for any punitive, special, indirect, consequential, incidental or other similar damages, costs or losses arising out of your use of the music, even if Rob Hulford Music has been advised of the possibility of such damages, costs or losses. Nor shall Rob Hulford Music be liable for any damages, costs or losses arising as a result of modifications made to the music by you or the context in which the music is used in your work. Rob Hulford Music’s liability shall in no event exceed the actual price paid for the music license.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold the licensor harmless from any and all claims, losses, costs, damages and expenses resulting from or arising out of: (a) your breach of this agreement; (b) your unauthorised use of the music; (c) your activities after the licensor has notified you that such activities may result in the infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third party; or (d) any claim that the music or the use thereof infringes upon, misappropriates or violates any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secret rights or other proprietary rights of a third party.
15. Unauthorised Use and Termination
Any use of the music in a manner not expressly authorised by these license terms (including, without limitation, use of the music by more than one (1) user without the purchase of additional licenses) constitutes copyright infringement, entitling Rob Hulford Music to exercise all rights and remedies available to it under copyright laws throughout the world. Rob Hulford Music shall have the right to terminate your right to use the music immediately upon your breach of these license terms. Upon termination, you shall cease using the music and shall delete or destroy all copies of the music. Termination of your rights shall not limit Rob Hulford Music from pursuing any other remedies available to it, including, but not limited to, injunctive relief, nor shall termination relieve you of your obligations to pay Rob Hulford Music any applicable license fees. You shall be responsible for any damages resulting from any such copyright infringement, including any claims by a third party.
We take customers’ privacy very seriously. At no time will your personal details or e-mail address be passed onto any other company. We do not see, nor do we retain any financial data such as credit card numbers. These are gathered and processed securely by my e-commerce partners, such as PayPal.
17. Refund Policy
Please choose your music carefully. Like most other online shops that sell downloadable products, it is not possible for us to refund or exchange any product that has already been downloaded. Once the download has taken place, the purchase is final.
18. Licence acceptance.
In accepting and paying for this licence you are fully accepting all of the above terms and conditions contained herein in whole and unreservedly.