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I am hoping that my music compositions will feel at home in a wide variety of applications. This is why many of compositions may be used for free. The conditions for using my music are outlined for various scenarios below.

General conditions - valid for all applications

  • The project, application or software - the product - you are going to use my music with must be a non-commercial product. It may not yield profits in any way, directly or indirectly.
  • Those developing a non-commercial product, but getting a salary in doing so, may not use any music.
  • Only the music listed in the Free Music Compositions section is available for free usage. The 'Projects' and 'Landscape' sections are stricly off limits for any kind of music usage.
  • Since you are not paying for using the music, you will not gain ownership or exclusive rights. All rights of the music will remain property of IO MUSIC CREATIONS.
  • You may not alter anything in the music compositions. This includes changing filename(s), any MIDI event in a MIDI sequence or any AUDIO data contained in the music file.
  • The music file(s) should not be made available to third parties in any way.
  • I always like to know where my music is ending up - always notify me of your plans and keep me updated about its progress.
  • I strongly object to racism or hatred, and my music may not be used for any product that promotes or endorses such ideas.
  • When in doubt, just ask and we'll work it out.

Website - background music:

  • All general conditions apply
  • You may not sell anything on your website, nor can it contain sponsored links or banners, since these make it a commercial product.
  • Write me a little note stating what songs you will be using and provide the URL address.
  • Provide fair credits on each individual page that uses the backgound music. I am not asking for anything outgageous - just fair.
  • There should also be a link to my website, which must use this URL:
    http://www.iomusic.nl
  • The credits and link could be combined, saving you space.
  • Below is a suggestion with a graphic button:
    Music by IO Music Creations

Website - Collection showcase

  • All general conditions apply
  • Write me a little note stating what songs you will be using and provide the URL address.
  • Provide credits next to the link(s) that open my music, such as 'Dragon Stance by Joris Wittenberg of IO MUSIC CREATIONS'. The words IO MUSIC CREATIONS should be a link pointing to http://www.iomusic.nl

Computergames

  • All general conditions apply
  • Send me an email with the following information:
    1. The name of the game you are planning to use the music with
    2. A short description of the game type and contents
    3. When available, a website address with information about the game
    4. A statement that game is going to be distributed as 100% freeware
    5. A couple of screenshots when available
    6. The music files you would like to use
  • Fair credits must be presented in the game. Fair meaning equal exposure as everyone else involved in the game development. Credits should read:
    Music by Joris Wittenberg (IO Music Creations)
  • A full final version of the game must be send to me on CD-ROM (other media possible) at no cost. Alternatively, a full version should be available for downloading from internet.

Presentations (video/slides/sheets/audio etc)

  • All general conditions apply
  • The presentation should contain fair credits that read Music by Joris Wittenberg (IO Music Creations). Fair means equal credit exposure to the others involved. (This also means that if there are no credits at all (something I often see in presentations), than there need not be any credits to me either.)
  • Apart from volumefades, crossfades and voice-overs the music itself may not be edited without prior permission. If you feel you need to (re)master, equalize, effect, edit, rearrange or (re)mix the music, please contact me first.

Motion pictures/TV:

  • All general conditions apply
  • Write me an email explaning the movie's title, purpose, contents and target audience.
  • The motion picture should contain fair credits. Fair means equal credit exposure everyone else involved in the production of the motion pciture. Credits should be:
    Music by Joris Wittenberg (IO Music Creations).
  • Apart from volumefades, crossfades and voice-overs the music itself may not be edited without prior permission. If you feel you need to (re)master, equalize, effect, edit, rearrange or (re)mix the music, please contact me first.
  • A full final version of the motion picture must be send on VHS video cassette to me (other media possible) at no cost.

Other

If you are not sure whether your plans fall under these categories, give me a note and we will sort it out.

Will you compose brand new music for my product?

See the contracting page for more information about this subject.



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