The purpose of the give-a-way isn’t
to propagate his music throughout the iPods of the
world, but to allow independent filmmakers and media
to use the music under a
Creative Commons-ish license:
this portion of moby.com, ‘film
music’, is for independent and non-profit
filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of
free music for their independent, non-profit
film, video, or short.
to use the site you log in(or on?) and are then
given a password.
you can then listen to the
available music and download whatever you want
to use in your film or video or short.
the music is free as long as
it’s being used in a non-commercial or
non-profit film, video, or short.
if you want to use it in a
commercial film or short then you can apply for
an easy license, with any money that’s generated
being given to the humane society.
It’s an interesting move, and if you
don’t run advertisements on your podcast, qualifies
as “pod-safe” music.
There isn’t a readily available
verification process that for-profit outfits can use
to show donations made to the Humane Society, but
those who plan to make use of the music under a
commercial banner can contact Moby at the site for
by way of email.