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    Can I play any of these sounds on the background of my podcast although its monetized?


    Hi everyone! my podcast is monetized and if I use any of these sounds, would I have to credit every artist on the description of my podcast episode? or am I just free to use this and do not have to credit every single song? I want to make sure I'm following the laws!

    Thank you all!

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    Hi there

    To put it in simple terms:

    Look at the Creative Commons license for each sound you want to use. View this on both the search results and a sound's details page.

    CC-Zero license = use freely without crediting author

    CC-BY (attribution) = use freely but you must attribute (credit) the author

    CCBY-NC (non commercial) = use restricted to non-commercial projects only / you MUST credit author

    If you don't want to bother crediting at all then use only CC0 sounds. You can filter the search by using the filter options on the right hand side of the search page.

    To view the Creative Commons guidelines on ideal attribution please visit the following page:

    Creative Commons - Best practices for attribution

    I hope this was helpful smile


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    I need real sound

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    My advice if you need real sounds, go and buy a Linear PCM Recorder (I use an Olympus LS-14) and go and record your sounds. Stop relying on other people to take their precious time and go and do your work for you. While I have no problem sharing my recording, I get paid to do sound design for theatre, so you are literally asking me to give you my product for free. If I've already been paid for the sounds I made a few times, I gladly turn them over to CC with attribution, because that is how I make money.

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    Lord-Imperor wrote:
    Stop relying on other people to take their precious time and go and do your work for you.

    So what's the point of Freesound then if it's not to use other people's work and credit them for it?

    You know, not everyone who uses this site is a contributor and that's absolutely fine. I can see you have downloaded quite a number of sounds so you shouldn't be too quick to judge.

    Just a thought smile


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