This section includes articles about music and copyright as well as my own songs and my collaborations with others. Music has been a lifelong interest of mine. I am not a naturally gifted musician, a highly skilled performer or a fantastic and prolific composer, but I do love music and am happy to just get involved with music-making.
Sample Song: Chillvolution (Background Music No. 23)
My Background Music Series
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These are other music-related projects that I have worked on.
- J-Pop & J-Rock: Introducing Artists including pages on all-female bands (Scandal, Stereopony, LAZYgunsBRISKY, New Strike Zipper and more), rock bands )ELLEGARDEN, Nothing’s Carved in Stone, the HIATUS, Boom Boom Satellites and fly sleep fly), Female singer-songwriters (YUI, miwa, Tsuji Shion, Rika Shinohara, Aya Kamiki, Cocco), and AOR j-pop Kojima Mayumi, GARNET CROW, ohashi Trio and moumoon). Each article introduces a few performers and features video of some of their representative songs.
- Copyright Issues: Information about public domain, fair use, Creative Commons, illegal downloading, YouTube policies and places to find free background music.
This is something I experimented with recently—simply recording some nature sounds. Here is the first video; it feature the relaxing sound of running water from a creek.
~by Stephen Richards (longzijun)