What’s this ccMixter?
ccMixter a remix community. Celebrating mashup and free culture. It’s also a promotional tool for Creative Commons, and the software powering the site, is an open source option for connecting progressive licensing on media sites.
What’s this ArtisTech?
A new music label, that says it tries to benifit from and develop models within a Music Web 2.0 sphere. Keywords being mashup, collaboration, open formats; making tech work for a better, uhm… ehh… mashup of artists and listeners.
So what’s the deal?
To be quite honest: I have no idea. According to siteadmin on ccMixter neither does he or the woman running ArtisTech. Apparently, her not being able to define a 100% business model, was also a motivating factor in letting ArtisTech take over.
Even if it seems completely stupid not having a plan, it actually makes completely sense in the music web 2.0 climate.
Either way, businessmodel or not, you have to be increasingly flexible – otherwise you’ll just end up even worse the those dinosaurs we call labels (the big four).
Bottom line: ccMixter will continue to rock on, be free. I’m guessing this that there will be an permanent push-invite by ArtisTech, trying to pull artists over to a not-so-free and mashable platform (anyone think Magnatune?).
We are still looking for proper applaudable innovation – but nothing in the horizon so far… except for some aggregation services … and that’s so 2005.