Isn't using a song in a non-profit personal work considered fair use? It used to be you would just give the original artist credit somewhere, or at most ask for their permission. I would sooner pay an independent artist to compose something original than buy a license to use mainstream music. Plus there are plenty of free MIDI compositions out there, or you can just stick with pre-1923 music in the public domain.
Ive already purchased much of the music that I would use in my videos so no im not buying it again. This is the axact same reason I wont get into games like guitar hero. I already own the music im not buying it again. They can take people to court and harrass their customers but at the end of the day I win and I hold all the cards. I choose to ignore the music and movie industry as a whole till they get their you know what straight.
Sounds great! I love making clips for you tube and normally have to pick from the limited range of royalty free stuff out there. 2$ is nothing compared to equipment, software, pc ect & only double the cost to have a form of copyright instead of just owning the song for personal use. Very worth it to have such big selection of songs, Hopefully the other labels will join the party soon. If a video takes off with a unknown song surely that will make more sales too.