adding Creative Commons licences to your website hosting your music
step 2: determining the right type of licence
For musicians, Creative Commons has three licensing types that may apply:
- you may want to use the standard Creative Commons licences
- you may want to use a sampling licence, where people can take and transform pieces of your work for any purpose other than advertising (which is prohibited) and copying and distribution of the entire work is also prohibited.
- you may want to use a share music licence, which is aimed at musicians that wants to spread their music on the web and filesharing networks legally for fans to download and share, while protecting the music from commercial use or remixing of any kind.
note: after you have determined the licence you wish to use you need to embed it in the website. Embedding sampling licences and/or share music licence is identical to the process of embedding standard licences into a website, only use the code for those licences rather than the code for standard licences.
Still want more information about the sampling licences? The Creative Commons website has more information about sampling.