What does royalty free mean?
Royalty-free means that you pay a a one-time fee to gain the legal right to sync a piece of music to a project(s). Your projects may include things like commercials, video games, Youtube Videos, films, documentaries, presentations, flash websites or instructional videos. In simpler terms, Royalty-free music is an inexpensive solution that allows you to legally add great sounding music to your multimedia works.
All our music is not content ID registered so you do not have to worry about content ID claims on YouTube.
What do you mean by end product and units?
Examples of End Products: Websites, audiobooks, apps, games, online videos (YouTube, Vimeo etc), corporate videos, web promos, social media, Indie Films.
Units meaning physical copies (CD/DVD), digital copies, digital downloads, sales transactions for accessing online games, subscriptions and in-app purchase)
Where is the download link after making a purchase?
As soon as you make a purchase, the order details with the download link will be sent to your email. Please check your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ mail if you do not receive, it may have gone there.
You should receive the email within minutes if you did not receive the email with the download link within 10 minutes, please contact us at [email protected]
If you registered an account with us, you can also download the files from your account.
How do I download files from my account?
In your account, click on ‘Orders History‘ > then ‘Order Number’ etc #10111 > ‘Download‘
What is the type of file format of the music/sound effects being sent to me?
We deliver all our audio files in .wav format, stereo (uncompressed lossless audio) in either 44.1Khz or 48kHz.
Am I allowed to modify the content of my purchases?
Yes you may, but the copyright still belongs to W.O.W Sound. As such, copying, redistribution and resale of the modified content is not allowed.
Do you ship physical W.O.W Sound products?
All W.O.W Sound products are downloadable products only. Once the purchase is made, the download link will be sent to your email. You can also download your purchases from your account.
Do I need to credit W.O.W Sound if I use any music/SFX in my projects?
No, it isn’t mandatory, but we certainly would appreciate it!
Does W.O.W Sound offer Music and Sound Design services for hire?
Yes. If you have a project that requires custom music or sound design, we offer music and sound design services for games, film, trailers, media, and television. Depending on the genre, our starting rate for music is from USD$600 per minute. The rates for sound effects range from USD$30 – 80 per SFX, including variations. For more inquiries and detailed rates, please write to us at [email protected]
Does W.O.W Sound offer custom edits for music sold on the site?
No, we do not. Sorry about that!
Are payments made on your website secure?
Yes, all payments on our website are made via PayPal or Stripe, a secure payment method.
What currency does W.O.W Sound use?
All prices on the W.O.W Sound store are in USD (United States Dollar).
What do you mean by "new musical works"? Can I make edits to the music and use them in my project?
Regarding the license that prohibits creating/producing “new musical works based on the music (musical compositions, songs)…”
You can make edits and changes to the track and use them in a video game or project, no problem at all.
As long as our files are not re-distributed as standalone files (and ‘new musical works’) or as a template for reselling. We didn’t want our music to be used as samples or in parts to create new musical works (music compositions) or songs and be re-released as music works or OST.
What do you mean by 'sensitive' subjects?
Definition from MusicBed which applies to our music and sound effects: (music and sound effects hereinafter referred to as the “Recordings”)
- Recordings may not under any circumstances be used in or in conjunction with, or in any way that might be considered pornographic, obscene, abusive, immoral, illegal or inciteful of an illegal act.
- Recordings shall not be used in conjunction with sensitive subject matter without the prior written consent of W.O.W Sound; sensitive subject matter includes but is not limited to sexual activity or sexual-oriented nudity; tobacco, alcohol, or drug use; health issues and bodily functions; illegal activities; excessive or graphic violence; and political content.
- Recordings may not be used in a way that may be considered invasive of privacy, defamatory, libelous, or fraudulent, false or misleading or in a way that is hateful or derogatory of any race, nationality, ethnic identity, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation, or political or religious belief, whether directly or in context or juxtaposition with other materials.
- Recordings may not be used in any manner that creates a false inference or places the Recordings in a context that is likely to result in bringing the Recordings, W.O.W Sound, or any Artist into (1) public disrespect, (2) scorn, (3) contempt, (4) scandal, (5) ridicule, or (6) that is likely to shock, insult, or offend the community or public morals or decency or prejudice W.O.W Sound, any of its Artists, or any person or property in the Recordings, or otherwise detract from or negatively affect the public image of W.O.W Sound or any of its Artists.
Drop us an email if you need approval for your project, we look at them on a case-by-case basis. Thank you 🙂
Do I need to fill in a cue sheet?
You will only need a cue-sheet when you are using music for a production that is to be publicly performed on a television network, radio station, theatrical release (e.g. films or videos). The cue-sheet is usually prepared by producers or the licensor of the production.
Please remember to fill in the detailed listing of each piece of music used. Include the names of the music composer, the type of usage of the music, the length of the music, and the title of each music track on the cue-sheet.
View more details of the cue-sheet.
Where do I find the information need to fill in the cue-sheet?
You can find the details on the music track’s page.
[Example Link: https://wowsound.com/product/cr_afternoon-tea/]
It will look something like this:
Song/Track Name: Afternoon Tea
BMI Work #: 41361833
Composer First and Middle Name: Sing Ern
Composer Last Name: Lee
PRO Affiliation: BMI
If you have problems finding the information you need for your cue-sheet, feel free to email us at [email protected].
(Do note that if the track’s page is empty, it means that the music is not registered with any PROs)
Can I use a music (game license) in a video game trailer to promote my game on social media (YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo)?
No, music (game license) is to be used in the game only. To promote your game using our music, please purchase the approriate Online Video license (YouTube/Web.. etc).
Posting a gameplay recording on online platforms and social media is allowed if the music is not re-added into the video but recorded straight from the game itself together with the game’s sound effects.
Can I use music from the same pack in different games/video?
Yes, as long as each music is only used once in each of the different ONE end product. Using the same music in multiple scenes of the same game is not an issue.
Can I use your music in a stand-alone music track or perform it? What about sound effects?
No, you may not use music in both stand-alone music tracks and for performance as our music is available to license for synchronization in media productions (websites, videos, DVDs, TV broadcasts, films, games, etc.) as background music.
Example: Adding lyrics or editing our music into to an audio track and selling it on iTunes or performing it is a copyright infringement.
However, you can use our sound effects in a music track or a performance.
Can I use both music and sound effects in multiple end products?
Only for sound effects and sound effect libraries. Our single user license for sound effects can be used in unlimited end products. For music, all licenses are only for ONE end product (except for Non-Profit Media).
What are allowed variations of a single application?
1. Translations – the same game/end product simply translated into a different language (text / voice-over).
2. Cut-downs – a shortened version of an end product where no new content has been added (Example a 15 second, 30 second trimmed down version from a 60 second video)
Do I need a separate license each time I use an item in a series?
Yes, each game/end product in a series is considered a new product so you will need to purchase another license.
Do I need a separate license for different online or social media platforms?
No, you can post the video on multiple platforms as long as it is within the license’s audience reach.
What if I can't decide on which music license to get?
You can purchase the lowest license first (Music:’Common’, ‘Silver’, SFX: ‘Game’) and upgrade when necessary. Do purchase the pack/music track with an account on our website so you can upgrade the pack/music track from your order history. It will deduct away the amount you already paid.
For example, if the ‘Common’ License for a Music Pack cost $24.90, and the ‘Rare’ License cost $70.90, you only need to pay the $46 balance for the upgrade.
What do you mean by single-user?
Single-user means we grant one user the right to use our Sound libraries. It grants one user the right to use the Sound Libraries or Bundles on one workstation at a time, although the Licensee is permitted to make and keep backup copies of the Sound Libraries or Bundles on other storage devices.
When and how do I upgrade the license I purchased?
Take note that license upgrade is only applicable by pack or track. There is no crossover upgrade either way.
WHEN: Upgrade license when the product exceeds the limit of ‘Audience Reach’ of the license purchased.
HOW: To upgrade license, go to your ‘Orders History’ and click ‘Upgrade’.
→ This will automatically re-add your order into the cart. From there, choose the desired license and click ‘Update’.
*The previously paid amount should be deducted from the updated license price.
(License upgrade is only available when you purchased with an account. You can also email us with your invoice number to apply for a discounted upgrade.)
Does the music I buy belong to me?
No, you do not own the music you purchase. The copyright to the music remains the property of W.O.W Sound/the composer. Purchasing a license only allows you to use the music for your projects and purposes in accordance with the license agreement.
Can I purchase music on behalf of my client for a game/video/etc as I am a freelancer/agency?
Yes, you can, the license will then belong to your client and the license terms still apply depending on the license purchased.
Can I use an item as an element of my logo or branding?
No. None of our music/SFXs can be used in logos or be trademarked. If you would like use it in logos, please write to us at [email protected]
Do you accept music/sound effects submission?
Not at the moment!
Can I purchase even if I don't have a Paypal account?
Yes, absolutely. Paypal allows you to use almost any credit card to process your transaction, even if you don’t have a Paypal account. On the PayPal checkout page, click on the second option to check out with a credit card.
Alternatively, you could also make payment via Stripe (credit card payment) – Stripe accepts and processes American Express, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard-branded cards, as well as some of the more niche products like UnionPay, JCB, and Diners Club