Hi, this will be my first game jam and just had a question. One of the rules states "Your game must not contain unlicensed audio / music." Does this mean I can use any music I want? I know that doesn't sound right so I was just looking for some clarification.
This means the creator of any audio or music must have given you express permission to use their content. This could mean you paid for it for use in a project and to distribute it. No, buying a track on amazon or itunes doesn't count--that is a playback license, not a distribution or creative use license. This could also mean you got it from a free asset site that explicitly states you may use that content as part of your project. It could also mean you created all of your own audio assets.
So this means don't steal other people's work and represent it as your own unless they told you you could or that you could use it and give them proper credit.