Audio Works (including but not limited to Music, Stingers, Sound Effects and Loops) from Machinimasound are divided into two categories, Free and Premium. Our Free Audio Works are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0), whereas our Premium Audio Works are released under our own Royalty Free license.

Both licenses are available here on this page, and furthermore the Premium Audio Works license will automatically be sent to you in PDF format with the “Order Confirmation” when purchasing any Premium Audio Work.

Free Audio Works License (Creative Commons CC-BY)

Our free audio works are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) which permits you to download the audio and to:

  • Share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • Adapt – remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the Following Condition

Attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

Regarding Attribution

Attribution simply means giving us ( credit. Depending on the medium you publish your work on, possibilities for attribution can vary. As a rule of thumb, it needs to be clear to the viewer where the music came from.
For something like YouTube and Vimeo, putting the title of the work, the composer and Machinimasound in the description of the video will suffice.

Attribution Example:

Music used: Pitch Black by Jens Kiilstofte |
licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (

Machinimasound Premium Music License

Royalty Free Music & Audio Works sold by Machinimasound are licensed to you with a lifetime, single-site, non-transferable synchronization license for use in audio/visual media.

This license authorizes you to:

Synchronize the music in timed relation with other audio/visual content, as many times, in as many unique productions as you wish, in perpetuity.

Synchronize the music in timed relation with other audio/visual content and broadcast/display such content on any media platform and broadcast application, known and unknown without any limitations.

Assign these rights to a Distributor of your synchronized projects.

Monetize any Machinimasound Premium music, validly purchased by you, in any video displayed on the Internet, including any and all video-sharing websites when said music is synchronized in timed relation with other audio/visual content.


You may not in any way redistribute, sell, sublicense, loan, give, or transfer any part of the contents to a third-party through any and all mediums known and unknown.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Machinimasound and all its affiliates, employees, directors, officers and agents (“The ones indemnified”) for any
and all losses, damages, liabilities, claims, costs or expenses incurred directly or indirectly by “The Ones Indemnified” in connection with the use of the contents for any unlawful,
unauthorized or prohibited use.

If you have any questions regarding the licenses on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the email address in our site footer. We want to help!