While several game companies are busy purging their music libraries from content creation platforms like YouTube, The Pokémon Company has officially offered some iconic tracks from the franchise. its commerce for people to use globally.
Starting today, if you’re not part of the initial launch system in Japan in late 2021, anyone can access Pokémon DP Audio Library, a digital resource where you can listen to or download music from the official Pokémon Diamond and Pearl soundtrack for use in content creation and even some performances.
The DP Audio Library website features pre-made playlists for different moods, the Group Tracks feature lets you save six songs to your media dashboard, and the easy-to-navigate Music Box page lets you Search the game’s music using pre-set cards or by scrolling.
To promote creative use of the game’s original soundtrack, TPC teamed up with Japanese music artist and DJ Alan Shirahama to create a new soundtrack that samples several passages from Pokémon DP. His track, “on my way to Glory,” is just one of several that will be released as part of this promotion.
Total Diamond and Pearl The soundtrack has also been compiled and uploaded to YouTube on the official version Pokémon YouTube channel as part of this promotion.
Obviously, the terms of service for a service like this are very broad. But TPC specifically listed multiple ways fans are allowed to use the classic game’s music through this new service.
These are just a few key examples. Some of the rules are quite vague.
- Can be used for:
- Creative projects featuring Pokémon DP background music
- Background music for non-commercial events
- Performing at non-commercial events (such as weddings, sports competitions, etc.)
- Cannot be used for:
- Direct commercial use
- Advertise specific products, services, individuals, etc.
- Play TV or radio programs
- Redistribution of music
- Include background music of games, apps, or other software
- Anything that makes a statement about a particular ideology, religion, or politics
- And more
Obviously, the focus on non-commercial use makes things like creating monetized YouTube videos, using music on streams, or even putting it in the background for podcasts in some part of the gray area. Some creators have broken it down to mean you can use it in your projects on distribution sites like YouTube and Twitch, along with musical compositions.
But anyone worried about a potential DMCA or the stopping and cancellation of their projects being hit on other platforms may want to safely continue playing it until official confirmation.
If music from the DP Sound Library is used, creators must include a permission notice where it can be read by viewers. This notice will apply specifically to videos uploaded to YouTube and other formats where a description is available.
You can read the full terms of service, along with the entire music library and available features, on DP Sound Library official website. And who knows, this might also spark more content like this from other publishers.
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