Skyrim Composer Jeremy Soule Gives the Modding Community Permission to Use Songs from His Independent Record in Their Work
Famous gaming composer Jeremy Soule is allowing modders and other game makers to use some of his own personal work in their projects if they so desire.
Perhaps best known for his past composition work on Bethesda Game Studios titles like Skyrim, Oblivion, and Morrowind, Jeremy Soule has now given the modding community at large permission to utilize even more of his tracks in their work and all he’s asking for return is to be mentioned in the work.
Soule made the announcement on Twitter recently and said that any modders who might be creating various projects would be allowed to use tracks from his independent record “The Northerner Diaries Symphonic Sketches.” Unlike previous recordings for other games that Soule has worked on, this album is solely owned by Soule and isn’t restricted by any outside copyright holders, which is why he’s able to do this.
In return, Soule said that all he wants is to be credited for the music somewhere in the game, which is a small price to pay to utilize some truly outstanding musical work. As I’ve been writing up this article, I have been listening to some of the tracks from The Northerner Diaries and they sound incredibly reminiscent of Soule’s music on some of the aforementioned games.
Soule definitely seems like a generous fellow to allow so many people access to his work like this. While he’s not confirmed to be the composer of The Elder Scrolls VI just yet, a fact he recently admitted himself, I’m hoping that Bethesda brings him back in due time.
To listen to The Northerner Diaries for yourself, you can find a YouTube playlist of the tracks from the album right here.
Dear mod community, please feel free to include The Northerner Diaries in your games. I only ask that you credit me when possible. https://t.co/0JnmD4HaSY
— Jeremy Soule (@mistersoule) January 9, 2019