Legal Information & copyrights

earth.fm is a not-for-profit initiative developed by Digital Partnership for Regeneration and Reconnection MTÜ, a Non-Profit Organisation registered in Estonia (registry code 80615833).

earth.fm has been created as a repository of immersive natural soundscapes, with the purpose of helping listeners to reconnect with the natural world. Any income generated through the activities developed by earth.fm will be used to pay its operational expenses and donated to nature protection non-profit organisations. 

The earth.fm project has been made possible through the generous contributions of recordings, photos, artwork and videos by recordists, photographers and other individuals. We respect the intellectual property rights of artists and appreciate the time, effort and expense that goes into creating quality digital media.

Unless otherwise agreed, earth.fm doesn’t make any use of the media submitted by the contributors other than to stream them on earth.fm. 

The audio, photos, video and digital artwork used throughout the earth.fm website all retain the copyright of their original creators or copyright owners. All content on this website has been published either:

  • with the direct permission of the copyright owner
  • with an appropriate rights-managed or royalty-free license which has been purchased from a media agency
  • with an appropriate ‘Creative Commons‘ license
  • due to the media being available in the ‘Public Domain

The authors can withdraw their material at any time, unless agreed otherwise between the author and earth.fm.

The users of this website (earth.fm) are not allowed to download or use the sounds in ways other than for their own enjoyment purposes.

All media which has been published on earth.fm under a Creative Commons license has been appropriately labelled as such. Audio recordings on our website are all attributed prominently & linked to the source or other location requested by the author.

Regarding photographs and digital illustrations under ‘All Rights Reserved’, ‘Royalty-free’ & ‘Public Domain’ licenses, the media has not been captioned or visibly attributed due to layout restrictions and licensing conditions. Please do not use any media on this site without prior permission. If you would like to obtain public domain or creative commons photographs for use in your own project we suggest trying a service like Pixabay or Stock.XCHNG

The earth.fm team is extremely grateful to have inherited the Nature Soundmap project originally created by Marc Anderson, who continues to be one of our most active contributors and an “elder” of the community.