Creative Commons entertains ccMixter RFPs

In +1/-1, creative commons by Michael Tiemann

Last year Creative Commons began a process to evaluate how to make their already-successful ccMixter project even more successful.  Yesterday they announced a full-blown request for proposals to make ccMixter a fully stand-alone entity (without compromising any of the core values of Creative Commons or ccMixter–forever free). What a great …

What is music worth?

In creative commons, drm, Manifold Recording, music industry by Michael Tiemann

I’m very behind on my blog postings, so don’t worry—you’re not reading my postings out of order. In October of this year, Radiohead put their album In Rainbows up for sale at whatever price you’re willing to pay. There was quite a flurry in the blogosphere, particularly from techcrunch.com, which …

Gary Powell on collaboration

In creative commons, creativity by Michael Tiemann

Gary Powell hits the nail on this head with his post Sharing your creative process.  How many times have we been told, or sold, on the idea that creativity comes only from within?  Or that creativity is like some kind of artistic virginity, something that can never be restored to …

A Barenaked guide to music copyright reform

In creative commons by Michael Tiemann

On May Day 2006, Stephen Page of Barenaked ladies published The Barenaked guide to music copyright reform. It appears that yesterday Canada’s government decided to ignore some of its most famous and commercially successful artists, including Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sum 41, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Raine Maida …