Update: I created a track and used Damage and Evolve Mutations Rhythmic Suits, the rest were strings/choir Brass.
Uploaded it to TuneCore and it was rejected:
"Your release has been temporarily blocked in our front end review process. It appears that you are using the mastered instrumentals for these tracks (ie from the original artists’ versions). Any time you sample any part of a recording you did not record yourself, you MUST have a license from the owner of that original recording. You cannot distribute any content through TuneCore that you do not hold 100% distribution rights for.
If these recordings do not sample the original master recordings, could you please confirm they are licensed recreations?
As a reminder, by agreeing to the TuneCore Terms and Conditions, you have: (a) legally represented to TuneCore that you control or have obtained all rights required to exploit the Recordings (including the art/images you associate with such Recordings); (b) agreed that we may, in our sole discretion, disable access to any master recordings or other materials with respect to which we receive a complaint; and (c) agreed that we shall have the right to deduct from your account or charge your credit card a minimum of $300 to offset the costs of associated legal fees, if necessary, and also deduct any and all revenues from your account which are received in connection with Recordings if we believe, in our good faith discretion, such Recordings violate the TuneCore Terms and Conditions."
Not only I have no idea what some of the stuff means, I am also threatened with a $300 minimum legal fee,
Is this a game changer? Is it worth buying these Virtual Instruments for nothing more than a hobby???