Applying a CC licence on SoundCloud

On this page we describe how to apply a Creative Commons licence to content on SoundCloud.

Alternately this content can be viewed as a pdf file: How to apply a CC licence on SoundCloud.pdf (546kb)

Creative Commons Licences on SoundCloud

SoundCloud has an excellent primer on Creative Commons, which gives you all the info you need to know about uploading and licensing music on their platform.

You can 1) choose a CC licence when uploading a track or set or 2) change your default license setting in your ‘extra settings‘.

1) After registering an account, select ‘Upload & Share’ from the top menu, or go to Upload your track or set. Then select the CC licence:

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2) You can also change your default license setting if you go to

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* Content from the Creative Commons wiki How to publish on SoundCloud