Musopen

musopenmusopen-BeethovenOn August 15, 2010, Aaron Dunn of Musopen launched a Kickstarter project to raise money for a recording goal. His vision was to hire an internationally renowned orchestra to record some great classical music, and then release it into the public domain. Aaron was already running Musopen, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the world with copyright-free music. Now he wanted to see if he could find people who had the same ideal, and were willing to put up some money for it. He set the funding goal at $11,000. By the end of the thirty day funding period, the total was $68,359. After this pleasant surprise, it was just a matter of getting it done. Now there is music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and others available free to all music lovers.
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After that phenomenal success, Aaron Dunn was encouraged to try again. There’s another Kickstarter project called Set Chopin Free. The project runs until October 20, 2013, with a funding goal of $75,000. As of this writing it has been running for two days and has reached almost $25,000. I think I can safely predict that it will reach its goal by the deadline, and that Aaron will achieve his goal of recording all of Frederic Chopin‘s music and setting it free.

If you love music I heartily recommend checking out this Kickstarter project and seeing the rewards available to you. And don’t forget to go to the Musopen site and download a bunch of free music. Or you can go to the Internet Archive Musopen page and download a whole DVD of it.

rjb

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3 Responses to Musopen

  1. Laird Smith says:

    It is good to know there are many enterprising individuals willing to share their talents with the world.

  2. mixedupmeme says:

    Very interesting

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