• Hope for the Holidays Remix Event

    Posted Nov. 23, 2016 at 6:22 p.m. to ccMixter Listening Lounge Public | 3 Responses

    Hope for the Holidays at ccMixter

    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

  • Ride the Wave Remix Event

    Posted July 9, 2016 at 7:12 p.m. to ccMixter Listening Lounge Public | Comment

    Remix Blue Wave Theory, Submit your own Stems

    ccMixter Ride the Wave Remix Event

    This summer, Mixters have the incredible opportunity to remix the prog-rock-surf-band Blue Wave Theory. These talented musicians have contributed musical stems for four tracks to ccMixter for a first wave of remixing. Contribute your own pells and samples for others to remix too.

    Check out these awesome tracks and stems from Blue Wave Theory:

    The first wave of remixing goes from July 10 through July 31. Be sure to use the Ride the Wave upload forms. Read more about this remix event and Blue Wave Theory in our forums.

    LIsten to samples from Blue Wave Theory and other mixters submitted to Ride the Wave below:

    • Mermaids in Japan
      by spinmeister
    • Pyramid - Heart of Winter
      by pyramid
    • Pyramid - Under the Neptune Ocean
      by pyramid
    • Pyramid - Fall to the Abyss
      by pyramid
    • Pyramid - Plains of Despair
      by pyramid
    • Pyramid - Withering Moon
      by pyramid
    • Pyramid - The Milky Way
      by pyramid
    • Pyramid - Eyes of Lemuria
      by pyramid
    • Pyramid - Fresh water sea shore
      by pyramid
    • Wake Me Up
      by Alex
    • Eddie D
      by copperhead
    • Skyfly higher naughty (Rmix)
      by DJSCQV
    • Raised Walls - Preview
      by marcus_jb
    • When Love Turns Blue
      by Aussens@iter
    • Get Your Kicks on Future 86
      by Blue_Wave_Theory

  • May Day Secret Mixter

    Posted April 10, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. to ccMixter Listening Lounge Public | Comment

    Answer the Distress Call by Creating New Music

    May Day Secret MixterMay 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.

    One of ccMixter's founders (and greatest inspirations) is Lawrence Lessig. Lessig is putting his support behind MayDay.us -- sounding a May Day alarm because world governments are corrupt and not addressing the important issues facing us today.

    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 isten all day!

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

  • Dig the Soundtrack Remix Event

    Posted Feb. 28, 2016 at 9:52 a.m. to ccMixter Listening Lounge Public | 2 Responses

    Creating More 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.

    To kick off Dig the Soundtrack, DJ Vadim contributed instrumental stems and a cappellas from his latest release DubCatcher 2

    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.


  • Dig it: You Already Have Permission

    Posted Feb. 19, 2016 at 9:35 a.m. to ccMixter Listening Lounge Public | Comment

    dig ccm
    The ccMixter admin team has been working hard behind the scenes to upgrade the pathways you need to get the music you want at dig.ccMixter.org.  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!
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