Unreleased Jonathan Coulton album on a limited edition USB stick -- Creative Commons fundraiser

Eric from Creative Commons sez,
Creative Commons is in the midst of its annual fundraising campaign. To help support us, Jonathan Coulton has released his greatest hits compilation "JoCo Looks Back" on limited edition CC-branded USB drives that come stocked not only with the standard mixes of the album's songs, but also the unmixed audio stems (i.e. separated vocal track, guitar track, drum track, etc.). All of the material is under a CC BY-NC-SA license and ready to share and remix. The drives are available to people who contribute $50 or more to Creative Commons before December 31.

And if you haven't already seen it, Jesse Dylan (who directed will.i.am's "Yes We Can" music video in support of the Barack Obama campaign) has released a video about Creative Commons, also in support of our fundraising efforts. Entitled "A Shared Culture," the clip is made up of interviews with people like Lawrence Lessig, Jimmy Wales, and Joi Ito, discussing the importance of Creative Commons. The video uses CC-licensed music from Nine Inch Nails, as well as many dozens of CC-licensed photographs taken by people around the world, in order to highlight how CC licenses enable new creativity to be built from older works. See the video here.

Campaign Exclusive: Custom USB Drives & Unreleased Jonathan Coulton Album (Thanks, Eric!)


  1. Can anyone find a track list?

    I’ve enjoyed the John Hodgman / Jonathan Coulton clips, and this would seem to be a nice intro to Coulton’s music… if I knew just what the heck was on the drive.

  2. @Mecredis:

    Thanks for the update. Last question – do you know what format and bitrate the tracks are?



  3. Gabe – duh, thanks again. Updated the blog post one more time.

    The song tracks are in 320kbps MP3 and source files are 256 VBR mp3. We wanted to pack as much in there as possible so we didn’t use uncompressed files.

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