Licensing

You can use MMO or Pocket Songs background tracks in making your own recordings!

You can license any composition in our catalogue to make a compact disc recording featuring your own voice or instrument. We offer the vocalist or musician the opportunity to create something of great worth and lasting value. As audition material to submit to agents, talent scouts and schools, these recordings are absolutely the best, easiest and least expensive way to get their attention.

Measured against the cost of hiring players, arrangers and a studio – which are truly astonishing – these prices are a true bargain. Remember also, your best efforts will be showcased through the advantage of working with familiar material that remains unchanging take after take, until you get the version you want.

Submitting A License Request

Before we can approve usage of our tracks, please submit the information requested below:

You may send us a letter or fax with all information requested below included.

  1. List of composition titles with corresponding MMO Catalogue No. of compositions being used
  2. How will the track(s) be used?
    • A recording for sale?
    • Demo use?
    • Include details.
  3. Timing: the length of time you wish to use of our track, in minutes (ex. 1:00, 2:15, 5:07)
  4. Your full legal name, address, phone and fax number if available, plus an e-mail address to enable us to respond swiftly to questions.

Upon receipt of your order (song titles, etc), following prepayment for the entire order, a paid invoice will be issued along with a contract outlining the usages above listed. For non-standard usage, please contact us for a price quote first.

Licensing for Public Performances: Please write for information, listing all details of use, including venue information and dates of performances.

For other formats, such as Advertising, TV, Radio and Film usage, please contact us directly with a formal license request by email. Provide specific written details as to the desired usage. Special fees exist for such commercial applications. For additional information:

Terms and Conditions

A maximum of 1,000 copies may be made under our usual terms and conditions. You may not transfer these rights to third parties. The license is for a period of three years with a one year sell-off period for remaining product. Beyond the three-year initial term, all rights to these copyright works revert to Music Minus One. Yes, licenses are available for larger initial press runs - simply advise us of your intent in this regard.

Licensing of our background tracks does not include permission or mechanical fees required by the publisher(s) of any copyright compositions you may use. We can provide this information with our license. Further information on obtaining mechanical licenses can be found at Harry Fox Agency, ASCAP and BMI.

Fees

Fees for licensing music from the MMO Catalogue for the making of personal records shall be at the rate of $50.00 per minute of music with any overage of time charged in 15-second segments. This rate only applies to classical recordings (orchestral or chamber music) performed by a full orchestra or chamber ensemble and not to popular songs shown in the website.

For Pocket Songs recordings, the rate for usage of a track is $150.00 per song. A lower rate is available if licensing over ten songs.

Accordingly, a five minute MMO composition would cost $262.50 to license based upon this formula.

EXAMPLE:

Vocal Mezzo Soprano
Album/Catalogue Number   
MMO 4055: VERDI: Orchestral Arias For Mezzo Soprano
Track 3. Don Carlo - Act IV: 'O don fatale' (Eboli)
Timing 5:15
Fee $50.00 x 5 & 1/4 minutes = $262.50

In this example, if a song were 5 minutes & 15 seconds [5:15], the fee would be $250.00 plus $12.50, or $262.50 (1/4 of $50.00 = $12.50). A discount is available if seeking a combined license for both recording CDs and digital sales.

Social Networking Sites such as MySpace, YouTube, Facebook and others carry a $50.00 per website additional charge. For website use only, please contact us for a price quote. 

Fees are payable in advance via credit card: Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover or PayPal. To pay by mail, send check or money order payable to:

MMO Music Group
50 Executive Blvd.
Elmsford, New York 10523-1325
Fax: 914 592 3575

If you wish to pay by PayPal, please email us first at licensing@mmogroup.com. Discount for low-budget projects are not offered. Fees are non-refundable.