Open-source music is a hot topic right now, and it is in the best interest of public media stations to help promote it. This post is meant to serve as an overview of open-source music, and in the coming weeks -- leading up to a special broadcast at Wisconsin Public Radio on June 24 -- I will explore this topic in more depth.
On Wednesday this week (May 30), I will be taking part in a "first of a kind webinar" about the state of audio and video on the web. I consider myself very lucky to be speaking beside some esteemed leaders from the public media technology community.
The trend in public radio is to move away from the term “public radio” and, in many cases, embrace the term “public media.” For instance: the Public Radio Development and Marketing Conference recently became the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference; Louisville's Public Radio Partnership became Louisville Public Media; American Public Media calls itself "the second largest producer and distributor of public radio programming"; and, of course, National Public Radio changed its name to NPR.