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Motown Meltdown: Volume 2 by Motown Meltdown

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Classic Motown hits from the original master tapes: chopped, screwed, mangled, pureed and soothed.
Released:May 6th, 2010

The follow up to the international sensation, Motown Meltdown, is here! Spurred on by popular demand, the brain trust at Gigante Sound proudly brings you Motown Meltdown: Volume 2 ! The deadly duo of Blanketship and Qulfus have now opened their vault of Motown karaoke and original multi-track recordings to other artists. Alongside our two tunesmiths, featured on this release are: mashup maniac Rokhausen, electro -chemist Vytear, dub maestro Lord Tang, and Gigante Sound's own T H E M A Y S and Beaks Plinth. Volume 2 brings you a wider spectrum of sounds than the first volume, it's wilder, woolier and weirder than ever before!

The Motown Meltdown series is born from a special collection of discs called the Motown Master Recordings Karaoke by Singing Machine. Each of these extraordinary discs contains "8 classic hits by the original artists". These are the ORIGINAL classic Motown recordings with separated stereo channels, left and right. The left side; the instrumental, the right; isolated vocals. And thanks to the internet and a socially irresponsible record label intern, for Volume 2 we have added some of the original Motown multi-track sessions to the sample library! There is one basic ground rule for the making of these songs; the only sources the artists are allowed to utilize are those of the karaoke collections and multi-track sessions. No outside sounds allowed. In other words, no other drum beats, basslines, keys etc. can be added into the mix.

Due to their blatant skirting of all modern copyright laws these Meltdowns are also completely unreleaseable in the commercial marketplace! So we have gone the route of "The Grey Album" and "Pet Sounds: In the Key of Dee" and unleashed them as viruses on the world, absolutely free. So, sit back and enjoy our skewed take on the greatest Motown singles of the 20th Century!


Motown Meltdown: Volume 2 by Motown Meltdown is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
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katya-oddio on 06/24/10 at 08:31PM
Should this be on the FMA when the Motown samples are all under traditional copyright?
qulfus on 06/25/10 at 02:54PM
Well that is an interesting quandry!! I dont know how this effects the Creative Commons license. The law seems real murky on copyright issues in general these days but as this record is distributed completely free, even outside the bounds of FMA, it seems murkier. I found this bit on the Nolo site:

What is fair use? Fair use is the right to copy a portion of a copyrighted work without permission because your use is for a limited purpose, such as for educational use in a classroom or to comment upon, criticize, or parody the work being sampled.

Factors in determining fair use. Generally, when reviewing fair use questions, courts look for three things:

* You did not take a substantial amount of the original work.
* You transformed the material in some way.
* You did not cause significant financial harm to the copyright owner.


It would be fun to debate if these were parodies or not!

Either way, after I received an incredibly hysterical email from ASCAP trying to rally their members to defeat the evils of Creative Commons...let the freak flag fly. However, we also would not want to screw up the valiant efforts of FMU either, so we are open to all suggestions and would not take it personally...

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katya-oddio on 06/26/10 at 01:50AM
I wonder what the future holds for copyright law. You got it: let the freak flag fly. Cheers to the copyleft!
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