Late last year, the musician Moby started a web site called Moby Gratis that offers some of his instrumental music for free to independent filmmakers to use in their nonprofit movies. If the movie gets purchased, then you’d need to pay a small licensing fee, the proceeds from which would go to pay for a charitable foundation devoted to this free film music site.
Moby Gratis is a source for his music to be used essentially under a Creative Commons copyright license. It provides wider exposure to some of Moby’s music that would inherently have a limited audience because it is instrumental and it provides a free resource to independent filmmakers.
Pretty cool. Here’s Moby talking about it and about his views on copyright law in general: