11 October 2007

There Are Some Enterprises in Which a Careful Disorderliness Is the True Method

Electronic music artist Moby is now offering royalty-free song downloads for non-commercial, non-profit use. Snip:

'film music', is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.
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if you want to use it in a commercial film or short then you can apply for an easy license, with any money that's generated being given to the humane society.


Link, via studiodaily.com

2 comments:

Daniel said...

While it's a grand idea - and his efforts are certainly noble with regard to donating the profits from these music licenses to charitable organizations - it would be nice if the music he were offering were more substantial than (what sounds like) merely grabbing the unfinished bits he had laying around and presenting them as 'production music.'

For more on Moby's music library check out our post back in July (when he launched Gratis).

Christian Dolan said...

Daniel,

Good points, all. But I think the most important aspect of the endeavor is the fact that, more and more, established artists are thumbing their noses at the specter of DRM and draconian copyright scare tactics (witness Prince's recent self-distro attempt and Trent Reznor's declaration of label independence).

The sooner the industry realizes that the sky is indeed not falling, the sooner we can get back to a place where a low-budget documentary can make reasonable use of music and images without paying an arm and a leg (and possibly even a kidney).

Thanks for reading. :)

-Christian