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Apr. 16th, 2007 | 11:41 pm

Apparently the RIAA is going to go through with its massive increase in royalty costs for "internet radio" so they can go back to their "good old days" when they controlled all aspects of music.

Current alternatives:

Magnatune.com this is a commercial internet label that strives (pretty successfully) to be non-evil. They have liberal licensing options for non-commercial podcasting and the like. Additionally when you buy music from them you can get lossless copies, in either FLAC or uncompressed WAV in addition to high quality MP3. (They have some good music too, which I've even payed for).

Jamendo is a tag based browser of creative commons music.

Freesound focuses on various sounds and samples if you need to build loops or locate sound effects.

ccmixter advertises itself as a place to post and review re-mixes of creative commons licensed work.

If you want to check if that CD at a store wasn't isn't irrevocably tainted RIAA Radar will help separate libre works from oppressed works.

Remember if you're pirating RIAA licensed music, you're giving them free advertising (not that they appreciate it). We need to cut our ties to them at every level and let them be destroyed by their own greed and desperate need to have total power over what we are allowed to listen to.

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from: troyworks
date: Apr. 17th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC)

very good to know there are alternatives, just found out about the rather bizarre royalty increases from Pandora.

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