Moby Offers Royalty-Free Music For Films

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One-upping Brian Eno, diminutive New York electronic musician Moby has created a web site that offers royalty-free music for films. The project, called “Moby Gratis,” features 70 unreleased compositions that independent filmmakers can use to accompany their movies. Moby told Billboard magazine that he wanted to “help out the independent film community” since licensing music can be “the hardest part” of low-budget filmmaking. If Moby’s past output is any indication, half the songs will be hypnotic, melancholy tracks that sample obscure blues musicians, and the other half will be irritating, pseudo-mystical synthy treacle that makes you want to scrub your ears out with Fugazi. Choose carefully, young directors!

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