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The tables are turning

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The internet already allows for zero cost content distribution to large amounts of people with technologies like BitTorrent.

As the time goes by, labels will be lucky if they’re still getting artists signed, sites like Bandcamp and YouTube empower artists to go directly to their fans.

The tools at hand no longer create barriers for non popular genres to reach their audiences, the adoption and advance of smartphones and mobile networks will make it even easier to distribute content to your fans, right to the palm of their hand.

I believe the long tail of music taste is a far bigger market than the one the big labels have been focused on all these years, and that long tail is very reachable today by anybody with internet access (which is starting to spread massively on mobile devices).

When most content creators in the planet realize this, the attention of file sharers will be scarce and I think it will come to a point on which they’ll be willing to pay to reach the very audiences that will care about their work, at that point they will pay to share (think Google Adwords for content). Relevant discovery and recommendation tools are be very important for the massive amount of independent content being created every day.

Bands already want to share, Creative Commons licenses are here to show us what copyright should be like on the internet, The tables are turning and the channels are here and getting better and better.

Now extrapolate to every form of content.

Matt Pond PA offers his newest EP ‘The Freeep’ Free through Frostwire

Friday, December 19th, 2008

From Frostclick.com

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Matt Pond PA (commonly typeset as matt pond PA, or mppa for short) is an indie band formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1998 by singer/songwriter Matt Pond. Throughout the years the band released 7 albums, 9 EPs and played with artists like Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Youth Group, Nickel Creek and Mae.
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One Mind – A Creative Commons Music Album by Charles Manson

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

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Released April 7, 2005 by FamilyJams.com, made available under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic in April 2008.

One Mind is brand new, never before released material. Songs, guitar, impromptu poetry and words. Professionally produced and shrink wrapped, this CD is fully authorized and approved under Creative Commons. Over 75 minutes in length.

Tracks


I Can See You
Angels Fear To Tread
Riding On Your Fears
I Don’t Need Water Sprinklers In The Desert
Your Magic Motion
Whoever You Are
The Black Pirate
So We Go Again
Self Is Eternal (What Our World Will Be)
Sometimes It Works Just Right
Sweet Words
Interpretations
If You Have No One
I Keep On Wondering (interupted)
1967 – Mac Brother
Venice, CA

Via Frostclick.com

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What’s new in FrostWire 4.13.5

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FrostWire 4.13.5 is now available for MS Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Major updates improve network bootstraping and peer discovery. 4.13.5 includes improvements on the Chatroom tab, Audio Previews and more.

Other improvements have taken place for the FrostWire build process (for developers this means true One-Step builds for all versions). Updates on translations have been made thanks to the feedback from users in Poland and throughout Latin America. .

In more detail users can expect the following:

  • Faster peer discovery on connection bootstraping. No more “Starting Connection…” problems, first time users will connect faster without using the official FixConnecting.zip patch.
  • Smiley Support to the chatroom

Users can see the available smileys by entering the command
/smileys

Now its possible to see and use Smileys from the Community Chat tab, Smiley display can be enabled or disabled from the view menu:

Show Smileys

Users can also toggle Smiley display directly from the chat window by typing the command
/tsmileys

  • Fixed wording on Spanish and Polish translations.

Bug Fixes and other improvements for this release also include:

  • FrostWire Message Update System improved. Per community request, some announcements will not be shown more than once so the user is not annoyed upon every application launch
  • Fixed bugs on the media player and playlists on Preview.
  • Fixed bug on search box auto-focusing while a search was running.
  • Fixed i18n system error for systems which default language is not english
  • Potential bugs related to deprecated code gone

Users can find now by details without the auto-focusing problem.

FrostWire 4.13.5 is expected to be the last of the 4.13.x series.

About FrostWire

FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

The beauty of Creative Commons – The “Code Monkey” story

Friday, May 11th, 2007

So this guy named Jonathan Coulton quit his job as a software analyst and created this song which he licensed under Creative Commons.

This is himself singing the song live:

but since it’s licensed under Creative Commons, anyone can use the Intelectual Property and do fun things,
so these guys decided to make a Video for the song:

and then another guy grabed the World of Warcraft World Modeler and did another video…

and my favorite, one made with The Sims 2.

Go to Jonathan Coulton’s web site to hear the song and learn the lyrics.

You can support Jonathan by buying his song for only $1.




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