Which membership is right for me?


Anyone may search this site in order to see what music files I have to offer. You will see all titles and arrangements, but you won’t get access to the soundfiles themselves until you register.

After searching you will see as the last line under each title: “This entry was posted in…” If it says “free” then you only need a Free subscription; if it says “premium” you will need a paid-for subscription.


Quick links:


Individual Accounts

Individual Membership – Free

You need to register in order to gain access to the sound files. If you only require files for out-of-copyright material, then choose the “Individual – Free” option. The Free account never expires. If you want access to in-copyright material as well, then you will need a paid-for subscription.

Free membership still allows you to visit and search the whole site, both for in- and out-of-copyright material, but you will only be able to play and download out-of-copyright material. You will be able to play these out-of-copyright files through your browser and/or to download them to your hard drive. For MP3s you can then load them onto any mobile device. The Free membership plan never expires, but you have the option to upgrade for a paid-for individual plan at any time (ensure you’re logged in, then choose YOUR ACCOUNT>YOUR MEMBERSHIP). On this Free plan you may play and download as many out-of-copyright files as you wish.

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Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER to subscribe to the Individual – Free plan.

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Individual Membership – Paid-for

Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER for prices, and to subscribe to an Individual – Paid-for plan.

Paid-for subscriptions for individuals allow you to use the whole site, gaining access to both in- and out-of-copyright material. There are plans for 1 Year, 6 months and 4 months time periods

This option is for individuals. It entitles you to play all the files through your browser and/or to download them to your hard drive. For MP3s you can then load them onto any mobile device. During your membership you may play and download as many files as you wish. You must not upload any of my in-copyright MP3 soundfiles to a website; choose HELP>COPYRIGHT for reasons why not.

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  1. Fill in the boxes under Register New Account
  2. Choose an Individual subscription level, guided by how long you want it to last
  3. Scroll down to bottom of page
  4. Enter a Discount Code if I’ve given you one
  5. Choose Payment Method and enter payment details
  6. Prove you are a human
  7. Click on Register

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Couples Membership

This subscription is for two people who are partners. It works the same as the Choir/Group Accounts below, that is, a Group Account consisting of just two seats. If you are already Free members of the site, and you now wish to access in-copyright files, then this is for you. If you have paid-for subscriptions, it will be better to wait until they expire. If you are a member of a Choir/Group, then you will need either, not to bother with this couples membership, or to have yourself removed from the Choir/Group.

Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER for prices, and to subscribe to a Couples plan.

Prices are set so that the second person pays half-price.

If you know that you will only be requiring out-of-copyright files, then there is no need for a couples account; the two of you just need to get your own individual Free account.

If you already have a personal membership from my old system with the same email you intend to use, you will need to contact me to delete your personal account. I will issue you with a Discount Code equal to the value of any unused subscription.

Couples paid-for memberships entitle both of you to visit the whole site, and to play all the files through your browser and/or to download them to your hard drive. For MP3s you can then load them onto any mobile device. During your membership you may play and download as many files as you wish. You must not upload any of my in-copyright MP3 soundfiles to a website; choose HELP>COPYRIGHT for reasons why not.

 

Quick instructions for completing the registration form for Couples accounts. Click here for a more detailed explanation about Group Accounts.

Decide which of the two of you will become the Owner, and which the Member.

To be completed by the Owner:

  1. Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER
  2. Username: choose a Username. This is for you personally
  3. Email: use a personal email (this is the one where the Owner’s “Lost your Password?” link responds to, and where my system sends all admin emails. It mustn’t already be being used on the site)
  4. Your First and Last Names
  5. Password: This is just for you as the Owner, not for your partner
  6. Choose a couples subscription level, guided by how long a period you want to be members for.
  7. Scroll down to bottom of page
  8. Enter a Discount Code if I’ve given you one
  9. Group Name: Enter your name followed by “Couple”: for example: John Smith Couple
  10. Group Description: leave blank
  11. Choose Payment Method
  12. Prove you are a human
  13. Click on Register. If you are not taken to the Group Dashboard, click on the Group Dashboard link below the Search box. Group Owner should be already filled in with your details
  14. The other seat: Partner’s First name; Partner’s Last name; Partner’s Email (this will be used by the system as their individual Username)
  15. The system sends to your partner the “Invitation to join” email
  16. The partner accepts their invitation, and is taken to their “Edit your profile” page to enter their chosen password. Their details are already filled in; all that is required is for them to choose their password.
  17. Please add me to your email contacts so that your systems recognises my address.

The other member of the Group has their own Username and Password, and cannot see yours.

The other Member

If you already have an individual paid-for subscription with my site, then the system will not allow you to become a Couples Member. If you would rather be a member of the Couple subscription you will need to contact me to delete your existing account.

If you have Free account with the site, then there is no problem with you being added to a Couples Account, where you will gain extra access.

You will have given your name and email address to the Owner.

You will receive an “Invite” email. Click on the link and you will be taken to a screen to choose a Password.

If you are new to my site, the system already knows that your Email will be used as your Username. You just need to enter a password.

If you are already a Free member, you will retain the Username you are already using. You may carry on using the same password, but if you’ve forgotten it you can enter a new one.

To login in future, choose LOGIN / LOGOUT. Your Username will be your Email Address, unless you were already a member before being invited, in which case you will already know your Username. Put your Password into the Password box. If you wish you can select the “Remember Me” box. If you forget your Password, just click on the “Lost your Password?” link.

Please add me to your email contacts so that your system recognises my address.

If you need to have a more detailed explanation about how Group accounts work, see the explanation in the Choir/Group Accounts section below

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Choir/Group Accounts

Choir Membership

Click here if you have, or have recently had, a choir membership taken out before 31 March 2017.

With a Group Account, a choir can register an account that includes a set number of seats for “sub accounts”. Once registered, the group owner can then add or import accounts in order to give membership access to members of the choir.

Payment and account control is limited to group owners, meaning individual group members don’t ever have to enter any payment details, or worry about the status of the account. Members get their own Username (usually their email address) and can set their own passwords.

Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER for prices, and to subscribe to a Choir plan.

Prices are scaled to take into account the size of your choir. In all cases the the cost per member is between £2.00 and £2.99 per person for a year’s membership, a great saving on the £10.00 per year Individual subscription.

If you know that you will only be requiring out-of-copyright files, then there is no need for a group account; everyone just needs to get their own individual Free account.

If you already have a personal membership with the same email you intend to use for the choir, you can use that for the new choir subscription.

Choir paid-for memberships entitle you and all members of the group to visit the whole site, both for in- and out-of-copyright material, and to play all the files through browsers, and/or to download them to hard drives. For MP3s you can then load them onto any mobile device. You may put links from your website to pages on my website, but you must not upload any of my in-copyright MP3 soundfiles to your website. Choose HELP>COPYRIGHT for reasons why not.

Group Owners

Instructions for completing the registration screen for Choir group accounts. Click here for a more detailed explanation.

To be completed by the Group Owner.

  1. Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER
  2. Username: this is for you personally, so it needn’t have the name of the choir in it
  3. Email: you can use a personal email (this is the one where the Group Owner’s “Lost your Password?” link responds to, and where my system sends all admin emails. It mustn’t already be being used on the site)
  4. Your First and Last Names
  5. Password: This is just for you as the Group owner, not for anyone else
  6. Choose a choir subscription level, guided by how many members you need seats for. Don’t include anyone who already has an individual paid-for membership, or who is a member of another choir membership, or doesn’t need to use the files
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  8. Enter a Discount Code if I’ve given you one
  9. Group Name: this should be the full name of the choir
  10. Group Description: the briefest of descriptions of your choir, or leave blank
  11. Choose Payment Method
  12. Prove you are a human
  13. Click on Register. If you are not taken to the Group Dashboard, click on the Group Owners’ Dashboard link which is below the Search box on the right-hand side of every page. Group Owner should be already filled in with your details
  14. All the other seats: Collect for all your members: first name; last name; email address (this latter will be used by the system as their individual Username. May I make a plea for your members to use a private email address as opposed to a work one; if an auto-reply is set, as often happens on a work email, the reply comes to me. I’m getting quite a number…).
  15. You can enter your members one at a time, but it is much quicker to import a .csv file* and do them all at once. If you wish you can send your list of members to me (preferably in .csv format, or Excel sheet format) but you should obtain permission from your members before sharing their details with me. The Group Owner has their own account, so should not be added to the list
  16. All your members should now appear on your dashboard. If not, get in touch with me
  17. The system sends to your members the “Invitation to join” email
  18. Each member accepts their invitation, and is taken to their “Edit your profile” page to enter their chosen password. Their details are already filled in; all that is required is for them to choose their password
  19. Please add me to your email contacts so that your system recognises my email address

* Here’s what an Excel sheet should look like, which you can then save in .csv format:

__|______A_____|_____B_____|_______C________
1 | first_name | last_name | email
2 | Joe              | Bloggs        |joe@bloggs.com
3 | Molly          |Smith           |molly@smith.com
4 | etc

Note that it is an underscore character not a hyphen on the first row. Every member of the Group has their own Username and Password, and cannot see anyone else’s. It doesn’t matter what order the columns are in, as long as each column’s header matches the data it contains.

Group Members

If you already have an individual paid-for subscription with my site, then the system will not allow you to become a Group Member. If you would rather be a member of the choir’s subscription you will need to contact me to delete your existing account.

If you have Free account with the site, then there is no problem with you being added to a Group Account, where you will gain extra access.

You will have given your name and email address (a private one rather than a work one) to the choir’s Group Owner.

You will receive an “Invite” email. Click on the link and you will be taken to a screen to choose a Password.

If you are new to my site, the system already knows that your Email will be used as your Username. You just need to enter a password.

If you are already a Free member, you will retain the Username you are already using, although your email address should also work as a username. You may carry on using the same password, but if you’ve forgotten it you can enter a new one.

To login in future, choose LOGIN / LOGOUT. Your Username will be your Email Address, unless you were already a member before being invited, in which case you will already know your Username. Put your Password into the Password box. If you wish you can select the “Remember Me” box. If you forget your Password, just click on the “Lost your Password?” link.

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All this takes much longer to explain than to do. If you have any problems choose HELP>CONTACT ME on the top menu, quoting your Username and giving me as much information as possible.