Preserving the freedom of choice for the artist does not mean that they have to bypass compensation.
Studio Noir uses samples of older jazz recordings to provide a sonic version of the deaths of 16 actresses from the 1920’s through the 1940’s.
Copyright creates a black hole that works disappear into for many years. Creative Commons attempts to repair this black hole. This is why YOU should care about Creative Commons.
Ergo Phizmiz & Firends have an accomplishment that is possibly the most insane thing I have seen. They produced and released a 14+ hour piece.