Eric sez, "Help fund this new music platform for 1) collecting music/video samples from the field, 2) remixing interactive tracks that let listeners seamlessly expand those samples back into their original recordings 3) and kicking payment back to the original artists. We copyfighters have a problem: Remix culture (mostly western, technologically dominant) has the power to irresponsibly exploit and appropriate traditional culture (mostly poor, technologically unempowered). For example, the whole idea of what's copyrightable versus what's public domain structurally disadvantages cultures with deep and old knowledge. This project takes the problem head-on. Not to mention that these initial tracks coming out are pretty awesome. Imagine what this tool could do in the hands of tens of thousands of producers!"
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