Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 7th Sep 2010 10:25 UTC
Multimedia, AV Every so often we publish here at OSNews articles about copyright, about the war of the "old media" establishment against everyone else. Many, myself included, have argued that the way to get out of this mess -- short of changing the law -- is to have more artists release their work under a Creative Commons license. However, after a few years it became obvious to me that CC would never be able to change the industry all by itself. Offering a Free license, and having 30,000 albums released under it, was still not enough. Until the Summer of 2009, that is. Update: Added audio samples.
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Article lacks some issues...
by reduz on Tue 7th Sep 2010 15:22 UTC
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The issue about CC music being a copy of everything existing is very, very true. Eugenia couldn't have got that better. This is more of a problem of the composers, most of them at least. Even in the music industry this is an issue, so they bet so strongly on promoting the image of an artist (to compensate the lack of musical innovation).

However, listeners are to blame too. There really is PLENTY of VERY innovative music around. From artists that no more than a few hundreds of people know, that you can enjoy if you have an open enough mind. Yet listeners want something they know, or something that resembles something they know, and new music styles really take several listens and exposure to be grasped. This is why mainstream can do it, they can expose you to their stuff easily and even forcefully while undeground artists can't.

Edited 2010-09-07 15:23 UTC

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