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Using the music

The music on kjartan-abel.com (*.mp3 / *.wav downloadable files) is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 4.0 International License (CC BY SA 4.0) unless stated otherwise. This means you can adapt and use my music in your project (including commercial projects) without obtaining permission from me, as long as I am properly credited.

License restrictions

My music can’t be resold on its own; it has to be combined with other media (e.g. film).

Remixes are allowed with proper credit, but the music CANNOT be submitted to audio fingerprinting services like YouTube Content ID or Facebook via music distribution services like Distrokid or Amuse.io. This is necessary to avoid illegal copyright claims against YouTube videos (and other similar uses) that feature music from my CC-BY library.

You may not release my music on CD Baby, TuneCore or similar services that enroll audio in content id programs.

Using my music without giving credit is prohibited

If you are working on a project which cannot provide attribution (for example, a television commercial), the CC-BY license will not apply, and you will need to purchase a license. The type of license you’ll need is determined by the scope of your project and how you intend to use the music. (Send med a request)

Kjartan Abel is a sound designer, music composer and immersive installation artist. His art explores the connection between technology and creativity, combining digital tools with traditional media. Kjartan Abel graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art with an MFA in Fine Art Media and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Kingston University. Kjartan Abel also composes original music and soundscapes for a variety of media projects, including YouTube videos, podcasts, television shows, games, art installations and for feature films. Creatively influenced by the likes of Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, KOTO, Laserdance, and Røyksopp, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk to name a few. Visit the Music Library for more details!