Libre comme l'Art

Non-profit association «LILA»

Call for Composers/Musicians

Our animation film won't have any dialog. Alternatively we are thinking into giving a nice place to music. Hence the association LILA is looking for musicians and composers.


We are looking for people excited by Libre Licenses (Creative Commons by-sa and Art Libre in particular), who could compose and play an original soundtrack. It does not have to be for the whole movie, since we may have several artists. So it could be just 1 or 2 songs too.

Make sure before submitting that you are allowed to publish your work in Creative Commons licenses. I am not sure how it is out of France, but here musicians who subscribe to the national association collecting copyright payments (SACEM) are not allowed to publish their work in any Libre licenses (not entirely true, they are actually allowed to use "Non Commercial (NC)" Creative Commons licenses only, as a current test pilot experiment). This is very sad, and limits grandly our research for musicians here!

This is not a call to work for free. The goal is to pay for the music (composers, musicians) the fair amount for their work, once we get the required funding. If we ever failed our crowdfunding (knock on wood), we just won't do, or differently. But we want to find interested and interesting musicians before our crowdfunding ideally, which will probably help this funding (thus giving us the ability to make a paid contract for them!).

The musical style is not fully defined. We are planning on working with the musicians and see what they propose us. Of course though, you can see the graphical style, so no need to propose hard rock or techno music (well unless the band also play other styles). On the other hand, rock, blues, jazz… why not? But since we are talking about travels and wanderings, we would be very interested by more "ethnic" and local music from the world. We prefer to keep the description "wide" for now and see what is proposed to us. :-)

You have a band and are interested? You know bands which would do very well with our movie? Don't hesitate to contact us to sell your service, or send us the name of bands you know and fit well the profile we are looking for. We will listen what you/they do, and hopefully this could end up in collaborating with us. :-)