Guidelines for submitting content to AccompaMe

These guidelines are Part of the Terms of Use for Suppliers

For audio files:

1)   Recorded or recorded audio accompaniments or individual voices: Please classify all content recorded by you on an acoustic or electric instrument (including vocals) into the category Live Recording.

2)   Computer generated audio accompaniments or individual voices: Please classify all content that you generate on your computer, e.g. by using MIDI files, MusicXML files or music notation programs, in the category Computer-generated. For this type of submission, you must submit the content as a WAV file or other popular audio formats of the highest possible quality (e.g. Mp3 or AAC with at least 256 kbps). Optionally you can submit the generating file form or source file (e.g. MIDI, MusicXML and/or the project file of the used software program (e.g. Cubase, Protools, Logic). For this you can give the price and the license separately.

Exception: Very complex content generated by you on the computer, which you create with dynamics, rhythm and individual interpretation, as well as by high quality virtual instruments, which are not distinguishable from human recorded content on acoustic or electric instruments, you may classify in the category live recording.

For sheet music:

No copyrighted works in the form of scores may be offered on AccompaMe neither in the original nor in an arrangement without the consent of the copyright holder / publisher.

3) Own arrangements:

All music arrangements you upload to AccompaMe should be uploaded in PDF format. Please classify these contents in the category Sheet Music Arrangements. In addition, it is important that you correctly and completely identify in the meta description which scores you have used as original. You can either submit the complete reference with publisher, publication year, edition, ISBN or a link to the original score (e.g. on IMSLP or to a publisher) or a file of the original score as PDF or photo. In addition, in the meta-description you should make clear completely and correctly what is different from the original in your arrangement (e.g. violin and cello part of the original score will be combined into one viola part, or adding another melody part). Please note:

  • You may only upload files created by you on a computer or similar device.
  • You may optionally upload the (source) file of the used notation program (MuseScore, Primus, Finale, Sibelius, MusicXML, MIDI). For this you can assign the price and the license separately.
  • Optionally you can upload a video or audio file of your recorded arrangement, or add a link (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud) to it.

4)  sp; Own compositions:

Your own compositions that you upload to AccompaMe should be uploaded in PDF format. Please put these contents in the category Own Composition. Please note:

  • You may only upload files created by you on a computer or similar device.
  • You may optionally upload the (source) file of the used notation program (MuseScore, Primus, Finale, Sibelius, MusicXML, MIDI). For this you can assign the price and the license separately.
  • Optionally you can upload a video or audio file of your recorded composition, or add a link (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud) to it.

For external content:

5)   External contents:

If you do not upload your own content, but you are aware of external content that may be part of AccompaMe’s accepted content, you may link that external content to AccompaMe if it is made publicly available by the author and the license granted does not prohibit this. To do this, you must enter correct and complete metadata and link the external content via a URL (e.g. from YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud). You must classify the external content according to the following categories:

  • External live recording (of accompaniments and individual voices)
  • External computer generated (accompaniments and single voices)
  • External arrangement
  • External composition

For the musical interpretation of complete pieces:

6)   You may also upload to AccompaMe musical interpretations of complete complete tracks as video or audio files, or link them via a URL (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud), if

  • as part of this overall interpretation, one (or more) accompaniment(s) acquired from AccompaMe or single voice(s) was (were) used (in compliance with the respective license)
  •  For your own compositions or arrangements, to allow users to listen to the piece before buying the sheet music.

Complete pieces in the form of an audio file may not be offered individually on AccompaMe. They may only be made available in conjunction with an accompaniment/individual voice or score.