Why license music?

All music available on MintJam Music is offered for one-off licensing for personal and limited-commercial use exclusively by MintJam Music. Every track is guaranteed copyright cleared ensuring protected use for Youtube, Vimeo, and other online video sharing networks.

100% Guaranteed to only pay once for the tracks you want.

Why am I paying for ‘Royalty Free’ music?

Standard licensing practice for the professional production music industry involves either:

  • Paying per use of an audio track.
  • Paying a large annual subscription fee to use tracks for multiple projects during the license term.
  • Paying for exclusive rights to use a track.

‘Royalty Free’ music is a form of music licensing that allows you to make one off payments for only the tracks you want to use. Rather than collecting royalties on usage, royalty free music is priced according to how a track is used.

PERSONAL MUSIC USER LICENSE

This Music User License (“License”) is made as of the date noted on the attached Online
Invoice (“Effective Date”), by and between the individual named on the attached Online Invoice
(“Music User”) and Mint Jam Music with offices at 1325 Capital Parkway, Suite 109,
Carrollton, TX 75006 (“Company”).
This License provides details regarding the rights that Music User has obtained with
respect to the Approved Work(s) listed on the Online Invoice from Mint Jam Music.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, and for other
good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, the
parties hereby agree as follows:
1) Definitions.
a) “Approved Video” means a non-commercial Video that contains an Approved Work.
b) “Approved Work” means the master sound recording and the embodied non-dramatic
musical composition approved by Company for use by Music User. For the avoidance of
doubt, the title of the Approved Work and additional data regarding the Approved Work
are included on the attached Online Invoice.
c) “Online Invoice” means the automatically generated payment form containing the title
of the Approved Work, the dollar amount due to Company in exchange for the use of the
Approved Work, and other information concerning the Music User as required by
Company.
d) “Term” has the meaning attributed to it in Section 3.
e) “Territory” has the meaning attributed to it in Section 4.
f) “Video” means a short-form, audio-visual work produced by Music User.
2) Scope.
a) Grant of Rights. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License and the Online
Invoice, Company hereby grants to Music User, during the Term and within the
Territory, the nonexclusive, limited right and license to:
i) create Approved Video by incorporating the Approved Work in a Video;
ii) stream Approved Video on Music User’s personal website, online video hosting
websites, and social networking websites; provided, however, that all monetization is
disabled and there is no placement of advertisements of any kind in connection with
the Approved Video; and
iii) descriptively use the name of any or all of the writers or performers of the Approved
Work and the title of the Approved Work solely in connection with Approved Video.
b) Reservation of Rights. This License grants no lyric, display, print, karaoke, or
merchandising rights. For the avoidance of doubt, Music User shall not:
i) materially alter the lyrics, the basic melody, or the fundamental character of the
Approved Work;
ii) authorize a derivative work based upon the Approved Work that results in a claim of
ownership in the derivative work;
iii) create or exploit ringtones and/or ringbacks embodying any Approved Work;
iv) sublicense, re-license, rent or lease any Approved Work;
v) use any Approved Work or create a Video that facilitates and/or promotes illegal
activity; depicts sexually explicit or pornographic images; or promotes violence
and/or discrimination;
vi) incorporate any materials that infringe or assist others to infringe on the rights of
third parties;
vii) Use any Approved Work in a manner that implies promotion, sponsorship,
endorsement, or support of any particular product, service, organization, business, or
political message;
viii) Otherwise use the Approved Work in any manner not authorized hereunder; all
rights are expressly reserved by Company.
c) Monetization. Company retains the right to monetize Approved Videos on all online
platforms and on social networking sites (e.g., YouTube) by enabling advertisements
such as banner and/or pre-roll video ads. Music User shall not take any steps to prevent
such monetization.
3) Term. The term of this License shall for the life of copyright commencing from the
Effective Date.
4) Territory. The United States and its territories and its possessions; however, Approved
Videos may be streamed on a world-wide basis.
5) Accounting and Audit.
a) Payment of Fee. By using the Approved Work in the Approved Video, Music User
agrees to be bound by the payment terms contained in the Online Invoice. No rights are
granted until Company receives full payment of the fee as stated in the Online Invoice.
b) Audit. Music User shall track all URLs on which the Approved Video has been made
available and shall provide usage information to Company upon request.
6) Music User Representations and Warranties Music User warrants and represents that:
a) the Approved Video will not infringe on any third party rights;
b) Music User has the full right, power and authority to enter into and fully perform its
obligations under this License in accordance with these terms and conditions;
c) Music User’s execution and performance of this License will not violate any third-party
rights;
d) Music User owns and/or controls the rights in the Approved Video (excluding the
Approved Work) throughout the Territory;
e) Music User shall use its best efforts to encrypt Approved Video so that it may not be
duplicated; and
f) Music User will pay any and all fees, royalties and other sums due in connection with the
Approved Video. Music User further warrants and represents that it shall include all
copyright notices and credit information concerning the Approved Works in the
Approved Video, as well as in the metadata associated with the Approved Video.
7) Indemnification Music User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Company from any and
all costs and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and attorney fees) resulting
from any and all claims made by third parties resulting from a violation of a representation or
warranty made by Music User.
8) Limitation of Liability. COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO MUSIC USER FOR
ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR
EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT,
THE APPROVED WORK AND/OR THE RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER, SUCH AS,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST
BUSINESS.
9) Governing Law. THIS LICENSE HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO IN THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA, AND THE VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND LEGAL EFFECT OF
THIS LICENSE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO AND PERFORMED
ENTIRELY WITHIN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO
ANY CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW). THE
CALIFORNIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE
JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THIS AGREEMENT; ANY
ACTION OR OTHER PROCEEDING WHICH INVOLVES SUCH A CONTROVERSY
SHALL BE BROUGHT IN THOSE COURTS. THE PARTIES WAIVE ANY AND ALL
OBJECTIONS TO VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE
JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
10) Assignment. Music User may not assign or transfer its rights or obligations hereunder to
any third-party.

EXTENDED MUSIC USER LICENSE

This Music User License (“License”) is made as of the date noted on the attached Online
Invoice (“Effective Date”), by and between the entity named on the attached Online Invoice
(“Music User”) and Mint Jam Music with offices at 1325 Capital Parkway, Suite 109,
Carrollton, TX 75006 (“Company”).
This License provides details regarding the rights that Music User has obtained with
respect to the Approved Work(s) listed on the Online Invoice from Mint Jam Music.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, and for other good
and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, the
parties hereby agree as follows:
1) Definitions.
a) “Approved Video” means a Video that contains an Approved Work.
b) “Approved Work” means the master sound recording and the embodied non-dramatic
musical composition approved by Company for use by Music User. For the avoidance of
doubt, the title of the Approved Work and additional data regarding the Approved Work
are included on the attached Online Invoice.
c) “Online Invoice” means the automatically generated payment form containing the title
of the Approved Work, the dollar amount due to Company in exchange for the use of the
Approved Work, and other information concerning the Music User as required by
Company.
d) “Term” has the meaning attributed to it in Section 3.
e) “Territory” has the meaning attributed to it in Section 4.
f) “Video” means a short-form, audio-visual work produced by Music User.
2) Scope.
a) Grant of Rights. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License and the Online
Invoice, Company hereby grants to Music User, during the Term and within the
Territory, the nonexclusive, limited right and license to:
i) create Approved Video by incorporating the Approved Work in a Video;
ii) stream Approved Video on Music User’s company website, online video hosting
websites, social networking websites, and during internal company presentations
and/or conferences (i.e. solely meetings attended exclusively by employees of the
company);
iii) monetize the Approved Video on social networking sites (e.g., YouTube) by enabling
advertisements such as banner or pre-roll video ads, subject to the royalty provisions
in section 5(b) below ; and
iv) descriptively use the name of any or all of the writers or performers of the Approved
Work and the title of the Approved Work solely in connection with Approved Video.
b) Reservation of Rights. This License grants no lyric, display, print, karaoke, or
merchandising rights. For the avoidance of doubt, Music User shall not:
i) materially alter the lyrics, the basic melody, or the fundamental character of the
Approved Work;
ii) authorize a derivative work based upon the Approved Work that results in a claim of
ownership in the derivative work;
iii) create or exploit ringtones and/or ringbacks embodying any Approved Work;
iv) sublicense, re-license, rent or lease any Approved Work;
v) use any Approved Work or create a Video that facilitates and/or promotes illegal
activity; depicts sexually explicit or pornographic images; or promotes violence
and/or discrimination;
vi) incorporate any materials that infringe or assist others to infringe on the rights of
third parties;
vii) Use any Approved Work in a manner that implies promotion, sponsorship,
endorsement, or support of any particular product, service, organization, business, or
political message;
viii) Otherwise use the Approved Work in any manner not authorized hereunder; all
rights are expressly reserved by Company.
3) Term. The term of this License shall for the life of copyright commencing from the
Effective Date.
4) Territory. The United States and its territories and its possessions; however, Approved
Videos may be streamed on a world-wide basis.
5) Accounting and Audit.
a) Payment of Fee. By using the Approved Work in the Approved Video, Music User
agrees to be bound by the payment terms contained in the Online Invoice. No rights are
granted until Company receives full payment of the fee as stated in the Online Invoice.
b) Audit. Music User shall track all URLs on which the Approved Video has been made
available and shall provide usage information to Company upon request.
6) Music User Representations and Warranties Music User warrants and represents that:
a) Music User is obtaining this License on behalf of its small business which generates less
than Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) in annual revenue and has fewer than 10
employees;
b) the Approved Video will not infringe on any third party rights;
c) Music User has the full right, power and authority to enter into and fully perform its
obligations under this License in accordance with these terms and conditions;
d) Music User’s execution and performance of this License will not violate any third-party
rights;
e) Music User owns and/or controls the rights in the Approved Video (excluding the
Approved Work) throughout the Territory;
f) Music User shall use its best efforts to encrypt Approved Video so that it may not be
duplicated; and
g) Music User will pay any and all fees, royalties and other sums due in connection with the
Approved Video. Music User further warrants and represents that it shall include all
copyright notices and credit information concerning the Approved Works in the
Approved Video, as well as in the metadata associated with the Approved Video.
7) Indemnification Music User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Company from any and
all costs and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and attorney fees) resulting
from any and all claims made by third parties resulting from a violation of a representation or
warranty made by Music User.
8) Limitation of Liability. COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO MUSIC USER FOR
ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR
EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT,
THE APPROVED WORK AND/OR THE RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER, SUCH AS,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST
BUSINESS.
9) Governing Law. THIS LICENSE HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO IN THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA, AND THE VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND LEGAL EFFECT OF
THIS LICENSE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO AND PERFORMED
ENTIRELY WITHIN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO
ANY CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW). THE
CALIFORNIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE
JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THIS AGREEMENT; ANY
ACTION OR OTHER PROCEEDING WHICH INVOLVES SUCH A CONTROVERSY
SHALL BE BROUGHT IN THOSE COURTS. THE PARTIES WAIVE ANY AND ALL
OBJECTIONS TO VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE
JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
10) Assignment. Music User may not assign or transfer its rights or obligations hereunder to
any third-party.

Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
If you are under the age of 18, you may use this website only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these terms outlined below (the “Terms”). We reserve the right to update the Terms at any time and your continued use of our websites or services following the posting of any changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Ownership of the Platform
This website is owned and operated by Mint Jam Music (“Mint Jam”). All of the content featured or displayed on this website is owned by Mint Jam.

Unauthorized Copying

Except as explicitly permitted under these Terms or a written agreement with MINT JAM, no portion or element of this website or its Content may be copied or retransmitted via any means. This website and all related rights will remain the exclusive property of MINT JAM or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing

Licensing
This website will allow users to obtain a license to a recording and embodied song (an “Approved Work”) for use in an original video. In order to license any musical work from our service, you will be required to agree to the terms and conditions in our standard Music User License (a copy of which will be accessible via this website). For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of the Music User License will control your use of each Approved Work and will override any conflicting provisions in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted in writing, remain, as between MINT JAM and you, the exclusive property of MINT JAM.

Music User Agreement
As a licensee of MINT JAM-owned content, you will be responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by the comprehensive terms and conditions contained in the Music User Agreement.

PRIVACY POLICY
In order to provide the most efficient services to our users, Mint Jam Music (“Mint Jam”) uses the following practices in regards to any information we are provided or obtain about users of the website or services. Without limiting any other provisions of this Privacy Policy, Mint Jam reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.

Personally Identifiable Information
As part of the transaction, Mint Jam may require you to provide certain information to us. Mint Jam may disclose such information, and/or information about your use of the Mint Jam website or services to third parties, as deemed appropriate by Mint Jam.

Email
At its discretion, Mint Jam may send promotional emails to users about services offered by Mint Jam and its partners.

Cookies
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