Learning Track Purchase FAQ
Answers to commonly asked questions about my learning tracks. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me directly via the contact form or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much do a set of tracks cost?
Tracks start at £40 for a ready made set from the library song list. Custom made track sets recorded from your sheet music cost from £100 depending on the duration of the music and number of parts.
My music isn’t listed and you haven’t got many ready made tracks to choose from?
This service started in Feb 2015, so it is going to take a long while to build up a library. I can record a new track for you. I would love to hear from arrangers who in particular have International (UK) copyright secured who would like me to record their arrangements.
What do I get?
I’m a British female vocalist. My tracks are sang to allow you as the artists to put your own interpretation on them. They are checked and pitch tuned to remain true to the written music as arranged. I try to add minimal vibrato, but tracks still sound natural. The track sets include one of each vocal part *:
Part Left/Right (Depending on your country**)
* In a barbershop arrangement this would be for Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass.
** In the UK, it makes far more sense to have Part Right for when you are driving!!
How do I order and pay?
Please phone, email or use the contact form. Include your:
And for Custom recordings, please include the sheet Music which has been legally obtained for your group.
Payment can be via Paypal, Bank Transfer or Cheque and I will email an invoice. Payment must be made before the tracks will be sent.
How long does it take for me to get the track sets?
Library sets will be usually be available as soon as I find your message and payment.
Custom recordings are currently within 2-3 weeks although during school terms. However, if I am up to date with orders, then they will be much quicker. I will give you a personal estimated delivery time when I discuss with you. I would rather spend longer making the track well then rushing them. They average about 2-4 days work on each.
As I have three growing (and loud) children and a “drummer” (also loud) husband, I am unable to record during school holiday periods and weekends.
How do you send them to me?
I will email the links to the tracks for you to download upon payment. These is for your group’s use only and MUST NOT be shared to others or uploaded onto a public place on the internet.
What about copyright permissions to use and perform the music?
To perform the music, the purchasing group must legally purchase the sheet music, pay the per copy fees and arrangers fees to the right sources. If music doesn’t have International Copyright in your country, then please ensure you contact PRS (www.prsformusic.com) to find out what you need to do to obtain this.
If you belong to BHS, LABBS and BABS (or any other international organisation), they can also offer advice on this. To perform at Convention then you will need to prove that you have obtained the correct permissions.
If you have your own arrangement, please be advised that you need to seek permission to arrange unless the song is in the public domain. I will not be able to record tracks for you unless you have this.
What about Mechanical Licenses to legally reproduce the copies of the tracks for my singers?
Mechanical licensing fees are the responsibility of the purchaser. They are needed to cover making copies for everyone within your group and it is inexpensive to become legal. By purchasing learning tracks from Mary Williams, you agree to the responsibility of paying mechanical licensing fees for the copies you make. You can learn more about this at www.prsformusic.com.
I supply one legal copy of each track.
What happens if you notice an error on the recordings?
I am only human and sometimes I make mistakes with perhaps a missed pitch, an incorrect word or a slight file corruption upon mastering. However, that is not a problem and I will be able to amend the track to correct it if need be.