CC article I wrote goes to press, other Magnatune press sightingsAn article I recently wrote entitled "Using the Creative Commons in the Real World" went to newstands today. This article appears in the March 2005 issue of Five Eight Magazine. Five Eight a music industry trade magazine based in London.
The article can be read online here.
Podcasting news has an interview with me about how Magnatune thinks podcasting is a great thing. Read it here
UK-based music business analysts Music Ally profile Magnatune in their industry newsletter. Read it here
Internet Radio Show "The Revolution" interviewed me recently and featured several songs by Magnatune artists. You can hear the interview here.
Posted by John Buckman on March 9, 2005 at 03:10 AM | Permalink
Regarding the podcasting article, what you're saying is that once someone has purchased a CD from you, they can use what they've bought?
Also, I've been trying to understand the Open Music concept as explained on your site. It says that some artists may release the "source" material for music ie: sheet music. Have any of your artists done this?
Posted by: Magess at Mar 9, 2005 8:11:07 AM
"It says that some artists may release the "source" material for music ie: sheet music. Have any of your artists done this?"
Yes, some of our artists have released individual (unmixed) tracks from their albums, and their many of their tracks are on the CC Mixter web site (we're sponsoring a contest there). Getting multi-track sources is something I push artists to do, but I often don't get the tracks, simply because it's a lot of work for the artists to dump all the tracks, and often involves a charge from the recording engineer.
However, I'm in the process of consolidating all the various individual tracks we've received, to make a "remix sources" page at Magnatune, so you can easily find them all, and create new, interesting works.
Posted by: John Buckman at Mar 9, 2005 8:52:52 AM
A consolidated page will be great. :)
I'm sorry if my first question sounded snide. It wasn't meant to. I'm still trying to figure out how CC licenses work practically. What you do/don't have to pay for and when.
Posted by: Magess at Mar 9, 2005 10:27:55 AM