Q: Are all samples on Splice Sounds royalty-free?
A: Yes. You have a broad royalty-free license for every sample that you download from Splice Sounds.
Q: Can I use these samples for commercial use?
Q: What are the limitations of this license?
Q: Do I lose this license if I cancel my Sounds account?
A: The samples you've downloaded are still covered under the royalty-free license if you decide to cancel or pause your Sounds subscription.
Q: Do I have 100% ownership of my composition if I use Splice samples?
A: You have ownership of your composition made with Splice Sounds, but as a reminder, you don’t own the copyright to samples. Other Splice Sounds users can use the same samples without infringing on your track and vice versa.
Q: Can I register my creative work for a copyright?
A: We encourage you to explore your options to register a copyright in your work. While we do not prohibit you from doing so, copyright law will dictate whether or not you are eligible for registration.
Q: If another producer uses the same sample(s) as me in their work, is my work infringing on their work?
A: We do not grant users exclusive licenses, so many users may use the same sample.
Q: What do you mean by not being able to use the “likeness” of an artist in my work?
A: Based on our terms of service, you cannot use the name or likeness of creators whose samples are distributed on Splice. Some examples of using the name of likeness of a sample creator would be to include a photo of them when promoting your track, crediting them as a feature on your track, and/or including them as a contributor to the track for splitting royalties.
Q: Do I need to give Splice credit when registering with a PRO (publishing rights organization) like ASCAP or BMI?
A: Splice is not a co-owner of your track, so no need to credit Splice when registering with a PRO.
Q: Do I need to give the creator of the sample credit?
Q: Can I use samples from Splice Sounds in a composition I’m creating for a movie or video game?
A: You can use Splice samples in a composition. If you wish for your composition to be included in an audio-visual work, you have that option being the full owner of your composition.
Q: If I use an unedited, isolated loop as the beginning of my composition, is that covered by the royalty-free license?
A: Because the sample is included in a larger composition, the sample is covered by the royalty-free license even if the sample is solo'd at some point in the track.
Q: What would be considered a sample in isolation?
A: Using a sample in isolation, in reference to our terms of service, would be taking a sample from Splice Sounds and not using the sample with other audio elements.
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