Is the music royalty-free? Do I have to pay additional money to collecting societies?
The music is absolutely royalty-free. Our artists are not members of collecting societies (like GEMA, SUISA....) and the music is therefore not registered there. Our artists upload their music under a Creative Commons license. Songs published under the Creative Commons License are generally royalty-free or not registered with any rating society - forever. This can not be reversed by the artist.
So you don't have to pay a cent to collecting societies - and you shouldn't do that under any circumstances.
Due to the so-called "Gema presumption" (for example in germany), however, you are obliged to provide proof: With an extended license you receive a release document for each song, with which you can very easily prove that the music is gemafrei. The document contains the name and address of the artist, the name of the song and also the license conditions.
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