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Hi everyone,

I've created over 2000 tracks of original music and sound effects that you are welcome to freely use in your games and projects. All I ask is to be attributed as described on my website:

soundimage.org/

I sincerely hope some of my tracks are helpful.

Enjoy!  :-)

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Happy July Everyone,

This week’s brand new music tracks are:

On my Puzzle Music 7 page:

“QUIRKY CONSTRUCTION”
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-7/

And on my Sci-Fi 11 page:

“AN INTROSPECTIVE AUTOMATON”
“SNEAKIN’ AROUND A CYBER DUMP”
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-11/

If you happen to use some of my music, please feel free to share your project(s) if you wish…I love to see how creative people are using my tracks!

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It's great that you're supporting open licensed content creators with so much music. I would like to use some of the music that you have shared, but I have a concern.

License terms that are subjective are a risk to potential licensees. Different people might define certain terms differently, and it can be unpredictable how a court would interpret those terms. "Obscene" for example has a wide range of interpretations. "Pornographic" less so, although there is debate about how to define nudity without sexual context.

How do you personally define the words "obscene" and "pornographic"? Can you include a definition for these words in your official statements about the license, please?

Suppose that someone makes a video of 0 A.D. gameplay and uses your music as background music. And, suppose that a player used curse words in some of the chat messages that were captured by the video. Would you consider such a video to be "obscene" and therefore not allowed to use your music?

Here is another test case. Sometimes there are situations where non-soldier citizens are killed by soldiers in 0 A.D. Would you consider that obscene? Now consider that all non-soldier citizens are currently only women in the game. Do you consider it obscene if a woman is killed by a soldier in the gameplay?

Some of the units in the game have little clothing on. Where do you personally draw the line between "tight beach bod" and "pornographic"?

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If you haven't read about the obscenity court cases in the US then I recommend it, regardless of your opinions about obscenity vs censorship. It's a real eye opener about how law is interpreted, and therefore it's useful for ensuring that a license is worded in a way that is clear and unambiguous.

"Courts have attempted to define obscenity at common law with varying amounts of success; even the federal obscenity statute does not directly define “obscenity,” and obscenity laws can vary drastically from state to state."

https://digitalcommons.tourolaw.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3129&context=lawreview

http://cbldf.org/about-us/case-files/obscenity-case-files/

Search terms: comic book obscenity court cases

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Thanks for the info...I'll check it out when I get a chance. :-) The vast majority of game developers who use my tracks create games that don't have the kinds of elements in them that you mentioned, but I do get this question occasionally, usually from developers who create adult games. Generally speaking, as with films, if there is artistic merit to the element(s) in question, then I have no problem with it. If in doubt, email me with some details and I'll be happy to give it a look.

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Greetings Fellow Creatives!

I've had some questions about how to properly attribute me when using my music. It's super easy.

Let's say, for example, that you're using two of my tracks, "MIND BENDER" and "NETHERPLACE" in your project.

If you're using only my music (and not music by other artists) then you would attribute me like this:

Music by Eric Matyas
www.soundimage.org

(The reference to my website doesn't have to be an actual link.)

Now, let's say you're using those two tracks of mine AND music by another artist or artists. In this case, you need to identify my tracks so people know which ones are mine. So you need to attribute me like this:

"MIND BENDER"
"NETHERPLACE"
by Eric Matyas
www.soundimage.org

(Again, the reference to my website doesn't have to be an actual link.)

All of this information can be found on the attribution information page on my site:

https://soundimage.org/attribution-info/

There's also information about how to attribute me in other kinds of projects, like podcasts, theater productions, etc.

If anyone has any  questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. My email address is on the homepage of my site.

Enjoy and keep creating!  :-)

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Greetings Fellow Creatives,

Please don't forget about my Ogg music packs. Each pack contains all of my tracks to date from my most popular genres:

Fantasy Music - Over 261 Tracks
Sci-Fi Music - Over 260  Tracks
Funny / Quirky / Weird Music - Over 200 Tracks
Puzzle Music - Over 130 Tracks
Chiptunes Music - Over 100 Tracks
Action Music - Over 80 Tracks
Looping Music - Over 60 Tracks
Dark/Ominous Music - Over 50 Tracks
Horror/Surreal Music - Over 50 Tracks

The packs are contained in Zip folders so you can quickly download everything at once.

You can access them from my music pages, or from here:

https://soundimage.org/ogg-music-packs-2/

Enjoy!  :-)

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On 04/08/2022 at 7:25 AM, seeh said:

not free. 20 Doller

Correct...my Ogg music packs help to support the site. The MP3 versions of my tracks are free. :-)

Speaking of which...

I have some brand new music tracks to share with the community...100% free to use with attribution. They are both on my new Rock page:

"ROCK DRAMA 2084"
"SUMMERTIME ROMANCE"
https://soundimage.org/rock/

Enjoy, stay safe and keep being creative!   :-)

https://soundimage.org/

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Greetings Everyone,

Another hectic week...ugh...but I did manage to create a couple of cool new tracks to share:

"TUNNELS UNDER METROPOLIS "
"TUNNELS UNDER METROPOLIS _v001"

You'll find them on my City/Urban 3 page. Here's a link:
https://soundimage.org/city-urban-3/

Other News

Glad to see that my Ogg music packs are coming in handy! They should be a huge time-saver...plus you can create your own playlists and listen to them to audition tracks while doing other things.

So enjoy...and as always, please stay safe and keep being creative.  :-)

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Does anyone need some custom music created?  Give me a shout...I'd love to help!

https://soundimage.org/custom-work/

That said, I have a cool new music track to share with everyone...100% free to use with attribution, like my other 2000+ tracks:

"OFF-WORLD INDUSTRY "

It lives on my Sci-Fi 11 page:

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-11/

Enjoy!  :-)

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On 25/08/2022 at 3:52 PM, Eric Matyas said:

Does anyone need some custom music created?  Give me a shout...I'd love to help!

https://soundimage.org/custom-work/

That said, I have a cool new music track to share with everyone...100% free to use with attribution, like my other 2000+ tracks:

"OFF-WORLD INDUSTRY "

It lives on my Sci-Fi 11 page:

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-11/

Enjoy!  :-)

How about something for the credits screen.

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On 28/08/2022 at 4:06 AM, Lion.Kanzen said:

How about something for the credits screen.

Sure, feel free to contact me if you need some custom music for your credits.  :-)

Greetings Fellow Creatives,

I have a new music track to share with you:

"THE GRUNGE MEISTER"

As always, it's 100% free to download and use with attribution.  You'll find it on my Funny 8 page.

https://soundimage.org/funny-8/

Enjoy and please stay safe.  :-)

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Hey everyone,

I have a couple of new music tracks to share on my Sci-Fi 11 page:

"OFF WORLD SUNRISE" – On some faraway planet? What would it look like?

"THE MIND OF THE CITY" – (Looping) – Perhaps cities of the future will have their own “minds” to run everything.

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-11/

Please don't forget about my Ogg music packs. They enable you to download all of my tracks at once for my most popular genres. A huge time-saver.

https://soundimage.org/ogg-music-packs-2/

Enjoy!  :-)

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Greetings Fellow Creatives,

If you find my free music helpful, please consider making a small donation on my website to help support my efforts.  I don't allow advertising on the site because I feel it would be distracting to my visitors so I pay for everything myself.  Support from the community is literally what makes this possible. Thank you in advance!  :-)

That said, this week's new free music tracks are:

On my Funny 8 page:
"MONSTER MERRY-GO-ROUND "
https://soundimage.org/funny-8/

And on my Sci-Fi 12 page:
"CYBER STREET MARKET"
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-12/

Enjoy, stay safe and keep being creative!

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