8notes.com Terms and Conditions
What subscription does include
What subscription does not include
Performance of free sheetmusic
Registration with 8notes.com allows you to post to our forums, create a personal profile and
keep track of the pieces you have browsed. You can edit your notification settings from within your account.
We will not pass your details on to anyone else and will only send you a notification if you receive a message on our 8notes messaging system. If you wish us to remove your details from our system please email
from the email address concerned. It is not necessary to register to browse or print any of our free content.
The subscription service on 8notes.com is available on payment of the current rate (shown on the
subscription sign up page) via PayPal. The subscription is automatically set up to
renew annually. You may cancel your subscription at any time during the year (from within your PayPal account)
without forfeiting the remainder of the year. There is also an option of making a one-time non-renewing subscription here. If you are a school or institution and would like to create an account which anyone in your institution can access please see our Schools Subscription page.
We operate a very generous no quibbles refund policy with no time limit, meaning you may change your mind and request a refund
at any time during your membership. The refund policy also extends to a subscription
which has automatically renewed, but which is no longer required. If you would like to request a refund, please contact
What Subscription Does Include
Subscribers to 8notes.com have unrestricted access to all our sheet music files, in particular to all high-quality PDF files,
and to all the Members Only sheet music files.
What Subscription Does Not Include
The subscription to 8notes.com does not cover the two following areas:
In either case, if a member has not realised or understood the nature of the subscription service, they may request a refund at any time, as outlined above.
- Access to any in-copyright popular music, in particular, full versions of the popular music riffs.
- Where an in-copyright piece is not available free of charge, we may show links to sheetmusicplus.com and musicnotes.com. The subscription does not cover access to any
music on those sites.
8notes.com aims to be in full compliance with international copyright law. All music published on 8notes.com is one of the following:
- New editions and arrangements of work by composers whose works are no longer in copyright. The copyright for these editions and arrangements is owned by Red Balloon Technology Ltd, the owners of 8notes.com.
Red Balloon Technology Ltd retains
intellectual copyright over all such material on this site (in terms of arrangement,
interpretation, layout, technical organisation and other similiar activities).
This material may not be redistributed, republished or resold without the express permission of 8notes.com by
any commercial, profit or non profit organisation, company or individual.
- Work Published with the permission of the composer/arranger. As above, these pieces are in-copyright (either belonging to 8notes.com or the original author) and you do not have permission to redistribute or resell.
- Public domain music. This is music which is out of copyright not just in terms of it's composer but also in terms of editors and production. Any work marked public domain you are free to copy, redistribute as you see fit. In some cases there may be a creative commons licence which you must retain the same licence as our score.
- A riff lesson or chord chart which is intended to show general musical styles and techniques
used in particular songs. We do not provide extracts of copyright work without permission, and do not intend to breach copyright on such works. If you believe one of our riff lessons or chord charts
breaches an existing copyright, please contact us at .
As with our editions and arrangements of non-copyright compositions, Red Balloon Technology Ltd retains all intellectual copyright over the riff lessons, in terms of both
the layout and arrangemnent of the lessons, as well as any original composition involved in them.
Performance & Recording
We often get questions from schools or competitions asking if using sheet music from 8notes.com is valid in terms of copyright. The answer is yes, as described above, all the music on 8notes.com is legitimate in terms of copyright law.
We are either the copyright holders (or have permission from the copyright holders), or the works are public domain, so you can confirm to whoever wishes to know, that your
music was obtained legitimately. Please perform the music wherever you want to, and enjoy it!
We also positively encourage uploading recordings of performances of our pieces either to youtube or elsewhere. Please provide a link to the score you used in the information to your recording wherever possible.
If you are uncertain or would like to discuss any of these issues please contact us directly at