John Buckman of Magnatune joins the MetaBrainz board of directors

[ I apologize for the lateness of this post — the holidays kept me busy ]

I’m pleased to announce that John Buckman of Magnatune and Bookmooch joined the MetaBrainz Board of Directors on December 13th. John is both a geek and a music lover and he embodies both of these passions with his online record label Magnatune. Given his position in the cutting edge space of online record labels and his technical background make him perfectly suited for helping out the MetaBrainz Foundation as a board member.

John replaces Joichi Ito, who has recently taken on the role of chairman of the Creative Commons. Joi is busier than ever, making it difficult for him to participate in the day-to-day operations of the MetaBrainz Foundation. Joi, just as Larry Lessig, stays on as board member emeritus in an advisory role.

Thank you for all of your help Joi and welcome aboard John!

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3 thoughts on “John Buckman of Magnatune joins the MetaBrainz board of directors

  1. dankine

    Hi.

    First I have to say “welcome john”, but I have to ask a different question about the last.fm stuff.

    Nobody wants to say something about the problem. There are thousands of such posts like http://www.lastfm.de/forum/21713/_/180159/1#f2145817 and no official opens his mouth 😦

    Is it possible to summarize the problem somewhere? Or is there anything we could do?

  2. dankine

    Hi.

    First I have to say “welcome john”, but I have to ask a different question about the last.fm stuff.

    Nobody wants to say something about the problem. There are thousands of such posts like http://www.lastfm.de/forum/21713/_/180159/1#f2145817 and no official opens his mouth 😦

    Is it possible to summarize the problem somewhere? Or is there anything we could do?

  3. David Holmes

    Welcome, John!

    I wonder if this could eventually lead to some cooperation between MusicBrainz and Magnatune. I just recently tagged some Magnatune albums and discovered that they were already tagged with text that differed from MusicBrainz (intentionally, because of MusicBrainz style guidelines).

    It would be very cool if Magnatune albums were entered in MB before released, and if tracks came pre-tagged with MBIDs. Magnatune has the most authoritative information available about their music, information more complete and accurate than that in MB presently.

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