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Please read the rules below and feel free to download the Royalty Free tracks listed + use them in your own projects, as long as you credit TheRetroCritic appropriately.

Donations are welcome and will contribute to the production of more musical content.


Attribution is required. You must give appropriate credit, provide the name of the song and the artist, a link to the song and license. Giving credit to the contributor is necessary and must be done exactly as indicated before download. The songs are listed individually in the Music drop down menu: copy and paste the correct license into your video description before downloading the track.

If you are using multiple songs, you must list them (and their licenses) individually in your video description.

This website grants you, the user, an ongoing, non- exclusive, commercial, worldwide license to make use of the music you have selected, on the following terms:

- All the tracks in the Music (Royalty Free) section can be used for free for commercial and noncommercial use across physical and digital products.

- You are not allowed to sell or redistribute unaltered copies of the music (Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, iTunes...) e.g. sell an exact copy of a music on a physical product. You can’t re-distribute the music as a musical item, as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with music either on its own or bundled with other items (such as an audio compilation), and even if you modify the music. You can’t re-distribute the music as-is or with superficial modifications. These things are not allowed even if the re-distribution is for free. The artists already self-publish their music. The terms of use of most stores don't allow you to sell music that you don't own the exclusive rights to anyway.

- It is not allowed to offer or publish the music in the context of the word combination "copyright free","copyright free music", "without copyright" or similar word combinations. The music is not "copyright free" - the artists still own all rights to the music. Therefore, the statement "copyright free" does not apply. Only so-called "public domain music" is free of copyright, which this website has never offered.

- You can only use the music for lawful purposes. Also, you can’t use the music in connection with defamatory, obscene or demeaning material, or in connection with sensitive subjects.

- You are not allowed to claim ownership of the music, whether it’s in original form or altered under this clause. In particular, you are not allowed to claim the music, for example through content identification systems (on Youtube, Facebook, Twitch and similar platforms). If you do this anyway, you will not only annoy our artists, but also all other users of the music, as they will then receive a copyright notice on Youtube, for example, only because of you. Especially this point has immediate legal consequences!

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