Case Studies/Monk Turner
With Creative Commons licenses, I have the ability to distribute albums freely to anyone in the world without the need for a distributor and without worrying that someone could be using the songs outside of their intended purpose. I couldn’t do what I do without Creative Commons. — Monk Turner
Monk Turner is an L.A.-based musician that has an extensive musical background as well as a broad interest in a variety of forms of music. He has been consistently releasing concept albums online at the Internet Archive as a means to escape the constraints of traditional music composition/distribution.
Turner chooses to license his works under CC so that the music can be released broadly and freely without any legal complications. He chooses to use a BY-NC-ND license in order to control public displays of the works as well as to assure collaborators that what they write/record is the final version.