Using This Music
The music (mp3 downloads) found on scottbuckley.com.au is made available under the Creative Commons ‘Attribution 4.0 International’ (CC BY 4.0) License (unless stated otherwise).
This means that you are free to adapt & use my music in your project, so long as I am credited as:
[Music by] or [Additional Music by] or [Track Title] by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Simply put – this means that the music in this library is FREE, even for commercial use, as long as attribution is given. See the Creative Commons BY License for more details.
This music cannot be re-released or resold in isolation, and must be synchronised with other media (e.g. film). Sound effects, or recorded vocals or dialogue layered over the track do not count as synchronisation. This is required to prevent illegal copyright claims against YouTube videos (and similar uses) using my CC-BY library music.
Please note: my orchestral remixes are not included as part of the Creative Commons library, as they contain copyrighted thematic material from the original composers. You may download and share the remixes, but if you decide to use a remix in a project, you do so at your own risk.
Using this music without attribution
If you cannot provide an attribution as part of the project (for instance, use in advertising which doesn’t permit attribution), the CC BY license does not apply. To use the music without crediting me, you will need to purchase a license. The type of license you need will depend your project, and how to plan to use the music.
The following table outlines licenses, applicable uses and their prices:
|Usage Type||CC-BY License
|Web License||Standard License||Full License|
|Online Multimedia – YouTube, Vimeo & Social Media, Website Background Music, Animation, Film etc.|
|Music On Hold||*|
|Background Music – in bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms etc.||*|
|Film – other than online only (i.e. cinema distribution)|
|Software – games, apps, CD/DVD/BLURAY multimedia|
|Local TV/Radio Advertising||*|
|National/International TV/Radio Advertising||*|
* If you can find a way to credit me, then the CC-BY license still stands, and it’s free. Contact me to discuss!
- This music cannot be resold in isolation – any resale must have the music synchronised with other media. Sound effects, or recorded vocals or dialogue layered over the track do not count as synchronisation.
- Purchased licenses are valid on a per project basis only. If you wish to use the music in a separate project (without attribution), you will need to purchase an additional license.
How to Purchase a License
I am currently working on implementing a simple web-store for licensing, but in the mean-time, please contact me here: http://www.scottbuckley.com.au/about/contact/
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use your music in a commercial project for free?
Yes – as long as you credit me for the use of my music.
Can I use your music for free in videos released on my monetised YouTube channel?
Wasn’t your music previously unavailable for commercial use?
Yes. However, as I progress further into my science career, music has become an enjoyable hobby rather than a job. I’d prefer my music be used by enthusiastic people far and wide, than see it sit unused, gathering digital dust in some dark corner of the internet. So… keep it free, I say. If you want to donate though, feel free!
I can’t give you credit. Can I still use your music for free?
Nope, sorry. You will need to buy a license – but I’ve tried to keep them pretty affordable. See ‘Using this music without attribution’, above.
Are your remixes available under CC-BY as well?
No. The remixes contain copyrighted material from the original composers, and therefore I do not own the rights to license the material. I create the remixes for a bit of fun, and to share my love of great gaming music – but I cannot license them to you for commercial use. You may download and share the remixes, but if you decide to use a remix in your own project, you do so at your own risk.