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Here's a bunch of music that's in the public domain.

It should be super easy for someone to create an RSS feed that contains several of these songs to put together a mixtape of sorts, or to group a whole album into an RSS feed.

Add
<podcast:medium>music</podcast:medium>
to the feed, host it somewhere and add it to the Index, and voilà, there's another album in the index for a future RSS music player to access.

@StevenB There are so many great artists who should be doing v4v, it seems like reheating old public domain stuff is a waste of effort.

I'm trying to court a few people now, but part of the pitch that goes "listen in a podcast app" sounds derpy.

@ablekirby
I don't think this is an either/or problem. I agree we should be having current artist releasing their albums as v4v.

I like the old jazz music, and if someone took the time to curate a playlist I liked, I would have no problem sending them some value for their time and curation expertise.

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@ablekirby
Again, we have a chicken and egg problem. Most devs won't build a music player because there's very few albums they can play. Most bands won't release a v4v album because there's no players for them. I see this as a way to get some easy wins. The music is already there and free to use. All it takes is twenty people creating one playlist each and hosting it, and we all of a sudden have 20 albums for a music player to start experimenting with.

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@ablekirby
I bet there's some people who would *love* to curate a play list, and that's a way for them to contribute to the success of this whole project.

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