Before we get to the dense, more legally sound version of my music license, here’s the short, easier-to-understand version. Because creativity shouldn’t be complicated.
- Use my music in commercial projects (e.g., videos that clients pay you for, your monetized YouTube videos)
- Relax — attribution isn’t required and the music license never expires
- Use my music as many times as you choose to at no additional cost
- Tell me about your project (if you want) — I love seeing what people do with my music
- Have fun and be creative
- Use my music for evil (examples in bold below, but, basically, don’t do anything that would make your mother cry)
- Share or resell the music itself — this music license is non-transferrable
- Use my music to build a similar or competing service
- Make my music available to your users or customers, such as through a video editing app (if you want to do this, ask me about sublicensing)
For any questions about what’s allowed, feel free to contact me. In the mood for legalese? Read on.
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