End of year music lists are always incredibly difficult and 2010 is no different. More than ever it feels like there was a new release every day and a new artist to check out every week - keeping up with the pace can be daunting for ever the most seasoned music lover. As such this mix is by no means exhaustive - rather, it highlights some of my own personal favorites from the past year. All of these tracks are available here on the FMA along with a vast catalog of other CC-licensed music - so listen, explore, and digest what has been a great year for progressive, independent music.
-Cameron Parkins, Creative Commons Culture Program Assistant
Our innagural mix features independent artists (NIN, Jonathan Coulton, Curt Smith), featured tracks from some amazing CC labels (8bitpeoples, Rock Proper, Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck, aplinechic), and a vareity of other tracks that showcase the diverse aray of artists using CC-licenses to share their music.