Public Domain Workshop: Music Modernization Act


Location: 310H Music Library, O'Neill Hall


Learn what sound recordings have entered the public domain and what that means for you as a music creator. The presentation will also include a look into a digital project that samples public domain sound recordings and supports the transformation of them into hip-hop elements.

The presentation closes with a brief workshop introduction to Audacity — a free and expansive sound editing software that can be used to manipulate and sample these public domain sound recordings.

Participants will learn:

  • Information about the Music Modernization Act, especially the Title II CLASSICS Act
  • Information about early sound recordings (how they were created and enjoyed)
  • How to use CitizenDJ
  • Introduction to Audacity

This workshop is open to all undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

Click here to register.

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