Marked on each song is its status. This is key to what you can or need to do.
This is an unlicensed Song. For now, this is simply the first step towards getting a sample license. You can buy a license yourself, but you can also send unlicensed songs to others (i.e. record labels or artists) so they can buy a license and handle the non-music side of things.
After you've paid us for a sample license, you just need to give us some information about your new release, so we can make sure everyone gets paid appropriately. We do need you to do a proper registration of the song, though. We will guide you through each step if there are things that are unfamiliar to you. We’ve written a few articles that cover this step - check out the rest of our licensing guide or contact us here.
Once you’ve given us all your information and confirmed it's correct, your song is activated. That means you can share it with everyone and fully monetize it. Yay! Once in this status, you're required to report revenue to us once every six months. Don’t worry, we'll help you with that as well; it's fast and super easy. You can find more information on this in our licensing accounting section.
If we have any issues with your license, such as not receiving income reports in time, your license will become invalid. Remember to check your email often so we can reach you and resolve potential issues.