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cheyenne_h on 11/13/2017 at 02:02PM

"Under The Tree" Remix Event

Courtesy of ccMixter

The holidays are upon us! Whether you celebrate with Thanksgiving feasts, lighting the menorah, holiday parties, Christmas trees, or anything around and in between, it is the perfect time of year to express gratitude, seasonal tidings, and make some noise. It's the season of giving - so share your finest original and traditional, holiday and seasonal pells (a capella/isolated vocals), samples, and remixes. We would like to encourage you to record traditional public domain Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice songs, as these are very popular with both listeners and remixers.

We are honored to be collaborating with ccMixter, Jamendo, and Plotist in this year’s Under The Tree remix event. Together, we are giving the gift of music to the world.

DETAILS:

Dates: November 12th-January 2nd
Who: CCMixter, Jamendo, Free Music Archive, Plotist
Where: CCMixter.org & CC BY-NC-SA source materials right here on FMA!
What: Holiday Remix event produced under Creative Commons licenses. Artists upload vocals (pells) or samples (short sounds or individual instrument tracks) for the remix community to produce music that listeners can download and share. A selection of songs will be curated into a compilation.

Got an audio sample, instrumental track, or isolated vocal to share for this holiday season?
SUBMIT IT HERE!
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SpinningMerkaba on 11/03/2017 at 04:19PM

To Mix and Be Remixed

Free music shared feeds creative culture. image credits cc-0

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.

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cheyenne_h on 10/03/2017 at 09:56PM

Sonic Hauntings at FMA

In collaboration with ccMixter, the FMA is asking everyone to send us their spookiest sounds! 

For the month of October, we're collecting spooky sounds (licensed for remix) for the Ghost Notes mixter

Filmmakers, game devs, app creators, and party goers hunting for haunting soundtracks will surely find spooky soundbeds, terrifying tunes, eerie anthems, and bone-chilling ballads! ccMixter members will be remixing these sounds to create Halloween soundscapes for parties, short films, and more! 

If you have a collection of spooky sounds (or feel like recording some and sharing them), we've opened a submission page for you! We're accepting spooky sounds until October 20th! Please notify the FMA when you upload spooky + shareable sounds for others to use.

If you're an artist and want to license your spooky sounds for use with a different license, please send us a link when it's live! 

Happy Halloween!

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SpinningMerkaba on 02/24/2016 at 01:38AM

Crown Chakra In Bloom

SpinningMerkaba remixes have been enjoying a recent revival lately due to the release of new tracks being compiled in collections here at the FMA. The newest of these collections is called Crown Chakra, and should have fresh tracks added to the 3 exisiting over the next few months.  Seriously, I'm pretty amazed.  A few of the tracks have enjoyed postitions in the Starfrosch #hot100 ccmusic charts, with The Star's Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix) reaching No.1.  Right? 

Also, I've started a twitter account @spinningmerkaba which is growing rapidly too.  As an avid gardener and permaculture practictioner, I witness the ebb and flow of natural rhythms.  I guess this music is in bloom this season.  So enjoy it! 

Spin's artist page is here

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/spinningmerkaba/ 

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cheyenne_h on 09/09/2015 at 11:30AM

Back to School ReMix

"Class Dismissed" by Orin Zebest on flickr. CC BY.

via Spinningmerkaba: CcMixter wrote the textbook on Creative Commons remixing.  If there were grades, these tracks would be all straight A's with recommendations from the onsite editors.  Take notes and listen closely...you're about to be taken to school.  Oh, and don't forget to take your vitamins. Listen below, at the source, or download here

participate at ccMixter.org

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