Frequently Asked Questions

Are all these tracks written by one person?

Yes, the tracks are by the creator, Chris Collins.

How can I use this music in my project? Can I monetize?

If you buy one of these tracks you can use it as background music in your commercial and personal projects. You can make money with your project. You can NOT sell, share, or distribute the music alone. As long as you are making something new that uses the music in the background, you should be good to go! Additionally, the customer may in no way inhibit the ability for others to use the music in their projects. This includes submitting your project to a service that will create copyright claims against others using the music (such as Content ID). This music is not copyright-free, it is royalty-free, meaning that paying customers may use the music according to the guidelines of the creator (who is the copyright holder).

Can I share your music with my friend who needs it for their project?

Please don’t! We charge very little for this music and believe that it is a wonderful, cost-effective service for creators like you. Keep in mind that we are also creators. It hurts our composer to not get that extra sale, so please ask them to come and download the track themselves. It’s not much money and it makes a big difference!

My download link expired! Can I download the track again?

We’re working on a better system for this. However, if it happens, email us. We will take a look in our logs to see if you actually bought the track and then can send you the file again.

Will you modify or alter these tracks for my film project?

Yes (with some exceptions), but it is not free! Get in touch to get a quote on that.

Hey, I bought your music on another site for more money than you’re asking for here! What’s up with that?!

We don’t have a definite price for our music. We have a minimum price for downloads here, but many customers pay more. We pride ourselves on being one of the least expensive options for royalty-free music, so that’s why we make it easier for folks to pay what they think the music is worth. In the case of Pond5, their minimum price for music is $5 and will soon be increasing to $15. We try to keep it as low as possible, but we also want to share our music with Pond5 customers.

If you see our music available elsewhere and it looks like it was not posted by us, please let us know!

So, can I be reimbursed for the extra money I paid by purchasing your tracks at Pond5?

No, sorry. The prices on Pond5 are more than fair! Feel free to buy new tracks on this site in the future, as they may be less money!

How often do you add new music?

We try to add new music at least once per month, sometimes weekly or more! Luckily, the site has been getting more popular, which gives us the support we need to write, record, produce, and publish more music that you can use! Tell your friends about us!

Comments

  • Joscelyn Reyes
    June 1, 2020

    Hello I am new to royalty music
    My question is can I use this on a YouTube video I create after purchasing a song ? Thank. You

    • June 2, 2020

      Hi Joscelyn – Thank you for your interest in my music! You may use it on YouTube (after purchasing) as long as you are not posting the music alone. It must be in the background of a new creation. I hope that helps!

  • Mary
    June 4, 2020

    Hello, Chris!

    I purchased one of your songs to use as background music for a Guided Mediation video….Can you please give me the written format in which I can cite/credit you for the music at the end of the video?

    Thank you,

    • June 5, 2020

      Thank you so much for purchasing and using it for your guided meditation video, Mary! It would be great if you could credit both my name and website URL. Something like this would be perfect:

      Music by Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

  • July 10, 2020

    Thanks so much for the beautiful music and for being so clear about how it can be used. I find this very helpful. I have just started out making and sharing meditations and I feel your music brings a beautiful vibe. I can highly recommend. Thanks!

    • July 10, 2020

      Thank you so much, Ally! That is very kind. Good luck with your meditations. I hope my music works well for you. 🙂

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