I was looking for something ground breaking for the first blog of the year and hear it is…  Not new, as such, as it has been around for a while, it is just that today I received my first track from this web site for a video project I’m working on.

It is extremely difficult to get legal music to use for videos, even the simplest route can cost considerable amounts and is hard to track down ownership of copyright.  So here Moby, someone established and successful has released material free to independent and non-profit movie makers – Mobygratis.

I was intrigued by this when I first saw it, but waited for a specific project before applying for an license to use a track.  Now I can start to look for more … anyway, as I now think Moby is the best thing since <insert something very good here>.

Here is how Moby pitches the concept, however watch past 1:20 for a brief discussion of copyright problems:

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