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What is a Streaming Project?

Streaming has become the new way of sharing content. A Website/Streaming license will allow you to license streaming video or audio on your website. In addition to video and audio you may also request a license to display lyrics on a blog or website.

GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUTUBE?

If you upload to YouTube you may not need a license from us since this falls under the “general user agreement” that we already have in place with YouTube. Items that fall outside this general user agreement are related to uses in commercials, advertisements, or political campaigns. In those cases you would need a license before you post your video. You can get a license here on our site.

 

You do need to be aware however, that Essential will monetize the composition that is embedded in your video. YouTube will flag you and let you know that they found copyrighted content in your video. As long as you do not dispute the claim you’ll be fine to proceed.

 

While Facebook and Instagram are similar platforms we still don’t have a way to manage content there. We also have no control over what gets taken down, we do have a licensing deal in place so we are fine for you to use the song in your socials as well as long as you are aware that in the future we will also monetize our content on those platforms once it is available to us.

 

If you are using our Original Artist Recording on any social media platform your video could get blocked. If this happens, email [email protected] directly. In the subject put either YouTube Request or Facebook/Instagram Request in the subject with the link to the blocked video and someone will unblock the video for you.

 

Our response is based on our controlled share(s) of the song. If we do not control 100% it is your responsibility to continue to request permission from the other rights owners, as they are entitled to license their shares and may have a different policy on YouTube licenses.

Possible Configurations

Audio Streaming (i.e. Spotify, Apple, etc.)

The process of making and distributing On-Demand Streams and/or Limited Downloads through Covered Services (i.e. Spotify, Apple, etc.).

Lyrics on a Blog

Reprint all or part of song lyrics in a blog. Limit to 500 Views.

Video Subscription

Use of a song made available on a video subscription service. This configuration and rate is for a one-year license term. This configuration is typically used on start-up projects where there is not enough subscription revenue, data, or activity to determine a fair market value for the use of the song.

Video Subscription (Artist Recording)

Use of a CONTROLLED ARTIST RECORDING made available on a video subscription service. This configuration and rate is for a one-year license. This configuration is typically used on start-up projects where there is not enough subscription revenue, data, or activity to determine a fair market value for the use of the song. Please note: that this configuration is licensed on a case by case basis and we reserve the right to deny the rights to use a CONTROLLED ARTIST RECORDING.

Website-Video Streaming (For-Profit Organization)

Use of a song played in the background of an audio-visual streaming project made available as a non-downloadable video stream. This configuration is to be used by Organizations that are For-Profit. A for-profit organization is a business or organization whose sole purpose is making money (profit).

NOTE: The rate for this configuration is calculated on a one-year term. If you would like more than one year, the rate will multiply by each number of years, up to 10 (based on our share).

Website-Video Streaming (For-Profit Organization) (Artist Recording)

Use of a CONTROLLED ARTIST RECORDING played in the background of an audio-visual streaming project made available as a non-downloadable video stream. This configuration is to be used by Organizations that are For-Profit. A for-profit organization is a business or organization whose sole purpose is making money (profit).
Please note: that this configuration is licensed on a case by case basis and we reserve the right to deny the rights to use a CONTROLLED ARTIST RECORDING.

NOTE: The rate for this configuration is calculated on a one-year term. If you would like more than one year, the rate will multiply by each number of years, up to 10 (based on our share).

Website-Video Streaming (Non-Profit Organization)

Use of a song played in the background of an audio-visual streaming project made available as a non-downloadable video stream. This configuration is for Individuals and/or Non-Profit Organizations. A Non-Profit Organization is a group organized for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization’s income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers.

NOTE: The rate for this configuration is calculated on a one-year term. If you would like more than one year, the rate will multiply by each number of years, up to 10 (based on our share).

Website-Video Streaming (Non-Profit Organization) (Artist Recording)

Use of a CONTROLLED ARTIST RECORDING played in the background of an audio-visual streaming project made available as a non-downloadable video stream. This configuration is for Individuals and/or Non-Profit Organizations. A Non-Profit Organization is a group organized for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization’s income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers. Please note: that this configuration is licensed on a case by case basis and we reserve the right to deny the rights to use a CONTROLLED ARTIST RECORDING.

NOTE: The rate for this configuration is calculated on a one-year term. If you would like more than one year, the rate will multiply by each number of years, up to 10 (based on our share).

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