About Music for Video
jason on 04/11/2011 at 09:20AM
It seems like every day, we encounter a new collaboration between FMA artists and creative online video producers. When someone like Danny Cook hooks up with an FMA artist like Russia's Blear Moon (video below) or the Prague-based Junior85, the result isn't just a fantastic new multimedia creation, but exposure to hundreds of thousands of new people.
So here's a new mix of Creative Commons music curated with the online video producer in mind. It includes couple selections from the Bad Panda series (a cinematic track from K-Conjog and that Delicate Steve who I was raving about the other day); Garth Knox's "Oriental Blues" via the avant neo-classical label SHSK'H; an acoustic 'outtake' from extraordinary collagist Ergo Phizmiz, Django-inspired Latché Swing; the Minneapolis duo Rho via WM Recordings; Ukrainian post-rockers I Drug Moy Gruzovik, salsa from Songo 21, new jams from Italy's Peter Sharp, Swiss demoscene pioneer Bacalao, and a minimalist selection from junior85's new glockenspiel-y real-time EP.
The tracks in this mix are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, but as always when browsing the FMA, click on the Track Name (or "i") to view the license that outlines the terms under which this music can be shared. The CC BY-NC-SA is the most popular, but some tracks have the NoDerivatives clause and so are not available for video use at all, while others are FMA-Limited and only available for download. If this is all new to you, read up in the Help, FAQ and at Creative Commons' website. And if you're thinking about using a piece of music in a way that might not be covered by the CC license, it's always best to check with the artist/rights-holders -- they'll be happy to hear from you!
We hope this mix inspires even more creative collaborations -- if you are so inspired, please leave a comment on the artist's profile with a link to check out the result, and thank you for sharing the good music that wants to be shared!