The two communities composed original songs, recorded well-known public domain favorites, and remixed these tracks as part of their ‘Tis the Season Remix Event last year. All of the tracks were released with Creative Commons licenses which embrace the giving nature of the season by making the songs available for everyone to download for free. This year, The Best Time of the Year double album was curated by ccMixter and Jamendo to continue spreading the joy of their collaboration.
"Jamendo and ccMixter both have such special communities that are talented, innovative and supportive of free culture,” shared Nicole Maroutsos, Music/Community Manager of Jamendo. “Joining up for this project seemed like a perfect, natural fit! We're really happy with the final product and find the albums representative of the kinds of diverse music you can find on Jamendo."
The double album is comprised of two distinct sides. The first side of The Best Time of the Year is full of new festive songs and traditional holiday favorites. The second side, The Best Time of the Year?, explores the darker side of the season. Both albums feature a wide range of genres including pop, rock, electronica, blues, classical, and even punk.
“When the good folks at Jamendo suggested we collaborate on a holiday remix, we were thrilled with the opportunity to creatively collaborate.”
ccMixter and Jamendo are delighted to offer the gift of music to holiday merrymakers everywhere with The Best Time Of The Year double album. ArtisTech Media is pleased to present this festive collaboration as a free download on Jamendo.com.
To listen to and download The Best Time Of The Year on Jamendo, visit: http://www.jamendo.com/
Visit ccMixter’s TuneTrack page to learn about how you can support ccMixter, a nonprofit music site, providing open-source music to the commons at http://tunetrack.net/
ArtisTech Media is a next generation music label that aggressively combines music, technology and collaboration - in order to create a quality, interactive musical experience for both creator and listener. ArtisTech Media operates the sites ccMixter.org and TuneTrack.net.