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Q: How can I license your music to use in my video, film, game or other media royalty free?

1. Right click and "Save as" on (mp3) link from my home page to demo tracks in your project.

2. When are ready to publish your project click here to donate $10 per song or buy the package.

Once you pay you do not need to credit me in your published media. But if you want to you can say "Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com". If your film or TV show is on IMDb composer credit for Dan O'Connor (IX) would be appreciated.

Q: I don't see the "Save as" option, how can I download an MP3 to try in my project?

No problem, just scroll to the bottom of this page to contact me and I will email you an mp3 file.

Q: How can I download your music for listening?

My music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Last.fm, Xbox Music, Deezer, Rdio and every other major music service. Search danosongs or your favorite song name. I also release electronic music under the name Graycraft92 and acoustic songs as Dan O'Connor. Not all of my tracks are on my site for licensing but are still available for listening through these services.

Q: How can I get your updates?

My Blog: danosongs.com/blog

IMDB: imdb.me/danoconnor

Instagram: instagram.com/danosngs

Twitter: twitter.com/danosongs

Facebook: facebook.com/danobuzz

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/danobuzz

Google Plus: google.com/+DanOConnorSongs

YouTube: youtube.com/user/danosongs

Q: Do you have a bio?

Dan O'Connor began studying guitar and writing songs at the age of 13. He went on to study music at the Hartford Conservatory and The Hartt School where he graduated with a degree in music business and jazz guitar. In 2008 he started DanoSongs Royalty Free Music which got his songs on hundreds of soundtracks such as the TV series "The Reviewers", the documentary "Mumbai Nights" and the film "Waiting for Ruby". His many composing clients include Disney, Harvard University and IBM. Dan performs live in the Connecticut and New York area with his roots band Blackthorn Grove. In 2015 he released an acoustic singer-songwriter album called the "The Other Shore" on Acoustic Seed records. Also a life-long actor, Dan studied at H.B. Studios in New York City and appears in the films "Subject to Retaliation", "Ovelia and Gregoria" and "Zedic and the Crimson Born".

Q: Do you still license your music free?

As of June 10, 2014 I stopped licensing music for free. If you downloaded my music for free before June 10, 2014, even if the song is no longer on the site, your license is still valid and you can use the music: http://danosongs.com/danosongs.com-license.pdf.

However, you may still download the mp3s to demo in your video, film, game or other project before donating. Then pay the $10 or buy the package before you publish. If you are a student or work not for profit then contact me for pro bono credit only licensing.

Q: How can I prove to YouTube and other sites that I have permission to use your music?

You can reply with the following as verification of the license:

1. The name of the artist: Dan O'Connor (DanoSongs.com)

2. The name of the track: Example: The Owl Named Orion

3. Direct link to the song for example:


Note: If I remove a song from the site the link is still there for disputes.

4. Direct link to the license terms:

This is the link to the license If you are using the music free with credit:


If you have your paypal receipt you can download the donation license here: http://danosongs.com/danosongs.com-donation-license.pdf

Q: I am getting a "Matched Third Party Content" notice on my YouTube video when I use your music. What should I do?

It's usually a mis-identification by automated software or a third party claiming my music by mistake. I remove songs from my site if there is a matching content notice and don't put them back up unless its completely resolved. These are your options if you get a third party match:

1. The quickest, easiest and safest solution for your YouTube account is to use the "Remove a Song" or "Swap Audio Track" YouTube tools:

How to remove the claimed audio track:

How to swap audio on your YouTube video:

2. Remove your video from YouTube, edit it to use different music and upload again.

3. If you absolutely have to you can dispute the claim using the information in the above answer. Unfortunately this is not the best option since the people reviewing the claims often do not pay attention to the details of the dispute.

4. Finally, if you must choose to dispute and it is rejected then you can send me the details and video link and I will contact the claimant directly. I do my best to resolve rejected disputes and issues with companies claiming my music but sometimes it can take a while.

Q: Can you recommend any good creative commons music?

Check out Incompetech.com

Q: Can you compose music for my video, film or other project?

If you have a budget of $750 or more for music then please contact me with details. Definitely not for free or just for credit.

Q: What are my rights after donating?

[Yes] Use royalty free in videos, games, films or other media
[Yes] Commercial use
[Yes] Free updates when I add new tracks to the package ($50 package)
[Yes] Remix, edit, loop and adapt the music
[Yes] Copy, distribute and transmit the music
[Yes] Use the music for client projects
[Yes] Use the music without crediting composer
[No] Sing over or remix music and re-release
[No] Claim yourself as the author or producer of the audio
[No] Resell the music or the rights to use the music

That is a summary of the the full license which is located here:


Q: What are the terms of your site?

All content on DanoSongs.com is offered "as is" with no warranties or guarantees.

YouTube has many problems with mis-identified claims. So that is why the license says I can not guarantee or warranty that this will not happen with my music.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless DanoSongs.com, and its owner Dan O'Connor for all matters related to your use of this site and music and that we do not accept any liability for any indirect or consequential loss of any kind.

You additionally agree to all the terms in the music licenses:


Q: What if this page does not answer my question?

You can contact me my sending me a message on Facebook here.

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