Thanks to the (inadequate) Music Modernization Act, audio recordings entered the public domain in the US for the first time this year. I’ve been celebrating this in various ways, and one of those ways is making copies of these songs that are Tiny and can be distributed Anywhere.
Did you know I write a podcast? It’s a comedy podcast about Jack, a man who wants to find and kill bigfoot, and all the other cryptids he finds and kills instead. It has plasma guns, and ancient magicks, and mole people, and ro-men, and a racoon in the back of a Waffle House.
It’s Bandcamp Friday! That means bandcamp is giving 100% of revenue to bands! I’m a big fan of DIY media, so I wanted to take a moment to recommend some of my favorite albums on bandcamp. This list is not comprehensive, these are just some things I’ve been jamming to latetly.
For the last few months, I’ve been running a little internet radio station called Mountain Town Radio. To coincide with the grand opening of The Ellijay Makerspace, which will host the first live performance in several years from one of my absolute favorite musical acts, I’m launching a new radio station that plays music from (around) North GA.
Happy New Year! January 1st is Public Domain day in the United States. All film, books, poetry, photos, and scores originally published in 1926 are now in the Public Domain in the US. Additionally, and significantly, this year marks the first time that any Audio Recordings have entered the public domain. You, and all Americans, now own more than 400,000 of these historic recordings. What does it all mean? And which works are in the public domain now?