A FEW WORDS ABOUT SONG USE IN VIDEOS
hi. while i appreciate that people want to use my songs in videos, it's gotten to a point where i receive just too many e-mails about them, and it's getting harder to reply to them all, especially since most of them are about the same misunderstandings. i hope that this will help understand a bit better how it works.
first of all, about the "will not appear in vimeo" that is included in the license, this simply means my music does not appear in the vimeo music store. it does not mean however that you are not allowed to upload videos on Vimeo that contain my music.
my music otherwise, is under a creative commons attribution-noncommercial-sharealike license. i cannot stress the non-commercial part enough, i do not want my music associated with anything that has to do with selling a product, promotion of corporations/companies, for-profit campaigns etc... only in the cases where it is more benefitial to a cause or reason, than simply generating money am i willing to waive the conditions of the license, therefore in that case, an e-mail would be appreciated.
finally, this is a more personal aspect to the song uses, but let's say that over the years my feelings about them have been mixed. while most fill me with joy that my music is being used for something creative and/or impacting, others can make me a bit annoyed that it is being used in something that doesn't really fit with the context, or that it seems really out of place. it's a hard aspect to talk about, because i don't want to control who can use my music or not, it should be free for anybody to use it as they wish, but i guess that, as a music maker, i can only ask that you do not use my songs as "background music", an accessory to your videos in a way. song uses should have meaning, audio and visual should benefit one another. there's no real point to music if it's to be talked over or used to fill missing spaces. i uploaded my music on here because i wanted it to be more accessible for listens, not really with song uses in mind. i'm not saying do not use my music in your videos, but please consider that i'm sensible to what it is being used in, and how. thank you.
if you still would prefer to talk to me about a song use, or just to say hello, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
it was not my intention to put off everyone from contacting me with those long paragraphs, just to minimize common e-mails
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