Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

GRASSROOTS AUDIO Subscription
Terms of Use

GRASSROOTS AUDIO licenses royalty free music, which provides you with the right to synchronize GRASSROOTS AUDIO music in timed relation with audio/visual content during the time period for the Subscription you paid for. By purchasing a Monthly License from GRASSROOTS AUDIO you acknowledge and agree to the stated terms, conditions and limitations of use. This license excludes music acquired under any other GRASSROOTS AUDIO music license.

GRASSROOTS AUDIO does not grant, sell or otherwise transfer any ownership of Copyright, Publishing or Master Recordings for any of its musical works contained on its websites, packaged products, electronic storage or the like.

Any use not specifically defined herein under Rights Granted is an unauthorized use and is a violation of this agreement and of applicable laws of the United States of America and other countries. In the event of your breach of these Terms of Use, legal action may be taken against you in accordance with copyright law. Only licenses generated from GRASSROOTS AUDIO Software, its websites and authorized dealers are valid.

Rights Granted

You are authorized to:

Synchronize the music in timed relation with other audio/visual content and display/perform such productions on multiple Internet websites, including video-sharing websites (such as Vimeo, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) and third-party websites, so long as the music portion of the media is not retrievable and extractable as an audio file (on its own or separate from the visual). The right to use GRASSROOTS AUDIO music on video-sharing websites includes the right to monetize or otherwise allow ads to be placed in conjunction with the video or to collect money from a video-sharing website for the performance or display of any video containing GRASSROOTS AUDIO music.

Synchronize the music in timed relation with other audio/visual content and perform such productions at Film Festivals.

Synchronize the music in timed relation with other audio/visual content and perform such productions nationally in multiple movie theaters in a single country. For theatrical release internationally (multiple theaters in multiple countries), please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO.

Synchronize the music in timed relation with other audio/visual content in electronic media such as DVDs and the like, including digital downloads, whether for sale or free, and reproduce/duplicate/download such product up to a number of 1,000 units. For licensing above 1,000 units, please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO.

Use GRASSROOTS AUDIO music for “music-on-hold” or other music playback systems designed to be used in conjunction with telephonic or retail music playback systems in up to 10 locations. For music-on-hold exceeding 10 locations please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO.

Synchronize music in timed relation with audio/visual content for a third party for remuneration or commercial payment so long as all other terms and conditions of this License Agreement are strictly adhered to by all parties involved.

Synchronize the music in timed relation with other audio/visual content and display such content in commercial, for-profit mobile applications and games, excluding content creation mobile applications that distribute the music as part of a video, animation or slideshow. An application that is free to download or free to play but has in-application or in-game purchases or makes income via in-app or in-game advertising is considered for-profit. For content creation mobile applications, please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO.

Provide access to GRASSROOTS AUDIO music to ONE User (defined as one account/computers) at one address location. For additional multiple users, please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO.

Limitations

You are not authorized to:

Use any music after the completion of your monthly Subscription term. All rights to synchronize any music with any audio/visual content shall cease at the completion of the term and you shall not use any GRASSROOTS AUDIO music in any content or production not already synchronized by you during the term. For the avoidance of doubt any music synchronized in timed relation with any audio/visual content during a valid, fully paid term, shall carry a perpetual music license as defined herein for such content or production, only as originally synchronized.

Re-edit or change in any way validly synchronized music after the expiration of the Subscription term.

Copy, duplicate, provide access to, sell, lease, loan, act as reseller or distributor of, or give away unsynchronized (not part of a media project) music from GRASSROOTS AUDIO by any means including the world wide web, email, streaming audio, peer-to-peer file sharing, "Bit Torrent" websites or through any Sampling instrument or product, or any delivery method now known or which shall become known.

You may not share GRASSROOTS AUDIO music between users of any kind, including other GRASSROOTS AUDIO users.

Reproduce/duplicate/download any audio/visual content synchronized with GRASSROOTS AUDIO music above 1,000 units. For units above 1,000 please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO.

Use GRASSROOTS AUDIO music for “music-on-hold” or other music playback systems designed to be used in conjunction with telephonic or retail music playback systems in more than 10 locations. For music-on-hold and other music playback systems in excess of 10 locations please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO.

Add lyrical or vocal content with lyrics, sung (or “rapped”) in coordination with the harmony and rhythm of the GRASSROOTS AUDIO music track, or in any way create a derivative copyright or add new musical material to the original music. (This clause does not apply to any dialogue or narration associated with the movie itself).

Synchronize music from GRASSROOTS AUDIO in a manner that could be considered fraudulent or illegal.

Performing Rights

Except as expressly set forth in the Rights Granted section, this GRASSROOTS AUDIO Monthly Subscription License does not include clearance for Performing Rights, which are governed by Performance Rights Organizations (PRO) such as ASCAP and BMI, and similar organizations in countries throughout the world. In the US and Canada, Performing Rights royalties are paid by broadcasters and are not the responsibility of producers, editors or typical users of production music. Other countries rules may vary. For Broadcast use as permitted under this Agreement, your use of GRASSROOTS AUDIO music may require the filing of a music cue sheet for any production that is Broadcast on television, radio, cable, satellite, etc. or distributed theatrically if the distributor or broadcaster is affiliated with a PRO. If you are working on such a project and a cue sheet is required, such music cue sheet shall correctly identify the copyright owner, composer, publisher, song title as supplied by GRASSROOTS AUDIO through its website or software and the type of use and length of use as per the cue sheet standards of PROs such as ASCAP or BMI.

This section, Performance Rights, is intended to clarify the rights associated with Performance Rights Organizations and does not grant or impart any rights whatsoever not granted in the Rights Granted section above, nor alter or amend any excluded or limited rights in the Limitations section above. Your acceptance of the delivery of the music is your agreement of all of the terms, conditions and limitations herein.

For more information please contact GRASSROOTS AUDIO at info@grassrootsaudio.com.