Rules For The Revolution: The Podcast

Answering your questions about podcasting, new media and the law.

Episode 017: The record company that is not evil.

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Host: Colette Vogele
Guest: John Buckman, Founder of Magnatune

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(Photo credit: J. Buckman under a CC-BY 2.5 license)

Topics: John Buckman of Magnatune sits down with Colette to discuss a non-evil solution to the licensing of music for on-line use. He explains why he started Magnatune in 2003, the difficulties faced by independent musicians in getting their music out there, how the record industry helped him out, why he believes in Creative Commons, and how he avoids getting “crabby” as he decides on what music to sign from the 400 submissions Magnatune receives each month.

Links for this Episode

  • Magnatune
  • Why they are not evil
  • John’s Blog at Magnatune
  • Podcaster license information
  • Creative Commons
  • cc mixter
  • Jamendo (blog)
  • iTunes
  • ioda (see also Episode 012)
  • Podcasting Legal Guide on music
  • As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting in the U.S. For Canadian listeners, please check out the Canadian Podcasting Legal Guide.

    Credits: Benjamin A. Costa, Legal and Production Intern. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us.

    Feedback: We would very much like to hear from you and get your feedback on this new podcast series. Things you like, don’t like, or questions you have that you’d like answered in a future episode are welcome. Please send us your feedback and questions by emailing us at colette [at] rulesfortherevolution [dot] com or by calling our listener comment line at 206-948-1455. Please note our new number!!


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    1. Arnold Kriegbaum July 12th, 2007 7:53 am

      Thanks for keeping this podcast to 20 minutes or fewer.

      Good info. on magnatune.