Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Marketing Free Music

From: Cesare Marilungo <cesare@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Mar 10 2006 - 11:37:21 EET

Dana Olson wrote:

>On 3/10/06, Carlo Capocasa <capocasa@email-addr-hidden> wrote:
>>>I think that you have presented a couple valid points. This motion, however,
>>>is something that will be only as successful as community wants it to be.
>>>FWIW, we could talk about incorporating your idea into the
>>>mission as long as the two remain within the same scope. This way we the two
>>>could mutually benefit and in the long-run through exposure encourage others
>>>to adopt similar (or preferably same) strategy.
>>Sup Ico! I would absolutely LOVE to integrate this one with
>> The more integrated the more powerful. This thing will
>>be, as all free movements, a matter of network effects. The more sites
>>with the free music logo and working the free music way, the better! The
>>more support, the better! Thanks!
>Let's get started! I am ready... Are you?
>My design skills suck, and I can't even do SVG stuff in Inkscape or
>whatever, so there goes my idea of using SVG, oh well. I'll do a
>hi-res idea in Gimp... My skills are crap, as I said, but I think we
>should indeed have a competition and have votes of some kind to see
>what everyone thinks about each submission.
>Digg for music would be cool! I don't know that Digg's source is
>available, but it sure would be easily adaptable, I think. We'd still
>need a big host for it though.
I don't believe that emphasizing the ogg choice is as important. Yes,
ogg quality is superior but there are a lot of devices that can't play ogg.

To provide both is enough effort.

FLAC will be the obvious choice in just a few years, or months.

Think about this: If I want to print a cd, let's say the minimum
quantity (500 copies), the costs are around 800$ for the bare bone jewel
box. Here in Italy (and nothing is cheap here ATM) I can have a hosting
service for 30 euros/year with unlimited space. Or you can host your
music on and such for free. So, what are we talking about?
You can provide mp3s, oggs and FLACs of your whole discography.

And anyway, to say we're different because we use ogg and putting a logo
on our website is just a marketing trick. These are the kind of tricks
that big media use to brainwash people. I don't want to be a part of this.


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