Impressive lineup of artists releases tracks under creative commons . . .

“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 issue

  • 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

    [ Chuck D appears courtesy of Creamwerks. Fine Arts Militia appears courtesy of ZenStone Entertainment. ]

  • 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. ]
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