Bon Iver’s New Spotify Album Has 16 Crowdsourced Remixes
American folk band Bon Iver asked people in August to remix the songs from its Grammy-winning album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, giving music makers the necessary web tools and audio files to work their magic.
This week, Bon Iver unleashed the 16 best recreations on a remix-only album exclusively on music-streaming service Spotify. Bon Iver had the final say on the winners, but the remixes were first put to a public vote to narrow the choices for the band.
The contest — Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project — was housed on partnering social network Indaba Music, which provided participants with remixing tools and individual audio stems of the vocals and each instrument.
Listen to the remixes, whose creators won $1,000 each, in the Spotify playlist below:
Bon Iver won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in February, and Bon Iver, Bon Iver won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.