I have realized that the competition in music is so huge today that I have to come up with creative ideas to get my music out there and promote myself as an artist. And I have found one solution, which I am going to share with you now.

So what is the solution? Here it is: creative Commons music. If you don’t know what creative Commons means, it is basically that you share your work with the world completely for free. This means that anyone can use the music you release with a creative Commons license without ever having to pay you. There are a couple of different versions of a creative Commons license, some of them only allows personal use, while others allow commercial use as well.

Reason 9.5 have these amazing player devices, the practical Blocks feature, and VSTs that you can build into combinator patches. Reason makes it so easy to produce music with a super fast workflow. Basically this is perfect for making lots of short and simple background tracks as quickly as possible. I have even made a grand master template that I will use to produce all of my tracks faster. By the way, if you want to get my master template for free, I have it as a bonus for every student who enrolls in my class on Skillshare, where I show and explain how to create your own master template in reason. If you sign up using the link in the video description you will get a two month membership for free, plus you will support me at the same time.

So Reason 9.5, with all its workflow features, plus my grand master template will make me able to produce a lot more tracks, a lot quicker. That’s why I became interested in making creative Commons music. Now I have finally decided to promote myself as an artist, and get my music out there to more people, by making and sharing a number of creative Commons tracks. This means anyone can use these tracks however they like as long as I get credit for it. I believe that sharing part of my work completely free will attract more people to my website, my YouTube channel, my email list etc. And I truly believe it will benefit me in the long run by getting more exposure, and also get credit in the videos and productions where my music is used.

In order to make the best use of the 100% royalty free Creative Commons music, I will select a license that requires attribution. This means that when someone use one of my tracks he or she is required to give me credit for it, in order to use it for free. This means they will add a link to my website, for example in the video description on YouTube, or wherever they use my track.

The music I will make for creative Commons will be mostly light and simple background music that can be used in a high number of situations. I will probably not make these tracks longer than two minutes at the most.

PS. Your Music. Your Dreams. Your Future. Are you Ready to LEVEL UP? 😃

Friendly regards,
Mikael "Mike" Baggström
Music Composer | Sound Designer