Free Music FAQs

What are the different options?

License Price Terms Use without credit / attribution Royalty free Use commercially Download MP3 Download WAV Lifetime Validity Use for own projects Use for third parties Personalised license document
Creative Commons FREE Creative Commons CCBY 4.0 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Non-Attribution $20 Non-Attribution License Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Subscription See Pricing Non-Attribution License Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

What can I do?

  • You can use all music for commercial and noncommercial use across physical and digital products, except in the cases mentioned in “What can I NOT do?”
  • Yes! You can use the music for the following purposes:
    • Videos or Livestreams on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch or similar
    • Videos/Films/Cinema/Documentary
    • TV/Radio
    • Theaters
    • Video Games
    • Live Production
    • Podcasts
    • Audio Dramas
    • Sound reinforcement for events or locations
    • Hold Music/Background Music
    • Pretty much anything else
  • You can modify or manipulate the music to suit your needs, e.g. turn the volume down, make transitions, stretch, cut, etc.
  • You can create an end product for you or for a third party/client

What can I NOT do?

  • You can not re-distribute the music as is or with superficial modifications. (Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, iTunes etc.) I already self-publish my music. The terms of use of most stores don’t allow you to sell music that you don’t own the exclusive rights to, anyway
  • You can not sub-license any music. New licenses need to be acquired via silvermansound.com
  • You are not allowed to claim ownership of the music, whether it’s in original form or altered under this clause. Don’t be cheeky
  • You are not allowed to register any music through content identification systems (on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and similar platforms). This one just makes me really sad...
  • You can not claim trademark or service mark rights over the music within an end product

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