Sunday, January 22, 2017

Key of Love Remix Event


What are the keys to a great Valentine's Day experience?  One of them is certainly a great soundtrack of love songs to set the mood, and we're here to help you out!

ccMixter's catalog of music, free to download and share, is filled with a quality selection of love songs.  And with Valentine's Day on the horizon, we've decided to hold a remix event specifically aimed at creating new additions to the archive. Now singers, songwriters, producers and curators can unlock the gates.  Let love flow through your music with new vocal tracks, source tracks and mixes to choose from.  We're feeding the music with love.  For, as Shakespeare so poetically stated, "If music be the food of love, play on!"

And while the new songs are being created, you can dig the archives for previously released Valentine's Day music.  Search "Valentines" at Dig.ccmixter or "love" to get started.  CcMixter's Editorial Team will also be selecting tracks and promoting them on our facebook and twitter feeds as we get closer to Cupid's special day.  We're feeding the fire of love.  You bring the chocolate, and we'll bring the music!

Follow us on Twitter @ccmixtermusic
Visit Dig.ccmixter.org
Participate in the Key of Love Remix Event

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Transfusion: New Blood for the #ccmusic Scene

























Transfusion: The John Kluck Remixes is a welcomed addition to the Netaudio world of music. Released on Internet Archive, the platform is easy to use and makes listening to this collection even more enjoyable.  This electro-lounge chill release is filled with cameo appearances from ccMixter artists including Stateshirt, Snowflake, Zep Hurme to name a few.

Misery starts of the 12 song repertoire, featuring StateShirt and Remy Shand, with a downtempo fusion of lyrics, electronic loops and catchy beats.  The journey continues with songs that you can get lost in, but don't beg for attention.  Definitely check out "Could Be", "Happiness is a State of Mind" and the retro-funky track "Miracle."

This release is available under cc-by-nc-nd license.  Free to download and share in non-commercial environments.

Three Thumbs Up!!!  Thanks John, aka Gadziller at ccMixter.org

https://archive.org/details/Transfusion

Monday, January 09, 2017

Call Out for Editorial Staff Members 2017



We are looking for a few tech savvy music critics to dig into the archives of ccMixter and find remix gems to Ed Pick write reviews for our listeners.  Are you a fearless music aficionado that understands the nature of netaudio and creative commons licensing?  We hope so. The experimental nature of our community and the openness of our sharing culture has and continues to influence modern music on all levels.  We look to our editorial team to frame the experience in ways listeners can digest.  Join us!

All of our current Ed Picks are listed here:
http://ccmixter.org/editorial/picks


If you're interested please submit links and relevant writing examples to our review team:
contact us via e-mail

We’ll be releasing our new Editorial Team Staff List in the next few weeks!

Read the guidelines for Ed Picks Here.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hope for the Holidays Remix Event

Raise your Voice in Song for Hope

As the winter holidays approach, much of the world prepares for traditional celebrations. ccMixter has an annual winter tradition of its own: our holiday remix event.

Artists on ccMixter are invited to share original and traditional, holiday and seasonal pells, samples, and remixes. With so much heart-wrenching turmoil and conflict all around us, we encourage a focus on HOPE for this year’s holiday event.

The ccMixter musical community of collaboration and sharing is built upon unity, harmony, inclusivity, and generosity… together we will create music that expresses our collective sentiments with the world!

To learn more about the Hope for the Holidays Remix Event, visit this ccMixter forum post. Click to listen to PELLS, SAMPLES AND REMIXES.

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. ~Jonas Salk

Sunday, April 10, 2016

May Day Secret Mixter

Answer the Distress Call by Creating New Music -

May Day Secret Mixter
May Day! This term is not only a distress call, but May Day is also a holiday that celebrates the emergence of spring, flowers and new life.

From our founder and inspiration Lawrence Lessig, "May Day is a word used to signal distress and call for aid, and ironically also an ancient festival that celebrates the emergence of new life each spring. At a time when there is rampant corruption in governments around the world, we are answering the current call of distress by creating change and new possibilities from the grassroots at MayDay.us. We are thrilled the global community at ccMixter.org is sharing awareness through its creativity in the May Day Secret Mixter."

But what happens when old systems of corruption are rooted out? Well, new life is suddenly made possible. And THAT is what the May Day Secret Mixter is all about. 

So Mixters, let’s make some great music! Music that not only addresses the May Day distress call, BUT music (in secret!) that celebrates the emergence of new life and new possibilities.

The details? Sign-up through April 23 and your assignment will be emailed to you April 24 when remixing begins. Upload day is May 8 -- and block out the day to listen. Yes, you'll want to listen all day!

Read about the rules of the May Day Secret Mixter HERE.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Dig the Soundtrack Remix Event

Instrumental Music for Web Videos at ccMixter

dig the soundtrackccMixter music is found in over one million web videos. Yep. One million! Videomakers find free music for their web-vids on dig.ccmixter.org -- and ccMixter wants to give them even more musical options.

ccMixter's instrumenntal music library is a valuable resource for creators around the world. And it can be used freely -- just by giving the artists credit and following the Creative Commons license terms.

The Dig the Soundtrack remix event aims to grow ccMixter instrumental offerings for film and videomakers, build the roster of ccPlus artists, and educate videomakers on how to Attribute and properly use ccMixter music.

Tubed BY You was a ccMixter event in 2011 that generated music for film and video. With Dig the Soundtrack, even more ccMixter music for videos and films will be created, with more Mixters having the opportunity to be included.

Mixters are encouraged to remix DJ Vadim AND submit their own original samples, pells, and remixes, with an emphasis on instrumentals. 

For those interested in the opportunity to receive a portion of advertising revenue when your music is used in a monetized video, email ccMixter Admins to sign up for ccPlus.

Uploads for Dig the Soundtrack will be accepted through March 20.

SAMPLES
PELLS
REMIXES

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dig it: You Already Have Permission


The ccMixter admin team has been working hard behind the scenes to upgrade the pathways you need to get the music you want.  Most of you already know, "You already have permission."  Now, with that permission, comes easier access and searching capabilities for you, the listener.  At ccMixter, we're breaking down the barriers to entry, not putting them up.  It's always been that way.  No logins, no fees.  Just the best cutting edge remix music in the world.

It's frustrating trying to find that perfect song for your video, your playlist, podcast, or shout out.  It can take hours and hours of searching, and most sites want your information more than they want to provide the song you need.  That's why we've updated our search and download UI, for mixes, pells, and samples.  Now more than ever, it's easy to quickly find a creative commons (cc) licensed track that you can download immediately and get on with your next move.

As a remix artist, I know.  I've spent countless nights searching for that one sound, that one melody or bed track for podcasts and mixes I produce.  Eyes watering, and back aching until the right track is uncovered.  That's how I discovered ccMixter and I've been here ever since. ccMixter has great experimental selections, blues, jazz, and instrumental remixes that brought me back time and again for what I needed.  Then I started giving back, with my own creations.

That's what this creative commons cultural revolution is all about.  Discovering and rediscovering the power of new music.  So try out the new tools and get back with us.  We want to make it even easier for you to get the right track, to get in the mix, and to share it with the world.  

You already have permission!