PUBLIC DOMAIN MUSIC
FILE USAGE REQUIREMENTS
As of 11 March
2009, I no longer offer Audio or Data
CDs. Rendered audio versions of my MIDI files will have to be made by
the user (with the option noted below in Fees).
However, a one-time royalty free license
fee still applies to any commercial
use of my MIDI files whether rendered, or not, to audio. As of 16
October 2010, money orders (foreign nor domestic) are not
accepted for payments.
NOTE: By single
use, I mean for website background or newsletters, greeting cards, and
video demos. Multiple use means those
usages of my MIDI files or rendered audio file versions of them used
in bundled (or application embedded) sales distributions such as games, products or
For the commercial
single use of my MIDI files only, the fee is $5 each. For commercial multiple use, the fee is 1
cent per $1 of sales per file used.
For the commercial
single use of any rendered audio versions of my MIDI
files, the fee is $10 each. For the commercial
multiple use, the fee is 5 cents per $1 of sales per file used.
For my own produced conversions of my MIDI
files to WAV/MP3, the rendering fee is $5, which is in addition to the MIDI file license fee of $5. Thus the total is $10.
Such files will be provided for download only
(as in WAV or MP3 [192Kbps encoded] format) of any of my MIDI
files using the Roland Virtual Sound
Canvas (VSC) 3.2 software synthesizer. Such sale items (digitized files)
will be posted for a temporary period of not more than one week on my website
on a private webpage for the user to download the files from. They will be
posted as soon as the payment has been received and deposited, and an email
acknowledgement will be sent giving the name of the temporary webpage to
download them from. The Roland VSC 3.2
software is otherwise available for purchase from PG Music (www.pgmusic.com) at a cost of about $30,
which is otherwise bundled with the company’s program Band-in-a-Box.
All license fees are a one-time only requirement and non-refundable.
Payments of single use fees are
required prior to use, and for multiple
use fees, payments must be not later than yearly [by 1 February] or for
each 10,000 sales, whichever comes first.
be in United
dollars ($) and can only be accepted
by check (personal, or bank
draft/cashier’s from a U.S bank or Credit Union). Sorry, but I cannot accept
money orders, nor credit or debit cards. For checks, please allow up to five
business days for processing. I will email acknowledgment of payments received
if you include your email address. If you don’t then I will mail you a
confirmation letter of acknowledgement.
Non-commercial users may, use my MIDI
files as is or render
them at no cost. Permission for non-commercial
users is not required. Permission for
commercial users is granted after the
receipt and the depositing of their
payments are acknowledged by me to them by email or mail.
Credit acknowledgement to me (Benjamin R.
Tubb), my website’s name (Public Domain Music) and its URL (www.pdmusic.org) are required by both non-commercial and
I am very happy to say that despite a prolonged health
crisis, my publisher, Kallisti Music Press of Philadelphia,
PA, is back in business (as of 25 April 2011). These items which I’ve copyrighted can be
ordered directly from the publisher.
These primary songbooks [all letter sized (8.5”x11” with
plastic comb binding)], which I’ve Edited and
(1) Henry Clay Work: Complete Songs and Choruses (2002). 294 pp, $69.00 ppbk.
(2) Arthur Clifton: Selected American Songs (2009). 60pp., $39.00 ppbk,
This following are being prepared for publication:
Philip Heinrich: Songs, Vol. VII
Philip Heinrich: The Jubilee: A Grand National Symphony Canonical
And the following are planned as e-songbooks (PDF files) during
Shakespeare Hays: Songs and
Choruses, Vol. 1
Woodman Root: Songs and Choruses,
Frederick Root: Songs and Choruses,
Russell: Songs and Choruses, Vol. 1
Rogers Thomas: Songs and Choruses,
Tucker: Songs and Choruses, Vol. 1
Vincent Wallace: Songs and Choruses,
Philbrick Webster: Songs and Choruses, Vol. 1
Septimus Winner: Songs and Choruses,
Other books, which I only transcribed/drafted for the Editor
(and Publisher), Andrew Stiller, are:
(1) Anthony Philip Heinrich: Piano Music, Vol. V (2002) [83 pp., $39.00]
(2) Anthony Philip Heinrich: The Columbiad or
Migration of American Wild Passenger Pigeons (a Characteristic Symphony in
two parts) (1858). [also known as Legiones columbarum americanarum sylvestrium oder die amerikanishche wandernde wilde Tauben-Legion] [170 pp.,
tabloid size (11”x17”), $139.00, April 2007]
Sheet music versions of my MIDI file transcriptions, as
emailed PDF files produced with Finale,
are also available at, in most cases, $5 each, except for larger works such as
cantatas, or those over ten pages long (some entertainments, instrumentals,
etc.) for which prices will have to be individually determined..
MusicXML file versions, or (my current) Finale file
versions, are $10 each, except for larger works (see above) which will have to
Please make checks out to me, Benjamin R. Tubb, and mail to:
Benjamin R. Tubb
c/o Public Domain Music
321 Harbor PL SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6503
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