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ArtisTech Media Signs Serbian Artist Petar Alargic
Next Gen Label Demonstrates the Collaborative Power of Non-Exclusive Deals
By: ArtisTech Media
“I’m standing tall today, overwhelmed by pride and excitement for being embraced by and becoming an official member of ArtisTech Media and Magnatune -- two labels with a modern vision for independent music,” Mr. Alargic commented. “These labels provide artists with all the freedom they crave -- freedom to collaborate, freedom to remain open to multiple labels, and yet, ensure artists retain the rights and control of their own works. These are labels with a vision."
“We’re thrilled to work with Petar in musical partnership. His songs are like paintings of sound,” remarked Emily Richards, CEO and co-founding artist of ArtisTech Media. “Petar explores technology and music as a pair, both creatively and from a music business perspective. His visionary understanding of the future of music has earned him the first artist deal we’ve signed outside of southern California.”
ArtisTech Media, the company that operates ccMixter.org, is following the footsteps of next-gen label Magnatune, in creating partnerships with artists, signing non-exclusive contracts, and releasing site content under Attribution-
Mr. Alargic found his way to ArtisTech Media via ccMixter.org, where he sought musical collaboration via pellas and other samples contributed by the community under varying Creative Commons licenses. Creative Commons licenses give musicians freedom to share and collaborate with other artists, and also facilitate musical conversations with and among their fans.
ccMixter.org, the most prominent experiment in free music culture, began in 2004 with a series of remix contests hosted by Creative Commons in conjunction with Wired Magazine featuring The Beastie Boys, David Byrne and other innovative musicians. Lawrence Lessig, founding board member of Creative Commons, says of ccMixter: “The first important thing about Creative Commons is that it’s artist based. It’s artists who choose what freedoms they’re going to give people when it comes to access to their work.”
To visit the Petar Alargic Listening Lounge on TuneTrack.net, visit http://tunetrack.net/
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ArtisTech Media is a next generation music label that pairs music with technology in the best quality ways - in order to create a richer musical experience for both creator and listener. ArtisTech Media operates the sites ccMixter.org and TuneTrack.net.
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