Copyright License & Agreement

Latest Version May 2020

The following copyright terms, agreement, and license ("COPYRIGHT TERMS") apply to all products ("PRODUCTS") (both premium & free products) offered on our website ("https://stickz.co/"). By accessing, purchasing, downloading, or using our products, you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound to the following copyright terms. If you're not eligible, do not agree to the following copyright terms, or did not purchase or download our products through our website and illegally obtained them through a third-party, you do not have our permission to use our products for both commercial and non-commercial use.

Product Content Definitions

With the term "PRESETS", we refer to sound extensions created explicitly for other software synth-instruments such as Serum, Sylenth1, and others. They are usually but not limited to the filetype ".FXP" / ".FXB"

With the term "SAMPLES", we refer to short audio clips playing back sounds such as drum one-shots, synth one-shots, loops, and more. They are usually but not limited to the filetype ".WAV" / ".MP3" / ".FLAC"

With the term "PROJECT FILES", we refer to our original Digital Audio Workstation sessions. They are usually but not limited to the filetype ".FLP" / ".ALS" / ".LOGICX"

100% Royalty-Free License

2.1 The presets, samples, and project files in our products are licensed to you, not sold to you. All rights not expressly granted to the user are reserved.

2.2 Only the original purchaser of our product has a legal right to use the contained presets and samples within their own "original" music compositions and/or in advertisements, soundtracks, and television or film productions. The content can be used for both commercial and non-commercial use. However, it may not be used to create any competitive product, such as a Sample Pack, Sample CD, Sample DVD, Virtual Instrument, Expansion Pack, or any other collection of sound or loop elements in any format. This includes the download and use of free products from our website.

2.3 The presets and samples may not be used "isolated". They must be used within the context of a musical piece mixed with additional parts.

2.4 The project files for our Artist Edition products contain "MUSICAL CONTENT" such as original chords, melodies, and more that do not belong to us, but rather to the original artist and/or label that the product is inspired by. The musical content of these project files are excluded from our 100% royalty-free license and may not be used for both commercial and non-commercial use.

2.5 The project files of all products (excluding Artist Edition products) contain "MUSICAL CONTENT" such as original chords, melodies, and more that belong to Stickz or its affiliations. The musical content of these project files are excluded from our 100% royalty-free license and may not be used for both commercial and non-commercial use. (More info on other restrictions and allowances can be found at "4 - Products That Are Excluded From Our 100% Royalty-Free License".

2.6 You may not re-sell our products or pass it on to a third party as this license is non-transferable.

2.7 All presets and samples contained in our products are expressed as "royalty-free", meaning you can use the samples and presets in a compilation, sell that compilation and not have to pay any royalties or recurring fees to Stickz or its affiliations.

2.8 All copying, lending, duplicating, re-selling, renting, uploading, file sharing, or unauthorized trading of our content (or any part of our content) is prohibited by international copyright law.

Products that fall under our 100% royalty-free license

All soundbanks and sample packs offered on our site fall under our 100% royalty-free license. This means that you are allowed to use all presets and samples contained in these products, as described in the copyright license agreement above ("2 - 100% Royalty-Free License").

Products that are excluded from our 100% royalty-free license

All project files offered on our website are excluded from our 100% royalty-free license. The musical content of each project file (excluding Artist Edition products) belongs to Stickz or its affiliations. This means you are not allowed to use the musical piece contained in any project file offered on our website and claim it as your own musical piece, re-sell or re-distribute it.

Under certain circumstances, we may allow you to use our project files for commercial use under our 100% royalty-free license; however, only under specific restrictions. If this is something you're interested in, thoroughly read through the following restrictions, and reach out to us if you should have any questions or do not understand some restrictions, to prevent any copyright infringement. For you to be able to claim one of our project files as your own work, you have to heavily change the musical content and make your version sound melodically different from our original project file by changing our original chords and melodies to your own original chords and melodies. To avoid any copyright violations, send us your modified version to [email protected] We will happily give your version of our project a listen and let you know if you changed it enough to the point where you can claim it as your own work and use it commercially.

All presets and samples contained in any of our project files (including Artist Edition products) are entirely falling under our 100% royalty-free license. They can be used as described in our copyright license agreement above ("2 - 100% Royalty-Free License").

Credits and use of the likeness of others

If you use any of our products in your original work, you may not use our likeness ("Stickz") as a featured artist, composer, or producer. Without our permission, any use of our likeness is strictly prohibited. This includes the use of our royalty-free vocals that some products contain. If these vocals are used in your original work, you are strictly prohibited from using our likeness or the likeness of the original vocal artist that provided the vocal samples to us.

FAQ about our 100% royalty-free license

Q: Do I have 100% ownership of my composition if I use your samples and presets?
A: Yes, you'll have full ownership of your composition. However, note that you don't own the copyright to the samples and presets. Other customers can use the same samples and presets without infringing your copyright and vice-versa.

Q: If I use the same samples and presets as another producer, am I infringing on their work?
A: No. Neither do you or another producer who uses the same sounds, have an exclusive license to our samples and presets. So many users may use the same samples and presets.

Q: Do I need to give credits if I use your samples and presets?
A: No. That's the whole point of a royalty-free license. It allows you to utilize our samples and presets without having to give us any credits or royalties. Using our name within your work without our permission is even strictly prohibited.

Q: Do I keep this license if I refund a premium product?
A: Yes, you do. Although you'll lose access to download the product in the future, if you should lose access to it, you won't lose this license if you refund a product and can continue using it as described above.

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.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected]