Our Licenses

On this page you can find useful links for our license agreements and FAQs concerning these. You can read our full license agreements on the following links:

Social Media

Guided Meditations

Short Films

Indie Games

Documentary Films

FAQ - General Questions

Do I have to give you credits for using your music in my project?

Yes, providing credits is mandatory when using our music. Both the composer, Peder B. Helland, and Soothing Relaxation AS need to be mentioned in the credits.

The credits can for instance be written like this: "Music title; Written by Peder B. Helland; Licensed by Soothing Relaxation AS."

A link to soothingrelaxation.com in the credits is appreciated, but it's not mandatory.

Is your music registered in the Content ID system on YouTube?

To protect our work and our customers from fraudulent actors, our music is registered in the Content ID system. This means that an automatic copyright claim may be placed on your video on YouTube. If you receive such a claim, please send us the link along with some proof of purchase (your email address, license confirmation or transaction number) and we will promptly remove the copyright claim from your video.

What kind of content is not allowed with your licenses?

Our music can in general not be used in combination with material that is punishable, pornographic, graphically violent or derogatory towards any nationality, race, religion, political belief or sexual orientation.

Where can I read the full license agreements?

You can read the full license agreements at the links above.

FAQ - Social Media

How can I use the music with this license?  

With this license, you can use the licensed music in one video that you share on social media. Some of the most popular social platforms include YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitch. Your video can be monetized on these platforms as long as you abide by the license terms.

These types of videos are not allowed to make with this license:

  1. Videos where the main focus is on the music. For instance, you cannot make videos similar to the videos on Soothing Relaxation's channel (the main focus of these videos are to relax with the music). In general, your viewers should watch your videos because of your original content, not the music.
  2. Pornographic or sexual videos.  
  3. Videos with excessive and/or graphical violence. 
  4. Videos that are hateful or derogatory towards any nationality, race, religion, political belief or sexual orientation.
  5. Videos that don't abide by YouTube's community guidelines.

Furthermore, the title of the video cannot include any of the following terms or phrases:

    1. The title of the licensed music
    2. The composer's name (Peder B. Helland)
    3. Our company name or trademarks (Soothing Relaxation)
    4. Any description of the music (e.g. "relaxing music", "piano music", "music for relaxation" etc.)
      1. If you want to add terms like this to your video title, it's highly likely that your video falls in category 1) above (and is therefore not allowed).

How am I allowed to use the music in my video?

There are some restrictions you need to follow if you purchase this license.

These types of videos are not allowed to make with this license:

  1. Videos where the main focus is on the music. For instance, you cannot make videos similar to the videos on Soothing Relaxation's channel (the main focus of these videos are to relax with the music). In general, your viewers should watch your videos because of your original content, not the music.
  2. Pornographic or sexual videos.  
  3. Videos with excessive and/or graphical violence. 
  4. Videos that are hateful or derogatory towards any nationality, race, religion, political belief or sexual orientation.
  5. Videos that don't abide by YouTube's community guidelines.

Furthermore, the title of the video cannot include any of the following terms or phrases:

    1. The title of the licensed music
    2. The composer's name (Peder B. Helland)
    3. Our company name or trademarks (Soothing Relaxation)
    4. Any description of the music (e.g. "relaxing music", "piano music", "music for relaxation" etc.)
      1. If you want to add terms like this to your video title, it's highly likely that your video falls in category 1) above (and is therefore not allowed).

Is paid social media boosting allowed with this license?

Yes, we place no restrictions on our license concerning paid social media boosting.

Can I buy this license for a guided meditation?

If you only intend to publish your guided meditation as a video on social media platforms, you can do this with our social media license. However, you should consider the "Guided Meditation" license for ultimate flexibility - with that license you can sell, offer downloads and license the guided meditation to third parties (+ more).

FAQ - Guided Meditation

What is your definition of a "guided meditation"?

In our standard license for guided meditations, we have defined a guided meditation to be "an audio recording designed for meditation, self-help or relaxation, with an added spoken voice-over".

Can I use the music outside of the guided meditation?

No, the music can only be used in the background of a guided meditation. You are not allowed to share, distribute, sell or give away the original music file under any circumstances.

Can the guided meditation contain parts without any voice-over (only music)?

The guided meditation can contain parts without any voice-over, as long as the there is a voice-over for at least 1/2 of the total duration. For example: a 30 minutes long guided meditation can contain a total of 15 minutes without a voice-over.

Are subliminal recordings allowed?

No, subliminal recordings are not allowed.

As written in the contract: The spoken voice-over in the Final Product must be easily audible for the average human ear, meaning that 'subliminal recordings' or similar are not allowed.

In what ways am I allowed to modify the music for my guided meditation?

You are allowed to:

- trim and loop the music
- add fading effects to the music
- add binaural beats or isochronic tones
- add nature sounds

You are not allowed to:

- sing over the music
- add musical instrumentals or synths

Do I have to give you credits for the music in my project?

Yes, providing credits is mandatory when using our music. Both the composer, Peder B. Helland, and Soothing Relaxation AS need to be mentioned in the credits.

The credits can for instance be written like this: "Music title; Written by Peder B. Helland; Licensed by Soothing Relaxation AS."

A link to soothingrelaxation.com in the credits is appreciated, but it's not mandatory.

Can I use the music in multiple guided meditations?

No, this license applies only to a single guided meditation. If you want to make another guided meditation with the same music, you have to purchase a new license.

Can I release the guided meditation as a video on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Instagram etc.?

Yes, you can freely synchronize your guided meditation with a video and release it on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Instagram etc. You can monetize these videos as you please.

Is your music registered in the Content ID system on YouTube?

To protect our work and our customers from fraudulent actors, our music is registered in the Content ID system. This means that an automatic copyright claim may be placed on your video on YouTube. If you receive such a claim, please send us the link along with some proof of purchase (your email address, license confirmation or transaction number) and we will promptly remove the copyright claim from your video.

 

Can I sell the guided meditation digitally? What about CDs?

Yes, you can freely sell the guided meditation both digitally and as physical CDs if you'd like.

Can I license the guided meditation to a third party?

Yes, you can license the guided meditation to a third party as long as the third party adheres to the terms in our license agreement. It's your responsibility to make sure that the third party is aware of and follows the terms. For example: if you license the guided meditation to a meditation app, the app still needs to credit us for the music.

FAQ - Short Film

What is your definition of a short film?

We use the following definition for a short film: "A short film is a motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film."

What kinds of short films can I make with your music?

The purpose of this license is to provide music that can be used as background music to complement short films with a story line, not to be the focus of the short film. As it's written in the license agreement: "The Licensed Material may not be used in a production wherein the main focus is on the Licensed Material."

For example, you cannot under this license make videos similar to the videos on Soothing Relaxation. First of all, they do not go under the definition of a short film, and secondly the main focus of the videos is on the music.

Are YouTube videos considered as short films?

YouTube videos are in most cases not considered as short films and are therefore not covered by this license. If you produce a short film and use our music, you are however welcome to distribute it on YouTube.

Can my short film be submitted to festivals with this license?

Yes, you can submit your short film to as many film festivals as you'd like.

Can my short film be theatrically released and shown in cinemas?

Yes, your short film can be theatrically released with this license.

FAQ - Indie Game

How can I use the music with this license?  

With this license, you can use the licensed music in one indie game. We use Wikipedia’s definition of an indie game for this license: “games typically created by individuals or smaller development teams without the financial support of a large publisher”.

What is considered to be an indie game?

We use Wikipedia’s definition of an indie game for this license: “games typically created by individuals or smaller development teams without the financial support of a large publisher”.

 

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