Bensound

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

Can i make a song or a remix with your music?

NO! My music is meant to be used for multimedia projects such as videos and web applications. For both the free license and the pro licenses, it is forbidden to make a song, a remix and/or to use the my music for music production.

Can you compose original music for my project?

Due to lack of time i usually don't accept to compose original music unless it is a very interesting project.

Can i submit my music to your website?

No.

Can i use your music in my audio podcast?

No, i'm not allowing my music to be used in audio podcasts (for any license) as it causes me problems with the Youtube ID content, Facebook and other media platforms resulting in users getting copyright claim for their videos.

FREE Creative Commons License

Can i use your music for free?

Yes! But you need to credit me and respect the Creative Commons License Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0
You can find the type of authorized projects here: Licensing Comparison Chart

 

If you do not want to credit me or if you want to support this website you can buy a license on the track pages (click on the track picture).

Do i need to ask you the authorization to use your music?

No, as long as you credit me and respect the license you don't need to ask me.
License chart
Creative Commons License Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0


 

What is the proper way to give credits?

Exemples of credits: "Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music"
For Online videos (Youtube, Vimeo,...) i prefer credits in the video description.

If you list your film on IMDB, you can also credit me there, this is my IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7401602/

Can i edit, modify or transform the music?

You can adapt the music for your project by editing the length or changing the sound. However you can not make a song, a re-mix or produce your own music with mine.

Why "NoDerivs" license?

I put the no derivative "NoDerivs" mention to the creative commons license to keep people from making their own music with mine (adding lyrics, remix,...). This mention does not apply for using my music in videos and multimedia projects.

Can i monetize my videos?

Yes :-)

PRO Licenses

Do the Pro Licenses allow me to use the music on several projects?

If you produce your own videos: Yes.
If you produce videos for clients then you must buy a license for each client.

Can i specify a license holder different from my billing name?

Yes, during checkout, in the "Payment Method" tab you can specify the license holder in the "Licensee" input.

Do i have to credit you if i buy a Pro License?

No, credits are optional if you buy a Pro License.

Subscription

What is the Bensound Subscription?

Subscribing allow you to have access to my entire library during one year in both mp3 and wav format. For each track you will get a license certificate that authorize you to use the tracks without credits.
License agreement: The subscription allow you to use my music by following the standard license rules (Read and compare License). 

 

Note: You will have access to all the track listed included the ones with the blue button. But you won't get hidden tracks that are not listed on Bensound.com

 

Important: If you are in the business of producing projects (videos,...) for other companies you are limited to 30 projects produced for a complete subscription of one year.

 

 

How do i download the tracks after having subscribed?

Once the subscription purchased you will be able to download the files and the certificates individually for each track by browsing into the music categories.

How many time is the license valid for the subscription?

You can download all the tracks during one year but the licenses for the tracks are valid forever. That means that even after the end of the subscription period you can use the downloaded tracks forever.

Payment

How can i pay?

I accept only payments by cards or Paypal.

My payment card is not accepted, why?

I don't have control other the payment process, if you card is refused then try with another card or pay with a Paypal account.

How will the charge appear on my credit card statement?

If you choose the payment by Card the transaction will appears on your statement as "TISS. Music" or "Ben TISS. Music EI"

Technical

Can i download your music from an ipad or an iphone?

No, you will need to use a computer.

YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK COPYRIGHT CLAIMS

What do i do if i have a copyright claim on Youtube or Facebook?

Youtube & Facebook use a recognition software that scans the music in your video to see if you used copyrighted material. I do not register my tracks in this system so if you have a claim it is whether a "false positive" (the software is wrong) or that someone try to steal my music.
Please do the following:

  • Contest the Claim! Do not remove your video. If Facebook warns you may be using copyrighted content, choose to upload your video anyway.
  • When Youtube ask you for a reason check: "I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material"
  • In the comments put a link where you have downloaded the track. If you have bought a license attach your license certificate.
  • Contact me with all the details about the claim: track title, composer, name, company, label that have registered the track. This way I can do something on my side if someone is trying to steal my work.