The Official Google Blog has a call out for all Pearl Jam fans, with a link to the video for Life Wasted (no longer available), which will be available until next Wednesday on Google Video for download, or as streaming media.
The video has been released under a Creative Commons license, which allows for it non commercial uses, with attribution to the band. It also can’t be changed or altered to make a deriviative work under the license. If you’re a Pearl Jam fan, you may want to download a copy.
If you’re part of a band and think this is a great idea for getting the word out about your music, and you haven’t looked into Google Video or the Creative Common’s licenses, it might be time to check them out. It could be a good way to let more people know about your music. If you have questions about either, let me know in a comment or by email, and I might be able to answer your questions or point you to somewhere that will. I’d love to see more songs published on Google Video with a creative commons license like Pearl Jam’s.
The Creative Commons pages also point to a number of sites that offer audio and video under their licenses, if you are looking for something to listen to or watch, or if you would like to publish a song or video online.