#1 – Downloaded mp3 files
All mp3 recordings here on the website are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license. This means you can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. You may also remix, transform, and build upon the material however you like. So long as you give credit to “Blue Dot Sessions” and the music isn’t used in a commercial project.
All wav files purchased and downloaded through the site are available for use more broadly. Instead of licensing track by track, we treat the entire recording session as a single “album” to license. We do this because often a project benefits from having a cohesive group of recordings with same instrumentation, performers and composers. Also having licensed a sessions with us, a creator/editor has a bigger palette of sounds to work with in the case of edits or adaptations to the work. Plus, licensing a series of short recordings is tedious, it might seem like a waste to license tracks that you don’t use, but think of it as a little extra.
Each license applies to a single project. and recordings cannot be used on multiple projects under the same license. We offer three different levels to cover your project:
BASIC: This covers projects with a budget under $500, this can include personal projects, internet videos and the like. Budget includes all fees and costs associated with creating your project/media. Physical copies/reproductions are limited to 100 copies.
STANDARD: This covers projects with a budget under 10K. Most commercial videos or videos created by or for a small organization/non-profit fall under this category. Physical copies/reproductions are limited to 5,000 copies.
PRO: This covers projects with a budget under 100K. Indie films and mid-large scale commercial projects generally use this. Physical copies/reproductions are limited to 100,000 copies.
If you have any questions about the licensing of our recordings please let us know.