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May 20, 2005

Magnatune & Creative Commons Partner For Remix Contest

Press Release: Online record label Magnatune and non-profit creative licensing organization Creative Commons announced yesterday that they will co-host a digital music remix contest that features the music of Magnatune rock artist Lisa DeBenedictis - who will voluntarily have her work sliced, diced and mixed by contestants. "Remixed music is an exciting new kind of musical art form emerging in the open environment of internet file sharing," said Magnatune founder and CEO, John Buckman. "Anyone with a creative urge can take existing music tracks and change them into something completely new and different." DeBenedictis is one of 175 artists on Magnatune's roster who enjoys 50-50 profit splitting and full rights to her music - which is highly unusual in the music industry...

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