UGC content guidelines for distribution

Symphonic can accept and deliver a wide array of content types for distribution to DSPs; however, certain DSPs limit the content that they will receive. UGC (User-Generated-Content) partners (such as Tiktok, Resso, Facebook, Youtube Content ID, etc.) will not accept the following content therefore, Symphonic will not deliver this content to these partners:

  1. Public domain content or audio files that contain public-domain content.
  2. Content that contains very generic and common sounds. For example, audience applause, white noise, or simple drum loops.
  3. Content that contains non-exclusive beats or sounds. For example, songs that contain drum loops or samples that are contained in sample packs.
  4. Content that you license from another party on a non-exclusive basis. For example, content that was licensed for soundtracks or compilations or that you licensed from a production music catalog. 
  5. "Soundalikes" or karaoke versions of songs.
  6. Classical music content.
  7. Live versions of songs that sound very similar to the recorded version of that same song.
  8. Derivative versions of recordings owned by other parties. For example, remixes of songs for which you do not own the original version.
  9. Re-recorded masters, re-mastered tracks, or remixed tracks of songs where you do not own the original recording. 
  10. Any audio where you do not control the right to claim UGC videos that use 100% of the delivered audio
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