Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shearer - 130728 - Music Manumit Podcast

Shearer - Duck on Cover

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In this episode:
We talk with the band Shearer

Here are are Doug's notes from the interview.

Give us an overview of your band
Andi Shearer -- not related to Spinal Tap


German rock band!

Foo Fighters and punk

What are your ambitions for the band?

Beerfest Movie:

Playing Live?
Police came and said it was ok...for that day

What drew you to Creative Commons?
CS file-sharing diploma thesis is how it got started

Why do you use the the license you use?
new album is CC BY

What is the Creative Commons culture like in Germany?
not much of a CC scene. Mostly non-professional and mostly electronic

Where did the project name originate?
None of the founding members are still in the band.

Alan Shearer:

2005 is when the lineup solidified

New album?
vinyl is hard!

What are your other projects, if any?
They both have day jobs.

Bands is an expensive hobby.

Who did the album art?
Ollie! (aka the singer)

Do you tour?
Play regular shows once-in-a-while. 10/year or so.

many clubs are closing because public funding is decreasing

Blame it on the Greeks!

Why do you do CC?
free distribution!

What about remixes?
YouTubes...people are doing it.

What about YouTube examples?
driving a truck with music in the background.

Japanese manga

people performing as Shearer


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

Future of the Left

The Editors

King Cannons (from New Zealand)


Pearl Jam

Foo Fighters

Sound City?
haven’t seen it.

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)?
One of the founding members of the German Pirate Party

C3S will be on in a couple weeks.

Again, a founding member!

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Here’s the thesis: pdf
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