In its Licensing Catalog, Jamendo offers 5 different license types. The different licenses are defined by the broadcast scope of the final project. The rights granted by them differ, but they also have some conditions in common.
This article will outlay the GENERAL CONDITIONS that apply to ALL THE CATALOG LICENSES.
To read the conditions particular to one license, click on the license name below.
Note: here we are using the term "track" to refer to the song or work of the artist.
Conditions that are true for all 5 Catalog licenses
One Catalog license grants the rights of synchronization of one track
- The track must be used in a synchronized form with other content (e.g. other audio content, video, images, website, public performance).
- The communication of the track to the public without synchronization is prohibited.
- Synchronization is the process of timely and accurately matching the track with a second activity, e.g. the track is synchronized with the video means that the track is played simultaneously to the video.
One Catalog license allows the synchronization of one track with one project
- One license allows the synchronization with one project.
- A project is defined as single audio or audiovisual or other multimedia creation (e.g. one video, one audio advertisement, one video game, one application).
- For the use of a track in two projects, two licenses are thus required.
- One exception to the project definition exists with the Standard license.
The Catalog license grants the right of reproduction and communication to the public
- The Catalog license allows you to reproduce and communicate to the public the project to which the track is synchronized.
- The scope of reproduction and communication is defined differently for each license type.
The Catalog license is perpetual
- The Catalog license has no date of expiration and does not require renewal.
- The license has perpetual validity for the project to which the track is synchronized.
The Catalog license is non-exclusive
- Other customers can buy a license for the same track.
The Catalog license is transferable
- You can transfer the license rights to the completed project to a third party (e.g. your client).
- The third-party (e.g. your client) then receives the right to reproduce and communicate the final project, synchronized with the track, to the public.
- The third-party does not have other rights to use the track. They can not extract the track from the project.
The Catalog license is non-sub-licensable
- You cannot sell the rights to the license to a third or more party.
A license can be upgraded
- At first, a lower license might cover the rights required for your project.
- If the project will later be broadcast on different media or to a broader public (see conditions of each license), you might require a higher license.
- In such a case we can upgrade your license, invoicing only the difference between the two licenses.
- Do you require an update? Contact us directly
Do you have a request that does not fit into our Terms of Sales? Under certain conditions, we can offer you a custom-made license. Contact us to find out more.