Using Miracle Of Sound music in your streams & videos!
Updated: Dec 19, 2021
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!
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!
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. However you MUST contact me before doing this in order to organise splits and get my approval. This is especially important for remixes, because those infringe on both songwriting copyright and recording (mechanical) copyright.
Do NOT list Miracle Of Sound as a featured artist on your cover version, or on your remix. But DO credit me as the writer.
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.
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 email@example.com.