The Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA) was nearly lost forever when it shut down in 2006, but it lives again thanks to EFF co-founder John Gilmore and Jason Scott of Textfiles.com. Scott restored the music collection using Gilmore's tapes and uploaded it to Archive.org, where over 680,000 tracks of music by more than 250,000 bands and artists are available for download. IUMA is a slice of musical history, pioneering the online music business and launching the careers of artists who moved on to bigger and better things. To learn more about the site's innovative history and how he brought it back, take a look at Jason Scott's blog.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012