Are you using Creative Commons licensed music? Do you know how to attribute the music?
If not then read on.
Attributing CC licensed music is about giving credit to the original and you are legally obliged to do so. But many people don’t know how this is done. Let me show you how.
Look For Instructions.
Many netlabels/websites using Creative Commons give instructions on how they expect their works to be credited.
If they do it will usually be on the download, FAQ, Copyright, TOS or About pages.
Follow the instructions given by them as sometimes they are simpler than what you are required to do set out in the CC license itself.
Rule of Thumb.
If there are no rules set out by the label/website then you must follow this basic guide.
You must include the name of the track and the name of the artist followed by the name of the label or website and the version of the Creative Commons license used.
There must also be a link back to both the web page you got it from and a link to the CC License.
If using tracks in a video it is also a requirement that you give credit in the actual video itself.
You must also put full credits in CD inlay cards/booklets if you create a compilation CD.
Hopefully you will now have enough information to help you give proper credit to your favourite Creative Commons licensed tracks.
Things change in regards to CC licenses and this article will be amended as a result when it happens and when new informations comes to light.
If you have any questions then please ask below in the comments section.
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FL Studio Mobile Add Audio Recording.
The new version of FL Studio Mobile has added audio recording for all you mad vocalists and sound recording enthusiasts.
I have been mucking around with this the past couple of days and while it isn’t perfect I am really surprised with the sound quality of the resulting audio, even though I use a Galaxy S4.
I can see many fun days ahead.
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Oh yeah, the FBI use hotmail don’t they.
Scotland Decides - My Country Makes Its Big Vote
Time has come for my beautiful country of Scotland to decide whether to leave or stay with the UK.
Whatever your decision, make sure you use your head to do it. Do not make your religion, football team or even your family make your decision for you. It has to be what you feel is best for our country, Scotland.
Respect other peoples decisions, do not fall out with each other because of it.
Hopefully, we will get a better and brighter Scotland whichever way the Independence referendum goes.
The battle between these Disney and Deadmau5 has been going since Deadmau5 filed his mouse type logo as a trademark.
Disney are battling to stop it as they say it is too similar to their Mickey Mouse trademark.
Should it bother you?
Only if you are in the business of creating intellectual property.
I have seen several cases of companies get taken to court over logos which look “similar” to other companies trademarks.
With this case, the Deadmau5 logo doesn’t look the same but because it is the shape of a mouse with round ears Disney are saying it looks too similar.
How on earth they think people can confuse the two is way beyond me.
If Disney win, then I can see many other logos having to be redesigned.
Soundcloud Introduces Monetization - More Acts Leave
As soon as Soundcloud implements new changes EDM artists and DJ’s announce they are leaving. And it’s happening again with its latest change to start monetizing tracks by playing adverts before the track begins playing.
It wasn’t all that long ago Soundcloud decided to let one of the big labels back door access to the site so they could do mass take downs of audio that they felt infringed on their copyright.
So what I want to know is, will these changes kill Soundcloud? Have you left Soundcloud? Have you had music taken down? Are you bothered at all?
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Oo-er, my phone is starting to get seperation anxiety.
Do You Want Your Music Shared To As Many People As Possible?
Then use Creative Commons. They have different licenses covering different uses. The best ones to use are CC BY and CC BY NC.
Go check them out.
Too right, if you want to blast your music shared or remixed like mad.