There’s a site that provides creative commons music to the public to download and listen to for free. Sometimes, you can even use it for your YouTube videos and film projects depending on a particular artist’s regulations for distribution. On the website, the artists will put something that lists how they want their music to be used; like this:
You can copy, distribute, advertise and play this track as long as you:
Give credit to the artist
Don’t alter, transform or build upon this album
Don’t use this album for commercial purposes
It’s a great tool for singers and stand-up comedians to use to share their music.
For example, one of my favorite artists is ProleteR. He’s an artist based in France who fuses jazz, hip-hop, instrumentals, and electroswing that’s energetic and super fun to listen to. You can download both his LP, Curses From Past Times, and his EP, Feeding the Lions, for free. Jamendo is not only a wonderful resource for performers, it’s great for audiences to discover new and interesting music from all over the world.
It’s 11:59 and 59 seconds.–@midnight opening lines
If a late night talk show and a game show had a baby, it would be @midnight. Yes, that is the name. Hosted by founder of Nerdist.com, and host AMC after shows Talking Bad and the current, Talking Dead, Chris Hardwick, @midnight is equal parts quirky news and game show.
Mondays through Thursdays on Comedy Central at 12:00 a.m., you can tune into some of today’s funniest comedians. You can also participate in the games during #HashtagWars, a favorite among viewers and guests alike. Here’s a sampling from Star Trek: The Next Generation alum, Will Weaton: The comedians are witty and smart. The games are funny and geeky and you should definitely spend your midnight with @midnight. They might just give you points during the show too.
A year ago, I started a blog. I didn’t know where it would take me at the time, but I started it for fun. It so turned into something that I am very proud of. Granted, I’m still at my day job, but I’ve been writing and acting over the course of this year, and it has really helped me center myself. Despite the fact that some really crappy things happened last year that I am still dealing with, this was one of the good things. I’ve been able to merge my acting life with my writing one and do something unique that reflects who I am. I’m a movie geek, a writer, an actor, and a dreamer. I am so grateful to have subscribers and people reading this, I can’t even tell you how much it means. I am so grateful for all the positive responses and thought provoking conversations I’ve had this past year. Here’s to many more to come!