We believe that music should be free and accessible.
We support and encourage content creators to use College Music Records releases. All we ask is that you follow the follow the steps outlined below.
How do I know which tracks are College Music Records?
- All of our releases are distributed to a wide variety of platforms – including Spotify, Apple Music, BandCamp. We also upload every release to our YouTube Channel – however this may not always include the full album or a track by track order of the release. For example, we may share a mini-mix of an album instead.
- If you’ve found the track/album on Spotify or Apple Music – you can double check by looking at the P-Line. If it says “College Music Records” then that’s us!
- You can find our whole discography at the following sites:
- We also have a playlist over on our YouTube Page, however this does not cover the full discography.
How do I credit the song(s) I use properly?
For example, for Karuna’s track, Melon, you would need to credit it like so:
Music by Karuna:
Download/Stream → https://collegemusic.lnk.to/melon
Released by College Music: https://youtube.com/collegemusic
- Please make sure to always include:
- At least one social link to the artist – preferably a Spotify or Soundcloud link. You can find these in the description of our videos.
- The Download/Stream link. This will also be included in the description of our videos – if you’re unable to find this, please copy the Spotify link to the track/album in there instead. This link may be different for the same artist (for example, if it’s a separate single/EP release) so please make sure to check.
- If you are using our music on a YouTube Stream, please put the following in your stream description:
Where possible, please display the artist and track name on your stream – you can do this using a variety of tools, the most popular one is called Snip, which has compatibility with a wide range of music players such as Spotify & iTunes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our releases are free to use for independent creators and their UGC (User Generated Content). As long as you follow our crediting policy, you can use the music in your content on YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo, Instagram etc.
Yes – but please make sure you follow the guidelines above.
All of our releases can be downloaded directly via our BandCamp Page – this will allow you to access and download the files at the highest quality formats. However, we put a small price on this – as this supports our artists. Some of our releases are free to download (name your price) so they won’t always incur a charge.
If you have received a claim, and credited according to the guidelines here, this may be a fraudulent claim. Please send us an email here and we’ll look into it.
CM Records Releases used in commercial content (content that solely promotes or advertises a Product or Service) requires a Commercial License Agreement to be signed and a License fee to be paid before a track can be used in this way. Without a fully signed commercial license agreement your content is at risk of receiving a Copyright Strike.
If you want to license a track for a commercial project, get in touch with us here!
Can I distribute or commercially re-release your music or a remix/cover of an CM Records release, without licensing the use of the track?
No – Just like any record label, CM Records owns the copyright to our releases and specific permission is required.
You are not permitted to distribute our music to any stores like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play etc.