Personal media in Second Life

September 23, 2006

Free-licensed Music in SL

Filed under: Audio, Blogged from SL — Signore Iredell @ 2:44 pm

If youre making music in SL, I suggest you to use free-licensed music (in most cases, this means a Creative C ommons license). Here are some advantages of free-licensed music:

  • you don’t have to pay money
  • you don’t have to ask permissions
  • you don’t have to follow silly limitations as “how-many-times-did-i-play-this-song-today”
  • you’re complying with the law
  • authors are happy with that

Authors that choose a free license want people freely using and sharing their music. Uphold their work!

I will provide here some free-licensed-music resources links. Follow them, in most cases you also will find a stream URL for these albums. This should make easy their use in SL.

These ones are not direct links to mp3 files: you will have to browse the websites, listen to the music and choose it. That’s what DJs usually do before playing music, actually 😉

More than 8000 music albums (electronic, indie, house, rock, industrial and many more):
http://www.archive.org/details/netlabels

Live concerts recordings:
http://www.archive.org/details/etree

Lots of other audio stuff:
http://www.archive.org/details/audio

A list of curators of Creative Commons-licensed content (also music):
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Curators

You may also be interested in the CC SL Salon. Its goal is to build a community in SL around CC licenses and standards through events and projects:
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Second_Life
You may also want to join the Creative Commons Community and Creative Commons HQ SL groups or visit Kula island. Just use the Search with the “creative commons” searchkey.

Please help expanding this resource kit:

  • feel free to IM Signore Iredell
  • contribute to the CC SL wiki
  • participate to the CC groups

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3 Comments »

  1. The Concert: A Classical Music Podcast
    http://gardnermuseum.org/music/podcast/theconcert.asp

    Download free recordings of classical music performed live in the museum’s Tapestry Room. These exclusive recordings from our regular concert series feature performances by acclaimed master musicians and up-and-coming young artists. A new program is posted every two weeks, so check back often, or receive automatic updates delivered directly to your computer or portable mp3 player with a free subscription.

    You are free to share and reproduce these podcasts, and pass this great classical music along to your friends and family. The same goes for the individual tracks you’ll find sorted by musician and composer in the Music Library. We only ask that you let people know where you found it, and don’t alter the recording or use it commercially.

    Comment by signore — September 23, 2006 @ 4:54 pm

  2. Thank You

    Comment by Mark — April 18, 2007 @ 7:52 am

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    Comment by smonnappy — November 2, 2008 @ 7:17 pm


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