Chuck D and The Beastie Boys Featured On “The Fine Art Of Sampling” Contest
Published: Jan. 4, 2005 - New York, NY
Wired Magazine has teamed up with Creative Commons to launch “The Fine Art Of Sampling Contest” – a contest to sample tracks from Wired Magazine’s WIRED CD – Rip, Mix, Sample. Mash. Share.
In November, Wired Magazine and Creative Commons distributed 750,000 copies of the CD for music fans to share and incorporate into their own music. Artists on the WIRED CD include The Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Chuck D., and Danger Mouse, among others.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization whose aim is to increase the range of creative and intellectual works that are free to share and build upon. The organization was founded by Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig.
The “Fine Art Of Sampling Contest” is divided into two categories: entrants in the “Freestyle Mix” contest can select samples from any of the fifteen tracks on the WIRED CD, and the top 11 entries will be featured on the Creative Commons release, to be promoted at various festivals across the world. Entrants in the “Militia Mix” contest can create a remix of Chuck D’s track “No Meaning No”. The winning entrant will be featured on the upcoming Fine Arts Militia album, to be released this spring.
For more information or to enter the contest, go to: http://ccmixter.org.