The WIRED CD: Rip. Sample. Mash. Share.
These musicians are saying that true creativity needs to be open, fluid, and alive. 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.
— WIRED magazine, November 2004 issue (CD was included with magazine.)
Who came up with the Sampling copyright licenses that made the WIRED CD possible?
Collage art pioneers Negativland first brought the idea to Creative Commons. With their guidance, and the pro bono legal advice of Cooley Godward and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, we wrote up the licenses that give you the freedom to interact with these tracks.
Visit CC Mixter, our new mashup community site, where you can upload the new tunes you build from these tracks.
- Beastie Boys / Now Get Busy
Beastie Boys appear courtesy of Beastie Boys and Capitol Records.
- David Byrne / My Fair Lady
David Byrne appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records.
- Zap Mama / Wadidyusay?
Zap Mama appears courtesy of Luaka Bop Records.
- My Morning Jacket / One Big Holiday
My Morning Jacket appears courtesy of RCA/ATO Records.
- Spoon / Revenge!
Spoon appears courtesy of Merge Records.
- Gilberto Gil / Oslodum
Gilberto Gil appears courtesy of Warner Music.
- Dan the Automator / Relaxation Spa Treatment
Dan the Automator appears courtesy of Bulk Recordings.
- Thievery Corporation / DC 3000
Thievery Corporation appears courtesy of ESL Music.
- Le Tigre / Fake French
Le Tigre appears courtesy of Le Tigre Records.
- Paul Westerberg / Looking Up in Heaven
Paul Westerberg appears courtesy of Vagrant Records.
- Chuck D with Fine Arts Militia / No Meaning No
- The Rapture / Sister Saviour (Blackstrobe Remix)
The Rapture appears courtesy of DFA Records/Strummer Recordings/Universal Music.
- Cornelius / Wataridori 2
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 / Oslodum 2004 (includes (cc) sample of “Oslodum” by Gilberto Gil)
DJ Dolores appears courtesy of Azouge Discos.
- Matmos / Action at a Distance
Matmos appears courtesy of Vague Terrain.