Music is an art. Songs are part of our culture. After their shelf life in the music business, these recordings become part of the a vast body of works called the public domain. A public domain work is a creative work that is no longer protected by copyright and which may be freely used by everyone. As a music lover, I created a free download web-site to celebrate this music with fellow music enthusiasts, www.PublicDomain4U.com. Seeing there are millions of songs in the public domain, with the help of a few friends, we posted songs we thought we were significant.
Listening to and finding this music has been fun, rewarding, and illuminating. With the All-Star game about to happen Ed Meecker’s version of the American classic on Edison Records “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” is currently one of the most listened to and downloaded.
Check out the song below, and listen to others at www.PublicDomain4U.com.
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Matthew King Kaufman, an admitted music lover, founded Beserkley Records, Home of the Hits in 1973. This independent label had world-wide hits with Jonathan Richman and Greg Kihn. Currently he makes recordings with The Fashion Slaves and The Uptones in Berkeley, California, and has several sites on the Internet devoted to music that might otherwise slip through the cracks.