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Music Copyright Information

All original music created by me for either Uncertain Sound or Dead Night Sky does have proof of copyright. All other music on my website, whether used as "mashups", part of videos, sharing music within a blog post, or any other reason is property of it's respective copyright holders and will usually be stated somewhere within the post it is featured on. I have no connection to the artists or labels for music that I do not own unless I explicitly state that I do have the artist or copyright holder's permission to use the music in the manor that it is posted. Questions about original music and music featured on my website are answered below.

  • What time do you stream?
    I'm currently trying to figure out a new schedule, but for now it's really late nights on changing days. Since this is not a job for me, my schedule is always changing. I try to keep it updated when there are changes. Make sure you follow and click the bell icon on Twitch to enable notifications for when I go live. I try to stream at least twice a week. You can get schedule updates on Twitter and Discord.
  • What time zone?
    I live in the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Which platforms/games do you play?
    For streaming/game capture, I typically use either a PC or Xbox One, but I also have (and can also stream) a Switch, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, Gamecube, and N64. I also have a 3DS and Vita but I don't have a way to capture them, nor do I intend to purchase a capture card for them. I play a variety of games. I don't stick to a single game and I do not play competitively. For group streams, I'll just jump on with whatever my friends are playing (which is typically Halo 5, Overwatch, GTA V, and Rocket League).
  • What games do you have?
    I have a database of games I own using Darkadia (HIGHLY recommend this site if you want to do the same).
  • Can I play with you?
    I will usually put “w/ chat” in my stream title if I intend to play with the community. Otherwise, I typically play with my friends who are just looking to wind down and relax. Depending on who they are and how they feel, they may not be interested in having strangers joining the game and party chat.
  • What’s the music sometimes playing at the beginning of the stream or during breaks?
    That’s my own music from my other YouTube channel.
  • Why won’t you play music during certain streams?
    I like to archive my live streams. I also monetize whatever videos I can on YouTube (at least I used to, back when I was eligible for YouTube's Partner Program). Music makes this difficult for copyright reasons. My stream can be muted on Twitch, I could get strikes on YouTube or Twitch, a YouTube or Twitch video can get taken down by the copyright holder, and I won’t be able to monetize any gameplay videos. Depending on the game and the casual nature of the stream, I may play approved music for streaming on Twitch, or music from artists I've reached out to who have expressed approval, so that my videos won’t be muted if you miss a stream and want to watch later.
  • Which DAW are you using during your music production streams?
    Mixcraft 9
  • Who are you playing with?
    I tend to stream with specific friends regularly in several games, but mostly in Overwatch. If we’re all streaming at the same time, type “!multi” in my chat to get the link to our multi-stream.
  • What is “The GOOS Squad”?
    The "GOOS Squad" (or "Goose Squad", there's no official spelling or terminology) is a group of friends and family I always play games with. You will typically see us playing Halo 5: Guardians together. A couple of us have a Twitch channel, but for the most part they don't care about streaming and are just playing to play the game. So please respect them and don't harass them in chat or Xbox Live. If you show up to my stream often enough, you might get know who all of them are.
  • Any chance you’ll stream to other platforms like Facebook?
    Not at this time.
  • Did you make your stream layouts yourself?
    Mostly, yes. I make my own Twitch panels. I guess I just like making them because I will get bored with them after a while and change them. For the intro and "BRB" scenes with the faded pink/blue living room and TV scenes showing videos from my YouTube channels, I took the living room image from Google images (I know, I'm awful) and edited it to fit the style of my stream. The outro scene when I'm ending was created by me but the moving Xbox One image I believe I got from Engadget (again... I know I'm awful). For the live stream, when I have the brushed metal or moving triangles layout which displays many things (social media, live stream chat, a "now playing" marquee for music playing, and more) I created myself with an edited royalty free metal wallpaper or animated video loop. For "full screen" scenes where it's just the game and my webcam, I use an altered version of a frame offered by the Twitch streamer Annemunition which she offers for free for other streamers to use (I found the link through Reddit somewhere).
  • Do you make stream layouts for others?
    I've worked on stuff for friends, but otherwise, no. I've seen work from some pretty great artists if you're looking to comission someone. Ask me and I'll try pointing you in the right direction. I have never comissioned any artists for this purpose since I personally don't have a need for it so I can't personally recommend anyone from experience but if that changes I'll change this FAQ. If you still prefer to have me make your layouts, send me an email.
  • How can I help support your channel?
    I recently became affiliated on Twitch so you now have the option to subscribe to my channel and donate Bits. I also created a Patreon for the stream and set up donations (or "tips") through Streamlabs. You can also buy merch through my Streamlabs store. Donations and subscriptions are optional and never required. I will never have a paywall for my content and it will always be available to access for free for everyone (unless there are copyright issues which are out of my control).
  • What are others ways I can support your content right now?
    You can buy or stream my music (more info here), or support my music on Patreon. I also set up a Ko-Fi account for my music. Also, sharing and linking to my content helps me a lot more than you might realize.
  • Hey, I like your videos! Can you check out my channel/video/song/etc?"
    Sure! I'll check out any creative content people send me. Be proud of your work! Never be afraid to show it off! However, if you're asking me to see or listen to something while I'm streaming, I unfortunately won't be able to do so and will likely forget if you share it in the chat. I would recommend sending me a link afterwards as a Whisper on Twitch, on social media, or Discord. Please do not use my email for this purpose unless it's for a collaboration or other opportunity.
  • Hey, I like your videos and subscribed! Could you also subscribe back to me?"
    No. I have a strict policy against "follow4follow/sub4sub/like4like/etc". My answer to this will always be no. If you wish for me to check out something you've created, see the previous question above.
  • Can I add you on Xbox Live?
    If you have an Xbox One, you can FOLLOW me on Xbox Live. I typically don’t add random people and just stick to friends I know. Same typically goes with Steam. I’m generally okay with PlayStation, Nintendo, or other PC platforms, though.
  • I’ll follow/subscribe if you do this funny thing on stream!
    Here’s why I won’t do that (you can also trigger this link by typing “!fart” in chat).
  • Can I be a mod?
    I won’t give mod status to just anyone asking for it. You can earn mod status by earning enough !tokens in my Twitch or Mixer chat through the StreamLabs Cloudbot. I will mod my friends or if I notice someone continuously comes out to my streams and participates in my chat, I will then decide on my own if I want to make them a mod. Mods must adhere to my chat rules or risk losing their mod privileges.
  • Regarding politics.
    I try to keep my live streams away from politics. It’s not because I don’t like talking about politics or think it’s not important – quite the opposite – but I know from experience that discussions can turn very ugly, very fast. And for the most part I want to keep the discussions in my live streams positive and inclusive because most people are there to make friends and have a good time. However, if I’m feeling particularly talkative and open on the subject, I will show it with the “!politics” command in my stream title which you can use in chat. If that’s the case, you can feel free to ask me (not anyone else in chat) what my thoughts are or just general political positions. Do not use this as an excuse to berate others who have differing opinions or beliefs of yours. If you want to have a separate conversation with me on this, I welcome it as long as it’s civil and not attacking me personally.
  • Why am I banned/blocked?
    It's probably for a good reason.
  • Can I ask a mod to appeal my ban?
    No. Leave the mods alone.
  • Where are you from/what do you do/etc?
    I'm from Canada but please don't ask me or anyone else in my chat or who I'm playing with any personal questions beyond that.

Videos and YouTube

Videos made on YouTube or other video hosting sites typically have information on the page regarding the content in the video. Any video that contains only content that I created, own, and/or have permission to use will be monetized to receive ad revenue. Any other videos will only have advertisements provided by the host and I do not receive any portion of that revenue. If you have questions, concerns, or a complaint about any of my videos, please contact me.

YouTube Monetization

I am currently not part of a YouTube Multi-Channel Network and instead incorporate Google AdSense ads on all of my YouTube channels myself. As a result, I usually have a difficult time getting videos of my original content approved by YouTube in a timely manner. This page will hopefully alleviate some of the complications and will continuously be updated as changes need to be made.


Copyright information is available on all of my music releases. In addition to official releases, copyright information on other musical content is listed below.

  • "Dream" - [Sheet Music 1] [Sheet Music 2]

  • "Nothing" (a.k.a "Untitled (Alive at Dawn)") - [Sheet Music]

  • "Regret" - [Sheet Music 1] [Sheet Music 2]

  • "Introduction" (a jingle I use as part of an intro to various YouTube videos) - [Sheet Music]

  • "Carousel" (a.k.a "White") - I do not have sheet music or an official release for this. Proof of copyright consists of a physical, dated recording from 2008. However, demos currently exist for this song herehere, and here.

  • "Snowfall" [To be updated later]

  • "Storms" [To be updated later]

  • "Kindling" [To be updated later]

  • "SFTC" [To be updated later]

  • "Green" [To be updated later]

  • "Our Last Goodbye" [To be updated later]

  • "The Deep End" [To be updated later]

  • "Questions" [To be updated later]

  • "Shadows of My Past" [To be updated later]

  • "Lounge Around" [To be updated later]

  • "Deck the Halls" [To be updated later]

  • "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" [To be updated later]

  • "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" [To be updated later]

Channel Uses

All original content I own the rights to use can be used in any video in the following YouTube channels I run listed below.












Any additional channels not listed above that are requesting approval for monetization using any of my content should have received a confirmation email from me personally via stating explicitly that the channel or video in question has my permission to use my content for monetization.


If you are looking to collaborate or cross-promote on YouTube, please contact me so we can discuss it further.

Use of My Music and Instrumental Covers

I have a lot of people who ask my permission to use my music for their own YouTube videos. Generally, the answer is yes as long as you follow my very simple and reasonable criteria.

  • You cannot use music I do not own the rights to (such as mashups).

  • You can use my cover song instrumentals or original music for your own vocal covers as long as you follow the other criteria in this list.

  • You cannot just re-upload my music/videos as I've uploaded them without any creative alteration (changing tempo/pitch does not count)*.

  • You cannot claim my work as your own*.

  • I would appreciate a credit somewhere on the page or video. Either the description, title, within the video, end screen, or cards. Ideally, linking to my channel, website, original video, or link to purchase the song so others can find it would be best.

  • I use AdRev for my original music so you won't be able to monetize your videos using my original music without getting a content ID claim. If you're looking for permission to be able to monetize your video, please contact me with a request and a link to the video for me to review. Please keep in mind that I do not control the copyright rights to cover songs so unless it's a song YouTube permits you to monetize or your MCN can handle the licensing, I cannot give you permission to monetize use of my cover songs.

  • You cannot sell or distribute the use of my music without my permission. Do not provide a link for download, purchase, or to stream off a platform which allows you to earn money off song plays (such as Spotify) unless you have my expressed permission*.

  • Above all, the most important criteria is to SHOW ME YOUR WORK! I love seeing what others are doing with my music and I encourage everyone to share content you've worked on with as many people as you can who you think will enjoy it. Once you have finished what you've worked on, please send me a link to check it out!

*I consider any violations of these terms as stealing my work. If you do so, I will take all necessary actions to remove those violations from as simple as issuing a copyright strike to taking legal action if required.

Content ID Claims

I am currently signed with AdRev. Chances are if you've received a claim for the use of my music, that means I've uploaded whatever content you've used to AdRev to monetize on the use of my music in YouTube videos or even other websites like SoundCloud by making a portion of the ad revenue from any ads displayed on that content. If you are getting a false claim for my music or other content, please contact me with the all the appropriate information and follow YouTube's methods for filing a dispute. Please redirect the person or company making the claim to this post and provide all the appropriate details to them. I will try my best to assist with any false claims within my ability to do so. If you're just looking for permission to use my material for commercial use for your project or creative content and want an omission from any claims made by myself or AdRev, I also recommend you contact me so I can review the content in question and send you the appropriate documentation to have your content approved or to remove your video from AdRev's content ID search.

Usage Rights

As stated elsewhere on this site, my original music is offered for free and typically has a creative commons license of non-commercial share-alike. This means you are free to use my music for any non-commercial creative works as long as you use the same license and you credit me for the source material. I would ask that you also provide a link to my websiteYouTube channel, or the source where you downloaded or purchased my music for others to obtain it.

If you're trying to get approval of my music for commercial use, including YouTube monetization, I have to approve of it before you do so. I know from personal experience that YouTube does not allow statements made through social media so for now if I agree to you using my music for your monetized videos, I will state so specifically through email using For any other commercial uses you will still need to contact me for approval.

What is allowed

I'm not very strict when it comes to how you use my music but I do have some general guidelines for what I am okay and not okay with. Remember to provide the proper credits when using my music for your content.


  • Remixes

  • Covers

  • Background audio to support a visual narrative (such as a short film or animation).

Not allowed

  • Slightly altering my music and claiming it is a "remix".

  • Taking the direct audio without alteration and no clear creative intent, especially if claiming it as your own work

  • Diminishing the audio quality, such as using and distributing a lower bitrate than originally intended.

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