NoCopyrightSounds

NoCopyrightSounds (NCS) is a British record label that releases royalty-free electronic dance music.[3] Starting as a YouTube channel,[4] it reached 1 million paid downloads in 2017.

NoCopyrightSounds
NCS logo.svg
Founded14 August 2011; 9 years ago (2011-08-14)[1]
FounderBilly Woodford
Genre
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
Official websitencs.io
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011–present
GenreMusic
Subscribers30 million
Total views9.571 billion
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2017

History

NoCopyrightSounds was started as a YouTube channel in 2011 by an "avid gamer"[5] named Billy Woodford.[6][7] The label was described by Forbes as "a YouTube-first label that allows indie creators to use and even monetize its music freely as long as they give due credit back to the content owners."[8][9][10]

In 2017, NoCopyrightSounds achieved a milestone of over a million sales of digital downloads, despite releasing music for free.[6] The label manager Daniel J. Lee said "Similar to services with a freemium model, NCS provides both the option to enjoy music for free but at the same time also enables fans to support the music across paid services", asserting that the label releases music for free and also sells them.[7] Woodford, about the milestone, stated, "I’m immensely proud to have reached 1 million paid downloads, and believe this shows the growth and strength NCS has built over the years."[6] He also commented that "The demand for fresh original music from Creators is enormous and growing daily."[11][12]

Artists

References

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  3. ^ Stevo (9 November 2017). "Copyright Free Music: These Labels Are Changing Up Royalty Free Music". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
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  13. ^ "3rd Prototype znów jest duetem! Niespodziewany zwrot akcji przypieczętowany nowym singlem" [3rd Prototype is a duo again! An unexpected twist sealed with a new single]. Shining Beats (in Polish). 14 August 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  14. ^ Lillywhite, Matt. "NoCopyrightSound's Axol Drops Emotional Single "Hurt"". EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
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  16. ^ RoomMusic·September 13, Groove Cartel·FeaturedFree DownloadsMain; updated:January 8, 2019·Last; Read, 2020·1 Min (13 September 2019). "Max Brhon unveils Cyberpunk via NoCopyrightSounds". The Groove Cartel. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
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  21. ^ "How U.K. Producer Diamond Eyes Returned to Music After Sickness, Abuse and the Deaths of His Best Friends". Billboard. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  22. ^ Karakolis, Konstantinos. "Rival Enlists Bryan Finlay for Impactful Cut "Walls"". EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists. Retrieved 29 April 2021. Walls" comes out as part of No Copyright Sounds' (NCS) huge Elevate compilation, featured alongside artists such as Diamond Eyes, Jim Yosef, Sara Skinner, Diviners and more. With the collection of tracks, NCS aims to showcase that "Electronic music isn't just about the drop, every song is a story in its own right.
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  31. ^ "Lost Sky Teams up with NCS on Atmospheric Masterpiece, 'Dreams'". Your EDM. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  32. ^ "NIVIRO - You (Original Mix)". Dancing Astronaut. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
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