We’re an eclectic label expanding what it means to release Creative Commons music.
Since 2007, blocSonic has embraced the netlabel and Creative Commons music communities by shining the light on artists and netlabels via our netBloc compilations. In 2009 we began releasing our own excellent original music. Check us out.
Download our music releases for free or purchase physical copies to show your support for artists that make quality music priority number one. Available for download in MP3, FLAC & OGG formats and some titles are available in physical CD & vinyl formats.
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What is Creative Commons music?
The quick answer to that question is the following. Creative Commons music is music that’s licensed under one of various types of Creative Commons license.
However, the following is a more in-depth answer. Through the chosen Creative Commons license that music is licensed under, the label and/or artist is specifically telling fans and creatives that they can share and/or use that music in specific ways.
All variants of the Creative Commons license (excluding the special Public Domain license) require fans/creatives to attribute the source when they share/use the work. The following licenses all require attribution:
Some variants of the Creative Commons license require the creative who’s reusing the work to share their resulting creation utiziling the same license. The following licenses require resulting works to be licensed the same:
There are Creative Commons license variants that don’t allow for re-use in adapted form by creatives. The works can only be re-used in the exact form that they’re distributed in.
Commercial Vs. Non-Commercial use
Finally there are licenses that specify whether or not a work can be shared/used commercially.
Any of the following licenses allow for commercial use:
The following licenses do not allow for commercial use:
If the above information doesn’t answer all your questions, you can visit the following official pages for more details: