Notes on the production process

After placing an order, all data can be simply transferred to us by data upload or as attachment in an e-mail addressed to the department in charge. The link to the data upload will be displayed after completing your order.

You will also receive a confirmation e-mail from us about your order. In this email you will find again a link that leads you to the upload section on our website.

Alternatively you can reach this page via “My Account” -> “Orders” -> “Upload Data”. Here you can pass all necessary data for your order to us.

 

After the production has starded we will your uploaded data. If we have any questions, the corresponding department will contact you directly.

If you have any questions, contact the corresponding department via e-mail.

IMPORTANT: Production will start only after receipt of payment and, with all necessary data (audio and print data as well as delivery license) being available. The delivery time applies from the start of production.

Delivery license

According to the current legal situation, anyone who is organisationally and economically responsible for copying music is potentially liable to pay. We as a producer of cassettes are therefore obliged to release the sound carriers only on presentation of a delivery license.

Therefore, we require the delivery license of GEMA or a corresponding society abroad for EACH release of duplicated cassettes. The delivery application is NOT sufficient. The processing time of proofing the application should be planned in the best case before ordering in our shop.

The production and delivery time begins with submission of the delivery license.

GEMA application (Germany)

Overview copyright protection organizations worldwide

The production report is not an application for membership in the GEMA.
However, GEMA must be notified of any production. This also applies to productions that do not contain a GEMA-compliant repertoire. The works whose authors (composer, librettist) are GEMA members are subject to the GEMA. GEMA levies a GEMA license on all works subject to GEMA, which are payable to GEMA. For GEMA-free phonograms, there are no licenses, but you still have to make the production report.

contact: copyright@tapemuzik.de

Audio data

  • IMPORTANT: For multiple cassettes per order, specify the assignment of the data to each cassette (for example, by case colors or exact tape length)
  • Specify information about track order, side assignment, pause length, artist, album title, catalog number and composer/lyricist in a separate text document
  • resolution min. 44.1 kHz, sampling rate min. 16 bit
  • delivery as a .wav-file
  • delivery of titles as one file per side (including breaks) preferred, individual files with indication of the pause length are also possible.
  • page separation (A and B) and title order should be clearly visible in the file name
  • with no indication of the pause length and delivery in individual tracks, a pause of 2 seconds is inserted between the titles
  • Note: For two sides with different lengths, we recommend to choose the A-side as the longer side to ensure uninterrupted hearing.

Contact: studio@tapemuzik.de

Print data

Depending on the order please note the following requirements and specifications:

Contact: print@tapemuzik.de

If the option “Print data check” is selected, you will receive a PDF proof of the final layout. The production is only started after approval. If the option is not selected, no claim can be made if the data submitted does not meet our specifications. “