Who else is sick of hearing the same five Premium Beat songs in what seems like every advertisement on TV right now? Well, fear not, a new site is in town to help you with your short film or commercial projects, and there is plenty of variety. For $199 a year, Art-list gives you access to universal licenses and unlimited downloads for all of your music needs. Yes, you read that right, unlimited downloads.
Founder Ira Belsky was tired of hearing the same old stock music and paying for overpriced "premium" songs. Maybe it's just an editor problem, but start listening to the music on TV and the radio, and you'll hear them too. Apart from finding unique music, music licensing can get really expensive. Here at the Fstoppers office, we easily purchase 10-15 songs for new projects, and with songs ranging from $40 to $60 a pop, it adds up. Art-list's subscription-based licensing is far more affordable.
Probably the coolest feature of the music licensing is the fact that Art-list's songs are under a universal license. Basically, once you download a song, you are covered to use it for any project, anywhere in the world. Also, you don't have to resubscribe to continue to use the songs; once downloaded, it's yours to use forever. And do remember, it's unlimited downloads. Yeah, I know this all seems too good to be true.
Art-list is still in their beta version, but the site is fully functional. They are looking to add features like searching for particular music, sharing your favorite songs, and also the ability to add tracks and artists to a favorites list. They have more than 200 artists and more than 1,000 songs currently online, but their catalog continues to grow every day.
I think that pretty much anyone who needs multiple songs would really benefit from an Art-list subscription. From indie filmmakers to wedding cinematographers, there are songs that would be perfect for your projects. With their universal licensing, diverse music selection, and affordability, Art-list is a no-brainer when searching for music for your next project.