- Creative Commons License: Creative Commons licenses are copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.
- Paid licenses:
To use these songs buyers have to pay license fees to the artist. Common uses are freestyles over beats, sampling, or remixing. Please note that we display the licensing terms in simplified form here,
but we do NOT handle the financial transaction or file delivery. The most common way is for the artist to arrange for payment through PayPal, then deliver the file to the customer.
Again, we show this for information only.
Allow commercial uses of this song?
The licensor permits others to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, including for commercial purposes.
The licensor permits others to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work for non-commercial purposes only.
Allow adaptations of this song to be shared?
The licensor permits others to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, as well as make and distribute derivative works based on it.
Yes, as long as others share alike
The licensor permits others to create and distribute derivative works, but only under the same or a compatible license.
The licensor permits others to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, but not distribute derivative works based on it.
The seller still retains full ownership and all rights to the song. He/she can sell non-exclusive licenses to as many people as he/she likes.
After selling an exlusive license the seller can no longer license the song to anyone else. The buyer purchases all rights to the song, as a "work made for hire".
What about other licenses?
These settings are meant to be guidelines for users. So they are intentionally simplified, and don't include ready-made contracts. Artists are encouraged to fill out this information and then add more complete licensing information on their own band/artist page.