Licensing Mark Maxwell Music

Want to use Mark’s music for your web site, indie film project, radio spot, wedding slide show or DVD project? For one small license fee of $10.50 per song or $75.00 for an entire CD, you can legally use Mark’s music on your media project royalty-free. If you’re unfamiliar with Mark’s work, you can sample all songs available for licensing on our licensing repertoire page.

If you are interested in licensing Mark’s music for any other purpose please contact us at licensing@mark-maxwell.com.

Please note: only Mark original songs are available for licensing. To see which songs are Mark’s originals (and to hear them) please go to our licensing repertoire page.

What this Royalty-Free License Covers:

  1. Web Site Use: You get unlimited use of the licensed song on your web site provided that the song cannot be downloaded by your visitors (most people embed the music in flash to prevent this). You must also provide an obvious song credit to Mark with a link back to this web site. Something to the effect of… “The music you’re hearing is courtesy of Mark Maxwell Music.” Limit: One song license per web site please. In other words, for two web sites using the same song, please purchase an additional license. The license is valid for the purchaser only and is non-transferable.
  2. CD / DVD / Slide Show Use: So long as yours is a small, independent project (less than 100 copies manufactured), you can use the song(s) you license freely using our standard license fee of $10.50 per song. A credit should appear in the project as follows:
  3. “Song Title”
    Music courtesy of Mark Maxwell
    MarkMaxwellMusic.com

    Limit: 100 copies. If you intend to manufacture more than 100 copies, please contact us with the specifics of your project for a quote.The license is valid for the purchaser only and is non-transferable.

  4. Film/Web Video Use: So long as yours is a small, independent project (i.e., a non-commercial project), you can use the song(s) you license freely using our standard license fee of $10.50 per song. A credit should appear in the project as follows:
  5. “Song Title”
    Music courtesy of Mark Maxwell
    MarkMaxwellMusic.com

    Limit: Use of Mark’s music in a theatrical film or television broadcast is not covered by this license. For use of Mark’s music in commercial film or television, please contact us with the specifics for a quote. The license is valid for the purchaser only and is non-transferable.

  6. On-Hold Music / Lobby Music: Once a license is purchased, you can use Mark’s music as “on-hold” music for as long as you want, without limitation, royalty-free. However, we do ask that your “agents” be instructed what the music is so that if a customer should ask, “What music was that I heard?” they can answer, “That is saxophonist Mark Maxwell” and provide the customer with the correct spelling of Mark’s name. Limit: One license per site please. For use in a second location, please purchase an additional license. The license is valid for the purchaser only and is non-transferable.
  7. Radio Spots: You can use one of Mark’s songs in your radio spot for $10.50 per spot. Once you purchase a license for a radio spot, you can run that spot as much as you like, wherever you like. Limit: One license covers up to five radio spots. If you’d like a license to cover using a song in unlimited radio spots, contact us for a quote. The license is valid for the purchaser only and is non-transferable.

What This License Doesn’t Cover:

  1. Mass Production or Distribution: Song(s) under this license agreement cannot be included in any commercial product that is mass produced (100 or more units). A product release of more than 100 units requires a different license. Please contact us with the specifics of your project for a quote.
  2. Commercial Theater or Television Releases: Use of Mark’s music in a theatrical film or television broadcast is not covered by this license. For use of Mark’s music in commercial film or television, please contact us with the specifics for a quote.
  3. Adult Themes: Song(s) licensed cannot be included in projects that may be inappropriate for children (containing violence, profanity or nudity). If your project contains any of these elements, but you still feel the music is appropriate, please contact us with the specifics.
  4. Sharing, Trading, Downloading: Song(s) licensed cannot be redistributed, traded, made available for download, or otherwise transferred to anyone else. Nor can they be included in a project in that allows the end-customer to transfer the songs for personal use.
  5. Reselling: Songs cannot be resold as songs. In other words, you can’t license Mark’s music, create your own CD or DVD of those songs, and resell it as your own product. That is a blatant copyright violation.

Other stipulations:

  1. Note that when you license a song, you don’t own it. You are licensing it for use. There is a legal difference in the copyright sense. If you purchase a CD, obviously you own the CD – but you don’t own the copyright to the songs themselves.
  2. The songs you license cannot be the main content of your product (see #5 above). This license is designed to allow you to use Mark’s music simply to compliment your existing product or project.
  3. This license covers a single user only. It cannot be transferred to another party.

Any questions? Contact us at licensing@mark-maxwell.com.

Ready to License Music? It’s a 2-step process:

  1. Purchase the mp3(s) or CD(s) you want to license.  Your mp3(s) will be immediately available for downloading; CD(s) will be shipped to you.
  2. Purchase a License for 1 or more songs at $10.50 per song.  Purchase a License for an entire CD for $75.00 per CD.

On the order form, in the special instructions field, please indicate which song(s) or CD(s) you wish to license. In the shopping cart, you’ll have a choice to pay with either PayPal or Google Checkout.

  • PayPal: After you enter your credit card information, you’ll be taken to a second page where there is a box for ‘special instructions.’ In that box, list the song(s) or CD(s) you want to license.
  • Google: There is no box for special instructions, so send us an email with the song(s) or CD(s) that you have chosen.  We’ll get it and match it to your order.

Please contact us at licensing@mark-maxwell.com with any other questions.