I'm in the process of licensing some musical works and the company concerned has asked for photocopies of all licenses from any sample libraries that have been used.
As I have used RMX I assume that this would be classified as a sample library and as such I need to assure them that it is ok to use the loops in my music. I know that Spectrasonics stuff gets used in lots of film and TV music but reading the sounds license agreement it only specifically mentions permission to use it in Multimedia/Game Music projects. Apart from that there is a line saying the sounds are guaranteed 100% copyright clean. Would that line be sufficient to prove that I can in fact use RMX in my musical works? Oh yes, I do own a legit licensed copy of course.
Can you give some clarification on the video games restriction. I am not sure what it means to have "samples encoded into the game". Does that mean using the game to trigger the samples themself?
Thanks Eric and what happens if I remix a track for an artist using my copy of RMX. I get paid for the remix and the artist's label release the remix and have copyright on it. Does it matter if the remixed artist does not own RMX themself?
Just one question I have about this that has been bugging me.
What if I use RMX in a song and that song contains a drum-only break (think they used to be called drum solos ) - is that still ok? After all, there will be a time in your music when only RMX is playing.....
Sure...that's absolutely fine. Happens all the time in fact.
Your work is being released as a recording of music with no intention or rights granted to people sampling the breaks in the music. That's a completely different situation than releasing it as a sampling product.
So you're totally OK. :-)