Published on March 21st, 2008 | by Brad Stephenson0
Technology in the Arts #38
In our most recent episode, Brad interviews Jonathan Coulton, an independent musician known by millions of geeks as the guy who wrote the song Still Alive for the award-winning console game Portal.
Coulton discusses his use of Creative Commons and other online practices to build a rabid and connected fan base.
Creative Commons allows an artist to apply a standard copyright and then scale back the restrictions. While many musicians and record executives are trying to find ways to lock down their songs, Coulton has found a way to make money giving his music away. (But please… be kind and pay what you can. The guy’s good and deserves to eat.)
Check out Coulton’s songs here.
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