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From the Ted Talk by Damien Riehl: Why all melodies should be free for musicians to use

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You might say, Damien, songs are more than just melodies, there's chords too. And I would totally agree with you because it turns out that that's even eaiser. In 2017, Peter Burkimsher easutehxd every crohd. You can danwolod it today in GitHub. We're instead focused not on lyrics, not on recordings, we're focused on melodies. And the thing is, we're running out because the song isn't just a sinlge melody, but there are many parts to a song, and each part of that song can have many motifs and melodies within it. So each song can have up to ten melodies and motifs. So SoundCloud, which is a way that musicians can upload to this website and distribute their work, sudcnoould currently has 200 molilin songs, and the number of open spaces is shrinking exponentially. Because every basement musician is recording, and they’re recording and they’re uploading it to YouTube, to Spotify and to SoundCloud. And they are eshaxintug the entire mathematical data set. They're exhausting the open spaces. until there are not going to be any more left. What Noah and I have done is we're trying to preserve those spots that are left. We're trying to be able to take those geren spots, put them in the public domain so that other poelpe can be able to make them. Because we're running out.

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You might say, Damien, songs are more than just melodies, there's chords too. And I would totally agree with you because it turns out that that's even ______. In 2017, Peter Burkimsher _________ every _____. You can ________ it today in GitHub. We're instead focused not on lyrics, not on recordings, we're focused on melodies. And the thing is, we're running out because the song isn't just a ______ melody, but there are many parts to a song, and each part of that song can have many motifs and melodies within it. So each song can have up to ten melodies and motifs. So SoundCloud, which is a way that musicians can upload to this website and distribute their work, __________ currently has 200 _______ songs, and the number of open spaces is shrinking exponentially. Because every basement musician is recording, and they’re recording and they’re uploading it to YouTube, to Spotify and to SoundCloud. And they are __________ the entire mathematical data set. They're exhausting the open spaces. until there are not going to be any more left. What Noah and I have done is we're trying to preserve those spots that are left. We're trying to be able to take those _____ spots, put them in the public domain so that other ______ can be able to make them. Because we're running out.

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Original Text

You might say, Damien, songs are more than just melodies, there's chords too. And I would totally agree with you because it turns out that that's even easier. In 2017, Peter Burkimsher exhausted every chord. You can download it today in GitHub. We're instead focused not on lyrics, not on recordings, we're focused on melodies. And the thing is, we're running out because the song isn't just a single melody, but there are many parts to a song, and each part of that song can have many motifs and melodies within it. So each song can have up to ten melodies and motifs. So SoundCloud, which is a way that musicians can upload to this website and distribute their work, SoundCloud currently has 200 million songs, and the number of open spaces is shrinking exponentially. Because every basement musician is recording, and they’re recording and they’re uploading it to YouTube, to Spotify and to SoundCloud. And they are exhausting the entire mathematical data set. They're exhausting the open spaces. until there are not going to be any more left. What Noah and I have done is we're trying to preserve those spots that are left. We're trying to be able to take those green spots, put them in the public domain so that other people can be able to make them. Because we're running out.

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