We LOVE letting YouTubers use our music. On this page we are giving everyone on YouTube a license to use our music for commercial or non-commercial purposes. In order to abide by this license we are asking for a few things in return. But first, let us lay things out in a clear, concise manner.

Specifically, we are giving YouTubers the permission to do the following:

  • You may use our music as background music or as part of your own creative video without being required to pay us any performance royalties.
  • You may use the music in commercial or noncommercial videos on YouTube only. If you’re looking to use our music outside of YouTube, contact us.

This license does not give you permission to do the following:

  • You cannot reupload our music to YouTube without adding your own creative content.
  • You cannot claim our music as your own.
  • You cannot use our music in any project outside of YouTube without the express permission of Approaching Nirvana.
  • You cannot sell our music.
  • You cannot use any of our remixes, mashups, parodies, or cover instrumentals we have created. (See note below)

To use our music, you must abide by the following:

  • Purchase our music legally.
  • Credit us by name (Approaching Nirvana) in the description of your YouTube video
  • Link back to our YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/user/approachingnirvana) in the description of your YouTube video
  • Mention the song name in the description of your YouTube video
  • Place a link to buy the song on iTunes in the description of your video (preferrably a shortened link via bit.ly)

Here’s a template that you can use for the text in your YouTube video description:

Music by Approaching Nirvana
Song: Fade Away
Buy the song on iTunes: http://bit.ly/R8hVSy

 

And that’s it! We love supporting the YouTube community and will do our best to continue our commitment to make our music available for use within YouTube.

*NOTE* Listed below are songs which are not covered by our license:

Will Rain – Approaching Nirvana
Will Rain (Extended Mix) – Approaching Nirvana
Subliminal Message Continuous Mix – Approaching Nirvana (if Will Rain can be heard in the part you’re using)
Worth a Thousand Pictures – Approaching Nirvana
Worth a Thousand Pictures (Extended Mix) – Approaching Nirvana
Lapse in Time Continuous Electronic Mix – Approaching Nirvana (if Worth a Thousand Pictures can be heard)
Approaching Nirvana vs Morgan Page (ft. Lissie) – The Longest Beer [Mashup]
Arrow In The Knee (Dubstep Parody) [feat. TryHardNinja] – Approaching Nirvana
Fallen Kingdom (Approaching Nirvana Remix) – TryHardNinja
Fallen Kingdom (Approaching Nirvana Extended Remix) – TryHardNinja
Minecraft Style Remix – Approaching Nirvana
Take Back the Night (Approaching Nirvana Remix)
Take Back the Night (Approaching Nirvana Extended Remix)
Survive the Night (feat. Aureylian)

As livestreams have become more popular, we are getting a lot of requests to use Approaching Nirvana’s music on Twitch.tv. On this page we are giving permission to anyone who wants to play our music during their Twitch.tv livestream. All we ask is that you follow a few rules.

Specifically, we are giving Twitch.tv Livestreamers the permission to do the following:

  • You may use our music as background music or as part of your own creative stream without being required to pay us any performance royalties.
  • You may use the music in commercial or noncommercial streams on YouTube, Twitch, or any other streaming service that does not produce profits from music plays. If you’re looking to use our music outside of Twitch.tv or YouTube, contact us.

This license does not give you permission to do the following:

  • You cannot stream our music without adding your own creative content.
  • You cannot claim our music as your own.
  • You cannot use our music in any livestreaming event outside of Twitch.tv without the express permission of Approaching Nirvana.
  • You cannot sell our music.
  • You cannot use any of our remixes, mashups, parodies, or cover instrumentals we have created. (See note below)

To use our music during a livestream, all we ask is the following:

  • Purchase our music legally.
  • Credit us by name (Approaching Nirvana)
  • Place a link to buy the songs on iTunes in the description of your stream (preferrably a shortened link via bit.ly) if available
  • If text credit in the description is unavailable, a verbal credit to your viewers or on screen “Now playing” credit is appreciated

Here’s a template that you can use for the text in your livestream description:

Music by Approaching Nirvana
Check them out on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1aw7TkY

 

And that’s it! We love supporting the online communities and will do our best to continue our commitment to make our music available for use within YouTube and other streaming services.

*NOTE* Listed below are songs which are not covered by our license:

Will Rain – Approaching Nirvana
Will Rain (Extended Mix) – Approaching Nirvana
Subliminal Message Continuous Mix – Approaching Nirvana
Worth a Thousand Pictures – Approaching Nirvana
Worth a Thousand Pictures (Extended Mix) – Approaching Nirvana
Lapse in Time Continuous Electronic Mix – Approaching Nirvana
Approaching Nirvana vs Morgan Page (ft. Lissie) – The Longest Beer [Mashup]
Arrow In The Knee (Dubstep Parody) [feat. TryHardNinja] – Approaching Nirvana
Fallen Kingdom (Approaching Nirvana Remix) – TryHardNinja
Fallen Kingdom (Approaching Nirvana Extended Remix) – TryHardNinja
Minecraft Style Remix – Approaching Nirvana
Take Back the Night (Approaching Nirvana Remix)
Take Back the Night (Approaching Nirvana Extended Remix)
Survive the Night (feat. Aureylian)