Creative License: Steinski’s Rough Mix bursts with artists discussed within Kembrew McLeod & Peter DiCola’s book Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling. It features hundreds of songs and samples mashed together by Steinski, the sonic cut-and-paste artist best known for a hugely influential series of early-1980s twelve-inch singles popularly known as “The Lessons.”
Peppered throughout the mix are sound bites from McLeod’s co-produced documentary Copyright Criminals, which was recently rereleased as a box set titled The Funky Drummer Edition. Illegal Art — which issued a double CD retrospective of Steinski’s work, What Does It All Mean? — is hosting a free download of Creative License: Steinski’s Rough Mix. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.
You can download Creative License: Steinski’s Rough Mix here.
CUTTING ACROSS MEDIA MIXTAPES
NEW! PEOPLE LIKE US MIXTAPE: COLLARGE.
Take an epic six hour survey of audio collage with People Like Us' Collarge, a mixtape commissioned for Kembrew McLeod's co-edited Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionalist Collage, and Intellectual Property Law, which serves as a companion volume to Creative License.
Download People Like Us' Collarge here.
More mixtapes by the Tape-beatles and Negativland to come...