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License FAQ2020-03-31T15:34:08+00:00
Get a Quote2020-11-11T09:21:27+00:00

If you plan to use our music commercially you need a proper license. To get a quote from us please send us an e-mail with your project specifications looks like:

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:

What happens if your YouTube video gets flagged for “Matched Third Party Content”?2019-11-09T08:15:21+00:00

If you receive an email about matched third party content, please use our website Youtube-Clearance form and report us the needed information. We will review it within 2 business days and remove the claim, if a valid license was purchased.

In order to maximize your revenue, you should make the video private and report us your video via our Youtube-Clearance form. Also remind our option to whitelist your whole Youtube Channel.

Can I monetize my video on YouTube?2019-11-09T08:17:08+00:00

Yes. If you purchase our Online or Media License you are allowed to monetise your videos. Please also read our Youtube Information page for further details.

How will the music be delivered?2020-04-22T15:46:35+00:00

Once purchased (or the free version in your basket), you will receive an email receipt and purchase information that includes a link to download your tracks. So be sure to key in the right e-mail during registration.

Do you own the music you have bought a license for?2019-11-09T08:19:55+00:00

No. You do not own the music. Purchasing a license only allows you to use the music for your project and the purpose specified in the license agreement. 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 project?2019-11-09T08:20:24+00:00

Yes. Each song is licensed for one project (as described in our license terms). You can use multiple songs in the same 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?2019-11-09T08:21:27+00:00

If you are planning to use our music in a commercial project or in consent with our license terms you need to purchase a license to do so.

What are you actually buying?2017-04-06T05:39:57+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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