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© 2019 Pre-Cleared Limited T/A ClicknClear.
ClicknClear is a Registered Trademark of Pre-Cleared Limited
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Listen License Mix and Empowering Performance Sport Through Music are trademarks of Pre-Cleared Limited.

All rights reserved.

FAQ's

WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU OFFER?

 

Each license covers both master rights (Recordings) and publishing (Compositions) of the track, and allows:

  • editing and adapting and combining the track into a mix including cutting down, tempo shifting and adding sound effects and voice over

  • putting choreography to the track

  • performing the choreographed routine to the track

  • up to 35 people associated with the team to use the track in the resulting Mix for training and preparation purposes

  • making non-commercial videos of the routine with the track and upload to your website or YouTube or Facebook

 
 

WHAT TYPES OF USE ARE NOT COVERED?

 

You can only use the music as permitted in the EULA for the purposes of making a mix and performing a sports routine to it.

 

Example uses of the music that are excluded are:

“DJ re-mixing” of any Recording or Composition for commercial release and / or DJ sets;Incorporation of Recordings, Mixes or Videos onto any tangible medium;Sponsorship of Videos or the placement of adverts in Videos (although this does not prohibit the appearance in the Video of sponsored elements of sports teams apparel, kit etc., or sponsorship of any event at which a performance takes place);

 

The sale or making available of any Recording, Mix or Video, in any form (including without limitation tangible or digital) in return for money or money’s worth in connection with the licensed use and permitted purpose.

 

Sound recordings under the agreement may not be manufactured for sale, or otherwise exchanged for money or money’s worth in connection with the licensed use or permitted purpose.

 

In general any use connected with commercial sale or exploitation or in return for payment or payment in kind is excluded, and requires a further license from us.

 

WHAT DOES A CLICKNCLEAR ACCOUNT ALLOW ME TO DO?


To create an account go to the top left hand corner of this page and click Register, or just [CLICK HERE].
 
When you create an account on ClicknClear, you’ll be able to listen to the music and, depending on the account you have, you’ll be able to download the music to test in your mix before licensing it.
 
Because we offer streaming of tracks and free trial downloads for music producers to test tracks out before purchasing a license and these licenses are entered into instantly online after purchase, we cannot offer returns or refunds of licenses.

 

WHY DO I NEED TO LICENSE MUSIC?

When you stream a track, or download a music file or buy a CD, you don’t ‘own’ the music, you just have the right to listen to it privately. You aren’t even allowed to make a copy of it.

 

Any piece of music is owned by its creators; i) the people who wrote the song and ii) the artist(s) who record each version of that song (whether a worldwide hit or an anonymous cover version).

Writers and artists are allowed to control what happens to their creation and charge money to allow others to use it. Using music without the writer’s and artist’s permission is an infringement of worldwide copyright law and you will be liable for damages.

For more information see our short introduction video to music copyright [2 minute watch]: 

Music copyright applies in EVERY country worldwide – international copyright systems are held together through the Berne Convention and the Rome Convention. It is NOT ‘just a problem in the USA’.

Copyright violation is an act of primary infringement, so a defence of ‘no knowledge’ or ‘benign intent’ is not valid and the infringing party can be sued.

 

WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO MUSIC?

The copyright of any piece of music is owned by its creators.

THERE ARE TWO MAIN 'SIDES' OF COPYRIGHTS IN MUSIC

 

PUBLISHING

The people who wrote the song control the musical composition of the song: Lyrics, melody, etc.

These are called ‘publishing rights’ (from the days when publishing physical sheet music was very popular).

Normally several writers have a % share in each song.

MASTER RECORDING

 

The artist(s) who record each version of that song (whether a worldwide hit or an anonymous cover version) own rights in the sound recording of their version.

 

These are called ‘master rights’ (from the days when master versions were used to mass reproduce physical copies on vinyl, cassette tape or CD).

You MUST get a license from ('clear') ALL owners before you can legally use music.

BOTH Master AND Publishing sides.

MORE INFORMATION ON PUBLISHING

Writers typically use music publishing companies to administer their rights on their behalf.

The artist’s rights are typically represented by their record labels.

 

Publishing is usually more complicated, as there is normally more than one writer of a song.

On average in 2018 there were 9 writers on each hit pop song.

In general each writer is represented by a different publishing company.

Each writer will own a certain percentage of the song depending on their contribution to the writing process.

In order to license music you need a license from EVERY rightsholder.

As an example, consider the ownership of Beyoncé's Run The World (Girls)

 

MASTER SIDE

PUBLISHING SIDE

There are 7 deals, 1 Master and 6 Publishing, needed to get the rights to Run The World (Girls).

Even if just one of these deals is not in place, you do NOT have the right to use the track.

 

WHAT RIGHTS DO I NEED? 

 

HOW DO I GET MUSIC LICENSES?

For EVERY track you want to use, you will need to research all the songwriters and artists, and contact them individually.

In the Beyoncé example above, even if you got Beyoncé's permission and 5 of the 6 writers, but one writer said ‘no’,

then you CANNOT use the track.

The music industry is set up to do large scale deals. So it’s not normally cost effective for each owner to respond to small individual requests.

All in all it’s a very difficult job, and even more so if you are not a music licensing expert with a big budget.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone had already done ALL the deals for you?

And aggregated demand across the world to provide both the Master and Publishing rights you need to create and use a mix for just $15 or $25 per track, per mix?

That’s what ClicknClear has done!

 

CAN I USE COVER MUSIC?

THERE ARE TWO MAIN 'SIDES' OF COPYRIGHTS IN MUSIC

PUBLISHING

The people who wrote the song control the musical composition of the song: Lyrics, melody, etc.

These are called ‘publishing rights’ (from the days when publishing physical sheet music was very popular).

Normally several writers have a % share in each song.

MASTER RECORDING

 

The artist(s) who record each version of that song (whether a worldwide hit or an anonymous cover version) own rights in the sound recording of their version.

 

These are called ‘master rights’ (from the days when master versions were used to mass reproduce physical copies on vinyl, cassette tape or CD).

You MUST get a license from ('clear') ALL owners before you can legally use music.

BOTH Master AND Publishing sides.

Making a cover of someone else’s song means the person making it will own the MASTER rights of their new version of the recording.

But the PUBLISHING rights of the original song still need to be cleared with the ALL the writers of the original song, via licenses.

A license to a cover track MUST include BOTH the publishing AND master rights before it can be used for a sports mix.

Please carefully check that the license from your cover music provider offers all necessary PUBLISHING rights as well as the rights in their cover master recording - including adapting, editing and putting choreography to a track as well as copying for training and uploading a video online of the routine WITH the music - before using the cover version, and gives you an indemnity that those rights are provided (a legal promise to pay your costs if there is any problem).

 

HOW DO I GET MUSIC FROM CLICKNCLEAR?

Songs can be found using the search bar or by clicking “Search Music” and using our filters.

 

Our curated Playlists are also a great way to sort through songs by category.

 

You can license songs individually or create playlists and then add them all to your cart.

 

Once you have found the perfect piece(s) of music, simply check out and you will receive the EULA by email - a legal agreement stating you have paid for the song and are allowed to use it in the conditions established.

 

If you are using the tracks in competition it is recommended that you bring a printed version of the EULA document with you, to prove that you have properly obtained permission to use the music in your performance.