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The SMP Agreement is aimed at businesses who make and supply a variety of made-to-order music products including; MIDI files, bespoke karaoke compilations, backing tracks, recording booths, mechanical organ music and music quiz compilations.

How we collect money for your music used in made-to-order music products.

How often should you expect to be paid?

Quarterly and 6 monthly.

Do we pay you for each track used?


What do we charge a customer for the use of your music?

£500 (+ VAT) as a non-returnable advance payment.

This covers an initial level of royalties which are expected to accrue and will be offset against subsequently accrued royalties.

If you store music on servers, a further non-returnable advance payment is required as detailed below:

Number of tracks on server Annual Advance
< 5000 £1000
> 5000 Negotiable

Charges payable for use of our member's music are as follows:

Music Usage Fee per music per copy (excl VAT)
Audio only clips (up to 30 secs) 3p
Audio-visual clips (up to 30 secs) 3.5p
Audio only tracks (up to 5 mins) 10p
Audio-visual tracks (without lyrics - up to 5 mins) 11p
Karaoke tracks with still images & lyrics 12p
Karaoke tracks with moving images & lyrics 13p
MIDI files 15p

What commission rate do you pay us on the royalties collected?


What does the scheme exclude?

Visual images of a sexual, violent or political nature. Advertisements or sponsorship messages.  Premium Products (please refer to the SG3 scheme). Use of music subject to First Licence Refusal. Implication of approval or endorsement by the writer or performer of the music. Online distribution. Recordings of shows or excerpts from shows.

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