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Update on the Dean Gray Album: Straight from Grey Alt.FM:
Dean Gray Tuesday
Only 10 days after its release, the mash-up album American Edit, which pays tribute to the acclaimed Green Day album American Idiot through some of the best mash-up productions of 2005, was shut down reportedly after received a cease & desist order from Green Day's label, Warner records, despite the fact that it was released as an internet only release with no commercial gain for the team of mash-up artists involved. In fact, the only possible profit to be made from the release was a plea from the creators of the album (known only by the shared alias Dean Gray) for fans who enjoyed the creation to donate to one of three possible charities that Green Day have been known to support. Furthermore, the mash-up versions were such fantastic productions that they were truly a departure from the standard Green Day performances and would not compete for consumptive dollars.
We hope to mobilize the online Mash-Up community by organizing a simple one-day organized event. Participants would be asked to post the American Edit album online for 24 hours only starting on Tuesday, December 13, at 12:00AM. Doing so is not intended to be a mass organization of music piracy but, rather, one single display of the consumptive power of the mash-up and home remix community in the hopes of encouraging the labels, publishers and artists who are curious about the mash-up community to consider giving the high quality productions of "illegitimate" music a legitimate consideration as a promotional avenue for all music.
We also hope to encourage club DJs and radio DJs to air portions of the American Edit release on "Gray" Tuesday and refer to this site by reporting their planned airplay in advance.
If you can commit to hosting American Edit for approximately 24 hours on your Web site on December 13 or can commit to giving American Edit airplay on "Gray" Tuesday, please complete the form below. If you are looking for a source to download American Edit for your personal listening, please return to this site on Tuesday, December 13th -- "Dean Gray Tuesday".
How It Will Work
At 12:01AM on Dean Gray Tuesday, this page will be replaced by a list of sites that will be providing the American Edit album for download in protest to its banning, reportedly by Warner records. In order to prevent server overloads, this page will randomly display only a sub-set of the full list of sites participating in "Dean Gray Tuesday". Each visitor will be shown a different sub-set list of possible sources. By following the links, they will visit the participating site and be able to download American Edit. On 11:50PM that night, this page will cease to function as a "portal" to American Edit sources.
If you will participate in the Dean Gray Tuesday, please point your visitors to this site so we can record the number of visitors who arrive on Dean Gray Tuesday to record the impact this protest will have within 24 hours. Spread the word!
Just in from the good folks at live365.com. Looks like MashuptownRadio.com just bit the dust.
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This one went up online fast and quicker than you could say Warner records it's coming offline. Get it whilst it's hot. Novocain Rhapsody: Green Day vs. Queen - it's good, real good. Props to Dean Gray. Hope the linkus still works for ya. Get it here but you didn't get it here right?. This was part of a whole album titled "American Edit" we'll try to find you links to the rest of the Mashterpiece.