Welcome to Legacy Productions's EasySongLicensing.com, where you can
acquire the licenses you need to record cover versions of songs that you do not
THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE CONTINUING TO USE THE WEBSITE. If you check the box
contract between you and Legacy Productions, Inc. (“Legacy”) on your behalf and
on behalf of the organization you represent (“Agreement”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE
under eighteen (18) years of age, you must have parental consent before
attempting to license any song using this site.
1. Ownership of This Website
This website is owned and operated by Legacy. All of the content featured
or displayed on this website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics,
photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and software, and all
related rights, are the exclusive property of Legacy. All elements of this
website are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, moral rights and
and entering into the Agreement with Legacy, and subject to your full compliance
website for the purpose of purchasing Legacy’s licensing services. You
acknowledge that Legacy may terminate or limit your access to the site at any
or without notice.
2. Registration Information / Username and Password
You agree to provide complete and accurate information when signing up and
adding project information on this site. Upon registration, you will choose a private
username and password. You agree to use your username and password only to purchase
licensing services and conduct business on behalf of yourself or the organization
you represent. You will not permit others to use your username or password for any
reason. Legacy will not be liable in the event of loss of your username or password
or for any misuse by anyone of your username or password. You have the sole responsibility
to secure and maintain your username and password and agree to immediately notify
Legacy of any unauthorized use of your username and password.
Legacy reserves the right to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any
applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, at our sole discretion.
4. No Unlawful or Unauthorized Uses
You agree and warrant that you will not use this website or Legacy’s licensing
You further agree that you will not use this website in any manner that could damage,
disable, overburden or impair the website, or interfere with any other party’s use
of the website.
5. Licensing Services
This website allows you to purchase a service where Legacy acquires, prior
to your distribution of phonorecords, mechanical licenses for the reproduction of
musical compositions on your behalf. You tell us the format (physical, DPD, stream,
or ringtone) of the mechanical licenses and the number of reproductions (100, 1000,
etc.) that you need. Legacy calculates the royalty that must be paid to publishers
under the U.S. Copyright Act for use of the musical compositions, based upon the
statutory royalty rate in effect at the time of your request. You pay those royalties
to Legacy, along with Legacy’s licensing service fee, and Legacy obtains the license
from the appropriate publisher or copyright holder and pays that publisher or copyright
holder the royalties on your behalf.
The maximum number of units Legacy will license per song per release at the statutory
rate is 10,000 units of Interactive Audio Streams, and 2,500 units of physical formats,
digital downloads, and ringtones. If you wish to license more than the maximum number
of units, Legacy will attempt to obtain the license, but will charge an additional
$.004 per unit for each stream, and an additional $.01 for each unit of other formats
for our services (minimum: $99.00). This charge is in addition to the royalties owed, and will go
to Legacy, not the copyright holder. In addition, if you wish to license more than
2,500 physical units, you agree to deliver a pressing report to Legacy on stationery
of the manufacturer, indicating the actual quantities produced, before licensing
This website does not allow you to obtain licenses
for samples, master (recordings of recordings), or synchronization rights (video).
You must contact the rights holder(s) for such uses. In addition, this website does
not allow you to obtain mechanical licenses for cover songs that do not comply with
the Compulsory Mechanical provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law. Specifically, for
each song you submit to us for licensing, you agree:
1) You will not change the lyrics.
2) You will not change the fundamental melody of the song (general rearrangement
is allowed however).
3) You will not request a song that has never been released.
4) You will not release the song for any purpose other than personal private listening
by the end user.
5) You will not release your recording outside of the United States without
Under U.S. Copyright Law, a mechanical license must be obtained from the copyright
owner of the applicable musical composition prior to the manufacture or distribution
of digital or physical phonorecords. Under certain circumstances, even if the copyright
owner can’t be found, or refuses a license, a so-called “compulsory license” can
be obtained. Importantly, a compulsory license may only be obtained by serving a
“Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License” on the copyright owner or their
agent, before or within 30 days of making, and before distributing, any phonorecords
(including digital copies). Therefore, we require that you submit your request to
Legacy at least 45 days in advance of distribution. If these time limits have passed,
Legacy will still try to help you and make every effort to secure a retroactive
license on your behalf, but in that instance a license cannot be guaranteed. If
a license cannot be secured, and the time to secure a “compulsory license” has expired,
any accrued royalties will be returned to you along with Legacy's licensing
service fee. In all events, you will be responsible for any adverse claim by a publisher
or copyright holder and agree to indemnify Legacy against any such claim in accordance
with section 7 below.
For songs not available for licensing on our web site, Legacy offers Custom
Assistance and Custom Handling services. For an additional charge, Legacy will
provide consultation and assistance submitting your permission request directly
to the copyright holder. Custom licensing can be challenging because, by law,
the copyright holders maintain total control of their works. This means they can
set any fee, take all the time they need, and reject the license outright. For
this reason, it is important to temper expectations. Many factors affect the
response, including budget, use, and even the current workload of the copyright
holder’s processing department. For this reason, Legacy does not guarantee
licensure in whole or in part for any custom request, and we also do not
guarantee timing, or even that you will get a response from the copyright
holder. This forfeiture of guarantee extends to cases of both Custom Assistance
and Custom Handling. All custom licensing fees paid are final, and are not
eligible for refunds. This includes the upfront fees paid for Custom Assistance
and Custom Handling, and any additional fees paid at signing for Custom
When requesting Legacy’s licensing services, you agree and warrant that you will
provide accurate information, including song title, songwriter, publisher, track
length and any other information requested, for the songs that you wish to license.
Legacy is not responsible if licenses cannot be obtained, if the incorrect license
is obtained, or if you pay insufficient publisher royalties as the result of inaccurate
information in license requests.
You agree to limit your use of the musical compositions to the format and number
of reproductions that you request Legacy to license on your behalf. Because you
are asking Legacy to acquire a specific number and type of licenses, we must emphasize
that any use of the musical compositions in format(s) or numbers of reproduction
of the applicable publisher or copyright holder.
For example, if you request mechanical licenses for 100 DPDs that you intend to
offer for download or sale, you are not authorized to reproduce the musical compositions
in physical or ringtone format without further licensing. In addition, you are not
authorized to produce or sell more than 100 DPDs. The 101st DPD requires an additional
license. It is your responsibility to ensure that additional mechanical licenses
are requested BEFORE you offer the 101st DPD for download or sale. If you get to
that point, contact us, and we will set you up for the additional units needed.
6. Refund Policy
You agree to read and accept our Refund Policy each time before making a
purchase. Our refund policy is available online here:
third parties, including, without limitation, infringing the copyrights of Legacy’s
licensors, or any other third party, or manufacturing, reproducing or distributing
any recording embodying musical compositions beyond the number or type of mechanical
licenses requested, Legacy and its licensors reserve the right to pursue any and
all legal and equitable remedies against you, including without limitation, terminating
any and all user accounts; in such event, you also agree to indemnify Legacy against
any claim by such licensors or other third party in accordance with section 7 below.
You will indemnify Legacy, its officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries,
affiliates and licensors against any and all losses, expenses, costs or damages
(including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses)
or your unauthorized use of the website or musical compositions licensed by Legacy.
9. Disclaimers, Limitation on Liability
THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND LEGACY EXCLUDES
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED IN THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR
WITHOUT ERROR. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR
CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. LEGACY MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY,
COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIALS MADE
AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY AND
RISK. LEGACY NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS
OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT MADE
AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, NOR WILL IT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS,
SERVICES OR MATERIALS OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE.
YOU AND LEGACY, OR ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE, NEITHER LEGACY, NOR ITS DIRECTORS,
OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES
WILL BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS,
DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES), WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, ARISING OUT
OF YOUR USE OF, YOUR INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE WHETHER
OR NOT LEGACY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LEGACY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY,
TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY,
STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE WEBSITE
EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, EXCLUSIVE OF PUBLISHING ROYALTIES, TO LEGACY
FOR LICENSING SERVICES OR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE WEBSITE.
TO THE EXTENT IT MAY APPLY, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE § 1542, WHICH
(GENERAL RELEASE – CLAIMS EXTINGUISHED) A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS
WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF
EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT
WITH THE DEBTOR.
10. No Professional Advice
conversations with Legacy representatives should be construed
as legal, accounting or other professional advice. Legacy does not provide such
services and the availability of background information here does not create any
professional service relationship. Although Legacy has attempted to clearly and
succinctly explain many of the rules associated with licensing musical compositions,
none of the information provided here is an adequate substitute for obtaining advice
and guidance from a lawyer, accountant or other licensed professional.
11. Electronic Communication and Contract
You consent to receive communications and your Licensing Agreement from Legacy
electronically. You agree that all agreements, licenses, notices and other communications
provided to you in electronic format satisfy any legal requirements that such documents
or communications be in writing, and that such documents and communications have
the same force and effect as though they had been provided in non-electronic form.
12. Governing Law and Venue
State of Minnesota, without reference to conflict of laws or the provisions of the
United Nations Convention on Contracts. Venue for any and all disputes arising under
the state and federal courts of Minnesota, in Hennepin County. You agree not to
contest personal jurisdiction or venue of these courts. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
Legacy will have the right to commence and prosecute any legal or equitable action
or proceeding before any non-U.S. court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive
or other relief as Legacy may deem necessary.
13. Waiver and Amendment
The failure by Legacy or any licensor to act with respect to a breach by
subsequent or similar breaches. Legacy may, from time to time, amend these Terms
of Use and your use of the website following any such amendment shall constitute
such provision shall be modified so that it is valid and/or enforceable to the greatest
extent possible under applicable law. All remaining provisions shall be unaffected
15. Entire Agreement
Services Agreement between you and Legacy, collectively set forth the entire understanding
between you and Legacy with respect to your use of this website. It is understood
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