How do I search, and what do al l the icons mean?
Please scroll down to “Search Related Questions” for more information.
How do I license your music? And how much will it cost?
What agreements do you offer for licensing?
We are a “per-use” library, meaning you have to pay for each time you use a song in your Production. Generally, our licenses are good in perpetuity, as long as you do not change the audio / video synchronization, than you do not have to request a new license.
What is a Blanket License?
A Blanket License is a way for you to use all of the music in the EML catalog for an annual flat fee. The fee is determined by factors such as length of production and the clearance.
Why do I have to Register?
When you register, you will instantly be able to:
- Download 128 kbps MP3s
- Create Projects, Playlists, and Cuesheets
How can I download AIFs and AAFs (AVID ready files)?
After you register, please contract us, and once we verify you are who you say you are, we will grant you access to download:
- 16 bit 48 KHz AIFs
- AAF (AVID ready)
- 320 kbps 48 KHz MP3s
How can I download?
You must first register here: http://search.epitomemusic.com/register
You will then have access to download individual songs or whole albums. (Please note: You are downloading 128 kbps 44.1 KHz MP3’s. The only way to receive full bandwidth 16-bit 48 KHz AIF files is to contact us directly. Upon approval, we will give your account access so you can directly download the 16 bit 48 KHz AIFs from the download options.
4 Ways to Download:
- In the Search Results, to the left of the song.
- After Selecting a song, in the Music Player on the bottom left of the screen.
- By clicking on the Download icon in the Projects view on the upper right.
- Make sure the “Show Matching Albums and Tracks” view has been selected (as shown by the arrow). Then you can download an entire album.
Can you send me a hard drive?
Yes. We are currently shipping hard drives to Professionals working in the Industry. Please email us for more info.
I am a music supervisor, and I need custom compositions! Does Epitome Music compose custom work?
Yes. As composers, we are busy around the clock working on custom music requests for TV, Film, Trailers, Commercials, Video games, etc… Call us to discuss your specific project and music needs.
Office / Fax # 323-874-4081
Can you send us the Meta data for your songs / albums?
All of our AIFs, MP3s, and AAFs are encoded and packed full of meta data! You can simply drag and drop the songs into Soundminer or iTunes and the meta data will be populated automatically. You can also import the AAFs into Avid software like Pro Tools or MEdia Composer and the meta data is automatically generated! If you need a .CSV for any other reason, contact our Quality Control Dept. and we will email you this info.
How do I search for the music I want?
- You can start your own search directly from our main site,
- You can use the Live Chat feature, available on our main website,
- You can email us for assistance, or
- You can call us.
What is the Lock Button?
What is the Word Grid?
What is the Quick Search?
What are all those buttons in the Projects / Meta Data / Browse Window?
How do I add songs to my Projects?
In the Project window, create a Playlist by clicking on the Playlist icon. You can then drag and drop songs from your Search Results directly into your Playlist.
I compose instrumental music for film, TV, advertising, etc... How do I submit my music to Epitome?
We are currently accepting new composers.
Please download and read the Music Submission Guidelines for Composers
I am an artist or band, and have songs with vocals. How do I submit my music to Epitome?
We are currently accepting new artists and bands.
Please download and read the Music Submission Guidelines for the Artist Series
Is this a Non-exclusive or Exclusive Library?
Both. Composers submitting production music will be asked to sign an exclusive agreement (after the music is reviewed, and only if accepted). Only the music signed to a schedule A is exclusive, not you as a writer.
You may submit non-exclusive music for review purposes only. But please make sure to tell us that it is not available exclusively.
Artists and / or Bands submitting for our “Artist Series”, will have the choice of either an exclusive or non-exclusive synch administration agreement.
How much money will I make when my songs gets licensed?
As you might suspect, the upfront synch money we receive can vary drastically. We can provide this information to you on a case by case basis.
What is AdRev?
AdRev is a YouTube Certified Administrator of YouTube’s Content ID system. They monitor YouTube for any music that has been uploaded illegally, and automatically run ads on those videos.
How does AdRev identify my music?
They have very complex software that makes detection possible. Currently AdRev is monetizing millions of videos with billions of views annually. They have also identified millions of copyright infringements.
Will I be paid?
Yes, once we have determined that a song was actually uploaded and used illegally, and money is earned from the ads that run on the video. EML will pay the copyright owner directly at the end of each quarter, as long as the total amount owned is more than $50.00.
Why should I care?
If your music is on the internet, someone could steal it and use it without your consent. When this happens you are entitled to compensation.
What if my music is part of a Royalty Free website?
Whether or not we can add your music to the YouTube Content ID system depends on the Royalty Free website. Please contact us for more information.
Can I opt-out at any time?
Yes. We can easily remove your music from the system.
How do I know if other non-exclusive libraries have already sent my music to AdRev, or another certified administrator of YouTube's Content ID system?
Unless specifically stated in your agreement with the other publishers, they will have to send out an Addendum, asking for your permission to send your music, and that you will also not give permission to another organization to submit the same music to AdRev.
I want to buy your music for my personal listening pleasure. Can I purchase a track or album directly?
Yes. We will be setting up an E-Commerce system that will allow you to purchase the song for your listening pleasure. In the meantime, please email us if you would like to purchase a song for Personal use.
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