Sunday, October 13, 2013

Kevin MacLeod - 131013 - Music Manumit Podcast

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In this episode:
We talk with musician Kevin MacLeod.

Here are Doug's notes from the interview.

Kevin was on the Jazzcast: link

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Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
He writes music for TV shows, video games, etc

Kevin is the value-add in other people’s productions! Incomputech?

How did it start?
He was a computer programmer...but now composes full time.

took three or four years…

The universe made the decision for him

What do you use?
LogicX is the framework

commercial projects “tend” to be better

What drew you to Creative Commons?
was sharing music before CC...but thought it was brilliant when it came out

Where did you learn about CC?
slashdot, maybe?

Why do you use the the license you use?
BY...makes it easy

Right across the street from Lambeau


what’s the deal with the different types of music?
went to school for music education

Those who taught now do!

no idea going from point A to point B

Want to be famous?
no biggie

what do you call a FAQ?
“It says the music is royalty-free. Is it okay if I use it?

Anyone can use any of my music in any project.*”

naked women?


DMCA disputes?

up to a month for the first review

Since you actually make money, what advice do you have for people wanting to release Creative Commons music in order to make money? (not a question we ask very often)
licenses and donations are a third

adsense is a third

new commissions a third

10-12 terabytes of data from the website a month

iTunes story?

Selling Kevin MacLeod

getting stuff on iTunes?

...they went through CD Baby is a distributor

Blast from the past: So, other CC people in Wisconsin?
Most of the time Kevin is in New York.

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)?

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