Upload Music

What's Required To Upload Music

  • Profile picture and your biography
  • PayPal account - for instant sales payments
  • Bank Account - for countries where PayPal is not available - Click Here

  • Song or instrumental (Mp3 or Wav file)
  • Stems (Optional) - The stereo mix and each instrument on a separate audio file
  • The composer's publishing details - (Optional)

How Do I Get Paid

  • Sales income are paid to subscribers instantly via PayPal
  • Sales income can be paid into your bank account - see here
  • Free Subscribers keep 70% of the sale price
  • Paid Subscribers keep 100% of the sale price
  • Sales statistics can be seen on the Dashboard

Music Players

  • Music is stored on encrypted servers and digitally voiced tagged
  • Music Players are HTML5 and compatible on smart phones, iPads and tablets
  • Music Players can be shared on websites that allows the pasting of HTML code
  • Music in the Music Players are for listening and approve purposes only - The untagged versions are sold

Who Owns The Uploaded Music

  • Music-makers retains full ownership, copyright and control of their music

Unauthorized Samples

  • Uploaded music should NOT contain unauthorized samples
  • Uploaded music should be recorded using only original sounds made on real instruments and/or virtual instruments
  • Uploaded music that contains samples must be royalty-free and cleared for use
  • Music-makers using unauthorized samples will have their account revoked

  • ReggaeMusicShop.com absolves all responsibility for any copyrighted material uploaded and has no way of knowing if a recording contains unauthorized samples and cannot be held liable for any sampled or falsely presented recordings

Buy Music

Mp3, Wav File and Stems

  • Mp3 - The standard format of most music
  • Wav - Professional format and better sound quality
  • Stems - The stereo mix of the music and with each instrument provided on a separate music file - This allows for greater control over the final mix

Non Exclusive vs Exclusive

  • Non Exclusive means the music can be sold more than once
  • Exclusive means the buyer has purchased the sole and exclusive rights to the music
    The music-maker can no longer sell or commercially use the music.

Why Are Sale Prices Different

  • Music-makers set their own sale prices, so prices will vary
  • Prices are either in UK Pounds, Euros or US Dollars

What Happens After Purchase

    Music buyers will instantly receive an email with:-
  • A link to download their purchased music
  • A link to the Terms and Conditions
  • The composer's publishing details (where provided)

How Can The Music Be Used

    Instrumentals Only
  • Add vocals
  • Add additional sounds and instruments

  • Sell up to 5,000 products that contains the music
    Products includes CDs, digital downloads, animations, video games, internet videos and all other forms of media
    Products over 5,000 units require an additional license from the music-maker

  • Songs and Instrumentals
  • Sync Licensing - Synchronize with multi-media productions.
    Sync to animations, video games, internet videos and all other forms of media

  • Use for video and film productions not exceed £1,000,000
    Productions over £1,000,000 require an additional license from the music-maker

  • Edit by shortening, stretching or looping

  • Use for radio, internet and television advertising

  • Broadcast on radio and television networks

  • Broadcast on internet websites

  • Use for public performance or background music to an audience



  • Copyright is the term used to describe the legal rights of sound recordings and other creative works
  • Copyrights are exclusive to the copyright owner and enable them to control how their work is used
  • Music-makers retains full ownership, copyright and control of their music
  • Buyers have only purchased the right to use the recording

Royalty Free Music

  • Royalty Free Music means the music has a one-time licensing fee, i.e. the sale price
  • Buyers can synchronize the music with audio and video productions without additional synchronization fees
  • Music-makers can still receive Performance Royalties from radio or television airplay via their copyright collection society
  • Royalty Free is not the same as copyright free
  • In the case of royalty free, the copyright of the music is still owned by the music-maker

Derivative Work

  • Derivative Work is a work created by editing, modifying, adapting or adding to an already pre-existing work
  • To be copyrightable, a derivative work must incorporate some or all of a pre-existing work and add new original copyrightable authorship to that work
    For example, adding vocals on an instrumental
  • The copyright of a derivative work covers only new material and does not extend to the pre-existing the recording

Covers and Versions

  • A cover version is a new recording of a previously recorded song or instrumental by someone other than the original musicians
  • The publishing and copyrights of cover versions remains with the copyright owners
  • Cover versions can be uploaded with the copywriters’ permission
  • Subscribers can be credited with the music production but the publishing income and publishing credits are the copywriters
  • Subscribers providing incorrect publishing details can result in having their profile revoked

Performance Royalties

  • Music used in broadcast, streaming and live performance can be entitled to Performance Royalties
  • Buyers must submit cue sheets to the appropriate copyright collection society
  • Cue sheets identify the copyright owner(s) and are used to report the usage
  • Copyright collection societies collect Performance Royalties which are then paid to the copyright owner

  • Performance Royalties are paid to copyright collection societies by the broadcaster

  • Copyright details are provided when music is purchased (if submitted by the music-maker)
    Cue sheets only need to be completed when copyright details are provided

  • ReggaeMusicShop.com absolves all responsibility in regards to royalties
  • It is the responsibility of music-makers to ensure their music has been registered with their copyright collection society
  • It is the responsibility of buyers to submit a cue sheets and complete the correct required registrations

Not A Member of a Copyright Collection Society

  • Music-makers can still upload music even if they are not a member of a copyright collection society
    (e.g. ASCAP, BMI, PRS, SACEM)


Intellectual Property

  • We takes a strong stand on protecting intellectual property and copyright
  • We will immediately revoke the account of anyone violating intellectual property
  • We regularly carry out random inspections of uploaded content to ensure any violations are removed