I have to pay $208 for the commercial licenses for the soundpools

Centerofthestorm wrote on 2/29/2020, 6:46 PM

I just bought the Music Maker Premium edition today. I was in the process of setting everything up. I went to the soundpools and soundpool collections. I selected the items I'm interested in and clicked on the commercial license and I'm confused. Why do we have to pay for the commercial license for the items that we get for buying a specific edition? There's nothing on the sales page that says you have to purchase an additional license for the products included in your purchase. Did I miss something?

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emmrecs wrote on 3/1/2020, 7:07 AM

@Centerofthestorm

Welcome to the Magix forums.

Soundpools offered as extras/free with the purchase of MusicMaker are licensed for "non-commercial" use. If you wish to use them commercially you have to buy the commercial license.

HTH

Jeff
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Centerofthestorm wrote on 3/1/2020, 9:09 AM

@Centerofthestorm

Welcome to the Magix forums.

Soundpools offered as extras/free with the purchase of MusicMaker are licensed for "non-commercial" use. If you wish to use them commercially you have to buy the commercial license.

HTH

Jeff
Forum Moderator

Thanks for the quick response. I'll be putting in my refund request as soon as I finish this post. They should put that important fact on the salespage. I wouldnt have bought this software if I had known that little fact.

browj2 wrote on 3/1/2020, 10:02 AM

@Centerofthestorm

Hi,

You don't have to pay extra for the Soundpools which you select with credits or purchase, unless you want and need the Commercial License. How do you know that you want the Commercial License until you use them? Only pay extra for Soundpools for which you actually need a Commercial License.

Licensing conditions are covered by the EULA which you can open on the bottom of the Magix.com site.

See here for Music Maker EULA.

The Music Maker program is free; it's the add-ons that you pay for if you want them either by getting Plus, Premium, a Special Edition, or purchasing piecemeal. Always check the EULA before purchasing any software.

Also, when you installed Music Maker, the program, the Welcome screen has a link to "License agreements & Privacy Statement" and the button at the bottom says "Agree and Install." Did you read the License agreement before agreeing to it?

All Soundpools available in the Store have a note that they are for non-commercial use.

John CB

 

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Centerofthestorm wrote on 3/1/2020, 11:24 AM

@Centerofthestorm

Hi,

You don't have to pay extra for the Soundpools which you select with credits or purchase, unless you want and need the Commercial License. How do you know that you want the Commercial License until you use them? Only pay extra for Soundpools for which you actually need a Commercial License.

Licensing conditions are covered by the EULA which you can open on the bottom of the Magix.com site.

See here for Music Maker EULA.

The Music Maker program is free; it's the add-ons that you pay for if you want them either by getting Plus, Premium, a Special Edition, or purchasing piecemeal. Always check the EULA before purchasing any software.

Also, when you installed Music Maker, the program, the Welcome screen has a link to "License agreements & Privacy Statement" and the button at the bottom says "Agree and Install." Did you read the License agreement before agreeing to it?

All Soundpools available in the Store have a note that they are for non-commercial use.

John CB

 

Thanks for your response John. My intent for buying the software was to create music I would sell. Thanks for the link to the EULA. Nothing in there talks about having to pay additional money for a commercial license for the soundpools and soundpool collection that you get as part of your initial purchase of the software.

Nothing on the sales page in the section that talks about soundpools and soundpool collection say anything about having to make additional purchases for each commercial license in order to use them for commercial purposes.

The store inside the software doesn't tell you about the commercial license until you are ready to purchase the item.

It's a reoccurring theme...you don't get told until the very last step.

emmrecs wrote on 4/17/2020, 4:46 AM

@colin-hardman

A shame your only post to the forums is a rant, and hence in contravention of the Community rules, to be found in the footer of any forum page. Since it also contains factually wholly incorrect statements it has been hidden.

This thread was about the use of Soundpools for "Commercial Use", i.e. to "make money". You yourself write that the soundpools were free for personal use; quite correct, and they still are!  Nothing has changed in this regard at all!

So, please do NOT post incorrect information or your access to the forums will be removed. Thank you.

Jeff
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