[Playlist] Mission questions

Robert Kaye rob at metabrainz.org
Tue Dec 1 15:59:51 UTC 2020

> On Dec 1, 2020, at 00:43, Lucas Gonze <lucas at gonze.com> wrote:
> MP3 is a great approach to interoperability, but punting access to Funkwhale means giving in to silos like Spotify and Apple Music.

Funkwhale is not hosted software -- its open source software that geeks like you and I would install on their own servers for their own and friend's use. Still, they are still silos because doing anything fun, reasonable or flexible will get you sued, which is where the real issue lies. The music industry is so inherently broken and after watching it resist change with hand and feet, finally giving in and then raking in the cash, for over 20 years, I'm quite frankly sick of being part of it.

> There needs to be some open strategy to provide for files in cooperation with musicians and rights holders. If openness means not getting paid, they'll continue to stand in the way of interoperability.


I have spent many days thinking about this and I am convinced there is no hope for artists in the current system of the music industry and that we need to build a completely new model. I collected my thoughts here:


Curious what you think...



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