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What is this site?
Who’s behind YouLicense?
Is this stock music?
Are you a production library?
Are you a music publisher?
Is it free to open an account on YouLicense?
What does the free account include?
What commission does YouLicense take?
Who can join YouLicense?


Account

How do I change my password?
How do I change my user details?
How do I upload my music?
Where do I see the songs I've uploaded?
How do I activate a song for licensing?
How do I open more than one artist page?


Upgrades

What is included in a “Pro Musician Account”?
What is included in a “Business Account”?
How do I upgrade my account to “Pro Musician”?
How do I upgrade my account to “Business Account”?
How do I cancel my subscription?


Song Description

What is 'Describe a Song'?
What is 'Instrumental'?
What is a 'Complete Song'?
What is a 'Beat'?
What is 'Ringtone'?
What is File Format?


Search

How do I search for music?
When searching is it necessary to select everything on the list?
What is 'Genre'?
What is 'Style'?
What is 'Resembles Artist'?
What is 'Mood'?
What is 'Has Instruments'?
What is 'Pace'?
What is 'Subject'?
What is 'Language'?


Offer

I found a song to license, what now?
What is 'Expired Offer'?
How do I know an offer has been made on my song?
How do I accept an offer?
I received an offer I'm not satisfied with?
Where can I see a sample license?
How do I get paid?
How do I pay the artist?
I paid, how do I get the song?


Quick License

What is Quick License?
I paid for a license via “Quick License”, How long will it take for the song to be delivered?
How do I enable Quick License?
Do I need to upload all file versions to enable Quick License?
Why should I enable “Quick License”?
When licensing a song via “Quick License”, can I control or choose who licenses the song?
Do I have to use PayPal to enable “Quick License”?
How do I set up my PayPal email address to integrate with the system?
How are the prices determined for “Quick License”?
Where can I view the available price packages?


MP3 Downloads

Can I sell MP3 downloads on YouLicense?
How much does YouLicense charge for MP3 sales?
How do I determine the file quality of the MP3s I sell?


Licensing Widget

What is a licensing widget and why do I need one?
How do I create a Licensing Widget?
How do I embed the Licensing Widget in other web pages?


Misc

I have a question that isn’t on this list, what do I do?


General

What is this site?
YouLicense is an online music licensing marketplace. We have developed a platform which enables artists and those seeking musical content to conduct business directly with one another in a safe and secure environment. YouLicense utilizes a unique search engine and provides standardized contracts which allow for a quick and easy process.

Who’s behind YouLicense?
We’re a team of music professionals and internet entrepreneurs. Our aim is to create the biggest online music licensing marketplace to cater to artists and business professionals alike in the most secure way possible.

Is this stock music?
No. Stock music companies purchase the license to a song and resell it. We are simply providing a safe and professional platform to conduct business through.

Are you a production library?
No. As opposed to production libraries, YouLicense is non-exclusive and the artist is in control of the sale at all stages. We do not resell music on any other platforms or offline programs.

Are you a music publisher?
No. Whereas a music publisher’s primary job is to represent songwriters and to find various uses for their songs, YouLicense simply offers another avenue for finding potential licensing deals and can be used whether you are an independent artist or a publisher representing many artists.

Is it free to open an account on YouLicense?
Yes! You can go for a free account on YouLicense. It will be limited in some ways, and you get more with a paid subscription, but it's still great! You can always upgrade to a “Pro Musician” account, for just $29.95 for 6 months or get a “Business” account for only $59.95 for 6 months.
To find out more about “Pro Musician”, visit the upgrade page.
To find out more about “Business” Account, click here.


What does the free account include?
  • 10 Songs
  • 1 Artist Store
  • Limited Opportunity Submission
  • Only 9% commission once you’ve closed a deal and have been paid


What commission does YouLicense take?
If you are on the free YouLicense account, the only fee we charge is a 9% commission once you’ve closed a deal and have been paid.

Who can join YouLicense?
Anyone. click here to register on YouLicense today to upload music, search for musical content to purchase and more!

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Account

How do I change my password?
Login and click 'My Account'. On the left you will see 'Change Password'.

How do I change my user details?
Login and click 'My Account'. On the following screen change your details and click 'update'.

How do I upload my music?
Login and click 'Upload'. On the following screen you will have to choose a category, fill in the details of your song and choose a file from your computer or submit a working link to an MP3 file. When finished - click 'upload'.

Where do I see the songs I've uploaded?
Login and click 'My Songs'.

How do I activate a song for licensing?
In order to activate a song after you've uploaded it, go to 'My Songs' and click the 'Edit' button which is next to the name of the song, then choose a license. Afterwards, you will be asked to describe the song for our search engine. When you've completed the song description, click 'Activate Song', then click the checkbox and press 'save'.

How do I open more than one artist page?
Click 'My Artists' on the top navigation bar and on the right click 'Add Artist'.

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Upgrades

What is included in a “Pro Musician Account”?
Click here to find out.

What is included in a “Business Account”?
Click here to find out.

How do I upgrade my account to “Pro Musician”?
Click here to upgrade to "Pro Musician".

How do I upgrade my account to “Business Account”?
Click here to upgrade to "Business Account".

How do I cancel my subscription?
In order to cancel your subscription you will need cancel it via Paypal. Once you do this, your YouLicense subscription will be cancelled automatically.
To cancel your subscription via PayPal, follow these steps:
  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click History at the top of the page.
  3. Select Subscriptions from the Show menu.
  4. Click Details to view the details of a specific Subscription Creation.
  5. Click Cancel Subscription.
  6. Click Cancel Subscription again.

Please note that you will still be able to use your subscription service until your next payment date.


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Song Description

What is 'Describe a Song'?
In order to provide music buyers the best content suited for their project you will need to describe the songs you upload to allow our search engine to find it more efficiently. You will need to go to 'My Songs', and click the 'edit' button which is next to the name of the song and describe the song as accurately as you can. Tip: Describing a song accurately increases the chances of it being sold.

What is 'Instrumental'?
The 'Instrumental' category is only for songs containing music without vocals.

What is a 'Complete Song'?
The 'Complete Song' category is for songs that are ready to be licensed and have already been recorded and mastered (as opposed to a simpler Demo recording).

What is a 'Beat'?
The 'Beat' category is for tracks that consist mainly of a drum beat and no instruments or vocals. This is very useful for rappers looking for a beat to rap over as well as pop artists who need a backing track.

What is 'Ringtone'?
The 'Ringtone' category is for tunes that were written to be mobile phone ringtones.

What is File Format?
Here you can check the box/boxes of the file format(s) in which your music is available. Once a song has been licensed, the buyer will decide which file format the artist will send.

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Search

How do I search for music?
You can begin using our unique search engine either by choosing a category beneath the 'featured artist' on the right-hand side of the page or by clicking 'Search'. Tip: If you're only browsing by category, mood or style you can use our Tag Cloud on the bottom of the front page.

When searching is it necessary to select everything on the list?
No. You can select the criteria you prefer. Tip: The more you choose the more accurate the search results will be.

What is 'Genre'?
A music genre is a category that refers to pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language”. It is often the case that a song can fit into more than one genre. You may choose several genres to place a song in.

What is 'Style'?
Characteristics which signify, unify or distinguish an artist's work.

What is 'Resembles Artist'?
When searching for new music, some users find it easier to familiarize themselves with new material by relating to artists they already know.

What is 'Mood'?
The mood is a state of mind or emotion that one feels when listening to the song.

What is 'Has Instruments'?
This menu allows you to refine your search to songs that have specific instruments.

What is 'Pace'?
The general speed of the song.

What is 'Subject'?
The general subject of a song. This can refer to the lyrics or just to the music if it's for an instrumental song.

What is 'Language'?
The Language in which the lyrics are written.

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Offer

I found a song to license, what now?
Next to the song name you will find a link 'License this Song'. Click the link and follow the instructions.

What is 'Expired Offer'?
When a buyer offers to license your music they are also stating how long you (the seller) has to accept, acknowledge or deny their offer. If the offer has expired it means the buyer is no longer interested in licensing the song.

How do I know an offer has been made on my song?
YouLicense will notify you via e-mail once someone has made an offer on your song. Tip! It is important you supply YouLicense your primary e-mail address to make sure you don't miss any offers.

How do I accept an offer?
You can find a link on the confirmation e-mail. If you did not receive the e-mail you can follow your negotiation history on the 'My Offers' page.

I received an offer I'm not satisfied with?
Click the offer link in the e-mail and choose on the right 'Negotiate'. This will enable you to negotiate the price, use and other details.

Where can I see a sample license?
There are many variations of licenses available and YouLicense will generate the specific license necessary to meet your needs. Below is a sample contract:
YouLicense Standard Non-Exclusive Contract


How do I get paid?
All payment takes place directly between seller and buyer - not through YouLicense. You will need to request money via PayPal from the buyer. See PayPal tutorial for more information.

How do I pay the artist?
The artist will send you a money request via PayPal shortly after a deal has been agreed upon. If you would like to pay in check or cash, you must arrange this directly with the artist and then use the artist's contact details to send payment.

I paid, how do I get the song?
The artist will send the song to you by one of many content delivery methods. We prefer www.yousendit.com

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Quick License

What is Quick License?
“Quick License” allows for instant purchase of a license according to set prices defined in our price packages.

I paid for a license via “Quick License”, How long will it take for the song to be delivered?
Upon payment, you will be asked to choose the file format you would like the song to be delivered in. If the format is available on the site, you will be allowed to download it instantly. If not, a notification will be sent to the seller to upload the appropriate file format.

How do I enable Quick License?
• Go to “My Songs
• In the “Options” column for each song click “Edit”
• Go to “Select Licenses”
• Tick the “Enable Quick License” tick box
• Choose the price package you wish to use


Do I need to upload all file versions to enable Quick License?
No, but we recommend that you do. This will make all transactions faster and more efficient as well as increase your sales.

Why should I enable “Quick License”?
“Quick License” will enable buyers to purchase a license instantly from a set price. This will increase the sales you make on YouLicense.

When licensing a song via “Quick License”, can I control or choose who licenses the song?
No. Once the song is enabled for “Quick License”, anyone can purchase a license according to the price package that you choose.

Do I have to use PayPal to enable “Quick License”?
Yes

How do I set up my PayPal email address to integrate with the system?
• Go to “My Account”
• Click “Billing Details”
• Enter your PayPal email in the appropriate box


How are the prices determined for “Quick License”?
Our Price Packages determine the price according to usage of the license.

Where can I view the available price packages?
Price packages can be viewed here.

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MP3 Downloads

Can I sell MP3 downloads on YouLicense?
Yes! To make a song available for MP3 download go to “My Songs”, in the “Options” Column next to the appropriate song click “Edit”, go to “Select Licenses” and tick the “Sell MP3” tick box. You set the pricing for downloading an MP3.

How much does YouLicense charge for MP3 sales?
• If you are on a free account, we will charge 10 cents per download. YouLicense gives you the chance to set your own prices. Whatever the price is, our cut remains the same!
• If you have a “Pro Musician” account or a “Business” account, we will charge 0% commission on any MP3 download sales you make. Sell as many MP3s as you want and pay nothing to YouLicense!


How do I determine the file quality of the MP3s I sell?
When you make an mp3 available for licensing, we will use the best available mp3 on the system. If you've uploaded 192kbps, that's the one we'll use. Otherwise we will sell the 128kbps.
To upload a 192kbps version of your MP3 go to “My Songs” and click on “File Versions” in the Options column.


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Licensing Widget

What is a licensing widget and why do I need one?
A licensing widget is a music player with all the songs available for licensing on your licensing store. You can add the widget to any webpage including your existing web pages on sites such as MySpace and Bebo, allowing you to spread your music all over the internet and gain exposure to more licensing deals AND fans!

How do I create a Licensing Widget?
Go to “My Artists”, in the “Options” column near the appropriate artist click on “Get the Widget”. Use the Widget Creation Wizard to create your own player.

How do I embed the Licensing Widget in other web pages?
Once you’ve created your widget, you can: • Copy and paste the embed code created into any web page you choose.
• Click on the “embed” link at the top of the player and pick a site from the list, for instance Myspace or Bebo, to embed the player in your profiles and pages.
• To add the widget to your MySpace artist profile, copy and paste the embed code.


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Misc

I have a question that isn’t on this list, what do I do?
Please contact us with all other inquiries through our contact page.

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