Hi friend, my name is Ben and I make the air wiggle for fun. Music and creativity are my lifeblood.
The official Abstraction YouTube channel can be found at youtube.com/ben_burnes. Many of the prior music production Twitch streams are hosted there as well as videos of all official music releases.
Do you want to take your art to the next level? High quality music and sound design are two primary elements that amp up the emotion and atmosphere in any multimedia project. How can I help?
In addition to custom commission work, I run an active Patreon campaign. Every week, I release a new song that Patreon subscribers can use in whatever project they want. For more info, check out patreon.com/ben_burnes.
One of the best things about being a creator is being able to be a part of other people's creative work. I want to clarify what is and is not OK when it comes to using music in your projects. If any of this isn't clear, please get in contact with me through Twitter or email with your specific situation and I will be more than happy to clarify.
Click any section for additional information...
This encompasses pretty much anything including streaming, YouTube, game development, podcasts, and film. But please, contact me through Twitter before you do; I want to know how you use the music so I can share your stuff!
When using a song or album, you must have acquired it through legal means. If you grabbed the music through Bandcamp, through many of the available digital outlets, or received it from my Patreon campaign, you're good to go. Many albums I offer for free and there are plenty of free downloads on SoundCloud as well, and these are perfectly acceptable to use.
If you are using a song, it is required to properly attribute it in your project's credits. When attributing music, list the song's title and give credit by name (Abstraction). Also, you must include a link to either the Bandcamp page (http://abstractionmusic.bandcamp.com/) or home page (http://www.abstractionmusic.com/).
I understand that much of this will rely on the honor system since I cannot monitor the entire Internet, but please keep in mind that everyone works hard at their craft and recognition like this helps more than you think.
If your project intends on making any sort of income (sales, ad revenue, microtransactions, etc), please support my Patreon campaign. I feel that it is fair to kick back at least $1 of your monthly income my way. I prefer this method over managing project income and royalty payouts since that can be a real pain for everyone involved. Subscribing supports the current library of work as well as plenty of new music to use guilt-free in future projects. Plus, it's a business expense!
What I mean by this is you cannot broadcast the music without adding your own content. Added content could be considered gameplay on Twitch, or a podcast, or in your video game or movie. You can't just upload the MP3 files to YouTube or stream the music with no additional content. You also cannot claim the music as your own, or sell the music in compilations or bundles.
While I try to ensure that all my music is as free to use as possible, due to contractual obligations the following music has exclusivity.
Music within the following albums can NOT be used in video games:
Music within in the following albums can NOT be used in short films and movies:
I am always happy to talk to new people. The best way to get in touch would be through Twitter since I am almost always connected to it. However, I understand that Twitter isn't everyone's style. If you prefer using traditional email, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!