It's your music really free?

YES, the music on this site is free to use, YES also for commercial purposes.

You can use my music in almost all media (like YouTube, films, games, etc.) but remember that you need to credit me (how to credit) and respect the License Terms.

Once you find a piece of music you like. Click on the download button in the description of the song. and that’s it you don’t even need to register. (but you can register here).

If you don’t want or can’t credit me, you can buy a license here.

Also if you find my site useful please consider support me.

Usage of Music

Yes, the music is free, also for commercial purposes – IF YOU GIVE ATTRIBUTION.

Here you will find the Standard License that allows commercial use. The only condition for the use is that you give proper attribution.

If you don’t want to or can’t name the author, you can buy an extended license for the song.

In addition you often get more files and a download in .wav format.

Just find a song you like and click on the download button. 

If you don’t need a license you don’t have to register.

  1. Click on dispute
  2. Chose “My dispute isn’t based on any of the reasons above. I would still like to dispute this Content ID claim.”
  3. Then chose “License: I have permission or a license to use the content claimed in my video.”
  4. Check “I have permission to use the content from the copyright owner.”
  5. In the text field “Please include your license information below (required)” paste the text: “This is a false claim. The correct original song is: https://mindscreammusic/track/xxx” (Replace the link with the correct track link)
  6. Sign with your name
  7. Send the dispute

No. Mind Scream still has the copyright to his music.

Royalty free music is often mixed up with “public domain” music which is free of copyright.

NO.

The attribution is mandatory.

If you don’t have the option of correct attribution (including link to the material and link to the license), you must purchase an extended license for each song.

Title-Song by Mind Scream on mindscreammusic.com
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

(“Title-song”can be multiple songs separated by a comma example: Title-Song1, Title-Song2, Title-Song3).

It is important that you replace the word Title-Song with the Actual Title of the music piece that you are using! 

In the Licenses page you can find more information.

NO. A license is required for each song, which eliminates the need for a copyright notice.

Yes, the use in YouTube is allowed for everyone, even for commercial purposes, as long as the author is mentioned.

You can find more in the credits page.

The publication of my music via the Youtube Content ID System is not permitted.

No. If you still get notifications from Youtube, you have to appeal to Youtube and send a link to the original song on this page.

Yes.

In general a credit needs to be placed in such way that a person who wants to know where the music came from should have no difficulty in finding it.

You need to put the credits where everyone who consumes your project sees it.

examples:

  • Videos
    YouTube and Vimeo credits can be placed in the video description or in the video itself.
  • Streaming
    On your profile page, add a “Music” section to place the credits. Please check the specific question about streaming service on this section.
  • Video Games
    Most commonly, credits are placed on a “Credits” screen found in the settings menu.
  • Live Production
    Credits should be placed in the program for the production. If no program exists, a voice announcement can be made.
  • Films
    Credits should be placed in the credits portion of the film, either before or after the main film section.
  • Podcast/Audio Production
    Credits should be voiced – usually at the end of the production.
  • TV/Radio Ads
    It is more common to purchase a license, but credits may be shown visually in the production, or done as a voice-over in audio-only media.
  • Music on Hold
    It is more common to purchase a license, but it is possible to record a voice-over for each piece of music used.
  • Background Music
    It is more common to purchase a license, but credits may be posted in a public area of the retail space.

Credits must be placed so that a person with reasonable effort can find out about the music. How this is done can vary quite a lot in different media.

Things that must be included:

Name of the artist.

  • The name of the piece(s)
  • A link to the source of the music (web site)
  • The license you are using (a link to the license)

Here are some examples of how to do this on Twitch or other live streaming services:

1. Add a “music” page to your profile
On your profile page, add a “Music” section.

Title-Song by Mind Scream on mindscreammusic.com
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

(“Title-song”can be multiple songs separated by a comma example: Title-Song1, Title-Song2, Title-Song3).

It is important that you replace the word Title-Song with the Actual Title of the music piece that you are using!

This will cover all the requirements!

2. Add an overlay to your video
If you don’t want to add all of this to your profile page, you can put up a link as an overlay on the screen which goes to a page where you have all the information above.
You can also put the link on your profile page.

If you don’t want to make a web page for the credits, you can display all of the information as an overlay during the stream.

3. Announce the information during the stream
If you don’t want to create an overlay, you can just announce all of the information live on the stream.

4. Buy an extended license
If nothing of 1.-3. is possible, you have to buy a license to use the music without making attribution.

If you use two songs in your project, you have to add song titles separated by a comma for every song,  same artist, here’s an example:

Title-Song01, Title-Song02, Title-Song03  by Mind Scream on mindscreammusic.com
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

It is important that you replace the word Title-Song with the Actual Title of all the music pieces that you are using!

It is NOT okay to use any of the music on my site for:

  • Exploitation of children
  • Hate speech
  • Incitement of violence
  • Harassment
  • Defamation
  • Copyright and third party intellectual property
  • Offensive content
  • Fraudulent, misleading or deceptive conduct
  • Supply of regulated goods and services
  • Illegal activities
  • Illegal activities which cause harm to Mind Scream products or services or brand or others
 

The text may not be changed. 

You have to make attribution without change as indicated in the credits page. If you don’t have the option of correct attribution, you must purchase a license for each song.

NO. The necessary attribution is not possible in this cases. A paid license is required.

Yes. The conditions for use can be found in the license page.

If you are unable to credit the music in your project, you will need to purchase a license for the song.

If you are unsure about the music in your project, we recommend that you consult an experienced media lawyer.

Yes, you can sing over, chop, splice, compress, lengthen, and add instruments to anything you like. You MUST credit me and buy a license. No free use allowed.

I ask for your understanding that it is not possible for me to check thousands of videos every day.

You can find enough information on this website about how to name the author.

I can’t give legal advice for specific cases, so if you have further questions about your project or if the conditions are not clear enough, you should consult a lawyer.

If you are interested in using a piece in a television broadcast or radio commercial, or some other format where credits are impossible, obtain a License.

General

Yes, this website is legal. All the music is released under the appropriate license. Also all the music in this website is made entirely by Mind Scream.

All the music is made by Mind Scream.

We use a private service that automatically detects illegal uses of our music in the Internet as well as radio and television channels.

If you have purchased a license, you will not have any problems.

I usually don’t take advertising deals. But if you think your product aligns with my music project, don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’m able to make a living making music full-time based in the generosity of those of you reading this site, and in part from licenses for non-attribution uses.

I’m a strong believer in the open source and free culture movements. The world is a better place when we’re free to use and build upon the work of others in an open way.

If you want to help out, you could make a donation here

Free license: MP3 (320kbps, stereo)

Pay license: WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16bit, stereo plus some additional tracks for example: beat only, no melody, etc.

I’m happy to check any bug or problem on this website.

Please send me any security problems through the contact page.

I’ll gladly give you a coupon discount code for music licenses.

No, my website is only available in English.

I have visitors from around the world and could not afford translate the website into every language.

No, I’m an independent composer who controls all the rights of my music.

I probably don’t know.

I’ve produced many pieces of music. I don’t remember the titles at all. Sorry.

Please contact me and I’ll give you a special link.

The alternative way is to go through each song’s page and click on the download link.

Crediting

Title-Song by Mind Scream on mindscreammusic.com
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

(“Title-song”can be multiple songs separated by a comma example: Title-Song1, Title-Song2, Title-Song3).

It is important that you replace the word Title-Song with the Actual Title of the music piece that you are using! 

In the Credits page you can find more information.

All my free music licenses requires attribution.

If you can’t give proper attribution you must buy a license.

As long as I’m credited, there are no restrictions (almost).

You can use the music for commercial applications, for educational purposes, for editorial use, filmmaking, video games, podcasts, YouTube, etc.

You can’t pass it off as your own, of course, that would be wrong. You also can’t sub-license it, which means you can’t host the music yourself and offer it for download as stock music, even with credit.

To emphasise, in the hope that people stop asking: whatever the platform or application, wherever it’s played, whether the music is in, on top of, or beneath the thing you are making, whatever the theme or subject – you are allowed to use it. You don’t need to ask permission, just give credits.

Simply put, as long as you adhere to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, you can use the music in any which way you want, free of charge forever, and with no royalties.

Best of luck with your projects! =)

If you suspect illegal use of any of my music, please contact me.

Yes! I have no restrictions about using my music in commercial projects as long as proper attribution is given.

Commissions

Yes. But due to lack of time I usually have a long waiting list. Please Contact me.

I compose to your exacting specifications, and you can be sure of receiving a professional, and polished sounding track that is of broadcast quality.

As a bonus, I will also mix and master all the tracks I produce for free!

Creating great background music is a fine art, one that must balance musicality without overwhelming the voice, visuals, and SFX. By hiring an experienced music composer, you’ll be receiving the best possible product.

Yes, but remember the piece you commission won’t turn out to be exactly what you expected. You’re hiring an artist to pour their creativity into a new piece and the end result is a unique creation with a personality of its own.

I believe in composition as a collaborative process, so there will likely be a lot of back and forth between us before the piece is finished.

Yes. The contract outlines terms of the commission, such as when you will receive the piece, your rights as the commissioner, and my rights as the composer.

Well… it depends.

The main determining factors are the duration of the piece and number of players (shorter is less expensive).

However, many other things can play into this as well. Once I get some basic info from you, we can get the conversation started and sort this out pretty quickly. Please contact me.

The composer keeps the copyright. You will get a license for using my music in your projects.

Payments

We only accept payments by cards or Paypal.

All payments are handled by the US based payment providers Stripe and PayPal. 

I have NO access neither to your credit card nor your PayPal account at any point of the payment process.

I don’t have control over the payment process, if you card is refused then try with another card or pay with a Paypal account.

Yes. At the moment Mind Scream qualifies as “small supplier” and is not obliged to collect sales tax.

If this is to change, you will see the appropriate sales tax appear automatically in the shopping basket based on your location.

If the payment does not work because either nothing happens or an error message appears, this can have various reasons:

  • Paypal is temporarily not available
  • You use an adblocker
    • Solution: Disable adblocker
  • You are using an old version of Internet Explorer
    • Solution: Use Chrome or another modern browser
  • You are using Firefox and have popups disabled
    • Solution: Use Chrome or another modern browser or enable popups
  • You use security software such as “Kaspersky Internet Security” or “Duck Duck Go Privacy Essentials” with settings that are too restrictive.
    • Solution:  Temporarily disable your security software or change the security settings.
  • You have no money
    • Get some money.
  • Money transfer was declined by the bank
    • Talk with your bank.
  • My credit card was declined
    • Load your card with money.
    • Talk with your bank.
    • Get a new credit card.
  • Paypal generally does not accept payments from you, no matter what payment method you use
    • Talk with paypal, perhaps you are banned?

If a payment did not work out, you do not have to order again. Check “My Account” page.

Click on “Downloads” on My Account page if you buy a license.

All free downloads are in the song page itself.

You can download the files immediately after the payment is completed. You will also receive the confirmation email that includes the download links.

If you created the account during the checkout, you can access your past orders and view available downloads by clicking My Account in the menu.

Download your files as soon as possible. Please note that the download links are only valid for 7 days and you get 3 downloads of the same file. You can always use the music you already downloaded without this restriction.

I offer discounts for larger purchase quantities.

From 50 licenses = 10%.
From 100 licenses = 15%.
From 150 licenses = 20%.
From 200 licenses = 25%

Please contact me before you pay.

Yes, but I prefer PayPal or the other alternatives methods offer on my website.

If you only can pay with a bank transfer please contact me.

No, all sales are final.

Yes, I need an email for sending the download link. Also you will find useful information and all your available downloads in your account. 

We do not sell or share your information. Check my Privacy Policy.

Yes, we accept credit card payments. Alternatively, PayPal gives you the option of paying with a credit or debit card without having a PayPal account (you may not see this option depending on your country of residence, however).

No, the credit card transactions are handled directly by either Stripe or PayPal. We do not store any credit card related data.

Licenses

Royalty free music refers to a type of music licensing that grants you the right to use copyrighted material (music in our case) without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold, or certain time period of use or sales.

Please note that our licenses do not include public performance rights. If you are unsure whether your project falls under the scope of public performance, please contact your local Performance Rights Organization.

No. All of my music is copyrighted.

If you produce your own videos: Yes.

If you produce videos for clients then you must buy a license for each client.

The standard or free license with credits is enough, otherwise buy a license.

If attribution isn’t practical, I also sell licenses.

It’s not expensive and the price is per song, and it gives you eternal rights to use the song royalty-free with no attribution requirement.

This includes downloads for uncompressed WAV files and all alternate version files for the song.

Yes, unfortunately, this can happen, please use the dispute function and select: “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material”.

After this, in the explanation section, state that you’re using the music under a Creative Commons license, and include a link to the download page for proof.

This should resolve your problem in a day or two.

You can visit the license page. You can also contact me.

If you need more information you can go to:

Google

Wikipedia

Creative Commons

Other Stuff

If you are unable to log in, this is usually because you have not confirmed your account.

After registration you will find an e-mail with a link in your account. The account will only be activated after a click on the link in the email. You should also search for this email in your Spam folder.

Other possibilities why you can’t log in are:

– You have disabled cookies
– You are using a VPN (proxy service)
– You use Thor
– You have Javascript deactivated

Solution: Register with a new account!

Unfortunately it’s not possible at this moment.

Please contact me and I will delete your account and all your data in the next 24 hrs.

Probably not. Better try with a desktop computer.

Maybe. Exceptions are noted in the descriptions. You can commission an arrangement (score & parts) for almost any instrument or ensemble of all my music. Please contact me.

ISRC numbers listed on each track are unique identifiers for that recording.

If you don’t have a use for this number, don’t worry about it. 

If You have and use for it, you can find the ISRC of a specific song in the description of that song.

Studio One is my main DAW, I also use sometimes Pro Tools and Ableton. For sheet music I use Finale.

I use vst, drum machines and analog instruments. All recorded in my home studio.

Help me create more music

If you enjoy my free music please consider making a donation.