Chill49-80 is Creative Commons

May 29, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 11, 2020

Chill49-80 is licensed Creative Commons – attribution and Sharealike. It was originally released in 2015 on SoundCloud for others to do as they please with the finished track. I only care that I’m credited somewhere, similar to how MC Caribbean and derl8we did in their YouTube videos.


After releasing my first album at the end of 2019, I wanted to distribute my first CC track. So, I arranged and mixed it better before pushing it through Soundrop. I like it and want to ensure everyone has a chance to hear it on their favorite music platform.

I don’t want to trick someone into paying for something they can download for free.

I don’t want to trick someone into using it for something so I can sue them over licensing for royalties.

But my decision to aggregate Chill49-80 may have been a bad move. Apparently, there are complications with releasing CC music on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. I’ve asked plenty people about how to do this correctly:

The best options I’ve received:

  • Use Soundcloud, Tribal Music, Free Music Archive, YouTube, Vimeo or others which truly support CC licenses
  • Don’t aggregate creative commons music

I think this is important because there musicians that just want to put their music out there for other to hear without legal ties. I have tracks like that. But this seems like a road less traveled.

I’ll write about this again when I get some progress.

Again, Chill49-80 is Creative Commons. Don’t pay to enjoy it. Listen to Chill49-80 for free.

Download Chill49-80 – MP3 / FLAC / OGG.

chill49-80.flac
md5 - d4368805a0d3771ceebb42eb57c8c03c  
sha512 - d4965d744c12f499ac7b7eca7047168a37f78e9d37c92f13aa350a25778b50ae30f6629d1b9bf27a92ec65737ff4ba7e75b55f3e4e18d4c29dd3b991cca15848

chill49-80.mp3
md5 39cf9254fb0fa3fc5c092b57365fce07  
sha512 - 1cbaf7e62f5a4735655dc41209b1aa895af585a57bd40b48de964518008cdd912ac0d3d2d29e99ccc086a2e74981643588b904639f667c455ff48bf49e88ad16

chill49-80.ogg
md5 - aef6d69bf0f2293614d988be2be5103f  
sha512 - 
b4a95b98d1a0e73c005c4e30e68dc6407e916b0c0b62c1ff00b1405c22729583320a023c0efbb171fcf45aa16311bdd7e7ae1150661561662d72a35eae5b361d

Check the checksums with CLI or GtkHash.

Tags: music-production