On CBC podcasts and CC-licensed music available for commercial use

On Friday, Michael Geist broke the story that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had apparently banned use of CC-licensed music in its podcasts. This seemed odd, given that the CBC’s Spark podcast has long used, promoted, and done interesting projects with CC-licensed music. It is always gratifying to see CC supporters (superheroes even!) quickly respond — … Read More “On CBC podcasts and CC-licensed music available for commercial use”

Update from pioneering Creative Commons and open source friendly music label Magnatune

We’ve been following Magnatune since it launched in 2003 as a record label that embraced the net, including giving fans the legal right to do what comes naturally given the net — share an remix music noncommercially — by offering all label music under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. At the time a fairly radical … Read More “Update from pioneering Creative Commons and open source friendly music label Magnatune”

FMA Guest Curator: Machtdose

Continuing our guest curation series at the Free Music Archive is Machtdose, a German podcaster with an incredible ear for CC-licensed music. A feature in Phlow Magazine gives some welcome background on the Machtdose team, framing the influences – musically and otherwise – at work in their mix. Check it out at our Free Music … Read More “FMA Guest Curator: Machtdose”

Brooklyn Museum & Blondie's Chris Stein launch CC-licensed remix project

On October 30th, Brooklyn Museum will open Who Shot Rock & Roll, an exhibition commemorating photographers and their creative role in rock & roll history. To celebrate, the museum has teamed up with Chris Stein – co-founder of the legendary new wave band Blondie (and one of the photographers featured in the exhibit) – for … Read More “Brooklyn Museum & Blondie's Chris Stein launch CC-licensed remix project”

CC Hold Music? Yes, Really.

Digium, the parent company that hosts and maintains the open source telephony & PBX project called Asterisk, recently replaced the on-hold music featured in their distributions to CC BY-SA licensed works from OpSound. Using freely licensed CC music in open source projects has always made sense to us, but Digium’s John Todd discusses why they … Read More “CC Hold Music? Yes, Really.”