Help - FAQ
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SUBMISSION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED ?
AFRICORI answers all music submissions within 4 weeks time. You will receive an answer even if your submission was not accepted.
WHAT FORMAT SHOULD I SUBMIT MY MUSIC IN?
Please upload your files as MP3 (minimum 128 kbps).
IS AFRICORI CONTRACT EXCLUSIVE?
No, the contract is not exclusive and allows you to join other non exclusive services.
DO I NEED TO PAY A SUBSCRIPTION?
No, AFRICORI is free to join. We don’t ask for money to the artists.
WHAT IS MUSIC LICENSING?
When you license music for commercial purposes you are licensing two types of rights:
- Synchronization License: gives you the right to 'sync' the Composition with images in your production.
- Master Use License: This is exactly the same rights as the sync license, except it applies to the Master, the sound recording itself – the actual recorded interpretation of the musical composition.
Sometimes synchronization licenses (the composition) are owned by the publisher, while the record company owns the master rights. Other times the independent artist owns both synchronization rights and master use rights. This is the reason why we need the owner of both rights to grant us the temporary and non-exclusive control of both rights. This allows us to offer our clients a quick and efficient one-stop shop for music licensing.
CAN I JOIN AFRICORI EVEN IF I AM AFFILATED WITH A COLLECTING SOCIETY?
Yes, AFRICORI services do not substitute to a collecting society.If you wonder which collecting society to join, please contact us and we will try to help you.
WILL I GET ASKED PERMISSION BEFORE LICENSING MY MUSIC?
No. One of the great benefits of AFRICORI—and one of the main reason why our customers are interested in licensing from us —is that we can grant licenses instantly. This gives us (and you) a competitive advantage over other music companies who need to track down rights holders for every potential license.
HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN FROM AFRICORI?
It's difficult to forecast how much an artist can earn from AFRICORI. A lot depends on the type of music you make. Obviously certain types of musical genres are more suitable than others for the majority of projects, and therefore stand a better chance of making good earnings.
However it is also true that rare music sometimes can obtain very high profile placements for specific cases.
Music licensing placements range from 50 Euro up to 50.000 Euro. On average a typical music license ranges between 1200 Euro and 3000 Euro per track, per use.Successful artist can expect getting a few placements a year.
WHAT PERCENTAGE DO I EARN FROM THE DEALS
AFRICORI pays 50% of all earnings made by your music through our site. The fees are paid out four times per year.
WHEN DO I GET PAID
You will be paid 50% of gross licensing fees that we secure for the use of your music.
We send payments and statements quarterly (4 times per year).
License fees that AFRICORI collects in:
- January - March: will appear on your May royalty statement
- April - June: will appear on your August royalty statement
- July - September: will appear on your November royalty statement
- October - December: will appear on your February royalty statement
CAN I HAVE A LOOK AT THE AFRICORI ARTIST CONTRACT?
Of course! You can download the contract in the SUBMIT MUSIC Section and or click on this link to download a fac-simile copy of our contract: Artist agreement
WHY DO I NEED TO FILL ALL THE SONG INFORMATION?
The information and keywords you associate with your songs is how people will be able to find your music. Please take the time to choose the right keyword and describe your songs accurately. This will ensure that those looking for music will be able to find the perfect song!.
WHAT IF MY SONGS HAVE NO NAME?
We need to display a name for each song.Please give your songs names.
HOW SHOULD I SEND MY MUSIC?
Once you have uploaded your song as an Mp3, and our music specialists have accepted your tracks you will receive an confirmation mail. You will be asked to send your music as WAV or AIFF files on a CD.
WHAT IS A PERSONAL PROFILE?
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Register by clicking on the "Register" button.
You will be asked to select a user name and password and provide some additional information, including your e-mail address.
Uncheck the box if you don’t want to receive updates, promotions, or special deals from AFRICORI.
Check the box if you agree to AFRICORI Terms and Conditions.
Click "Submit" and begin!
CAN ANYBODY DOWNLOAD MP3 FROM THE WEBSITE?
Not all users are authorized to download MP3's. Please contact us to discuss this opportunity if your account is not authorized. As part of the terms and conditions of the site.
AFRICORI grants a non-transferable, non-exclusive license to store, reproduce (including making a copy onto your computer's hard drive), and use the songs on this website, or copies thereof (collectively the "Songs"), solely for evaluation purposes, to test and evaluate the Songs in your production or project, including using and editing the Songs into audio/video formats for demonstration purposes, but only when, in good faith, use of the specific Song(s) is intended.
Rates and rights must be negotiated before use, other than those uses described above.
Notwithstanding the rights granted above, you may not: sublicense, re-license, rent, or lease any of the Songs; Copy or publish any of the Songs to a network or bulletin board, or otherwise distribute or allow any of the Songs to be distributed to or used by anyone other than the authorized users, without prior written consent from AFRICORI.
HOW DO I SEARCH SONGS?
Basic Search, found at the top of virtually every page in the store, gives you quick, simple, and reliable access to the Music Licensing Store Catalog. Search by keyword, song number, or artist name.
Below is more information about using a Keyword, Song Number, or Artist Name to find the songs you are looking for:
Enter any word or words in the Keyword field and the search engine will return songs that match your keyword(s). Each song has very specific information associated with it (called metadata), like a mood, theme, style, sub-genre, description, and category. The search engine goes through this information to find matches to your keywords.
Song ID Number (for example: AO 324633)
Each song in AFRICORI has a specific identification number. Enter a song ID number in the search field and the search engine will return the song you are looking for.
Searching by an artist's name is a quick way to explore the songs of a particular artist. Every artist who has songs in AFRICORI”S catalog will appear in the artist drop down list.
WHY SHOULD I USE A PLAYLIST?
The songs in your playlists become your personal collection at the Music Licensing Store. It's easy to add, delete, view details, and listen to songs while viewing your playlist. You can create as many playlists as you need. Adding songs to your playlist saves you time on your return visit. A playlist allows you to view a pre-selected group of songs to show them to a co-worker, editor, client, producer, music supervisor, etc. You can return to your playlists by clicking on "View Playlist" from the My Account drop down men at the top of every Music Licensing Store page.
Saving songs in a playlist saves you time on your return visit. A playlist allows you to view a pre-selected group of songs and show them to a co-worker, partner or client.
HOW DO I CREATE A PLAYLIST?
Save songs in a playlist and create a private collection that only you, and those you invite, have access to. Create a playlist by clicking on the "Add to Playlist" icon next to a song. Once you add a song, your playlist is activated. You can create as many playlists as you need. In addition, your playlists will be saved for you until you delete them.
HOW DO I DELETE A PLAYLIST?
To delete a playlist, choose "Delete this Playlist" from the playlist functions.
HOW DO I ADD AND REMOVE SONGS TO MY PLAYLISTS?
The button, found next to all song search results, allows you to add a song to a playlist. Similarly you can remove a song from the playlist by clicking on the “remove” button next to the song.
CAN I E-MAILING MY PLAYLIST?
YES, you can collaborate with co-workers or clients by sending your playlist(s) via email. Email a playlist by choosing "E-mail a Playlist" from the playlist functions. Recipient(s) will receive an email with a link to the playlist and be able to view and interact with that playlist.
HOW DO I PURCHASE A SONG?
Purchase one or several songs by following the steps below:
Step 1: View Cart
Collect the songs you want to purchase in your playlist. When you have a final selection of songs in your playlist, select "License". A page with your selected songs will load.
Step 2: Calculate Licensing Fees
Enter the appropriate usage criteria (e.g Territory, Song duration etc .) for each song you want to purchase. After completing your selections, click the “submit” button to price the song/playlist of songs.
If your licensing specifications are not listed, contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at South Africa + 27 (0)21 424 21 55 or UK + 44 +44(0)20 7193 5818
Step 3: Purchase
Once each song has been priced, click on the License button. You will be prompted to type in personal information (name, address, etc.) or verify the information in your personal profile. Then, enter your shipping and billing information, including a payment method and click the Submit button. You'll then have a chance to review and confirm your order. Click the Confirm Order button if you're satisfied. An e-mail confirmation containing your receipt and license will be sent to you.
Step 4: Downloading Your Song(s)
Once your order has been confirmed, your songs can be delivered to you as a WAV format.
Step 5: Billing
Your account will be billed automatically via credit card, bank transfer or certain "preferred" users can be billed by email in a traditional "bill me" method.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LICENSE A SONG?
When you license a song you purchase access to AFRICORI's high-quality songs for a specific use. We provide licenses for a variety of uses.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME TO LICENSE A SONG?
The license fee is calculated using a pricing matrix integrate in the quote module. Your license fee will be based on a combination of usage components. At the time you purchase a license for a song, you will be asked to enter information that will determine your licensing fee.
WHAT IF THE USAGE SPECIFICATIONS LISTED IN THE LICENSING MODULE DO NOT MEET MY REQUIREMENTS?
If you can’t find the specific use that you require a license for, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at South Africa + 27 (0)21 424 21 55 or UK + 44 +44(0)20 7193 5818
WHY SHOULD I LICENSE MUSIC FROM AFRICORI?
AFRICORI is a one-stop music licensing shop. This means you can immediately obtain master and synchronization rights to use a song in your production. You can license music instantly and online or you can ask us to look for music on your behalf (for free!). Our music licensing system is quick, easy and efficient.
Our music has been selected to provide you with the best independent artists, cult labels and established professionals worldwide. We work with a network of scouts and partners across Africa which allows us to attract the best independent artists from the continent.
FOR WHAT TYPE OF USAGE CAN I LICENSE A SONG?
Our online platform offers licensing contracts for Film, all type of Advertising , TV shows, Toys, Games and corporate use. However if you need songs for a different usage type please contact us.
WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC CAN I FIND ON AFRICORI.COM?
We select only the best independent artists. We receive many submissions per month, and only accept a fraction of these artists.
We cover all type of genres and not only World Music. We represent Rock, Pop, R&B artists as well as tradional music from West / East Africa as well as Gospel and Maskanda.
We also work with a number of highly talented producers around Africa, if you are looking for a specific piece of music. Please contact us.