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Monday, August 31, 2009

 

Getting discounts on royalty-free music

Here at Shockwave-Sound.com we regularly get asked this question: "Do you offer bulk discounts or educational discounts on your royalty-free music?" -- or variations on that subject. So I thought I'd post our answer to this here in the blog.

Affiliates get 10% off everything:
First, there is the 10% affiliate discount, that anybody with a website can get. Basically, you sign up with our Affiliate Program under which we pay you 10% of the value of all orders placed by anybody who has followed a special affiliate link from your website to ours -- including your own orders! When you sign up, we will give you a unique link that you place on your website. If somebody follows that link and ends up buying a product on our site -- no matter how small or large the order -- we will pay you 10% of the order value. Many of our regular customers use this program to basically earn themselves a 10% discount on all their orders. Before placing an order on our site, they arrive at our site by following their own affiliate link - thus effectively getting back 10% of their order value, with the added bonus of also getting 10% of any orders placed by anybody else who might follow that link and end up placing an order with us.

I should add at this point, that whilst you are welcome to use our affiliate program for your own orders to earn yourself the 10% discount, we do require that you actually place the link on a public page on your website, so that other people can use the link, too. You can't just keep the link only for your own use.

To become a Shockwave-Sound.com affiliate, just go to our Affiliate sign-up page and fill in the form there.

Bulk discounts on ready-made collections:
Now, as for larger discounts and bulk discounts. What is "Bulk order"? Unfortunately, we don't consider 3 tracks to be bulk. Nor 5 tracks, really. Nor even 10 tracks. If you're placing those kinds of orders, please consider using the affiliate program described above, to get yourself 10% discount on everything.

However, if you buy 5 or more ready-made collections, we would accept that this is a bulk order and we are prepared to give the following discounts:


Number of collections
with Standard License:
with Mass Market License
* Any 5 collections:
US$ 439.00
US$ 999.00
* Any 10 collections:
US$ 799.00
US$ 1999.00
* Any 15 collections:
US$ 1049.00
US$ 2499.00
* Any 20 collections:
US$ 1299.00
US$ 2999.00
* More than 20 collections:
contact us
contact us

These collections are normally either $99/$129 each with Standard License, or $249/325 each with Mass Market License. Each collection typically contains 10-15 tracks, plus all the different edits/versions/cuts of every track, to give you options in editing (such as 60-secs version, 30-secs version, Loops, Stingers etc.) You can see a complete list of our ready-made collections here: http://www.shockwave-sound.com/collections.html

The collections can be delivered to you as physical CDROM/DVDROM’s, on an external USB hard drive or a USB memory stick – whichever you prefer.

Should you be interested in taking us up on either of these offers, please get in touch with us. These "bulk orders" of 10-15-20 or more ready-made collections are not available to buy through the shopping cart on the site. You'll have to talk with, us or email with us, to discuss your selections and arrange payment.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

 

We welcome Ori Vidislavski to Shockwave-Sound.com

We have been fortunate to work with many talented composers and musicians here at Shockwave-Sound.com over the years, and this month we have the pleasure of announcing the release of 103 tracks by Israeli master composer, Ori Vidislavski.

Like the other 8 or so composers who are "signed-on" to Shockwave-Sound, all of Ori's music is always exclusive to Shockwave-Sound.com for a minimum period of one year before it is made available anywhere else.

Ori is probably the most sought after drama composer in Israel. He has composed for more than 150 different film, theater and dance projects. Hailing from a religious family, he was influenced early on by religious and classical music, while inspiring him to compose music to heal and comfort the world around him throgh music.

Ori has composed for a huge number of theater productions, including "Richard III" and "The Merchant of Venice". In film, he has composed for "Angels in America", "A View from the Bridge", "The Cucible" and many, many others. His work also spans childrens plays , dance choreography, TV shows, commercials, installations and events.

Unknown to most, Ori is the composer of the song "Winter of 73", a number one hit in Israel and one of the most influential songs in Israeli culture. In 1980 he was awarded the "Israeli Oscar" for his compositions in the films "Sheure" and "Aretz Hadasha". In 1993 the Israeli Composer Association honored Ori with the "Composer of the Year" award and throughout the years 2003-2009 he continues to compose for a number of film and media projects, and now, for the Shockwave-Sound.com stock music catalogue.

Ori Vidislavski has always tried to tie people together through his music. In 1995 he founded the live band "Deiwan", an ensemble consisting of five Arab and four Jewish musicians. He likes to blend various aspects of life in Israel, Jewish and oriental motifs, eastern, american and European influences in his music. We're glad to have him. :-)

Look for more of Ori Vidislavski's music to show up in the Shockwave-Sound.com royalty free music catalogue over the next months and years.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

 

Article that explains the copyright situation with Public Domain music and Classical music

Many users of our stock music library have been somewhat confused about the copyright situation with regards to Classical music and Traditional music. Many know that a musical composition becomes Public Domain 75 years after the death of the composer -- or indeed if the composer is unknown, like in traditional music -- but few understand why these are still under copyright and can't be exploited at will, without buying a license from the copyright holder, usually the Publisher. We have tried to explain this in our latest article: Copyrights in Classical music and Public Domain music. We hope it's useful to some of you. Comments are welcome.

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