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San Francisco, USA & Los Angeles, USA – March 8, 2006

Creative Commons, along with Warner Bros. Records and Machine Shop Recordings, today announced the Fort Minor Remix Contest. Fort Minor, the hip-hop project led by Linkin Park vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda, has made the digital files from the recording session of its song “Remember the Name” available online under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license. Under this license, producers, DJs, and remixers all over the world can easily and legally create new versions of the track.

Mike Shinoda will select one remix as the contest’s winner. The creator of the winning remix will be awarded a new Technics SL-1200MK5 turntable, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records and Machine Shop Recordings. The contest will be hosted at from Wednesday, March 8, 2006 through Saturday, May 6, 2006.

To participate, entrants must download the separated audio elements of Fort Minor’s “Remember the Name” from and produce a remix that incorporates the song’s vocal track. Entrants may, but are not required to, also use other elements from the original version of the song in their remixes. Producers must upload their remixes to between March 22, 2006 and May 6, 2006. All entries must be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license. Under this license, the public may legally make copies of, distribute, and create derivative works from the remixes – as long as the original authors are appropriately credited and the uses are not for commercial purposes.

About Fort Minor
Fort Minor is a hip-hop project fronted by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda. Fort Minor’s debut album, The Rising Tied, was executive produced by Jay-Z and features Styles of Beyond, Common, John Legend, Black Thought of The Roots, and Holly Brook. For more information about Fort Minor and to hear the group’s music, visit the official Fort Minor Web site and MySpace page.

About Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records Inc. is the cornerstone of Warner Music Group’s labels, covering a vast spectrum of musical genres through its subsidiaries Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records, and its divisions Warner Nashville, Warner Jazz, and Warner Christian. Over the years, they have earned a reputation as artist-friendly labels with a visionary approach to discovering and nurturing musical talent. The Warner Bros. Records Inc. catalogue includes such legendary artists as Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Madonna, and Enya. It is also home to Faith Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, R.E.M., Flaming Lips, Jaheim, Pat Metheny and many of the most exciting recording artists in the world. For more information about Warner Bros. Records, visit the label’s Web site.

About Machine Shop Recordings
Machine Shop Recordings, a joint venture with Warner Bros. Records, specializes in discovering and supporting career artists. The company works with musicians such as Fort Minor, Holly Brook, No Warning, and Styles of Beyond. For more information about Machine Shop Recordings, visit the company’s Web site.

About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works – whether owned or in the public domain. Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms that build upon the “all rights reserved” concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach. Creative Commons is sustained by the generous support of various foundations including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Omidyar Network Fund, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons, visit the organization’s Web site.

Eric Steuer
Creative Director, Creative Commons

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Posted 08 March 2006