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permalink   Sun, Nov 12, 2017 @ 9:12 AM
Under the Tree Remix Event

It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.
~Charlie Brown

The holidays are upon us! Whether you celebrate with Thanksgiving feasts, lighting the menorah, holiday parties, Christmas trees, or anything around and in between, feelings of nostalgia make it the perfect time of year to express gratitude.

While some stack gifts under the tree this time of year, others find themselves under the trees on refreshing winter walks.

You are cordially invited to share original and traditional (public domain), holiday and seasonal pells, samples, and remixes. We would like to encourage you to record traditional public domain Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice songs, as these are very popular with both listeners and content creators.

Nov 12th through Dec 2nd
REMIX: Dec 3rd through Jan 2nd


To listen, download, remix, and share Under The Tree, visit these playlists:


We are happy to be joined under the tree by the Free Music Archive, Jamendo, and Plotist. These organizations support Creative Commons culture in ways that expand the horizon of this vibrant open space. Remixing them is a gift that connects us all.

***Participating Artists***
Would you like to make your music available to license for other uses? Generate income using ArtisTech Media’s licensing platform. Email us to sign up for ccPlus!

Friends and family gather ‘round. You can give donations to and help continue the creation of shareable music. Put a gift for ccMixter Under the Tree! Help ccMixter reach our 1st goal with your pledge of support on Patreon. Pick the reward tier that best matches the value you get from ccMixter and where it intersects with what you can afford to give.

Uploads for Under the Tree Remix Event will be accepted from November 12th through January 2nd.
permalink   Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 10:15 PM
This event is going to rock! So cool to work with our friends and partners too.
Kara Square
permalink   Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 1:09 PM
Yes! Can’t wait to hear what everyone creates!

Take a look at this great blog post about Under the Tree on Plotist. I hope it inspires their community of writers to join us!
permalink   Thu, Nov 23, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Winter Nights is the first release of a double album curation featuring remixes from past holiday events.

It is available at Jamendo, Bandcamp and

Thanks to all who made this curation possible! Special thanks to Zep Hurme for mastering the tracks.

It’s our first gift left Under The Tree!

permalink   Sat, Nov 25, 2017 @ 12:19 AM
Are you going to do anything to help folks find past samples/songs/uploads/pells/whatever which relate to the holidays? There is already so much content on the site, it seems like you’re disregarding that…
permalink   Kara Square Wed, Nov 29, 2017 @ 3:13 PM
Hi there! We do events to encourage everyone to upload new music. But, of course, folks can always use any of the material on the site! The way to search for the tags for past material is built into the Sample browser.

And here’s an example of a tag search you can do for vocals. Play with the tags on the right (Edit tags).

I hope this helps!
permalink   Fri, Dec 15, 2017 @ 1:05 PM

Check out our latest blog post at the Free Music Archive. All the new winter releases and new songs from this event are being posted there. Keep remixing Under the Tree!

permalink   Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 7:49 AM
We’re leaving the tree up until New Year’s Eve!

permalink   duckett Mon, Jan 1, 2018 @ 8:47 PM
Argh. Had so much going on in the non-virtual world that I missed it. Won’t miss the next one!