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Music

Hi friend, my name is Ben and I make the air wiggle for fun. Music and creativity are my lifeblood.

Video

There is at least one music production stream a week on the Abstraction Twitch channel twitch.tv/ben_burnes. The current broadcast schedule is listed there.

The official Abstraction YouTube channel can be found at youtube.com/ben_burnes. Many of the prior music production Twitch streams are hosted there as well as videos of all official music releases.

Commissions

Do you want to take your art to the next level? High quality music and sound design are two primary elements that amp up the emotion and atmosphere in any multimedia project. How can I help?

The best way to find out would be to contact me through Twitter or email at abstraction@abstractionmusic.com and we can take it from there.

In addition to custom commission work, I run an active Patreon campaign. Every week, I release a new song that Patreon subscribers can use in whatever project they want. For more info, check out patreon.com/ben_burnes.

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Portfolio

Licensing

One of the best things about being a creator is being able to be a part of other people's creative work. I want to clarify what is and is not OK when it comes to using music in your projects. If any of this isn't clear, please get in contact with me through Twitter or email with your specific situation and I will be more than happy to clarify.

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You may use Abstraction music in any media

This encompasses pretty much anything including streaming, YouTube, game development, podcasts, and film. But please, contact me through Twitter before you do; I want to know how you use the music so I can share your stuff!

You must legally acquire Abstraction music to use it

When using a song or album, you must have acquired it through legal means. If you grabbed the music through Bandcamp, through many of the available digital outlets, or received it from my Patreon campaign, you're good to go. Many albums I offer for free and there are plenty of free downloads on SoundCloud as well, and these are perfectly acceptable to use.

What if I want something exclusively licensed?

Shoot me an email or get in touch on Twitter and let's jam! I'd love to work with you on either finding or creating the perfect song for your project.

Attribution is required

If you are using a song, it is required to properly attribute it in your project's credits. When attributing music, list the song's title and give credit by name (Abstraction). Also, you must include a link to either the Bandcamp page (http://abstractionmusic.bandcamp.com/) or home page (http://www.abstractionmusic.com/).

I understand that much of this will rely on the honor system since I cannot monitor the entire Internet, but please keep in mind that everyone works hard at their craft and recognition like this helps more than you think.

Does your project intend to make money?

If your project intends on making any sort of income (sales, ad revenue, microtransactions, etc), please support my Patreon campaign. I feel that it is fair to kick back at least $1 of your monthly income my way. I prefer this method over managing project income and royalty payouts since that can be a real pain for everyone involved. Subscribing supports the current library of work as well as plenty of new music to use guilt-free in future projects. Plus, it's a business expense!

You cannot redistribute the music in its raw form

What I mean by this is you cannot broadcast the music without adding your own content. Added content could be considered gameplay on Twitch, or a podcast, or in your video game or movie. You can't just upload the MP3 files to YouTube or stream the music with no additional content. You also cannot claim the music as your own, or sell the music in compilations or bundles.

Most music is OK, some albums are not

While I try to ensure that all my music is as free to use as possible, due to contractual obligations the following music has exclusivity.

Music within the following albums can NOT be used in video games:

  • Visual Out OST
  • Maurcio Del Hongo 3 OST
  • Color Jumper OST
  • PixelMinuteGames Volume 1 & 2
  • UnEarth Initiative OST
  • The Maker's Eden OST, Act 1 & 2

Music within in the following albums can NOT be used in short films and movies:

  • Stadtgeist OST

Contact

I am always happy to talk to new people. The best way to get in touch would be through Twitter since I am almost always connected to it. However, I understand that Twitter isn't everyone's style. If you prefer using traditional email, you can reach me at abstraction@abstractionmusic.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!