Music for Video : A Portal For Producers
About Music for Video
jason on 11/15/2011 at 07:45AM
Here's the latest volume of the FMA's Tracks to Sync series of Creative Commons music mixes curated with the online video producer in mind!
The FMA hosts music that wants to be shared under a range of licenses, and while some cannot be used in a video without permission from the artist because they have the "NoDerivatives" clause, the tracks in this mix can on terms that range from Attribution-only (CC BY) to the more popular Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA). If you're new to the site, you can read more in our FAQ and at Creative Commons' website.
Most of the artists in this mix offer more tracks on the FMA or beyond, so if you like what you hear you can dig deeper. You can also reach out to most artists directly via their homepage or FMA profile if you would like to license their music beyond the scope of the CC license, and whenever you use an artist's music we recommend sending them a link to the work they helped inspire by leaving a comment — they'll be happy to hear from you!
To the Dust: From Man You Came and To Man You Shall Return was recorded by the instrumental duo Charles Atlas and released for free by the essential Chicago-based online music resource Brainwashed (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA).
Monster Rally is Ted Feighan from Columbus Ohio, and "Island on Fire" is his Bad Panda Records digi-single from earlier this year, composed during sessions for his Gold Robot debut LP Coral (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA).
The Protagonist's "Punk Fuzz!" contains a NSFW sample, along with some sweet instrumental grooves; it kicked off WM Recordings' Wakka chikka wakka chikka: Porn music for the masses volume 2 (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA).
Swedish post-rock project Our Last Hope Lost Hope was featured on Zeromoon Sampler III along with a range of experimental musics from around the globe, and "Godsstation" was released on vinyl by Future Recordings (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA).
UK composer and sound designer Alastair Cameron shares a wide variety of film music and sound effects under a Creative Commons - Attribution license, meaning all you need to do is attribute him with a link to cameronmusic.co.uk. (Creative Commons BY)
This month's mix wraps up with two tracks by electronic keyboardist LJ Kruzer, whose work has been met with praise by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs and Mixmaster Morries and for good reason! "Chantiers Navals 412" can be found on Dance Audit Hour, a compilation from the UK-based Uncharted Audio label, who also released Kruzer's Tam Variations (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA).
video of the month:
Here's a quick vidblog/notebook from two weeks spent in Daegu, South Korea's fourth largest city (read more)