Episode 32

All the Music


February 27th, 2020

55 mins 45 secs

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Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman speak with Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin from the All the Music project, allthemusic.info, a project that has machine-generated all possible melodies and released them to the public domain. We discuss music copyright in the digital landscape and musical math and humanity. We highly recommend watching Damien's TEDx Minneapolis talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJtm0MoOgiU

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[01:15] Introduction to All the Music Project

[03:50] How do you see it put to use?

[06:20] How were the melodies discovered?

[08:00] copyright law and alternate arguments.

[9:30] discussion of public domain works

[11:00] Discussion of Damien’s TEDx Minneapolis talk.

[13:00] Copyright, un-copyrightable, and public domain

[14:30] How can/should people contribute to the project?

[19:00] How have people responded to this digital music copyright project?

[23:00] Notable music copyright lawsuits

[28:00] Should data be propertized?

[32:00] How should copyright work in a digital world?

[39:00] Creative commons

[46:00] Tracking rights, data flow

[52:00] Technical discussion and contribution

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