[cc-licenses] sampling + 1.0 and remix competition, with prize for winner
zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Jul 5 18:27:35 EDT 2006
On Wednesday 05 July 2006 06:13 pm, Nova Christopher wrote:
> Good points. I started a 'netlabel' for the same
> reasons you speak of, being inspired by open-source
> and free music and, well, free stuff in general. Why
> spend a lot of money when I can use something else,
> and it will do everything I need it to?
Personally, I like free stuff just fine, but what I am really concerned with
is Free stuff.
> this is often not the case with music-making software.
> I suspect that's why most of them cost money...
> someone has found an opportunity to capitalize on some
> novel ideas.
> In the case of offering a prize, I do feel the
> software I choose to award will be very fitting for
> the contestants.
So, why not a cash award or hardware? For instance, these:
are cool and only $149.00 - not a bad deal.
Or how about a donation to the audio based Free software project of their
choice in their name?
> But in the case of offering free
> software that was made free (open-source, or freeware
> or even some shareware) it might feel less like a
> 'prize' since anyone else could simply download it,
> and not necessarily have to provide anything in
> exchange (such as a winning song). I do like the idea
> of exchange or 'barter,' especially when it is not
> completely dependent on dollars and cents (which is
> almost impossible in our culture).
> Thanks for your input!
My main point is that people concerned with Freedom need to seek ways to
support each other's Free initiatives whenever they can. Just a simple thing
all the best,
(da idea man)
> --- Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com>
> > Nova Christopher wrote:
> > > is gifting someone a prize, even if it 'cost' me
> > something, the same
> > > as 'free?' it is, after all, free to the would-be
> > winner of this
> > > competition...
> > Drew's talking about supporting free-licensed
> > software to produce
> > free-licensed art.
> > The point is that "People who like freedom like
> > freedom", so they'll
> > probably prefer free-licensed tools. Thus the $99
> > may be wasted
> > if it's spent on proprietary software.
> > I'm a graphic artist and a programmer more than a
> > musician. If you
> > gave me a copy of Photoshop I'd play around with it
> > for a bit, but I'd
> > go right back to the Gimp, because I like free
> > software tools. That
> > reflects my cultural identification with
> > free-culture and free-software
> > -- I mean, if I'm sold enough on the idea to release
> > my own stuff
> > under a free-license, it stands to reason I'm sold
> > enough to be a
> > user of free-licensed stuff.
> > A $99 piece of hardware (e.g. MIDI card, synth, etc
> > -- I'm sorry I don't
> > know enough about this stuff to know what $99 will
> > buy) might be
> > a more popular and/or effective prize for musicians
> > who feel the
> > same way I do.
> > Or a training session, book, tech-support or other
> > free-software
> > tool tie-in.
> > It's just a question of fitting the prize to the
> > people entering the
> > contest. No doubt you've already spent the $99, so
> > don't fret over
> > it, but it's an idea for next time. ;-)
> > Cheers,
> > Terry
> > --
> > Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
> > Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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Record a song and you might win $1,000.00
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