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Frequently Asked Questions

To purchase our copyright free / royalty free CDs and downloads please click here

Buy CDs / CD Downloads / Single track Downloads from our Royalty Free Music / Copyright Free Music library and get unlimited instant clearance and synchronization rights to use our music on as many different productions as you like without paying any extra fees. Buy once, use forever. The licence covers worldwide use and is multi platform.

No more fees, no further clearance, no complicated forms, no licence renewal.

Simple one-off cost for all productions, our licence covers TV, Corporate DVD, website usage, photographic projects. It does not matter if you are making a TV commercial or an amateur film, the cost is the same.

What is Royalty Free Music?
What does your licence cover?
What limits are there on your licence?
What must I do if my production is broadcast?
I own a shop, restaurant or I need music for on hold and want to avoid paying PRS fees.
In what format can I purchase your music?
How instant are your instant downloads?
Do you accept purchase orders?
Can I see you at exhibitions?
What are your delivery times?
How can I contact you if I have a problem with your downloads?
Do you ship internationally?
Do I receive a VAT receipt?
How can I listen before I buy?
I am having problems hearing your previews
Is your order form secure?
Why can’t I use any music I like on my productions?



What is Royalty Free Music?
Royalty Free Music/Copyright Free Music or Buyout music is a full commercial licence granting the end user / producer the right to use music on all their audio/visual productions without paying any further royalties. The music is pre cleared for use, removing the need to pay any Ďmechanicalí synchronization/ dubbing fees ( in the UK these are termed MCPS fees). Itís simple and cost effective saving the producer time and money as the same music can be used on all their future productions.


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What does the licence cover?
Our licence covers all commercial/ amateur productions worldwide and can be used for:
Televison
Radio
Corporate Video / DVD
Training Video / DVD
Commercial Video / DVD
Point of Sale Video / DVD
Amateur/ student productions
Photographic Slideshow and Previews
Music on Hold
Media Courses
Websites and Podcasts

You pay only for the cost of the music and then you are licensed to place it onto your production and sell the production on to your clients or customers. You can extend and modify the music with no restrictions on the number of copies you wish to make of your production. The licence has no renewal fees and covers your lifetime.

See our licence terms


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What limits are there on your licence?
The licence is non transferable, so only the original purchaser has the right to synch the music. You cannot loan or sell the music to another producer to use on their productions.


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What must I do if my production is broadcast?
Some of our composers are PRS [ Performing Rights Society ] members which means when a programme using their music from our library is broadcast on TV/ Radio they should receive a payment from PRS after the transmission of the programme. PRS collect money on behalf of composers from broadcasters to cover the performance of music on their channels. As a producer of a programme it is important to understand that you will not be paying any further fees as it is the responsibility of the broadcaster to pay these fees to PRS. We have granted you the dubbing rights covered by the price of the CD and so the only thing we ask is that if your programme is broadcast please send the broadcaster the following details to ensure the right composers receive the correct royalty:

1. The track title of the music
2. The composer's name : this can be found on our cds
3. The duration of music used

This information forms part of a cue sheet, a example of which can be downloaded here. This information is passed onto the broadcaster with your programme.

IT IS IMPORTANT that a copy of these details be sent to us at info@akmmusic.co.uk


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I own a shop, restaurant or I need music for on hold and want to avoid paying PRS fees.
We stock a good range of quality CDs/ CD Downloads that are PRS & PPL free and exempt from any performance royalties. This means you can play the music in your business or public area and simply pay a one off purchase price. Clickk here for more details and previews

Avoid paying PRS fees. Avoid paying PPL fees. No renewal fees. Our Copyright Free/ Royalty Free music can be played in all types of business:

Restaurants & cafes
Hotels & guest houses
Hair & beauty salons
Health practices/waiting rooms
Shops & stores
Music on hold


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In what format can I purchase your music?
Single Track Downloads : CD quality MP3ís downloaded onto your computer in an instant. Upon request we will also email you the .wav if needed free of charge
CD Downloads : CD packs downloaded in an instant
Audio CDs : over a 160 themed CDs see our library here
CD ROMS : tracks formatted in .wav 16 bit files for easy use and importing
GOTRAX : loopable .wav files building blocks which can be extended to any length go to link

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How instant are your instant downloads?
You select your tracks or CD, you submit your details and as soon as you place your transaction you are directed to a page where you will find your track . Right click on the track/ CD and in a flash your music will be downloaded onto your computer. We send an email confirmation and transaction number for your records. A full receipt of your transaction will be emailed

For instant track downloads click here


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Purchase Orders
We accept purchase orders from public service organisations/local authorities/government agencies and all educational establishments. Simply fax, email or send an official purchase order stating the CDs you wish to buy and goods will be delivered with an invoice. Our terms are 30 days from the date of invoice.

Fax +44 (0) 1926 864068
email akm@akmmusic.co.uk
or send to: AKM Music
2 Albion St
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 2FW
United Kingdom

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Can I see you at exhibitions?
We are not a faceless internet company as we like to meet our customers and believe very strongly in good customer relations. Our customers are used to meeting and greeting us at the various media shows in which we exhibit.

You will see us at the following Trade Shows in the UK

BROADCAST VIDEO EXPO LONDON
EXCEL  


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What are your delivery times?
CDS / CD ROMS : orders placed before 3.00pm are normally shipped on the same day. This usually means next day delivery for UK customers. For international order please allow up to 4 to 5 working days for delivery

DOWNLOADS : instantly


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How can I contact you if I have a problem with your downloads?
We operate a telephone helpline from 10am to 6pm if you are unable to download your track or CD. Contact us on 01926 864068 Or email us on akm@akmmusic.co.uk

So if your download is interrupted or you lose the file on your computer help is at hand. In most case we can solve the problem by emailing the track direct to your email address.


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Do you ship internationally?
Yes. Our customers are worldwide. CDs/CD ROMS can be shipped internationally. For fast delivery enquiry about our courier service with TNT.


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Do I receive a VAT Receipt?
Yes. We are VAT registered and so all orders are shipped with a full receipt showing the VAT breakdown. If you are in a EC member country and you are VAT registered we can calculate your order with a flat rate of VAT. You must include your valid VAT number on the order form.


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How can I listen before I buy?
Its very important to ensure you are buying the right music for your production. All our CDs have audio previews using Flash. All our downloads have previews using Flash. Flash is widely accepted and used internationally. It is extremely fast. If you cannot hear the preview maybe install the latest version of Flash : it’s free and quick to install click here


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I am having problems hearing your previews
Make sure you have the latest version of Flash installed on your computer . See here
Make sure your company’s firewall can allow the streaming of audio files. You may need to contact your tech dept and have them set the appropriate TCP ports.
Or maybe our site is experiencing heavy traffic


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Is your order form secure?
Yes completely. The AKM Music On-Line Order Form uses 128 bit SSL, the strongest commercially available level of encryption. All your private data will be encrypted at all times whilst in transit over the Internet. Whenever you are asked to submit your name, address and credit card details you will see a solid padlock in your browser status bar which indicates that the encryption is taking place.

Your credit card purchase is processed by www.securehosting.com


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Why can’t I use any music I like on my productions?
All commercially recorded music is controlled by Copyright Law and the use of this music without permission infringes copyright and is a criminal offence. To seek clearance on this music can be expensive and time consuming. You will need to approach the owner of the composition and the sound recording. We own the copyright to all the compositions and sound recordings found in our library. Therefore we are in a position to grant you a licence to use the music on your productions.

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