p2pnet.net News:- Sixteen important musicians say Big Music is wrong. And that the Big Four record label cartel’s We own everything and if you want to listen to it, or do anything else with it, it’ll cost you dearly version of copyright is wrong.
And to prove it, the 16 agreed to take part in a terrific Rip Sample Mash Share WIRED CD in the November issue.
"These musicians are saying that true creativity needs to be open, fluid, and alive," says Creative Commons.
"When it comes to copyright, they are pro-choice. Here are 16 songs that encourage people to play with their tunes, not just play them."
And Yep! – Danger Mouse is there ; )
Here’s a quote from the Wired article:
"By nature, musicians are thieves. Nicking a bit of this song and a lick from that one, shaping their style on the riffs of those who came before, musicians are experts in the art of acquisition. Woody Guthrie knew this; he pinched melodies from Leadbelly – and let anybody pinch him in return. The Sex Pistols knew this; they shamelessly lifted from the New York Dolls and ABBA (yes, ABBA) and set off a teenage riot. And James Brown knows this; he accrued a large debt to Little Richard – only to become the most sampled man in showbiz, with thousands of his grunts and bridges and beats pilfered by lesser men.
"But what some call theft, others call sharing. Thanks to sharing, there are genre-bending artists like Beck and Prince, the mash-up legacy of Jay Z’s Black Album, and the sublime delight of Walter Murphy’s ‘A Fifth of Beethoven’."
Like everything in p2pnet, the tracks are available through Creative Commons licensing.
- Beastie Boys /
Beastie Boys appear courtesy of Beastie Boys and Capitol Records.
- David Byrne /
David Byrne appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records.
- Zap Mama /
Zap Mama appears courtesy of Luaka Bop Records.
- My Morning Jacket /
My Morning Jacket appears courtesy of RCA/ATO Records.
- Spoon /
Spoon appears courtesy of Merge Records.
- Gilberto Gil /
Gilberto Gil appears courtesy of Warner Music.
- Dan the Automator /
Dan the Automator appears courtesy of Bulk Recordings.
- Thievery Corporation /
Thievery Corporation appears courtesy of ESL Music.
- Le Tigre /
Le Tigre appears courtesy of Le Tigre Records.
- Paul Westerberg /
Paul Westerberg appears courtesy of Vagrant Records.
- Chuck D with Fine Arts Militia /
- The Rapture /
The Rapture appears courtesy of DFA Records/Strummer Recordings/Universal Music.
- Cornelius /
Cornelius appears courtesy of 3D Corporation Ltd.
- Danger Mouse & Jemini / What U Sittin’ On? (starring Cee Lo and Tha Alkaholiks)
Danger Mouse & Jemini appear courtesy of Lex Records. Cee Lo appears courtesy of Arista Records. Tha Alkaholics appear courtesy of Waxploitation Records.
- DJ Dolores /
DJ Dolores appears courtesy of Azouge Discos.
- Matmos /
Matmos appears courtesy of Vague Terrain.
Way to go!
Here, too, are the CC Sampling license possibilities:
People can take and transform pieces of your work for any purpose other than advertising, which is prohibited. Copying and distribution of the entire work is also prohibited.
People can take and transform pieces of your work for any purpose other than advertising, which is prohibited. Noncommercial copying and distribution (like file-sharing) of the entire work are also allowed. Hence, "plus".
Noncommercial Sampling Plus
People can take and transform pieces of your work for noncommercial purposes only. Noncommercial copying and distribution (like file-sharing) of the entire work are also allowed.
Publish your music with a Sampling license
The Sampling licenses come in three different options. Choose one here.