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'Tis the Season: ccMixter & Jamendo December Tales

Snowflake
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permalink   Fri, Nov 25, 2011 @ 9:27 PM
Creative Commons music and worldwide celebrations — a brilliant combination!

Many Mixters have Jamendo accounts already, so when they approached us about a collaborative remix project for the December holiday season it seemed like a great fit. Jamendo’s been a supporter of Creative Commons music from the very beginning.

So, some of Jamendo’s artists are helping us kick off this remix project with these contributions.

‘Tis the Season pells, samples & remixes.

The project phases are:

Nov 25 - Dec 9: Focus on pells, samples & stems. Both Jamendo and ccMixter artists are encouraged to contribute seasonal songs - originals or those in public domain. Spoken word and instrumentals are also encouraged!

Dec 9 - 23: Focus on remixing! Remixes should include at least one of the ‘Tis the Season pells or samples. Feel free to upload remixes before this window too.

Dec 23 - Jan 1: Jamendo & ccMixter will share playlists of the contributed seasonal remixes with their listeners & CC community.

In 2012: Jamendo & ccMixter will curate tracks for a 2012 winter season holiday album. Only CC BY tracks will be considered for the album.

Have a wonderful celebration this season! Thanks for giving the gift of music (we believe it can change the world).

Peace.
Pitx
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permalink   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 4:25 AM
Recently I submitted a traditional carol: http://ccmixter.org/files/P...
I made this version for the tubed by you call.
Can this upload be included in the Tis the season pool?
Thank you.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 11:42 AM
done! beautiful track btw.
copperhead
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permalink   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 5:25 AM
I just uploaded To The Best Time Of The Year pell a couple of days ago. Can you attach it to this project or do I have to upload it again?
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 11:43 AM
done! great track!!!
 
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permalink   copperhead Sun, Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:58 PM
Thank you :)
stellarartwars
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permalink   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 7:09 AM
Quote: snowflakeCreative Commons music and worldwide celebrations — a brilliant combination!

Many Mixters have Jamendo accounts already, so when they approached us about a collaborative remix project for the December holiday season it seemed like a great fit. Jamendo’s been a supporter of Creative Commons music from the very beginning.

So, some of Jamendo’s artists are helping us kick off this remix project with their pells & stems.

The project phases are:

Nov 25 - Dec 9: Focus on pells, samples & stems. Both Jamendo and ccMixter artists are encouraged to contribute seasonal songs - originals or those in public domain. Spoken word and instrumentals are also encouraged!

Dec 9 - 23: Focus on remixing! Remixes should include at least one of the ‘Tis the Season pells or samples. Feel free to upload remixes before this window too.

Dec 23 - Jan 1: Jamendo & ccMixter will share playlists of the contributed seasonal remixes with their listeners & CC community.

In 2012: Jamendo & ccMixter will curate tracks for a 2012 winter season holiday album. Only CC BY tracks will be considered for the album.

Have a wonderful celebration this season! Thanks for giving the gift of music (we believe it can change the world).

Peace.


I came up with this last year. http://www.jamendo.com/en/a...

Instrumental included. There’s no copyright whatsoever on this work, so feel free to use it as you please.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 11:44 AM
would you be so kind to upload your stems here at ccM? we’d love to include them in this project!
 
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permalink   stellarartwars Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 5:01 PM
Quote: snowflakewould you be so kind to upload your stems here at ccM? we’d love to include them in this project!
http://ccmixter.org/files/s...

done so :)
 
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permalink   stellarartwars Sun, Dec 11, 2011 @ 2:37 PM
Quote: stellarartwarswould you be so kind to upload your stems here at ccM? we’d love to include them in this project!
http://ccmixter.org/files/s...

done so :)


Could you please add this to the tis the season section?
 
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permalink   stellarartwars Sun, Dec 11, 2011 @ 2:37 PM
Quote: stellarartwarswould you be so kind to upload your stems here at ccM? we’d love to include them in this project!
http://ccmixter.org/files/s...

done so :)


Could you please add this to the tis the season section?
Allison Crowe
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permalink   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 8:25 AM
Hi ~ Yes, indeed, it’s a brilliant combination!

Allison Crowe records virtually all her music live, or live-off-the-floor, on a single track - which means we’re happy we’re able to find a pell - as so few exist!

Allison’s music is released under a BY-NC-SA license. At the moment, the files posted @
http://ccmixter.org/reviews... - Allison’s pell of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” - do not have the proper license.

It shows a CC-BY license - but is lacking the NC-SA. Please fix this if you can! (I’ve written Jamendo to let them know as well - but, it’d be a shame if people get confused, so, the sooner the license is made BY-NC-SA, the less chance of that happening.)

Best o’ the season! cheers, Ad
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 11:47 AM
we changed it to CC BY NC — hopefully this is ok with you!
 
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permalink   Allison Crowe Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 12:22 PM
Quote: snowflakewe changed it to CC BY NC — hopefully this is ok with you!

Yes, that is ideal - thank you!
 
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permalink   musikpirat Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 12:35 PM
Pretty cool to see that Allison is participating in this project.
musikpirat
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permalink   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 10:46 AM
Maybe someone wants to sing german charols - we just published a new edition of our songbook with public domain charols. :)
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 11:47 AM
so cool! now if only i spoke decent German…..
 
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permalink   musikpirat Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 12:34 PM
And if only I could sing… :)
 
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permalink   Down With Ben Fri, Dec 2, 2011 @ 7:51 PM
I love German Christmas carols! Here’s my attempt at Stille Nacht: http://ccmixter.org/files/c...
texasradiofish
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permalink   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 1:45 PM
Emily,

We uploaded our version of Copperhead’s “the best time of the year”. http://ccmixter.org/files/t...
Feel free to tag as a holiday remix, if you wish.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Nov 27, 2011 @ 1:23 PM
done :)
Clarence Simpson
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permalink   Sat, Nov 26, 2011 @ 6:05 PM
I’m guessing the intent here is for new music… but just in case old stuff is OK I do have two seasonal tracks already here:


http://ccmixter.org/files/c...

http://ccmixter.org/files/c...
Clarence Simpson
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permalink   Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 6:16 AM
Well, I had thought about doing a take on Little Drummer Boy (think Little Drum n Bass Boy), but alas, it’s not public domain like I had thought.

I found this interesting (and relevant) article that I thought was worth sharing for this project:

10 Christmas Songs You Thought Were Public Domain, But Aren’t
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Wed, Nov 30, 2011 @ 6:24 AM
A very valuable posting. Copyright lasts so long now that anything not composed by Grazog the Caveman is suspect. ;-)
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 8:56 AM
You do keep us busy :)

For this one I’ll be only focussing on the post production as I have not really any holiday spirit music
 
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permalink   Abstract Audio Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 3:55 PM
Ok ok I couldn’t help myself so I uploaded a new breakbeat package with a BY attribution
Anchor
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permalink   Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 5:27 AM
Is it ok to submit seasonal pieces (pells or samples) we have already uploaded on ccmixter?
 
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permalink   Snowflake Wed, Nov 30, 2011 @ 10:23 AM
hey anchor — yes we can tag older tracks. but new ones are encouraged too!
Platinum Butterfly
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permalink   Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 11:14 AM
anyone who can use some sleighbells can find them here 130 bpm or the dr rex file (zipped)
http://ccmixter.org/files/F...
greetz
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Dec 11, 2011 @ 1:58 PM
added! thanks :)
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 11:46 AM
This by & by upload might fit the bill
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Dec 11, 2011 @ 1:59 PM
added :)
chefgeorges
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permalink   Wed, Nov 30, 2011 @ 1:30 AM
I always had the utmost respect for ccMixter and his ethics. That is one of the few website really focused on the free music.

But I am surprised by your collaboration with the company Jamendo. First of all, Jamendo is a company that defend his business. Complaints of its artists are ever more numerous (public site in agony, unfair pay system, no promotion of free music or artists, aggressive marketing techniques …)

If it’s a good new for artists Jamendo who did not know ccMixter, I doubt that the image of ccMixter is up.

While if I don’t understand this merger Jamendo / ccMixter, however, I appreciate you ;)
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Wed, Nov 30, 2011 @ 10:06 AM
ccMixter is not merging with Jamendo. We are welcoming artists from both sites to make music together, and we support that effort. Tis The Season is artist centric, and is creative commons licensed, as always. I think this is good news for artists. Let’s give the world some great new seasonal music together!
spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Wed, Nov 30, 2011 @ 9:53 AM
I’ve posted a forum message about this event at Jamendo so artists that use both sites can make comments either place.

Jamendo Forum Post
danosongs
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permalink   Thu, Dec 1, 2011 @ 10:33 AM
This is a killer collection, thanks so much!

Dano http://www.danosongs.com/
rocavaco
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permalink   Thu, Dec 1, 2011 @ 2:25 PM
Just uploaded a NI Kontakt instrument with samples of SackJo22’s voice: SackJo9000. It allows mixters to play her voice by keyboard. To apply proper attribution I uploaded it as a remix. Although for remixing it should be found by others as a sample. Can someone please do the right tag settings to move it to the Tis The Season sample list?
 
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permalink   rocavaco Fri, Dec 2, 2011 @ 12:57 AM
Uploaded now the instrument with samples as sample with CC BY and an extra preview as remix CC BY NC.
spinmeister
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permalink   Mon, Dec 5, 2011 @ 1:13 PM
Quote: snowflakeIn 2012: Jamendo & ccMixter will curate tracks for a 2012 winter season holiday album. Only CC BY tracks will be considered for the album.Had a quick peek at the uploaded samples and pells, and it looked like the Jamendo uploads are all CC-BY-NC. So that would seem to imply, that any remix using the Jamendo materials would actually be precluded from the Album co-curated by Jamendo? Does that seem a bit odd, or maybe I’m just missing something? :-)
 
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permalink   Snowflake Mon, Dec 5, 2011 @ 5:00 PM
yea, they were first under CC BY and then they changed them all to CC BY NC — i tried to explain this will preclude them from being on their album. trying to educate people about licenses requires a lot of patience (sometimes more than i have).
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Tue, Dec 6, 2011 @ 6:20 AM
You’ve always had the patience of a saint.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Tue, Dec 6, 2011 @ 10:36 AM
you are far too kind! i’m trying to convince these artists CC BY is not a bad thing — it is a good thing! but hey, people are embedded in the old model more than i remember. ccM is the most evolution place for music, and i’m just happy this is my music home.

thanks for your support everyone!
Mike Feast
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permalink   Mon, Dec 5, 2011 @ 2:02 PM
Hey buddy i can participate with my remix track dreamer?…. the lyrics by loveshadow has some words to christmas…. check it the link, thanks:

http://ccmixter.org/files/d...
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Dec 11, 2011 @ 1:59 PM
added! :)
phasenwandler
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permalink   Sat, Dec 10, 2011 @ 1:04 AM
Well, I guess the call for stems and samples focuses on ‘new’ recordings. Though I want to point to an amazing collection of Christmas songs, short stories and poems I found at libirivox.org

At LibriVox, volunteers record chapters of books, short poems, carols e.a. in the public domain into digital audio, and then make the audio files available without any license restrictions.

Some great singers over there:

http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2010/
http://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2008/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2010-by-various/
http://librivox.org/christmas_poetry_and_hymn_collection/

Unfortunately the samples are limited to 128kbps.
Though, maybe some usefull material for ‘Tis the Season?
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Dec 10, 2011 @ 10:14 AM
thanks for sharing this with us. will check it out!
 
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permalink   phasenwandler Sat, Dec 10, 2011 @ 11:49 AM
Forgot one hint:

For a more comfortable listen you can open each of the above collections at archive.org - it has a player integrated, so you can easily switch through the samples.

On the top of each collection page there’s a link labeled ‘Internet Archive page’ that leads there.
 
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permalink   texasradiofish Tue, Dec 20, 2011 @ 5:39 AM
Cool site, P. Used one of the public domain Christmas carols in a remix.

http://ccmixter.org/files/t...
Donkey Horse Mule
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permalink   Sat, Dec 10, 2011 @ 1:57 PM
I submitted a sample on 11/26 for this but it seems to no longer be listed in the samples section. It still has the tag on it for tis_the_season. Sample is here if people are interested and it is CC BY. I think other samples submitted pre 11/30 may also have dropped off?

http://ccmixter.org/files/d...
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Dec 10, 2011 @ 3:26 PM
it’s probably just do to the playlist setting — I’ll ask one of our technical admins to fix it
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Dec 11, 2011 @ 2:00 PM
i think i’ve fixed it? let me know! peace.
Anchor
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permalink   Sun, Dec 18, 2011 @ 4:30 AM
I’d like to add this former pell to project if its not too late:
http://ccmixter.org/files/a...
 
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permalink   Snowflake Tue, Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:06 PM
done :)
Snowflake
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permalink   Wed, Dec 28, 2011 @ 8:18 PM
Let’s utilize some of these wonderful samples & pells in remixes focused on the New Year — we’re moving into 2012! We’re gonna party like it’s 2011…

What do you think?

I’m working on a track right now on this subject that I plan to upload tomorrow after a few more tweaks. Hoping ya’ll might have some time to remix too so we can ring in the New Year with music from each other (the only music I listen to these days….)

Peace.