Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU MAKE ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR FREE?
I do not make works for free. The only music for free that I compose is for everybody and I always make it by my own decision, no responding to requests. If you want exclusive music for you, I make paid commissions.
CAN I USE THAT FREE MUSIC WITHOUT ANY RESTRICTION?
My free music is registered under a Creative Commons license CC-BY. This means you can use it freely (even commercially) with the proviso that you put my name (Patrick de Arteaga) and the link patrickdearteaga.com there where you publish it.
AND CAN I USE YOUR FREE MUSIC IN MY YOUTUBE VIDEOS?
Yes. Just remember you should give credit, you can put my name in the video itself or in the video description. For example:
Music: Patrick de Arteaga (patrickdearteaga.com)
HOW DOES THE COMMISSION SERVICE WORK?
You ask, I make. I will send you a private link so you can hear the result. If you like it, I send you an invoice by e-mail (payment through PayPal), once the payment is done I will send you the audio file in WAV/MP3/OGG formats; and if you don't like it, I make you something else... don't you want I make something else? No problem, we cancel the commission, I understand that I failed to satisfy you and guilt is mine only.
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR COMMISSIONS?
Obviously, prices vary according to the request characteristics, but never exceed $38 USD per minute of composed track. In principle I do not charge royalties.
WHAT DO "VK POINTS" MEAN?
You get points for each commission made. These points can be used as a discount in future commissions. For example, if you have got 300 VK Points, you can lower your next request price 3 dollars. You can inquire how many points you currently have got asking for it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU WORK QUICKLY?
I cannot promise that the work will be finished at the same day that it has been requested, I am not so talented, I need my time to submit quality work.
WHAT KIND OF POWER DO I HAVE OVER THE MUSIC YOU HAVE MADE FOR ME?
All of my commission works are protected by copyright, and when you pay for some of them, you get, exclusively for you, the exploitation rights of the work.
WHAT GUARANTEE DO I HAVE THAT I OWN THE EXPLOTATION RIGHTS OF THE WORK?
I provide you an assignment of copyright contract signed legally for me.
WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU USE?
I use MIDI synthesizers on a Korg Pa800 Professional Arranger Keyboard after composing on my PC with Cakewalk Pro Audio program (predecessor of the current Sonar).
I also use Propellerhead Reason with his complete mastering options.
Do you have any other question? Just ask me to email@example.com.