Which membership is right for me?


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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 drives. 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.

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

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Individual Membership – Paid-for

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 3 months time periods

This option is for individuals. It entitles 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.

Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER to subscribe to an Individual – Paid-for plan:

  1. Choose an Inidividual subscription level, guided by how long you want it to last
  2. Scroll down to bottom of page
  3. Enter a Discount Code if I’ve given you one
  4. Accept the Terms and Conditions
  5. Choose Payment Method
  6. Prove you are a human
  7. Click on Register

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Choir/Group Accounts

Choir Membership

If you already have a choir membership taken out before 31 March 2017, then you can continue using that until it expires. (You can check when your current membership expires by choosing YOUR ACCOUNT>YOUR MEMBERSHIP.) The old and new membership systems are not compatible, so when your membership expires I will delete the old-style membership, and you will need to purchase one of the new-style ones. If you want to take advantage of the new-style group membership before your existing old-style one expires, contact me and I will give you a Discount Code equal to any unused period to use against the new purchase.

Prices: these 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.

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 from my old system with the same email you intend to use for the choir, you will need to contact me to delete your personal account. I will issue you with a Discount Code to use against the new choir subscription.

Choir paid-for memberships entitle 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

Quick instructions for completing the registration screen for Choir group accounts. A more detailed explanation is at the bottom of this page.

To be completed by the Group Owner.

  1. Choose REGISTRATION>REGISTER
  2. Username: base it on the choir name
  3. Email: Choir email or, if there isn’t one, 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
  7. Scroll down to bottom of page
  8. Enter a Discount Code if I’ve given you one
  9. Accept the Terms and Conditions
  10. Group Name
  11. Group Description: Brief description of your choir
  12. Choose Payment Method
  13. Prove you are a human
  14. 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
  15. All the other seats: Member’s First name; Member’s Last name; Member’s Email (this will be used by the system as their individual Username). These are entered one at a time, or you can import a .csv files and do them all at once. If you wish you can send your list of members to me (preferrably in .csv format, or Excel sheet format) but you should obtain permission from your members before sharing their details with me
  16. The system sends out the “Invitation to join” email
  17. Each member accepts their invitation, and are 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.

Every member of the Group has their own Username and Password, and cannot see anyone else’s.

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 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. The system already knows that your Email will be used as your Username.

To login in future, choose LOGIN / LOGOUT and put your Email Address into the Username box, and 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.


A more detailed explanation of how Group/Choir accounts work

Choirs need to nominate a Group Owner to be in charge of the Choir’s Group Account. Decide on an appropriate choir Username: it should reflect the name of the choir. Decide on a choir email address. If your choir has a website and a spare email address, then use that, as long as you have access to it. If not you can use a personal email, but it must be different from any already in use on my site.

Decide how many members of your choir need access: some may already have a paid subscription with me, either an individual one or with another choir; some may not have the need to use rehearsal files. So, don’t count these people in when deciding how big a subscription you need.

Each subscription will have a number of “seats” allocated to it. For example, the Choir40 subscription will have 40 seats.

If you purchase a subscription that proves not to be the right size, you can elect to purchase a different one at any time. After the first Group Account purchase, my system will know how much you paid, and how long you have been using it, so it will work out the correct pro-rata rate before charging/crediting you. You don’t need to wait till the subscription expires.

If you decide you need fewer seats, again you can purchase a lower subscription, but if you have filled your seats and are over the quota for the new lower subscription, you will be prompted to delete the requisite number of members accordingly. Any refund will show as a credit in the Group Account.

Once the Group Account has been created, you gain access at any time by choosing LOGIN / LOGOUT and entering your newly created Username and Password. To access the Group Account click on the GROUP DASHBOARD link on the right-hand side of every page. The Group Owner invites other choir members to join the group, so needs to arm themselves with the following details for each member they wish to invite: Email Address, First Name, Last Name. Then the Group Owner can either: add each person individually; create a .csv file and load them all up in one go; or let me manage this for you by sending me a .csv or Excel file. I would need you to get permission from each member before sending me their details. Here is a sample .csv file available to show you the format:

member-import-sample

Don’t forget to include the the three labels in the first row: email, first_name, last_name.

Once you have added people, the “invite” email will be sent to the members. They accept the invite and they will be automatically logged in and directed to their “Edit your profile” screen. The system will use their Email Address as their Username; they just need to think of a Password.

So, each member of the group has their own Username (their email address) and their own Password. You, the Group Owner, have the choir-related Username and a Password for your own exclusive use.

The Group Owner can recruit help to set up and maintain the account. Just “Set member as Admin”. Admins have access rights to add/edit/delete choir members from the account.

When one of your members next logs in, it may useful for them to tick the “Remember Me” box: this will make things easier for them the next time they log in.

You can edit your Group Account, and add and delete members, at any time by clicking on the GROUP DASHBOARD link on the right-hand side of every page.

There are some specific instructions for your members at the bottom of this page. Feel free to copy them and send them out to your prospective members.

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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.