Frequently Asked Questions

What license should I use?

We have four different licenses, each one serving different purposes depending on specific contexts and audience sizes. The licenses include Creative Common License, Standard License, Extended License and TV/Radio License. Check our licensing page for a better understanding of all the options available.

What is the FREE Creative Common License?

Our royalty-free music is categorized under the Attribution Creative Commons 3.0 license (see also http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/) which has some limitations.
If you download a track under this category of license you MUST GIVE ATTRIBUTION to the music composer and HookSounds when it is used in videos, on websites or for any other purpose.

This license allows users to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon a musical composition commercially, as long as they credit the composers for their original creations. This is the most accommodating of all the licenses offered in terms of manipulation of musical compositions.

If you want to use a sound or music file without giving attribution or if your project falls into any of the categories listed on our other types of licenses, you MUST purchase a license at http:/www.hooksounds.com.

How to insert the attribution?

In order to use our music under the Creative Commons License you must credit the composer and HookSounds.  This will enable us to continue offering a wide range of royalty free music.

How to attribute

For websites:
Insert the attribution on the page where the track is to be played (usually as a page footer) or on your product page.

For Videos:
For YouTube, Vimeo or any other video platforms, the attribution must appear in the description field.

Social Networks: 

If you desire to upload any of our resources to your social networks please remember that you must insert the attribution on the publication and in the description of the video (or any corresponding content).

In all the above cases the attribution must contain a link to www.hooksounds.com. For instance:

Artist: Name of the author
Title: Title of the track
http://www.hooksounds.com

Where Name of the author is the name of the artist of the song you’ve downloaded and Title of the track is the name of the track you’ve download.

What Payment methods can I use?

The accepted modes of payment include Credit Card, Debit Card and PayPal.

I’m a musician/producer, how can I contribute?

Read our Contribute to HookSounds page for details on how we grow our artist pool. We look forward to listening to your music.

Are you available to compose original music for new projects?

We’re always interested in getting involved in new projects, as long as we have time and the project sounds interesting to us. Drop us a line and let’s discuss.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for?

We can help! Ask our customer support team a question.