Living Live: The Free Music Archive & WFMU
Clocktower Radio interviews the creators of the Free Music Archive to discuss law, innovation, open-source activism, networking, music, and communications.
With Ken Freedman - WFMU Station Manager and self-described DJ, Red Sea Pedestrian, Self-Hating Atheist, Skier, Proud New Jerseyan and bubbling cauldron of rage and Jason Sigal - founding director of the Free Music Archive, an expert in alternative copyrights and digital distribution, a WFMU DJ and a member of the band Lame Drivers.
Freedman pioneered the use of direct licensing for broadcasters, obtaining alternative copyrights and waivers to address restrictions placed on broadcasters by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In 2007, Freedman and Sigal built on these direct licensing activities and founded WFMU's Free Music Archive, an open source library of copyright-cleared music and audio which launched in April 2009.
The interview will be followed by a playlist assembled from the FMA comprised largely of indie bands and experimental music.