But How Will Mozart Have Incentive To Write New Music With All His Works Available For Free?
from the just-wondering dept
However, for all the work that went into this (apparently compiled over a period of 50 years), it's safe to bet that a lot of the people hitting the site are going there believing there's free music to download as well. Certainly, many of the press reports are a bit unclear about just what is actually at the site. It turns out that it's just the scores and the commentary -- not any actual recordings, which would probably be a lot more compelling to many people (though, if they're already having trouble handling the traffic, hosting a bunch of mp3s might not go over so well either). The people behind the offering say they hope to add actual recordings some time soon, but given how the publishers of classical music still don't seem to be fans of giving away recordings for free (even if it might stimulate a lot more interest in their music), the Foundation may need to cough up a few hundred thousand more dollars to secure more rights.