>>5309>FreePD is nice.>Yes, it was a joy trying to slog through 45,000 Public Domain sermons to find some of this stuff. At some point it was easier just to write new music.
Pretty cool, going track by track sounds like a bunch of work.>I don't usually make any heavy modifications to preexisting music I listen to.
Neither do I, but being able to download and share the music, and knowing that the artists are not millionaires but reachable hobbyists are what I like about free art.>What are your thoughts on the value of Free Music and the relevance of the small groups in this?
I think free is how art should be made art should not be business.
Small groups and artists are the body of free music, if some blockbuster millionaire personality of the music enternainment industry went Creative Commons the free art wouldn't grow as a consequence, as its growth can't be measured in dollars or number of consumers, it grows with diversity, dynamism, exploration and sharing. You know, art.
I even find myself uncomfortable with the idea of someone living off music. I think it's cool to find a good musician and donate to him so he can buy better music equipment, but why would art buy the guy a new TV?
Still that's a non-issue in free music if you compare it with the money/art-value ratio in commercial music.