Looking for a quick ‘n easy Teen Tech Week program that can reach your local audioheads, from the pop superstar to the most jaded scenester? Perhaps you’re wondering how to get your teens thinking about copyright in light of the recent mixtape drama? Check out Splice Music, where your teens can mix, mashup, and make all-new jams without worry of running afoul of the RIAA.
Splice Music works by providing users with a web-based sequencer, with which they can record, arrange, and edit sounds. Every time somebody makes a song, all of the sounds and arrangements are available to all other users (via Creative Commons licensing). So even if your teens couldn’t sing or play an instrument to save their lives, they still have access to countless other user-created sounds to bend and shape at their will. And if that’s not enough, Splice Music taps into huge Creative Commons-licensed sound databases such as CCMixter.org and The Freesound Project to make sure that your teens can never run out of ideas.
To see it in action, check out this short demo video.