Moby music free for indie movie makers
More Moby in movies? I like that it's free for indie filmmakers, but isn't there enough Moby floating around in the pop culture universe?
Also, I didn't know he was a "dance musician." I thought he was more of a "commercially cunning, crafty musician."
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dance musician Moby has launched a Web site that gives his music away -- to the right people, of course.
He is licensing his music for free via mobygratis.com to help out indie and student filmmakers.
"I was a philosophy major and I had a minor in film," he says. "Ever since then, I've had a lot of friends in the world of independent and nonprofit film production. Their recurring complaint is that it's really difficult to license music for movies that have no budgets, so I thought I would start this Web site which very simply provides free music to nonprofit indie films."
The site offers 70 unreleased pieces of music. Moby says the music is "specifically designed" to be in films and would not be of interest to the general consumer. It also has been another creative outlet for him.
"I'm having fun and writing specific incidental pieces of music," he says. "I also have tons of music that I've made over the years that is more atmospheric or instrumental that would never find its way onto a record. So, selfishly, it's a way for me to find a home for music that otherwise would never get listened to."
Moby's double-platinum 1999 release "Play" is known as one of the most licensed albums ever. In hindsight, he admits to over-licensing.