!!! PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN USE MY MUSIC IN YOUTUBE VIDEOS BUT YOU CANNOT MONETISE IT !!!
(more info below)
Thank you for your interest in my music! The likelihood is that you can use my music for free in your project, depending on the licence assigned to the piece and how you wish to use it. There are three types of licence available on jelsonic, please see below for more details:
Creative Commons Licences
All the music on jelsonic is licenced under a Creative Commons (CC) licence. Creative Commons licences allow content creators to give permission to others to use their content without having to individually give permission to those users, as is the case with standard copyright.
There are one of two types of overall CC licence assigned to works on jelsonic, you can identify which licence (and permissions) are granted to the piece by looking out for the title and logo of the licence on the download page for that piece, these are explained as follows:
|Licence Logo||Licence Title||Licence Details|
|Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License||This license lets you distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as you credit me for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.|
|Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License||This license lets you remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, and although your new works must also acknowledge me and be non-commercial, you don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.|
You may download and use these music pieces in your creative project (videos, websites etc.) so long as you credit me in this way (this is the “attribution” part of the licence):
“<Name of Track Here>” by jelsonic (jelsonic.com)
The third type of licence on jelsonic is the CC+ licence. Where you see the CC Plus logo (above) it indicates that there are more permissions granted above and beyond (but still including) the CC licence that precedes it. Any additional permissions will be shown and possibly added to, as shown below:
You are welcome to use my tracks in your YouTube videos, even commercially (excluding YouTube Ads) but please be advised that you will not (under the current YouTube system) be able to monetise those videos. This is because my music is registered with distribution companies and they collect Ad revenue via their YouTube Sound Recording Revenue collection service on my behalf. Currently there can be only one claimant for royalties on a video and so you will not be able to collect this revenue if using my music on YouTube.
If the piece of music is for use on TV or radio, or perhaps in an advert where it is not appropriate or applicable to give me a credit, then we can negotiate a licence for the piece in question. Please use the contact page to discuss this.