Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly am I getting with this purchase?
With this purchase you will receive a compressed (.zip) file to download which contains a high-fidelity stereo wave (.wav) file along with a license
to use the file. If you purchase the track + stems version, the download will also include stem files (individual files for drum parts, bass parts, synth parts, guitar parts, etc. in .wav format) giving you deeper access to the components of the track for editing, remixing, adapting, etc. These files can be used in your compositions, productions, and arrangements in any way you please, so long as your usage is in accordance with the license terms.
How do licensable tracks work?
Noiselab has teamed up with world class producers trusted by major labels to provide you with high-end instrumentals, compositions, beats, known as "licensable tracks" - all at a fraction of the cost of typical music producer fees. You can purchase a license to use these tracks in your own projects, whether you'd like to add your own vocals or acapellas, re-arrange or remix, perform live, or use as music for film, tv, podcasts, etc.
Once you purchase a license and create a song, you can upload the finished song to all streaming platforms, including YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. under your own artist name. That said, you cannot upload the original licensable track as it is, on its own, to any streaming platforms. You must add vocals and create a song out of the instrumental, edit/remix/rearrange it, unless you are using it for background music for a video on YouTube (e.g. gaming, tutorials, vlogs, etc.) or for tv/film/podcasting. You cannot resell the instrumental as it is.
You can read the full terms of Noiselab's licensable tracks here
What if I am unhappy with the licensable track or stems or do not use the files after all?
We only offer high-quality content and stand behind every licensable track that we make available. Since these are downloadable wave files, all sales are final and non-refundable. You can click the play buttons above to get a sense for the style and quality of each licensable track or stem file. If you have any issues, never hesitate to contact us
at Noiselab - we'll do what we can to make it right.
Can I monetize my song? Do I owe any royalties?
Yes, we encourage you to monetize any of your songs or creations that make use of this licensable track or its stems! No, you are not required to pay any royalties for using this track. Once you incorporate the licensable track into your own material, you can publish it on all streaming platforms under your own artist or brand name. Best of all, you do not have to create any publishing splits and you are not responsible for paying back any royalties to Noiselab Collective or the original copyright owners for using the track.
Keep in mind, some licensable tracks may be entered into the ContentID
system at YouTube, in which case YouTube may automatically reserve some of its ad revenue for the original copyright owners. This is a way of providing the original track's creators or copyright owners some relatively small recompense if the track is used or duplicated frequently on YouTube.
Can others buy and use this track?
Yes. One of the advantages of buying + selling track licenses online is the low cost. Rather than only sell tracks exclusively for larger sums of money, producers essentially "lease" the tracks at lower prices, meaning customers get great prices, and producers can still earn a living.
This means that if you're licensing a track, others will have a chance to license the track as well. This is very common in the music industry, right up to top artists, and is nothing to worry about. Ultimately, how well a song performs on streaming services, social media, or other platforms depends on the final composition and how well it resonates with listeners. Whether or not another person uses the same sample, loops, or licensable track is not an impediment for your content's success. In the case of licensable tracks on Noiselab, you can think of it as a legal way to sample music, where the copyright holder is offering you an opportunity, by granting you a license, to use this material so that you can build upon professional-level productions as you make your next masterpiece and release it to the world.