Do I have to sign up to use the music?
Yes! by signing up on our Creator's Program, and connecting your channel, we can monitor your videos and automatically release any future claims on videos that use our music so you can monetize your work.
Which songs can I use?
You can use any of the songs found on your Creators Dashboard. If a track is not available on our Creators Dashboard, then you may not use it.
How do I get the music?
Once signed up, you will gain download access to our songs on the Creators Dashboard. You can also stream the music directly from the Dashboard or download the songs to your computer and create an offline playlist.
How do I credit the music on YouTube?
After you download the music file from our creators page, a credit link will appear. Simply copy this in your Youtube video description and you're good to go.
How do I credit the music on Twitch?
On Twitch, you must create a channel panel with one of our crediting images (there's an editable template at the bottom of this album. That image must be formatted to link to this URL: https://chillhop.ffm.to/creatorcred
There's a full guide here!
If I use your music, can I monetize my videos or stream?
Yes, as long as you follow our crediting rules, you are allowed to monetize your videos and stream. Please keep in mind that this type of license does not cover music use in commercial videos (videos with the sole purpose of advertising or selling a product). For example, if you were creating an ad with our music as a soundtrack, you would need to secure a paid license.
Can I use your Spotify or Apple Music playlists as a source of music?
No, using our Spotify or Apple Music playlists as a source of music for your Youtube/Twitch livestreams is not permitted as 1. this would violate Spotify/Apple Music TOC and 2. our Spotify and Apple Music playlists often feature songs which don't belong to our record label.
Is your music copyright/royalty-free, or public domain?
We hold all the rights to our music and our music is not royalty-free. We allow creators to use our music as long as our music receives the mandatory credit. If this does not happen, we take appropriate action to make sure our rights are enforced.
Can I sing or rap over your instrumental work?
No, we do not permit anyone to create new music works using our original songs. This means that it is not allowed to sample, edit, remix, add lyrics or alter the original compositions in any way or form.
Can I re-upload your music on my channel?
No, uploading our music directly on your channel is not permitted. If you happen to run a music-oriented channel, please send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please do not use our music to create your own 24/7 music stream. If this happens, it will be taken down.
Can I use the track or album artwork, Chillhop logos?
No, the use of our artworks and logos is strictly prohibited.
I received a claim even though I'm using music from Creators Page and credited correctly, what do I do?
In case you receive a claim although you have followed our crediting guidlines, please contact us and we will quickly resolve the issue.
I want to use the music on another platform outside of YouTube or Twitch, what do I do?
At the moment, the Creators program enables you to use music on YouTube or Twitch only. We are looking for solutions that would let the creators use our music on other platforms such as Instagram, Vimeo, etc.
By signing up, do I give you access to my Google or Twitch Account?
No, we're only asking for the minimum credentials required to read which videos you have uploaded on your YouTube channel so we can monitor if videos that use our music are meeting our crediting guidelines. For Twitch, we need your username to do the same thing, and your email in case we need to contact you.
How can I find support?
Currently we've got two ways to provide more resources for you:
Our Discord has a channel for Creators, where you can ask questions to staff and other users. Join here!
We're in the process of putting together a revamped newsletter for Creators. You can sign up here. This will have news, information, tutorials and interviews with creators like yourself!