Licensing music for low-budget independent video projects is a headache for any creator, whether it's for a feature documentary or a two-minute wedding video. Vimeo has just created the antidote: a music licensing service that allows users to download and license tracks for personal or commercial use.
Many tracks are free for personal use, under creative commons licenses, or just $1.99 each. Commercial licenses start at $98 and range upwards to $2,000 for distribution beyond the web. Musicians who want to make their music available can do so by joining Audiosocket or Free Music Archive, which are indexed in the Vimeo Music Store.
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