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FAQ

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For Listeners

Q1. Is your music free to download?

A1. Yes. Some browsers may not allow downloads. In case, you cannot download it, contact me.

Q2. Can I download everything all at once?

A2. No, sorry I don’t provide the all-in-one-package.

Q3. How can I download the music file?

A3. Use Chrome browser on a computer.

Q4. Can I get WAV files?

A4. Yes, but due to big filesize and bandwidth limitations, I cannot make it free. , it will be $1 per beat for the same CC BY 4.0 license. Search from here, and contact me if you cannot find it. License version is also available.

For Creators Who Wants To Use My Music in Their Projects

Q1. Can I use your music in my project?

A1. Yes, all the beats under the beats category is licensed as Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. That means you will need to list me in the credits. 

See Free Download Instrumental Terms of Use.

Q2. How do I use your music in my video?

A2. Just list me in the credits anywhere the video can be seen.

However, I do not support usage on Youtube due to an existence of AI called YouTube Content ID. With the free version, we will NOT take care of any problems that may occur when using it on YouTube. If you want to use it on YouTube, please purchase a license (you can whitelist any one and only one channel).

In non-YouTube videos like Vimeo, the credits should go into the video description or somewhere inside the video.

Q3. How do I place a credit for your music in my project?

A3. Here’s the format I would like you to follow for attribution:

Music: “BEAT TITLE HERE” by Genx Beats ( https://genxbeats.com )

Link to my website should be clickable (if applicable).

Q4. What about using it in a non-video project?

A4. Go ahead. Use it in your podcasts, games, apps, whatever – as long as you give proper attribution.

Some guidelines for attribution in specific cases:

  • For advertisements, in-store music, on-hold music, you will need to purchase a license because proper attribution isn’t usually possible.
  • For movies, TV shows and other films, ending credits are fine.
  • For website background music, the attribution should be by the play/pause/etc controls, or somewhere else which makes sense in the layout design.
  • For game music, it can either be in the starting credits or the game itself as the music plays.
  • For live streaming, the credits must be placed so that a person with reasonable effort can find out about the music. Either add a “Music” section to place the credits, or the credit must be spoken, or shown on-screen as the beat is playing.
  • For podcasts, attribution should be in the podcast itself (spoken) or the show notes are fine. 

Contact me if you have a different situation or any questions.

Q5. My project is commercial. Can I use it?

A5. Yes, as long as proper attribution is given.

Q6. Can I use your music on YouTube?

A6. We do not support usage on YouTube. I really want you to be able to use it safely on YouTube, but I can’t provide it because of the existence of YouTube Content ID. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please understand.

If you are considering using it on YouTube, purchase a license (you can whitelist any one and only one channel).

Q7. Can I use your music in my NFT Project?

A7. Creation of NFT is prohibited. See this article by creative commons here, under section “Can you mint NFTs of someone else’s CC-licensed work?”. I am available for consultation, so please contact me by email.

Q8. What if I cannot credit you in my project?

A8. You must either give attribution or purchase a license.

Q9. Can I modify the music to fit my needs?

A9. Yes, you can speed up, speed down, change keys, add audio effects, truncate, add fade-ins, add fade-outs as you like.

Q10. Can I remix your beats?

A10. Yes, with some major caveats.

  • Make sure the attribution is listed anywhere the song is used. I don’t require ShareAlike, but you will need to make sure anyone who uses your work knows that attribution to me is required for any derivitives of your work.
  • You may NOT list the beat nor any derivatives for sale through Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon MP3 etc, as their services are incompatible with the Creative Commons Attribution license.
  • You may NOT submit the beat nor any derivatives to YouTube Content ID matching services.

Q11. What actions are prohibited?

A11.

  • Registration with any copyright management system, including YouTube Content ID, Facebook Music Fingerprinting, SoundCloud monetization, BeatStars Publishing is prohibited.
  • It is prohibited to register music with copyright management organizations such as JASRAC, ASCAP, BMI, IMRO.
  • Registration to music recognition systems such as Shazam is prohibited.
  • Selling the music file itself and secondary distribution of the music file are prohibited.
  • Use in videos for the purpose of introducing the song itself rather than as BGM is prohibited. We consider these videos as redistribution and will file a claim for copyright infringement.
  • It cannot be distributed on subscription-type music distribution services (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc.) because their services are incompatible with the Creative Commons Attribution license. 
  • Creation of NFT is prohibited.

Others

Q1. Why do you give your music away for free?

A1. Because I believe in free culture movements.

Q2. Is your music Copyright Free?

A2. No. All of the music is copyrighted. I just license to you under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Q3. Can you create a custom beat for my project?

A3. I don’t provide such service at this time.

Q4. Where are you from?

A4. I am from Tokyo, Japan. Now I live in Kanagawa, Japan.