Frequently Asked Questions
We are currently experiencing extremely large volume of email inquiries. To help us respond to you in the most effective manner, we encourage you to please go through these FAQs first. We have tried to answer your most common queries. If its still not answered here, please use the help button right below, to reach out to us.
Questions about use of music
Can I use your music in my projects?
No. Unfortunately our music is currently available for personal use only. It is not available for use in any commercial as well as non-commercial projects.
This includes our music that is available on Youtube, our Online Store, Gumroad, Apple Music, CDBaby, Spotify, Amazon, Tidal and other online music streaming and distribution platforms.
Can I use your music to teach an in-person yoga class? What about online class via Zoom, Skype. Are there any restrictions, I should be aware of?
Yes. You can play our music via any available sources(Youtube, Spotify etc) and use it as background for your real world class as well as online class rooms via Zoom, Skype or other softwares for distance learning etc. Just make sure that recordings of any such class are not made available on any platforms in any form. This includes recordings made by any of the attendees too. It’s a good idea to let attendees know, beforehand, that recordings of any kind are not permitted.
I have purchased your music from official store/gumroad/cdbaby, does that give me permission to use it in my projects?
No, Music on our website’s official store as well as on any other platform is made available for personal use only. It is not available for any commercial as well as non-commercial use.
Is your music available under Creative Commons License or CC License?
Currently none of our music is available under CC License.
Is your music copyright free?
No. All our music is copyrighted. Many people refer to the music available under public domain as copyright free. Currently none of our music is available in public domain, and it is not copyright free.
Is your music royalty free?
No. Our music is not available as royalty free. We are member of APRA in Australia, which acts as our international royalty collection agency.
Can I re-upload your youtube videos/ music on my youtube channel?
No, it infringes our copyrights as well as it is against youtube policies. Also, the channel with reuploaded content might get a copyright strike and even risks termination. Following scenarios are also considered as copyright violation under youtube policies and can result in a copyright strike.
- You have given credit to the Artist, or have written statements such as “no-copyright infringement intended”
- Manipulating audio, such as pitching it up and down, mixing it with other audios or nature sounds
- Manipulating video, such as removing, masking Meditative Mind’s branding, or photo manipulation of any kind
- Using a small portion of the music/video.
Can I sample your music and distribute it in a digital album, and sell it through a distributor like iTunes, CDBaby, Tunecore, Spotify, Distrokid or Amazon?
No. Each of those distributors and other similar music retailers require you own 100% of the copyrights to the pieces you publish. If you attempt this, you will likely get a cease and desist letter and lose all the money you made and never be able to sell music on those sites ever again. If you have more questions – contact the legal departments at those distributors, or your local copyright attorney.
Can I play your music in the Background of my Spa, Yoga Studio etc
Surely, you can.
Can I use FridayFreeDownloads in my projects?
No. Friday Free Downloads are also offered for personal use only.
Information about ContentID and Youtube Copyright Claims
Why I got copyright claim from Meditative Mind on my Youtube Video?
We are using Youtube Content ID to protect our original music, mantras and recordings. If your video on youtube has an audio featuring our original music and mantras, you may get contentID claim from Meditative Mind. In most of the cases, no action is required from your side. It is not a copyright strike. We release the claim for special educational videos. Please proceed to the next question to read our contentID claim release policy and procedure.
How can I remove the Meditative Mind related copyright claim from my video(s)?
For artists, yoga teachers, guided meditation instructors and educationists, who are genuinely using our music to provide value to others in the community, we make every effort to remove our claim asap, so that you can monetize your videos fully and keep sharing your wonderful gift with the world. Please take care of following while using our music in your youtube videos.
1. The main highlight of the video should be you, your gift, your craft and skill – not our music. Music or mantras should be used in the video to enhance the experience of viewers and mostly should be used in the background or in parts of the video.
2. Please credit ‘Meditative Mind’ with link to our official channel https://youtube.com/themeditativemind or url of specific video on our channel that you have used. Also, youtube allows you to add other channels via @ symbol in the title & descriptions. When you do that, we automatically get notified, and will make process of releasing the claim much faster and easier for us.
3. The main mission of your youtube video should be to help others with your craft/skill/knowledge.
4. Video should be in unlisted or public state for us to review it.
5. Please do not remix or edit the original audio.
Finally, please email to contentID@meditativemind.org with subject “ContentID Claim Release Request” with following information.
Video URL :
Timestamp where our audio features in your video:
Little detail about you, your channel and video : this is especially required if the primary language of your channel & video is not english.
Which video content is not eligible under ContentID claim release policy?
We release contentID claims on case by case bases. If your video or channel falls under the following categories, we will not be able to release the claim.
1. Your video only features our original audio/music.
2. Your channel features copied and reuploaded audio video content. (This may result in a copyright strike too.) If such an infringement is massive (More than 3 videos ), it may result in closure of channel.
3. Your video is Private.
4. Your channel and associated content is impersonating other popular channels and video.
5. Your channel and videos are not geared towards helping others.
6. You have remixed or edited our original audio.
I am not using Meditative Mind's audio, and believe contentID claim has been generated in error.
Though youtube has built a pretty solid content recognition system, but in rare occasions, an automatic contentID claim can be generated in error. If you believe that contentID claim by Meditative Mind has been generated in an error on any of your videos and it does not contain any of our original recordings, please email us on contentID@meditativemind.org with subject as “ContentID Error Match” and following details
Youtube Video URL :
Timestamp Range at which error match has been identified as mentioned in the contentID claim details :
Details/Reasoning/description about why it is an error match :
We are commited to making sure that any such error claims are looked into within 48hrs of receiving the request.
Questions about music stores
How can I find a particular youtube video music on your official store?
We have made it super simple to search any music via Youtube Videos ID search. You can get the youtube video id from the youtube url. The video ID will be located in the URL of the video page, right after the
v= URL parameter.
In this case, the URL of the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goyZbut_KFY Therefore, the ID of the video is goyZbut_KFY
How to get a YouTube video ID from a youtu.be short URL
The youtu.be URLs are created by generating a URL intendend for sharing. They differ slightly from youtube.com URLs because there are no URL parameters. Instead, the video ID is part of the URL itself.
In this case, the URL of the video is: https://youtu.be/goyZbut_KFY. Therefore, the ID of the video is goyZbut_KFY .
Update : We currently have around 400 of our 1200+ track available on the online store. We are add new tracks daily, so if any of your favorite track is not there yet, it will be soon.
I have downloaded the MP3 file from your online store. How can I transfer it to my iphone, amazon music etc.
All downloadable music files on our store are in MP3 format, so you can transfer it to any device of your choice. Below are some helpful tutorials, if you are facing issues with
Transfer MP3 to iPhone, iPad using iTunes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzAXbtw0S0U
Transfer MP3 to iPhone, iPad without iTunes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3JAPqDrByk
Transfer MP3 to Amazon Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNYoEJ-i0zk
Transfer MP3 to Android : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXKDFcEHDlA
If you have purchased our music via Gumroad and are having problems downloading/playing it. Please read this.
Update : We have been made aware of many problems with Gumroad platform and are in process of phasing it out. Our new music will be available only via our online store.
Our music on Gumroad is available as MP3 downloads. You do not need any specific app or player to play it. If you have accidentally installed Gumroad App, please uninstall it. You do not need it and its not required to download/play/listen to our music.
In order to download the MP3 file, please go to your email that you received from Gumroad. We recommed opening your email on computer or desktop. and click on the Download button. On the webpage that opens, click the download button again. to get the MP3 file. Do not click “Listen”, “Open in App” etc.
Questions about our creative side
Who creates music for MeditativeMind? Do you get it made, do you license it?
Music and mantras you hear on our platforms are composed, produced and performed by Dilpreet Bhatia. All our music is created in-house, in our studio. We do not license it. We do not get it made from somewhere else. Tracks are then mastered for various platforms by Aman Rajput.
Who creates the visuals?
All the visuals are also created in-house by Dilpreet Bhatia & Suraj Pasi. We do license the stills and videos from time to time.
What softwares do you use to create music? Which DAW and instruments?
We made a lot of music in Cubase. Most of our earlier releases are all done on Cubase. Now-a-days we are using Logic Pro X. Logic’s internal instruments and plugins are fabulous, and work really great for us. We also record and create lots of our instruments in house in EXS24.
Which softwares you use to create visuals?
After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator. These are our go tos..