Licensing Information

Disclaimer: Information on this page is not legal advise. It is general information about usage of my music.

YouTube policy: If you add more than 1 song from the same album to your video, YouTube blocks it. This is part of a YouTube/distributor's policy to prevent uploads of albums. It's a global thing, not just for my music. I also have to deal with this in my own videos.

On Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and YouTube Shorts you can find my music in their librairies directly and use it (which means that you don't need to read anything below, unless you want to buy a commercial license).

Non-Commercial Use

Free usage of my music in videos is limited to the following conditions:

(YouTube examples are given under each condition)

(You are not allowed to monetize it on YouTube as my distributors CD Baby & Tunecore will already claim and monetize it)

(It's a claim not a strike, your YouTube channel is not at risk. Do not dispute the claim)

This is what you'll see in the YouTube details tab:

Copyright. Copyright-protected content found. The owner allows the content to be used on YouTube.
Channel impact. Not affected. The Content ID claim on your video doesn't affect your channel. This is not a copyright strike.

(You are not allowed to make a video with the music being the main focus)

(This includes uploading the raw music or using stock images/slideshows/footage with it)

(My YouTube handles are @DemfireCreation & @Demfire_Creation)

(On YouTube you have to comply with the Reused Content Policy)

(Your content has to be original, the music cannot be the main focus)

Some examples of what is permitted:

(Anything original really. If you want to monetize it, read the next section)

(You are the main focus of the video. If you want to monetize it, read the next section)

(Same as above. If you want to monetize it, read the next section)

Special case: Streaming

(You have to be the main focus of the stream. Music only is not allowed)

After reading this, if you still can't figure out if you do or do not need a license, then you probably do need to buy one.

Commercial Use

For every type of commercial use you will need to buy a license.

(Buying a license will allow you to remove the claim by attaching it to the dispute, allowing you to monetize your video)

Sync Licensing Through My Distributors

If you are a music supervisor, you can buy a license on CD Baby's licensing website (all my 9 pre-2023 albums are there). Also from Tunecore soon for post-2023 music (singles).

CD Baby's licensing website:

Sync Licensing Through Pond5

If you are a content creator (YouTube & similar), you can buy an affordable license on Pond5.

(Only my very first album, Tribal Trials, is there. The split is bad 35/65, not sure if I will upload anything else there)

Look below for the new YouTube Creator Music licensing.

Royalty Free Pond5 license:

Sync Licensing Through YouTube Directly

If you are in the YouTube Partner Program (YPP), YouTube launched a new thing called YouTube Creator Music. This allows you to license tracks directly on YouTube and the price is based on your subscriber count.

I don't know if my tracks are in there already or not, also it's US only for now. So, take a look by yourself.

Credits are always required.

For any questions, you can fill the form on my contact page.