How much free music is available online?

first_imgTags:#Multimedia#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img I was going to leave a comment at Lucas Gonze’s weblog, but I may as well usetrackback and hope he sees this. Lucasposted a follow-up to his “whine that policing unauthorized music on Webjay isturning into a huge drag”. He is considering a form of community moderation (suggested bySeb Paquet). I thought “Jim” left aninteresting comment in response to this. The last thing he said was:“Of course, with webjay, there is a more black-and-white issue. Is thematerial obviously illegal or not?”This touches on what I wrotethe other day about not being able to link to Lucid 3 and other New Zealand musicusing WebJay. Following on from Jim’s query, I’m wondering how much of popular musicis available free online? For example, if I wanted to create a playlist of myfavorite songs in the Billboard Top 100 this week, how many of those songs would beavailable to me as free links? Anyone know an estimate?How about more ‘niche’ music – like for example New Zealand music? It would be reallyinteresting to find out what is the ratio of free linkable songs (which I herebychristen with the acronym FLS) to songs you have to pay to listen to, for eachgenre of music. Does bluegrass for example have a higher FLS ratio than blues? Thehigher the FLS (Free Linkable Songs) ratio, the better. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… richard macmanuslast_img

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