FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For dealers: How can we sell Jake Runestad's music?
I have a strong history of working with music dealers. Please see here for Dealer information: Dealer Info
All-State/Honor Choirs: How do I purchase fewer scores?
If you need to purchase fewer scores than the website allows (check the product page first!), please complete this form.
My credit card isn't working. What do I do?
Please make sure you are using the correct billing zip code on the card. For schools, this may be different than the school’s zip code.
How do I pay with a purchase order?
I am happy to accommodate purchase orders. Please complete your order normally and elect “Check or Purchase Order” as your payment method. You will be prompted to enter your Purchase Order number during checkout.
How do I pay with a check?
Please purchase your scores and at checkout, choose the option for paying by “Check.”.
What are digital scores?
Digital Scores are PDF versions of scores sent directly to your email address. Once you complete your order, you will be sent a PDF with a limited copy license to legally print the amount of copies for which you paid (emails will be sent within 3-5 business days). Please note that if more copies are needed, you must order the additional amount. Additional copies made above and beyond the number you purchase is copyright infringement and prohibited by U.S. copyright laws.
How will I receive my digital music?
You will be sent an email containing a link to a PDF of the score(s) you have purchased within 5 business days of your order. This PDF includes a Limited Copy License to legally print the amount of copies for which you paid. Please note that if more copies are needed, you must order the additional amount.
What is a limited copy license?
A limited copy license allows you to print and distribute only the number of scores you have purchased. Any further distribution, sharing, selling, or tampering with the copyrighted digital score is illegal under U.S. copyright law.
How long do I have to access my PDF?
Licensed PDFs are available on our server for 30 days. After that time, the file is removed and will no longer be available for download. Please access and print your score within 30 days of making your order.
What are the penalties for violating copyright laws?
If you are found to be making illegal copies of copyrighted works, you can face fines of $750 to $30,000 (statutory damages) and if the court finds willfulness, up to $150,000 per copyright infringement. If willful infringement for commercial advantage and private financial gain is proven, fines can increase up to $250,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment or both. I do not wish this on anyone so please be honest and support your independent composer!
How can I let the composer know of a performance?
It is highly encouraged (and appreciated!) to notify me of all performances of my works. This way, I can help spread the word through the calendar on my website, share with social media, and possibly attend the performance. Report A Performance
I want to record a work by Jake Runestad. How do I receive a Mechanical License?
Commissioning: How do I commission Jake for a new work?
Thank you for your interest in a commission. Please see this page for more information about commissioning.