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Frequently Asked Questions
If you can’t find the answer you are looking for below, please feel free to contact us for helpful advice.
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What is royalty free music?
Royalty free music is music that you can legally use for commercial purposes without having to pay any ongoing fees. Royalty free music costs more than normal music, but the price includes a one-time license fee that allows you to use the music to create products and services that earn you money, for example, hypnosis & meditation recordings, YouTube videos or software applications. You can also play royalty free music at your place of business without having to pay any performing rights fees. For full details on what you can and can’t do with our music, please read our license terms.
What does it cost to get a license for your music?
The price of the license is included in the price of the music. There are no additional fees. Simply browse any music page on Enlightened Audio and you will see prices beneath the album artwork.
Try this page of royalty free meditation music for example:
If you think you will need more than 1 or 2 music tracks and would like to take advantage of the huge discounts we offer, we recommend purchasing a store credit discount pack first. Please click here for more information.
What do I need to do in order to legally use your music in my recording?
You can simply purchase and download music from our website like you would from any other music website. You don’t need to do anything special. Your invoice and a copy of our standard license agreement will be all you need to prove that you have the legal right to use our music. You’ll receive an invoice immediately after purchase, and our license agreement is available on the following web page: www.enlightenedaudio.com/music-license
We keep detailed, long term records of all purchases, so even if you lost your records and needed to prove that you have the right to use our music, we’ve got you covered.
Can I use your music to create . . . ?
One of the most common questions we are asked is, “Can I use your royalty free meditation music to create
I want to create one
CD’s with two tracks on it. Do I have to pay for the royalty free music twice?
Certainly not. You can use your royalty free music to create as many tracks as you like. You can also use it to create an unlimited number of different spoken word recordings and you can sell an unlimited number of those recordings as CDs or digital downloads.
I have used your music in the background of my meditation CD. Can I now sell it on iTunes?
Yes indeed. Once you have created your own recording by adding your voice to our music you can sell as many CD’s or MP3’s as you like. Sell them on iTunes, on Amazon, on your own website, through a retail outlet…wherever you like! Your recording belongs to you, so there are no restrictions on where you sell it or how many copies you sell.
Can I embed your music
in my website?
Unfortunately not. If you made our music playable on your website, then your visitors could use your website as a free music player and this is not permitted. Our license terms do not allow people to sell or stream our music by itself (i.e without the addition of a voiceover).
Can I purchase
CD’s of your music?
Our music is delivered via download only, but don’t forget, you can always burn your own CDs with our music once you have downloaded it. It must be said that we greatly prefer downloads to CDs. Not only do digital downloads cost less, we are able to deliver them to you instantly so there’s no waiting for CDs to arrive in the mail.
Digital downloads are also much better for the environment. In addition to the plastics that go into CD production, various carbon emitting vehicles are required to transport CDs to you, whereas digital downloads require just a tiny amount of electricity from your computer. So while we do understand that some people still prefer the familiarity of CDs, the simple truth is that they are more expensive, slower to deliver and more damaging to our planet.
I need to purchase music on behalf of a client – can I do that?
Yes of course. To purchase music for a client, simply log out and create a new account that is registered under your client’s name. Any music purchased using this account will automatically be licensed to that client. You can create separate accounts for as many clients as you need to. We recommend that you provide each of your clients with their account login information and a copy of our license terms. For further information on how we handle licensing, please click here.
Please keep in mind that you cannot use the music you purchase to create products for multiple clients. You must purchase music for each individial client, even if they want to use the same music that you purchased for someone else.
Is there anything that I cannot use your music for?
There are a few things that are not allowed. You cannot sell our music in its original form. For example, you cannot sell our music or make it available to download for free from your website, you cannot create CDs with our music without a voiceover and you cannot use our music in a software app that can play the music without a voiceover. You can’t mix our music with other music or add musical instrumentation to it.
Can I mix your music into my music?
No. You cannot buy our music, then add your own music to it, and then treat that as your own music. This is known as “creating a derived work” and it is not permitted. You are allowed to edit and alter the music you purchase from us by adding elements such as fade ins & fade outs, by looping the music or cutting it or by adding a vocal performance or nature sounds.
Can I mix nature sounds into your music?
Absolutely. This is exactly what our nature sounds were designed for. You can use any nature sounds you like (even nature sounds that you purchased elsewhere). However, you cannot mix our music with nature sounds and then sell that recording without a voiceover. Remember – all our music and nature sounds are to be used as background music only – you cannot resell our audio productions in their original form and you cannot use them to create derived works.
When I receive my music, what format will it be in?
For your convenience, you will receive your music in two formats:
(a) Uncompressed WAV files, 16-bit / 44 kHz. These are equivalent to CD quality sound and are the best choice if you want to burn a CD with your music or use your music in a studio production.
(b) 320 kbps MP3. These files are smaller in size to WAV files and are the best option if you want to copy your music to a portable media player.
Both of these formats
What’s better; WAV files or MP3 files?
WAV files are the highest quality audio files and are sonically identical to a CD. They are higher quality than MP3 files. However, our MP3 files are VERY high quality as well, and as a
What is the loop length of your music?
Many of our music productions are very long, but this does not mean that we create
We take this approach to ensure that your music is as expressive and enriching as possible, but without going off on any unexpected tangents – exactly what you need for
How does the download process work?
As soon as your payment is received, you will be directed to a page that contains links to download your music. You will also receive an email that contains a link to your downloads. All you need to do is click on the download links and then save the files to your computer. The files you will download are in zip file format. Once downloaded, simply double-click the zip file to open it and reveal the audio files inside.
You can also return to Enlightened Audio at any time in the future, log in to your account and download your music again – as many times as you want.
Should you ever have a problem with a download (a rare event) please feel free to contact us for support. We will attend to you promptly and will make sure that you receive everything you ordered.
I’m trying to download my purchase, but it’s not working. What’s wrong?
Problems like this are rare, but they can happen from time to time. Our music files are stored on some of the world’s most reliable and fastest servers with a guaranteed uptime of over 99.9%. So if you ever find that your music is downloading very slowly, or not at all, this is probably due to a temporary disruption to the internet service in your local area or a temporary problem with your personal computer. Sometimes these problems go away by themselves and your download will speed up over time. Sometimes these problems are resolved simply by restarting your computer or switching to an alternative web browser. If you have problems downloading, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have never failed to deliver music to our customers, not once ever.
How big are the music downloads and how long do they take?
This will all depend on the speed of your internet connection and the size of the file you are trying to download. Our music files are high quality and fairly large, with the largest being around 750MB in size. With a fast internet connection (more than 20 mbps) these can be downloaded in a few minutes. With a very slow connection (less than 2 mbps), they might take up to an hour or two.
Can I download your music to my iPad or iPhone?
Apple mobile devices like iPads and iPhones are not capable of downloading music files from any source other than iTunes. This means that you can’t download music from our website directly to your Apple mobile device. The solution is quite simple though. Follow these steps to transfer your music to your mobile device:
1. Download your music to a proper desktop computer/laptop.
2. Unzip the music file to reveal the MP3 and WAV audio inside.
3. Drag one of these audio files into your iTunes library.
4. Sync your iTunes library with your mobile device.
You can then play the music using iTunes on your iPad or iPhone.
Can I download samples of your music?
You sure can. While browsing any of our music, simply right click on the “sample” icon and then select either “Save As” or “Save File As” or Save Linked File As”. (This will vary depending on which internet browser you are using). You can then save the music sample to your computer.
Do I have to credit you?
Can I monetize YouTube videos that I create with your music?
Yes – you may run ads on YouTube videos that include our music in the background. Please note that you must credit the composer, Christopher Lloyd Clarke, in your video’s description with an active link to his website. For example, “Music by Christopher Lloyd Clarke https://www.christopherlloydclarke.com.” This is outlined in our license terms under the subheading “Providing a credit”. Please also note that “music only” videos are not permitted. Any video you create must include a voiceover or alternatively it must include
I used your music in a YouTube video, now YouTube is claiming copyright infringement. What next?
This is nothing to worry about. You CAN use the music you purchased from us in YouTube videos. YouTube Copyright Violation Notices are quite common and are easily resolved. YouTube uses automated software to scan the content of its videos and if it detects that the music in your video is the same as some music that belongs to a third party, it will automatically initiate a Copyright Violation Notice. Obviously, if you have purchased royalty free music then you do have the right to use it in YouTube videos so you can usually dismiss these violation notices from your YouTube account with just a few mouse clicks. Simply log in to your YouTube account, go to your video manager and click on the link related to the copyright notice. You’ll often see this written as “Matched third party content”. Follow the links to dispute this claim and YouTube will withdraw the claim soon thereafter.
For further information, check out this great article: How to resolve YouTube copyright notifications.
I run a non-profit organization. Can I have a special discount?
We offer discounts to everyone, not just non-profit organizations. You can find out more about our discounts here: https://enlightenedaudio.com/discounts
So many of our customers are non-profit organizations and other other charitable foundations that we have already adjusted our prices and discounts to take this into account. No additional discounts are available.
I want to make a video or recording with your music and give it away for free. If I credit you can I have the music for free?
Unfortunately not. We rely on your financial support to be able to continue making beautiful music. Without
Please note that providing a credit is a standard requirement of our license terms. So if you use our music to create a recording or video then you must credit the composer (Christopher Lloyd Clarke) even if you plan to share your recording or video for free.
Do you plan to make a YouTube video with your recording? Here’s a helpful tip. Keep in mind that you can offset the cost of our music by allowing occasional ads on your YouTube videos. Many people monetize their videos these days. It’s a great way to earn revenue without actually charging your viewers. How much you earn depends largely on how many times your video is viewed, so there are no guarantees, but if your view count is strong then
Can you compose original music for me?
At this point in