Case Studies/Malaysian Artist For Unity
"This is a non-profit, non-partisan, independent project from Malaysians directly to Malaysians. - Pete Teo, Musician, Actor (Malaysia) —
Pete was juggling tomatoes. bored. so he telephoned a few friends. “how about getting together to make an anti-racism national unity song and music video?” all said yes without hesitation. not because Pete threatened them with a sharp and rusty knife. but only because they love Malaysia.
The contingent swelled to 52 people a few days later. it included filmmakers, dancers, singers, producers, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, designers, footballers, activists, celebrities, students and a florist. nobody would be paid. yet they were enthused. not because they were high on speed. only because they love Malaysia.
They gathered to record the song. it had a catchy chorus and was able to induce a mass sing-along. everyone was happy when it was done. they named it ‘here in my home’. then more people joined. the party now included more than 120 people. but the budget remained exactly zero. it seems even the spreadsheet loves Malaysia.
everyone turned up for the video shoot. much fun was had and friendships made. video editors went to work after the shoot was done. both the recording and the video would be given away for free. a gift to the nation. from those who love Malaysia to those who feel the same.
did you ask what this is all about? it’s about love.
Check out Malaysian Artistes For Unity's official website to explore about what is the love and unity we are talking about, hear and download our free songs, videos and lyrics, tune it with your iPod, Sony PSP or Blackberry.
Pete Teo had approached Member of Creative Commons Malaysia to discuss about the distribution of the license of the music and video, thus the above work are released to audience for free under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. This means: (1) you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor [but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work]; (2) you may not use the work for commercial purposes; and (3) you may not alter, transform, or build upon the work. The karaoke mixes are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which allows you to alter, transform or build upon the work but which otherwise has the same conditions as the earlier mentioned license.
The keyword to this project is Love & Unity, and we have receive an overwhelming respond from all over the world. We even approached Maxis Communication, one of Malaysia leading Telco provider to support our campaign by offering mobile user tones downloads for the duration of 4 months.
You can also check out some of the spin-off inspired from Malaysian Artists for Unity, from Digital Malaya Project, lead by Muid Latif.
Download free images and illustrator files to play with your own text, poetry, photograph or design a wallpaper and share it with everyone.
Another spin off was also made by Malaysian Photographer, Evan to showcase images of Malaysians, inspired by Malaysian Artistes For Unity.
In YouTube, a lot of users also uses 'Here in My Home' music minus one or guitar chord with license by Creative Commons to have their own version.
Check them out at:
- 'Here In My Home' by Youtube User1
- 'Here In My Home' by Youtube User2
- 'Here In My Home' by Youtube User3
- 'Here In My Home' by Youtube User4