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ccMixter.org is a community music site that promotes remix culture and makes samples, remixes, and a cappella tracks licensed under Creative Commons available for download and re-use in creative works. Visitors are able to listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in a variety of ways including the download and use of tracks and samples in their own remixes. Most sampling or mash-up web sites on the Internet stipulate that users forgo their rights to the new song once it is created. By contrast, the material on ccMixter.org is generally licensed to be used in any arena, not just the ccMixter site or a specific contest. The ccMixter site contains over 10,000 samples from a wide range of recording artists, including high profile artists such as Beastie Boys and David Byrne.
As a cultural phenomenon, ccMixter represents a direct response to what some say is the increasingly litigious attitude of organizations like the RIAA—one which prevents artists from appropriating elements of others' work for creative reuse in their own.
The site originated as a project of Creative Commons but in October of 2009, Creative Commons licensed the name 'ccMixter' and transferred operations to ArtisTech Media, a company run by members of the ccMixter community. The project maintains close organizational ties to independent minded, open music labels such as Magnatune and BBE. The site runs on ccHost, an award winningopen source multimedia content management system that is able to keep track of how content is being remixed.
In February 2009, Victor Stone, project lead of ccMixter, posted a "memoir"detailing the history and philosophy of the first four years of operations at the site.
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SpinningMerkaba on 12/14/2017 at 12:58PM
This year we've curated 3 albums for the winter season to showcase the remixing events we hold each year during December. Winter Lights is an 18 song collection of uplfting seasonal tracks. Winter Nights is a 13 song collection of remixes that say humbug to the holidays. And Christmas Hope is a collection of curated songs by ccMixter artist Snowflake. All three releases are available at Bandcamp, TuneTrack and Jamendo. All remixes are available under Creative Commons licenses.
We've uploaded a few tracks here and hope to inspire FMA artists to join in this year's remix event "Under The Tree." We love collaborating with the Free Music Archive and wish everyone a great season of new music to end the year and begin 2018 with some original music that will add to the collection of cc holiday tunes.
Get the full albums at Bandcamp
Visit our Under The Tree remix event!
SpinningMerkaba on 11/03/2017 at 04:19PM
2017 has seen a renewed collaborative effort between ccMixter and the Free Music Archive. In July of this past summer, we helped generate original Creative Commons remixes to raise awareness in the fight for Net Neutrality. And most recently we again collaborated on the Halloween remix event Ghost Notes, creating 54 remixes using CC source materials.
In both cases Cheyenne Hohman curated FMA materials that would work for the themed events, posting sample tracks on ccMixter for artists to use in their productions. Cheyenne also created playlists for FMA listeners to hear what was being used to create and share. These collaborations highlight an effort by both the Free Music Archive and ccMixter to keep Creative Commons music innovative and fresh. As an artist, I enjoy hearing how other artists feature my material. I'm sure you will too.
How can you as a Free Music Archive artist, get in the mix? ccMixter has several tutorial videos that quickly outline best practices for contributing to the community. We've included one here to get you started. You can also contact us by leaving a comment on this blog or e-mailing either admins here or at ccMixter.
At ccMixter, we're glad to be active once again collaborating with the Free Music Archive. Check back often to connect with upcoming events and music shares. We'll keep you updated.
Here is the FMA playlist for the Net Neutrality remix evemt
Here is the FMA playlist for the Ghost Notes remix event
Here are two examples of remixes resulting from the colaboration between the Free Music Archive and ccMixter.org. For more remixes visit the Free Music Archive on ccMixter.