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janeparkcreativecommonsorg on 12/21/2011 at 01:00PM
Many fantastic CC record labels already release and curate free music, making my job of creating an end-of-year list easy. I also browsed various CC music communities to end up with the following, somewhat eclectic, mix. If you're a west coast transplant like myself, this might be perfect for the east-to-west cross country flight home for the holidaze. It's definitely not exhaustive, so enjoy, but be sure to check out all the other great artists and tracks on FMA.
By the way, the world of free and open music is made possible by Creative Commons licenses, which are developed, supported, and stewarded by Creative Commons — an actual nonprofit organization! To ensure that the legal and technical infrastructure by which you access, share, and remix music remains robust, please consider donating to CC's Annual Campaign today.
janeparkcreativecommonsorg on 04/01/2011 at 01:00PM
I searched various CC-enabled music communities for tracks created specifically for Japan relief, especially album compilations that were created in the days following the tsunami. I also included tracks that were Japan-themed, such as field recordings, that lent to nice transitions between musical tracks. I hope you enjoy this mix and visit the album and artist pages that contain links to where you can donate to the Red Cross and other charities!
For more CC related ways to help Japan, including contributing to other music albums, see CC's blog post on Japan relief efforts that use Creative Commons.