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IT Manager's Journal: AudioGlobe Startup Melds Music, DRM, Open Source

May 10, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"AudioGlobe founder Jon Joye and his band sort of happened onto their desire to adjust the digital rights management (DRM) for their music in the same way members of the musical group tuned their instruments, mixing their melodies and rights management while releasing music for consumption. Now, with an eye on leveraging open source after witnessing its power, the Oregon State University masters grad and Rip City rocker is poised to take AudioGlobe's patent-pending technology to investors, and then hopefully to more and more musicians and their listeners.

"By building what the company calls 'intelligent content' into music from the very beginning of digital recording, AudioGlobe's technology is an effort to separate application and content management, putting the content in control, rather than the application, explained Joye, a drummer in the three-man 'heavy psychedelic' band Vincent Black Shadow, which is featured on AudioGlobe's site and currently needs a bass player..."

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