Step 1: Sign our mailing list including your complete mailing address requesting a CD sampler

Step 2: We'll send you a free sampler CD of full music and you can give them a listen

Step 3: Choose the song(s) you want to record

Step 4: Complete the CustomTrax order form

Step 5: We'll send you an agreement to review (1), usually within 1-2 business days

Step 6: Print and sign the agreement

Step 7: Send 1/2 of the total payment (2)

Step 8: Send the signed agreement to us

Step 9: Include a production example on CD or cassette (4)

Step 10: When the CustomTrax is complete we'll post a portion of it on the Internet for your approval

Step 11: Give it a listen to ensure it's what you had in mind, and approve it. (4)

Step 12: Send remaining payment

Step 13: Once the remaining payment is received, we'll send the CustomTrax you requested

The entire process takes approximately 2-4 weeks to complete

(1) Using the information you provide, we'll email you an agreement to review.  We prefer to send our agreements in Adobe Acrobat format (.PDF) via email to ensure the quickest turn around time possible. If you prefer, we can mail them to you via U.S. Postal Service.

(2) All funds must be paid in advance of service. You may pay via Paypal, cashiers check or money order made payable to Must Have Music. When using Paypal, please use our email address Personal checks will be accepted but funds must clear prior to the rendering of any services.

If you intend to include these songs on a CD/Cassette that you plan to sell (as opposed to a demo tape that will be given away) we require that you obtain a license from us and agree to pay the current statutory rate in addition to the CustomTrax Fee.  The current royalty rate as of January 1, 2000 is 7.55 cents per use for compositions that are 5 minutes or less; for songs over 5 minutes, the rate is 1.45 cents per minute or fraction thereof of playing time, whichever is greater. (That's a grand total of $75.50 per song for 1000 units).  For manufacturing rates of less than 1000, we ask that you pay that cost in advance in order to minimize the accounting, and that you agree to notify us prior to the manufacture of any more copies of the CD/Cassette.

(3)Your signature will legally allow you to use the song as defined by our agreement.  Note: If you are under the age of eighteen, your legal guardian will have to sign for you.

(4) A production example is a commercially available song that you want your CustomTrax to sound similar to.

(5) The package rate provides for a total studio time not to exceed 10 hours and includes room for minor changes only. After the 10 ours is expended, our standard studio rate of $50 per hour is applicable. The client will be notified in advance of any changes that may take us beyond that limit.

To request a sampler CD, sign the mailing list.  If you need additional information, send us an email at or call us: (323) 932-9524

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