VGMusic Upload Agreement
You must agree with the terms and conditions stated below in order to upload files
at VGMusic.com. Uploading files to VGMusic.com indicates your agreement with these terms
and conditions. Those who violate this agreement may face
penalties including, but not limited to:
Removal of upload privileges
Removal of access to some or all of VGMusic.com
Deletion of all files in the archive you have previously submitted
This agreement is subject to change at any time and was last modified August 19, 2005.
Update: Made a critical change to rule 3, which essentially states the exact opposite as it did before. Be sure to read it over. No
conversions submitted after August 4, 2004 will be accepted; those already in the archive, however, may remain.
- Only MIDI filetypes are accepted. These files end in .mid.
Other file types are not to be renamed with these extensions and uploaded.
- Due to copyright issues, we are no longer accepting music directly ripped or converted from DOS or Windows games. If you upload a MIDI file from a DOS or Windows game, the MIDI must be sequenced entirely from scratch. If you are not the sequencer, you must have the original sequencer's permission to submit the file (See rule #8).
- We have now stopped accepting MIDIs converted from music files that were ripped directly from ROM images (NSF->MID, SPC->MID, GYM->MID, etc.).
Please do not upload conversions, even if they have been edited. Violators face a ban from uploading and/or removal of all previously
- All information must be provided as accurately as possible; you must know the name of the
game, its game system, and the title of the individual song. In the case of untitled
songs, provide a brief but accurate description of the song's use in the game. If you don't
know what song you're uploading, don't upload it.
- Do not submit an incomplete song. Please complete the entire song before uploading.
- If you are uploading music from a game that was not released in the United States, please
include the country where the game was released in the game name field.
For example, you could upload a MIDI from Tenchi Muyo with "Tenchi Muyo (Japan)" in the
- Upload your MIDI files one-by-one. Zip files are no longer accepted.
- Do not upload other people's MIDIs. If you have taken someone else's MIDI and altered it,
you still can not upload the MIDI without getting permission from everyone else who was
previously involved in the creation of the MIDI. Furthermore, even after you get permission,
make sure to give any other sequencers credit for their work in the MIDI. Uploading other
people's work without their permission will not be tolerated at VGMusic.com.
- Do not use expletives or suggestive language in any of your upload information.
Regardless of the quality of the music, rude comments are not welcome at VGMusic.com.
- Do not upload files which are already available at VGMusic.com, either in the
archive or the new-files section. This is a waste of bandwidth and time.
- If you upload updated files, please put a version number next to the song name. This
prevents confusion for the archive Updater. Also use the same or a similar filename.
- Do not upload original compositions, music from sources other than video games, sound
effects, or video game songs which are not original to video games.
- Do not copyright your game music files as your own, i.e. "(c) 2001 Sequencer Name".
MIDI files of copyrighted music are considered "derivative works," to which the
original copyright holder still owns the rights. Therefore, you cannot copyright your
game MIDI files. It IS a good idea to include your name
in one of the track/instrument names if your program permits it.
- If you are going to submit MIDI files to our Piano Only section, they must contain only two tracks: one for left hand and one for right hand. Please note that taking a pre-existing MIDI file and changing all the instruments to piano does NOT make a legitimate Piano Only MIDI.
For games with soundtracks, the titles should be listed with the game location in which the music plays
(or the character's name, if it is a character theme), followed by a hyphen, followed by the track title
in quotation marks.
Final Fantasy 7: Boss Battle - "Still More Fighting"
Castlevania Symphony of the Night: Olrox's Quarters - "Dance Of The Pales"
If there is no single place or character for which a song plays, or if its track name is self-explanatory,
the track name on its own is acceptable. In this case, quotation marks should not be used around the title.
Secret of Evermore: Freak Show
Final Fantasy II: Golbez, Clad In Darkness
The words Theme, Song, and BGM should be left out of actual song titles as much as possible, unless they are
part of the game soundtrack's actual title.
If game has no official tracknames, it should be named according to where in the game it plays.
Super Dodge Ball: Iceland
Super Mario Bros. 2: Wart
It's also helpful to add a level number if you know it. As for the choice between stage, level, zone, etc.,
it's best to use what's used in the game. If the game doesn't specify, level should be used.
Equinox: Level 1 - Galadonia
Joe & Mac: Level 10 - Dinosaur Graveyard
If you don't know the name to a level or there is none, just give the level number.
Streets of Rage: Round 2
Life Force: Level 3
If a level has more than one song and you specify which song you have sequenced with additional information, the additional information should be placed after the song name with a colon. Similarly, if a song has multiple parts and you have only sequenced one part of the song, additional information, specifying which part of the song you have sequenced, should be placed after the song name with a colon.
Sonic CD: Metallic Madness: Past
Final Fantasy III: Ending Theme: Relm
For remixes, put either (Remix) or (nameofRemix Remix) directly after the song name. The same goes for (Arranged) & (Orchestrated).
Additions such as (XG) should be placed after everything else, with the exception of version numbers. Those are to be placed last. Note that (GM) is redundant and should not be used.
Breath of Fire: Ballad (v1.1)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Sky Chase Zone (Good Future Remix) (XG)
Use your judgment for anything that differs or does not fit these rules.
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document. You also waive any defense for your actions in the event you fail to comply with
these rules, and appropriate action will be taken by the administrators.
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