What is Cleopatra Film TV: Cleopatra Film TV is the industry leader in the production and licensing of soundalike recordings and instrumental versions of hit songs from Every genre on the planet!! From Rock to Hip Hop, Pop to Country, and even Korean Pop! We also specialize in unique acoustic, Symphonic and Lounge renditions. Contact us today for more information about licensing!
What is a license?: Music is licensed to Licensees, not sold. The “license”, “license agreement” or “synchronization license” is the contract that allows the Licensees to reproduce your music in a synchronized way with their productions. Without a license, reproducing your music in a synchronized way with a production is illegal.
What does the license cover?: The license covers all costs normally paid by Licensees.
What does the license not cover?: The license does not cover public performances royalties, which are normally paid to you by the broadcaster, distributor or manufacturer.
How long is the license valid?: The term of the license is mentioned in the license agreement. It varies depending on the type of production (uses).
Does the rate for a license vary depending on the production type (use)?: Yes. The price for a license is calculated based on how the music will be used (production type).
With whom will I sign the license agreement?: The license agreement is between you and the Licensee.
Can I sell an exclusive license to my music?: Sure. The Licensor (you) decides whether or not they agree to sell exclusive licenses for their music. Before a Licensee purchases a license, we tell them if an exclusive license is available. If they purchase such a license, the music will be permanently removed from the site.
Can I decide on the price of a license for my music?: No. We decide on the license prices for each usage type, and this takes into account the market price for this type of license.
Do I get my own copy of the license agreement?: Yes. As soon as we have received payment from the Licensee, you will receive an e-mail with a link to view and/or print your copy of the license agreement.
Do I retain the ownership of my music?: Yes. You retain 100% ownership of your music.
If I submit my music to Cleopatra Film TV, can I still do other things with it?: Definitely. Your collaboration with us is non-exclusive and is not restricted in any way to what else you may want to do with your music, including posting it on other non-exclusive platforms like ours.
Can Licensees download a preview version of my music?: Yes. Licensees who have registered on the site can download a preview version of your music before purchasing a license. This will be a low resolution .mp3 quality version to prevent any commercial use.
Who compresses my music for the previews?: We automatically create .mp3 versions of your music when it is uploaded.
How much does a license cost?: The price of a license is calculated based on how the music will be used.
How is the income from the sales of the licenses distributed?: 50% percent of the income generated by the sale of licenses goes to the Licensors (you), while the remaining 50% goes to us.
Why does Cleopatra Film TV keep 50% of the income from the sale of licenses?: Apart from the income generated by the sale of licenses, the interest of posting your music on Cleopatra Film TV (or on other platforms like ours) lies in the performance royalties that are paid to you by your performing rights society (PRS) when your music is used in a production that generates such royalties (which is the majority). As long as you retain 100% ownership of your music, the income generated by the sale of licenses is the only revenue we have.
Another reason is that to ensure that you get your performance royalties, we handle many administrative tasks that other sites (and companies) may not. That takes time and, as you know, time is money.
Also a project like Cleopatra Film TV is very expensive to develop, host, stream, maintain and promote. We could not offer such complete services if the incomes were distributed otherwise. The future will tell us if we can review this distribution without compromising the viability of the project.
Last but not least, remember that collaboration with us is non-exclusive and not restricted in any way with respect to what else you may want to do with your music, including posting it on other non-exclusive platforms like ours. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by posting your music on Cleopatra Film TV.
Will you tell me when my music is licensed?: Yes. Every time a license is sold for your music it will be mentioned in your account. You will also receive an e-mail from us.
When do you pay for the sale of licenses?: We pay you for the licenses we have sold for your music within 30 days of each three-month period ending on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.
How do you pay for the sale of licenses?: We pay you via your PayPal account or regular bank account.
Do you pay each right holder separately when there are co-owners?: No. The entirety of the income is paid by us to the person who created the Licensor account and used it to submit the music. It is the Licensor’s responsibility to ensure that they properly pay any person or entity for any or all rights to use the music, included but not limited to composer(s), author(s), publisher(s), artist, master owner(s) and potential third party licensors. Usually, 50% of the license price obtained by the Licensor goes to the composer(s), author(s) and publisher(s) and the other 50% goes to the master owner(s).
Will I get a statement with my income? Yes. If we sell licenses to your music, you will receive a detailed statement with your payment. You can also monitor your statements via your account.
Will I receive performance royalties?: The majority of the uses of your music will entitle you to performance royalty payments from your respective performing rights society.
What do I need to do to submit my music?: You need to create a Licensor account and accept our Licensors – Terms & Conditions. Please contact us for more information.
What are the criteria to submit music to Cleopatra Film TV ?: The music you submit to Cleopatra Film TV must be your propriety and/or licensed to you under an express written agreement entitling you to submit the music to Cleopatra Film TV.
What type of music can I submit?: Vocal and instrumental music (even solo instrument or a cappella) from any conceivable genre, period or language as long as it is your property and/or property that is licensed to you under an express written agreement.
What is the audio quality requirement for submission?: All music must be submitted in broadcast quality, .wav/aiff., 16-bit, 44.1 Khz, stereo. Mp3 format is not allowed, regardless of the quality of the audio compression.
Why do I have to give you so much information when I submit music?: Licensees must send a music cue sheet to the performance rights societies (PRS) when they use music in their productions. The music cue sheet includes the detailed credits of the music – the information you gave us – that will be used by the PRS to pay you and the potential music co-owner(s). This information will also be mentioned in the license agreement between you and the Licensees. Therefore, it has to be done professionally.
Can I submit alternate versions of my music?: Yes. Having sub-versions of a music track definitely widens the possibility of uses. Therefore, we strongly encourage Licensors to submit alternate versions. Alternate versions could be the playback version of a song, remixes, flash loop(s), loop(s) and various lengths of the music (i.e.5″, 10″, 20″, 30″, 1′ and 4′).
Can I submit music that has co-owner(s)?: Music with co-owners can be submitted only if the co-owner(s) allow you to do so under an express written agreement. This includes those who possess rights to the master and/or the publishing.
Can I submit music that contains samples?: If you use music samples and/or sound libraries that are copyrighted, you must be fully authorized by the owners of the samples and/or the sound libraries to use them in your music and submit them to Cleopatra FilmT V.
I did a cover of a music track. Can I submit it to Cleopatra Film TV?: You are not allowed to submit covers unless their copyright is in the Public Domain. The music you submit to Cleopatra Film TV must be your entire propriety and/or property licensed to you under an express written agreement which entitles you to submit it to Big Eye Music Recordings.
I did a re-recording of music from the Public Domain repertoire. Can I submit it to Cleopatra Film TV?: Yes, as long as you are absolutely sure that the copyright is effectively in the Public Domain. During the submission process at the step “license”, you will find a license called “Public Domain – Copyright only” which is dedicated to license music whose copyright is in the Public Domain.
Can I submit music under Creative Commons licenses on Cleopatra Film TV?: Music owners who usually offer their music under Creative Commons licenses are welcome. We have adapted our standard license to meet the terms of the Creative Commons licenses. During the submission process at the step “license”, you will find a license called “Creative Commons”.
What are my responsibilities for the music I submit?: Music is copyrighted. If you submit music that is either not your property and/or property that is not licensed to you, contains uncleared music samples or if your submission in any way infringes on the rights of another person or entity, you are fully responsible for the consequences as you are indemnifying us and the Licensees.
How do I know that my music has been received?: If the submission process has been done correctly, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from our catalogue department.
How do I know that my music has been accepted?: You will receive a confirmation e-mail from our catalogue department.
Who decides whether my music gets accepted or not?: Our catalogue managers who have extensive experience in music production.
What are your criteria for refusing music?: If we have doubts about the ownership of the music or if we believe that the recording quality and/or arrangements are not professional enough. CleopatraFilmTV.com is a professional tool for Licensees and they expect to find high quality music on the site.
Can I appeal if my music is not accepted?: Unfortunately, no. The decision of our catalogue managers to accept or refuse music is final.
Can I have my music removed from Cleopatra Film TV?: Of course. At any time, you may notify our catalogue department of your decision to remove all or some of your music from the site.
We have a period of 10 days from the date we receive your request to remove your music from our search engines. This will ensure that no licenses are sold for your music after this period.
However, if a Licensee has placed your music in their Project Manager before your request to remove music, this Licensee will be notified within 10 days from the date we have received your request of the imminent removal of your music from the site. This Licensee will have an extra period of 28 days to proceed with the purchase of a license for your music.
At the end of this 28-day period, your music will be permanently and completely removed and no further licenses sales will be authorized on the site.
Why does the removal process of my music take so long?: Usually, your music will be removed from the site within a few hours after your request, except if one or more Licensee have added this music to their Project Manager. It would not be professional to remove it without notifying the Licensee first whose intention was to license it.
How can my music be used?: In many ways, including: features and short films, TV production, radio production, animation production, computer and video games, advertisements, websites, promotional/educational/training CD-ROM, DVD and video, trade exhibitions or corporate presentations.
Do I get to approve where and when my music can be used?: No. The Licensors – Terms and Conditions allow us to sell licenses for your music to any Licensee for any use, except for the product(s), industry(ies), sector(s) and territory(ies) for which you may have applied use restriction(s).[/toggle]
Are there cases in which the use of my music is prohibited?: You decide whether or not you want to apply use restrictions to your music. Use restrictions are per (i) product / industry, (ii) sector(s) and (iii) territory(ies). Before a Licensee purchases a license, they will be told when use restrictions apply to your music.
Can Licensees shorten the length of my music?: Licensees can shorten the length of your music as necessary to use in their productions.
Can Licensees integrate my music in the soundtrack (CD) of their productions?: Yes. Licensees can integrate your music in the soundtrack (CD) of their productions.
If a Licensee integrates my music in the soundtrack (CD) of their production, do they have to pay me royalties?: The distributor or manufacturer of the soundtrack (CD) should pay you a royalty fee, which usually amounts to 100% of the statutory rate and no less than 0,10 euro per track and per copy of the soundtrack CD released.
Can Licensees integrate the music in the trailers of their productions?: Yes. Licensees have the right to use and perform your music in connection with trailers, adverts and promos used to advertise and publicize their productions.
Can Licensees share my music with others?: No. Music is copyrighted and can only be used within the scope of the productions for which they purchased a license. Sharing the music with others is illegal.
Can Licensees send my music to just anybody?: No. The music that Licensees download from the site may only be sent to person(s) directly related to their productions.
Can the Licensees use my music in another one of their productions?: No. Licensees can only use the music for the production for which they bought a license. Using this music in another one of their productions is illegal.