Millions of Books Entered the Public Domain

Thanks to a project funded by the New York Public Library (and spearheaded by two of its employees), millions of books published before 1964 will soon be free to download and read. Historically, books published before 1964 were subject to a 28-year copyright term and after those years passed, the books would (likely, aside from exception) become public domain if the publisher or author did …

Radiooooo Maps Music From 1900 to Now

Currently in open beta (which anyone can use or download), Radiooooo, “The Musical Time Machine,” is a goldmine for lost or forgotten tracks from around the world. Presenting their library as a map, the site allows users to choose a country and decade and then listen along as tracks (popular and obscure) rattle off. The track’s title and attributed artist appear in the bottom left …

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Farewell, Jackie Shane Jackie Shane, an influential figure in soul music and the LGBTQ+ community, has passed away at 78 years old. Even though she helped define the R&B sound of the ’60s and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Historical Album this year, her work transcends music. Shane identified as a woman from the age of 13, before the term “transgender” was used.  More than …