If you're using my background music, please read on. If you're using sound effects, please see my sound effects policy page instead.
A lot of people seem to be confused about this option, so please read this option to the very end to avoid any misunderstanding!
If you are't using the music in a commercial project, or monetizing, the music is free to use. I ask that you please help me in return with a few easy steps! Click the share button on my youtube video and share on your facebook, twitter, google, etc... to help me in return! Also please leave a credit (Please see "how to credit" question below). Also thumbs up my video, and leave a comment. Lastly, it also helps me if you subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Donating not required, but always appreciated :)
*Note! If you want to use the music with youtube/facebook video monetization, then please read option 2. If you haven't donated before you upload video, YouTube wont allow you to monetize(run ads) on videos with my music, but this doesn't mean you can't still use the music! Also, if you haven't donated, an advert may or may not play before your video if my music is in it.
Lastly, youtube might recognize and notify you about the music, but this is NOT a "copyright strike".
Crediting only required if you have not donated.
If you are using background music from my website or youtube page, you should write in video description or website text the following:
free background music by https://www.fesliyanstudios.com
Although very very rare, I sometimes have a few amazing guests compose music for my studio. In these cases, you can credit their name in addition. Thanks!
You must pay for a usage license(see above questions for details) before uploading video. After donating, upon uploading your video, send me the link and I can get all copyright claims of my music removed. Copyright claim removals normally take around 4 hours or less, on business days/hours. If you don't want anyone to see the video until this process ends, just upload your video as 'unlisted' until the copyright claims are removed.
If the project you are using the background music in is NOT commercial in nature(making money, selling, promoting a business, etc...), then yes you can use it for free. If your project is commercial, or making profit, donation is required for usage.
As an independent artist, it's always appreciated, but not required :)
On the menu of this website there is a link that says "Donate" - Simply click there and enter details. After doanting, I will send you a follow up email.
I understand that every person or project has a different budget. Because of this, I let you decide whatever amount of money you wish to donate in order to get a usage license.
Yes - unless you are using the music in a video that airs on commercial television.
A royalty free license means that after you obtain a license, you can use a track more than once without paying again, for a particular project.
This is also up to you. Whatever is in your budget, per project or video basis.
In this case, you can use the music for free, but if you end up making money, then you are required to donate at that time.
The license can only be used on the project which you are buying it for at the time. If you want to re-use a track for a different project, you will need to buy a license for the track again.
Music licenses can come in many forms. Some people have forms for film festivals which I can gladly fill out. Others simply require a generic statement, official PDF document, or plain email that says they can use the tracks they are licensing. After your payment, send me an email and let me know what kind of form you want the license in, and I'll be happy to send it over.
If you haven't purchased a usage license from me, YouTube, facebook, etc, is simply notifying you of the background music. Just leave the claim undisputed and you are good to go! If you have purchased a license from me, just send me the video link and the claim will be removed shortly.
Yes. School use is free, but if the video ends up on youtube, please see above questions for details on this.
My rates vary based on a number of factors. The best thing to do is send me an email with details such as the length of your video, how many minutes of music you want created, and if possible, the video itself.