Music Usage FAQ

Can I use your music:

for YouTube videos?Yes, and you can monetize your video. You must credit me.
for streaming sites?Yes. You must credit me.
on live productions?Yes. You must credit me.
in my store?Yes. You must credit me or buy a license.
as on hold music?Yes. You must credit me or buy a license.
Something else, not listed here.Probably. You must credit me or buy a license.

How do I credit you?

Just copy paste the text in the box below. Replace Track name with the actual track name(s). Make sure the link to is clickable! So when people click on it it goes back to this site.

Track name
Bjornar Kibsgaard
Licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International

Do people have to see the credit?

They do. Credits should be placed in a way so that people can easily find it. It doesnt have to be right in your face. The description text under a Youtube video is fine. The credit should not be obscured, but a click to get to it should be fine.

Here are some examples:

VideosIn the video description or in the video itself.
Streaming (twitch, etc)Add a music section on your profile where you place the credit. Or in an overlay or announce it live on stream.
VideogamesUsually under a “Credits” section in the main menu of the game. And on game website / social media.
FilmsIn the credits section of the film.
Live ProductionIn the program, or a voice announcment.
PodcastUsually voice announcement, at the end of the production.
TV/Radio AdsBuying a Standard License is more common for this use. However credits may be shown visually in the production, or done as a voice-over in audio-only media.
Background MusicBuying a Retail Location License is more common for this use. However credits may be shown in a public area of the retail location.

I can not credit you!

This is where you get the Standard License. This usually applies for formats where credits are impractical or impossible. Usually during a television broadcast or radio commericals.

Youtube copyright claims

I have written about copyright claims on this page: Youtube Copyright Notices

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