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SPOON TO HEADLINE CONCERT TO BENEFIT CREATIVE COMMONS AND KICK OFF WIRED NEXTFEST IN LOS ANGELES

WIRED magazine today announced that rock band Spoon will headline a concert to benefit Creative Commons on September 10, 2007 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. The concert is a kick-off event for WIRED NextFest, a unique world’s-fair-style event showcasing future technologies in design, entertainment, communication, healthcare, transportation, sustainable living, and more, at … Read More “SPOON TO HEADLINE CONCERT TO BENEFIT CREATIVE COMMONS AND KICK OFF WIRED NEXTFEST IN LOS ANGELES”

Mainstreaming open music

Michael Gregoire, curator of the beautiful netBloc compilation series (previously mentioned here and here; #6 now available) has published an essay on some of the things needed to make open music a part of mainstream culture: Once a listener realizes that net audio is as good or better than mainstream music, they’re in. They’re part … Read More “Mainstreaming open music”

The music of Lee Maddeford

I first read of Lee Maddeford in a comment on Bob Ostertag’s website. Ostertag was announcing the release of every recording he held the rights to under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial license. Maddeford had similarly put his recordings online under the same license, but a year earlier. There’s a huge variety of quality music (well over … Read More “The music of Lee Maddeford”

Spoon to Headline Creative Commons Benefit Concert to Kick Off WIRED NextFest in LA

We are very pleased to announce that Spoon, the Austin, TX based rock-quartet, will headline a benefit concert for Creative Commons on September 10, 2007, at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles! The concert will function not only as a fundraiser for CC, but also as a kick off for WIRED NextFest, “a unique … Read More “Spoon to Headline Creative Commons Benefit Concert to Kick Off WIRED NextFest in LA”

FOSS + Creative Commons LiveContent for libraries

Creative Commons is developing LiveContent, a project to connect and expand Creative Commons and open source communities. The first output of LiveContent will be ccLiveCD for libraries, which will package free and open source software (FOSS) with CC-licensed content. ccLiveCD aims to demonstrate an example of an easy-to-use, viable alternative to proprietary software and further … Read More “FOSS + Creative Commons LiveContent for libraries”

Where are the Joneses?

Last Friday (June 15th), Where are the Joneses?, a “daily fictional interactive comedy shot entirely for the web”, went live. The show is written collaboratively by the Where are the Joneses? community, released on to YouTube under a CC Attribution-Sharealike licence, and funded as a marketing experiment for Ford Motors (as a big purple van … Read More “Where are the Joneses?”