How to Attribute ccMixter Tracks on YouTube

Creative Commons Tracks are Free - When You Give Credit

ccMixter.org offers over 30,000 original tracks that can be used freely in YouTube videos, remixes, mobile apps, games, and more. Depending on which Creative Commons license the artist has designated, some tracks can even be used commerically (CC BY but not CC BY NC)! The only requirement? Attribution.


  CC BY                     CC BY NC
Allows Commercial Use          Noncomercial Use Only

How do you Attribute?

1. GIVE CREDIT. Be sure to give credit in the video or app or game itself. Attribution is currency! For example, if you use cafe connection by morgantj, Attribute in the actual video or game or app: 

Music "cafe connection" by morgantj featuring Morusque
Available at ccMixter.org http://ccmixter.org/files/morgantj/18947
Under CC BY license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

2. LINK BACK. Attribution requires you link back and helps the artist get credit. For example, in the YouTube description field or on the webpage where you embed your video or have folks download your app, the Attribution link should like this:

Music "cafe connection" by morgantj featuring Morusque
Available at ccMixter.org http://ccmixter.org/files/morgantj/18947
Under CC BY license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

3. NAME THE LICENSE. Include the type of the CC license designed for the track, and link to it. The examples above do that on the last line. This explains to others how CC licenses work. 

dig. ccmixter.org

It is simple to utilize the free music library at ccMixter.org, so start digging! Just remember, Attribution -- giving credit -- is what makes it possible for these artists to give their music away. Yep, Attribution is the new currency. 

Here's a slideshow that explains a little about Creative Commons and Fair Use. Check it out!

 
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