Can Midjourney images be used commercially?

Midjourney is an excellent tool for generating realistic art using artificial intelligence. As artists, it is a great way to practice sketches, paint strokes, or even garner inspiration for the next creation.

These days, selling art can help generate revenue, but does that apply to AI images created by such tools? In this article, we will find the answer to the commercial use of Midjourney or MJ’s images.

Let’s find that out.

Can Midjourney images be used commercially?

For those who are wondering if this tool can be used commercially, we have simplified and explained the answer in detail:

1. Terms of Use

Their website clearly states that those who avail of the paid plans have complete authority over the art they produce. Note that you own the assets you create under the Services. This ownership remains with you even after you cancel or downgrade your membership*.

As long as you comply with the agreement, you are the sole owner of those assets. Also, even if you upscale art generated by other users, they are still under the ownership of that particular user.

2. Not A Paid Member

For users who do not possess paid memberships, the assets they create are not owned by them under the Creative Commons Noncommercial 4.0 Attribution International License. This means you can still use the AI art for personal or noncommercial use.

3. Clause for higher revenue-generating companies

Some clauses apply if your business generates more than $1 million in revenue yearly. If so, only Pro plan subscribers can use the created images commercially. Ensure that every individual in the organization is subscribed to the Pro plan.

Can Midjourney images be used commercially?

4. Post-membership cancellation use

The images you produced during your subscription may still be used commercially if you decide to discontinue your membership in the future. However, as a free user, you cannot use them. The General Terms of Service apply to images created by paying users, while the CC BY-NC 4.0 license applies.

It is crucial to read the Terms of Service before using commercially generated assets.


1. What is the U.S. Copyright Office’s current ruling regarding AI-produced art?

According to the current ruling of the U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright is based on authorship. Since AI art generators like Midjourney are viewed as machines, and only humans can be the authors of an artwork, copyright is dependent on authorship.

2. What is stealth mode?

Stealth Mode is available to Pro Plan subscribers, who can hide their images from other users of the Midjourney website. The commands /stealth and public switch between the Stealth and Public modes.

3. Can everyone see my images on Discord?

Images created using Midjourney are publicly accessible by default. Everything you produce is visible to everyone. Even better, you can modify other people’s creations by scaling the ones you prefer or requesting modifications. This entitles you to view and absorb the inspiration of other creators.


To sum up, yes, you can use Midjourney’s images commercially if you have bought the membership plan. If you are a company with a revenue of $1,000,000, ensure every individual in the organization is subscribed to the Pro plan. You cannot use the images commercially if you are a free user.

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