CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE
Music on Free-Meditation-Music.com is available free – licensed under the Creative commons – Attribution (CC BY) – License.
This license lets you remix, tweak, and build upon the audio even for commercial purposes, as long as you credit Free Meditation Music, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made to the audio.
Example of proper way to credit Free Meditation Music:
“Music: Song Title – http://free-meditation-music.com/“
You can read the full legal agreement here: Creative commons – Attribution (CC BY)
FREE MEDITATION MUSIC PRO LICENSE
If you can’t or don’t want to credit Free-Meditation-Music with a link you can purchase a Pro-License.
Our Pro music license describes everything that you can and can’t do with our music. Please read it carefully.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for friendly advice.
1. Permitted uses of our music
You can use the audio as a backing track to any kind of spoken-word recording. For example, guided meditations, hypnosis, positive affirmations or instructional recordings. You may sell an unlimited number of copies of such recordings, as digital downloads and as CDs, in as many online or offline stores as you like.
Video and film
You can use our audio in the background of videos, films or multimedia projects. For example, TV programs, DVD productions, YouTube or other online videos, corporate presentations, audio-visual tutorials.
You can use our audio to create and monetize as many YouTube videos as you like as long as you have created a new original voice over derivative audio as described in this agreement.
You can play our audio at a commercial venue or retail outlet with a limit of 1 location per license. For example, day spas, hotels, restaurants, conferences, on-hold music. You can also play our music during consultations with clients or patients. For example, hypnotherapy, meditation classes, yoga classes, physical therapy and medical procedures.
You can use our audio repeatedly as a backing track in spoken word recordings that you create on a case by case basis for your clients or patients. Hypnotherapists commonly use our music in this way. Please note that recordings such as these cannot be duplicated, distributed or sold by your clients. Only you, the licensee, have the right to create and sell recordings that incorporate the audio.
You can use our audio in the background of a software app for any device, however you cannot use our audio if your app is designed to play the audio by itself. In other words, you must either (a) combine the audio with a voiceover or (b) your app must require continuous user interaction.
2. Prohibited uses of our music
Distributing the music by itself
You cannot re-sell our audio or distribute our audio as a ‘music only’ product.
You cannot use our audio to create subliminal recordings in which your voice is inaudible. Your voice may be quiet, but it must be audible (otherwise you are effectively creating a ‘music only’ product).
Creating derivative works
Any derivative work you create must include original spoken audio voice over. You cannot simply alter our audio and then claim that the music is yours. For example, you cannot add nature sounds or binaural beats to our audio and then sell or distribute the audio as your own product. Any audio-only product you create must include a voiceover.
Sub-Licensing the music
You cannot sub-license our audio (or derivative works you create from our audio) to any third party, nor can you sell our audio as part of a production music library, as stock music, royalty free music or music sample library.
a. You cannot use the title of our audio as the title of any media production that incorporates the music.
b. You cannot make our audio available in any way that allows people to download or extract the music as a standalone file.
3. Providing a Credit
All of the audios on Free Meditation Music were created by Eric Bartel and we ask that you credit him properly except when it is technically unfeasible to do so. Once you have purchased a license crediting Free-Meditation-Music.com with a link to our website is not a requirement, but a gesture of respect that is very much appreciated. The wording of your credit is entirely up to you. Here are some examples of some appropriately worded credits:
CD / DVD Credit
a. (Title of Audio) by Eric Bartel. Licensed by Free Meditation Music.
Or if multiple tracks have been used:
b. Audio by Eric Bartel. Licensed by Free Meditation Music.
MP3 / Digital Download Credit
Simply add a credit to the meta tag for the composer: Eric Bartel.
Film / TV Production Credit
(Title of Audio) by Eric Bartel. Licensed by Free Meditation Music.
YouTube Video Credit
a. (Title of Audio) by Eric Bartel. https://free-meditation-music.com
Or if multiple tracks have been used:
b. Audio by Eric Bartel. https://free-meditation-music.com
4. Distributing, selling and/or monetizing your products
If you create any products that incorporate our audio (for example, CDs, digital downloads or videos), you may distribute an unlimited number of copies of those products at any any price you choose. You can sell your products in as many formats as you like, anywhere in the world. You may also generate advertising revenue on videos that you create with our audio (YouTube videos for example).
In other words, once you have created a product with our audio, you are free to earn an unlimited amount of money from it for the rest of time, without ever paying us another cent.
5. Editing the Audio
You can edit our audio if necessary, by looping it, cutting it, applying fade ins, fade outs and transitions from one track to another.
6. Modifying the Audio
In addition to your original spoken audio you may accentuate our audio by adding original background music, nature sounds and/or foley and/or or additional brainwave entrainment frequencies (such as binaural beats or isochronic tones)
7. Partially Naked Music
You may create spoken word recordings with our audio and leave the music “naked” (without an accompanying voiceover) for up to two thirds of the total duration of each music track. In other words, only one third of your recording must include speech.
For example, you could create a 30 minute hypnosis recording in which you speak for the first 10 minutes and then allow the audio to play by itself for the remaining 20 minutes. However, you must ensure that your finished recording is one continuous 30 minute track (not two separate tracks; one 10 minute meditation and then a separate 20 minute music-only track).
8. Transporting the Music
If you need to send an audio to another person, you are free to do so via any means at your disposal. For example, you may burn a CD or DVD, you may transfer the audio to a portable storage device such as a USB flash drive, and you may transfer the audio via online file transfer services. Please take care: you may only send the audio to persons who are directly involved in the development of your products or projects. Please take all reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized copying and distribution of our audios.
The Legal Bits
9. License fees
Once your initial payment is received you will not have to pay any ongoing fees of any type. Our audios are truly royalty free, which means that it is not registered with any performing rights organizations of any kind.
10. Duration of license
This license has no expiry date. Provided that your payment is received in full and excepting any instance in which you breach the terms of this license agreement, you can continue to use the music indefinitely.
11. Grant of License
This audio license is granted to one person, or to one business entity.
If the purchaser is purchasing the audio on behalf of a third party (the nominated licensee), the purchaser hereby represents and warrants that: (i) the purchaser is authorized to act as an agent on behalf of the licensee and has full power and authority to bind the licensee to this agreement; and (ii) if the licensee subsequently disputes such power or authority, the purchaser shall be bound and liable for any failure of the licensee to comply with the terms of this audio license.
12. Intellectual Property and Copyright
Free-Meditation-Music.com is owned and operated by Letrab Marketing (the licensor), a private company wholly owned by Eric Bartel. Any music downloaded by you from this website is licensed to you by Letrab Marketing and its copyright is protected by United States copyright law. Except for your limited right to use the music, Letrab Marketing shall have and shall retain the entire right, title and interest in and to all intellectual property rights arising from or relating to the audio and all copies thereof. No ownership or copyright in any sounds or music shall pass to you by the issuance of this license. You cannot use our trademarks, logos, album artwork, music samples or images without prior written consent.
13. Warranty and Limitation of Liability
Letrab Marketing warrants that: (i) the music will be free from defects (your sole and exclusive remedy for a breach of this warranty being the replacement of the music); (ii) it has the necessary rights and authority to grant you the rights outlined in this license; and (iii) your use of the audio in accordance with the terms outlined in this license, excluding any modifications made by you, will not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property rights. Letrab Marketing does not make any other warranties, express or implied, regarding the music or its delivery systems, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Letrab Marketing shall not be liable to you or any other person or entity for any punitive, special, indirect, consequential, incidental or other similar damages, costs or losses arising out of your use of the music, even if Letrab Marketing has been advised of the possibility of such damages, costs or losses. Nor shall Letrab Marketing be liable for any damages, costs or losses arising as a result of modifications made to the audio by you or the context in which the audio is used in your work. Leotard Marketing’s liability shall in no event exceed the actual price paid for the music license.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold the licensor harmless from any and all claims, losses, costs, damages and expenses resulting from or arising out of: (a) your breach of this agreement; (b) your unauthorized use of the audio; (c) your activities after the licensor has notified you that such activities may result in the infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third party; or (d) any claim that the audio or the use thereof infringes upon, misappropriates or violates any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secret rights or other proprietary rights of a third party.
15. Unauthorized Use and Termination
Any use of the audio in a manner not expressly authorized by these license terms (including, without limitation, use of the audio by more than one (1) user without the purchase of additional licenses) constitutes copyright infringement, entitling Letrab Marketing to exercise all rights and remedies available to it under copyright laws throughout the world. Letrab Marketing shall have the right to terminate your right to use the audio immediately upon your breach of these license terms. Upon termination, you shall cease using the audio and shall delete or destroy all copies of the music. Termination of your rights shall not limit Letrab Marketing from pursuing any other remedies available to it, including, but not limited to, injunctive relief, nor shall termination relieve you of your obligations to pay Letrab Marketing any applicable license fees. You shall be responsible for any damages resulting from any such copyright infringement, including any claims by a third party.
We take our customers’ privacy seriously. At no time will your personal details or e-mail address be passed onto any other company. We do not see, nor do we retain any financial data such as credit card numbers. These are gathered and processed securely by our e-commerce partners, such as PayPal.
17. Refund Policy
Please choose your music carefully. Like most other online shops that sell downloadable products, it is not possible for us to refund or exchange any product that has already been downloaded. Once the download has taken place, the purchase is final.
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