OpenMusicMedia #9 – Creative Commons (17th Sept 2009)

September 3, 2009

Important: unfortunately (and inconveniently) the William IV is now closed. However, we found a great replacement venue which we feel works very well for OpenMusicMedia; we will now meet at the Red Lion which is only a 15 min walk from the William IV (just behind Hoxton Square). You can find the details at the bottom of this post.

Joi ItoAfter months of trying to get this nailed down we are very pleased to announce that Joi Ito will be in London and joining us to lead the conversation at the next OpenMusicMedia! Joi is the CEO of Creative Commons so make sure you clear your diaries for 17th September for what looks set to be a great session.

Most of you will probably have heard of Creative Commons already, but we think that it’s a topic that is not discussed enough by a music industry that has traditionally built its business around a different view of copyright. There’s lots to discuss and we’ll only have one evening, but here are just a few of issues that we’d like to talk about:

  • What role does Creative Commons have to play within the music industry?
  • Does CC mean we are just giving away our music for free and no one makes any money?
  • The existing licensing structure for the music industry has been working for so many years, is CC just making it more complex?

As always we want you to get involved as much as possible in the conversation – before, during & after. We’ll be meeting at around 6pm and the talk will start at 7pm, usually lasting around an hour. We strongly recommend that you stick around after as often the best part of the conversation happens over a beer or two.

The event is free and open to everyone but please RSVP on Facebook to help us working out how many people will attend. Please note that we expect this to be a busy night so we recommend arriving early in order to find a seat. If you’re late we can’t guarantee entry. Leave a comment below or contact us on Twitter if you have any questions.

Thursday, 17th September 2009
6:00 PM


Red Lion
41 Hoxton Street (at the corner to Mundy St)
London, N1 6NH, UK
(Google Maps)

William IV

7 Shepherdess Walk
London, EnglandN1 7QE
(Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)

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