Thursday, March 23, 2006

Remix the Remixers

I wanted to remind everybody the thing that makes mixter unique and we all (er, me) might take for granted - we should be looking to remix some of the contest entries to let the new (good) remixers know what the site is really all about. If you remember what it was like when someone on the site sampled you... it can really turn a good musician into a "lifelong" mixter ;)

6 comments:

teru said...

There was a really cool remix called Downtempo Chinese(or something like that). When I heard it I immediately wanted to sample it. But it's gone now.

Were there uncleared samples in that mix?

fourstones said...

I have to tell you: there's been so many uploads/downloads/deletes/bans/unpublish/replace the last 48 hours I have no idea whats what.

gurdonark said...

It IS fun to remix people. Good point. As soon as I do my Secretsanta one, I'm movin' on up to remixing a remberer or two.

PatChilla said...

This brings up a question that I'm sure has been covered before, but I missed it. Once a song is uploaded does the license remain intact once removed by the artist and how do I approach remixing the piece if I've downloaded before it was removed?

CDK said...

well i don't know how new _ghost is be we are currently working on a new colaboration project right now, plus i am working on a remix of the the jerry (rosier?) mix for the compitition... i really liked that mix. and i'm sure you have all noticed how much love tru_ski is getting for his acapella, trifonic has uploaded two sample packs for "the next step" i only wish they had posted the acapella... but i totally agree the more remixes of new people will also encourage more mixter addicts like us...

fourstones said...

I'm not a lawyer and don't/can't give legal rulings or advice but here's how it was explained to me:

If a song is made available to the public under a given license (CC or otherwise) for a period of time and someone downloads it during that period of time then they can use that copy of the download for anything the license said they can.

So if the author LATER makes the same song available to the public under another license (like 'All Rights Reserved') then the downloader has to prove they obtained it during the first license timeframe.

I don't know if this is right, leave alone hold up in a legal battle.