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Frequently Asked Questions
This is the only place you will find sounds that allow your to distinguish yourself from the competition. When you need original sounds for your project that compliment your creative work. DenDen Music is whom you need to see.
Does DenDen Music use Samples?
99.9% of our instrumentals do not include samples. Our creative process is 100% original work. If there is a sample you wish to have used in your project, it is your sole responsibility to have the sample cleared so it is legally authorized for use. We do not infringe on the copyrights of others.
Do I own the copyrights to the instrumental after I make a purchase?
We retain all copyrights to the instrumentals unless you wish to enter into an Exclusive Rights agreement to purchase the copyrights of the instrumental(s). You will have the option of leasing the instrumental or purchasing the Exclusive rights to it.
What is the differences between Leasing and instrumental and purchasing Exclusive rights to it?
We provide flexable licensing and exclusing rights to our creative works.
With exclusive rights you’ll be able to use the musical composition(s) for all profitable commercial and broadcast purposes. This includes albums, compilations, mixtapes, live shows, radio play, web sites, TV, streaming services, etc. Exclusive rights are granted to only one user and cannot be resold or transferred to any other party by DenDen Music or the purchaser. DenDen Music retains the production credit rights therefore DenDen Music must appear in the credits as the producer, programmer, and composer of the musical composition(s). DenDen Music will retain the right to use the musical composition(s) and/or it components in marketing and promotional campaigns. DenDen Music reserves the right to use and/or alter components of the musical composition(s) to craft derivatives and/or compose other original works for profitable and non-profitable ventures.
LICENSING RIGHTS (Leasing)
With leasing rights you as the client can use the musical composition(s) for only ONE profitable commercial or broadcast purpose, you will have a non-exclusive license to the musical composition(s). For example, if you wanted to use a musical composition(s) for your album that you’ll be selling; if you purchase Leasing Rights you will not be able to use the musical composition(s) for anything except placement on that specific album. That means you cannot use the musical composition(s) for any other album, compilations, mixtapes, live shows, radio play, web sites, TV, streaming services, etc. Leasing rights can be sold multiple times by DenDen Music. Leasing Rights cannot be resold or transferred to any other party other than DenDen Music. DenDen Music retains the production credit rights so DenDen Music will appear in the credits as the composer and programmer of the musical composition(s). DenDen Music retains the right to use the musical composition(s) and/or its components in marketing and promotional campaigns. DenDen Music reserves the right to use the musical composition as is and/or alter components of the musical composition(s) to craft derivatives and/or compose other original works for profitable and non-profitable ventures.
Why are there vocal tags over musical composition(s) previews?
We do this as a security measure to deter criminals from stealing our copyrighted works. When you are granted Exclusive Rights or Leased Rights, the vocal tags will be removed.
Do I have to pay DenDen Music royalties on the musical composition(s) I have obtained Exclusive Rights or Leasing Rights to?
Many of our creative works are royalty free pursuant to the licensing agreement and our Terms of Service and/or Conditions of Use.
What exactly am I Leasing and/or Purchasing?
You are acquiring original works composed by DenDen Music. We do not punch a few buttons on an MPC and let the AI do all the creations. When you license and/or purchase musical works, or download sound libraries from DenDen Music, you are NOT obtaining OWNERSHIP of the sound libraries – you are in fact purchasing a LICENSE to use the sound library within your musical compositions, whether or not your compositions are released commercially. If a stem from a sound library is used the original producer of the sound will always retain OWNERSHIP of the sound stem used.
What are the restrictions?
You cannot use the sounds in isolation (i.e. when they are not used within musical compositions) as part of a commercially released project. For example, you cannot use the sounds to make another Sample CD, or include them as individual sound samples on a multimedia CD, gaming machine, or toy, that is commercially distributed. You must add substantial instrumentation to loops* (*loops are compositions that contain a combination of sound samples that can be repeated to form a continuous piece of music). You cannot upload or download the sound samples to any database or server, unless they are used in a musical composition (in combination with other sounds) created by you.
Music or Production Library Use
If you are a music or production library composer/producer using our ‘loops’ (compositions that contain a combination of sound samples that can be repeated to form a continuous piece of music), the following terms apply –
(1) Loops must be used in a musical context with at least two other instruments that contribute significantly to the composition.
(2) The entire loop cannot be left exposed at any time in the composition.
(3) If you have any doubts a composition meets this criteria, you may submit it using our contact us form for written approval.
(Please do not send audio or MP3 files, send us a link to your composition on your web server.)
NOTE: These terms apply to all DenDen Music products and most third party products sold from this site. If you are in any doubt about a product you intend purchasing, please send inquiries to contact us.
Who else can use the sounds that I have licensed/purchased?
Nobody! Licensing is nontransferable. If you wish to transfer the licensing, the party will also need to license/purchase the same instrumental or downloaded the same sound sample. Only the ORIGINAL PURCHASER has the right to use the sound samples. This means you CANNOT SELL or give the sounds to anyone else. If you do, and they use the sounds within a commercial release, they, or anyone associated with the distribution of the music, may face legal action from the producer of the sounds. Many of these cases have resulted in multi-million dollar awards to the producer, and ruined the reputation and future job prospects of the composer. It is simply not worth using the sounds ‘illegally’.
Do I have to credit the use of the sounds on my CD sleeve, etc?