While we are all impressed by mini TamTam, the OLPC XO music generation software, not every child is a composer at heart. But every child can find joy, fun, creativity, and education in music.
That's the idea behind the Free Music Project, a library of the best free music the web has to offer from Freeculture.org:
This will be your music -- you are the curators and creators. We want everything: all genres, all time periods, all cultures -- as long as it is available under a license for sharing and collaboration.And Free Music Project's first collaboration is with One Laptop Per Child. Selected songs uploaded to the library will be preloaded onto Children Machine XO's and will reflect the great variety of global music and musical traditions.
And you can get your favorite song in the "$100 laptop" library in four easy steps:
- Find your favorite freely-licensed music.
- Upload it on freemusic.freeculture.org.
- Outline the license this music is being shared with, specifying how others can re-mix and build upon it.
- Watch as your contribution may be shared with the world via the OLPC project!
Either way, get your songs in ASAP as Free Music will be considering songs in the order they were received until April 1st, and there's only room for 20 megabytes of audio in compressed form on the individual computers.
Music that doesnâ€™t make the first cut may go on the One Sever Per School, and all songs will be available on the Free Music Project website.