Woodcut Productions Ltd (Woodcut) International Terms And Conditions

Woodcut is a registered publisher member of AMCOS (Australasia and New Zealand). AMCOS is an associate member of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, who works towards increased recognition and protection of creators' rights.

AMCOS-controlled Production Music (PM) is music specifically written and recorded for inclusion in all forms of audio and audiovisual productions including adverts, films, DVDs, TV & radio programmes, websites, online games, music-on-hold and ringtones etc. It is available for convenient synchronisation, (or "dubbing"), and can provide an administratively simple and cost effective answer to your music needs. While using commercial (aka "published") music in productions usually involves seeking clearances in two separate copyrights (for the musical work and the sound recording), a licence for AMCOS-controlled PM covers both the music (musical work) and the recording (sound recording) with the one rate, and this can be administered by licencing/reporting usage with your respective affiliate national music society, such as MCPS-PRS in the UK. AMCOS administer the mechanical rights in New Zealand and Australia, and this right is administered by by reciprocal agreement with international affiliates and service organisations in other countries that provide the same services and revenue to its music publishers and artists, through reciprocal, bilateral agreements with AMCOS.

Intellectual property
The licensee acknowledges that all ownership, copyright and intellectual property in the music remain with Woodcut.

No Warranty
Woodcut shall not be liable to any party for any loss, injury, harm or damage arising from any use of the music.

Obtaining a Recording
Once you have registered with woodcutmusic.co.nz you may access and play music from Woodcut's music library for evaluation purposes only.

Evaluation licence
The Licensee has already received, or will receive music from Woodcut's Production Music Library. Woodcut hereby grants the licensee a non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to audition and evaluate the music for possible use in a production. The music is not to be used in any other way.

Unauthorised use of the music includes:
  • Copying, altering, amending or adapting any of the content
  • Playing or performing the content in public
  • Giving possession to any third party
  • Amending any part of the digital file name or information
  • Selling the recording or content
  • Music Licence Terms and Conditions
    Rights to use the music in any other way than the evaluation licence specifies must be approved, by either registration/reporting with your affiliate national music society, or Woodcut, according to their terms and conditions. For more information contact enquiry@woodcut.co.nz

    The licensee may not disclose the terms, provisions or rates negotiated between Woodcut and the Licensee with regard to any license, without the prior written consent of Woodcut.