Friday, 21 February 2014

Royalty-Free Music For Short Films, Monetized Youtube-Videos & Games

Royalty-free music:
I have decided to let all of you use my music (more royalty-free music that I have composed can also be found on my second channel here) for free in all of your independent projects (videos, short films, games etc.*), both commercial and noncommercial projects! The only requirement is that you credit me properly. My name is Peder B. Helland. If you use my music in a Youtube-video, the minimum is that you leave a link to the piece used (for instance: "Music by Peder B. Helland: <link to the piece you have used>") in the description of your video. This also applies to other sites where it is a description area (DailyMotion, Vimeo etc.). In projects where you don't have a description area or where it's not natural to leave URLs, you must credit me with my name (Peder B. Helland). 

I'd love to get links to projects where my music has been used, so please let me know! :-) You can post on my Facebook-page (feel free to leave a 'like' as well) or comment below on this post. Thank you very much for subscribing to my Youtube-channel. You can also support me on Patreon if you want to (thank you so much if you do!). 

The main places you can download my music can be found by clicking on these links: Itunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. If you are interested in my scary music, I recommend buying my album called Ominous Wind where I have collected my best scary & suspenseful music: Itunes and Bandcamp.
Although it's not required to buy my music, it's highly appreciated and makes it possible for me to let people like you use my music for free. The "normal" in the industry is that the user pays the composer for permission/a license.
Thank you very much!

If you have any questions or want to contact me, you can send me an email at

Warning: *Common sense applies to the usage of my music. For instance: you can't sell my music, pretend that it's yours etc. Here are some examples of what I do not allow: 

  • You can't use my music in your own compositions/songs or anything related to music production without my permission. 
  • I do not allow usage of my music in pornographic content. 
  • You cannot upload a video just featuring my music (or maybe my music with a picture), with the purpose of getting views by targeting keywords related to music (it might be okay in certain circumstances, but you have to get my permission). For instance: 
    • It's not okay to upload a video called for example Sad Instrumental Music and including a music piece of mine.
If you are uncertain, the best thing to do is contacting me.

Please respect the instructions on this page. I may take action if you don't. Lastly: the instructions and requirements for using my music in new projects may change in the future, so come back here once in a while to check whether you can use my music in a future project as well.

Best of luck to all of you! 
~Peder B. Helland