L. Lawrence Bispo

Licensing FAQ

Can I use your music?

Sure, within limits. So far, all of the music I’ve copyrighted, published, and posted here and on YouTube and elsewhere is under Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial” License. Here is the short description of this particular license from the Creative Commons website:

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

A simple breakdown of the license can be found here.

In other words: Please feel free to download, distribute, print, play, and perform my music in public or private, for any non-commercial use, if you only credit the composer. Nothing would make me happier. You can even modify the music if you like. (I left this in so that performers would feel perfectly safe to add ornamentation and so on, but really you can do whatever you like. Just know that there will be some restrictions on how you can license your derivative works. Read about the details here.) The big restriction, though, is that use must be non-commercial, unless you get permission from me. If you want to make some money off the music, through recording, publication, performance, or otherwise, then just shoot me a message first and we’ll work something out.

Is there any kind of use you’re particularly interested in?

I would love for some my music to be used for television or film, particularly nature shows or documentaries or the like. If you’re interested in using any of this music for your project, please let me know!

How can I get in touch with you about licensing?

I thought you’d never ask! Hop on over to the Contact page and we’ll get it done.