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Open Your World forum preview: Q&A on music and Creative Commons

This Thursday at the Open Your World forum (have you registered?), we'll be welcoming three people from the music industry to answer your questions about their work and releasing music under a Creative Commons license. Here's a sneak peek at who you'll be talking to. » Read more

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Open sound series: Part 2 - OpenChord.org

In my previous article, I discussed the weird ways in which the open source world operates. Keeping true to that sentiment, this post has a very similar story—all while mixing together two of my favorite things: video games and music. » Read more

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Nobody here: Jamendo and open music culture

I sign my songs "Nobody here." I thought about it from the first moment when I started to make music, about 16 years ago. I always tried to be different, especially when I was young. My music was also different than what everyone else was listening to at the time and I felt I had to choose a different name. It is probably a bit strange, and an uncommon name for an artist, but somehow I think it goes well with my style.  In time it started to mean something since I knocked on many doors, trying to produce an album with my music. I was refused for being "uncommercial." » Read more

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Open sound series: Part 1 - The Freesound Project

While researching for my article Open Music: Is It Viable, I ran across several worthwhile sites that were great resources, but not quite what I needed for talking about an open music model. However, they certainly deserve attention for the good they are doing in the music/entertainment community. What better way than starting a series on helpful projects based around open-source multimedia creation? Each post in this series will focus on three things: » Read more

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Crowdsourcing the Grammys--Media, awards, and crowd culture

More and more frequently, familiar "work" terms (like open source, collaboration, or crowdsourcing) jump out at me from television, movies, books, or the radio. Few corners of the world are unaffected by the culture shift towards collaboration. But sometimes, the subject matter makes you stop a second. How about this one: the Grammys and American Idol.   » Read more

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Five questions about the future of music with David Pakman

Traditional media companies are in big trouble. You may have noticed. You know who else has noticed? David Pakman, currently a partner at the prestigious Venrock venture capital firm. You may also know David as the former CEO of eMusic—a fairly disruptive media company in its own right. David has over 300,000 Twitter followers and regularly blogs here about the “undoing of big media.”
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Open music: is it viable?

"Open source is a good idea, but no one uses it in the real world." "We can't risk our business on open source--where are the major players?" "We need to know it can work." If you've worked in the IT industry for the past ten years or so, you can remember similar quotes. » Read more

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A funny thing happened on the way to Male oblivion

If you happen to be in Madison or Chicago this month, you can see the end of a pair become the beginning of collaboration.

Jonathan Krohn and Benjamin Mjolsness had been creating electronica music together as Male for a while when they decided they had reached their natural closing. Instead of just calling it quits, they pulled together one last show and invited a lot of people in for a final recording.

But the album they made got noticed by an indie label, and now there's a followup album and tour. » Read more

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