Monday, March 02, 2009
Township Funk-remix stems
I came across these whilst browsing the new BleepBeta site...stems of individual elements from DJ Mujava's 'Township Funk' track that's been working up dancefloors lately. Offering parts of tracks in a kind of pick-n-re-mix bag has only been done commercially by a few artists so far Radiohead probably being the most high-profile. Never mind just downloading the track you like from an album, now you can download that _killer_ snare or drum groove!
One thing they don't mention (on the site anyway) is what the licensing is for these stems. What happens if you want to release your remix using these stems? Certainly in the case of the Radiohead stems this was not permitted, although many artists are ok with release under one of the Creative Commons licenses.
Is this an example of the digitally enabled, track vs. album culture taken to the extreme? Let's hear your comments...