FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

What do I do next?

The next step is very simple.  Once you have received a sampler CD, you need to decide which song(s) you would like to sing and if you will be using our services (Leadsheet, DemoTrax or CustomTrax) or if you intend to create your own demo. Please contact us and provide the title of the song(s) you are interested in licensing, the type of license you will require (Leadsheet, DemoTrax or CustomTrax), the name of the responsible party (someone who can speak for you or your group, and is over 18 years of age), the names of the other group members (if applicable), the group name (if applicable), and a mailing address (if different than previously submitted) so we can process your request. Once that information is received, we'll process an agreement accordingly. When you receive it, read it over, sign one of the copies and send it back to us using the enclosed envelope.You'll also have to send us your payment. We'd like all of our clients to use Paypal (http://www.paypal.com) for their payments, as it is the fastest way to receive our products. However, if this payment method presents a problem for you, contact us directly for alternative payment options. Once we receive both the signed agreement and payment we'll send your order out ASAP

What Are Demotrax?

Also known as  "pre-existing background tracks", it may be easier to think of them as "professional quality, karaoke tracks" of our original songs. With the "DemoTrax" in hand, you can hire a studio to record your vocals, mix and produce the demo that you need and/ or use the DemoTrax for live performances.  Where ever applicable, we normally include three different versions of each song:

1. "Full Production" mix (containing the demonstration vocal you heard on the CD Sampler, for reference)
2. "TV" mix (Exactly the same song, only we have removed the lead vocal, This mix still contains the backup vocals)
3. "Non Vocal" mix (so your backup singers can sing along/perform live too!).

What Are Customtrax?

CustomTrax are DemoTrax that are tailor-made to your specifications. Our professional in-house production studio enables us to do as much or as little as you want, at a price you can afford. What Is The Difference Between CustomTrax and CustomTrax Pro? CustomTrax applies only to a previously created song owned and licensed by Must Have Music.   This is an option you would use if you wanted to record a song already in the Must have Music catalog, but want it in a different style.  CustomTrax Pro refers to a completely new song that would be a work for hire, rendering the finished track the complete property of the person who pays for this service.

How Do I Send My Payment?

Paypal (http://www.paypal.com) is the preferred method of payment for all Must Have Music customers.  When making purchases, please remember to use our email address (musthavemusic@yahoo.com). If you don't already have an account with them, start today! It's easy to use, and effectively cuts our turn around time in half.  All you need is an active checking account or Visa to sign up. We'd like all our customers to use Paypal, as it is the fastest way to receive our products. However, if this payment method presents a problem for you, contact us directly for alternative payment options.

Why Do DemoTrax Cost So Much?

No matter how you choose to develop your material for your foray into the professional music business scene, you can expect to spend a minimum of $300-$400 per song (12 hours of studio time) on your demo. Worse, it could take from 4 weeks to 4 months per song depending on your situation.  That means that a 3-5 song demo tape of this sort can cost upwards of $1500 and take an entire year to finish! Now, for as little as $250 per song, Must Have Music will provide a pro quality song and background track that will significantly trim down the cost, while eliminating the guess work and time required for you to have a PROFESSIONAL sounding demo tape!  At Must Have Music, we routinely spend as much as $1000 on a single song production. Something most beginning singers would rarely be able to do.  And these songs are not covers, they're are original songs, provided by veteran songwriters. When you look at things from this perspective, whether you decide to license our song(s) and use the leadsheet (to create your own production) or decide to use our DemoTrax or CustomTrax, this service should be considered an unparalleled bargain!