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FEATURED TRACK:       Slanted Voices  by  morgantj

Slanted Voices
by morgantj from Summer 2009 Secret Mixter

"If you loved the film The Matrix, you're sure to dig this track!"
Download HERE  (right click, save as)  under CC License.  

Official Press Release

ccMixter Transitions from Creative Commons to ArtisTech Media
Leading Open Music Site Promises to Remain Ad-Free with No Cost to Users

October 29, 2009, (San Francisco/Diego, CA) – We announce that Creative Commons is transferring operations of top remix site to next-gen-music-label ArtisTech Media (ATM).  Today marks the five-year anniversary of, a site that has internationally demonstrated the power of its 20,000-strong music community and Creative Commons’ licenses through the motto “Download, Sample, Cut-up, Share.”  Pledging to uphold The Lessig Principles as specified in the RFP, start-up ATM is taking stewardship of the Top-5 Free Music Site.

ccMixter, the most prominent experiment in free music culture, began in 2004 with a series of remix contests hosted by Creative Commons, based in San Francisco, in conjunction with Wired Magazine featuring Beastie Boys, David Byrne and other innovative musicians.  Lawrence Lessig, founding board member of Creative Commons, says of ccMixter: “The first important thing about Creative Commons is that it’s artist based.  It’s artists who choose what freedoms they’re going to give people when it comes to access to their work.”

“Creative Commons is dedicated to making it easier for people anywhere in the world to legally share and build upon creativity, ” said Mike Linksvayer, Vice President of Creative Commons. “ccMixter puts CC’s principles into action – it’s built around a vibrant and prolific community of musicians who choose how to make their work available for others to download, use, and remix. We’re very excited to see all of the great things the ArtisTech crew and ccMixter community do to take the site to the next level.”

ArtisTech Media is ‘the Next Generation Label for Next Generation Artists’ and unlike most music websites, works closely with its artists and community in the creation of music itself.  ATM also offers Digital LPs, FanClubs, CD quality downloads and personalized websites.  ATM supports online collaboration, innovative distribution, and legal reuse and sharing. ATM uses and contributes to open source software and music under Creative Commons licenses.

“We’re humbled and excited about this huge opportunity for ArtisTech and ccMixter. Over the past several years, ccMixter’s sharing community and collaborative tools have expanded my own musical creations and views of open licensing,” stated Emily Richards, CEO of ATM.  “Creative Commons and all who build ccMixter have created an entirely new way of producing and sharing music. We at ArtisTech believe ccMixter and its artists are pioneering a digital media revolution.”

Creative Commons has transferred control and daily operations of to ATM, however, Creative Commons retains ownership of the name and its marks. The award-winning ccHost software that runs ccMixter will continue to be available under the GPL and will be maintained by ATM under those terms.

ArtisTech Media is based in San Diego, CA and was co-founded by Emily Richards, Alex Goodwin, Jason Brock, Kirsten Swartz-Morton, Derek Ford and Dale Richards.  ArtisTech operates the sites and now, each promoting community and creative collaboration.

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P.S. An extra warm welcome to Victor (
fourstones) and ccMixter's Admin & Editors!

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