I’ll give them their due, Magnatune replied to my letter pretty much straight away (it’s just taken me a few days to post it here).
Nothing has changed with regards to the creative commons licensing. If folks want to use non- tagged versions of the song, they just have to write in and we will point them in the right direction. Please follow the thread from John regarding the announcements and feel free to add any thoughts.
I’d disagree with the statement that “nothing has changed”, since a fortnight ago I could download the CC music anytime I wanted, without having to email and ask. But we’ll see what happens when I want to license another album. I’m still wading through the ones I’ve got already – today marks the point at which I’ve played all 781 tracks in my collection – it’ll take a bit longer before I’m able to “name that artist” when it’s on random though!