Update: The zip archive unpacks into these folders:
I have also written before about the wonderful music collection that once existed at MP3.com. I learned this week that much of its music has been preserved at the Internet Archive because of the "Wayback Machine," which provides archival copies of the entire World Wide Web. Here is a quotation about that from the Archive's blog:
Much of the MP3.com collection, from before they were sued into a unrecognizable form, was archived, but frankly is not easy to browse in the Wayback Machine. Hopefully we will fix that in the future.One more tidbit from the Internet Archive's blog: the Musopen music, like about 1.5 million other files on the archive, can now be downloaded through Bittorrent. There's a link on each page giving that option as well as a standard file download through the browser. The torrent seems to be faster for me than the other, so you may want to give it a try.
Update 16 Aug 2012: German pianist Kimiko Ishizaka (though the nationality and the name may not seem to match, both are accurate), who released a recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations into the public domain through the Open Goldberg Variations, has a new Kickstarter campaign for another worthy project. She's trying to raise a modest amount of money towards performances of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier in Cologne, Vienna, London, and several American cities, in which she will polish her interpretation of the work. At the conclusion of the tour, she will record it and release the recording into the public domain. If you would like to contribute, there is a little time left: The fundraising will be complete on Tuesday Aug 21, 8:00pm EDT.
I am grateful for her contributions to free culture so far, and would like to support further ones.