Terms & Conditions

1. Permitted uses of our music

YouTube and other online videos
You can use our music as a backing track in videos you create for YouTube and other online video hosting services, and you are permitted to monetise your videos. However, you cannot use our music to create “music only” videos. Any video you create must include a voiceover.  Please note that you only need to cover one-third of the video duration with narration. For further information, please refer to section 7 below.

Spoken-word audio recordings
You can use our music as a backing track to any spoken-word recording—for example, guided meditations, hypnosis, positive affirmations or instructional recordings. You may use the music to create as many different recordings as you like, and you may sell, stream or distribute an unlimited quantity of these recordings, in any format, in as many online or offline stores as you like. Please note that you must only cover one-third of the music duration with narration. For further information, please refer to section 7 below.

Live Streaming and Video Conferencing
You can use our music as a backing track for any kind of real-time video conferencing or live streaming, for example, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch, Zoom and Skype. However, you cannot use our music to create “music only” conferences or live streams. Your video conferences and live streams must also feature audible narration. Please note that you only need to cover one-third of the duration of your live stream with narration. For further information, please refer to section 7 below.

DVD, TV, film and multimedia productions
You can use our music in the background of films, multimedia projects, TV programs, DVD productions, corporate presentations and audio-visual tutorials. You may sell, stream or distribute an unlimited quantity of these videos in digital formats and as DVDs in as many online or offline stores as you like. However, you cannot use our music to create “music only” productions. Any production you create must include a voiceover.  Please note that you only need to cover one-third of the video duration with narration. For further information, please refer to section 7 below.

Public broadcast
You can play our music at a commercial venue with a limit of 1 location per license—for example, day spas, hotels, restaurants, conferences, and on-hold music. You can also play our music during consultations with clients or patients—for example, meditation or yoga classes, hypnotherapy, physical therapy and medical procedures.

Personalised recordings
You can use our music repeatedly as a backing track in spoken word recordings you create on a case-by-case basis for your clients or patients. Hypnotherapists commonly use our music in this way. Please note that recordings such as these cannot be duplicated, distributed or sold by your clients. Only you, the licensee, can create and sell recordings that incorporate the music.

Software applications
You can use our music in the background of a software app for any device, however, you cannot use our music if your app can be used to play the music by itself. In other words, you must either (a) combine the music with a voiceover or (b) your app must require continuous physical interaction by the app user, for example, a hands-on game or puzzle. If you wish to use our music in your app without the addition of a voiceover, we may be able to grant you a special license agreement. For more information about licensing for music distribution in apps, please follow this link.

2. Prohibited uses of our music

Distributing the music by itself
You cannot sell, stream or distribute our music as a ‘music only’ product. This means you cannot sell CDs or digital music downloads, nor can you stream our music online or via software applications. You cannot use our music to create music videos or embed our music in a media player.

Subliminal recordings
You cannot use our music to create subliminal recordings in which your voice is inaudible. Your voice may be quiet, but it must be audible (otherwise, you are effectively creating a ‘music-only’ product).

Creating derivative works
You cannot alter our music and then claim that the music is yours. For example, you cannot add brainwave entrainment frequencies, nature sounds, or singing to our music and then sell or distribute the music as your own product. Any audio production you create must include a spoken word voiceover.

Using the title of our music as the title of your production
You cannot use the title of our music as the title of any media production that incorporates the music. For example, if you used the music “Nature Live Music” to create a guided meditation recording, you could not give your recording the title “Nature Live Music”.

Sub-Licensing the music
You cannot sub-license our music to any third party. You cannot distribute our music as part of a production music library, stock music, royalty-free music library, or within any kind of media creation software.

3. Providing a Credit

All the music at Orchestral Meditations was created by Robert Emery & Moritz Schneider. You must credit them by using the words ‘Orchestral Meditations by Moritz Schneider & Robert Emery’ except when it is technically unfeasible to do so. A credit is a welcome gesture of respect that will also help to save you from copyright claims. Here are some examples of how to publish a credit: 

CD / DVD Credit
Simply publish a written credit on the CD/DVD insert and/or on the back cover.

“(Title of Music) composed and licenced by Orchestral Meditations by Moritz Schneider & Robert Emery.”

MP3 / Digital Download Credit
Simply add a credit to the meta tag for the composer: Orchestral Meditations by Moritz Schneider & Robert Emery. Please do not list us as the “artist”.

YouTube and Other Online Video Credit 

If you use the music in a YouTube video (or similar online service), you must add a credit in the video description that lists the names of the tracks you used and a link to the Orchestral Meditations website. For example:

“(Title of Music) composed and licenced by Orchestral Meditations by Moritz Schneider & Robert Emery. https://orchestralmeditations.com.” 

Film / TV Production Credit
Simply place the following in the closing credits: 
“(Title of Music) composed and licenced by Orchestral Meditations by Moritz Schneider & Robert Emery.”  

Video Conference / Live Stream Credit
A credit is not required for live, online broadcasts, however, if you are feeling generous, we would be grateful if you would mention in your broadcast that your music was composed by Orchestral Meditations by Moritz Schneider & Robert Emery. If your live stream later becomes a permanent video production that can be replayed, please provide a credit per the previous description for YouTube and other online videos.

4. Distributing, selling and monetising products that feature our music

Suppose you create any products that incorporate our music (for example, CDs, audio downloads or videos). In that case, you may distribute an unlimited number of copies of those products at any price you choose. You can sell your products in as many formats as you like anywhere in the world. You may also generate advertising revenue on videos you create with our music (YouTube videos, for example).

In other words, once you have created a product with our music, you are free to earn unlimited money from it for the rest of time without ever paying us another cent.

5. Responsible publishing

Publish an audio recording that incorporates our music. You must ensure that your publisher does not apply any services such as “Sync Licensing” or “Content ID Matching” to your recording. 

Content ID Matching, Sync Licensing (and other similar services) are designed to identify and claim against other recordings that sound similar to your recording. These services should never be used for spoken word recordings that use royalty-free background music. These services are only for musicians and bands that release original music.

6. Editing the Music

You can edit our music, if necessary, by looping it, cutting it, applying fade-ins, fade-outs and transitions from one track to another.

7. Modifying the Music

You may accentuate our music by adding non-musical sounds such as (a) nature sounds, (b) foley or (c) brainwave entrainment frequencies (such as binaural beats or isochronic tones), however, you may not add additional musical instrumentation. For example, you cannot add a flute performance or singing to our music.

8. Partially Naked Music

You may create spoken word recordings, videos, and live streams with our music and leave the music “naked” (without an accompanying voiceover) for up to two-thirds of the total duration of each music track. In other words, only one-third of your recording must include speech.

For example, you could create a 30-minute hypnosis recording in which you speak for the first 10 minutes and then allow the music to play by itself for the remaining 20 minutes. However, you must ensure that your finished recording is one continuous 30-minute track (not two separate tracks; one 10-minute meditation and then a separate 20-minute music-only track).

9. Transporting the Music

If you need to send music to another person, you can do so via any means at your disposal. For example, you may burn a CD or DVD, transfer the music to a portable storage device such as a USB flash drive, and transfer the music via online file transfer services. Please take care: you may only send the music to persons directly involved in developing your products or projects. Please take all reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized copying and distribution of our music.

The Legal Bits

10. License fees

Once your initial payment is received, you will not have to pay any ongoing fees. Our music is truly royalty-free, meaning it is not registered with any performing rights organizations of any kind.


11. Duration of license

This license has no expiry date. Provided that your payment is received in full and excepting any instance in which you breach the terms of this license agreement, you can continue to use the music indefinitely.

12. Grant of License

This music license is granted to one person or one business entity. Suppose the purchaser purchases music on behalf of a third party (the nominated licensee). In that case, the purchaser hereby represents and warrants that (i) the purchaser is authorized to act as an agent on behalf of the licensee and has full power and authority to bind the licensee to this agreement; and (ii) if the licensee subsequently disputes such power or authority, the purchaser shall be bound and liable for any failure of the licensee to comply with the terms of this music license.

13. Intellectual Property and Copyright

Orchestralmeditations.com is owned and operated by Robert Emery & Moritz Schneider through Arts Festivals Ltd (the licensor), a private company owned by Robert Emery & Mortiz Schneider. Any music downloaded from this website is licensed to you by Orchestral Meditations, and its copyright is protected by UK copyright law and international treaty provisions. Except for your limited right to use the music, Orchestral Meditations shall have and shall retain the entire right, title and interest in and to all intellectual property rights arising from or relating to the music and all copies thereof. No ownership or copyright in any sounds or music shall pass to you by the issuance of this license. You cannot use our trademarks, logos, album artwork, music samples or images without prior written consent.

14. Warranty and Limitation of Liability

Orchestral Meditations warrants that: (i) the music will be free from defects (your sole and exclusive remedy for a breach of this warranty being the replacement of the music); (ii) it has the necessary rights and authority to grant you the rights outlined in this license; and (iii) your use of the music by the terms outlined in this license, excluding any modifications made by you, will not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property rights. Orchestral Meditations does not make any other warranties, express or implied, regarding the music or its delivery systems, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Orchestral Meditations shall not be liable to you or any other person or entity for any punitive, special, indirect, consequential, incidental or other similar damages, costs or losses arising out of your use of the music, even if Orchestral Meditations has been advised of the possibility of such damages, costs or losses. Nor shall Orchestral Meditations be liable for any damages, costs or losses arising from modifications made to the music by you or the context in which the music is used in your work. Orchestral Meditation’s liability shall not exceed the price paid for the music license.

15. Indemnification

You shall indemnify, defend and hold the licensor harmless from any claims, losses, costs, damages and expenses resulting from or arising out of (a) your breach of this agreement; (b) your unauthorized use of the music; (c) your activities after the licensor has notified you that such activities may result in the infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third party; or (d) any claim that the music or the use thereof infringes upon, misappropriates or violates any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secret rights or other proprietary rights of a third party.

16. Unauthorized Use and Termination

Any use of the music in a manner not expressly authorized by these license terms (including, without limitation, use of the music by more than one (1) user without the purchase of additional licenses) constitutes copyright infringement, entitling Orchestral Meditations to exercise all rights and remedies available to it under copyright laws throughout the world. Orchestral Meditations shall have the right to terminate your right to use the music immediately upon breaching these license terms. Upon termination, you shall cease using the music and shall delete or destroy all copies of the music. Terminating your rights shall not limit Orchestral Meditations from pursuing any other remedies available, including, but not limited to, injunctive relief, nor shall termination relieve you of your obligations to pay Orchestral Meditations any applicable license fees. You shall be responsible for any damages resulting from copyright infringement, including any claims by a third party.

17. Privacy

We take our customers’ privacy seriously. At no time will your details or e-mail address be passed onto any other company. We do not see or retain financial data like credit card numbers. Our e-commerce partners, such as PayPal, and Stripe, gather and process these securely.

18. Refund Policy

Please choose your music carefully. Like most other online shops that sell downloadable products, we can’t refund or exchange any product that has already been downloaded. Once the download has taken place, the purchase is final.