SOUNDTAXI provides different types of musical work:
a). Musical works wich are completely free from third-party claims or rights (e.g. by collection societies, performing rights organiations, musicians, composers, conductors, producers) are defined as 'royalty free' by SOUNDTAXI, and are appropriately identified in our catalog. For these tracks you do not have to pay any additional fees to any collection society!
To show only 'royalty free' tracks on the SOUNDTAXI website, press the '100% royalty free' button at the search filter.
b).Musical works registered with a collection society such as BMI, ASCAP, PRS, etc. are explicitly identified by SOUNDTAXI as “registered with a collection society”. Such works are labeled with the name of the collection society in question. Upon securing a licensing agreement with SOUNDTAXI, the client/licensor must properly register these works with the identified collection agency where applicable. Music intended for domestic or international broadcast, or in-store usage, for example, must have cue sheets registered with the identified organization (ASCAP, BMI, etc.). This is a legal obligation of the customer/licensor.
To check the regional policies regarding cue sheets and public performance, please contact, or search the website of the organization in question (ASCAP, BMI, etc.).
In addition, music registered with a collection society may or may not be subject to mechanical royalties for music replicated on DVD, Audio books, CDs or presentation DVD/CD). If you are uncertain, please check with the rights organization identified by SOUNDTAXI.
After completion of your order, you are taken to the download page where you can download songs immediately. You also have the option of simply logging in to your SOUNDTAXI account, where you can download all songs you have purchased/licensed for up to one year from the purchase date.
Please note for orders with Paypal:
If you have selected Paypal as your payment method, you will be taken directly to the Paypal website to complete your order. Once the order is complete, you will be directed back to SOUNDTAXI’s website where you will be provided with a download link. You can also access the song by logging into your SOUNDTAXI account.
Log in to your SOUNDTAXI account. In Your account profile, you will see a list of all music you have purchased/licensed on the site. You can re-download any track purchased for up to one year from the purchase date.
You can create functional playlists from our online catalog. You are free to add comments to tracks, and make playlists public, or keep them private. Public playlists are visible to anyone, and are visible in searches on the site.
Any song you create a comment about, or rate, will appear in the section ‘My Master Playlist’. You must be a registered user of SOUNDTAXI to use this feature.
You can purchase/license music on behalf of your clients and register them as the appointed licensee. During step 2 of the checkout process (Method of Payment) you will find an input field, where you can use your client’s name as the appointed licensee.
This classification of films includes corporate videos, videos for trade shows or presentations, and industrial films. A product film is described as any film used to describe a product or service and its features, manufacturing process, functionality or usage. This is not to be mistaken with ‘product advertisement’ (see below).
Online ad campaign / viral video / microsite:
Promotional trailers and promotion videos announce a new (or pre-existing) product or service (including use on third party or external websites).
Product advertisements are films that may be included on third party websites and may be produced by advertising agencies, marketing companies, or the manufacturer. These films may be a part of an ongoing advertising campaign, and are aimed directly at consumers to elicit a call to action (purchasing a good or service) response.
Online commercials are similar to the category above, and are produced in a style similar to classic television/broadcast advertisements.
Paid advertising campaigns (campaigns used on third party sites) including, but not limited to: Banner ads, pop-up or pop-under ads.
Virals are any class of video used in viral marketing campaign strategies.
Microsites describe videos used in product or service microsite campaigns used for general promotion, or competitions associated with a product or service.
E-mail advertising / newsletter videos are those broadcast to consumers or clients through e-mail marketing or newsletter campaigns.
The quoted prices include statutory value-added tax (music downloads 7% VAT, CDs 19% VAT).
If you have registered on our website as a customer from a non-EU country, the prices are displayed without value-added tax. The same applies to registered business customers from EU member states (except Germany) with a valid VAT-ID.
The value-added tax does not apply for:
- Business customers outside the European Union
- Business customers from EU member states (except Germany) with presentation of a valid VAT-ID.
Credit Card We accept all major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and American Express).
In addition to entering your credit card information, we require the security code. Your security code is the three-digit number on the back of your card (VISA, Mastercard). For American Express customers, the security code is the four-digit number printed on the front of your card.
Paypal We also accept Paypal payments at no additional surcharge to our customers. Click here if you would like information on setting up a Paypal account: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/account-setup.
Our website uses SSL technology to make sure that all of your credit card transactions are completely secure.
To give our customers more confidence in ordering with us, we also use Verified by Visa and Mastercard® SecureCode™. These services enhance your existing card account against unauthorised use when you shop with us.
To use this service, you must first register with the bank or other organisation that issued your card.
To find out more about these services: Verifed by VISAMastercard™ SecureCode®
NOTICE: You are not required to register your card for this service, in order to shop with SOUNDTAXI.net
For orders with Paypal: During checkout, you will be redirected to the PayPal website to complete your order. Thereafter you are taken back to the SOUNDTAXI website where you are provided with the download links. If it happens that you are not taken back to the SOUNDTAXI website correctly, you can log in at SOUNDTAXI with your access details and download the songs via your account.