I want to use your music in my film. How can I do this?

Firstly, I'm honoured that you're interested in using my music. It's a great privilege for me to be able to provide music for creators across the globe to use in a huge variety of beautiful content. Any kind of public use of my music requires a license of some kind. Please get in touch via the license page to request one.


What is a license?

A license is a written document constituting an agreement between the licensee (in most cases, yourself) and James Everingham Music. This is proof that you have the right to use the music in accordance the terms specified in the agreement.


I've received a copyright claim on my video. How can I get rid of this?

Sometimes a robot will flag up a video using my music and place ads on it on myself or my publisher's behalf. Please be aware that if you own a license to the track, this is NOT a takedown notice. If you have a commercial license of any kind, please don't hesitate to send me an email with the URL of the video and I can tell this robot to cease and desist.

I'm not making any money off this film and won't be monetizing it. Can I use your music for free?

Unfortunately not. I don't make any money off my car (in fact, it costs me money to run), but I didn't tell the car dealership this and expect to get it for free. And I definitely didn't steal it. Bear in mind that for many of my tracks, the licensing procedures and the costs associated are in the control of a third party library and out of my control. Because of this I am unable to give official authorisation for free use of my music. In most cases, use of my music without a license can result in copyright strikes and takedown notices being issued by the publisher. Also, I can't pay bills with exposure and credits and I strongly believe in the value of music.


What software/hardware do you use to make your music, and what's your process?

I'm a huge nerd and therefore have outlined some of this information here.


Where can I listen to your music?

My music is available on Soundcloud, with select tracks available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Google Play and all other major stores.