Channel 5 Gramophone Library FAQs

General FAQs:

Technical FAQs:

General FAQs:

What is the Channel 5 Gramophone Library?

The Channel 5 Gramophone Library is an internet based system for accessing broadcast quality recordings that can be auditioned online and downloaded directly to your desktop.

What do I use the Channel 5 Gramophone Library for?

To source music for legitimate business use. This service is not to be used for personal or commercial use. For further details, please refer to the Terms of Use.

How do I get a password for the Channel 5 Gramophone Library?

Speak to Music Department at Channel 5.

Do I need to clear the music downloaded?

Yes, all music needs to be cleared for broadcast use.

How do I clear music?

Speak to your Channel 5 music contact direct. For contact info click on Clearance tab.

How often is new content added to the Channel 5 Gramophone Library?

New chart releases are added on to the system every week.

How do I source a track not on the Channel 5 Gramophone Library?

Speak to Channel 5 Music Services.

Can I use other production libraries?

Yes, subject to your clearance requirements other MCPS registered library companies such as EMI, Universal, Extreme, De Wolfe, Warner Chappell, Imagem are clear for Channel 5 broadcast.

Is the Channel 5 Gramophone Library available 24/7?

Yes. Online service available 24/7.

Can I access it at home or from any computer?

Yes - for legitimate business use.

Can I download recordings from the Channel 5 Gramophone Library for my own use?

No. This contravenes the Terms of Use of the service and may result in the termination of your account.

Can I share content?

Only in the context of legitimate business use.

Is use monitored?

Yes, any excessive use not for business purposes may mean your account is terminated.

Technical FAQs:

What are the software requirements?

There are no special software requirements as the service is accessed via a website; an imbedded flash player is used when ’Auditioning’ songs.

In what format is the music streamed?

Preview copies of the recordings are streamed as 64 kb/s, mono MP3 files.

The downloaded files are broadcast quality (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit uncompressed, with no encryption). Some Production Music tracks are delivered at 48 kHz sample rate.

How long does it take to download a broadcast quality recording?

Broadcast quality files can be very large (approx 10 megabytes per-minute of music and these could take a few minutes to download). Download times will depend on a number of factors such as the amount of traffic on the network, your hardware and available bandwidth for your network.