The Wired CD is an album that was released in 2004 as a collaborative effort between Wired magazine, Creative Commons, and sixteen musicians and groups. The Wired CD was distributed inside the front cover of the November 2004 issue of Wired, which also featured a variety of interviews and bios of the performers. Unusually, the songs were released under one of two Creative Commons Licenses, permitting sampling and file-sharing of the songs.
All but three songs are released under the Sampling Plus license:
- People can take and transform pieces of [the] work for any purpose other than advertising, which is prohibited. Noncommercial copying and distribution (like file-sharing) of the entire work are also allowed. Hence, "plus".
The songs by the Beastie Boys (track 1), My Morning Jacket (track 4), and Chuck D with Fine Arts Militia (track 11) are released under the Noncommercial Sampling Plus license:
- People can take and transform pieces of [the] work for noncommercial purposes only. Noncommercial copying and distribution (like file-sharing) of the entire work are also allowed.
- Beastie Boys, "Now Get Busy"
- David Byrne, "My Fair Lady"
- Zap Mama, "Wadidyusay?"
- My Morning Jacket, "One Big Holiday"
- Spoon, "Revenge!"
- Gilberto Gil, "Oslodum"
- Dan the Automator, "Relaxation Spa Treatment"
- Thievery Corporation, "DC 3000"
- Le Tigre, "Fake French"
- Paul Westerberg, "Looking Up in Heaven"
- Chuck D with Fine Arts Militia, "No Meaning No"
- The Rapture, "Sister Saviour" (Blackstrobe Remix)
- Cornelius, "Wataridori 2"
- Danger Mouse & Jemini, "What U Sittin' On?" (starring Cee Lo and Tha Alkaholiks)
- DJ Dolores, "Oslodum 2004" (includes (cc) sample of "Oslodum" by Gilberto Gil)
- Matmos, "Action at a Distance"