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17Feb/121

Everything is a Remix Project comes to a conclusion, Watch parts 1 – 4 here

Back in September of 2010, Kirby Ferguson brought us the first of 4 parts to "Everything is a Remix", a video project that explores remixing through all media and the copyright laws that have evolved around this phenomenon. Here, you can watch all 4 parts after the jump. Its very interesting to see all of the different places people have drawn inspiration from or "stolen" from, as it is today. Copyright law needs to be revised! But in the spirit of remixing and reusing other people's materials, I give you "Everything is a Remix" Parts 1 through 4. Click through to view:

Everything is a  Remix

15Oct/100

Creativity, what is it?: “Walking On Eggshells” video

When you create music or art in general, how is it started? How is it finished? Who are your influences? Are you using other people's material? Are you making a remix if so? Is a certain lyric from another song?

These are the questions that permeate todays creative society. A couple weeks ago, we posted about "Everything is a Remix" which scratches the surface of a broader conversation. So, where does creativity come from? It comes from everywhere and artists have sampled everything across time. The video, after the jump, covers this subject well. So, click through for the video and more about the subject.

"Walking on Eggshells" screenshot

21Sep/100

Everything is a Remix – Part 1 of a 4 Part Series on the Remix

Goodie Bag, a web video producer, makes short episodes on a variety of interesting subjects, and this week they picked up a 4-part series on how everything is a remix. The video, after the jump, takes a look at the old school artists and how they came up with their "original" material. This traces an early remix starting from an early 1961 writing technique, then brings it to the early rock material. Parts 2 - 4 are not out yet, but I am sure they will prove to be very interesting and show even more light into the world of remixing.

As far as DJing goes, we almost always play other peoples music and remix things on the fly at the club. Many DJs will make their own dance remixes of songs to further enhance their set and set them apart from your standard DJ. DJ Spinbad is a great example of someone that does that. So when you are creating a "new" track, don't be shy, let your creative juices flow, and remix your ass off!

Click through for the video and a list of the songs used in the video.