What is a Backing Track?
A Backing Track (also known as background music, karaoke, or sing-along track)
is an instrumental-only musical recording that you can sing along with. Our
backing tracks are perfect for worship at church or temple, home, youth groups,
and quiet meditation or prayer. Our tracks are NOT for karaoke machines, and
are not CD-Gs. They ARE original instrumental arrangements of popular and traditional
Can I use these backing tracks in public performance?
You can use our tracks for any kind of live performance, at church, school,
in theaters, or anywhere else you want to sing to our arrangements. Please note that the performance of some songs that are under copyright may require a CCLI license or other venue license.
Why are lyrics displayed for some tracks, but not all
Because of copyright laws and licensing restrictions, we cannot display or
reprint lyrics for all tracks. We have tried to obtain lyric reprint permission
for as many songs as possible, and have included lyrics for all public domain
I need a song that is not on your website. Can you make one for me?
If you need a track custom made for you, we can create one for you per your
specs. Our rates depend on the type of work involved. Please see our by
request page for details.
Can I use your backing tracks in a video or multimedia
Using music in an AV presentation, video, or on DVD requires
a special type of license called a synchronization license. You can purchase
a synchronization license for some tracks that allows you to use the music
in such a manner without paying any extra fees (royalty free). Please note
that, depending on the license agreement we have with the copyright holder
of the composition, you may not be able to obtain a sync license from us for
every track on the site. If you cannot find a track for multimedia
you like here, try any of the thousands of royalty
free music tracks at Productiontrax.com.
What exactly do I get when I buy a track?
You get an MP3 file via instant download on your receipt page, and for many
tracks, a lead sheet in PDF format, and a guide vocal track. MP3s are compatible
with nearly all computers and operating systems. Lead sheets and guide tracks
may not be available for all tracks, depending on licensing arrangements. Video files are delivered in the universal Quicktime format.
Can I get my order sent to me on a CD?
We can ship you a master-quality Audio CD for a $4.99 service charge. In general,
CDs have better sound quality than a compressed MP3.
Where do I download my order?
After you complete your purchase, you will be automatically sent to a download
page, where you can download your tracks. A download link will also be sent
to you via email. You can also access your order by clicking
I don’t like to use my credit card online. Can
I order tracks from you another way?
While we only accept credit card payment, we can take your order
over the phone at 480-331-TRAX or by fax at 480-240-9324.
Our organization uses purchase orders. How can I order your music?
Please call us for assistance at 480-331-TRAX, or fax your Purchase Order to 480-240-9324.
What key will the song be in?
The demo recording for each track is done in the song’s
original key, which is displayed on the track info page. However, you can download
all of our songs in any key you want by selecting that transposition from the
drop-down menu on the track info page. You can download just one key, or you
can subscribe to all the transpositions. Please note that the guide vocal recordings
and lead sheets are only available in the song's original key.
I need to add/take out a verse. Can this be done?
Yes. All tracks on Spiritrax.com can be edited and customized to your liking
for a nominal charge. We can remove verses, add additional parts (ie interludes,
verses, etc), or even change instrumentation for you. Simply find a track you
like, and click the customize this track button to order customizations. Customizations
usually take 1-2 business days to complete. Click
here for more information on our customization service.
Who wrote these songs?
In general, we did not write the music on our site. Credit has been given to
the original composer on the track information page when appropriate, and when
necessary, proper licensing to create derivative works has been obtained from
the appropriate agencies. However, all of the tracks on Spiritrax.com have
been arranged and orchestrated an produced in-house by One Light Music staff
composers, and are 100% original and new recordings that cannot be heard anywhere
else. If you are a publisher, copyright owner, or just need licensing information,
please call us, and we wil be happy to assist you.
Can I get sheet music for my band to play your arrangements?
We provide a lead sheet (with chords and melody) in PDF
format in the song’s
original key with select downloads that you can print and share with your band
members. If you need actual printed parts for all of the instruments in a particular
arrangement, please contact us to purchase from our printed library. Please
note that PDF lead sheets and printed parts are not available for all songs
because of licensing arrangements with the publisher or copyright holder.
Have more questions? Click
here to contact us.