Micro Licensing

We offer a variety of music ready to be used in your projects. Following music is available for non-exclusive micro licensing.

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Types of Licenses


Personal Use

This license allows you to use the music in your personal proejcts or home videos. Monetization is not included.

Podcast

This license grants the use of music in your podcast. Unlimited episodes of one podcast series. Suitable for intros, outros, or transitional segments.

Game Dev

This license allows to use the music in one commercial game development project.

Business

This license is designed for small businesses needing music for ads, commercials or website video.

Content Creator

This license allows content creators to use the music in unlimited projects across all streaming and social media platforms, provided the content is related to a single online presence (e.g., one identity linked to a YouTube channel, Instagram account, etc.). Monetization is included.

Artist

This license allows to create derivative works from the music by remixing or recording vocals, and to distribute the resulting works on digital service providers such as Spotify, and on social media and streaming platforms. Monetization is included.

Indie Film

This license covers the use of a track in multiple non-commercial independent films.


Licenses in Detail


Licensing Agreement – Private Use

This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Cutting Dark Audio (“Licensor”) and the purchaser of the music (“Licensee”).

1. Grant of License

Licensor grants to Licensee a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the music (“Music”) for personal purposes only. The music cannot be used in any commercial, public, or monetized projects. The licensee is not permitted to monetize any projects that include the licensed music.

2. Permitted Uses

Licensee is permitted to:

  • Use the Music in unlimited personal home videos and personal projects.
  • Perform the Music privately within the context of personal projects.
  • Synchronize the Music with personal home videos and personal visual media.
  • Share personal projects containing the Music on non-commercial, non-monetized online platforms.

3. Restrictions on Use

Licensee is prohibited from:

  • Sublicensing, redistributing, or releasing the Music on its own in any format.
  • Redistributing the Music as part of any other asset packs or collections.
  • Selling the Music as a standalone product.
  • Using the Music to train AI models or applying any AI technology to reproduce the content.
  • Using the Music in any commercial or monetized projects, including business websites, advertisements, commercials, or broadcasting on TV and radio.

4. Attribution

No attribution is required for the use of the Music.

5. Single Seat License

This license is valid for one individual. If multiple individuals within a household wish to use the Music, additional licenses must be acquired through additional purchases.

6. Royalty-Free

The Music is provided royalty-free, meaning no additional royalties or fees are required for commercial use beyond the initial purchase price.

7. Mechanical Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to reproduce and distribute the Music in physical and digital formats, such as CDs and digital downloads, provided it is part of a personal and non-commercial project and not distributed on its own.

8. Performance Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to perform the Music privately, whether live or via recorded media, in connection with their personal projects.

9. Synchronization Rights

The licensee is granted the right to synchronize the music with personal visual or audio content, such as family videos or personal slideshows.

10. Broadcast Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to share the Music within personal home videos on non-commercial, non-monetized platforms, excluding TV and radio.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Music is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Licensor be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Music, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

13. Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder, to the extent permitted by German law.

14. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

15. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

16. Amendments

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.

17. Validation of Agreement

This Agreement is only valid with an official purchase bill for the Music by Cutting Dark Audio. The license type of the purchase bill has to match the licensing agreement in order to be valid. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.l purchase bill for the Music by Cutting Dark Audio. The license type of the purchase bill has to match the licensing agreement in order to be valid. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.

Licensing Agreement – Podcast

This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Cutting Dark Audio (“Licensor”) and the purchaser of the music (“Licensee”).

1. Grant of License

Licensor grants to Licensee a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the music (“Music”) in unlimited podcast episodes, provided the podcasts are related to a single podcast series or channel. Monetization is included.

2. Permitted Uses

Licensee is permitted to:

  • Use the Music in unlimited podcast episodes for a single podcast series or channel.
  • Monetize their podcast episodes that include the Music.
  • Perform the Music publicly within the context of their podcast episodes.
  • Synchronize the Music with audio and visual elements for their podcast episodes.
  • Broadcast the Music on online platforms connected to their podcast series or channel.

3. Restrictions on Use

Licensee is prohibited from:

  • Sublicensing, redistributing, or releasing the Music on its own in any format.
  • Redistributing the Music as part of any other asset packs or collections.
  • Selling the Music as a standalone product.
  • Using the Music to train AI models or applying any AI technology to reproduce the content.
  • Using the Music in business websites, advertisements, commercials, or broadcasting on TV and radio, except as part of the podcast episodes.

4. Attribution

No attribution is required for the use of the Music.

5. Single Podcast Series License

This license is valid for one podcast series or channel. If multiple podcast series or channels wish to use the Music, additional licenses must be acquired through additional purchases.

6. Royalty-Free

The Music is provided royalty-free, meaning no additional royalties or fees are required for commercial use beyond the initial purchase price.

7. Mechanical Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to reproduce and distribute the Music in physical and digital formats, such as CDs and digital downloads, provided it is part of a podcast episode and not distributed on its own.

8. Performance Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to perform the Music publicly, whether live or via recorded media, in connection with their podcast episodes.

9. Synchronization Rights

The licensee is granted the right to synchronize the music with spoken content and other audio elements within the podcast.

10. Broadcast Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to broadcast the Music on online platforms in connection with their podcast episodes.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Music is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Licensor be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Music, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

13. Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder, to the extent permitted by German law.

14. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

15. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

16. Amendments

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.

17. Validation of Agreement

This Agreement is only valid with an official purchase bill for the Music by Cutting Dark Audio. The license type of the purchase bill has to match the licensing agreement in order to be valid. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.

Licensing Agreement – Game Dev

This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Cutting Dark Audio (“Licensor”) and the purchaser of the music asset (“Licensee”).

1. Grant of License

Licensor grants to Licensee a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the music (“Music”) in one game development project. Monetization of the game is included.

2. Permitted Uses

Licensee is permitted to:

  • Use the Music in one game development project.
  • Distribute the game containing the Music on any platform, including but not limited to PC, console, mobile, and web.
  • Monetize the game through sales, in-game purchases, advertisements, and other revenue-generating methods.
  • Perform the Music publicly within the context of the game.
  • Synchronize the Music with visual elements within the game.
  • Promote the game containing the Music on social media, streaming platforms, and other promotional channels.

3. Restrictions on Use

Licensee is prohibited from:

  • Sublicensing, redistributing, or releasing the Music on its own in any format.
  • Redistributing the Music as part of any other asset packs or collections.
  • Selling the Music as a standalone product.
  • Using the Music to train AI models or applying any AI technology to reproduce the content.
  • Using the Music in multiple game projects without acquiring additional licenses.

4. Attribution

No attribution is required for the use of the Music.

5. Single Project License

This license is valid for one game development project. If multiple projects wish to use the Music, additional licenses must be acquired through additional purchases.

6. Royalty-Free

The Music is provided royalty-free, meaning no additional royalties or fees are required for commercial use beyond the initial purchase price.

7. Mechanical Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to reproduce and distribute the Music in physical and digital formats as part of the game, provided it is not distributed on its own.

8. Performance Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to perform the Music publicly within the context of the game.

9. Synchronization Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to synchronize the Music with visual elements within the game.

10. Broadcast Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to broadcast the Music as part of the game on any platform.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Music is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12. Limitation of Liability

Licensor shall not be liable for any damages, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of the use or inability to use the Music, even if Licensor has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

13. Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder, to the extent permitted by German law.

14. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

15. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

16. Amendments

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.

17. Validation of Agreement

This Agreement is only valid with an official purchase bill for the music asset pack from Cutting Dark Audio by Igniting Spark Games. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.

Licensing Agreement – Content Creator

This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Cutting Dark Audio (“Licensor”) and the purchaser of the music (“Licensee”).

1. Grant of License

Licensor grants to Licensee a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the music (“Music”) in unlimited projects, provided the projects are related to a single online presence (e.g., one identity linked to a YouTube channel, Instagram account, Twitch stream, etc.). Monetization is included.

2. Permitted Use

Licensee is permitted to:

  • Use the Music in unlimited projects related to their single online presence (e.g., one YouTube channel, one Instagram account, one Twitch stream).
  • Monetize their online content that includes the Music.
  • Perform the Music publicly within the context of their online presence.
  • Synchronize the Music with videos and other visual media for their online presence.
  • Broadcast the Music on online platforms connected to their single online presence.

3. Restrictions on Use

Licensee is prohibited from:

  • Sublicensing, redistributing, or releasing the Music on its own in any format.
  • Redistributing the Music as part of any other asset packs or collections.
  • Selling the Music as a standalone product.
  • Using the Music to train AI models or applying any AI technology to reproduce the content.
  • Using the Music in business websites, advertisements, commercials, or broadcasting on TV and radio.

4. Attribution

No attribution is required for the use of the Music.

5. Single Online Presence License

This license is valid for one online presence only. If multiple online identities wish to use the Music, additional licenses must be acquired through additional purchases.

6. Royalty-Free

The Music is provided royalty-free, meaning no additional royalties or fees are required for commercial use beyond the initial purchase price.

7. Mechanical Rights

The licensee is permitted to reproduce and distribute the music as part of their content in both physical and digital formats.

8. Performance Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to perform the Music publicly, whether live or via recorded media, in connection with their online presence.

9. Synchronization Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to synchronize the Music with visual media, including but not limited to videos on YouTube, Instagram, Twitch streams, and other social media platforms related to their single online presence, excluding business websites, advertisements, commercials, or broadcasting on TV and radio.

10. Broadcast Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to broadcast the Music on online platforms in connection with their online presence, excluding TV and radio.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Music is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12.Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Licensor be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Music, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

13. Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder, to the extent permitted by German law.

14. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

15. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

16. Amendments

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.

17. Validation of Agreement

This Agreement is only valid with an official purchase bill for the Music by Cutting Dark Audio. The license type of the purchase bill has to match the licensing agreement in order to be valid. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.

Licensing Agreement – Indie Film

This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Cutting Dark Audio (“Licensor”) and the purchaser of the music (“Licensee”).

1. Grant of License

Licensor grants to Licensee a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the music (“Music”) in unlimited indie and student non-commercial film projects. Monetization is not included.

2. Permitted Uses

Licensee is permitted to:

  • Use the Music in unlimited indie and student non-commercial film projects.
  • Perform the Music publicly within the context of their film projects.
  • Synchronize the Music with visual elements for their film projects.
  • Broadcast the Music on non-commercial platforms connected to their film projects.

3. Restrictions on Use

Licensee is prohibited from:

  • Sublicensing, redistributing, or releasing the Music on its own in any format.
  • Redistributing the Music as part of any other asset packs or collections.
  • Selling the Music as a standalone product.
  • Using the Music to train AI models or applying any AI technology to reproduce the content.
  • Using the Music in any commercial or monetized projects, including business websites, advertisements, commercials, or broadcasting on TV and radio.

4. Attribution

No attribution is required for the use of the Music.

5. Single User License

This license is valid for one individual working on film projects. If multiple individuals wish to use the Music, additional licenses must be acquired through additional purchases.

6. Royalty-Free

The Music is provided royalty-free, meaning no additional royalties or fees are required for commercial use beyond the initial purchase price.

7. Mechanical Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to reproduce and distribute the Music in physical and digital formats, such as CDs and digital downloads, provided it is part of a non-commercial film project and not distributed on its own.

8. Performance Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to perform the Music publicly, whether live or via recorded media, in connection with their non-commercial film projects.

9. Synchronization Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to synchronize the Music with visual elements, including but not limited to indie and student non-commercial film projects.

10. Broadcast Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to broadcast the Music on non-commercial platforms in connection with their film projects, excluding TV and radio.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Music is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Licensor be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Music, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

13. Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder, to the extent permitted by German law.

14. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

15. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

16. Amendments

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.

17. Validation of Agreement

This Agreement is only valid with an official purchase bill for the Music by Cutting Dark Audio. The license type of the purchase bill has to match the licensing agreement in order to be valid. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.

Licensing Agreement – Artist

This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Cutting Dark Audio (“Licensor”) and the purchaser of the music (“Licensee”).

1. Grant of License

Licensor grants to Licensee a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to create derivative works from the music (“Music”) by remixing or recording vocals, and to distribute the resulting works on digital service providers (DSPs) such as Spotify, and on social media and streaming platforms. Monetization is included.

2. Permitted Uses

Licensee is permitted to:

  • Create derivative works from the Music by remixing or recording vocals.
  • Distribute the derivative works on DSPs like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc.
  • Share and promote the derivative works on social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, etc.
  • Stream the derivative works on platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, and other streaming services.
  • Monetize their content that includes the derivative works.

3. Restrictions on Use

Licensee is prohibited from:

  • Sublicensing, redistributing, or releasing the original Music on its own in any format.
  • Redistributing the original Music as part of any other asset packs or collections.
  • Selling the original Music as a standalone product.
  • Using the original Music to train AI models or applying any AI technology to reproduce the content.

4. Attribution

When distributing derivative works, Licensee must credit “Markus Petroff” as the original composer.

5. Single User License

This license is valid for one individual artist or band. If multiple artists or bands wish to use the Music, additional licenses must be acquired through additional purchases.

6. Royalty-Free

The Music is provided royalty-free, meaning no additional royalties or fees are required for commercial use beyond the initial purchase price.

7. Mechanical Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to reproduce and distribute the derivative works in physical and digital formats, such as CDs and digital downloads.

8. Performance Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to perform the derivative works publicly, whether live or via recorded media.

9. Synchronization Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to synchronize the derivative works with visual media, including but not limited to music videos and social media content.

10. Broadcast Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to broadcast the derivative works on radio, television, and online platforms.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Music is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Licensor be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Music, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

13. Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder, to the extent permitted by German law.

14. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

15. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

16. Amendments

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.

17. Validation of Agreement

This Agreement is only valid with an official purchase bill for the Music by Cutting Dark Audio. The license type of the purchase bill has to match the licensing agreement in order to be valid. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.

Licensing Agreement – Business

This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Cutting Dark Audio (“Licensor”) and the purchaser of the music (“Licensee”).

1. Grant of License

Licensor grants to Licensee a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the music (“Music”) in unlimited business-related projects, including but not limited to corporate videos, business websites, and advertisements. Monetization is included.

2. Permitted Uses

Licensee is permitted to:

  • Use the Music in unlimited business-related projects, including corporate videos, business websites, and advertisements.
  • Monetize their business content that includes the Music.
  • Perform the Music publicly within the context of their business projects.
  • Synchronize the Music with visual media for their business projects.
  • Broadcast the Music on online platforms connected to their business projects.

3. Restrictions on Use

Licensee is prohibited from:

  • Sublicensing, redistributing, or releasing the Music on its own in any format.
  • Redistributing the Music as part of any other asset packs or collections.
  • Selling the Music as a standalone product.
  • Using the Music to train AI models or applying any AI technology to reproduce the content.

4. Attribution

No attribution is required for the use of the Music.

5. Single Seat License

This license is valid for one company seat only. If multiple individuals within a company wish to use the Music, additional licenses must be acquired through additional purchases.

6. Royalty-Free

The Music is provided royalty-free, meaning no additional royalties or fees are required for commercial use beyond the initial purchase price.

7. Mechanical Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to reproduce and distribute the Music in physical and digital formats, such as CDs and digital downloads, provided it is part of a project and not distributed on its own.

8. Performance Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to perform the Music publicly, whether live or via recorded media, in connection with their business projects.

9. Synchronization Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to synchronize the Music with visual media, including but not limited to corporate videos, business websites, and advertisements.

10. Broadcast Rights

The Licensee is granted the right to broadcast the Music on radio, television, and online platforms in connection with their business projects.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Music is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Licensor be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Music, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

13. Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder, to the extent permitted by German law.

14. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

15. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

16. Amendments

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.

17. Validation of Agreement

This Agreement is only valid with an official purchase bill for the Music by Cutting Dark Audio. The license type of the purchase bill has to match the licensing agreement in order to be valid. The contact information of the Licensee shall be the name and contact information provided on the bill.


Other Projects

If you have a project that doesn’t fit any of these categories, contact me directly with the details, and we’ll work out a suitable license.


We’d love to hear from you! Whether you have a project in mind or just want to chat about the possibilities of music and visuals, don’t hesitate to reach out.