freemusic (ThoughtStorms)

It's Finally Here!!!!

Earlier on this page ...

Could a Free Music community, similar to the FreeSoftware community arise? Might the P2P file sharing culture wipe out commercial music leaving this Free Music community as the main source of music?

Read my general discussion in TheAgeOfAmateurs and TheHilariousTragedy (Especially TheHilariousTragedy/WhatIsFreeMusic)

Also the Information Economy section of NewEconomyCurriculum

There's also a long discussion on I Love Music :


ClayShirky's Big Flip :

Wired, "The Year The Music Dies" :

Andy Oram, Stop the Copying : (See (See also BeatBlog)

KevinKelley agrees :

International Herald Tribune, Pop stars learn to live with Pirates :

(and ILM response :

Robert Cringely thinks you could make a legal downloading company by making all users, shareholders in a public company, with mutualk ownership. All would therefore have the right to backup their own property (the property of the downloading company)

Who's Doin' It?

ILM Threads about free music

See also NetworksAndMusicalEcology, GettingPaidForContent, MusicDistributionNetworks, HyperMedia,

Contrast WeedFilesharing, ArtistShare

Remember the DevilIsInTheDetails . Pause for thought :

(See also : InDefenceOfIntellectualProperty)

CategoryMusic, CategoryAmateurs