Posts Tagged ‘ music ’

CC-SG adopter: Pitch Feather

Just spotted Pitch Feather’s first ever CC-licensed track (prior to this, they had four All Rights Reserved tracks on their SoundCloud page – soundcloud.com/pitchfeather)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas by Pitch Feather on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

They are a 3-person band from Singapore. From their SoundCloud write-up, seems CC would be just right up their alley wrt collaborations:

Pitch Feather is a musical endeavor by three good friends. With elements of indie, folk and rock, we explore and express the values of life through our songs.

We believe people have the power to take charge of their own lives and be free. With this spirit, we compose, record, produce and promote our own music all from our humble studio.

* N O T E *
We are searching for opportunities to collaborate with other music, literal and visual artists. Do drop us a message to say hi! :)

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CC-SG Adopter: Inch Chua

Thanks to Singapore musician, Inch Chua, for leaving us this comment:

Hello there! :) i’m a musician from singapore and all my works are under the CC licensing. and i’ve been actively promoting CC licensing for the [past] year or so. :)

Her music, licensed under a BY-NC-SA 3.0 license, can be downloaded from inchchua.bandcamp.com
Inch Chua

The Bedroom | Inch Chua

More about Inch:

You might know her from the popular upbeat alternative rock act Allura. Frontwoman Inch Chua steps out on her own to share a different beat. Inspired by singer-songwriters such as Fiona Apple, Roisin Murphy, Shiina Ringo and electronic acts like Bjork, The Aphex Twin, The Postal Service…

Her website is at www.inchchua.com (scroll to the bottom for links to her Twitter, Facebook, YouTube pages etc.)

Great stuff, her music!

Incidentally, Inch was the first Singapore solo artist selected to perform at the South By Southwest music festival (SXSW) – see this CNNgo.com article.

CC Adopter: MyVanillaWorld

I-Ling, aka MyVanillaWorld, has been a radio presenter, a “folk lounge singer and songwriter wannabe” and is presently a “regular salaried worker”. If you ask me, I’d add “writer” to the list.

She has adopted a CC BY NC 3.0 Singapore license for her blog, MyVanillaWorld.wordpress.com:
About My Vanilla World « my vanilla world

About My Vanilla World « my vanilla world

She can also be found at ccMixter.org. Her vocal samples are pretty popular, from what I see. I’ve remixed a few of her pells myself.

Collaborative Creative Commons music album: “2009 Twilight Under Velveteen Skies”

I’m an advocate of Creative Commons. Because CC was the foundation that allowed me to produce this:

2009 Twilight Under Velveteen Skies
Album cover adapted from “Leo Rising Over Trees, November 2002“, originally uploaded by alexpgp/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Album: “2009 Twilight Under The Velveteen Skies”.
By Ivan Chew and ccMixter friends:

Creative Commons License2009 Twilight Under Velveteen Skies by Ivan Chew & ccMixter Friends is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Singapore License.

Download the album at www.archive.org/details/2009TwilightUnderVelveteenSkies.

It’s a collaborative effort, featuring three other very talented and very cool people I befriended at ccMixter. It includes an original 4-way collaborative track, pieced together without having met one another.

Here’s the title track, Under The Velveteen Skies

Details of how the collaboration came about, here.

~ Ivan

CC-Adopter: Aiden Ng (aka aL.Chemistry)

I learned about Singaporean musician Aiden Ng’s (aka aL.Chemistry) CC-licensed music album when he posted the link at www.SOFT.com.sg.

“E N C I R C L I N G”, licensed under a Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Singapore license.
creative commons adopter: aL.Chemistry on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
Track List:
01.Helium
02.Malt
03.Birthday Pie
04.Skylark
05.Sleep
06.Paper-like Heart
07.Interlude
08.Robot #09
09.Photograph
10.December
11.Raindrops
12.Motion Recycle
13.Vapour Trail
14.Winter Solstice
[Download the album at Archive.org]

From Aiden’s MySpace page:

aL.Chemistry is Aiden Ng, a sonic artist who quested himself to the experimentation of sound. Born in Singapore, a multi-cultural city where aL.Chemistry based his sound arts upon. Being inspired by the everyday sound of the surrounding, he fuses samples of “found sounds” with toy instruments and electronic musical means. aL.Chemistry seeks a different approach in his musical composition where he ventured into unconventional methods of creating moving aural textures. Contact email: al.chemistry.0@gmail.com

Creative Commons adopter: aL.Chemistry on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

YouTube now disabling audio rather than removing entire video

Interesting… YouTube is now disabling the audio rather than removing the entire video (where the audio copyright is in dispute or there are infringements).

The notice says: “The video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by [name of music publisher]. The audio has been disabled. More about copyright.”

Here’s a screenshot of the notice (click on the image for larger size):
YouTube - disabling audio rather than removing entire video
(I took the screenshot from this video I stumbled upon.)

Apparently it was quietly introduced since Jan 2009, as I discovered from posts like this and this.

I’d suggest YouTube could go one step further: suggest or direct the YouTube user to sites like ccMixter for suitable CC licensed materials.

Or include a para or link to Creative Commons at their YouTube “More about Copyright” page :)

~ Ivan