With some of the greatest creative minds known to man opening admitting that whilst “good artists copy, great artists steal” and that one must remain “shameless about stealing great ideas” it is no secret all art in any form has sourced inspiration from another.  There is even speculation as to who this phrase can be attributed.

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Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 5.30.36 pmThe music industry is no exception. If you’re reading this, you have access to the internet so i’m going to assume you make up for at least one of the 33 million views on the Axis of Awesome 4 Chord Song. It provides the perfect example of just how much music is shared and ‘stolen’ within this strictly, highly copyrighted industry.



There are few stronger feelings in this world than those evoked when hearing a song from your past. Who wouldn’t love their favourite songs mashed together or updated to lift them to new levels! Remix culture even in early times excited all, with the exception of music producers with their great fear that “they wouldn’t share in the wealth” depending on the use and access. Obviously however, the remix culture remains strong and is even being incorporated into the advertising industry to be monetised.

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Songs from my childhood featured on TV shows work the strongest to evoke feelings from me! Such an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Hopefully if you’re from my generation my remix will make you feel this too! After all, isn’t that what it’s all about? Sharing music to evoke feelings and long lost memories? I think so. Let’s all get remixing! After all, we as “active content creators” do live in an age of sharing content widely and freely.




4 thoughts on “rmEix

  1. Great Blog! I think your memes really work in with what you are saying. The hyperlinks are great and add a great depth and deeper understanding to your work. I love how you have focused your rumination around your own experience, and something that a lot of your audience would be able to relate to as well. I also like how you have expanded the idea of remixes through advertising. Maybe just a little bit more customisation to your blog in general and you’ll be doing great. Keep it up 🙂


  2. Your blog title is pure genius! Your embedded links to the Axis of Awesome’s “Four Chords” is extremely clever and opened up a whole new world of remix for me. I had no idea that so many famous pop songs were created on the basis of the same 4 chords… Sounds like a rip off to me.
    The remix you made of 90’s TV Shows gave me huge nostalgia, overall a really well put together remix. Keep up the great work! 🙂


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