For independent filmmakers and artists, the quest for new and royalty-free music sources is endless and exhausting. I was surprised, actually overjoyed, to find this resource from musical artist Moby recently:
According to the site, these selections from Moby’s catalog are free to “non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.” Moby has scored or had music featured in Heat (1995), Cool World (1992), Scream (1996), and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) to name a few, and now can also be in the soundtrack and credits of your independent film.
You must create an account on the site and “apply” for permission to use the track in your non-profit work. I requested one last week for a work-in-progress and received approval within several days. Awesome!