As a songwriter and musician who has been through
the “mill” that is the Australian recording and
publishing industry…and having played in bands
for over 10 years in the 70’s 80’s… I am very
interested in the Creative Commons project.

I have many questions and even some ideas on how
to publish music in the “Age of the Internet”

File sharing, remixing, sampling, mix tapes etc etc
have changed the way people make and listen to music
forever IMHO.

I am a member of APRA and was surprised to see the
very negative appraisal of Creative Commons on their
website….. Anyone else seen this?

What APRA are calling “excellent and balanced commentaries”
seem very biased, uninformed and sensationalist to me.

A few questions….

How do you see the Creative Commons licensing system fitting in
with the “normal” copyright license system as currently administered by Apra?

How would a songwriter go about registering a Creative Commons licensed song
with Apra?
How would various splits (the money ) be handled?

Do you think APRA will even recognise Creative Commons licenses?

As a songwriter I want to be able to make money out of my published works
but still allow Remixers, DJs, Mashup Artists, and Sample Based Musicians
etc etc ….to use our songs, without giving up the right to recoup the
various money streams that are associated with use of them….

How do you think it’s all going to work?

Whatever happens it’s going to be very interesting don’t you think?