Licenses and Copyright

The audio recordings on are samples from the extensive database we have created by collaborating with sound recordists from around the globe.

If you would like to use any of the sounds for your project, please fill in the form on this page, providing as much information as possible, and we will get back to you soon.

Licensing Fees & Copyright

Licensing fees vary depending on usage and distribution. For example, to use a series of extensive soundscapes in a commercial exhibition would attract higher rates than would using a single brief recording on a non-commercial website.

All of the recordings on this website are protected by international copyright law and may not be copied, reproduced or used with written permission from the author. Unless otherwise specified, permission to use media is controlled with an ‘All Rights Reserved’ or ‘Rights Managed’ licensing arrangement.

Most of our recordists spend much of their own time, energy and expense to capture the unique natural sounds of our planet. Licensing sounds is a means by which they can receive compensation for their efforts and personal contribution to the preservation of these natural sound archives.


At this stage, the best way to contribute toward this project is to visit the individual websites of our artists and purchasing one of their cd’s or digital downloads.

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