1. FAQ Licensing1.1 What are the basic terms?
1.2 How do I download one of your MP3 files?
1.3 How do I provide credit?
1.4 How can I prove to YouTube and other sites that I have permission to use your music?
1.5 I am getting a "Matched Third Party Content" notice on my YouTube video when I use your music. What now?
1.6 Can you give me some more details about the license and terms for using your music?
1.7 Do you require royalty payments to a Performing Rights Organization like ASCAP or BMI?
1.8 Are you interested in seeing a video, film, game or other project that uses your music?
1.9 Can I download and "try" your MP3 files out in my project first, then credit or donate later?
1.10 Is your music copyright free or public domain?
1.11 What is the quality of your files?
1.12 Why is this so easy?
1.13 I can't find the music I need on your site, can you recommend any other royalty free music?
1.14 Special thanks goes out to
1. FAQ Licensing
1.1 What are the basic terms?There are two options:
1. Use my music for free if you credit the music to "Music by Melodweep http://www.merijnsprojects.com". Download CreditLicense.pdf . As an option, you can also post a video or image to your blog or website when you credit me. For videos you can put the credit in the video and or the description.
2. Without the need of creditation donate at least € 10 to allow yourself using ALL of my music. Donating makes it very easy to use my music by giving you more freedom when sharing your project. If you made a donation you can contact me for the donation license.
1.2 How do I download one of your MP3 files?It's very easy. Go to the music page and find the track you want. Right click on the DOWNLOAD link and choose 'Save Target As...'.
1.3 How do I provide credit?Make this text visible in the credits, materials or description of your media. For videos: in the description box or in the video is ok. In both places is nice but not required.
Use this exact text because this is what is in the license:
Music by Melodweep http://www.merijnsprojects.com
1.4 How can I prove to YouTube and other sites that I have permission to use your music?You can reply with the following as verification of the license:
1. The name of the artist: M. van den Berg (merijnsprojects.com)
2. The name of the track: Example: Pepperprepper
3. Direct link to the song: Example:
4. Direct link to the license terms: This is the link to the license If you are using the music free with credit:
If you made a donation you can contact me for the donation license.
I am not affiliated with YouTube. I do not get involved with YouTube matched third party content issues. Please follow the steps outlined below and if they don't work then just accept the claim or use different music. If you have more questions please check the YouTube Help Forum or contact YouTube at email@example.com.
1.5 I am getting a "Matched Third Party Content" notice on my YouTube video when I use your music. What now?This is what YouTube recommends that you do if you get a third party match:
1. Dispute the claim using the information above.
2. If the dispute is rejected then you can look up the claimant online and contact them directly.
3. If contacting the claimant directly does not work then you can either accept the claim, use different music or try contacting YouTube directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
YouTube has many problems with fraudulent and mis-identified claims as documented here. So that is why my license says I can not guarantee or warranty that this will not happen with my music. I have no association with YouTube or their copyright system. I only get involved with YouTube matched third party content issues if it is an exact match of my recording.
1.6 Can you give me some more details about the license and terms for using your music?You have my permission to use the music for free if you credit me and or link to my site.
If you donate at least € 10 you have my permission to use all of the music without credit.
If you want to reuse the song without credit in your own projects, that is ok if you donated or bought the package.
If you are reselling your work to clients then that would be a donation for each client. Clients can also reuse the work without credit if this donation has been made.
You are free to share the music by copying, distributing and transmitting the work. You are free to remix and adapt the music. You can edit and loop the tracks.
Per the "attribution only" creative commons license, you have unlimited use of the music for any commercial, non-profit or personal use. These rights are granted world-wide.
Exceptions: You can not claim yourself as the composer. You can not sub-license the music. You can not claim my music using the YouTube content id system or release it with a digital distributor that does. You can not re-license or distribute the music as royalty-free music. If you are reselling your work to clients then that would be at minimum donation of € 10 for each client.
1.7 Do you require royalty payments to a Performing Rights Organization like ASCAP or BMI?The creative commons license waives my right to collect PRO (Performing Rights Organization) royalties.
If you are using my music in a situation that requires reporting to ASCAP or BMI, then you will not need to add my tracks to the paperwork.
1.8 Are you interested in seeing a video, film, game or other project that uses your music?Yes, definitely! I will be happy to see work that uses my music. Contact me here
1.9 Can I download and "try" your MP3 files out in my project first, then credit or donate later?Definitely yes. Credit or donation is only needed at the time of publishing.
1.10 Is your music copyright free or public domain?No, the songs are copyrighted. My simple terms are based on the creative commons license but that does not make the music copyright free or public domain.
1.11 What is the quality of your files?The quality of all files is 320kbps MP3 44kHz.
1.12 Why is this so easy?Because I want it to be as simple as possible for you to use my music. Offering music this way makes it practical, easy and affordable for anyone, anywhere in the world. Individuals, creative professionals, non-profits, schools, small businesses and corporations in any country can all use the songs under the same terms.
1.13 I can't find the music I need on your site, can you recommend any other royalty free music?Check out these low-cost and high quality royalty free music options:
Incompetech.com - Creative commons licensed royalty free music
Danosongs.com - over 70 pieces, lots of guitar, very good!
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