Before we get to the dense, more legally sound version of our music license, here’s the short, easier-to-understand version. Because creativity shouldn’t be complicated.
- Use our 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 our music as many times as you choose to at no additional cost
- Tell us about your project (if you want) — we love seeing what people do with our music
- Use our music for evil (you’ll find examples below, but, basically, don’t do anything that would make your mother mad)
- Share or resell the music itself — this music license is non-transferrable
- Use our music to build a similar or competing service
- Make our music available to your users or customers, such as through a video editing app
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