"Teaching Music With Reason" Released Under CC-License

Propellerhead Software, makers of electronic-music production tool Reason, have recently re-released their “Teaching Music With Reason” lesson set under a CC BY-NC license. Originally intended for educators teaching courses on electronic music at the high school and college level, “Teaching” was made for Reason 2.5 and provided, among other things, lessons, source material, and student … Read More “"Teaching Music With Reason" Released Under CC-License”

Copyright Crash Course

The University of Texas maintains a useful “Copyright Crash Course” through its library website. It’s a great resource, providing a clearinghouse of information on many topics such as ownership and management of copyrights, open access materials, fair use and orphan works, and copyright issues within libraries and universities. Of course, the site lays out the … Read More “Copyright Crash Course”

CC swag photo contest winner #3

The third winner of the 2007 CC Swag photo contest is Glutnix! Congratulations! There are only 2 weeks left to participate. If you need new CC swag – check out our online store or donate to our 2007 annual fundraising campaign. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!

Indaba Music Adds CC-Licensing

Indaba Music, “an international community of musicians, music professionals, and fans exploring the creative possibilities of making music with people in different places”, has recently added the ability to CC-license tracks to its user interface. This is great news, especially for a community that is firmly based around of the concept of new and interesting … Read More “Indaba Music Adds CC-Licensing”


In continuing our Featured Commoner series, we caught up with Alessandro Simonetto, founder of OnClassical, an audio label for classical music that uses CC licensing integrally in its business plan. What’s OnClassical all about? OnClassical is an online label for refined music. The name means both ON(line)CLASSICAL(music) and ON[about]CLASSICAL[music]. I define “classical” in the same … Read More “OnClassical”