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Is this music actually free and legal to download and use?

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I googled "free metal music" because I want some new music for the Quake MOD I am working on and found this: http://www.last.fm/music/+free-music-downloads/instrumental+metal

These tracks are really cool, but I also want to know if they are actually free. Because if they are then I will probably use some of them.

Are these tracks really free like the site claims and could I use them for my mod without breaking any copyright rules?

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Free to download doesn't mean free to put in your wad. Ask permission from the artists unless you can find they attached a license giving you permission.

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I really liked this guy's music: http://www.last.fm/music/Keith+Merrow

So I emailed him this:

"Greetings.

I am a modder that is working on a video game MOD for Id Software's QUAKE.

I am looking for some new music to use in it, and I really like your music tracks!

If I were to download and/or buy your tracks, would I have your permission to use them in my mod? If so, then they would play during active gameplay.

I hope I get a reply from you!"


And got the fallowing reply:

Hello,

Sure, I would be happy to give you permission for that. All I ask is that you credit me and provide a link back to my site wherever possible (info section, etc.)

Have fun!

-KM


This is good news, because his music is great and sounds like it could go very well with the fast paced gameplay of Quake.

I might still check out those free websites that you guys linked to as well, though.

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