The In-Store license
Imagine your music will be played in shops and restaurants all over the planet! Just imagine you're on holiday somewhere far away and suddenly you hear your track playing as you're stepping into a bar. Wouldn't that be awesome? Well, In-Store is exactly that and this article will tell you more:
- What is the Jamendo In-Store license?
- Which of my songs are added to the In-Store radios?
- How are In-Store royalties calculated?
- When is the In-Store revenue share injected?
- What if I remove my tracks from In-Store?
What is the Jamendo In-Store license?
The In-Store license gives access to several radios of different music genres. They can be played as background music in public establishments, e.g. in a bar, a restaurant, a shop, and others. In-Store clients come from all over the world, although our biggest markets are France, Spain, the US, and several other European countries.
To our clients, the Jamendo In-Store license is more attractive than the license of their Performance Rights Organisation (PRO). Plus they get to support independent artists that they wouldn't necessarily listen to on the public radio or on Spotify.
Do you want to be part of the In-Store radios? In your artist account, you can participate under the menu "Sign up for Jamendo Licensing".
A step-by-step guide on how to apply can be found here.
Which of my songs are added to the In-Store radios?
When you apply your tracks for In-Store, they will first be moderated on their quality and relevance. Your tracks need to fit the genres of the radios. Except for a few radios that are specially marked (e.g. punk), the music does not contain any explicit lyrics.
When your songs are accepted, they are added to the pool of tracks from which our music team creates the radios. Being accepted does not necessarily mean, that your tracks have been added to a radio. In the notifications of your account, you can see when one or several of your songs are added to a radio (They are named JamendoProRadioZip).
We update the radios every month by 10%. This means that your tracks can be removed from the radios and added again later.
How are In-Store royalties calculated?
The revenues earned from In-Store are divided equally between the artists and Jamendo. The revenue share (revshare) you receive per quarter depends on the number of your songs that are in the radios and the number of In-store licenses that were active during that quarter.
When is the In-Store revenue share injected?
The revshare is injected by quarter into your artist account, with one year delay. For example, what you earn during Q1-2020 (January, February, March 2020), will be injected during Q1-2021. The revshare of Q2-2020 will be injected in Q2-2021, and so on.
When the In-Store revshare is injected, it is payable right away, provided that your balance per currency reaches a minimum of 100. Read more on payments here.
What if I remove my tracks from In-Store?
If you remove your tracks from In-Store (uncheck the box under the menu "Sign up for Jamendo Licensing") or if you delete them completely from Jamendo, then they will be removed immediately from the pool of songs that are used to create and update the radios. During the next monthly update, your songs will be removed from the radios as well.
After you remove your songs, they can be played in In-Store for another year!
Clients can listen to the radios online or download them as mp3's. If they stream the music online, they will get the updated version of the radio right away. But, if they downloaded the radios, they will download the updated version only one year later! Your songs can, therefore, be played for the period of one year after you have removed them from In-Store.
If you remove your account on Jamendo and register with a Collective Management Organisation (CMO), you need to inform them that your songs can still be played royalty-free on Jamendo for one year.