General

Are all songs free of any P.R.O.'s (SACEM, ASCAP, MCPS-PRS, etc.)?

Yes, all songs on audiohub are free of any Performance Rights Organizations.

Do I have to place a copyright notice on my project?

EA copyright notice is not required for our paid licenses. However, we recommend placing the following note in order to avoid possible queries from the collecting societies (e.g. ASCAP, MCPS-PRS, SACEM):
Royalty Free Music from https://audiohub.com

Which license do I have to choose if I want to use a song as an intro or outro?

To use a song as an intro and outro (for example, in videos or podcasts), only one Standard License needs to be purchased. The intro/outro can then be used in any number of episodes.

Are there any discounts or customized offers?

No. We don't have any discounts or individual offers at the moment.

Are there subscriptions?

No, we do not offer any subscriptions. All prices are one-time prices without follow-up costs.

Do you also offer an online radio stream?

No, we do not currently offer a stream.

I am a musician myself; can I publish my songs with you?

Unfortunately, no, because we compose and produce all our songs in-house. Only then can we ensure that all the rights to our songs are 100% clear.

What is the difference between "royalty-free" and "free of any Performing Rights organizations"?

Non-P.R.O. music should not be confused with royalty-free music. Royalty-free can also be works of a composer who is a member of a collecting society (e.g. ASCAP, GEMA, SUISA etc.). Royalty-free means that the publishing rights (synchronization, adaptation, and (film) production rights) and especially the ancillary copyrights to finished productions have already been clarified. However, if these works are registered with a collecting society, P.R.O. fees must also be paid for these titles. At audiohub, all songs are both royalty-free and non-P.R.O. So there are no follow-up costs.

Bei audiohub sind sämtliche Songs sowohl "Royalty Free" als auch "GEMAfrei". Es fallen also keinerlei Folgekosten an.

May I post videos I've created for a client as a reference on my own website?

Yes, you may publish the videos as a reference on your own website without purchasing an additional license.

What is not allowed?

The use of music without a project is not allowed.
Please note that a song may only be used in a creative media project (e.g. in a video). An overview of valid project types can be found here.

Example 1:
You are a singer and want to sing a text to a song and then publish it?
That is not allowed.

Example 2:
- You want to create a CD and just publish our songs on it? That is not allowed.
- On the other hand, if you want to create a hypnosis CD and use our songs as background music while a speaker teaches listeners how to hypnotize themselves? That is allowed.

Example 3:
You operate a radio station and want to broadcast our music?
That is not allowed.

Example 4:
You have written video editing software and want to sell our music together with the software? That is not allowed.


Project and publication

What is meant by a "project?"

An overview of all valid project types can be found here.

Where can I publish my project?

You can publish and sell your project (e.g. a video) anywhere you want. You can find some examples here.


Standard License

Can I use a song in several projects with the Standard License?

No, you must re-purchase a standard license for each project.

Examples:
You are using a song in 1 video = 1 x Standard License
You are using that same song in 5 videos = 5 x Standard Licenses

If you want to use a song in more than 2 projects, we recommend purchasing the Extended License.

Exceptions:
Within your project:
Within your project the song may be used multiple times (e.g. as a loop).

Alternative language versions:
If your project is to be released in different language versions (e.g. with different subtitles or native speakers), you do not need another license.

Adaptations:
You can create short and edited versions of your video. It is important to ensure that no new footage is added. If new image or sound material is added (e.g. a new logo), another license must be purchased.

My project will be exported to various technical formats. Do I need a new license every time?

No, as long as the content of the project does not change, you can export your project into any number of technical formats.

Examples:
You want to export your video to 16:9, 1:1, and 4:3 formats.
You want to export your podcast episode to WAV, MP3, and AIFF formats.


Extended License

Can I use a song several times with the Extended License?

Yes, if you purchase an extended license for a song, you can use that song in any number of licensee projects.

What restrictions are there?

This notice applies only to persons ordering on behalf of a customer (usually a media agency, which is how we will refer to them below).

In the last order step, the media agency enters its customer as the licensee. Then the song can be used in all projects that this licensee publishes. The media agency may use this song exclusively for projects of this single licensee. If the media agency wants to use the song for another customer, it will need another license.


Customer account & order process

I am working on behalf of a customer. Can I register the customer as the licensee?

Yes, in the last order step there is the option to enter the licensee's address. In this case, your address will be set as the billing address and the customer's address will be set as the licensee address.

FYI: your customer will not be informed about the purchase. Its data will only appear on the license and exemption document, which will be available for download. In addition, no prices will be listed on this document.

Where can I find the invoice?

In the customer area (orders) you will find a small gray button at the top right of your order where you can download the invoice.

Where can I find the license and exemption certificate?

In the customer area (orders) you will find a small green button at the top right of your order where you can download the document.
An exemption document is necessary, for example, if you want to make DVD pressings. It certifies that the song is free of any collecting society rights, such as GEMA, AKM, SUISA, GVL, etc.

Where do I enter my full billing address?

You only need to enter your complete billing address on your first order.

Is it possible to insert our own internal information on the invoice?

Yes, you can enable this feature in your customer area (profile) in the right column. Afterwards you can enter an individual note with your next order which will then appear on the invoice.

Can changes be made to the license and exemption document, the licensee, or the invoice in retrospect?

No. The data you provide when placing the order cannot be changed once the order is finalized.

I would like to change my account from PRIVATE to BUSINESS (or vice versa).

Your selection (private or business) is permanent and cannot be changed. If you still want to use another type of account, please register as a new customer with a different e-mail address.


Songs

Which song versions are there?

As a free service, we offer additional versions for many songs. The most popular song versions include:

No Drums

Here the drums and percussion tracks have been removed.

No Melody

Here the melody track has been removed.

No Drums, No Melody

Here the drums, percussion, and melody tracks have been removed.

There are also other versions, such as ambient mixes and tempo or arrangement variations. The type of each version is shown in the file name.
All song versions are inclusive versions. So they are automatically included when you buy the normal version.

Do the song versions cost extra?

No. All versions of a song are included.

In which format are the songs available?

All songs and song versions are available in uncompressed WAV format, 16 bit, 44 kHz (CD quality) and as MP3 (192 kbps).
The watermarked test songs are in heavily compressed MP3 format (128 kbps).

Are there any audiohub songs anywhere else?

No. All songs are exclusively found here.

Where can I download the song after ordering?

1) Log in with your access data at https://audiohub.com/login
2) Go to https://audiohub.com/my-account/orders
3) Click on the square green button WAV or MP3. The download will start.

Where can I download the song versions?

1) Log in with your access data at https://audiohub.com/login
2) Go to https://audiohub.com/my-account/orders
3) Click on the text link "Show more song versions."
4) Click on the green WAV or MP3 button next to the desired song version to start the download.

Can I edit/change music titles?

You may make the following edits:

- Cut
- Rearrange
- Transpose
- Timestretch
- Hide/show
- Loop
- EQ
- Echo effects
- Mastering
- Pitching

If a song is edited, the copyright remains with the rights holder. This means that editors may not distribute the work under their name.

I downloaded a trial version: is the audiohub.com watermark audible in the purchased version?

No, only the trial versions are watermarked.


Technical

Listen to songs on an iPhone or iPad

Unfortunately, Apple sometimes has problems with the WAV format and syncing it in iTunes. In this case, please download the MP3 version in your customer area (preferably via a computer (Mac or PC)). To sync your music to your iPad or iPhone, we recommend iTunes or AnyTrans software. After installation, you can connect the iPhone to the computer via cable and easily sync the music. Incidentally, this procedure affects all types of music files, not just files downloaded from audiohub.

Since Apple is generally very restrictive regarding its audio file management, it is not possible to transfer audio files to a mobile device without a computer or without iTunes.

Is is safe to shop on audiohub?

We value security and use highly secure SSL Certificates with enterprise validation. Our servers are located in Germany. Sensitive PayPal or credit card details remain with the respective payment provider or with your bank.

What does audiohub do with my data?

audiohub respects your privacy and will never disclose, share, or sell your information to any third party. In addition, audiohub will only send information to those customers by email (e.g. newsletters) who have expressly requested this. You can also delete your account at any time. It will then be irrevocably removed and not archived anywhere. Simply send an email to info@audiohub.com.