How to License

How to Purchase a Hassle Free License:

Now that you have found some Westar music, production elements or sound effects that you would like to license and download for immediate use in your productions, here are some tips and tricks to help make your licensing experience an easy one.

The Buy Button:

Starting a license purchase transaction for a music track is simple - just click on the Buy button that is next to any individual track listing - either on an individual CD page or in the results tables of our Music or Sound Effects search engines.

Shopping Cart Content Display:

Once you have clicked on the Buy button, a dialog box that says "Your selection has been added to your shopping cart - click on the Checkout button at the top of the page to complete your purchase." will be displayed on your screen.

Now check the top right corner of the navigation bar.

The shopping cart content display shows the track that you have just added to the cart and provides the total purchase value of your shopping cart contents.

The Checkout Button:

When you click on the Checkout button, you will enter the shopping cart interface.

The first thing you should do is to verify the contents of your shopping cart.

Check the table at the top of the page. For each item in your cart, the item type, the name of the product, the quantity chosen and the price are displayed.

If you wish to delete something from your shopping cart, simply click on the little garbage can button displayed to the right of the quantity number.

Your Contact & Delivery Information:

Please provide your first name, your last name, your email address and other contact details in the spaces provided. This information is required for all license purchases. If you see it displayed here, that means that you have completed your member registration and that you are properly logged in to your account.

If you do not see your contact information displayed here, please complete the registration process AND login to your WestarMusic account, using your user name and password. If you do not register a membership and login to our site to use its functions, you will not be able to download the music tracks you have licensed.We promise that your personal information will never be shared with any third party. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

- Enter a Promotion Code
If you have received a promotion code from, you can enter it in the space provided below your contact & delivery information, click on the Recalculate button, and see the discount amount subtracted from the amount that you owe. It is important to enter the promotion code before you proceed to PayPal.

Provide Your PayPal Account Information:

All license purchases made at are conducted via PayPal and are 100% secure.

When you click on the Proceed to PayPal button in your shopping cart, you will be transferred promptly to the PayPal Web site, where you will be given 2 choices:

- you can either login to your PayPal account to make your purchase,

- or you can enter your credit card information directly and immediately make your payment without any additional steps. You do not need a PayPal account to use your credit card.

Click again to review your order and the payment information that has been provided in the PayPal interface.

Click once more on the Pay Now button and you will receive a receipt (on your screen and in your email). You have now completed the transaction and your licensed track(s) will be ready to download in just a few minutes' time.

If you do not have a PayPal account yet, it's easy to sign up for one. Simply visit

You can easily connect your PayPal account to a major credit card. This means that when you provide your PayPal ID to an online vendor, PayPal puts the charge on your credit card without allowing your credit card information to be displayed or exchanged online. Paying via PayPal is easy, it's secure and it's fast.

Downloading Your Licensed Track:

Downloading the individual tracks that you have licensed can be done several ways. Always make sure that you have logged in to your account first.

To download single tracks, go to one of these places and click on the Download button or dropdown menu that is displayed next to the track name:

- Go to the CD product page that the track(s) came from, find the track(s) in the table listing, and click on the Download dropdown menu found on the right side of the table row.

- Go to the Music Search engine and check the box at the top of the page that says Show Only My Purchased Tracks. Then click on the Download button on the right side of the track listing.

From either of the above locations, you have a choice to download an MP3 file (320 kbit), a Broadcast WAV file (16 bit / 44.1 kHz), or you can download both formats, depending on what you need for your application.

Click to select the version you want, and wait for the download dialog box to indicate that the file has been downloaded to your computer.

- You can also go to your Personal Page, where you will see a table listing of every track you have purchased.

To download individual tracks, click on the linked file name representing the track and version that you require, click to open or save the file in the dialog box that appears, and wait for the file to be transferred to your computer.

You can also choose to create a Zip file containing multiple selected files from your Personal Page. Simply click to check the Add/Zip box for each track on the far right side of the table and then click on the Zip Selected Files button. The Zip file will be transferred to your computer within minutes.

Tips for Using Your Personal Page:

Your Personal Page contains a record of every transaction you have completed at Once you have purchased a license for any single track from our Web site, you may download it again and again, from any computer and at any location, as long as you have access to your account and Personal Page.

It's that easy, it's that fast, and it's that convenient.

Other Useful Personal Page Functions:

There are several other things that you can do at your Personal page:

- View Previous Orders
Click on the link to enter a section that contains a complete list of all previous orders you have made at the Web site.

- Logout of
You can leave from this section of your Personal Page, or by clicking on the Logout link in the top navigation bar of any page on the site.

- Change Your Password
Click the link and follow the instructions to enter your current password and then enter and confirm your new password. Remember that the information that you enter in the boxes is case sensitive.

- View Your Shopping Cart Contents
Click this link to display and/or edit the complete contents of your shopping cart and then complete your license purchase transaction via PayPal.

- View Your Remaining Credits
Click on this link to see a list that summarizes all promotional discounts and subscriptions that remain in your account. The list displays the discount value that you have left to use, tells you when it expires and explains how your discounts will be assigned to future purchases.

If you have more than one discount available to be used, the system will use up discounts that expire first on your next download order, in the order of their expiration date.

If you have a promotional discount and a subscription, the discount code will be used first to reduce the value of your purchases.

If you have more than one discount code (or a promo code and a subscription), they will be used together on one download purchase if the value of the purchase exceeds the credit remaining on the discount code.

- Enter a Promotion Code
If you have received a promotion code from, click on the Enter Promotion Code link to enter the code and have it recorded in your account. This credit will be applied to your purchase the next time you place an item in your shopping cart.

Getting Help:

Getting help is easy. Send us a message or give us a call.

Our office hours are from 9:00am to 5:30pm EST - Monday through Friday (holidays excepted), and we will respond to your request for assistance as quickly as possible - that's a promise.
105 West Beaver Creek Road, Suite #5
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada L4B 1C6

Telephone:       905-886-3100
Toll Free:       866-463-0100
Fax:       905-886-6800

Custom Licenses:

Please note that all rights not expressly granted by our End User License Agreement are reserved. Contact us to purchase a Custom License option for the creation of products like:

ringtones, wireless games, wireless multimedia content, other mobile communications or entertainment applications, iTunes Apps, computer games, Web applications, content offered in software packages, retail toys, electronic sampling products or program chips, or premium and promotional CDs and other items.