FAQ

Questions I answer often:

Can I use your music in my student project / portfolio / personal video? 

Yes, personal use is fine and no specific license is needed. Please credit, either during use or clearly in description and credits. If you are in doubt if your usage is personal, just ask us, see next question for details we need to know. Also note that the music will probably be automatically recognized by content ID systems and you will not be able to monetize the video.

Can I use your music in a commercial project?

Yes, with a license. Commercial productions (including non-profit and no-budget) have to contact us and secure a sync license, and adhere as usual to synchronization laws in the country/countries of production/distribution.

In case you need a licence, don’t panic. Our sync rates are friendly, we adapt to your situation.

The more you can tell us the quicker we can give you an answer: Who makes it, what kind of production is it, a one-sentence synopsis, what track(s) do you want to use, which part(s), for how long, for how many episodes, how big and what kind is the distribution, is it digital/physical, what is the marketing budget, for how long do you need the license (months/years), what geographical area, what kinds of media, etc. etc.

Obviously we don’t need to know all of this but the more you know the quicker this goes. It’s always very different depending on production and target media (film, tv, game, web, theatre, radio?) but the more we know the faster we can say yes/no/terms/price.

I got a message “this content is owned by Uncanny Planet / Orchard / Merlin / Phonofile” when using your music in a private, personal video?

The Orchard (previously named Phonofile) is our aggregator, that means the company distributing the music to digital services like iTunes, Youtube and, Spotify. Merlin is a network representing indie labels where our very own label Uncanny Planet is member. They are both acting as representatives for us, and negotiang the terms of use on the various platforms. When you get this message, it should mostly just mean that the system has identified the owner of the music, and those companies are correct, they work “for us”, it is nothing to worry about.

Can you compose music for a project? 

Would love to consider it. Get in touch with your plans.. The most common reason for having to say no is that requests come in too late! Please know that my schedule are typically fully booked 12-18 months ahead. If your project happens in the next few weeks/months, that time is often already set, so please do get in touch as early as possible.

Can we collaborate?

I work alone.

Vinyl?

Yes, every few years I print limited vinyl. They sell out quickly. Stay in touch to be alerted for the next one.

When are you coming HERE?

I’m now performing live monthly online at ugress.tv.

For real life concerts, as a performing artist, I perform live frequently with various projects, and very often Ugress material is part of those performances. See the calendar or follow my personal profiles on social media. As a traditional “band” performing “only” Ugress tracks, we tour maybe every second year or so? Depending on album release schedules. See ugress.com/live for current calendar (if any), or follow us on social media for updates.