Frequently Asked Questions

This Q&A is about my Royalty Free music.

Can I use your music…

for YouTube videos? Yes, AND you can monitize the videos. Be sure to credit me.
on streaming sites? Yes. Be sure to credit me.
in live productions? Yes. Be sure to credit me.
in my store? Yes. Be sure to credit me.
as on-hold music? Yes. Be sure to credit me.
for something else? Probably. Be sure to credit me

Crediting

How do I place a credit for this music in my project?
Title Tim Beek (timbeek.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
It is important that you replace the word Title with the Actual Title of the piece that you are using!
Do I have to put the credit where people can see it?
Yes. Credits change from media to media – but in general a credit needs to be placed such that a person who wants to know where the music came from should have no difficulty in finding it. A reasonable effort may be expended (e.g. clicking on a credits option) but the credit should not be obscured.

Some common examples…
Videos YouTube and Vimeo credits can be placed in the video description or in the video itself.
Streaming On your profile page, add a “Music” section to place the credits.
Video Games Most commonly, credits are placed on a “Credits” screen found in the settings menu.
Live Production Credits should be placed in the program for the production. If no program exists, a voice announcement can be made.
Films Credits should be placed in the credits portion of the film, either before or after the main film section.
Podcast/Audio Production Credits should be voiced – usually at the end of the production.
TV/Radio Ads It is more common to purchase a “Standard License“, but credits may be shown visually in the production, or done as a voice-over in audio-only media.
Music on Hold It is more common to purchase a “Phone System License“, but it is possible to record a voice-over for each piece of music used.
Background Music It is more common to purchase a “Retail Location License“, but credits may be posted in a public area of the retail space.
What if I cannot credit you?
If you are interested in using a piece in a television broadcast or radio commercial, or some other format where credits are impossible, obtain a Standard License.

Hiring / Commissions

Can you write original music for my project?
Yes. That’s what I do. Simple short scores cost less than complex long scores.
Will you score new original pieces for my project for free?
I write music for video games. You can go to my fiverr gig for more information.
I want a piece of music that sounds just like this song I have, but different enough so that I don’t have to pay licensing fees. Will you make it?
If you are working with me on fiverr you will be able to send me music examples. I can use those examples as inspiration together with the information about the project. However, keep in mind that anything I write is always original and I don’t do “sound-alikes”.

Everything Else

What software do you use?
Cubase

Is this music free to use?
Yes. An optional donation of $5 per piece used is suggested – and highly appreciated.
You do NOT need a PayPal account to make a donation! Just a credit card.





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Is this music Copyright Free?
No. All of this music is copyrighted.

Is this music in the Public Domain?
No. All of this music is copyrighted.