Banner from “Sita Sings The Blues” by Nina Paley, now CC0 public domain. Thanks Nina.
Curated collections of Free Culture, Creative Commons, and Public Domain art, music, and literature.
Free Culture and Creative Commons licenses allow the reuse of art, music, and literature creating new works from old. So, for example, my song “Chess Man Blues” is licensed Creative Commons Attribution or CC-BY. This means anyone can use “Chess Man Blues” in their project whether it’s a game, a video, or a podcast as long as they provide correct attribution: “Chess Man Blues” by Larry Heyl.
There are many other Free Culture licenses, like the GPL for software, each tailored to a specific need. Not all Creative Commons licenses are Free Culture. The non-commercial and no-derivatives licenses are more restrictive than their Free Culture licenses while still providing for some reuse. Public domain works are completely free. Check the links to the right for more information on Free culture and Creative Commons licenses.
If you are interested in being a MixRemix curator and helping with this project email firstname.lastname@example.org. I am working on a Mastodon instance for curators and others to link to and discuss reusable art, music, and literature.
Please enjoy MixRemix Radio to enjoy Free Culture and Creative Commons music and commentary. Listen on the flash player above or click Radio to open the player in a new tab. If you open another player be sure to stop this player or you will get two streams at once. To play MixRemix Radio in your media player read the instructions under the radio graphic below.
Enjoy the music. Most of the music we play is available for reuse.
Some of the shows are live concerts posted at archive.org available for free streaming and download. These concerts may have cover songs not covered by a Creative Commons License. The Something Blue shows feature jazz, blues, and roots music with an emphasis on live performance recordings. The HairyLarryLand recordings are licensed with Creative Commons licenses.