Thank you for your interest in my music!
When you ‘buy’ a music track on my site, you are actually purchasing a license to use my music in your video or media project under certain conditions. The type of the license you need depends on how you intend to use the music.
I offer 3 types of royalty free music licenses with progressively increasing usage allowance: PERSONAL, COMMERCIAL, and EXTENDED. Please see below for details.
This Licensing Agreement governs the terms by which you may download and use the music available for royalty free licensing at MikS Music Web site.
Upon a purchase of a royalty free music license, MikS Music grants you a limited right to use the specified music track(s), hereby referred to as the Recordings, in your video or media production, in accordance with the licensing terms described below.
For each license type you may use the Recordings as follows:
|Personal or small business (up to 10 employees) promotional video / social media / podcast||✔||✔||✔|
|Non-profit, charity, school or Higher Ed organization promotional video / social media / podcast||✔||✔||✔|
|Corporate (10 employees and more) promotional video / advertisment / social media / podcast||✖||✔||✔|
|Political advertisement video||✖||✔||✔|
|Any revenue generaing (for sale, paid memberhip) online content||✖||✔||✔|
|All personal or small business (up to 10 employees) media projects (presentation, event, wedding video, slideshow, audio book, etc.) not intended for sale||✔||✔||✔|
|All corporate media projects (training videos, corporate film, presentations, internal broadcasts, tradeshow, point of sale, corporate event, on hold music, etc.)||✖||✔||✔|
|Any revenue generating (for sale) media or product, up to 1,000 sales||✖||✔||✔|
|Any revenue generating (for sale) media or product, unlimited sales||✖||✖||✔|
|APPS AND GAMES|
|Free app / game||✔||✔||✔|
|Revenue generating (for sale, in game purchases) app / game, up to 1,000 sales||✖||✔||✔|
|Revenue generating (for sale, in game purchases) app / game, unlimited sales||✖||✖||✔|
|FILM AND THEATER|
|Free / student film||✔||✔||✔|
|Revenue generating (for sale, rent, paid admission), up to 1,000 shows||✖||✔||✔|
|Revenue generating (for sale, rent, paid admission), unlimited shows||✖||✖||✔|
|Show / program with limited regional audience||✖||✔||✔|
|Show / program with nation-wide audience||✖||✖||✔|
You may use the Recordings in your personal or professional / business related projects, as well as the projects you undertake on behalf of your client or employer.
You may use the Recordings in one or many projects undertaken under the same business name.
The license does not expire and valid in all countries and territories.
Restrictions and limitations
Each Recording is licensed to you for specific use, not sold. The license does not transfer the copyright of the Recording to you.
The license expressly forbids resale, re-licensing, or other distribution of the Recordings, either as is, or any modification thereof. You may not use, modify, resell, sub-license, assign, transfer, otherwise make available or permit access by any third party to the Recordings, except as in cases expressly authorized by the license, as per the usage table presented in the Allowed Usage section.
You are not required to credit MikS Music in your project but you may not claim the Recordings as your own work.
You may not claim ownership of the Recordings (or otherwise make it available) through YouTube’s Content ID system.
The license is not transferable. You may not re-sell or “loan” the Recordings to others. However, you can pass the Recordings and the license to your client if you are contracted to create the final product (for example, if you are hired to produce a corporate video for a client).
Music previews, available for free download on the MikS Music Web site, are for testing, demo, and client approval purposes only and cannot be used for any other purpose including, but not limited to any commercial, advertisements, digital media or video synchronization use.
The license is not exclusive. MikS Music retains the right to sell licenses of the Recordings to other clients. For exclusive soundtracks please contact me.
All Recordings are licensed ‘as is’. The total liability of MikS Music is limited to the licensing fee paid by you to MikS Music. You hereby agree that this license is granted to you without any other warranty or recourse and agree to indemnify MikS Music, its owners and employees, from any damage or financial loss resulting from your usage of the Recordings.
Need custom license?
If your project doesn’t fit any category listed above, please contact me to work out a custom license agreement.
Note for YouTube Partners
All MikS Music licenses allow you to use my music in commercial monetization videos. The order confirmation email includes the music release form granting you full monetization usage rights on YouTube.