Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

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Music Licensing

Music Licensing (AudioJungle Specific)

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I’ve licensed your music. How would you like to be credited?

Firstly, thank you for licensing my work and for giving me credit!

IMDB
If your project is on the Internet Movie Database website you can find my profile here where you can link me to the work.

Rolling Credits & Online Videos

For rolling credits in your project, please use:

“Song Title”
By Tim McMorris

Links

For listing hyperlinks online, please list the official sites only, even if a song was licensed from AudioJungle:

www.timmcmorris.com
www.kingscrownproductions.com

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Will you play Overwhelmed at my Wedding? Please!

The success of Overwhelmed has been amazing to say the least! This success has also created a world-wide explosion of wedding performance requests that is simply impossible for one man to do. I am truly honored that you want me to play personally at your wedding (really!) however for now I must decline.

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Are you signed with a record label?

I am currently an “unsigned” artist and publish my music exclusively through King’s Crown Productions. Being unsigned is not necessarily a bad thing, and in fact I’m not actively seeking to be signed. I have turned down multiple offers in the past.

I am not anti record label, I’ve just been doing this for long enough now to know that not every “good” deal is actually a good deal. The increasing popularity of my work has allowed me more flexibility and freedom than an indie artists typically sees. The musical landscape has been greatly changing since the digital era as well, and to be truthful, though being signed still holds some benefits, it’s actually no longer necessary to have a great career and high level of success in the industry.

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Do you write and record all of your own material?

To date, I have written and recorded all of the material released under my name. I also co-write material with my wife Khaili for certain projects. In the past, I have recorded at many different locations but today I record almost all of my material at the King’s Crown Productions studio.

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Why can’t I find certain songs of yours on my favourite music platform?

Since I both write music that is released under my own name an an artist, and music for production purposes/libraries, not all music is available on listening platforms. There is also the case where my distributors aren’t connected with certain digital stores for legal reasons. While I do my best to make my music available everywhere, legally, it sometimes just doesn’t always work out.

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Where can I send fan mail to?

I’m not going to lie, getting fan mail is pretty exciting! Fan mail can be sent to:

Tim McMorris | PO BOX 1141 Ridgeway PO, Ridgeway, Ontario Canada L0S 1N0

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I’ve licensed your music for YouTube and am getting a notice that my video “matches third party content.” What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

If you are receiving a “matched third party content” notice on your video, please don’t panic. For information on how to remove it, why you are receiving it, AdRev, YouTube’s ContentID system and more please see the Understanding Content ID section.

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How can I license Overwhelmed or other tracks only on stores like iTunes & Spotify?

In general, if a song is not being licensed on AudioJungle it is being exclusively licensed through King’s Crown Productions. This is the case for Overwhelmed. This is also true for some of my more popular songs like Shape The World, and It’s A Beautiful Day which are no longer on AudioJungle. For any specific licensing questions and information you can use this contact form.

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How do I license a song exclusively?

If you would like to exclusively license a song in a territory, or world-wide, please contact King’s Crown Productions, even if the song is not listed on the website.

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I have licensed a song of yours from AudioJungle / King’s Crown Productions and I am getting a copyright infringement notice / third party content claim on my YouTube video! What is going on here?

To protect my work against copyright infringement and piracy, many of my songs have been assigned a digital fingerprint. This digital fingerprint is automatically recognized when a song is used in a YouTube video, and as a layer of security, a song must be “cleared” with YouTube before used without restriction. This process protects legitimate rights holders, my work, and YouTube from legal conflicts and consequences in cases of copyright infringement.

If you are receiving this notice please do not worry; it is not a strike against your video or channel! It is simply a standard automated notice and can be removed quite easily; the process is often times completed and the claim removed in less than 24 hours.

To get your existing video(s) cleared and the notice removed, or to pre-clear your YouTube channel before uploading, please contact me through the special copyright support form.

For more information about content ID, AdRev, why I decided to digitally fingerprint my music and what happens if you choose to ignore YouTube’s notice, please see Understanding Content ID.

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What is Royalty Free Music?

Royalty Free Music is a term that refers to production music that has no additional fees to pay once the music has been licensed. The license fee is paid one time and (depending on the license or company selling it) can be used in a project of yours either a single time or multiple times. Royalty free music licenses and the libraries that provide them are offered on a non-exclusive basis (in other words, they can license the song to you and anyone else on the planet at the same time).

Since there are no additional “royalty” payments to pay the licensor after initial licensing, it is therefore classed as “royalty free music”.

A “project” can be anything from a YouTube video, to a corporate presentation, to a film and more. Essentially, wherever music can be used to enhance a project, a license can be obtained for it.

In a traditional “rights managed” licensing structure, music licenses can be much more complicated and expensive. This is not to say that there is not a place for rights managed licensing however.

The benefit of rights managed music is typically (but not always) higher quality production values, choice of music from world famous artists and options for exclusivity. Royalty Free Music in comparison is simple, cheaper and more convenient.

On the down side of royalty free music, you cannot typically exclusively license a song, and securing a license for a major artist royalty free is extremely unlikely.

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What Is AudioJungle?

AudioJungle is the world’s fastest growing marketplace of royalty free music, sound effects and audio content. They license audio content for every kind of project imaginable. I am currently the #2 top selling composer on AudioJungle.

AudioJungle has an audio library of around 300,000 items (at the time of writing this at least) including music loops, music packs, source files, and both full length vocal and instrumental tracks.

With high quality audio, extremely¬†affordable prices, and it’s host of internationally recognized producers and composers, it’s no secret why The New York Times boasts AudioJungle as a world contender in royalty free audio.

What is really cool about AudioJungle is that it’s not just a marketplace, but a community where composers and buyers come together to form successful long lasting business relationships.

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How can I get an instrumental version of your vocal track on AudioJungle?

On AudioJungle, sometimes instrumentals are included in the download package. Please be sure to first read all of the song description and info there to find out first.

When the instrumental is not listed:

If you have purchased an Music Mass Reproduction license, a second tier (10 million) Music Broadcast License or a Music Broadcast & Film License of this track, the instrumental can be made available to you upon request for free! Instrumentals are not available at the first two tiers of licensing.

Please contact me via my AudioJungle profile contact page (not the timmcmorris.com contact form) and once your purchase has been verified, you will be sent the instrumental by e-mail.

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Some people have images as their avatar when they comment, but I just have a little blank grey generic icon. How can I upload/change my comment avatar?

This website uses Gravatar to display avatars. “Gravatar” stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload a picture and create a profile on their free site, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled sites on the web, your image will automatically follow you there. It’s really great, your should check it out!

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