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Peace of Winter Release Unites Top Open Music Sites Jamendo.com and ccMixter.org

Joint effort marks a new chapter for musicians that use creative commons licenses.

Dec. 7, 2009 - PRLog -- San Diego, Paris and Luxembourg

In a unique musical celebration of sharing in the name of peace, ccMixter.org music makers have joined remix artist Snowflake in the creation of a remarkable holiday album. Proudly published by ArtisTech Media as their first release since assuming operational responsibility for ccMixter.org, Peace of Winter unites an incredibly diverse community of music makers to produce a fresh new collection of tunes that capture the spirit of the holidays and the essence of online collaboration across musical and cultural backgrounds.

This album also marks the inauguration of a collaboration between ArtisTech Media and Jamendo.com. Both sites share the same vision for the promotion of free music, in a world where digital technology shatters a little more every day the boundaries and restrictions established by the traditional music industry. By combining the resources of ccMixter's online community with the B2B digital distribution partnerships and non-exclusive licensing agreements provided by ArtisTech and Jamendo, Peace of Winter is a hallmark for the future of how music content is delivered to the listener.

"The entire concept of ccMixter is based on sharing: not just digital files, but creativity, emotions and experiences," says Fourstones, founding administrator of ccMixter.org, "This online community is using the unique tools available to them for enhancing creative productivity, to send a message of peace and solidarity."

"Peace and sharing are the themes I love about our winter holidays," adds Snowflake, curator of Peace of Winter. "In sending half the proceeds from this album to the Dalai Lama Foundation, the contributing artists at ccMixter.org and we at ArtisTech Media share a message of peace through music."

“As the world's largest platform for music under Creative Commons licenses, we at Jamendo are excited to work with the ccMixter community via ArtisTech Media”, says Patrick Haour, Chief of music at Jamendo.com. “And what better way to launch such a collaboration than with a celebration of sharing and peace. We aim to help promote and remunerate ccMixter artists just like the thousands of musicians who compose the international Jamendo community.”

Listeners can get the music on Peace of Winter legally and without guilt for free. However this album is an opportunity to cast a small personal vote with one's money for those wishing to do so. Big Fish Media is handling digital distribution, while Jamendo PRO provides avenues for commercial licensing. By purchasing it on iTunes or just leaving a tip at Jamendo.com, listeners can say "I support open and fair music for peace."

Listen and download at http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Snowflake_ccMixter

About ArtisTech Media

ArtisTech Media, LLC (ATM) is the 'Next Generation Label for Next Generation Artists’ fueled by the observation that much of the interesting music of tomorrow will be defined by artistic collaboration across locations, cultures, genres, technologies and creative backgrounds. Long distance, online, time-shifted, peer-to-peer and non-exclusive. ATM is passionate about creating a streamlined and transparent business model which is fair to music makers and friendly to listeners. Comfortable in a world where free and commercial live side by side in harmony. ATM does not engage in exclusive lock-ins for artists; nor DRM infestation; nor lawsuit campaigns against listeners. ATM operates ccMixter.org, the web destination of choice for next generation music makers and TuneTrack.net for next generation listeners. http://ArtisTechMedia.com
Contact: Kirsten Swartz-Morton, Director of Resources and Entertainment ArtisTech Media press@artistechmedia.com

About Jamendo

Jamendo is the world's #1 platform for free and legal music downloads. Available in eight languages, the site offers the largest music catalog under Creative Commons licenses: 300,000 tracks and 30,000 albums by over 9,500 artists from around the world. The innovation in Jamendo's business model combines free downloads for web users and remuneration for the artists, based on revenue sharing from advertising and commercial licenses through its professional branch, Jamendo PRO. For artists, it's a great promotional platform as well as an alternative way to make money.

Launched in 2005 by Sylvain Zimmer, Laurent Kratz and Pierre Gérard, Jamendo is staffed by an international team of 20 based in Luxembourg and Paris. Jamendo combines innovations in intellectual property, technology and business model design that make for a unique proposition in the world of digital music. http://www.jamendo.com -- http://www.jamendo.pro

Contact: for all media related queries: press@jamendo.com / for general inquiries: contact@jamendo.com

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