Library Partnership Program

How much commission will I earn?

The Vinylmint Library Partnership Program works on a commission basis, with sound creators receiving anywhere from 50% to 70% of the sale when their sounds are purchased from our library partners. Currently our library partners are…

Can I enter any contest on Vinylmint?

As a designer, almost all contests in our marketplace are open to you. There is only one type of exclusive contest—Platinum contests. These are only open to Platinum sound creators…

How do I become a Platinum Sound Creator?

Simple: just focus on producing great sounds! We offer Platinum status to sound creators whose work demonstrates the highest caliber of conceptual thought and technical execution. In addition…

How is copyright handled?

Each sound creator owns the copyright to their designs until they are declared a contest winner by a contest holder, and transfer the rights over the winning sound to the contest holder. That transfer happens at the end of the contest, in the Sound Handover stage. This gives both parties…

What does copyright cover?

This is a question best answered by lawyers and this definitely isn’t an attempt to define copyright law where you live, but in a nutshell, copyright covers implementations, not ideas. For example, if a sound creator uses a certain guitar rift in a sound and it’s not an obvious concept for the contest…

Who owns what and when?

On Vinylmint, sound creators agree to upload only original creations, so each sound creator owns the rights to their submissions. This is true until the contest holder chooses one of the designs as the contest’s winner. Then, and only then, can the designer agree to transfer his or her rights to that particular design to the contest…

Am I allowed to use creative commons licenses?

Sound Submission Policy – DO NOT submit sounds that you do not own or have downloaded from creative commons. If you are going to use creative commons licensed content that is not for a sound contest you must…