Royalty-Free Licenses

Buying a royalty-free license gives you the right to use my music in any of your projects, commercial or otherwise, with or without attribution. It overrides the Creative Commons license for you, and replaces it with a more permissive license. Here are some situations where this is useful:

These licenses are:

The licenses allow for audio/video synchronization, and also give you the right to use the music as on-hold music for the phone systems of one company, or as background music for one store.

For YouTube uses, videos using my music are normally automatically scanned to see if the required attribution is given, and they monetize the video on my behalf if it's not. When you purchase a license, you'll be able to add your YouTube channel to a whitelist, which will ensure that it won't be claimed. Note that only one YouTube channel can be whitelisted under normal circumstances - please contact me to work something out if additional channels are needed.

I also offer a Blanket License option for $200, which is the same as the regular license, but it applies to all of my songs. You get access to my Epic Bundle, which includes all versions of all of my songs (plus bonus tracks), and all of it is available for uses of any project you have moving forward. Drop me a line if you have any questions.

Here's what the legal text of the license looks like:

Music License Agreement

Description of music compositions and recordings ("Music"):

  1. Song Title

This Music License Agreement ("Agreement") is made effective as of May 20, 2024 between Josh Woodward ("Copyright Owner"), and Your Name.

In the Agreement, the party who is granting the right to use the licensed Music will be referred to as "Copyright Owner", and the party who is receiving the right to use the licensed Music will be referred to as "Licensee".

WHEREAS, the Copyright Owner owns the copyright, publishing rights and all other related rights in and to certain Music, and

WHEREAS, the Licensee desires to obtain certain rights to the Music for using it in projects ("Works").

GRANT OF LICENSE.  In accordance with this Agreement, the Copyright Owner hereby grants to the Licensee, its successors and assigns, subject to the payments set forth below, the right, license and privilege to use the Music in the Works. Copyright Owner retains title and ownership of Music.

The Licensee shall have the right to record and rerecord the Music in synchronism or time relation with the visual materials prepared by Licensee, and to reproduce, distribute, import and sell said product on physical media, or electronically.

The Licensee shall have the right to use the Music on the phone systems of a single company.

The Licensee shall have the right to use the Music as background music for a single retail establishment, restaurant, office, trade show, public presentation to a live audience.

The Licensee shall have the right to whitelist one (1) YouTube channel of their choosing, to prevent automatic content matching and claiming.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises, conditions, covenants and warranties herein contained, the parties agree as follows:

The parties agree as follows:

ALTERNATE VERSIONS. This Agreement covers all available versions of the songs listed above, including vocal, instrumental and live recordings.

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. Copyright Owner reserves unto itself all rights of every kind and nature except those specifically granted to Licensee herein. The Licensee shall be solely responsible for providing all funding and technical expertise for the recording and synchronization of the music and shall be the sole owner of the product in which the Music is used and all proprietary rights in and to it; except, such ownership shall not include ownership of the copyrights and/or publishing rights in and to the Music or any other rights to the Music not specifically granted.

ARBITRATION. All disputes under this Agreement that cannot be resolved by the parties shall be submitted to arbitration under the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association. Either party may invoke this paragraph after providing 30 days written notice to the other party. All costs of arbitration shall be divided equally between the parties. Any award may be enforced by a court of law.

INDEMNIFICATION. The Licensee shall indemnify and hold harmless the Musical Company, its successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim that the Product infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.

TRANSFER OF RIGHTS. This Agreement shall be binding on any successors of the parties. Licensee shall not have the right to assign its interests in this Agreement to any other party, unless the prior written consent of Copyright Owner is obtained.

TERMINATION. This Agreement grants Licensee perpetual use of Music for Works.

Either party may terminate this Agreement by written notice to the other party where there has been a default in the due observance or performance of any material covenant, condition or agreement herein by the other party and such default has continued for a period of thirty days after written notice specifying the same.

EFFECT OF TERMINATION. After termination of this Agreement, all rights granted to Licensee shall revert to Copyright Owner, and Licensee will cease from any and all further use of the Music, except that Licensee may continue to distribute only those approved products in inventory at the time of expiration or termination.Termination or expiration of this Agreement shall not extinguish any of the parties obligations under this Agreement.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written. This Agreement supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.

SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid or enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.

SECTION HEADINGS. The section headings contained herein are for convenience in reference and are not intended to define or limit the scope of any provision of this Agreement.

WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.

APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan.

SIGNATORIES. This Agreement shall be signed on behalf of Copyright Owner by Josh Woodward, Owner and on behalf of Licensee by Your Name, and effective as of the date first above written.

In full consideration of all rights granted herein, licensee agrees to pay to Copyright Owner and Copyright Owner agrees to accept, a fee of $20.