License FAQ2020-03-31T15:34:08+00:00
How can I license for a commercial project?2021-06-23T06:49:55+00:00

If you want to use our music in a commercial project your need to get a license from us. Therefore please send us an mail or use our quote form below to get a free quote from us. Please tell us the following to speed up the process:

  • Name of the Music Track(s): you can hear our library on Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud – just tell us what you like to license
  • Project Medium: e.g. Social Media, Youtube, TV, Cinema, Podcast, Radio
  • Project Owner: please tell us who runs this project e.g. if you are an agency for Aerial Video Productions producing for a customer please give us your data
  • Project Customer: e.g. you are producing for a third party please tell us who this third party is
  • Territorial Info: do you plan your project just for a specific part of your country or worldwide
  • Usage Time: do you need the music just for a specific amount of time or do you need a perpetual license

Why we need this information? As most of our music is royalty free we need this info for creating a proper license document and of course to create a good quote for you. All data will be treated under the GPO Laws and will not be used for any marketing or other purpose than to create the quote and later to create a license document.

Send us your license request to:

Quote Form:

    Free Music? No Copyright Music? Really?2021-06-23T06:58:46+00:00

    Yes it´s true. You are allowed to use our whole library for totally free in your non-commercial projects! Therefore feel free to listen to our music over our Soundcloud Page and or over our Spotify Page to support us further.
    When using our music you have to give us credits:

    Music from
    #soundcritters #epicmusic #nocopyrightmusic

    Please made sure that the links work and are clickable!

    What happens if your YouTube video with our free music gets flagged for “Matched Third Party Content”?2021-06-04T06:45:57+00:00

    If you receive an email about matched third party content on Youtube (and you surely will as we needed to register all music for Youtube Content ID) you have two options:

    1. A claim on Youtube is nothing more than the charming way to tell you that the music has copyrights. Nothing more will happen (that´s only for our music!). You will simply be not able to monetise your videos as long as the claim is active.
    2. You want to use our music commercially and want to monetise your videos. Then please get in touch with us and get a quote for licensing our music (for Youtube Usage we will charge about 10 bucks for the track). After that we can whitelist your video and you are good to go and monetise it.
    Can I monetize my video on YouTube?2021-05-25T15:05:31+00:00

    Yes. If you want to use our music in a commercial way you need to get a license after that we can whitelist your video and you are able to monetise your videos. Please also read our Youtube Information page for further details.

    How will the music be delivered? Where can I download the free epic music?2021-06-04T06:48:59+00:00

    You can download the free music from our german Webshop at Hartwigmedia. For the free music just choose the Free-License and it will be charged with 0€.

    In case you obtain an commercial license (needed for all commercial usage) we will send you a high quality WAV File (24bit, WAV, 48 khz). Therefore you can send us an e-mail with your project information as stated in the FAQ topics above.

    Do you own the music after you have bought a commercial license for?2021-05-25T15:09:01+00:00

    No. You do not own the music. Purchasing a license only allows you to use the music for your commercial project and the purpose specified in the license. That is different than ownership. We own all of the copyrights in and to the underlying composition and sound recording of every track.

    You may not market the music as your own even if you add other instruments or a vocal to the music. Your Soundcritters license does NOT allow you to upload your project to YouTube’s Content ID system. Uploading Soundcritters music to Content ID will cause mistaken copyright claims for other users and for your future projects, and constitutes a violation of our licensing terms.

    Do you need a license for each new commercial project?2021-05-25T15:09:47+00:00

    Yes. Each song is licensed for one commerical project. You can use multiple songs in the same commercial project as long as each song has been licensed for that specific project.

    Do you need a license if you buy the track on iTunes or Amazon?2021-05-25T15:11:15+00:00

    If you are planning to use our music in a commercial project you need to purchase a license to do so. Of course you do support us when purchasing our music albums over iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp or listen on Spotify and Soundcloud – we are very thankful for that!

    What are you actually buying when using our music in a commercial project?2021-05-25T15:11:56+00:00

    You are purchasing a synchronization license that allows you to “sync” your audio-visual image to our music for the use specified in the license.

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