Wow, coming up to a year anniversary of The Easy Pace with over 1,200 links to Creative Commons Netlabel releases. As the blog started it just added a small cover of the release, a link to download the album, and a link to the netlabel. But as the blog moved along, we added links to the musician and then removed these as most netlabels for some reason do not link to the artist’s webpage. On the good news front, we added the ability to play the first track from all the releases as well as a description of the Creative Commons licensing. If all you want to see are releases that you can remix, we added a Remix category as well. We also have links to reviews that appear on Acts of Silence. Oh yeah, you should be able to read and play music on any of your mobile devices.
As we look to the second year of The Easy Pace and we will make some more changes on how releases are added to the blog. First and foremost, all releases will have Creative Commons licensing. If we can’t determine the CC license or the release is All Rights Reserved, the release will not appear on this blog.
The Easy Pace will continue its focus on Experimental/Improvisational/Phonography/Jazz/Avant-Garde music regardless of its CC license. We prefer artists and netlabels not to use the No Derivatives license as we believe all music is built upon and references other music. But this is the artist’s choice and we understand that. Though we find it a bit interesting when many musicians grew up on sampled music that so many do not allow sampling of their work.
As the first year went by, you might have noticed that beat/IDM music wasn’t listed as much. Our tastes have changed. In light of our focus on experimental music, we won’t be adding ambient/electronic/electronica as well. However, if releases in these genres are released CC remix license (no No Derivatives), they might make their way to the pages of The Easy Pace.
We are also going to drop the ccmusic and netlabel tags. Instead we will be using multiple tags to help describe the music.