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1. Explain how the Macro media Flash Paper app works with documents on the INFO page?

2. Do you recommend certain browsers for navigating your site?

3. How do I choose a track that's right for my project?

4. How much does a license cost?

5. Can I look at the check out page without actually going through the process?

6. Why do you provide whole songs?

7. Why do many artists show in more than one Genre?

8. Explain the tempo markings.

9. Aren’t you concerned that people will use the mp3 downloads illegally?

10. Downloading demos on a Mac


Q. Explain how the Macromedia Flash Paper app works with documents on the INFO page?

A. Flash Paper is basically like Adobe's Acrobat Reader. You can navigate the document by

clicking or dragging the  vertical navigation bar on the right of the docdument window.. You can print the document out by clicking on the printer icon on the right side the top menu bar - see below.


Most importantly, you can click on the camera icon at the extreme right side of the menu bar and it will enlarge the document on your computer screen - see below.




Q. Do you recommend certain browsers for navigating your site?

A.
Yes. We seem to have the best luck with the latest versions of Internet Exlorer, Netscapeand Safari for the Mac. Furthmore, we recommend that you adjust your text size in whatever browser you are using so that the print is not to big, as our pages contain quite a bit of information.





Q. How do I choose a track that's right for my project?

A. A good place to start is to go to the Search Page and click on Mood in the left hand nav bar.

Select a mood that you think might be appropriate for your music. This will create a list of tracks categorized by the mood(s) you have chosen.

You can sample the tracks by clicking on the Sample button to the right of the Track Name.

Click on the track name and enjoy. You can create your own list of tracks by saving the playback page address as a bookmark or, depending on your browser, to your desktop .

Using the Tempo search link focus on the music's pace more than its mood. Try the same thing with the other descriptive categories like Era or Instrumentation.

General Search brings you directly to the entire catalog sorted by alpha/artist name.

Advanced Search brings you to the page with all the descriptive criteria and you can further refine your search using several different categories.

Each track entry has 5 links connected to it.

To fully understand our navigation system please read the following:

a.  Artist - Click on this link, type in an artist’s name and you will be directed to the individual artist’s page which has a photo, bio and a listing of all the songs that person or group has on the site.

 
b.   Track Title  - Click on this link, type in the name of a track, and you will be directed to the “Quote/License” page for that song.

c.   Sample  - Click on this link and the song will stream a high resolution mp3 file to your computer. A good speaker system will ensure the quality of sound.

d.   Demo Download - You will be directed to the Demo Agreement page on which you need to fill in certain basic personal details, i.e., name, email address, phone number, project description, etc. You then can click on an “Agree” button and go to the demo download page and download a low resolution file for work purposes such as editing and general review. You can do this as many times as you want.

File Specs:

Demo mp3- Less than 4:00 min = 64kbps mono, 44.1khz sample rate
Demo mp3- 4:00-6:00 min = 56kbps mono, 44.1khz sample rate
Demo mp3- 6:00-8:00 min = 48kbps mono, 44.1khz sample rate
Demo mp3- more than 8:00 min = 40kbps mono, 44.1khz  sample rate

Final mp3- 160kbps stereo, 44.1khz sample rate


e.   Quote/License - Click on this link and you will be directed to the page that can  provide you with an accurate cost of the song’s license for as many tracks as you like. There is no obligation to purchase.  After you have answered a series of queries in drop down bars and radio buttons, the calculator factors many use issues into the license price which may include sync rights (publishing) and term, territory, type of media and the number of musicians on the track, etc. (use). You can print out the quote on the Quote/License page.

On  this same page, you can go straight to the final licensing process by getting a quote and then submitting it for licensing. Accurately filling out payment information, check of your agreement on the final license contract and executing payment via credit card (instant download) or check (with approval.) Once your license has been cleared, you can also print this out  for your records or bookmark the web page.

You may also contact us directly or check of ff the following options on the quote page for another delivery medium - AIF or WAV file shipped on CD-R or uploaded to an FTP site.




Q. How much does a license cost?

A.
We have a real-time quoting system you can use to find out how much the license will cost based on the factors mentioned above. Simply click on the "license/quote" button and follow the prompts. Some uses will require a phone call.




Q.
Can I look at the check out page without actually going through the process?

A.
Yes. Please look at the document below. It is a non-functioning copy of our check out page.







Q. Why do you provide whole songs?

A. Jazz music can reflect many different moods, dynamic levels and even perceived tempos in the course of one song. Many jazz tunes sound quite different at the end of the piece than they did at the beginning and they may have been to many different places in between. So, we are leaving it to the user to listen to the tracks thoroughly and find the part that best suits your needs.

Also, try dragging the "play head" in your playback app to different places in the tune. You can then quickly hear what some of the different  moods are in the song.








Q. Why do many artists show in more than one Genre?

A. There are very few “pure” forms of music anymore. Jazz music is perhaps one of the more eclectic, as it draws heavily on its own history and present day music around it – regardless of type.

Also, many musicians do not categorize their music as specifically as the marketplace. So, we are trying to accommodate both viewpoints.




 


Q. Explain the tempo markings.

A. The tempo markings are meant to be guides for the general pace of the music. In certain cases of fast tempos, the tempo marking refers to the pace of the underlying pulse. Hence, the provided bpm (beats per minute) markings may be technically half as fast as the perceived pace of the music. This has been done as some tempos are not reflected on standard metronomes.





Q. Aren’t you concerned that people will use the mp3 downloads illegally?

A. Perhaps, but the person who streams or downloads a track has agreed to a binding contract

that forbids them to exploit the track in any way other than the use for which he/she says it was intended.  

If improper use is detected, we can take punitive criminal action.

 

 

Attention Mac Users – When downloading demos, if you do not have your MIME settings set to receive MP3s as a single click download, you must either ctrl-click or right-click the MP3 link to receive your file.



















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