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jf [PersonRank 5]

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
14 years ago3,991 views

thats as bad as Belgian newspapers.
they really DONT get it , do they?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The record companies better be careful, or they might get what they are asking for.

Imagine if Google removed all infringing content, then introduced an application like iTunes that could download unlimited CC-licensed music for free from the Google Music "Store".

It wouldn't be long before people were making their YouTube mashups with CC music, and the "old-school" record companies would be out of business.

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

but people don't want CC music... they want what MTV and the radio tells them is good music. and the music industrys won't let that go.

jf [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

"but people don't want CC music... they want what MTV and the radio tells them is good music. and the music industrys won't let that go."

i beg to differ. those days are long gone – musical tastes have fragmented into a million genres.

20 or 30 years ago , you had to sell about 250,000 copies of a single to get to no.1 in the UK – now you can do it with around 50,000.

but just as many tunes are being sold nowadays as before – its just that there's an enormously "long tail" in music purchasing nowadays. the CC model could work, if there was a compelling site that did to CC music what YouTube did to video.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This directory seems to collect CC-licensed music:
jamendo.com/en/

Also see:
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...
creativecommons.org/audio/

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