[LAU] OT: releasing music under Creative Commons

Burkhard Wölfel versuchsanstalt at gmx.de
Thu Apr 5 15:17:47 UTC 2012

Am 03.04.2012 um 01:06 schrieb Kris Calabio <kriscalabio at gmail.com>:

> I'm sure a lot of you have experience distributing your music under  
> a Creative Commons license so I'd like some of your thoughts.  My  
> band finished recording a full length album recently, and we are  
> planning on releasing it under CC-BY-NC-SA.

Maybe you should advertise the option to relicense cc-by-sa for  
alternative radio stations or people publishing compilations. NC can  
be a showstopper there.

All the best for your band effort!

- Burkhard

> Our plan is to sell our album with a "Name your price" deal.  But if  
> you choose to pay over a certain amount (like $12 or so) you also  
> get a T-shirt and a sticker (or some other sort of gifts).  We have  
> done something like this in the past with our demos.  We gave them  
> away for free but also accepted donations.  A lot of people paid us  
> nothing, but a few people were quite generous!
> How do you make money with this sort of license?  Has anyone done  
> something similar with their pricing model?  Are there other pricing  
> models that you prefer?  What were your experiences, and how were  
> the results?
> -Kris
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