You can use the work for free but you MUST credit the artist and respect the Creative Commons License.
How to use it: You MUST credit the artist.
For example “track name” by scottholmesmusic.com
You CANNOT use it for commercial purposes.
A commercial use is primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation.
Examples of monetary compensation –
Payment received as part of a company, organization, sponsor, entity or individual for working on or taking part of a project. Youtube Monetization, Ad Revenue, etc.
Examples of commercial advantages –
Promoting a company, brand, product, service or event which may benefit an individual or company resulting in potential customers.
Note: If you or your client don’t want to credit scottholmesmusic.com then you must obtain a commercial license (Standard, Broadcast A/B or Full-Scale).
IN SHORT, ROYALTY FREE MUSIC IS MUSIC THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE ONCE AND USE FOR AS LONG AS YOU LIKE.
A LOT OF OTHER MUSIC LICENCES REQUIRE YOU TO PAY EACH AND EVERY TIME THE VIDEO IS USED OR VIEWED.
There are three main copyright areas you should be aware of before starting to think about Royalty Free music and what it means. Synchronisation is the right to include the music along with a film. Mechanical means having the right to make more of your product or production that contains or uses the music. Performance is the right to play the music in a public space. You should have an understanding of what kind of music you need as per these areas before buying music. For any of these areas, Royalty Free music means you don’t have to pay each time you use the music.
ROYALTY FREE MUSIC IS NOT…
You will have to pay to license the music you want to use. Some Royalty Free music is sold for free,
but you shouldn’t assume that all Royalty Free music you come across will be free of charge.
The person who created the music will usually still want to make some money off of their work.
- Copyright free
- One type of music
Royalty free can be music of any type, genre, tone, mood, quality or price. When buying Royalty free music, you should try to find something that fits the overall emotional tone of the video you are making, is high quality, balanced well and is mixed with real instruments as opposed to fake-sounding electronic ones.
Royalty free music is the safest way to add music to your videos.
You pay for it once and can use it as many times as you like.
If you use music incorrectly, you can be punished by streaming sites by YouTube. Your audio could be shut off or your video can be removed from the site completely.
It is much cheaper than paying royalties each and every time the music is used and the selection is usually better than free stock music.
Royalty free music was created so that TV producers could add music to shows without the long and complex process of paying royalties.
These days, anyone can create and sell Royalty Free music.
By buying this kind of music, you are supporting independent composers around the world.
Youtube & Facebook use a recognition software that scans the music in your video to see if you used copyrighted material.
We do not register our tracks in this system so if you have a claim it’s either a“false positive”
(the software is wrong) or someone is trying to steal our music and claim it as their own.
Please do the following:
- Contest the Claim! Do not remove your video. If Facebook warns you may be using copyrighted content, choose to upload your video anyway.
- When Youtube ask you for a reason check: “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material”
- In the comments put a link where you have downloaded the track. If you have bought a license attach your license certificate.
- Contact us with all the details about the claim: track title, composer, name, company, label that have registered the track. This way we can do something from our side.
Simply hover your curser over your desired track image –
Click “PURCHASE”, then select your desired license type.
Click “PURCHASE” again, then “CHECKOUT”.
NOTE: You can also purchase tracks by clicking “DETAILS” then “CHECKOUT”.
It’s really simple. Just go to the Registration page here then choose your username and insert your email address & a password and you’re good to go!
Sure, on the Login page you have a “Lost Password” link.
Enter your Username or Email address and You will receive a link to create a new password via email.
Don’t worry! All your purchased tracks, licenses and invoices are stored within your account.
Simply log in at anytime to re-download them.
Account > Purchase History > View Details & Downloads.
You have permission within the license not to provide artist credit.
It’s not necessary, although, optional if you wish to do so.
(Commercial licenses only. This does not apply to the FREE CC License).
If you have already registered an account, all your files will be stored within your account giving you the option to log in at any time to re-download.
- Lifetime License
- Audio Files Included – MP3 & WAV
- Bit Rate – 320 kbps
- Sample Rate – 16/24-Bit, 44.1 kHz
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