03 June 2007

Internet Archive: Audio Archive

I should mention one of the significant audio resources on the web, the Internet Archive: Audio Archive: "This collection ranges from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry recordings, to original music contributed by users."

This site is significant as source for some very interesting audio material as well as a place to host musical works. Much material there is under a variety of creative commons style licenses, which make it easy to understand, which material can be used for remixing, and under what conditions. Advantage of having one's audio materials hosted there include the fact, that the free hosting includes well more then the common 4 or 5 song limits of many other sites. However, one needs to be a bit more technically comfortable, including the use of FTP to upload ones' materials. The site isn't as much a social networking site, but more like a library. And some of us may find that a welcome relief. :-)

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