White Market Podcast is show about free music and free culture by Rute Correia. While the show is mainly focused on Creative Commons-licenced music, since it is also naturally intertwined with other movements and ideologies such as Open Source and Open Access, it often features these and similar forms of activism related to digital rights and freedom.
Creative Commons business models for musicians with Tribe of Noise
A first on the show, on this episode we dive into business models! Yes, you read it right: business models for music licensed under Creative Commons. For that, I talked to Hessel van Oorschot, co-founder and CEO at Tribe of Noise, a platform focused on creating fair and sustainable business opportunities for independent musicians. They launched back in 2008 in the Netherlands. Now, they provide a steady revenue stream for hundreds of musicians around the world, exploring non-exclusive music licensing to third-parties like cinematographers, advertising agencies and retail spaces. Along with Amanda Palmer and Jonathan Mann, they were one of the few music-based case studies featured on the book "Made With Creative Commons". Back in September, Tribe of Noise acquired Free Music Archive. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you can find out more about it on the second part of this interview, when we release our next episode. Playlist Morissa Jeanine - Perfect Day [CC BY-SA] RUNAGROUND - Solace available for free download and further licensing on Tribe of Noise Further Credits Sound editing and mixing by Ricardo Correia.
Communia and the quest to save public domain
Welcome to a brand new season of White Market Podcast! We couldn’t really step into a new year without celebrating Public Domain Day.
On this episode, we interviewed Anna Mazgal from the Communia Association, one of the policy organizations that has been working most closely with public domain issues. Communia actively pushes for European legislation that safeguards the public domain, as well as users’ rights.
According to the Wikipedia, “the public domain consists of all the creative work to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. In the European Union - with the exception of Spain - copyright on published works expires 70 years after the author's death. This means that the (most) works of those who passed away in 1949 are now under the public domain in (most) EU member states.
Here are some examples of works that are now under public domain in Europe:
the music scores by Richard Strauss, Joaquín Turina and Nikos Skalkottasthe novel "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell and all her worksthe works of Literature Nobel prize-laureates Maurice Maeterlinck and Sigrid Undsetthe works by art-deco pioneer Alexandra EksterHappy Public Domain Day and happy new year!
Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, performed by Kevin MacLeod // CC BYSonate Es-Dur fur Violine und Klavier, Op. 18, III. Finale. Andante - Allegro by Richard Strauss, performed by Oliver Colbentson // CC PD This interview was recorded a long time ago and Anna Mazgal hasn’t been part of Communia for quite a while, but she still works towards the same goals as part of the Wikimedia team.
This season on White Market Podcast
This season on White Market Podcast: Prepare for a lot of talk about Creative Commons music. We will talk about licenses, about business models, about resilience and about the love that goes into sharing music with others. In the first few episodes, there will be interviews with: Hessel van Oorschot from Tribe of Noise, a platform focused on creating fair and sustainable business opportunities for talented artist; their business model is exclusively based on CC-licensing and they recently acquired Free Music Archive. Emily Richards from ccMixter, the oldest community of musicians focused on Creative Commons music production; they promote remixing and make their works available under CC BY and CC BY-NC licenses. Konrad from ClongClongMoo, a curation service focused on Creative Commons music (althought not exclusively); on top of highlighting records, the website has other valuable resources for free and open music discovery, like the netlabel list There will be more guests and more topics later on, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast and check our website regularly. But before the whole things starts, a quick note of appreciation for the extra help White Market Podcast got this time. Without these people, there would be no new episodes. Jake Cusworth did the new sound imaging, remixing "Fremen" by DarkSunn (who kindly provided the STEMS to do that) Liam Milburn provided the voice work for the new jingles and sweepers Ciaran Edwards redesigned and coded our new fully FLOSS website Ricardo Correia will be helping out with the sound editing and mixing throughout the season. Stay tuned, White Market Podcast will be back soon.
Emergency Podcast - Save Your Internet
This is an emergency podcast.
Next week, your MEPs will vote on the Copyright Directive in the European Parliament. You can still help out saving the internet.
Here's what you can do:
- join one of the many protests taking place tomorrow throughout Europe
- sign the petition
- call your MEP
- share the word
All songs licensed under CC BY-SA
Lee Rosevere - "It Was Like That When I Got Here" & "We Don't Know How it Ends"
Six Umbrellas - "Rise" & "Spark"
Session 4.02 – Sharing knowledge with Wikimedia
Back in August, I had the chance of talking to Dimitar Dimitrov, EU Policy Director at Wikimedia. On their website, Wikimedia is described as a global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world. By now, it is one of the top 10 websites traffic-wise globally and it is arguably the biggest community-driven project online. It all started with the amazing Wikipedia, but as knowledge kept getting compiled, their projects also kept on multiplying. Today, the Wikimedia Foundation hosts a dozen projects with the joint goal of sharing knowledge – Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons and their latest baby Wikidata are just a few of them. Being a content superpower is not easy, though. Surely a hot topic at the minute, the upcoming EU copyright reform is something under their radar but this legislation is far from being the only thing with a deep impact on Wikimedia’s work. For a long time now, they have been facing a variety of challenges that go from censorship in certain countries to court rulings that place double-standards in terms of what people can do with content online and offline. To find out more about these things and, of course, how you can get involved with Wikimedia, just press play. Aritus – For you [Soundcloud] // CC BY YeahRight! – San Francisco [Soundcloud] // CC BY-NC-SA Taseh – Down Roller [Monster Jinx] // CC BY-NC-SA Luck & Doc – To My Recollection [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA Oranjada vs. North Beach Crew – Zora (2010 Druzhba session) [mahorka] // CC BY-NC All the songs from “Plays Guitar” and “Plays Guitar Again” by Gillicuddy have been used as background music for the interview. All tracks available under a CC BY-NC licence; download on Bandcamp or FMA..: Photo by Wikimedia Foundation :. CC BY
Session 4.01 – Talking copyright with EDRi
WMP is finally back and what a way to start this fourth season! This week, I talked to Diego Naranjo, Senior Policy Advisor at EDRi, to know more about the copyright reform that is still in the making in the EU. EDRi (European Digital Rights) is an association of civil and human rights organizations that advocates for the protection of our rights and freedoms online. On top of working directly with high instances in the EU, they also work in public campaigns, providing ordinary citizens with tools to engage with policy making, such as the Save the Meme website and The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright workshop (happening in Lisbon, Slovenia and Hungary later this year). On the music side of things, the celebration was on in big style for this year’s Netlabel Day. With more than 200 free records out on July 14th, I picked some of my favourites of 2017 to showcase how inspiring the initiative has been. Lasers – Amsterdam [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SA Fog Lake – Push [FMA] // CC BY Go Ask Alice – The Shout [La bèl netlabel] // CC BY-SA Michael Keefe – Reality (Feat. Travis Paul) [Amblis Records] // CC BY-NC
Nüman – Sin título [Sólo le Pido a Dior] // CC BY-NC-SA
Bottlesmoker – East Indies (feat. Kronutz) [Yes No Wave Music] // CC BY-NC Knit – A Good Chance [Z Tapes] // CC BY Moki McFly – Zeta [mahorka] // CC BY-NC All the songs from “Where The Sidewalk Ends” by Roger Plexico have been used as background music for the interview. Tracks available under a CC BY-NC-SA licence; download on Bandcamp or FMA.
Such a great podcast on a really interesting topic. Amazing idea to shine a light on free content.