We previously reported on Art-list’s unlimited use music licensing service. The idea is that for a flat fee users will be able to gain access to a library of music tracks that can be used on a commercial basis. Anyone who has tried to licence music for use on TV or in commercials will know the costs usually involved. Tracks that start off being inexpensive for personal use can end up costing hundreds of dollars. The potentially breakthrough aspect of Art-list is that the tracks in the collection will be available for a flat fee of just $199 US.
Of course, the usefulness of the collection stands or falls on the quality of the music and how diverse it is. We haven’t tried the service ourselves yet and it doesn’t launch until late February, but Art-list are offering potential users the chance to sample the service by giving away five free tracks to anyone who joins the company’s email list.
The songs include Amsterdam, an “upbeat track full of bright piano lines and sparkling acoustic guitar riffs”; Black Goldie, an “electronic ballad rife with unique sonic textures”; and Gravity, an orchestral track with “driving drums and a melodic, inspiring chord progression”.
To get the tracks, simply go to the art-list website and enter your name and email address. Once they’re submitted you will immediately receive the free songs both in WAV and MP3 formats via email.