The rules for using the music you find here

(Be cool about it. Credit where it's due. Support if you can.)

License restrictions? Not anymore.

In 2020, I decided to make this project fully Patreon-funded. I completely removed the older tiered-licensing. There are detailed licensing details, but here’s the “too-long-didn’t-read” version…

  • If you are a Patron at any level, you can use the music you download here however you like. You are required to attribute “Sounds Like An Earful” as the creator & link back to this website. That’s it, that’s all.
  • If you are not able to support through Patreon, you can still use the music but we ask that you do so for non-commercial projects only.

If you have specific project needs and want to be sure you’re covered, please get in touch.


Non-Patrons can…

  • Chop up, remix, tweak and use audio creatively
  • Never pay royalties
  • Use music in exclusively not-for-profit projects

The non-patron license allows you to use material in non-commercial (e.g. you are not being paid by a client & you are not using it to sell anything) contexts.

Patrons can…

  • Chop up, remix, tweak and use audio creatively
  • Never pay royalties
  • Use in for-profit, commissioned or sponsored projects
  • Distribute to a global audience
  • Distribute project offline (e.g. film festivals, DVDs, etc.)

Includes the same rights as Non-Patrons License but also allows you to use the material in commercial use cases


Regardless of which license you use...

  • You can not resell any material obtained from this website.
  • You can not claim authorship of any material obtained from this website.
  • All licenses include required attribution. That means a proper credit to Sounds Like An Earful (either spoken or text) and a link to this website (
  • At present, Sounds Like An Earful is not licensing it’s intellectual property based on geography. All licenses are currently ‘global’. We reserve the right to change this in practice without prior notice in the future.
  • It is unlawful to redistribute, sublicense or share licensed materials.