[linux-audio-user] [estark at law.harvard.edu: [cc-community] Freeculture.org Announces the Free Music Project and OLPC Curation]

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Fri Mar 2 12:21:50 EST 2007

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Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 12:10:32 -0500
From: Elizabeth Stark <estark at law.harvard.edu>
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Contact: freemusic at freeculture.org
Elizabeth Stark, Freeculture.org
Tim Hwang, Antenna Alliance

FreeCulture.org Launches the Free Music Project

New website will let Internet users upload and share freely licensed
music from all countries and genres

Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 2, 2007 -- Freeculture.org announces
the launch of a new website, http://freemusic.freeculture.org, dedicated
to sharing great free music, encouraging artists to release music under
free licenses, and providing access to recording and production time to
artists releasing works under a free license.  Users can upload music
from their own computers or link to music on another website
distributing freely licensed music.  Songs uploaded can be streamed,
downloaded and remixed into new creative works.

The Free Music Project will collect and record free music for children.
Selected songs uploaded to the site will be included in the first music
library shipping with laptops from One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a
non-profit organization devoted to improving education that is producing
low-cost, high-quality computers to distribute to children and teachers
in the developing world.

"This is a groundbreaking opportunity to locate the best free music out
there and share it with millions of people of all ages around the
world," said Elizabeth Stark, board member of Freeculture.org and
founder of the Free Culture group at Harvard. "Freely licensing
recordings allows artists to gain extremely valuable global exposure
through projects such as OLPC."

Freeculture.org will also work with creators and musicians to record and
license songs for the project, in collaboration with the music recording
project Antenna Alliance.  The Free Music Project site will provide
access to uploaded music, and includes community-oriented functionality
such as tagging, forums, and ratings.  "This project not only marks a
milestone in the position of free music worldwide, but also opens a vast
universe of possibilities for the development of an international
community of artists and producers committed to free culture," said Tim
Hwang, President of Antenna Alliance.

For more information:

FreeCulture.org is an international organization that promotes the
creation of a thriving cultural commons, in part by encouraging the use
of free licenses by artists and creators.  (http://www.freeculture.org)

Antenna Alliance is a Boston-based recording label that records,
promotes, and distributes freely licensed music online and across a
nationwide network of radio stations. (http://www.antalliance.org)

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization created by
Nicholas Negroponte and other faculty members from the MIT Media Lab to
design, manufacture, and distribute laptop computers that are
sufficiently inexpensive to provide every child in the world with access
to knowledge and tools for learning and exploration.

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