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It’s entirely professional, to my ear it sounds exactly of a piece with today’s pop music.
And this might mark the change of everything. Why? Because it was:
Recorded in the closets of sorority houses and wintered piano rooms at a midwestern university with a broken macbook…
I’ve heard professional-sounding amateur recordings for years, in the Creative Commons and elsewhere. But usually, there’s some element that’s off, a little or a lot, purposely or due to lack of experience by the artist. There is nothing off here. At all. Everything it aims for, it hits, and each hit is a bullseye.
You can do that, now, in closets, with a broken laptop. Now the only thing the recording industry has as an advantage is marketing.
So you’ve got five completely legitimate contemporary pop songs under a straight Attribution license. Quote away, give the artist attribution, and you’re set.