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Can I use this music in my project?
A: Absolutely! The music in this library was hand-picked and curated for that very purpose. You can use this music in almost any type of audio/visual production, including video/film productions, websites, multimedia, commercials and other advertising, television, radio, broadcasting, podcasts, trade shows/presentations, flash animations, slide shows, games, software, theatrical releases, telephone on-hold messages, audio books and many other commercial and non-commercial productions.
How do I remove the tags that play during the demo version?
A: Don’t worry, I’ll do it prior to sending it to you. The tags are only placed in the demo version to prevent theft. Once purchased you will receive download links with all tags removed from the beats.
Can I monetize my videos using this music?
A: Yes you can! Unlike free music resources (i.e. YouTube’s free music library) that DO NOT allow monetization, purchasing your tracks with a license gives you the added benefit of being able to place the music in your project and not be concerned about copyright issues, content strikes or any other issue that may need documentation to clear up.
Does "royalty-free" mean I can use it for free?
A: No. Just as “tax free” means free of taxes, but not free of payment, royalty free simply means you are not required to pay for each use of the music. Instead, a one-time fee is paid for the license and music track. I’ve provided a number of royalty-free licenses. Some of them may include more rights and cover more use-cases than others. However, all of them usually follow the basic principles described above (a one-time fee, the ability to use the track as much as you like).
Is there anything I CAN'T use this music for?
A: The licenses included on this site are pretty broad and cover almost every scenario, however, there are some instances in which you would NOT be able to use any music from this site:
- Resell the music as your own
- Download illegally without a license
- Include as an instrumental in a mix-tape, compilation or any other use “as-is” without prior written consent from cosmicbrownmusic.com
For most other uses, you’re covered by one of the licenses available for purchase.
What happens if I have a copyright claim on YouTube or Facebook?
A: YouTube & Facebook use a recognition software that scans the music in your video to see if you used copyrighted material. I do not register my tracks in this system so if you have a claim it is whether a “false positive” (the software is wrong) or someone has (successfully) stolen my music.
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 me with all the details about the claim: track title, composer, name, company, label that have registered the track. This way I can do something on my side if someone is trying to steal my work.
When/How will I get my license?
A: Your license will be included with your download. I understand how important it is to have proof when you’re broadcasting copywritten material. Third-parties (like YouTube, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher Radio, etc.) releasing or distributing your productions may want to verify that you have a valid music license and that you have been authorized to use the music. So once you download your track, you’ll also get an official license (in PDF format) that will serve as your confirmation you have the rights required to use the music in accordance with the license you chose.
Can I sing or rap over this music?
A: Technically, you could, but i wouldn’t advise it, but here’s why: Music made for multimedia (video games, podcasts, YouTube,etc.) are made in a way that’s not distracting from the media it’s accompanying. Because of that, I make the music kind of simplistic, yet interesting enough to convey the feeling desired and that’s not ideal for commercial music. If you’d like, contact me and we can do some work for your project specifically.
What exactly am I purchasing?
A: When you purchase a song from me, you are NOT obtaining OWNERSHIP of the song(s)- you are in fact purchasing a LICENSE to use the song(s) within your multimedia projects, whether or not your compositions are released commercially.
Where do you send the products I order from your site?
A: Your file(s) are sent directly to the e-mail address you provide during checkout right after payment. If for some reason you didn’t receive the e-mail after purchase, simply contact me and I’ll ask you to forward your payment receipt to me and I’ll get it taken care of.
Do you offer refunds?
A: Unfortunately, because we are dealing with digital files, there’s no real way for you to “return” anything for a refund. However, if there’s ever an issue with your order, as rare as that may be, I will be more than happy to correct any issue you may encounter and make sure you are fully satisfied with your product.
Do you do any custom music?
A: Yes. I do custom songs starting from $599.99 with a 50% deposit before getting started. This will be a collaborative effort, so I will be in constant communication with you until you’re completely satisfied with the final song. And, of course, you will have an exclusive rights license to go along with it!
What forms of payment do you accept?
A: I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.
What happens if I purchase an exclusive license for a track?
A: Once a song is sold “exclusive”, it will be taken out of the library and off the market, no longer available for sale or lease. However, it may be possible that a beat has been leased to several persons before it has been sold “exclusive” but only under leasing user rights.
We tried free music, but then we kept hearing it on other videos and even other shows. We both agreed we wanted to stand out and make our theme unique as we are. We purchased a track and downloaded it that same day and put the Mp3 in our show that night. Really easy process