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Using Miracle Of Sound music in your streams & videos!

Updated: Jun 28




I have very simple, clear conditions for use of my songs in Youtube videos, covers, social media and streams – I support and encourage creativity and effort while I’m not ok with copying or stealing.


Below are the dos & don’ts and the conditions for using MOS songs in your own creative works. Be cool, show mutual respect and we’re gonna be all good & avoid issues. 



Mutual respect FTW!



Streaming/Twitch:


My songs are free to use on Twitch streams. By far the best way to do this is through Pretzel Rocks, as it means I get paid for it :) https://www.pretzel.rocks/


If you're not on Pretzel, you can still use my songs. All I ask is that you credit them properly and tell your audience where to find me - send some new fans my way!



Cover Versions:


If you make a cover version of my song, please title it in your video: [Song name] by Miracle Of Sound - Cover by [Your name].


The best way to publish covers of my songs is through Distrokid.com - through their website you can organise an automatic royalty split with me and we won't need to spend time on legal stuff.


If you post the cover to social media like Tiktok, Twitter etc... please make sure to tag my social media account in your post - it's always @miracleofsound or miracleofsound. I'm an independent solo artist and I can't afford to have my songs & hard work going viral for other people without them giving me any credit. Mutual respect leads to good karma in the music world.




Videos:



If you use my music in your Youtube video, there is a chance you will receive a copyright claim from Tunecore, Pretzel or Interstreet Recordings. This is not a strike and you won't be penalised or get in trouble, but you won't be able to monetise your video and it may be monetised by Youtube on my behalf.


I previously allowed total free use of my music but unfortunately due to Youtube's broken copyright system, scam companies and thieves were able to make repeated bogus copyright claims using my songs (including making false claims on my own channel) and steal money from myself and other people using my work. The only way to prevent that is to have my music placed on Youtube's content ID system under my own publishers. If you feel a video has been unfairly claimed, contact me on Twitter or at miracleofsound@gmail.com.

1. Please credit the song clearly both in the description and in the video itself, as follows:

In the video/Stream: ‘Song: (Song title here) by Miracle Of Sound’

2. In your video description please link to the original video on my own Youtube channel and to the song on Pretzel Rocks, Spotify or Youtube.

Simple!



Radio/Podcasts:


Same again. Just let your audience know who the song is by & send some new fans my way!




Do:


- Use the songs as music for your video/podcast intro/outro.

- Have the song as the backing for your own, original video content.

- Use the songs as the background music for your stream/vlog,vid etc…

- Make your own video with subtitles as long as it has different video content from the one on my channel, not a re-upload.

- Quote my lyrics with a credit on-screen as they are quoted




Don’t:


- Re-upload my video. Zero tolerance with this one, you’ll get a copyright strike so don’t do it, you naughty scamps!

- Post ‘nightcore’ versions where your entire creative input was to speed the song up.

- Use the songs to push a hateful or discriminatory political, social or religious ideology.

- Upload the song with illegal free download links (It saddens me that I even have to point this one out)

- Upload the entire song with a still image, offering no actual creative input to the video

- Quote lyrics without crediting them on-screen



If it is for a movie, TV show, game or something to be commercially released, you will have to contact my agent: info@lisarichards.ie - but Youtube videos and twitch streams are fine with just the above credits. It’s not much to ask and due to many abuses of my goodwill, I have been forced a few times to use copyright as a means to make sure I am credited properly. I hate doing that, it makes me feel like a meanie – so please respect my wishes and you’ll be fine. :)

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