Monday, January 30, 2012

Music Manumit Podcast - BlocSonic - 120130

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In this episode:
We talk with Michael Gregoire from the creative commons netlable BlocSonic. They offer full compilations of music in different formats with custom album art for each release.

Here are the notes Doug took during the show -

What drew you to Creative Commons?

CC wasn’t around at first, but netlabels

French is the second most-spoken language in four states: Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Where did the project name originate?

“political bloc”
“Copyleft is a general method for making a program (or other work) free, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program to be free as well.”

“The organization was founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred[2] with support of the Center for the Public Domain. The first article in a general interest publication about Creative Commons, written by Hal Plotkin, was published in February 2002.” -

Why do you use the -ND license?
Wanted to make it the most restrictive license.

For personal stuff he uses BY-NC-SA.

What are your ambitions for the project?

Still just him, but looking for more people eventually.

Why don’t you list the track licenses on blocSonic?

He’s thinking about a redesign!

blocSonic is 5 years old this month!

What about MGee?
No intention of performing in the future.
Album out in November! -- Double album.

What about Volume to 11?

What are your other projects, if any -
“secondly my day job is as Graphic Designer and I design albums for Chuck's Slamjamz and Public Enemy.” ?

Chuck D’s CC label:

What is the Creative Commons culture like in your region/country (that is Maine)? 
-- do you know about Bull Moose, Nicholas Burgess and Hex Map?

Bull Moose is cool:

latest (as of recording) SOPA news:

What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?

Winter is rock oriented.
Summer is hip hop.

Everything influences him!

KISS, Van Halen

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)? - demo scene

ick, spiders!
We’ve run into Phlow before:

Thoughts on politics and netlabels

Statements from blocSonic are not too provocative.

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?

Maine focus!
Regional themes, perhaps!
Intros - a different set of compilations

Calendar of releases!

Only Tom will understand this, but whatever: