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Evolution | Digital Diary of Ben Schwartz
Someone took a poem they found on Wikisource, in the public domain, and set it to music for their acapella group. NICE.
publicdomain  music  awesome  wikisource 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
Just say no to Freegal | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton-Jan
Why are we buying pay-per-use MP3s?
I believe that without really thinking it through, libraries who have subscribed to Freegal have created a fundamental change in their library’s collection policy and expenditures.

Libraries typically buy one copy of something, and then lend it out to multiple users sequentially, in order to get a good return on investment. Participating in a product like Freegal means that we’re not lending anymore, we’re buying content for users to own permanently so they don’t have to pay the vendor directly themselves. This puts us in direct competition with the vendor’s sales directly to consumers, and the vendors will never make more money off of libraries than they will off of direct consumer sales.

What that does is put libraries in a position of being economic victims of our own success.... The more popular our service gets, the less able we are to meet demand.
freegal  library  music 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise - the free and open source mixtape is licensed under the CPAL. For those unfamiliar, the CPAL (Common Public Attribution License Version) is derived from the Mozilla license and is very similar to AGPL, except the developer is allowed an additional attribution clause.
mixtape  flash  opensource  widget  music 
december 2010 by pfctdayelise
The Swing Thing
convert any song into a swing song. this is the web app. awesome. :D
swing  music  awesome 
may 2010 by pfctdayelise
Open source version of Muxtape. Take that, RIAA :)
opensource  music 
august 2008 by pfctdayelise

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