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My Quest for Free Licensed Japanese Pop Music

Sep 09, 2010, 10:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"This is my story about searching for Japanese pop music under a free culture license. It's a little tricky, because the best sites for this are of course, in Japan, and not well advertised on the English web. I discovered how to use Python's XMLRPC library to run searches using the web API for a Japanese music sharing site called "Wacca". The results were very interesting — I found some of what I was looking for, though not all.

"It all started when I was looking for character theme music on Jamendo for Lunatics. One of the characters is Japanese, and while she probably doesn't listen to J-Pop or Enka much herself (she's more of a classical piano type), we felt there might be some times when the cultural reference would be appropriate."

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